The Team

All the EDS team are experienced and skilled in treating individuals with eating disorders. We also have further training in specific areas dependent on our specialist interests. All members of the EDS team have Enhanced DBS checks.


Sarah Drake MA,BSC (HONS)

Senior Occupational Therapist

Sarah graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of East Anglia in 2007 with a first class honours. Sarah’s experience is across mental health settings, but her specialism is working with individuals with eating disorders.  

Sarah has over 12 years of experience of supporting individuals with eating disorders and has worked with individuals both on a 1:1 basis and through facilitating group work.

Sarah’s areas of interest are in: 

  • Body image
  • Motivational approaches used to facilitate behaviour change
  • Graded approach to exploring occupational identity.

Her passion for working with individuals with eating disorders came from witnessing the impact the disorder had on all aspects of an individual’s life, including their sense of identity and activities of daily living.

Sarah is HCPC registered and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapists).

Sarah is the Programme Director for the BSc Occupational Therapy course at the University of East Anglia. 

Sarah is a mum of three children. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and keeping active. She loves spending time with her family and her little ones keep her on her toes.


Julie Field BSc (HONS)

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Julie gained her Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling in 2013 at Middlesex University. 

She has over 12 years experience, in working closely with people who have or are affected by eating disorders.

Her enthusiasm to specialise in this mental health disorder was driven upon recognising how impactful the disorder is on the client and their family/relationships and how the secrecy of this disorder can lead to it becoming  entrenched in everyday life.

Julie is UKCP registered and takes regular supervision as per UKCP guidelines. She runs a successful counselling clinic alongside EDS LTD offering both face to face and online sessions where appropriate.

Julie is a mum of three children. In her spare time she enjoys playing netball and running a small equine retirement home. She loves spending time with her family and friends. 



Lisa Taylor-Roberts

Specialist Registered Nurse

Lisa qualified at the University of Surrey in 2001 as a Registered Nurse. Since then she has nursed in the community and in an acute eating disorder in-patient unit where she was the Registered Nurse Manager.

She has over 14 years of clinical expertise, experience and knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders, including the development and delivery of care.

Lisa’s areas of interest are managing a healthy relationship with food and looking after one’s general health and well-being alongside helping individuals in the use of coping mechanisms for heightened anxiety.

Lisa is a member of the Royal College of Nursing and is registered with the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council).

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and loves long walks in the countryside with her dogs. She enjoys travel and taking the time to experience and understand different cultures.

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