My name is Danielle - I am an eating disorder recovery coach. After years of endless therapy and being admitted in different eating disorder clinics, I thankfully recovered from anorexia on my own. This after being sick for nearly 10 years. I am also a chronic Lyme Disease sufferer, so I know what it means having to battle a mental and physical chronic invisible illness at the same time.
I can proudly call myself the first licensed Dutch Body Positive Facilitator, I'm a licensed IIN Health Coach, I have a background in orthomoleculair nutrition and I'm an EDIT® Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy Recovery Coach.
Are you suffering from anorexia or an other eating disorder? Do you want to recover, but did you not receive the help that you have needed? I would love to work with you.
In my podcasts, I will cover eating disorder recovery related topics. I will also sprinkle in conversations on dating, relationships, intimacy, self reflection, self sabotage, inner critic, having a chronic illness, navigating life in your 30s. Basically anything that has to do with normal day today life as a fully recovered eating disorder recovery coach!
Podcasts about recovery
From left to right: Recovering with Danie,
Danie van Kay (Dutch), The Recovery Club (Dutch)
SUFFERING FROM AN EATING DISORDER? I WILL HELP YOU
THE EXCLUSIVE OFFER
We can discuss everything you want in 10 sessions, which you can schedule whenever you want. We will focus on things like neural rewiring, implementing fearfoods and so much more. Sign in now for this very special and limited offer! It's my most affordable and exclusive program.
BLOGS ABOUT EATING DISORDERS AND MORE
I have this burning passion and desire to share every single thing that has helped me to get to the place I'm in today. I have written about extreme hunger, mental hunger, movement, comparing with others, the different eating disorders, body neutrality and so much more.
SINGLE BOOST SESSION
Just because you're doing really well in eating disorder recovery, does not mean you are not struggling once in a while and have the desire to talk to someone.
Would you like to talk to a professional in the eating disorder recovery field? Contact me.
Ilse (17, The Netherlands)
I’m incredibly grateful for what Danie has meant in my life. Due to her coaching, I’ve been able to leave behind so much of my eating disorder, in such a short amount of time! Before deciding to reach out to Danie, I’d already had multiple treatments, but nothing helped to get rid of it completely. I listened to Danielle’s podcasts and my intuition told me to reach out to her. No sooner said than done. My feelings were confirmed after the intake. I first did Program 2 and then we found out that I needed more intensive guidance. I did the mini-bootcamp, which was the most effective thing I’ve ever done for my recovery. Due to the high frequency, I kept fighting against the eating disorder and going against it. On the days I didn’t have a call, we’d agreed that I would message her 5x per day whenever I went against my eating disorder. This led to my healthy self getting stronger and stronger. The messaging functioned as a nudge, a reason not to listen to my eating disorder. The combination of calls and Whatsapp-support, make working with Danielle very nice. I’m not there yet, but I am sure that I will recover, because I now have a lot of tools. Which is something that, before working with Danie, sounded almost impossible. Danielle, you truly are my all-time hero. Thank you for letting me get back so much freedom.
Nathalie (31, Belgium)
I can't believe what has happened to me in the past 4 weeks, how many fears I have overcome, and how incredibly proud I am that I stopped compensating (binge/purge) from day 1 of the mini bootcamp. My story goes back 11 years, 11 years of restriction, counting calories, obsessively exercising, and especially engaging in almost daily binge-purge behavior in the evenings. I was exhausted, both physically and mentally. Next year, I will start my dream job, which will demand a lot from me intellectually and also physically due to long working hours. When I heard that food is often ordered in the evenings, I panicked completely. I would never be able to do this job if the Eating Disorder (ED) didn't go away. So there was only one choice, recovery. Danie was my last refuge. I had tried so much already, but when dietitians told me to force myself to allow and eat everything without understanding why, I always ended up relapsing because that was "comfortable". And under the influence of diet culture, I didn't even realize that everything I was trying was essentially diets, which were supposedly a healthy lifestyle and therefore perfectly okay to follow for a lifetime, even though my mental hunger only grew bigger, leading to my binge-purge behavior and my OCD eating rules (because I had to follow the diet perfectly) becoming even worse. I was terrified to start the journey with Danie, and especially stopping running seemed impossible to me. But from day 1, I felt the relief of finally being allowed to rest, I felt how exhausted my body was. And that's also what Danie told me, my body was going to tell me what it needed. So for the first time, I dared to give in to my physical and mental hunger without guilt, without thinking that "everything was ruined," and therefore without needing to compensate later in the bathroom. That is the greatest liberation of my life! I could never have done this without Danie's help, the accountability, and the understanding that there would be feasts ahead, but that this is very normal. She helped me to stay motivated to go through the discomfort without compensating. I felt so empowered! And that also gave me the strength to face my fear foods, which ultimately turned out to be much less serious than they had seemed in my head for years! I went all in from day 1, and I can only recommend that to you! Make the most of those 4 weeks to reprogram your brain. Danie is an incredible support who says just the right things to repeat to yourself in difficult moments, so that you always have that motivation to keep going. And the harder you go, the easier it gets. I really never thought that I could feel so much more energy, freedom in my mind, liberation from counting calories, better concentration, and a focus on enjoying social events instead of fearing the food in just 4 weeks. From my experience, especially with bulimia, I would recommend this program to anyone struggling with it! I was so incredibly stuck in it for years and never thought it was possible to get out of it, but I did it and I can honestly say that this achievement is the greatest victory of my life, for which I am forever grateful to Danie. (Literally crying now, so grateful). There are still some challenges ahead of me, but now that I have overcome this, I know that the path to full recovery is only a matter of time. I would like to conclude with the right words to express my joy, pride, and appreciation for Danie, as a coach and as a person (I will really miss her as a friend too), but they don't exist. It's indescribable what she has given me and made me do, it genuinely brings tears to my eyes. Please, if you're struggling, join the program, it's the most beautiful and best experience of your life!
Elin (17, Germany)
Having Danie as a coach has been a literal game changer: It's like a "getting out of jail free card" but in real life! I did the mini bootcamp and it honestly changed my life! Within the first week I started eating my fear foods and stopped ED behaviors, all with the amazing backup and support of Danie. Having been there herself, Danie didn't put up with any kind of eating disorder crap and always held me accountable, when my ED tried to creep in. Was it hard? Yes. Did I feel guilty sometimes? Absolutely. Did my eating disorder hate it? You bet! But I'm committed to recovery and by doing a coaching with Danie, I decided to not listen to my eating disorder anymore! Not only did I challenge myself with doing (and eating) the things I was so scared of, I turned fear foods into safe foods and broke ED rules like there is no tomorrow! When my ED threw a fit, Danie was right there holding my hand and reassuring me that I´m doing the right thing. After almost losing hope for recovery, because of bad treatment, Danie gave me back that hope and strength that I can and will do it! Never in all the time I had an eating disorder have I felt so understood and seen by a person as by Danie. I looked and still look forward to every session, cause every call feels like a kick further into a recovered life! I still have a way to go, but with Danie as my coach I know that one day I will be recovered and completely free from my ED! To anybody thinking about doing a program with Danie, DO IT!! That woman is literally like a fairy godmother of recovery! Sometimes all I need is a loving kick in the butt and one thing is for sure: Danie is ready to kick! With Danies amazing help and support, I truly believe that I am going to do it. I AM GOING TO RECOVER! Thank you so much Danie, you are amazing!