Jo Brown is a specialist eating disorder dietitian and combines private work with working in a community NHS eating disorder service. She is registered with HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and is also a member of the BDA (British Dietetic Association).
Having qualified as a dietitian in 1997, Jo has worked within a variety of clinical settings. She worked in four London teaching hospitals before moving north. There, she worked in community paediatrics across East Lancashire. She worked for 9 years on acute mental health wards supporting people to improve nutritional intake.
Jo has worked in eating disorders for 14 years in an ‘all age’ service. She enjoys working with individuals and groups, and has experience of working with children, young people, families, and adults.
Jo has trained in Motivational Interviewing, CBT skills, Behaviour Change Training, Compassionate Focused Training for Eating Disorders, FBT and FT-AN (family-based treatments for young people).
She enjoys ‘meeting people where they are’ and appreciates how difficult it can be to recover from an eating disorder. She works with compassion and hope; she helps her clients to both explore as well as action change.
Jo has a passion for food diversity and nutrition and how it links in with health, including an interest how gut health influences mood.
She enjoys an active lifestyle – which includes exploring wild places in her campervan, wild swimming, cycling and mountain biking, hiking, skiing and generally enjoying the outdoors.