WHY I DO WHAT I DO
I have always been fascinated about what people eat, and don’t eat. Why do some people eat so much, others so little, how does it affect their energy and their mood. It always struck me from a young age that food is in control of so many women, yet what they desire is to be in control of food.
I have had my own struggles with food, eating, and body image. For most of my life I have been only a little overweight yet felt so much bigger, always trying to lose weight yet battling the fact that I love food. I have been an undereater, and an overeater, and felt the conflict and distress that I know so many others feel.
WHERE I AM NOW
After years of ups and downs, taming my sweet tooth, different sizes and different ways of eating, I have reached where I want to be around food – consciously nutritious with the foods I love AND consciously imperfect when it suits me. However, I do realise now, in mid-life, it is about so much more than food, it is 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 strive for. Peace with my body, peace with my eating, peace in my mind. I know I can help other women on this journey too.
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 and as an Eating Disorder Therapist. All my training and learning has expanded my knowledge and understanding that a naturally healthy life comes from, well everything really – sleep, a calm mind, movement, social life, relationships, and even from having a clear purpose or intention. AND a lot of self-compassion.
Women in particular are busy caring for families, friends, colleagues, that we forget or think there is no time, to care for ourselves. We often need a prompt, or sadly often a little scare, to build self care into our lives. And sometimes we just need to be listened to. I can help you with this.
Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Integrated Nutrition Health Coach. Qualifi accredited.
Culinary Medicine College
Diploma in Culinary Medicine
CMA, FNTP, IPHM & FHT accredited
The Health Sciences Academy
Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner Diploma
National Centre for Eating Disorders
Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
British Psychological Society accredited
Institute of Health Sciences
Certificate in Stress Management
Understanding Your Eating - Julia Buckroyd
Licensed Practitioner for individual and group therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Dieticians
The Link Centre
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dr Helen McCarthy
The Psychology of Weight Loss: Help your clients change their eating habits. British Psychological Society approved.
London Centre for Intuitive Eating
Applying Intuitive Eating and Non Diet approaches in Practice. Association for Nutrition approved
Institute of Optimum Nutrition
Overcoming stress and building resilience
SDS Seminars Ltd
Socratic Questioning Workshop. BPS Approved.