I am a very experienced BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist and Medical Herbalist (MNIMH). Two specialisms that work very well together. I am particularly interested in hormonal and digestive health but also experienced in working with a wide range of chronic health issues including CFS and cancer.
As a Therapist I work using functional medicine guidelines trying to get to the root cause of your illness. I use my knowledge of food and plant medicines and their therapeutic applications to promote health and support illness, alongside my training with food, diet, supplements and functional testing where appropriate. I take a truly holistic approach to treating patients, looking at the underlying causes of the illness and not just the symptoms, and will prescribe herbal remedies to be used alongside other treatments and medicines. I can also work alongside your Doctor or Consultant and can signpost other modalities as required.
In world where the internet can be our "DR" I support clients by guiding them with the information that will have the most impact when working towards their health aims, along with a personalised health protocol that is doable and sustainable. I am a realist and appreciate that if it was easy we would all have the health we wish for!! It is important that my clients realise that in order to nourish our bodies we have to work at many levels and we may have to question our beliefs. I truly practice a lifestyle medicine approach and appreciate that stress needs to be addressed therefore additional stress with unachievable objectives is not the way to go!
I teach with the College of Natural Medicine (CNM) in Manchester, so continually keep my knowledge up to date in this rapidly expanding field and am privileged to work with Sunflowers and Penny Brohn two amazing Cancer and Chronic health charities within the Northwest.
I am happy to speak with clients to talk through ways we can work together via Zoom and Skype and in person when possible. I love educating all about health and regularly hold seminars and undertake group and corporate work.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Herbal Medicine (NIMH)- Full member of the national institute of herbal medicine.
FdSc Nutrition with Institute of Optimum Nutrition- Full member of BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapists.) Full member of CHNC.
Training with Patrick Holford ZEST4LIFE weightloss. (www.zest4life.eu)
Certified GAPS practitioner - training with Dr Natasha McBride.