About Lena Cromartie


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Lena is of Scottish descent and grew up in a number of European countries. New Zealand is now her permanent home.

Lena has recovered from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. She trained in the UK as a counsellor and then completed a further qualification on eating disorders. After several years gaining skills and experience as a generalist practitioner, in 2009 Lena set up Freedom with Food, a private practice dedicated to helping people resolve eating and body image issues. More recently, Lena did a 3 year training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and is now working towards becoming a registered psychotherapist. She is committed to continuing to add to her knowledge and skills, and to staying informed of the latest research in Eating Disorders.

Among other qualifications, Lena has a Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders, a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling, and a Diploma in Life Coaching. She is a full member of, and registered with, NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors). In the UK, she is a registered counsellor and accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). She is the author of Bingeing, Dieting and You: 30 things every woman needs to know.

Lena's background enables her to offer both an understanding of the challenges faced by sufferers and knowledge of possible solutions. Her professional experience continues to provide evidence for her belief in the potential people have to find an easier, happier relationship with food and with their body, and to enhance their overall wellbeing.

To find out more, you are warmly invited to make contact.