Working as a Registered Nutritional Therapist in a North London practise since 2008 using a Functional Medicine approach to Lifestyle Medicine. Experience encompasses a wide variety of conditions but special interest is in brain health as well as living with dietary restrictions, including dairy-free and/or gluten-free diets.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons degree at Leeds University, then went on to enrol in BCNH (UK College of Nutrition and Health) graduating with Distinction in Nutritional Therapy, 2008. Full member of BANT (British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine), and the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council),
Guest lecturer for the Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) and BCNH training upcoming nutritional therapy students in a variety of conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Autism and ADHD, Alzheimers and Dementia as well as Mental Health.
Very active in the MS community and has presented to many MS support groups, including taking part on an expert panel at the MS Society's MSLife Expo in 2016. Works as a facilitator for the charity Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis presenting at conferences, hosting webinars and facilitating retreats. Is a key nutritional contributor for the MS Academy's upcoming Healthy Living Services project, to provide dietary and lifestyle support in NHS clinics.
Undertaken a variety of projects tackling health and nutrition within schools and colleges involving practical hands-on education for students, parents and staff in order to improve nutritional standards whilst supporting specific educational needs.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
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.
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
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.
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.