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.
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, or sadly often a little scare or crisis, is needed to pave the way for change. And sometimes we need to be listened to. Or perhaps encouraged, motivated, supported. This is where I come in.
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
The Centre for Mindful Eating
Mindful Eating Practitioner
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 individuals and groups.
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.
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
Socratic Questioning Workshop. BPS Approved.
Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, Beginner & Intermediate.