A little bit about me...


I was troubled with severe asthma throughout childhood and adulthood, with recurrent chest infections requiring innumerable steroids, antibiotics, inhalers and on a few occasions emergency treatment for status asthmaticus (epinephrine injection, oxygen and more steroids).  

From age 12 to 30 I had chronic hip pain due to bone and cartilage necrosis following delayed diagnosis of an acute slipped epiphysis and underwent four major surgeries, the last of which was a total hip replacement.  During these 18-years, I became quite depressed due to pain, lack of mobility and poor food choices and put on five stone in weight.  Although I had an interest in nutrition and read many books, I lacked the focus and in-depth knowledge to change.  After the birth of my son, I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and start changing my life.  I found the learning process of completing my degree a self-healing experience as it covered many areas of nutrition, from composition of food to biochemistry and pharmacology. It took a few years, but I am now asthma free.  I enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, particularly cycling and tending our allotment. 

Prior to Nutritional Therapy, I worked for many years in care, supporting people of various ages with dementia, sensory loss, learning disabilities and other progressive and debilitating diseases.  I spent 10 years as a Registered Care Home Manager after completing initially a City and Guilds in Advanced Care Management 3250-03, then an NVQ4 Registered Home Manager. 

Following my degree, I have also gained a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training, Level 2 Pastoral Counselling and I am currently embarking on a Master Practitioner Programme in Eating disorders and Obesity.  On top of this, I am required by my registering body to complete 30 hours CPD per year.  This keeps me up to date with the latest scientific research.

I enjoy care work, listening to peoples stories and helping people and I find Nutritional Therapy gives me the opportunity to CARE, but also the chance to positively effect and motivate others to improve their life with good nutrition….and this I absolutely LOVE. 

I look forward to meeting and working with you towards good health.


Ring me today   07890 968 216


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