Hi, I’m Ola,
Clients often come to me because they have tried lots of diets but feel like it is extremely difficult to harness the will power required to “eat healthy”.
My typical client might have previously stuck to a “diet” or method for a while; however, life happens, and all of a sudden there is no headspace to worry about eating healthy and everything goes back to square one (or sometimes worse).
Others have told me how they recognise that they are choosing the wrong foods but cannot control the cravings that make them seek these foods.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Isn’t it frustrating that knowing how to eat right can be so different from doing the right thing? i.e., actually making (and sticking to) the right choices for you?
It is human nature to find food pleasurable; and when we need comfort, or to feel safe, or to relieve boredom, many of us use food to get some pleasure and achieve distraction from uncomfortable feelings.
The work I do with my clients revolves around identifying and removing the distractions that typically fill up your headspace, and, stop you from eating mindfully – e.g., the stress at work or at home, the feelings of boredom or fatigue, the impostor syndrome…
Typically, when we start working together, my clients and I start off talking about food, health, weight – but very quickly we end up talking about:
- Being seen / appreciated at work
- What it would mean to find a partner
- Relationship concerns
- … and similar situations that are more to do with feelings than food specifically…
As we resolve these issues together, my clients achieve a sense of freedom and can actually listen to their body for real clues about what food they need to attain nourishment as opposed to comfort.
This is liberating and relaxing, as once you realise you’re not forcing yourself to eat a certain way, or beating yourself up about ‘naughty snacks’ - you’re actually free!
A recent client Sara, said the following:
“So much has changed. Most importantly, my relationship with food, exercise and my body has changed dramatically. I feel like I now think of it more through the lens of care instead of frustration, and when I eat or exercise I think much more about whether this will help me, rather than if it will make me lose weight. For example, although I keep count of calories, when I make meals I now think much more about whether it’s nutritious, which is not something I thought about before. The coaching elements were also very helpful, as they allowed me to understand how I thought and felt about certain things, and how I might change that. The holistic approach between coaching and nutrition was amazing. It has left me feeling much more confident and committed to making this a long-term change.”
A little about me...
I struggled with my weight for more than half my life.
I was so frustrated, I ended up studying for an advanced diploma in Nutrition.
But there was something missing – knowing what to do and understanding the science did not make it any easier to do the right thing.
Then my life changed. I suffered two blows in very quick succession which meant a family of four became a family of 2 in the space of a few months.
I started to question everything, and my priorities changed.
I started to take an interest in neuroscience. I learned how the subconscious has more power over our rational brains than most of us ever realise, how our habits and behaviours can be re-moulded through conscious attention, and how much power we actually have to change our personalities.
As a result, I trained in Transformational Coaching and felt compelled to help others achieve the changes I have achieved too.
I now work with my clients to create new habits around food. I get results because I use coaching approaches to create mindset shifts. This means you benefit from a powerful combination of nutrition and mindset changes.
Email me now to get started.
I really look forward to working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the RSPH Level 4 Diploma in Nutrition.
I also hold certifications for:
- Meal planning
- Behaviour change coaching
- Vegetarian, Vegan and Plans based diets
- Pre and Post Natal Nutrition
- Nutrition for Older Adults
- Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
Federation of Holistic Therapists
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Accredited register membership
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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.
Free initial online session
The absolute best way to experience the benefits and impact (and decide you’re ready for a new you), is to “try it”.
So, I invite anyone considering working with me to a full-experience coaching session, for free and with no obligation or expectation to continue.
I’ll help you identify your specific [blocks, barriers or challenges] and we’ll develop a plan – which you can take forward on your own or put into practice with my help. You are in control.
When you make contact, I will give you access to a special App that makes everything clear and simple. I encourage you to use this as much as possible ahead of our coaching session (however this is not obligatory).
During our session, I will use information you have provided to create tailored insights into things you can change to see immediate results. We will also start work on exploring options for managing the situations that might cause you to seek food.
If it’s good for both of us, we can continue on and work together for 12 or 24 weeks to set you on a path to a life where you have control around food and healthy choices without having to expend any conscious thought on this – your control will be part of your nature.
Meetings are normally online (Zoom / FaceTime / Telephone). In person meetings are also available however these cannot be booked at night.
All consultations can be provided online and there is no additional cost for evening appointments