I'm a nutritional therapist and an acupuncturist. During the current COVID-19 crisis, I'm no longer able to work face-to-face so for the time being my ability to practice acupuncture is on hold.
However, I am still working online and by phone supporting existing and new patients with their nutritional needs. Sourcing new vitamin supply lines when brands run out and advising on new challenges like how to support their immune systems. How to cope with stress and how to cook and eat well on a limited budget.
I may not be able to use my needles but I still very much draw on my 15 years as Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner to add to the depth of my nutritional knowledge. Patients have been sending me photos of their tongues to add to their diagnosis.
I specialise in women's health - especially period issues like pain, sleep and mood disorders, lack of ovulation, irregular and absent cycles, fertility, assisted fertility, pregnancy and hot flushes, low energy and fatigue.
I back up my treatments, if needed, with functional testing - hormonal panels, allergy profiles, stool tests - dietary advice, supplement plans, recipe advice in addition to diagnosis via pulse, tongue and meridian analysis.
I also see teenagers, children and both men and women for a wide range of nutrition related health issues, low mood, sleep issues, allergies, digestion, pain and weight management.
I've been working as an alternative therapist for over 18 years - I first became interested in nutrition and acupuncture when I had my own adrenal fatigue and stress related health issues in the 1990's - by learning about meditation, yoga and changing my lifestyle and diet I was able to reverse my health problems and since then I have been using my knowledge, training and expertise as a vision therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist and nutritionist to help others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated as a Nutritional Therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), London and as a Licensed Acupuncturist from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, (CICM), Reading, in 2005. I'm also a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the Complementary & Natural healthcare Council (CHNC) and the British Acupuncture Council (BAAC)
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.
Lewes: Initial Consultation and Nutritional Report and Supplement advice: £75 ( I hour 15 mins )Follow-up: £48 ( 45 minutes)
London: Initial Consultation, treatment and nutritional report - £150 ( 1 hr 15 mins)
Follow-up: £85 ( 45 mins)
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