I am a registered nutritional therapist and qualified with a diploma from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London in 2017. I help women and couples experiencing fertility issues to make sense of their situation and to optimise their health in preparation for conception, with a special interest in working with those who are preparing for IVF treatment.
I have my own experience with infertility and IVF and it was this journey that inspired me to train as a nutritional therapist specialising in fertility and women’s hormonal health. I now love helping my clients to feel that they have a little more control over an emotional and sometimes overwhelming situation and I am constantly fascinated by the power of diet and lifestyle when it comes to optimising fertility. I offer 12 week programmes with varying levels of support and work both face to face and online with my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied for three years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and qualified with a diploma in nutritional therapy in 2018. I am a registered member of the British Association of Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I am fully insured through Balens.
Since qualifying with my diploma from CNM, I have continued to learn through professional CPD courses and completed a 12-month mentorship programme focused on fertility nutrition in January 2021 through the Fertility Nutrition Centre. I am currently in the process of topping up my diploma qualification to a BSc at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition / University of Portsmouth.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
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.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
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.
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.