I have an intense belief in the beneficial properties of food having experienced their effects first hand. We know the food we eat affects the entire body; it can make the difference between feeling just okay and feeling well.

I do not advocate one specific way of eating; instead, aim to show you the link between your symptoms and the food you eat. I will show you alternatives and inspire you to make changes as you gain control and bring your body back into balance.

We will work together to create a programme that works with you and your lifestyle, that crucially is realistic, achievable and sustainable. The degree of biological variation between individuals is too vast to guarantee that the same treatment will have the same effect for everyone, therefore, there’s never a one-size-fits-all approach.

I trained at the distinguished Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London in the principles of functional medicine, an evidence-based method that assesses the underlying causes of symptoms. ION received accreditation from the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) which sets standards of training and education that meet the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy. I am also registered and regulated by the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT) .

Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function.

Nutritional Therapists work with individuals who suffer from acute and chronic conditions and use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. As a Nutritional Therapist, this approach allows me to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health; I treat the whole person, not just the condition itself.

In order to retain my BANT registration I must undertake annual CPD hours, ensuring I continue learning and keep up to date with the latest research. In addition to this I renew and review my knowledge almost daily; following a consultation I am likely to undertake research like a voracious private detective in order to fully understand the physiological factors contributing to your symptoms and what I can do to help.

I’m far from perfect; and fundamentally love food, cooking, wine and good beer! I am a glutton at heart and have had to learn a way of sustainable healthy eating to ensure my health improved and remained so. Because I understand that eating well can be a challenge, I can offer practical, realistic, long term support.

Feel free to get in touch. I’d love to hear from you