About Me


Hello! I’m Josie, The Mindful Cook. Welcome!

I’m a food & health coach, award winning retreat organiser and host, and recipe developer.

A while back I parted company with a career in TV and marketing to pursue my passion for food and well-being. I worked at a retreat for women where days were spent planning menus, creating recipes, and preparing health-giving dinners, and evenings spent chatting to women about their health, well-being, weight, and relationship with food. Many conversations echoed my own experiences of spinning around the revolving doors of weight loss clubs and I realised that I needed to put my love of healthy food together with my first hand knowledge of struggling with poor body image, to create something that would help other women to feel happier in themselves and to develop a better relationship with food.

According to statistics the average woman in the UK will try 130-189 diets at a cost of £25-£30,000 in a lifetime. 

In 2017 I gained my diploma in Eating Psychology and began my study of Applied Nutrition with Sano School of Culinary Medicine. I launched The Mindful Cook in October 2017 and I now run food and well-being retreats, offer food and health coaching and have a successful online course, The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Programme, with more courses under development.

What I Offer:

Online courses, residential retreats, workshops and coaching.

Skills for improved eating habits:

Dealing with emotional eating, mindful eating for improved digestion and health, mindset skills to improve how you think about food and inform better food choices.


Nutrition for weight management – managing blood sugar levels and stabilising weight in a healthful way.

Recipes and Meal planning:

Practical help with eating well. Recipes, guidance on how to plan and prepare nutritionally balanced meals, simple and fun cooking and food skills.

Lifestyle advice:

Managing stress, improving sleep, creating a system for self-care (eating/movement and mind health), techniques and skills to improve your well-being.

To read some kind words clients have written about me, take a look at the testimonials page.

I aim to empower you with mindset techniques to improve your emotional well-being and feel better about yourself. Show you how eating well for health can be simple and enjoyable, and provide you with some inspiration and tips on creating a healthy ligfestyle…..trust me, it’s life-changing stuff!

I have a diploma in Eating Psychology, accredited by the CMA, am a Silver member of the International Alliance of Holistic Practitioners and am studying Applied Nutrition with the Sano School of Culinary Medicine.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you! The Mindful Cook