Julie Deane Williams

Julie Deane-Williams (was McIntosh) has an honours degree in Dietetics through the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of Pretoria. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. In 2015 she completed a 2-year postgraduate certification training in Mindfulness -Based Facilitation through the Faculty of Medicine at Stellenbosch University.

Julie has worked in the field of eating disorders and disordered eating in the private sector since 1991. Her current practice is situated in Rowsley House, Constantia Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town.

From the platform "Minding the Food Space", Julie offers individual consultations in person and over Skype. She facilitates an 8 week Mindfulness-based Group Intervention programme for women called "What am I truly hungering for?”. Julie also runs workshops and retreats to help people feel content and powerful in their bodies and cultivate healthier and vibrant lifestyles.

With clinical psychologist, Janet Earl, she also offers a 6 module CPD accredited online course for dietitians entitled "Treating the Emotional Eater”. Julie is also a supervisor of students on the 2-year post-graduate certification training in Mindfulness-based Facilitation at Stellenbosch University.

She has presented her working perspective on eating disorders at numerous congresses and symposia. Julie is a member of The Association of Dietetics in South Africa and was a Director of the Institute of Mindfulness in South Africa for nine years from 2009-2018.


dietitian and facilitator

Fathima BuxFathima Bux is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition and is certified with the Institute of Functional Medicine.

She has been in private practice for 15 years. She is currently based in Houghton, Johannesburg and runs a School Nutrition Education Program and Corporate Wellness Programs.

She has a special interest in the field of Mindful Eating and is dedicated to empowering individuals, especially women, to make healthy food choices and improve their nutrition, thereby decreasing the risk of developing lifestyle diseases.