ABOUT ME

I am passionate about empowering women to take control of their mental health through nutrition and lifestyle medicine

I grew up fascinated by how the mind worked. A close family member struggled with mental health for many years. As a child, I saw first hand the devastation anxiety and depression can have on someone's life. I hoped for a magic cure to make my loved one happy and to be able to enjoy life again. 


After studying Psychology at university in my home town of Belfast I moved to Manchester and started working within the field of mental health. I trained as a Mental Health Nurse and gained experience in a variety of clinical settings. Always being interested in nutrition I was amazed how little diet and lifestyle was addressed within the mental health service .


Working as a Mental Health Nurse was challenging at times, I loved my job and always felt resilient enough to cope with the role. The stress of working long hours with a high caseload began to take its toll on both my physical and mental health. I was tired all the time, constantly felt overwhelmed and like I wasn't doing a good enough job. I had digestive issues, my mood was low and I wasn't sleeping.

Instead of slowing down, I tried to do more in an attempt to keep on top of things but I was sinking. I was overworked and stressed out in a job I used to love. I took a break from work to get my health back on track. I used this time to increase my knowledge in nutrition and lifestyle medicine to heal my body and mind. I read many self-help books, ate nourishing meals, meditated and journaled for hours at a time.


Slowly I began to feel better, I started to feel alive again. It was during this time I realised I needed to find a new way to help people if I wanted to stay healthy myself. I leapt from full-time Mental Health Nurse to running a private clinic specialising in women's mental and have never looked back.

I am still a Registered Mental Health Nurse as well as a registered Nutritional Therapist. I now integrate my experience of mental health, psychology, nutrition and lifestyle medicine to provide a unique holistic approach to improving women's health naturally.

I am committed to professional development and keeping up to date on current research in Nutritional Psychiatry. I am currently completing Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals certification. I also  attend the Applied Functional Medicine Mentoring Programme (AFMMP) to further my knowledge in functional medicine and how to apply this model to clinical practice.

Qualifications​

  • Registered Nutritionist MBANT

  • Registered Nutritional Therapist CNHC

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse NMC

  • BSc Hons Psychology

  • PgDip Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism)

  • Applied Functional Medicine Mentoring Programme

 

Address

Chorlton Health Hub
559 Barlow Moor Road
Chorlton
Manchester
England
UK
M21 8AN

Contact

07376068654

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