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.   It 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. This can seem so 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, an overeater, a body-hater, and felt the distress that I know so many others feel.

Where I am now

After years of ups and downs, trying to tame my sweet cravings, different sizes and different ways of eating, I reached where I want to be around food. That is, consciously nutritious with the foods I love AND consciously imperfect when it suits me.  Food doesn’t control me, and I don’t control food.

BUT.  I  do realise now, in mid-life,  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.  Peace with my body, peace with my eating, peace in my 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 and Disordered Eating.  This has expanded my knowledge and understanding that a true healthy life comes from, well everything really –  sleep, a calm mind, movement, social life, relationships, and even from having a clear purpose or intention. A LOT of self-compassion. And yes, some food too.

The women I see are usually SO busy.  The middle + decades are 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.


Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC)

Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Integrated Nutrition Health Coach.  Qualifi accredited.

The Culinary Medicine College

Culinary Medicine College

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

Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Certification

The Health Sciences Academy

Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner Diploma 

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

Institute of Health Sciences

Understanding Your Eating - Julia Buckroyd

Licensed Practitioner for individuals and groups. 

Further Training

Eating Disorders RD PRO

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders

Professor Julia Buckroyd Training

Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders

The Link Centre

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Introduction

Dr Helen McCarthy

The Psychology of Weight Loss: Help your clients change their eating habits.  British Psychological Society approved.

National Centre for Eating Disorders

Neurodiversity in Eating Disorders

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

Socratic Questioning Workshop.  BPS Approved.

Contextual Consulting

Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, Beginner & Intermediate.

National Centre for Eating Disorders
Healthy Minds Club
UK Health Coaches
Aspire Coaching Group
Food Hygiene Rating

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