As a former registered nurse, I have cared for patients in all manner of circumstances from acute emergencies to chronic symptom management. Supporting a fellow human being during times of poor health is always a privilege, but nursing in the hospital setting can feel as though you are (sometimes literally) applying a sticking plaster to the problem, rather than addressing the root cause.
I decided to qualify as a nutritionist so I could support clients on a one-to-one basis, with the time to fully explore what has brought each unwell person to the point they are presently.
Many clients have been living with symptoms for months, or even years – providing insight as to why this may be, and guiding clients to achieve real change is truly rewarding!
In addition to my years spent training as a nurse, I studied biomedicine and nutrition for three years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Following hundreds of supervised clinical hours, rigorous assessments and examinations, I graduated with distinction.
I am a registered member of the professional body for nutrition, BANT (British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine), and I am registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.
I feel passionately that clients should be safe in the knowledge their nutritionist holds a recognised qualification, is fully insured, is accountable to a professional body, and is committed to continuing professional development. If you feel I am not the right fit for you, please do be sure to research the qualifications of your chosen practitioner, and the standards of the professional body they claim to be registered with. The website of the British Association for Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine is a good place to start https://bant.org.uk/about-us/