Hello! I’m Josie,

The Mindful Cook

I run a membership programme, online courses and events – all designed to help women to improve their relationship with food.

According to statistics, around two-thirds of people on diets regain more weight than they lost within five years* and yet, the average woman in the UK will try 130-189 diets at a cost of £25-£30,000 in a lifetime. This needs to change. And that’s where I come in…

As a food and eating psychology coach, I offer safe and supportive advice to women who are ready to change the way they relate to food and their bodies. This is my passion. The online courses I’ve developed are about making all my knowledge about eating psychology, nutrition, and cooking accessible to more women. Pre-pandemic I also ran award-winning retreats and I love to cook too.

My story:

In 2016 I parted company with a career in TV and marketing to pursue my purpose. I started out working at a retreat for women where days were spent creating recipes and preparing nutritious and delicious food for guests, and evenings were spent chatting to them about their health, well-being, weight, and relationship with food.

So many conversations echoed my own experiences of years spent spinning around the revolving doors of weight-loss clubs, and it was then I realised that I needed to re-train. I wanted to create something that would help other women like myself to develop a better relationship with food, escape diet culture, feel truly well within themselves and to thrive.

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 run food and well-being retreats, and transformational online courses and coaching programmes.

What I Offer:

Online courses, a membership programme, coaching and workshops.

If you have an idea for a workshop and want to collaborate, get in touch, I am always open to ideas.


I have a diploma in Eating Psychology, accredited by the CMA, am a Silver member of the International Alliance of Holistic Practitioners, I have first hand experience of exactly what it takes to escape diet culture and feel good about yourself and am studying Applied Nutrition with the Sano School of Culinary Medicine.

I look forward to working with you!

*Pathways from dieting to weight regain, to obesity and to the metabolic syndrome: an overview. A G Dulloo 1, J-P Montani