I love to use my knowledge, as a Nutritional Therapist, to support and guide clients to make the changes most appropriate for them, so that they can truly live life to the full.
Before training as a Nutritional Therapist, I suffered with severe PMS and acne rosacea. I understand what it is like to struggle with health issues, without support. Instinct told me that both conditions must be linked to some of the foods that I was eating but the advice available was often conflicting and confusing.
My nutritional therapy training gave me the knowledge to adjust my diet, to balance my hormones, so that PMS was no longer part of my life. Furthermore, my skin soon became clear of acne rosacea.
In my practice, I see the impact that making, even small, changes to diet and life style can have on clients’ health and sense of wellbeing. I work with clients with a variety of health issues, including, poor digestion, hormonal issues, type 2 diabetes, weight gain and chronic fatigue. I help clients to set clear health goals for themselves and together we create a nutrition and lifestyle plan to turn those goals into reality.
My youngest son was diagnosed with post viral fatigue, following glandular fever, in his final year at University. This led me to attend the Chrysalis Effect training programme. The programme trains practitioners to provide specialist support to those suffering from chronic fatigue, ME and fibromyalgia. My son made a full recovery but I saw how debilitating and lonely it was to suffer from chronic fatigue. I also understand how challenging it can be both for the person suffering and their family.
I graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2007 and became a zest4life coach that year. Since then it has been such a pleasure to work with many clients and to see them achieve their health and/or weight-loss goals.
I am registered as a Nutritional Therapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)