SOME INFO ABOUT ME
I am a Nutritionist (ANutr), Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor, Baby-led Weaning and Family Feeding Consultant.
My BSc in Psychology and MSc in Public Health Nutrition prepared me well for the line of work I eventually chose to do. We all need to find out where our passions in life are, and I found mine when I learnt about Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® (HAES).
My approach is aligned with the HAES® movement, which is inclusive of all body sizes and challenges social structures that discriminate against people based on social and cultural characteristics (read more about it here). Reading Linda Bacon's books Health at Every Size and Body Respect were real eye openers for me.
I use the principles of Intuitive Eating to guide my clients away from the pitfalls of diet culture and help them make peace with food, reject diet mentality thinking and develop a new understanding of their bodies and needs. To do this work, I took part in training courses with Evelyn Tribole, (who, alongside Elyse Resch, developed the first intuitive eating counselling method - their book Intuitive Eating is fabulous), as well as Laura Thomas from the London Centre for Intuitive Eating and Christy Harrison, who wrote a must-read book called Anti-Diet on why obsessing about what we eat is actually bad for us!
My work with families is also informed by the intuitive eating framework, with baby-led weaning being the first stepping stone in teaching babies (and their parents!) that they can trust their internal signals and that eating should be fun, sociable and satisfying.
In my personal life, I like to read, cook, eat, walk my dog and be outside in nature. I have two children and live with my family in Sevenoaks, Kent.
In addition to my private consultations, I work with the Early Years Nutrition Partnership as a Registered Nutrition Professional. The EYNP delivers a nationally recognised Quality Mark Award to Early Years settings around the country to improve and celebrate their food provision and great work around all things nutrition. If you are part of a nursery and interested in finding out more, you can contact me on email@example.com for more information.
I cover the following areas:
Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells
Borough of Bexley
Borough of Bromley
If you live outside these areas I might still be able to work with you online, please contact me to discuss requirements!