Vanessa O'Brien, Dip.NT, MFNTP, Nutritional Therapist & Wellbeing Coach
The Thames Club
A very warm welcome from Vee Vital!
I'm Vee O'Brien and I help clients to break free from health, wellbeing and weight issues so that they can enjoy the freedom and positive life changes that good health and a strong sense of wellbeing affords them.
My in-depth knowledge of nutrition, together with wellbeing coaching, means that I can help you to understand your body, what might be going on, how you may have arrived at where you are today, and give you the information, tools and support to help you break free and feel better… today and every day.
I am very passionate about working with people to help them with weight management/weight loss and offer a very practical and manageable process which helps clients to truly understand their bodies, which makes weight loss a whole lot easier. I also have very good results with emotional eating and binge eating issues, and often combine the two approaches.
I work with a huge range of health concerns, including (but not limited to): gut related / issues and disorders, low energy, hormonal imbalances (including thyroid issues, PMS etc.) recurrent infections, food allergies and intolerances, sleep disturbances, low moods, weight management and emotional eating, and many more.
It is ABSOLUTELY possible to achieve good health and a true sense of wellbeing, with the right support.
If you'd like to take a step towards better health and overall wellbeing, do get in touch. I offer a completely complimentary initial discovery call where we'll review where you are currently at, ensure we are a good fit for each other, discuss your goals, and map out a way to turn them into a reality.
I work with people 1-2-1 face to face, by telephone and via video consultations - location is never a barrier to us working together.
I advise on a wide range of tests including: vitamin/mineral levels, hormone imbalances, digestion and gut health, and more, via the NHS and through private laboratories.
I am fully insured and regularly attend leading Continual Professional Development courses to keep up to date with developments in the world of nutrition and coaching.
It is easy to lose weight but hard part is to keep it off! I am 58 years old and during the last 20 years have struggled with my diet and my dress sizes yoyo. I found it just easier to buy bigger clothes and easy to cook ready meals or take-aways - for a while that was ok. My cholesterol sky-rocketed, my tummy bloated and since the the change kicked in everything became chaotic: the mood swings, night sweats, metabolic rate crashed and then my body decided to move south! I felt invisible and completely out of control of my emotions and my eating – food seemed to control me. I would eat the fridge when under any kind of stress.
I knew I was comfort eating and let my thoughts dictate my eating and decided what I need was to change my lifestyle and my thinking. I wanted to learn more about nutrition too. I didn’t really know where to go for this support and advice. For a while I had a personal trainer and he advised me that being fit is 80% food and 20% fitness. He advised me to consider getting my eating under control and introduced me to Vee. Vee helps me understand how to control my diet – her expertise as a life change coach and nutritionist really works for me. It hasn’t been easy an easy journey and looking at your emotions and where they come from is at times uncomfortable, you need that right person - someone you can trust and feel safe with to share those issues – however big or small they are. Vee showed me how to change my thoughts or just accept them rather than turn to the fridge or chocolate!
There are the odd glitches but she has helped me to understand where my thoughts come from and to change those to more positive thoughts and outcomes. She is encouraging me to get to my target weight and I have lost some weight and can’t wait to get to my spin class now – my knees don’t touch my tummy anymore! I enjoy food and I am changing my habits too, I make more nutritious and healthy meals. I am learning to put myself first and be less of a people pleaser. I cope with life’s pitfalls more easily and I know for sure that if I didn’t have Vee (my guiding star) in my life I would be at least a stone heavier and my wardrobe would be full of more extra-large sized clothes. I have gained so much more than losing weight – my self belief and inner strength and most importantly I feel lighter in the mind, soul and body. I wish I knew her 20 years ago!
Jayne Featherstone, Laleham
I've enjoyed working with Vee immensely! Always offering insightful advice, Vee has a very friendly and approachable way of working. Vee helped me pinpoint exactly what was and wasn't working for me specifically, helping me shift weight I hadn't managed to by myself over many years. Using Vee's advice, I've also cleaned up my cooking, my cupboard, and my eating habits and feel healthier and more energised! I'm very grateful to all the support Vee has given me and would recommend her to anyone!
Lilian, Walton on Thames
"I have had the pleasure of working with Vee on my weight loss and general well being journey and I have found her mentoring invaluable. Friendly, always encouraging and never critical, even on my down days she would give me the right advice and inspire me to not give up and stick to the plan. With every single issue I personally had, she would come back to me with tips and suggestions on how to tackle it. She truly cares about her clients and obviously loves what she does. I would highly recommend Vanessa to anyone looking to not just lose weight, but those who want to improve their overall well being, have more energy in their everyday life and have the positive attitude to deal with other areas in their life."
Mando Papathomas, Surrey
"I have just completed a eight week health and weight loss program with Vee Vital. My main goal was to lose a little weight that had been building up over the past year. I'd tried many fad diets but just found them unsustainable. I had bought many books but really didn't know where to start. From day one of the course I had a clear eating plan and felt very enthused to give it a go. I was amazed that I was actually eating more and didn't feel like I was being deprived as I had on previous attempts. What I didn't appreciate is how much better I would feel in my self, definitely less tired and depressed.
The weekly group sessions are great for comparing goals and realising that many of us have the same obstacles in life. We also covered many topics including a very interesting talk from an image consultant. I found Vee to be knowledgeable and professional. She is quick to respond if you have any queries during the week and is very motivating in a friendly manner. I lost the weight I wanted, with many people commenting on how well I looked. It has also changed the way I feed my family, all for the better."
Tracy James, Surrey
"Before the course, I found the whole topic of nutrition overwhelming to say the least. This course broke it down into several, manageable and relevant chunks, to allow me to make better choices in my life. I cannot tell you how much of a positive influence it’s had on me! A few weeks ago I was eating badly and not noticing how my body reacted to things. Now I can really notice when I’ve eaten something that my body doesn’t like. This is allowing me to recognise what’s good and bad in order to make better choices in my life. Not being a great cook meant that when I started the course, I had only a few ingredients that I really used in my daily meals. Now I’ve got a far greater selection of raw ingredients to work with and a much more interesting diet.
9 weeks on I’m feeling healthier, have far more energy and am noticing things like not only is my skin brighter, it’s also regenerating quicker and better. I was told by a friend at the weekend that my skin looked so much brighter and healthier – so the effects are being noticed as well!"
Sian G, Surbiton
Training, qualifications & experience
* Nutritional Therapist Dip.NT
* Clarity Coach
* Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
* Member of FNTP (The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners )
* BA Hons University of West of England
* DoTERRA Essential Oils Consultant
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease *
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Eczema *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Hyperthyroidism *
- Hypothyroidism *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Megaloblastic anaemia *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Skin health and conditions *
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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* I offer a Free Discovery Call (by telephone or video) to understand your health and wellbeing issues, to establish if we are a good fit to work together, and to allow me to formulate the best approach for your improved health and well-being.
* I offer one-to-one, telephone and video consultations, and a range of programmes depending upon the support you require. Fees are dependent on programme length, type and content. Please contact me for more info.
* I use various tests dependent on symptoms, and only when necessary. Each test varies in price, please contact me for more details.
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Type of session
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Available weekdays 9.00am to 6pm, and various evenings and weekends. Please contact me for availability.