I'm a 40 something mum to an 8 year old daughter, who has always had an interest in nutrition and natural methods of supporting optimal health and wellbeing. My interest partly stems from my own mother dying from stomach cancer at just 29 and the constant fear of the same thing happening to me.
I have also suffered from debilitating PMS that really impacted on my mood and ability to carry out ordinary day to day activities. However, following a naturopathic diet and making positive lifestyle changes completely eliminated my symptoms.
In addition, I managed to support my own recovery from the consequences of years of chronic stress (divorce, single parenthood, work, finances...…. I'm sure some of you can relate!). I was in a bad way, suffering from chronic fatigue and my hair was falling out in clumps and thinning like mad. Having always been known for my crowning glory, this had a big negative impact on my confidence. Now, 2.5 years on, and thanks to naturopathic nutritional therapy, I am delighted to be back to excellent health, and thankfully my hair has fully recovered and grown back to its usual thick mass of curls too!
I graduated in my Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2015 from the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Following my graduation, I set up my own private practice, where I provide 1:1 support to clients with a range of conditions, particularly hormone, digestion, lack of energy, weight and stress related issues. I absolute love what I do - there is no better feeling than the sense of satisfaction I get from really making a difference to people's lives.
I also provide consultancy services and have carried out a number of workshops on stress management, pregnancy nutrition and female hormone health to a variety of audiences, including teachers, members of the public and corporate organisations.
I have contributed to a number of publications, including blogs for Pulsin.
In addition to my own practice, I work as a manager for the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT). My role for BANT ensures I am kept up to date with the regulatory and professional practice side of nutritional therapy. I believe this adds to the level of professionalism I adopt within my practice. It also enables me to be an active part of the wider community of Nutritional Therapists, which is so valuable, both for support and just for sharing our passion with one another.