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About me

I’m a Registered Nutritional Therapist who empowers people to reclaim their zest for life through the power of plants.

I was overweight and emotional eating my heart out. Everything changed when I discovered plant-based living. I lost over 40 pounds (18kg), overcame my personal challenges, and shifted my whole mindset. And I would love to help you do the same thing.

I know the struggles of trying to have a healthier lifestyle. Let me use my expertise and experience to guide you to create permanent and sustainable change.

Let’s work together and I will help you transform your relationship with food – and yourself.

I am based in Fife and I offer video and face to face appointments. I offer a FREE 30-minute video/face to face consultation before your first appointment. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for three years with the College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of the UK's largest, most highly-respected and well-known natural medicine training providers. Practice is evidence based from scientific research.

I am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists, which assists its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice.

I am also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC), whose function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration.

I have a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition: A Sustainable Diet for Optimal Health, accredited by the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

I have a certificate in Health Coaching by Zest4Life

Member organisations


Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.


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.

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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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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Additional information

  • Free 30 minute initial video session                                                                 
  • Initial Appointment  - £90
  • Follow up appointments are priced at £60                                               

*Supplement and testing at additional cost

When I work

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Further information

10 WEEK PACKAGE - £410

  • Initial 90-minute appointment
  • Fortnightly 45-minute check-in calls
  • Carefully considered nutrition and lifestyle recommendations                   
  • Email and message support between consultations
  • Supplement and functional testing recommendations*
  • GP referral letters if necessary
  • 10% discount on supplements

*Supplement and testing at additional cost 

Mind & Body Studio, 1-3 Kinghorn Road, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1SU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access

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