About me

Has it been a long time since you felt full of vitality? Do you feel burnt-out, run-down, tired and wired? Are you suffering with a mood disorder? Do you feel you can’t handle stress well anymore, have sleep issues, can’t concentrate and feel irritable, on edge, panicky and fatigued?

Maybe you are experiencing a complex chronic condition which you don’t feel doctors can provide the answers or adequate treatment for.  Or perhaps you are struggling with fertility, hormone or thyroid issues? Or have gut problems or stubborn weight issues.

The purpose of nutritional therapy is ultimately to address the root of the problem, instead of just treating symptoms. And just as no two people will have the exact same issues, no dietary programme will be exactly the same - Kirsten will tailor an individualised dietary programme (emailed to you after the first consultation) taking into account your situation, budget and lifestyle. She takes the guesswork away with targeted treatment, and guides you through what you personally should and shouldn’t be eating. Her approach is sympathetic and warm, as she genuinely cares deeply, having helped hundreds of people over the years. Your health is such an important investment and Kirsten is committed to helping people make a difference to their well-being.

Kirsten’s areas of expertise include:

·      All manner of mood disorders in adults, also in tweens and teens, during pregnancy and the post-partum period, in the premenstrual-period during life changes

·       Stress-related conditions such as burn-out and its associated symptoms

·      Gut issues

·       Complex chronic conditions

·       Female hormonal problems including PMS, PMDD, menstrual and thyroid conditions

·       Fertility and pregnancy- including preconception advice, recurrent miscarriage and other fertility issues,  dietary guidelines and supplements during IVF and during pregnancy

·       And stubborn and unexplained weight issues

Kirsten also has expertise in creating bespoke plans for vegans and vegetarians  and has even devised a unique nutritional lab test for vegans, to ensure they don’t have any nutritional deficiencies. See https://eatyourselftohealth.com/tests.html

And as a busy mother with two young, energetic (but delightful!) boys, she also know the demands of modern life, and finds it very rewarding helping people under stress and/or with stress-related and mental health conditions, having been very poorly after having her first son in 2010, and also having had post-viral fatigue 3 years before.


Testimonials from Kirsten's clients

“I was suffering from panicky feelings for a couple years and although counselling sessions helped a little, it didn’t completely solve the problem. I knew my diet wasn’t well balanced but I never thought it would have an impact on my mood and sleep. Kirsten has prescribed me a number of supplements. I’m so bad at taking supplements religiously but I gave it a try. About 3 weeks into taking them I was sleeping so much better. Almost one year later and I haven’t had those feelings! Pandemic and all!!! Also, I reckon my crazy PMS mood swings have also levelled considerably. I couldn’t recommend her enough.’’ Y. Mills

“I have suffered with gut issues in varying forms for well over thirty years. Kirsten arranged laboratory stool testing for me which identified several imbalances and with this knowledge was able set up a staged dietary plan which also included gut supporting supplements to treat an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria and inflammatory issues. I now suffer no longer and thank Kirsten for relieving me of my daily fight with gut discomfort.’’ Steve, Forest Hill

“I’ve had astonishing results from my sessions with Kirsten. The almost immediate effects of some tweaks to my diet and the supplements she has put me on have taken me from napping every single afternoon for ten years [from chronic low energy issues], to not napping at all ever. I’m so grateful for having this time back. I have also experienced a huge reduction in back and leg pain and my restless leg syndrome seems to have also disappeared. I would highly recommend Kirsten’s very carefully thought out and entirely bespoke advice." Daisy Fletcher

“I contacted Kirsten after a series of distressing miscarriages whilst trying to conceive our second child. She put me on a tailor-made supplement protocol and addressed some dietary imbalances. I now have a second daughter and am very grateful for her help. She is also very kind and caring.’’ SC

“I started using Kirsten's services about 5yrs ago after many visits to consultants and GPs who couldn't offer me much in terms of help with my brain fog, fatigue and feeling a bit panicky. I didn't want to go down the anti-depressant route as I prefer to tackle things naturally where possible. Since following Kirsten's advice I now feel like a completely different person. Kirsten has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and is always keeping up to date with the latest information. I now see her services as an invaluable part of my long-term self-care plan and would highly recommend her refreshing approach to health.’’ V. Sinkinson

I would like to thank you for your help in getting me back to good health. My digestion has improved and my gut too- no more sore/inflamed feeling, just feels normal. I have learnt a lot and therefore I can manage my stress and eating habits better. I have no more concerns towards food because I feel that I am well and so more confident. Thank you!" L Tomas


The process

* Book a consultation. Please feel free to call me for a free initial chat, where we can establish your needs.

* You will then receive a confirmation email, directions and a questionnaire, to bring with you filled out to the initial consultation, so we can hit the ground running.

* In the hour-long consultation, we talk about your objectives, and we go through your questionnaire in more detail and look at areas such as your eating habits, lifestyle, medical history and any obstacles you feel you have in making dietary changes. We then explore what your plan would entail and particular changes are recommended.

For more information about what a first consultation might entail, see http://www.eatyourselftohealth.com/consultation.html


The nutritional plan

You will be emailed an individualised plan within 48 hours of the consultation, as part of the first consultation fee.

Kirsten aims to to provide a realistic and effective nutritional plan, providing meal plans, and also shopping lists and recipes, if required.

The follow up

A follow up session is normally 3-6 weeks later. Kirsten always recommends a minimum of 2 consultations in total (follow ups takes 45 mins) to see how you are responding, make adjustments, arrange any tests (if appropriate) and monitor weight loss (if appropriate). Some people require more frequent and regular sessions but it depends on your needs and budget.

She can also help navigate the maze of which supplements you should or shouldn’t be taking, having worked for a reputable supplement company for 5 years.

So if you are looking for an experienced nutritionist and health coach in London, get in touch. Kirsten can also carry out consultations via phone or skype.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons Nutritional Medicine, Diploma in Nutritional Medicine (with Distinction).

Kirsten has also been a consultant for two food supplement companies, writes for various publications and have been in practice since 2005. She keep up to date with nutritional research by attending lectures and extensive reading.

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Member organisations

CNHC

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Nutrition topics

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.

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Fees

Additional information

Free initial chat

She also has some packages which are the best value for money. Please see https://eatyourselftohealth.com/prices.html for latest packages, prices & offers.

£85 for the first consultation (60 - 75 mins)

This fee includes a fully individualised nutritional programme devised after the consultation

£65 for follow ups (45 mins)

This fee includes updates to the programme, reviewing tests, supplement and lifestyle advice and so on.

Packages and offers- see

Joint consultations- contact Kirsten for pricing


Availability

Forest Hill: Monday - Friday 10am-3pm. Monday evenings and Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. Also virtual consultations via zoom.

Further information

She is also able to see people evenings & weekends and can carry out the consultation virtually via zoom.

Please also note her practice is child and baby-friendly, if you wish to bring your children.

Colfe Road
Forest Hill
London
SE23 2ER

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Additional languages

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