Ursula Philpot

Ursula Philpot Registered Dietitian & Member of the Clinical Reference Group (CRG)

  • Health & Social Care Professionals Council registered BSc (hons) Biology
  • MSc Nutrition and Dietetics
  • NICE Guidelines Development Group member.

About Ursula PhilpotUrsula Philpot

Registered Dietitian & Member of the Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for Eating Education Officer for British Dietetic Association’s Mental Health Group www.bda.uk.com disorders, and quality standard eating disorders (QED)

Individual treatments offered

All treatments are individualised and take a holistic approach to support individuals to understand how their condition has developed and how they can optimize self-management. All treatments are integrated with psychological support taken from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive analytical therapy (CAT) to give individuals skills and strategies optimise behaviour change.


Individual treatments offered

Specialist areas
  • Eating disorders
  • Disordered eating
  • Nutritional assessment and behaviour change plans
  • Mental health and Autism
  • Eating Disorders and mental health - from mild to severe
  • Practical work - eating out and preparing meals.
  • Weight management
  • Medical nutrition interventions including: IBS, PCOS, Diabetes
  • Improving relationships with food
Ursula also offers Skype/ e-mail and phone sessions.


Ursula is freelance consultant Dietitian providing specialist nutritional consultancy individuals, and the media. Ursula believes that good nutrition is essential for good health; her philosophy is to provide nutritional advice that is based on sound science that is practical and realistic for today’s lifestyle. She has a specialist interest in eating disorders, disordered eating, family health, mental health and all types of weight management. Ursula is a qualified teacher for higher education, and holds the post of senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. She has published book chapters and academic papers in the area of evidenced based practice in nutrition, behaviour change and eating disorders, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Ursula is also the on screen Dietitian for Channel 4 television’s Supersize vs Superskinny and media expert for BBC Breakfast , Sky News, Five Live, Radio 4 and numerous Channel 4 productions.



Clinical supervision is available to Dietitians new to practice

Teaching and Training
Ursula is a qualified teacher for higher education, and holds the post of senior lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University. She is an experienced conference speaker, and has delivered a range of teaching and training packages for NHS and private health care trusts (evaluations on request). She has contributed to a range of national guidance documents and book chapters and can offer customized teaching and training within the field of nutrition and mental health, and offer clinical supervision to Dietitians new to practice.

Examples of recent teaching and training packages:
  • Behaviour change skills training for Dietitian's
  • Communication skills training for Dietitian's
  • Nutritional Management of Eating Disorders
  • Application of Psychological Techniques to Dietetics

Ursula is an experienced in working with the media and production companies and can communicate complex scientific and nutritional information into easy to understand messages. Nutritional Consultancy can be provided both on and off camera to ensure the goals of the programme makers are achieved.

Nutrition Training

Ursula is a qualified teacher and experienced presenter and can provide bespoke training and education packages on a variety of topics including:
  • Healthy Eating
  • Whole Family Nutrition
  • Dispelling Myths about Diet and Weight
  • Food & Mood
  • Autism and diet
  • Featured Articles
Ursula has a range of published work in consumer and academic press, and can communicate complex scientific information in concise and accurate way.

Referrals are accepted from GPs, Consultants and clients can also contact Ursula directly for self-referrals.
Skype Phone/e-mail sessions are available

How many sessions will I need?
Most clients will require a minimum of 4 to 6 sessions-to implement and evaluate dietary change and work on getting the best behaviour change strategies for themselves; these sessions can be a mix of face to face full or half sessions and e-mail/ phone/ skype depending on the client’s needs and what is practical.

Please feel free to call direct 0800 690 68 38 with any questions if you would prefer.


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