ABOUT ME

Women doing yoga.

Why I do what I do

I have always been fascinated about how much, and what, we eat, and don’t eat.  And whether women exercise, how much, and why they do it.  It struck me from a young age that food, and body size, is in control of so many women, yet what they desire is to be the one in control. This can seem so strangely and frustratingly elusive.

I have had my own struggles with food, eating, and body image.  A lot of conflict.  For a lot of my life I was a little overweight yet felt SO much bigger.  My 1st diet was age 12, I grew up always trying to lose weight yet battling the fact that I love food.   I have been an undereater and an overeater, an exercise fanatic and non-mover, a body-hater too.

I have felt the distress that I know so many others feel.

You can read more in my blogs about my food/body  and movement journeys. 

Where I am now

After years of ups and downs, trying to tame sweet cravings, being different sizes with experimental ways of eating, I have reached where I want to be, around food and movement. That is, consciously nutritious with the foods I love AND consciously imperfect when it suits me.  And, I move because I want to, because I enjoy it, it makes me feel good.

BUT.  I  do realise now, as a post menopausal woman, feeling good in myself is about so much more than food.  It’s about how well I nourish myself in all ways, eating is one part of the story only.   What is important to me now is inner peace, this is what I want, and everyday my journey continues and builds.  Peace with my body, my movement, my eating, and a calmer mind.

I know I can help other women on this journey too.

Understanding your Eating
Women doing yoga.

This is where I can help you

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in my 20s, I have now re-trained in Health Coaching, Culinary Medicine, Stress Management, Weight Loss, Disordered Eating, and as a Personal Trainer.

This has expanded my knowledge and understanding that a true healthy life comes from, well everything really –  sleep, a calm mind, movement for pleasure and health, social life, relationships, and even from having a clear purpose. A LOT of self-compassion. And yes, some food too.

The women I see are usually SO busy.  Especially those in the middle decades, often the juggling decades. Forgetting or thinking there is no time for self-care, maybe feeling guilty about it.  Often a prompt, like a change in lifestyle, early retirement, or sadly often a little scare, is needed to pave the way for change.  And sometimes we  just need to be listened to.   Or perhaps encouraged, motivated, supported.  This is where I come in.

Qualifications

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC)

Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Integrated Nutrition Health Coach.  Qualifi accredited.

Institute of Health Sciences

Performance Training Academy

Diploma in Personal Training and Gym Instructing

Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Certification

The Health Sciences Academy

Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner Diploma 

Institute of Health Sciences

Understanding Your Eating - Julia Buckroyd

Licensed Practitioner for individuals and groups. 

Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Certification

The Centre for Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating Practitioner

National Centre for Eating Disorders

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
British Psychological Society accredited

Institute of Health Sciences

Institute of Health Sciences

Certificate in Stress Management

The Culinary Medicine College

Culinary Medicine College

Diploma in Culinary Medicine 
CMA, FNTP, IPHM & FHT accredited

The Culinary Medicine College

Neurodiversity, Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Diploma in Neurodiversity, Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Further Training

MHFA England

Mental Health First Aider

Professor Julia Buckroyd Training

Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders

Dr Helen McCarthy

The Psychology of Weight Loss.  

Eating Disorders RD PRO

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders

London Centre for Intuitive Eating

Applying Intuitive Eating and Non Diet approaches in Practice. 

Burrell Education 

3rd Age Woman Menopause Transition

Institute of Optimum Nutrition

Overcoming stress and building resilience

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy / Coaching

The Link Centre / Contextual Consulting

Burrell Education

MenoStrength

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