I am a nutritional therapist and naturopath based in Stoke Sub Hamdon in Somerset, easily reachable from Sherborne, Yeovil, Taunton and Street. I work with clients to improve their health via diet and lifestyle improvements. Nutritional therapy relates to the ‘food’ and ‘diet’ part of my work, whilst naturopathy relates to the ‘lifestyle’ changes I advise, and includes techniques such as Epsom salt baths, skin brushing, castor oil packing and enemas. The conditions I help manage include obesity and weight loss, IBS & other digestive diseases, disturbed relationships with food, Food Refusal & Avoidant Eating Disorder in children, PCOS, diabetes, endometriosis, fibro myalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s, eczema, high blood pressure, angina, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, stress and depression. I work with babies, children, adults and entire families and consult as a nutritionist in both a private and corporate capacity.
How do I work?
How I work depends on what you need and want. Some of my clients purchase a single appointment in which I give them a verbal nutritional “prescription” based on symptoms they are experiencing. Some ask me to put them on a ‘diet’ that will make them better whilst others need an allergy & intolerance test and a few sessions of consultancy. Others are keen to embark on a deeper process of transformation and understanding; so more of a therapeutic journey of nutritional healing – these clients tend to opt for one of my Weight Loss or Return to Health packages. What I offer each client is unique, depending on their needs, budget and time available.
I am also a cook, and my catering takes many different shapes; anything from private dinner parties and small events to convalescence cooking and a meal delivery service for those who are short of time. Some clients ask me to cook for them if they are under time pressure to lose weight for an occasion and don’t feel they have the mental space or inclination to absorb nutritional information, implement long-term changes or cook for themselves – they just want the right food delivered to their door. Cooking sometimes forms part of my nutritional therapy, for example in the case of fussy-eating children. In these cases, parents often want the nutritional theory, including tips on how to combat fussy eating, but what helps the children is some practical fun in the kitchen (with someone who isn’t mum or dad), when they can learn new skills and engage positively with the process of cooking.
I run The Little Strawberries Cookery School for Children which is a fantastic opportunity for parents to have fun cooking with their kids over the school holidays. I often include informal Nutrition Q&As in my cookery school sessions, which means that parents can ask me any questions they have regarding child health, and I do my best to answer from a nutrition and naturopathy perspective. I do also offer adult cookery lessons.
If you are interested in becoming a nutrition, naturopathy or cooking client of mine, the best thing to do is drop me a line to arrange an initial chat – my contact details can be found below and on the Contact page.