What specific qualifications do you have?
I hold a Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach from the Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin. I have also completed courses with the London School of Intuitive Eating (LCIE) - Applying Intuitive Eating and Non-Diet Approaches in Practice and IHS Fundamentals of Plant-based Nutrition.
Where will consultations take place?
There is the option to meet in person or online.
Face to Face: Consultations can take place at my home address in Marden, Kent or a location near to you. If you are London-based, there is also scope to meet at a therapy room in London, near London Bridge station. Please note there will be an additional cost for travel over 5 miles from my home location.
Online: Consultations can take place online using Zoom, which is a great option if you have limited time.
How does the role of a Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach differ from a Nutritional Therapist or Dietician?
Unlike a Nutritional Therapist or Dietician, an NLC cannot do the following: I cannot carry out symptom analysis, diagnose or treat any named medical conditions. I am not able to remove any food groups from your diet or recommend biomedical testing. I cannot diagnose nutrient deficiencies or provide any testing.
Whilst I like to be clear about these boundaries, rest assured, there are many areas where I can support you!
As an NLC, my scope focuses on whole health and supporting body systems:
I can give advice on healthy eating and lifestyle choices to improve or optimise health and wellbeing
I can develop healthy eating programmes for individuals and groups
I can educate and motivate individuals or groups towards lifestyle change that enhances quality of life
I can support different body systems e.g. the digestive, endocrine, nervous systems etc… looking at your whole health
I can identify where your diet may be sub-optimal in certain nutrients and imbalances may exist
I can help you vary your diet and support you if you have already chosen to exclude a certain food group
Are you able to recommend supplements?
Yes, I am able to recommend over-the-counter supplements. However, I am unable to recommend supplements if you are on a prescribed medication. The emphasis is always on optimising micronutrients through nutrition first.