01702 472454 / 07979 471779
About Diana – Personal Profile:
I believe everyone can benefit from nutritional therapy in order to alleviate nutritional and lifestyle imbalances that may be causing chronic, long term health problems and debilitating symptoms such as fatigue, bowel and/or stomach problems, or disordered eating that may be affecting weight, health & wellbeing. Understandably, these can affect a person’s enjoyment and quality of life.
I have an BSc Honours Degree in Health Science:Nutritional Therapy, and have been practising for over 12 years. I have worked with clients who frequently present with stress related symptoms, as a result of the fast pace and demands of contemporary lifestyles. This affects digestion, energy levels, and undermines their general health and sense of wellbeing.
The premise of my practice is mentoring and enabling my clients to ‘help themselves to health’. I do this by providing them with sensible, evidenced-based nutritional knowledge, personalised programmes that accommodate personal lifestyle and health goals. You may want advice on how to re-educate your eating habits to improve your overall health and wellbeing or to manage your weight or gut health.
I assess your current diet and lifestyle as well and take into account your medical history. I specialise in managing blood sugar levels and dietary retraining for weight loss and conquering yo-yo dieting. My expertise also includes women's health & hormone related conditions.
As an educator and wellness coach, I empower and motivate my clients to make better food choices, both at home and at work. Very small changes in diet and lifestyle can have enormously positive and dynamic effects, which can be noticeable within days. The net result is improved energy, improved performance and productivity and overall feeling more positive, healthy and happy.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc(Hons): Health Science:Nutritional Therapy with over 12 years experience as a practising nutritionist.
In 2011 I further qualified as a Teacher in Further Education (DTLLS), and taught Health & Social Care for five years, including lecturing in nutrition, psychology and sociology of health, psychological perspectives of health and health research.
In 2014 I became involved in community work with an NHS outreach programme, as a weight management facilitator with Anglian Community Enterprise on the My Weight Matters programme.
I am passionate about food and qualified as a Cordon Bleu Cook in 1981 and prior to training as a Nutritionist, I taught cookery, catered and gave cookery demonstrations for 22 years. As a working mother, I have always been aware of the challenges of getting a meal on the table in the evening after a long day at work, but my experience as a cook, together with my nutritional knowledge enables me to provide practical information and recipes on how to feed individuals and families in the most nutritious, economical and enjoyable ways. In 2014 I resurrected my cookery demonstrations, to show clients how to create delicious recipes, with the emphasis on fresh, nutritous ingredients. I believe it is about learning how to eat more, not less, with nutrients being the most important currency.
During my career, I have frequently presented in schools and colleges where I have given fun and interactive workshops to children and young people to raise awareness about the health damaging effects of the culture of fast food and processed foods; I provide practical information so that they can make informed choices to prevent chronic illness in the future.
I am fully insured and as a member of BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists) and CNHC (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council) and NTC (Nutritional Therapy Council), my training has met National Occupational Standards and I am bound and regulated by a strict Code of Ethics and Practice. I am trained and certified to use scientific and nutritional knowledge in a therapeutically curative and healing way. To compliment my knowledge and comply with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, I attend seminars and lectures to learn about future developments in nutrition and the latest scientific, evidence-based research.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports nutrition
- Thyroid problems
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- 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.
Initial consultation : £80
Follow up consultation : £45
All clients receive a personal report and programme, plus recipe pack and general nutritIona information fact sheets.
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments