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.

A fast and effective solution from the leading expert

I’m one of the few therapists in the country to have trained with the world’s expert on ARFID, Felix Economakis.

Felix has helped thousands of ARFID sufferers overcome the condition, and his work has been featured on the BBC programmes Freaky Eaters and Panic Room. I’ve adopted his approach to offer you the most effective ARFID treatment in the shortest time.

Felix Economakis explaining Selective Eating Disorder, ARFID

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 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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