I am an empathetic and supportive nutritional therapist and fitness coach experienced in facilitating people to change their lives, specialising in mental health and healthy ageing. I integrate nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle coaching into innovative programmes both 1:1 and in group settings. I also value supporting community projects.
My personal experience of anxiety and depression, coupled with an autoimmune diagnosis in my 20’s, led me to research the benefits of healthy eating, daily physical activity and mindset coaching. Like everyone, I have good days and bad and through experience understand the importance of consistency over time, rather than perfection now! I look forward to eating and living well into my fifth decade (and beyond) and sharing my experience with you. I'd love to have a free initial conversation about how I might best support you. Please go to the contact page for more details.
Nutritional Therapy integrates nutritional science and lifestyle factors in the promotion of optimal health and well-being. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a range of tools to assess potential imbalances to understand how these may influence our health to support change. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary practice and may support a range of conditions, improving performance and vitality. I specialise in supporting older adults to increase their health-span and anyone living with anxiety and/or depression.
I am a philosophy graduate and qualified teacher with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (CNM), advanced dance training as well as CPD in fitness for older adults.
I am a member of the British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP) and the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD). These organisations have a strict code of ethics, qualification criteria and annual professional development requirements to be registered.
I am also an Assistant Supervisor at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, in her telomere research, identifies how we eat, live and move, impacts our health-span at a genetic level. In the UK our life-span has increased exponentially over the last 30 years, only recently showing a dip in the curve. However, chronic health conditions have also increased with early signs often manifest in our late 40’s and into our 50’s. These are not necessarily a consequence of ageing per se but due to our eating and living choices over decades. It is never too late to start investing in your health. I can help support you to make simple and sustainable choices which will improve how you feel, your levels of fitness as well as your metabolic biomarkers.
Anxiety and depression are reported to be increasing at an alarming rate. It can be really stressful living with a diagnosis. The standard treatment is often medication and a short-course of CBT or counselling if your GP surgery offers mental health services. Reassuringly, there is a lot within our control to help improve our experience of living with a mental health issue. There is now more research favouring an integrated approach to supporting our mental health. What and how we eat coupled with supportive lifestyle choices and exercise can significantly improve our mood. My own experience of living with a generalised anxiety disorder and depression means I can empathise with your experience. I know what it feels like to experience a panic attack and be unable live the life you want. My nutritional therapy plans are always adapted to suit your needs and we can go as quickly or slowly as you need to.