Meet The Team

Consultants

Counselling Pyschologist

Dr Mark Bruce

Mark is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and is registered with both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He has experience of working with clients with a wide variety of difficulties, but his principal areas of interest and expertise include weight and eating-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety-related conditions.

Although valuing a range of approaches, Mark principally uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy in his practice. Mark has experience working in several different environments including NHS hospitals, private hospitals, and charitable organisations. He currently works part-time for the NHS, part-time for a private hospital, and in independent practice. 

Outside of work Mark enjoys cycling, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Specialist Bariatric Nurse

Jane Rix

Jane has 25 years of NHS nursing experience, eight of which have been specialising in Bariatrics and Obesity. She has a wealth of knowledge around current weight loss interventions including the Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Balloons, and works on a daily basis with patients that have had these treatments. 

Jane is passionate about helping patients achieve their best possible outcome and strives to ensure that patients are prepared and knowledgeable about their upcoming procedure.

Dietitians

Chris Slater

Chris qualified as a state registered dietitian in 2006 after completing a BSc (Hons) Dietetics course at Coventry University. He went on to work at 3 NHS hospitals in Greater Manchester, and 2 Private Hospitals. Chris is now the lead dietitian in the obesity service at Salford Royal Hospital and continues to practice privately.

Chris’ main interest is in the management of obesity and its associated co-morbidities, especially diabetes. He has a keen interest in bariatric surgery and the support required before and after surgery to make it successful. He uses his wide and unique experience to recognize the individual requirements of each patient, to develop suitable care plans and then use techniques such as motivational interviewing to encourage long term behaviour change.

Odul Turkay

Odul is an HCPC registered Dietitian, and  an AfN Registered  Associate Nutritionist. She has been working with medical weight loss patients over the the past 2 years through her own consultancy service. Having the experience of an international client base Odul is familiar with the various dietetic restrictions and has a complete overview of international cuisine and options to help patients on their weight loss journey no matter their cultural background. She aims to work hard to meet and surpass all of her client’s expectations.

Odul is based in our head office and provides continuous support to our patients to maximise their weight loss ambitions, overcoming their eating challenges and their personal goals.

Support Team

Raj Jain

Louise McDermott

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