Food gives us life,
But it shouldn't rule our life.
Having a healthy relationship with the food you eat maintains your physical and mental wellbeing and gives you the energy to get on with the wonderful business of living. Everything is balanced.
But an unhealthy relationship with food creates an imbalance which affects your entire being. It impacts on your physical health, energy levels, weight, moods, self-esteem and emotional health and stops you living the life you want. For many people, mental and emotional issues become so inextricably linked with food and eating that it dominates their lives and they can see no way to redress the balance.
You can take back control and bring balance into your life.
Eat right, for your life
Eating what’s right for you is about more than meeting your body’s physical needs. The right diet needs to satisfy your tastes, lifestyle, budget, the rest of the family.
Most importantly, you should feel comfortable about what you eat. If the foods you consume or the way you eat bring any negative feelings into your life, if trying to control your food has led to food controlling your life, it’s time to make a change.
And with a little bit of help, it’s easier than you think.
I am Sarah and I understand.
I am many things.
To the outside world, I am a qualified nutritionist and an experienced practitioner with over 20 years in the food and nutrition industry. I am also mum to three happy, hormonal, noisy, complicated, do-my-head-in teenagers (twins Will & Sophie and their older brother Jack. Jack also happens to have Downs syndrome), a business owner, wife, daughter, volunteer and friend.
But more significantly, I am like you.
Food has sometimes been an issue in my life. Internally, I have had my own battles with body image and disordered eating. I have used food as an emotional crutch, a replacement, an excuse, a punishment. But I have won those battles and brought balance into my life and my eating.
And because I fully understand the complex feelings that can become wrapped up in food and eating, I can help you.
My promise to you
Working together, we’ll find small yet impactful, sustainable and life-improving changes to what you eat and how you eat.
Whether you want to make small changes that will increase your energy levels, lower your weight and improve your health, or you want to take back control of a seemingly impossible relationship with food, we will find the right strategy for you.
Has that given you food for thought?
If you want to ask any questions and find out more, please get in touch.
No cost, no obligation, no judgement.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders, National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2020
MSc Distinction in Nutritional Therapy, Worcester University 2017. Dissertation: The impact of autonomy in adults upon long-term weight management.
BSc first class in Human Nutrition, Nottingham Trent University 2004. Dissertation: Effect of long-chain fatty acids upon cognitive function in children with Downs Syndrome.
Member of Guideline Development Groups for Overweight and Obesity in children and adults, NICE, London 2012-2014
Dietary Assessment Co-ordinator, MRC, Cambridge 2009-2012
I also complete 30 hours of continued professional development each year, most recent professional development includes:
- May 2019 Eating Disorders
- June 2019 Overcoming Binge Eating
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
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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.
Free initial telephone or online session
My kick-start package is £350 and includes an initial 90 minute consultation; 2 x 45 minute follow-ups; weekly food diary or check-in and reasonable e-mail communication between appointments. The aim is to provide you with the tools and support you need to get you on track and working towards your goals.
Follow-up programmes start from £225
All programmes contain an initial consultation and follow-up consultations which may be in person, via skype, phone-call or via email.
I offer daytime and evening appointments.