Through my own journey, I have learnt how important looking after what you eat AND how you think really is, and the impact it can have on your wellbeing.

 
 
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My passion with food and it’s impact on our mental wellbeing began in my 20s when I was busy carving out a career in media … with a diet high in alcohol, refined carbs, caffeine and stress!  I started to suffer with anxiety and panic attacks I knew something had to change. 

I began reading and researching like crazy, looking for the magic cure, pill or trick that would just make it all stop (which doesn’t exist by the way)! I then started to learn about food and how easy, everyday changes to my diet could change how I felt mentally. 

I wanted to learn everything I could about food and nutrition, and took myself off to college at CNM for a three-year Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, qualifying in 2009. In 2016 I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist from the ICH too, in order that I can work with my clients on both aspects of physical and mental health.

Looking back now, I also experienced physical symptoms such as hormone issues, cystic acne and urticaria (hives) but at the time I never connected the dots.  I was too busy to stop and realise that these were being caused not just by my poor diet but also by emotional and mental state too.

I have since gone on to further my studies with The Institute for Functional Medicine as well as The National Centre for Eating Disorders, and I am continually reading and attending courses every year, as I am fascinated with how our brains work and the impact food can have.

I look forward to working with you

 

Nicola is a registered nutritional therapist (DipCNM) and clinical hypnotherapist (DCH), a member of BANT , the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, and the Institute for Functional Medicine, and is registered with the CNHC