Having worked in health, computing and education for many years, I felt the time had come to change direction and really focus on what I believed in – the power of food to enhance and support good health. Through personal experience I found how easy it was to feel powerless in the face of a health issue. Learning that I could take control and positively influence my health through dietary and lifestyle choices led me to become qualified. I am now a BANT Registered Nutritionist offering talks to groups and also practise one to one as a Registered Nutritional Therapist.
I am fully qualified and registered with my professional association, The British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and work within their guidelines, terms and conditions. Ongoing professional development allows me to keep up to date with the latest research, and being part of the association ensures my professional integrity.
I am also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is a voluntary regulator for complementary therapists, approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
There is an increasing understanding and interest in how diet influences health. The media regularly focuses on the results of some current health research, and we can become confused with what seems like complex and conflicting information. I am interested in exploring these in greater depth and supporting clients to understand issues that may apply to them.