A little bit about me
I am a registered nutritional therapist & perinatal mental wellbeing practitioner with a special interest in stress, anxiety & the period from preconception to postpartum and how this can shape our family health.
My own journey to pregnancy and motherhood was an unexpected struggle and this impacted on so many areas of my life, mentally, physically & emotionally.
I experienced periods of anxiety, felt in a constant state of stress and became disconnected with my body all of which further added to my fertility issues.
My health problems didn't suddenly disappear when I finally fell pregnant through IVF.
I went on to feel anxious through most of my pregnancy and the early days of motherhood, with hormones changing, lack of sleep, breastfeeding and constant demands on my body and mind this continued to impact my mental health.
However through my experience it gave way to a new appreciation of food and nutrition and how I could influence my health by making certain choices.
I went on to study Naturopathic Nutrition with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and used all the knowledge I was learning to guide me through pregnancy, postpartum and also now as my family evolves through life.
Having worked with clients over the past 3 years, it became apparent that more mental and emotional support was needed. While nutritional therapy can help with both physical and mental health concerns, I wanted to be able to offer a wider holistic approach. I trained as a perinatal mental wellbeing practitioner with Beyond Birth and now offer classes for new parents and parents to be.
What do I do?
I'm here to help you address your needs, carve out the space to make you a priority so that you can feel more rested, connected, energised and less overwhelmed with life, so that you can show up for yourself and your family.
I work alongside you to address the root cause or imbalance that may be contributing to your personal health condition or concern. Each person is different, there is no one size fits all approach to health and nutrition. I will build a tailor made nutrition and lifestyle protocol for you in order to get you feeling good again.
My aim is to encourage and empower people to nourish themselves. So that we can feel our best, to ensure we are eating without guilt, stress and unnecessary restriction, rather with self-respect and joy.
As Pregnant women and mothers our needs and our health is often overlooked, I'm here to make sure you are prioritised, so that you move from pregnancy to motherhood feeling supported, nurtured and nourished.