Why choose me? I offer a unique combination of nutritional therapy and hypnotherapy!
My Qualifications and Services
I am a registered, insured Nutritional Therapist and health coach with a Masters degree (MSc) (Distinction) from the University of Worcester and a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy from The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. I specialise in IBS and digestive and anxiety and I practise online and from a clinic in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I use a functional medicine approach, the latest scientific research, good clinical practice, and I practise from an evidence base – this means advice is based on evidence not trends. Each year I undertake at least 30 hours of extra training (continued professional development (CPD)) for nutritional therapy and at least 15 hours of extra CPD for hypnotherapy. I regularly attend training courses such as seminars, webinars, and workshops so that I am fully abreast of the latest in nutrition and hypnotherapy research and effective clinical practice. For nutritional therapy I am a full member of both the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), (a regulatory body for practitioners, established by the government), ensuring that I am covered by a comprehensive code of practice. For Hypnotherapy, I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). I am on the ICO register and comply with GDPR. As an hypnotherapist I have trained in gut-directed hypnotherapy to provide an evidence based protocol and technique to support my clients.
My background is in teaching. I have a BA (Ed) (Hons) degree from Reading University and have over ten years of teaching experience. I am also a mother of two, so I fully understand the challenges of balancing a stressful work life with a busy home and family life. I believe in eating wholesome, nourishing foods to support good health and well-being. I aim to guide my clients in creating easy-to-prepare, delicious, and nutritious food that fits in with your tastes and lifestyle. I promote a balanced mindset around food and I do not get you to give up your favourite foods. I don’t handout strict meal plans either as these set us up for failure. What I do is to support you where you are today and we build on what you are doing at a pace that suits you. Nutrition is just one important part of the puzzle, however, and lifestyle is also a vital element in fostering optimum health and well-being. I provide you with tools and support for you to cultivate a balanced, healthy lifestyle and mental outlook. My approach is based on Functional Medicine, which supports the root of a problem holistically. Holistically means that we look at supporting the body as a whole rather than focusing on one symptom. The aim is to address any nutritional or metabolic imbalances to help you achieve optimum health. To do this, I use a range of tools including questionnaires, dietary analysis and in some cases, functional testing.
Nutritional therapy is not a quick fix. It may take many months and involves your commitment. It involves working together to support the root of a problem with both diet and lifestyle. Nutrition support is tailored specifically to you using specific food, nutrients and lifestyle advice to support the body and mind. Depending on your health goal, this process may take a few months but will enable you to support yourself in optimum health for the rest of your life. Please see my nutritional therapy page and FAQs page.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful and effective therapy that can support many goals and issues. It complements nutritional therapy but can also be used on its own to support many issues. Please see my hypnotherapy page or get in touch to ask more.