My Qualifications and Services
I am a registered, insured Nutritional Therapist and health coach with a Masters degree (MSc) (Distinction) from University of Worcester. I specialise in digestive health including IBS and I practise online and from a clinic in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I use 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)). I regularly attend training courses such as seminars, webinars and workshops so that I am fully abreast of the latest in nutrition research and effective clinical practice. 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. I am on the ICO register and comply with GDPR.
My background is in teaching. I have a BA (Ed) (Hons) degree from Reading University and have over ten years’ 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 wellbeing. I aim to guide my clients in creating easy to prepare, delicious and nutritious food that fits in with their tastes and lifestyle. Nutrition is just one important part of the puzzle however, and lifestyle is also a vital element in fostering optimum health and wellbeing. I provide you with tools and support for you to cultivate a balanced, healthy lifestyle and mental outlook.
I specialise in gut and digestive health, and support energy balance and general wellbeing. Services include health coaching, bespoke nutrition programmes, recipes, computer dietary analysis, support with behaviour change, practical support during busy or stressful times, shopping and cooking advice, supplement protocols and functional testing. I also give talks and workshops and write articles on nutrition.
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 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.