I have always been interested in the effects that foods can have on the human body, especially after recognising my own reaction to certain foods…
This interest inspired me to seek out Human Biology books from the library and eventually books on Nutrition. I then researched the qualifications necessary to become a Nutritionist and started a diploma course with The Plaskett College of Nutrition, which then led onto a further four years of studying on a part-time basis to qualify as a Nutritional Therapist through Thames Valley University (now known as the University of West London) graduating in September 2009 with a BSc degree in Nutritional Medicine.
Since graduating, I have been involved with many ‘Wellness’ and ‘Healthy Eating’ projects, concentrating on how incorporating healthy eating and healthy lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on health.
I am fortunate that my chosen profession as a Nutritional Therapist allows me to practice at Nuffield Health in their Fitness and Wellbeing Centres, and previously for the Health Improvement Team within the National Health Service (NHS), supporting people with 12 week Weight Management support programmes
I have a private practice where I have been fortunate to meet some fabulous clients through our Nutritional Consultations, which have involved an array of health concerns (please view the testimonial page). Having seen the positive impact that my consultations have made to date, I believe I am well equipped to support people in addressing their health concerns through instigating appropriate nutritional changes.
I am a volunteer member of the Continued Professional Development (CPD) team for the Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT); whose aim is to promote high standards of education, training, practice and integrity in the nutrition profession and to promote the application of nutrition science for optimum health, disease prevention and patient care
To date, my chosen career has allowed me the privilege of working with some amazing people:
I am currently involved in presenting a workshop entitled ‘The Importance of a Balanced Diet during Anxiety Recovery’, at a retreat in Worcestershire on behalf of The Linden Programme
I have supported women experiencing the potential array of menopause symptoms at retreats across the West Midlands and Worcestershire
I have also supported children and their parents, implementing the MEND programme ; explaining the benefits of a healthy diet combined with a healthy lifestyle.
A NHS initiative allowed me the pleasure of presenting workshops to adults referred by their GP to attend a series of programmes providing dietary measures to support their underlying health concerns, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure.
An recent NHS initiative allowed me the pleasure of talking to a group of patients about the importance of healthy eating whilst living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis