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The Team

Daniel Mansaray
Dialectical Behavioural Therapist
Specialist Mental Health Physiotherapist

As a dual Dialectical Behavioural Therapist and Physiotherapist I combine physical and psychological approaches to provide holistic and individualised treatment. I specialise in helping people with/without an eating disorder rebuild healthy and meaningful relationships with exercise whilst addressing the eating disorder.

As a therapist I use a non-judgemental, and compassionate approach. I take into consideration all the different biological, psychological, and social factors that might be impacting you. In the process of our therapy together we will start exploring the development + maintaining factors of your eating disorder/disordered eating and how your relationship with exercise relates to this. Once we have a good understanding of these factors, we work towards you finding freedom from your eating disorder alongside rebuilding a healthy relationship with exercise. Our sessions will be goal orientated to help keep you motivated through recovery and to give you a clear vision of what you’re working towards.

Treatment approaches used:
-Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
-Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E)
-DBT Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Professional background:
I am a HCPC registered specialist mental health physiotherapist and dialectical behavioural therapist. I initially qualified as a physiotherapist working across professional sport settings (boxing/women’s football), specialist paediatric settings and within psychiatric hospitals. I also set up a physiotherapy service within an inpatient eating/personality disorder service leading to a specialisation in mental health physiotherapy.


Further to qualifying as a physiotherapist I completed a postgraduate qualification in a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Kings College London. I have also trained in intensive Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and DBT Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD with ‘British Isles DBT’.

Outside of training I have lectured at the University of Brighton on the role of physiotherapy within early intervention mental health services. 

I have previously worked as a psychological therapist in a range of different settings including the ‘child and adolescent mental health service’ (CAMHS), community mental health services, eating disorder daycare services, and specialist inpatient eating/personality disorder services. In addition to clinical work, I have previously managed a combined physiotherapy and occupational therapy team in a specialist eating disorder and personality disorder service. 













As a Clinical Psychologist and Dietitian, I am committed to a holistic and personalised approach to mental and physical wellness. Grounded in evidence-based practices, my primary objective is to empower clients with the necessary skills and tools to navigate their unique paths toward overall well-being.


I firmly believe in the intricate connection between mental and physical health. My treatment approach is client-centered, integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), specialised CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-ED), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Treatment for Adults with Anorexia Nervosa), and comprehensive Nutritional Counseling. This multifaceted strategy ensures a tailored experience that addresses the specific needs and circumstances of each individual.


Professional Background:

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a clinical psychologist and licensed as a dietitian, my professional journey began in Beirut, Lebanon – my hometown. There, I initially practiced as a Clinical Dietitian, fostering an early interest in a treatment approach that respects the interconnection of body and mind.


I obtained my BSc in Psychology and BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics from the American University of Beirut. My early career focused on diverse physical health challenges, which paved the way for a broader holistic perspective upon moving to London.


In London, I furthered my education with an MSc in Health Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London (UCL). This period marked significant professional development, gaining extensive experience across various settings, including an eating disorder service, learning disability environments, and hospital departments like oncology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.


Fluency in French and Arabic complements my ability to connect with a diverse clientele, further enriching the therapeutic experience.


By merging psychological insight with nutritional expertise, I strive to guide my clients towards a balanced and fulfilling life.

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Tala Abdallah
Clinical Psychologist

Kae Spencer 
Eating Disorder Psychotherapist

As an Integrative therapist specialising in eating disorders, body image concerns, and exercise addiction, I understand the complexity of these issues and the importance of addressing biological, social, and psychological factors in treatment. With over a decade of experience in mental health, I've learned to navigate these challenges with compassion and care.


My approach is tailored to each individual, drawing from various evidence-based modalities like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Counselling. I aim to create a safe space where healing and growth can flourish, whether we're addressing disordered eating patterns, body dissatisfaction, or unhealthy relationships with exercise.

Through specialised training and ongoing learning with the National Centre of Eating Disorders, I stay updated on the latest research and interventions, including techniques for addressing exercise addiction. My goal is to empower clients to make positive changes and cultivate a healthy relationship with themselves and their bodies, including their approach to physical activity.


Treatment approaches used:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E)
Compassion Focused Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Somatic Approach

Professional background:
As an integrative eating disorder psychotherapist and somatic practitioner, I approach my work with deep compassion and empathy. With a postgraduate qualification in counselling and psychotherapy, coupled with experience in coaching and psychoeducation, particularly in assertiveness and confidence building, I aim to create a safe and nurturing space for my clients. My background spans various sectors, including the NHS, charitable organisations, commercial settings, and private practice, where I've had the privilege of supporting individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. Through tailored interventions and ongoing professional development, I am committed to providing compassionate care and empowering my clients to navigate their mental health challenges with resilience and strength.

Eda Erturk
Specialist Eating Disorder Dietician

As a dietitian with special knowledge in eating disorders and disordered eating it has been my passion to help individuals understand their nutritional needs and build a healthy relationship with both food and exercise. I provide a compassionate, and non judgemental approach in my practice enabling my clients to talk about their long standing eating difficulties. 


I understand the challenges of altering eating habits that have been gained through life. I adopt an emphatic approach during sessions and use motivational interviewing techniques to support positive changes. Furthermore, I provide an evidence based practice tailored to the individual through a person centred approach. 


Professional background: 

I am an HCPC registered dietitian and a UKRVN Registered Associate Nutritionist. I have over 5 years of experience in eating disorders both in the NHS and private sector with adults and children. I regularly attend CPD courses to keep myself up to date with the most recent evidence-based practice including Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (FT-AN), CBT for ARFID and CBT-ED. I am also trained in dietary management and the low FODMAP diet in IBS. 

Libby Woolgar 
Specialist Physiotherapist

I am a London-based, Chartered Senior Physiotherapist who graduated from The University of Brighton, with a wealth of experience spanning several different specialties, as well as two countries.


My holistic approach in physiotherapeutic treatment draws on my broad experience, allowing more individualised and tailored treatment sessions. I have a passion for ensuring care is non-judgemental, and widely accessible to different learning and communication styles and those who are neurodiverse.


My ethos is that recovery from, or management of, an injury, chronic pain, or long term condition, is an ongoing process - a journey - where safe and effective exercise can be one of the vehicles to support you. Our physiotherapy approach at EDEC always holds you and your personal goals at the core, working with you to discover the forms of movement that nourish your body and support your general wellbeing. 

Professional background

I began my Physiotherapy career working for the NHS, where I gained experience in acute medical wards including High Dependency and ICU, as well as A&E, Care of the Elderly, Neurological Rehab, Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. I then took my practice to New Zealand, where I specialised in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and completed extra training in Vestibular assessment and treatment.


I am also qualified in Acupuncture, Sports Massage therapy, Kinesiology taping and Pilates. My specific areas of interest include management of Chronic long term physical and mental health conditions, Chronic fatigue and Hypermobility. I have experience with treating musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries in those with RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport) and disordered eating, and can help you to understand the ways in which nutrition and exercise intricately affect healing on a physiological level.  


We are fortunate enough to partner with some of the most highly rated individuals and services in the field of eating disorders/disordered eating and exercise. Our partners are external physical/mental health professionals and organisations who we liaise closely with and often refer clients to. Our partners include a range of sports dieticians, consultant psychiatrists and medical doctors.

Dr Nicky Keay
Medical doctor
Sports and Dance Endocrinologist

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As Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at University College London and Research Fellow in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University, I conduct clinical research in sports/dance endocrinology. I am a member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine and the British Menopause Society. I am a speaker on Dance Endocrinology for National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science and International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. I am available for advisory appointments in field of exercise endocrinology.

My aim is to redefine optimal health and fitness for the individual. My approach integrates all aspects of my professional clinical experience with my medical research expertise in Endocrinology and Sport, Dance and Exercise Medicine.

To find out more about Dr Nicola Keay and her services see her website:

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