Karina runs a busy natural health clinic in Oxfordshire where she offers Nutritional Therapy, clinical Psychoneuroimmunology and NLP integrated consultations. She is also a certified Metabolic Balance Coach and assists individuals in healthy weight loss and restoring metabolic efficiency. She has 10 years experience in the complementary medicine field and a deep understanding of the key lifestyle factors that influence our health. She sees clients on a daily basis and has experience working with a broad spectrum of health challenges aiming to always identify and target root causes of ill health rather than just treating symptoms.
Every person is unique with specific requirements, which can be assessed using a number of clinical tools including simple observations, taking a thorough health history, questionnaires and laboratory testing when appropriate. Karina is also a trained phlebotomist and can herself do the blood draw to be sent of the the relevant laboratories should blood tests be relevant. This provides a significant advantage to her clients as most private phlebotomy services are only available in London.
Karina firmly believes that true optimal health can only be achieved when considering all aspects of human existence including physiological, emotional, cognitive and social elements. She uses a unique combination of acquired skills to effectively support each individual client towards good health.
She has provided presentations, workshops and webinars for a significant number of large organisations around the country to help educate and support good health in the workplace.
Training, qualifications & experience
Karina has a background as a commercial lawyer, but changed carrier following personal experience using targeted nutrition to recover from illness. She now holds a first-class honours degree in Nutritional Therapy from the renowned Centre of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) accredited by Middlesex University. She has also trained as a Master NLP Practitioner with the UK college for Personal Development (UKCPD) and most recently completed a 2 year course in clinical Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (cPNI) with Natura Foundation.
She is a full member of BANT and ANLP and she is registered with CNHC. Karina is fully insured to practice
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.