Gut Issues | Weight Loss | Sports Nutrition | Food Allergies | Fatigue | Fertility
I am an experienced nutrition practitioner based in Belper, Derbyshire, qualified through the College of Naturopathic Medicine. I work from my practice room in tranquil surroundings only 15 minutes drive from Derby city centre or 40 minutes from Nottingham and by Skype.
We are leading our lives at breakneck speed! Perhaps it's the case that you've been eating on the run for long enough and you sense your body is telling you things but you can't make the connections? Maybe you're eating well, you're cooking from fresh, you take supplements, you understand food is important but you don't feel 'Super-You'; that optimal wellness and vitality? That's where it's good to talk to a professional, to get back on track and join up the dots. It's only when you feel better that you realise how bad you felt before. Yes, and I've been there too!
My job is to look at why you might be feeling less energetic, feel sleepy in the afternoons but can't sleep at night, put on weight you can't shift, struggle with periods or joint pain and so on. So if you like it's about finding out why the cracks have formed not just plastering over them.
During your consultation, I will listen carefully to your story, decide with you how best to help you to make the necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle to achieve better work/life balance that will fit in with the demands of your working and home lives. Where there is loss of optimal function such as may be seen in for example, cases of persistently loose or dry motions or low energy, I use reputable labs to carry out functional testing to establish what is at the root and what is driving your condition and therefore where your health needs most support. This also creates a point from which to measure success over subsequent review consultations.
The aim will be to help you regain your former vitality, resilience and optimal healthfulness or, as in many cases to achieve better levels than you have previously remembered. Now is a good time to invest in your future health and wellness!
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (Birmingham), I'm a qualified Advanced-trained (ART) and Nerve reflexologist (NR), hold an Advanced Cordon Bleu certificate (London), a Certificate of Education (Nottingham Trent University), a Higher National Diploma Institutional Management (Edinburgh Queen Margaret's)
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.
I'm available at all times through the working week broadly from 8am to 7pm
I don't bite! ...well not often x