ARFID treatment

A tried and tested treatment for ARFID.

Change your perception of food

I’m an experienced hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and ARFID specialist. I offer an effective therapeutic approach to resolve ARFID that’s suitable for children, adolescents and adults.

The approach is gentle; there’s no pressuring you to eat new foods before you’re ready. Instead, it involves changing the script in your mind so you no longer perceive these foods in a negative way. The approach works very quickly. Usually, clients find with ARFID treatment in just one session they overcome their fear.

To Anthony Tait, thank you so,so much for helping me with my ARFID/SED. After just 2 hours (I can’t believe I’m saying that as it seems so short) I have eaten 25 brand new foods that were previously too scary. That includes fruit, veg, fish and salad! Omg!!

I actually think you are a secret Wizard 🤣🤣🤣

On a serious note though, you have not only given me new hope that I can try more and more foods, you have most definitely saved my life. 39 years of living without any goodness has started to take its toll and now I can finally change it around. My friends and family are shocked (especially the eating a banana vid hahaha). Would recommend 100% over and over….THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

Lisa, Manchester

My experience with Anthony was fantastic. I went into it skeptical after trying to seek help from hypnotherapists and doctors in the past with no success.

In one session with Anthony my entire relationship with food has changed for the better. I suffered from ARFID and Anthony recognised this quickly, we spent 2 hours talking things through and I’ve since gone away and the difference is huge. The session was easy, relaxing and Anthony basically did all of the work for me!

I could previously count all of my diet on one hand and in the week following our session, I tried something new every day and did so with ease.

My disorder weighed on me for a number of years and in one afternoon Anthony has helped with a dramatic mindset change. I’d highly recommend working with Anthony and can’t thank him enough for his help.

Jordan, New York USA

What to expect from your ARFID Treatment session

Before the session, I’ll invite you to bring along some of the foods you’re currently unable to eat. You’ll have the chance to try these at the end of the session when you feel ready.

At the start of the session, I’ll take care to understand the condition from your perspective. I spend some time getting to know you and we’ll chat about how ARFID affects you.

Using guided imagery and verbal cues I work with you to reset your unconscious mind so you no longer perceive food as dangerous. While the therapy works by altering your perception of food, you’re aware and in complete control throughout the session.

Towards the end of the session you’ll be ready to try the foods you’ve brought with you. You’ll discover that you no longer feel anxious at the prospect of eating; in fact, most of my clients tell me that eating these foods now feels completely normal to them.

Typically, clients overcome ARFID after just one session. On rare occasions a follow-up session may be needed to overcome the condition completely.

How the approach works for the ARFID Treatment

ARFID is actually a food phobia. If you suffer from ARFID you’re compelled to avoid certain foods because unconsciously you associate them with danger.

The ARFID treatment I offer draws on elements of clinical psychology, hypnotherapy and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). It works by addressing the part of your brain that’s confusing food with a threat and ‘resetting’ it, so you don’t feel the fear anymore.

The approach works quickly because it addresses your automatic reactions rather than persuading the rational mind to change in the way other traditional therapies do. 


Get In Touch

I have a quiet and comfortable therapy room in the Manchester area, and if you live further afield I also offer sessions via Skype.

If you want to overcome ARFID, or you’re a parent of a child affected by ARFID, get in touch with me for a free consultation. And you’re welcome to contact me with any questions. I’m happy to help you.

All details you send to me are treated in complete confidence. I aim to respond to your query within 48 hours. Start your ARFID treatment today


176 Oldham Rd, Springhead, Oldham. OL4 5SJ.

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