Diana Herve

Diana Herve

Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0

01702 472454 / 07979 471779

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Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0

01702 472454 / 07979 471779

About me

Fully Qualified

About Diana – Personal Profile:

I have an Honours degree in Health Sciences and Nutritional Therapy and trained at the University of Westminster. I have over 10 year's experience in nutritional therapy, working with people of all ages.

I run a private practice but have worked alongside, and make referrals to other health professionals (GP's, physiotherapists, psychotherapists), when appropriate, to progress a client's recovery. I offer individual, couple or family consultations. I assess diets and current health issues, taking into account family health history, lifestyle factors and help my clients to understand the links between the foods they eat and their symptoms. My experience is in dietary retraining for weight loss and conquering yo-yo dieting, gut health & related disorders, chronic autoimmune illness, food intolerance & allergies, as well as women's health & hormone related conditions.

As well as giving individual consultations I advise on sports nutrition for optimum performance, run dietary re-training groups for weight management and provide corporate wellness days. In addition I have written articles on health and nutrition for various publications.

I also run cookery demonstrations with nutrition talks to encourage my clients to cook and eat themselves to good health!

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully Qualified:

In 2011 I 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 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 sugar-free, healthy ingredients.

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.

Member organisations

BANT
CNHC

Accredited register membership

Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0

Type of session

Online nutrition support: Yes
Telephone nutrition support: Yes
Face to face nutrition: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments