Hello, I'm Jess
We all have a story. As with so many other practitioners working in health and wellness, the reason for me changing career originated from my own personal experiences.
Having originally trained in hospitality management, I worked in hotels and restaurants worldwide for over a decade and my decision to retrain came from having noticed first-hand the positive, powerful impacts of nutrition on my own physical and mental health. I had been ill throughout my first pregnancy and following the birth of my son I was expecting to soon feel well again. However, instead I found myself feeling anything but fine and I began reading about nutrition in an attempt to find ways to feel better. When I could see the positive impacts on both my mental and physical health, I knew that nutrition was something I wanted to work with. Studying nutrition in combination with psychology also helped me look at food and eating differently. During my teenage years I had a complicated relationship with food and although I considered myself lucky to have recovered after a few years, it was first after I began studying nutrition and psychology and delving deeper into the complex relationships between nutrition, feelings and mental and physical health, that I began to look at food as medicine and a key tool to nourish body, mind and soul.
Today, I work to a large extent, with people who want to find natural ways to support their mental health and gut health to feel energised, joyful and healthy. I also work with people who want to make peace with food, so that they can feel motivated and inspired to live life to the fullest, whilst enjoying food and eating. Today, my mission really is to help bridge the gap between mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Education & Training behind my work
BSc Nutritional therapy
BA (Hons) Psychology
CNHC & BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist & Nutritionist®
Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity awarded by the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) approved by The British Psychological Society (BPS)
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Zest4Life Health coach
Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management
In my work I combine the latest nutrition science with functional medicine, nutritional psychology and lifestyle and coaching tools in order to help people make gradual and sustainable changes. My approach is personalised, evidence-based, holistic, inclusive, non-judgemental and I want to create an environment where people feel heard, seen, supported and safe to be truly themselves. I am also here to support, educate and help with accountability, as changing one's lifestyle, nutrition and mindset sounds a lot easier on paper than it is in reality. With so much conflicting information and misinformation on what we should or shouldn't eat or do to stay well, I can help make sense of what we know is true or not and help teach how real food and nutrition, simple lifestyle tools and even how we see the world, all affect both our physical and emotional health and wellbeing. My focus is always on including rather than excluding and it is my strongest belief that wellness does not have to be complicated or consist of depriving fad diets and restriction. With my holistic, compassionate approach I can support behaviour change and help people understand that health starts with the bigger picture.
If you feel motivated to start making positive changes to your life then I would love to work with you. To find out more about how we can work together, book a complementary no-obligation call via the link below.