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Penny Vlachou
Dietitian

Penny Vlachou

Penny Vlachou is a specialist eating disorders dietitian and has been working for the Priory Hospital for over 5 years. Penny is a member of the HCPC, BDA (British Dietetic Association) and the Mental Health Group of Dietitians.

Dietitians have a key role in the management of clients who suffer disordered eating. Penny has a friendly and empathetic approach in assisting patients through the complex and long route of recovery from an eating disorder, aiming to help individuals progress to a healthier physical state and a better relationship with food and physical activity. 

Training

Penny has completed her Dietetic training in Greece, which was followed by a Master's degree in Human Nutrition with specialisation in Obesity and Weight Management, in Glasgow. Penny also recently completed a Postgraduate degree in Eating Disorders at Leeds Beckett University, which enhanced her knowledge in terms of applying CBT and other psychological therapies in her clinical practice.

Languages

  • Greek (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (Beginner level)
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Harokopio University Athens (Greece),
  • Masters in Human Nutrition with specialisation in Obesity and Weight Management, University of Glasgow
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Eating Disorders, Leeds Beckett University
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