Emma Berridge BA (Hons); PGCE; Dip.NNT; MNNA
Having been on a journey myself in pursuit of the answers to ‘what creates vibrant health and wellbeing?’ I have positively changed my health, lifestyle and outlook and am a firm believer that sound nutrition is the foundation for optimum health. This quest has driven me to train in various disciplines in order to understand what makes us healthy, physically, emotionally and psychologically. Having this breadth of training allows me to offer a fully comprehensive and holistic approach to my clients.
Education is an important aspect of the consultation and I am passionate about sharing my wealth of knowledge and helping others to unravel some of the confusing messages around nutrition. I recognise that a “one size fits all” approach is not appropriate when it comes to health and wellbeing and aim to excite and inspire you to make the changes you need by providing encouragement and support through-out the process.
As a naturopathic nutritional therapist, I work to address concerns at a deeper level assessing the underlying ‘root’ causes rather than treating the symptoms presented.
I am fully insured to practice and trained to meet NOS (National Occupational Standards) criteria appropriate to nutritional therapy, naturopathy and beauty therapy. I am continually learning and developing my knowledge and regularly attend seminars and lectures ensuring my CPD (continual professional development) is kept up-to-date with the latest research and insights in order to ensure safe practice. My substantial and diverse CV has also allowed me to work with a wide and challenging range of health concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a personal trainer and nutrition advisor with Premier International in 1998, consulting on a freelance basis alongside my work as a professional singer and dancer. I went onto secure a postgraduate certificate in education in 2004 and worked hard to balance an additional role in lecturing.
In 2013, passionate about healthcare having experienced my own burnout and health challenges, I elected to specialise in naturopathic nutritional therapy at the Natural Healthcare College. I went on to develop my own business as The NutriFit Coach, providing private consultations and educational workshops in fitness, nutrition and lifestyle management for individuals, schools and corporate clients.
My own experience with skin cancer in 2011 fuelled my passion and specialist interest in nutrition for ‘skin health’. I went on to gain my diploma in beauty facial treatments alongside subsequent training with Environ endorsed by the International Institute for Anti-Ageing. I provide an advanced skin nutrition programme that combines science and nature to offer a natural approach to beauty, both inside and out.
I currently work part-time with NX Professionals, complimenting my work as their nutritional therapist and am excited to be part of the team at Woburn Osteopaths where I run a regular nutrition and skin care clinic.
Naturopathic Nutrition Association
The Naturopathic Nutrition Association was formed by a group of Nutritional Therapists who passionately believe in the benefits of the naturopathic approach to nutrition. By working alongside a UK regulatory body for Naturopathy and other naturopathically-minded professional associations, the NNA aims to both promote to the public the benefits of naturopathic nutrition and encourage Nutritional Therapists to develop further therapeutic skills.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.