My own experiences have made me extremely passionate about helping other women to take control of their health and life, and it is what ultimately inspired and excited me about qualifying as a Health Coach.
I went through a year of very ill health. Prior to becoming ill, I had spent years burning the candle at both ends and was completely burnt out by my lifestyle. I found myself reaching more and more for sugar and caffeine to get through the day. I gained unwanted weight, didn't have the energy to eat well or look after myself, and I felt like I was dropping all the spinning plates I was trying to juggle at work and at home.
Once things had come to a head, I knew that I needed to make a change. Through gradual changes to what I eat and the life I live, I have reclaimed my own health and have more energy and vitality now than I have ever felt. Most importantly, I’ve rediscovered my passion for life, and what brings me happiness and fulfilment.
Through my own experiences and my training as a Health Coach, I've found practices and tools to make healthy eating simple and a source of energy and enjoyment, rather than stress! Eating nutritious food doesn't have to be boring (forget garden salads and bland soup), and it certainly doesn't have to hold you back from enjoying a few glasses of wine with friends, or an excellent brownie from your work bake sale. It's all about balance, and I love working with clients to help them out of that place of overwhelm and exhaustion, to find what that ideal balance looks like for them.
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I studied innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I studied with top health and wellness experts including:
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
I am also proud to be a member of the UK Health Coaches Association.
My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients to find a healthy eating routine that works for them and to make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and motivation.
Alongside changing what I eat, equipping myself with the right tools to manage and reduce stress formed a major part of my own recovery from health issues. I will work with you to incorporate evidence-based mindfulness and relaxation techniques into your routine, that will help bring your system back into balance.
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. I will personally and carefully guide you to make small changes that make healthy eating and living simple, whilst having a big impact on how you feel.