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 practice, how quickly people respond to Nutrition and Naturopathy.
I have a passion for helping people to understand and achieve good health, there is too much misinformation in the media confusing people. The first thing I address with people is digestion. If you don't digest well you don't absorb from your food, and it can cause much pain and discomfort. If you have tummy troubles it is best not to ignore it or learn to live with it. How would it feel not to have tummy symptoms?
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. I educate and inspire, to unlock the self-healing capabilities of the human body, removing obstacles to healing. 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.
I am happy to offer you a 15 minute phone consultation answering your questions. So, 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
For 10 years until recently, I worked in a clinical nutrition team helping practitioners and members of the public, doing clinical research, presentations, and writing referenced material on health issues, scientific evaluations on specific illnesses. I also have worked with local radio about health questions in the news.
- 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-seven 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 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.
£90 for the first hour appointment.
£50 for following appointments.
£60 for the first hour appointment.*
£35 for following appointments.
Because I ask that a questionnaire be filled in before the appointment I rarely need longer than an hour for my first appointment (*).
“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.
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.
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.
Type of session
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Week days, Evenings and Weekends.
I also work in London (nearest tube Notting Hill) please contact me to check availability.