I have several specialities to offer and they are on my Insurance policy. These are Nutrition for Health, Counselling and Vision Work. I am an experienced practitioner in these fields which often overlap and can work well together. In relation to Nutrition, I specialise in Alkalising Nutrition for health and wellness and I recommend food that is more alkaline than acidic in order to have a good balance. Regular exercise and fresh air are also an important part of a healthy lifestyle! These things often overlap with Vision work where nutrition and exercise are also important.
I am based in mid Staffs but am willing to travel.
Some courses will be offered in mid Staffs and other parts of the Peak District. A 5-6 day course is being planned at a venue in Scotland. Full details to follow soon.
At the present time my activities are run online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have several specialities to offer here really. These are Nutrition for Health; Counselling; and Vision Work. I am an experienced practitioner in these fields which often overlap. I have a Diploma in Living Nutrition, a Diploma in Counselling and a Teachers Certificate in Vision Work/Education. An important area here is relaxation for the eyes and to minimise stress! Nutrition and health is my main area but Vision work and improvement needs good nutrition too so they compliment each other! I find that my Counselling skills are also very useful as listening to clients well is important. And listening and learning is not about making judgements about people. So I endeavour to present accurate information to clients and then to let them make decisions! My experience in these areas is very full and i have practiced them for a number of years now.
My personal story with Nutrition is that some years ago I suffered from itchy skin on my lower legs and forearms. I had no idea what was causing this so I went to see a Nutritionist in the hope of finding out! From my first indepth appointment I was recommended to avoid dairy products, wheat and gluten! Within two weeks my itchy skin had vanished and as long I kept to these recommendations I had no further problems! Also if I went back to wheat or dairy for a few days the problem came back! This experience gave me great confidence in this particular Nutritionist and nutrition generally. I then enlisted on a training course in Alkaline Nutrition with this person and became qualified several years later!
Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners
The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners is the fastest growing body for practitioners of nutritional therapy in the UK. There are two types of membership: Full Member and Student Member.
Members must be insured, and agree to abide by the FNTP Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics and the Disciplinary & Complaints Procedure.
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.
At present I offer an information type session for 15 minutes free of charge. For a full consultation of one hour or more I ask £75.
I am available midweek from 09.30 to 5.30 and evenings and weekends by appointment.
I am planning to run a 5 or 6 day course involving Nutrition and Natural Vision Work at a lovely venue in West Scotland. I will be finalising these plans shortly which at present are influenced by current lockdowns!