Photo of stones, symbolising a balanced lifestyle
Would you like more freedom with food?
Would you like to be more at peace with your body?
If the answer is yes, you'll already know how elusive these can seem. Perhaps for you, as for many people, food has become not a pleasurable fuel, an enjoyable way to nourish your body, but something more complicated. For example, you may experience being distressingly out of control with food, or pre-occupied with keeping control of how much and what you eat. Or perhaps things are ok with food but only in limited circumstances: only alone or only with others, only at home or only when eating out, only if you're eating familiar foods, or if life is going well, or when you're feeling ok.

If any of this sounds like you, you may also find that your attitude to your body is not one of caring and appreciation, but something less friendly. Or that you're only ok with your body but only when it's a particular weight or size, or if it fits certain clothes, or if you have met your gym goals.

If you're struggling to have an easy, happy relationship with food or your body, it's not your fault. And with the right help, change is possible.

For a personal letter to you from Lena, go to
About Lena and scroll down.


What's on offer?
Freedom with Food offers information, help and treatment for dealing with difficulties with food and body concerns. These include eating disorders (such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder) as well as difficulties which don't match eating disorder criteria, and other difficulties with food and body concerns. The information and help is available one-on-one in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Joining a small group of others with similar difficulties may also be an option. This support group meets weekly to share experiences and learn useful information, and is facilitated by Lena. There are between 3 and 5 people in each group. To find out more,
just get in touch.


Is it for me?
The help offered by Freedom with Food is designed for adults aged 19 and over. If this describes you, you're welcome to get in touch, however mild or intense your difficulties, and whatever your age, body type or size, and gender. If you're not sure what kind of help would be right for you, that's fine: the start of the process is an initial half hour meeting where we can talk through these and any other questions you have about what is available. You are welcome to bring whanau with you to this meeting. To find out more, or to book an appointment, just send a message.

For a personal letter to you from Lena, go to About Lena and scroll down.