My passion for health and nutrition began as a teenager. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 12 years of age. This diagnosis prompted her to explore alternative ways to help her body heal, with a particular focus on nutrition Thankfully she survived the illness and healthy eating is now a passion of hers. Following this experience, I too developed a very strong interest in this area leading me to complete a 4 year degree in Exercise and Health in 2007. While studying I also worked part-time in An Tobairin Health Shop in Bandon in West Cork. This was a major catalyst in leading me to study Nutritional Therapy.
I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2010 and set up my own private practice. In 2015, I completed my studies with the Institute for the psychology of Eating in Colorado and qualified as an Eating Psychology Coach. While this very much compliments my work as a Nutritional Therapist, more importantly, I now have the coaching and counselling skills to support clients in exploring all aspects of their lives, and how these might be affecting their health and happiness.
My aim is to support and encourage people to explore all of who they are. It’s not about fixing people, but helping them to learn and reflect on how their thoughts and habits affect how they feel. I believe our eating habits are a doorway into all aspects of our lives. I support explorations into all areas of your life and help you identify your main sources of stress. Very often stress is at the root of health challenges and impacts how and what we eat.
I am passionate about educating and empowering people to become their own authority on what works best for them. Each of us knows our own body better than anyone else. However, it is easy to get bogged down with conflicting information regarding health and nutrition. I bring a fresh and original perspective on nutrition and lifestyle by simplifying information and applying it to the person’s individual needs.