I graduated from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in 2014 and quickly decided to specialise in the area of sports nutrition, moving on to gain the ION Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition in 2015.
I am a keen endurance runner having completed17 European marathons and several Ultra marathons to date.
My diploma in sport and exercise nutrition alongside my personal experience and achievements in endurance running, makes me perfectly suited to working with clients having a keen interest in nutrition to enhance their endurance sports performance.
Before becoming a Nutritional Therapist, I worked as a psychiatric nurse and later moved on to working within peer group crisis counselling as part of a long career as cabin crew at British Airways.
My many years of crisis counselling have equipped me with interpersonal skills including empathy, congruence and respect that can help encourage and facilitate nutritional change for clients.
My mission is to be a leader in sports nutrition for athletes ranging from the weekend warrior to the aspiring professional.
- a client-led personalised service
- bespoke sport nutrition action plans
- leading edge scientific research information
Please feel free to call me or visit me at The training Works, St Margarets Twickenham for a FREE 30 minute introductory assessment where we can discuss your goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
DipION, Dip Sport & Exercise Nutrition, mBANT, CNHC Registered.
My work is predominantly one-to-one consultations, however on occasion I work with groups to provide educational presentations on specific subjects linked to "Nutrition in Sport".
I am registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and I am a member of the professional body for Nutritional Therapists, British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
I am also fully insured.
I embark on regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which ensures I am continually improving my knowledge and skills. It also assures my continual awareness of new developments within the field of Nutritional Therapy.
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Please contact me for more information on the packages available and to book your FREE 30 minute introductory assessment where we can discuss your goals.
I am a graduate of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), London where I achieved a diploma in Nutritional Therapy (with distinction) and Sport and Exercise Nutrition (with distinction).
I am also a clinic tutor at ION, providing professional support to the students currently studying on the nutrition diploma course.
Additionally, I am an Athletics England Run Leader. I currently lead a running group on a Thursday morning at 9.30am from The Training works, Twickenham.