Hi. I’m Carla, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Director of CarlaBredin.ie. I help people sort through the information they’ve been told about their health and their bodies. That information may have come from something as legitimate as a diagnosis from a health professional or from something as destructive as diet culture.



I have an MSc in Nutrition Science from the University of Surrey and am a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN). I have a bachelors degree in Sociology and Politics and it is through this lens that my work as a Registered Nutritionist is framed. I am committed to social justice in everything I do, and I strive to make my clinic an inclusive and safe space for people of all ages, body size, health status, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity.



My approach to nutrition is evidence-based and person-centred. It is informed by nutritional science at its foundation and rounded out with the Health at Every Size approach. I am a certified Intuitive Eating counsellor and use a non-diet framework to help my clients repair their relationship with food, re-learn hunger and fullness cues and unlearn restrictive food rules. I have additional trainings and diplomas in nutrition counselling, eating disorders and disordered eating, trauma-informed care and body image healing.

I am completing my fourth and final year of my MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, having spent the last two years as a trainee therapist in clinical practice. I have worked with clients on anxiety, grief, depression, OCD, gender, sexuality, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and panic disorders. My approach to therapy is client-led and integrative. It is informed by Humanisism, Existentialism and Feminism. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as my primary toolkit.



Combining nutrition counselling with psychotherapy, it is my hope that our work together will embolden you to live a life where peace and fulfilment with your body and your mind allow you to rightfully thrive in the world.

How My Values Show Up in My Business

I offer a two-part payment plan for my packages for those who, for whatever reason, cannot pay in full at the time of booking. I don’t need you to justify this request once you’ve made it. I believe payment plans are a way to contribute to economic justice. They are also good for my own personal income stability. I do not charge interest or extra fees for payment plans.


I will not agree to speak at events until I have first asked about their diversity, inclusion and equality policy. If the event/podcast/panel has speakers who are disproportionately white, able-bodied, straight-sized or neurotypical, I will refuse to take part and request that the organisers use my seat for a more diverse voice.


I do not partake in paid sponsorships or ads.


I will not comment on online controversies nor will I participate in call-outs of specific people on social media. While call-ins have their place in the process of accountability, I will not enter a public fray when I don’t possess a detailed understanding of the events. I want us to dismantle systems, not the people operating within those systems. As Kelly Diels says, we strive to name patterns not people.