"my mission is to put the joy into healthy eating "
I believe food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and it is also a great healer.
I understand how difficult it is to find the time and the energy to maintain healthy eating habits with the demands of modern life, combined with the plethora of tempting yet unhealthy food that is available to us at every corner. Moreover the bombardment of conflicting nutrition advice on a multitude of unrealistic diets for weight loss are just too difficult to maintain long term.
I’ve developed an effective approach to help you cut through the maze of food myths and, by working with me, we will develop your own individual nutrition plan that will achieve the outcome you are looking for.
A Bit About Me.
I have a lifelong fascination with how food affects us, both mentally and physically. My first career was in the Catering Industry - my love of food and cooking wasn't really fulfilled. I was working long hours and neglecting my own health, with mood swings and energy dips. Then the arrival of my first child led me to decide that I wanted to know how nutrition helps children flourish, not to mention for myself! I embarked on the Diploma at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition and in 2000, I started practising as a Registered Nutritional Therapist. In 2005 we moved to Dubai, where I worked at a wonderful Clinic - Synergy Integrated Medical Centre. During this period I discovered the importance of mental health and emotional wellbeing, gaining an understanding of the barriers that people experience when making nutritional and lifestyle changes. I trained in reiki therapy, became an NLP Coach and ran the zest4life nutrition and coaching programme for 5 years. I returned to Twickenham in 2012 and started sewing the seeds for my Joyful Eating Programme. Since then I have worked with hundreds of clients using my programme to successfully transform their health and vitality.
I also practice Reiki which is a very effective therapy to support clients emotionally on this journey of self discovery and to help build confidence, allowing the release of unwanted beliefs and behaviours. I incorporate BACH Flower Remedies which are a wonderful tool to aid emotional balance.
I practice in the Twickenham and Teddington areas, and coaching consultations are also provided via telephone or online.
My training and experience:
BA(Hons) Hotel and Catering Management, Strathclyde University
Diploma in Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, ION
Certification in NLP
Registration with CNHC
Why Weight Programme at CNELM (NLP for weight loss)
Nutri Advanced Detoxification Training
Nutri Advanced Gut Transformation Programme
Certificate Practitioners Skills in Obesity Management, National Centre for Eating Disorders, approved by The British Psychological Society
Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher
Nutrition Adviser for MIND
I keep abreast of developments in nutritional science by undertaking yearly continuous professional development. Recently I attended courses in digestive wellness, nutrition for a healthy gut microbiome and nutrition for hormone balance. I trained in DNA GI-MAP test for gut health and DNAfit to help develop personalised exercise and nutrition plans