Carla Halford ~ Dip.ION, GNC, FHIT, BCMA, LCNMA
89 Institute Road
6A Linden Gardens
0121 443 1580 / 07838 161671
It never ceases to amaze me after 27 years in practise, how quickly people respond to nutritional and naturopathic treatment. I educate and inspire, to unlock the self-healing capabilities of the human body, removing obstacles to healing.
I have a passion for helping people to understand and achieve good health. There is too much misinformation in the media confusing people. My aim, when working with you, is to teach you how to adopt a healthy diet & nurture your own individual health-promoting lifestyle. I do this by sharing nutritional and naturopathic strategies that allow the individual to reclaim control of their health. These strategies can also work in tandem with orthodox medical interventions.
I have helped my clients with a variety of issues including those who cannot tolerate prescribed drugs, and with people who want to know how to achieve & maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Our level of wellness is related to how we live - by choice or otherwise - and by our environment and our attitudes. Small, low-impact and affordable changes to lifestyle can make a big difference to our health. Essentially the human organism wants to be well. I help my clients unlock the self healing capabilities of the body.
If you would like to find out more about how I can help you, please get in touch.
Nutritional Therapy consists of using diet, specific foods and possibly supplements to improve our health. Our bodies are built from, fueled by and repaired by food so what we eat affects every cell and body system. Good nutrition helps to regulate the body and has a huge impact on how well we feel, how we age and how we cope with today’s common health problems and chronic illnesses.
Naturopathy is a revival of holistic medical practice in which the well being of the patient is encouraged through a range of natural medical interventions including first and foremost diet, but also including medicinal herbs, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and body work. Naturopathy follows similar precepts to nutritional therapy but can take the healing process further.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fully insured member of the General Nutrition Council (GNC)
- Member of the Fellowship of Integrated Holistic Therapists (FHIT)
- Member of the British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)
- Member of the London College of Naturopathic Medicine Association (LCNMA)
As a child I was fascinated with edible plants and herbs, especially those used in the kitchen for cooking. Later, as a young mother, I was positive that a good diet for my growing children would give the best results, a belief inspired by my interest in the relationship between nutrition and health & wellness. When a chronic illness emerged in the family, I felt compelled to take this interest further and study nutrition at Patrick Holford’s Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Further post-graduate study at The London College of Naturopathy was the natural progression.
Since then - and for over twenty-five years - I have offered a nutritional & naturopathic consultation practice that has taken me all over the globe. Alongside my one-to-one practice, I have worked in a number of teams and clinics, most notably for a number of years as a Technical Consultant on the Clinical Nutrition Team with John Sterling at the nutritional supplement specialists BIOCARE.
I spent a few years as a nutritional consultant & naturopath at the COMO Shambhala Retreat in Bali which has a multi-award-winning, programme offering a wonderful range of holistic, Asian-inspired therapies as well as Ayeurveda, yoga and Tai Chi. I also worked at the Como wellness centre in Parrot Cay, part of the Turks & Caicos archipelago, southeast of the Bahamas.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Cancer *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Megaloblastic anaemia *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Thyroid problems
- Tiredness *
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Please contact me by telephone or email to discuss your requirements and my current prices.
“Carla has taken the fear out of eating for me... I had so many allergies." Deborah, Birmingham
I have consulted Carla on many occasions - always good, balanced advice and eventual success - thanks! James, Shropshire
Carla has a wealth of knowledge and experience in nutrition and naturopathy and a very empathetic approach. If you're concerned or confused about how to look after your health or deal with a health problem - go see her. Caroline, London
Carla is the one and only sure place to go, when you need advice about how to "get better". From a minor ailment to a lifetime diagnoses, her unlimited knowledge will get you back on track and more fighting fit than before. Sophy, Stratford upon Avon
“I met Carla over 15 years ago and I can safely say she changed my life. I was struggling with many allergies, rosacea and a general fogginess. After a few sessions I started to feel human again. I highly recommend Carla's intensely holistic approach - it works.“ Helena, Newbury, Berks.
Type of session
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I am available week days, evenings and weekends.
I also work in London. Nearest tube Notting Hill, please contact me to check availability.