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Joondalup Holistic Counsellor and Mindful Eating Coach

Reni Taylor

Photo of Reni TaylorI graduated at the Port Elizabeth Technikon in South Africa in 1994 as a Medical Scientist and immigrated to Perth in September 2000.

While working as a Medical Scientist, my passion and interest in helping people with depression and weight and health issues led me to follow my heart and life purpose to study Holistic Counselling through the Health and Harmony Colleges in Queensland and I trained through the Institute for the Psychology of Eating (IPE), the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology where I received my Certification as an Eating Psychology Coach (Mindful Eating Coach).

I became a Holistic Counsellor and Mindful Eating Coach because people have always naturally been drawn to me with their problems and since I have a lot of personal experience in the area of mental health issues and nutritional mind body challenges, I feel I will be a great counsellor to guide you back to mind and body health. I enjoy the benefits of seeing people and the community happy, by providing them a healthy sense of wellness. I feel passionate about helping people to feel better about themselves and it brings me great joy to see that I can help them put a smile on their face again.

I have a daughter and two dogs whom I love dearly.

I love making cards, reading, continuously learning new skills and improving my knowledge, gardening, listening to music and watching movies.

I’m so happy to be part of this practice and can’t wait to help you find your internal and eternal happiness and health.

What is Holistic Counselling?

Holistic Counselling involves heartfelt one-on-one therapy but it also looks at connecting other alternate mental health therapies like diet, nutrition and changes in lifestyle to achieve optimal psychological functioning.

It emphasises the connection between Mind, Body and Spirit and utilises methods outside the realm of conventional psychotherapy. Instead of medicating the brain with toxic drugs, it attempts to find the underlying cause of the psychological symptom that is exhibited.

Treatment approaches include: Spirituality, Crystal Therapy, Flower Essence Therapy, Essential Oils, Meditation and Dietary changes to name a few.

A holistic approach encourages the individual to engage in self-care and educate themselves about their overall health.

What is Mindful Eating Coaching?

Mindful Eating Coaching is an exciting and unique approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges and various nutrition related health concerns. As a Mindful Eating Coach, my approach is positive and empowering. I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you:- but as a place where we can more fully explore some of our personal dimensions in life that impact food, weight and health. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationships, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. As a Mindful Eating Coach, I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable and that yield results.

Why is my approach different?

I believe that as a society we have been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we are willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts and the media promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology. By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts, I focus on what is right for your body and your personal style. Instead of seeing challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement.

What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?

This is a positive, empowering and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating and ever changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight and health, not as an indication the we are broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Psychology though, is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. It recognises that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationships, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfilment and so much more. Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach.

What is Mind- Body Nutrition?

This is an exciting and timely new field that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. It goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body and behaviour. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more, profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. It offers practical and results-orientated strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.

What Will I Offer You?

Together with my qualifications including my background in Medical Science I will focus on improving your mental, physical and spiritual health in a caring, nurturing and non-judgemental environment.

  • Give you tools, specifically suited to you, to help yourself
  • Help you find that “happy place” again
  • Help you believe in yourself again and to love yourself and love your life
  • You will be in a comfortable, warm, safe and accepting environment with me
  • You will feel enlightened and empowered
  • Help you to live your life fully again
  • Help you manage your day-to-day stress
  • Help you with fatigue, digestive issues, body image, chronic dieting, over eating, binge eating, emotional eating, mood and immunity

In Closing

My practice is based upon a strong foundation of ethical commitments, each of which is the result of clearly defined values, principles and boundaries. Chief among them are complying with the laws that govern my profession, honouring and protecting the confidentiality of my clients, and referring clients to other practitioners to augment or replace my services if necessary, if it is in their best interest.

Please feel free to contact me on: 0431 408 229 or (08) 9301 2300 or at
directory.psychologyofeating.com/directory/reni-taylor


Holistic Counseling and Mindful Eating Coach | Joondalup | (08) 9301 2300