“I specialise in ME/Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, I help women to regain control of their lives to overcome fatigue, become pain free and re-energised so they can live life to the full”
Nutritional Therapist Brecon
Prior to becoming a Nutritional Therapist, I enjoyed a 25-year career in the NHS. This included 10-years as a Finance Director where I encountered increased demand on hospital budgets due to pressures in emergency care as a result of an ageing population, obesity and growth in long-term conditions. I became involved in an annual cycle of quality improvement plans to ‘treat’ more patients for less and saw limited investment on new programmes for patient self-care and prevention.
I strongly believe that nutritional therapy can play an active role in reducing the burden on the health service, and by working together with healthcare professionals we can have a positive impact on a patient’s quality of life.
The benefits for type 2 diabetes patients are well publicised with patients now having better access to care, but for other conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, there is limited/ no access to a self-care or recovery programme. This is one of the reasons why I have decided to continue my training with the Chrysalis Effect. I have completed their foundation level and currently training to be a Wellbeing Coach and Specialist Practitioner.
I have always been interested in Complementary Medicine, and now looking back at my life I can see the impact this had on my health and wellbeing. As a child I suffered with migraines – I thought I had grown out of them, but these reoccurred in my adult life when I commenced employment. Through lifestyle and dietary changes, I avoided a lifetime of pain killers; it has been more than 25 years since my last migraine and I can’t remember when I last had a headache. Now I very rarely use pain killers, with the only occurrence in the last 10 years for a broken ankle.
During my 25-year career in the NHS, I continued to use my self-care techniques, which helped to manage stress, rebalance my body and keep me healthy. After completing 3 years of Nutritional Therapy training, which included learning about anatomy and physiology of the human body and the role nutrition plays. I now understand why my dietary and lifestyle choices worked for me.
If you would like to discuss how nutritional therapy can help you, book a free 20 minute call.
- ME, Chronic fatigue & Fibromyalgia
- Low energy & poor sleep
- Low mood, depression or stress
- Digestive distress, including IBS
- Weight management/ food cravings
- High blood pressure
- Bone health
- Eating better for every day life
Alongside my own clinic I am an Assistant Supervisor at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bristol, supporting students through their final year clinical practice.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
- Chrysalis Effect Foundation Level accreditation
- Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition, The College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Member of British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
- Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)