Since qualifying I have worked in clinic as a Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath, supporting clients with a wide range of conditions including digestive issues, cardiovascular issues, skin conditions, fatigue, anxiety, hormone imbalances, fertility and weight management.
I adopt functional medicine protocols in my practice employing the latest research in nutritional science and biochemistry with the holistic principles of naturopathy.
Please read the sections on 'About' and 'Work With Me' to get a better understanding as to whether you think it might be the right treatment for you and what to expect from a consultation. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the 'Answers to Common Questions' page.
I run my practice in Chedzoy near Bridgwater in Somerset.
Please see the contact page for more information regarding the clinic.
If you are unsure if nutritional therapy is right for you please get in touch. I may recommend other therapists if I think you will benefit more by seeing a specialist in another field i.e. body worker, acupuncturist or from a more multi disciplined approach.
My Qualifications and Accreditations
In my early twenties I completed a 5 year BA (Hons) degree in Research and Social Science where as part of my final year assessment, I worked for two charities and co-wrote and published two research projects assessing the difficulties women faced when returning to work after having children and GP services in Hertfordshire. The papers were presented to the House of Parliament.
Two diplomas in Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine. (The course consisted of modules including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, differential diagnosis, evidence based research and study, the use of nutrients as therapeutics and many hours of clinical training. It placed great emphasis on possible nutrient and herb/drug interactions and which natural medicines may be used safely with conventional medications).
I continue to regularly expand and update my professional development on clinical nutrition, nutritional science and naturopathy by reading research papers, attending courses, webinars, seminars, health conferences and events and subscribing to scientific publications which are aimed specifically at training functional medicine, nutritional science and naturopathic practitioners in the most recent research and up to date information. A list of the seminars can be found on my page 'Continuing Professional Development'.
Associations and Memberships
Member of The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to 'assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice'.
'Registered Nutritional Therapists are recognized by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) in their ability to make a difference by working together with healthcare providers as part of multi-disciplinary teams under NHS commissioning'.
Member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP) and registered with the General Naturopathic Council (GNC).
Registered with the Department of Health’s Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
All bodies are governed by strict codes of practice and professional training and research requirements.
My interest in Nutrition, Functional Medicine and Naturopathy
I discovered my fascination with nutritional sciences when I worked as an IT consultant in my twenties. Often I felt stressed and 'wired' and I wanted to feel calmer, less fatigued. The change I experienced was dramatic and this set the stage for my fascination and lifelong passion for studying nutrition, functional medicine and naturopathy.
A friend's health crisis proved to be a catalyst and I enrolled at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London where I gained diplomas in Nutrition and Naturopathy, achieving high marks in my assessments, clinical work and exams.
I am very interested in how nutrients and compounds found in plants and our food can change our biochemical pathways, support our genetics and 'switch' on our innate healing process.
Nutrition really does have the power to make a great difference to your health and I believe it lies at the heart of optimal well being.
If you are intrigued to know more or would like advice on how to support a health concern please contact me for a free pre-consultation to see how it might help you.
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