A bit about me
As the Greek physician Hippocrates said “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I live by this statement and have used my knowledge to help others and myself return to optimal health. After coming off of the contraceptive pill, I didn’t have a regular menstrual cycle for 2 years, was told I would have to go through IVF when I eventually want to have children, and was given no help at all from conventional medicine. I conducted hormonal tests, practiced yoga and meditation, and made major nutrition and supplement changes to restore my cycle and subsequently my overall health (and now expecting our first baby in March 2017!). I am passionate these methods can support a range of health implications.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and uses the science of nutrition to promote optimal health. It is appropriate for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
I use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances that could be affecting lifestyle symptoms such as:
- Lack of energy
- Poor sleep
- Irregular bowel movements and bloating
- Food intolerances
- Poor skin tone
- Brain fog
- Hormonal imbalances
- Chronic stress
I will work with you to address any nutritional imbalances that could be enhancing these (or other) symptoms and help support your body towards improving and maintaining health.
I know that you are unique and will recommend a completely bespoke and personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I will never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their doctor and work with your doctor to help improve your symptoms.
The benefits of nutritional therapy include:
- Weight/fat loss
- Improved sleep
- More energy
- Increased mental clarity
- Clearer skin
- Improved digestion
- Increased motivation for work and life
- Reduction in PMS symptoms
- Improved immune system
- And more!
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy with CNM (The College of Naturopathic Medicine)
In addition to my 3 year Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma, I have also worked at a personal trainer for 8+ years and in 2015 completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Both of these help me advise my clients in other areas of their life, rather than just focusing on diet and nutrition.
These qualifications allow me full insurance to practice and membership of British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and Complimentary & Natural Health Council (CNHC). The department of health recommend that those seeking complimentary healthcare should use a CNHC registered practitioner.
To further enhance my knowledge and to keep up to date with the latest research, I frequently attended CPD (Continuous Professional Development) awarded seminars and conferences. These have included -
- The Role of Inflammation & Disease (BANT)
- Feeding Our Microbiome (CAM)
- Detox - The Key To Healthy Ageing (CAM Conference)
- Introduction To Functional Medicine (Dr Mark Hyman)
- Brain Health (CAM Conference)
As well as seeing 1-1 nutrition clients, I have also worked on many wellness retreats, as well as running my own, plus running local workshops. During these retreats I host a number of nutrition and cookery workshops to educate people on topics such as blood sugars, adrenal health, gut health, hormones and more. I am also passionate about showing clients how delicious and easy health foods can be, which I also demonstrate on my retreats and during my workshops.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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.
Initial Consultation - £85
Follow Up - £50
If booked together - £120
This includes a free 10 minute initial phone consultation if required, plus regular email support and communication.
“Hi Emma, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you.
You have helped me change my nutritional life style completely.
I came to one of your nutrition workshops. I was hooked on coffee, sweeteners, no fruit or veg in my diet and feeling lethargic. I bought a juicer and blender the week after and have cut out 80% of dairy, wheat, sugar. I juice every day and start the day with hot water and lemon. I’ve had one coffee since, (a craving!) but converted to herbal teas and green tea and honey. I’m trying to source organic produce when I can (not always easy!). And have visited sound bites and stocked my cupboards with chia seeds, protein and hemp powder, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar etc. I bought your detox diet, that I downloaded from your website. I’ve been doing that ever since. I feel energized, healthy, happy and my skin, hair and nails are fab. I didn’t even feel grotty in the first two weeks, it’s been easy!.
Can’t thank you enough for inspiring me Emma. I turned 50 in February and so go into my new decade feeling FAB-U-LOUS!” Kate Dawes
"Phenomenal stuff. Emma has helped me reach a goal which I doubted was even achievable. Offers fantastic advice and brilliant at her job, highly recommended to say the least" Ryan O'Donnell
"I went to see Emma 3 weeks ago, because I was always tired, couldn't lose weight, was feeling very down on myself. She made me realise even though I thought I was eating healthy, I wasn't! Being vegetarian I needed all my vitamins etc. and I wasn't getting them all in the foods I was eating. Emma has totally changed my way of eating, I now have more energy, skin looks great & lost half a stone! I'm sticking with this for life! Thanks Emma, definitely recommend you!" Anne Winfield
“Emma really helped me to change my mind set about food..I feel so much more healthier and have lost weight ...I would definitely recommend Emma as she is very helpful and supportive” Louise Taylor
“Emma is great, she worked with me a few years back when I was training for a half marathon. A couple of years later and a couple of stones heavier, I went back to her for some help. We had a chat, discussed my goals and she created a nutrition and workout plan for me follow, after only 6 weeks I had lost 18lbs, i felt great and my running was more enjoyable again. I can’t recommend Emma strongly enough.” Paul Fletcher