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About me


I'm Maria. I'm a Registered Nutritional therapist and Health Coach. I help people with who struggle to lose weight, or who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver or metabolic syndrome. 

My approach is unique because I'm committed to taking the time to understand YOU. This includes a detailed review of your symptoms, lifestyle, diet and personal preferences so that, together, we can create a health plan that works for you in the long-term. 

Please book in a free 30 minute health & energy review on my website to find out more about how we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed a Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and a Health Coaching Certificate with Zest4Life.

I am a member of British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC)

Member organisations


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.

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.


Additional information

Metabolic conditions such as prediabetes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are lifestyle condition. Therefore I work with clients for a minimum of 12 weeks to ensure that we're able to really understand what's been driving this health issue, and help replace unhelpful habits with healthy habits. This includes nutrition but also other areas of life such as exercise, sleep, stress management etc. 

My programmes are personalised, practical and tailored to your needs and include one-to-one sessions, health assessment, access to meal plan and recipe portal, messaging support between sessions etc. 

Fees start from £435, please visit my website for more details. 

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Further information

I’ve had a pretty busy life so far, living in 5 different countries, working in the charity sector, corporate sector and as a freelancer. I also have two children and for the last few years have been juggling all the demands that come with being a working parent.

I have experienced first hand how difficult it is to establish healthy habits and stick to these. Modern life can make it very difficult to stay healthy. I would love to work with you to create a plan that works for you in the long-term so you can look forward to a healthier future!

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

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