"helping you eat for a healthy body and mind"
Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and it is also a great healer. My mission is to support you to boost your energy and reduce your stress levels, helping you to feel fantastic. Food not only feeds the body, it also feeds the soul!
My philosophy is that the mind and the body work together, that our life experiences and what we believe all affect our decisions concerning food and lifestyle choices.
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.
It's no wonder it's becoming more complicated to know what to eat. And it doesn't have to be a struggle!
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 put you on the right path to achieve the outcome you want. My specialist areas are digestive wellness, hormone balancing, stress management and sensible smart weight loss and maintenance.
A Bit About Me.
I have a life long fascination with how food affects us all, both mentally and physically. My first career was in the Catering Industry - my love of food and cooking wasn't really fulfilled as I was working long hours and neglecting my own health. I knew that the food I was eating wasn't the healthiest, a combination of caffeine and sugar! Skipping meals and pressure of work was contributing to low moods as well as energy dips. I wanted to learn more about how food was affecting me, and why I was running on empty. This led me to study the science of nutrition after the arrival of my first child. I wanted to know how to feed her well, as well as to feel better myself! I was so excited to start my studies at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition and after 3 years, I subsequently started practicing as a Registered Nutritional Therapist in 2000. In 2005 we moved the family to Dubai, where I worked at a wonderful Clinic, Synergy Integrated Medical Centre. It's during this period that I discovered the importance of mental and emotional wellbeing, gaining an understanding of the barriers to making nutrition 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 the Twickenham in 2012 in time for the Olympics and started sewing the seeds for my Joyful Eating programme which combines nutrition and emotional coaching support for emotional eating behaviours to help stop yo-yo dieting and bring joy back to eating healthily.
Reiki is a very effective therapy to support clients emotionally on this journey of self discovery and to help them with confidence and self-belief. I also use BACH Flower Remedies which are a wonderful tool to aid emotional balance. I have clinics in Twickenham and Teddington and provide telephone or online coaching.
Training and experience:
BA(Hons) Hotel and Catering Management, Strathclyde University
Diploma in Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, ION
Certification in NLP
Registered with CNHC
Why Weight Programme at CNELM (NLP for weight loss)
Nutri Advanced Clean 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
Bach Flower Practitioner
Nutrition Adviser for MIND Charity
Nutrition Consultant for Rambert Ballet
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