Do you want to eat better?
Do you want to sleep better?
Do you want to feel better?
Do you want to lose weight?
Good lifestyle decisions are a major driver of good health.
Do you want to improve health?
Chewing on good food could decrease your need to chew on tablets.
What we eat affects both our body and our mind.
"It is an uncomfortable truth that most drugs don't work for most patients." Fiona Godlee BMJ Editor 2005-2021
For Human Health and for Planetary Health
Working Ethically and Sustainably, in partnership with you;
Empowering you to change your health
Giving hope for your health for the future
Your Journey Begins
Optional Initial Phone Call (free)
Your reason for wanting to consult may be complex or very simple, and it is important to know from the start that you feel you are able to work with me, and what sort of costs you may be letting yourself in for. I offer an optional initial 15 minute phone call for free allowing you to assess whether you can work with me, and me to ascertain a few basics to help guide you forwards. Click the button below to book a free 15 minute chat.
Preliminary Information Gathering
If you want to proceed with one to one appointments I will send your some preliminary questionnaires by email, on your current health and your goals. If you are able to send these back prior to your first appointment I can start to consider your needs before we meet, streamlining your experience.
Face to Face Appointments
All my 1:1 appointments (after the initial optional phone call) are face to face and most last for around 45 - 60 mins. I also offer an evening group educational course on general nutrition and health, that can be a good start point if you are unsure. If you decide on the 1:1 appointments we can focus only on nutrition or we can look more fully at lifestyle and holistic care. I expect most people to see a benefit after only 2-3 sessions, but I offer a range of individual appointments and appointment bundles to suit you. I also offer 1:1 cookery / food shopping teaching to those who feel this is hindering their progress. This can be done in your own home.
My name is Fiona. I am a UK qualified doctor and within the NHS I work part-time as a GP.
However, whilst I love my NHS job, the limitations for patients in this system are becoming more and more obvious. As such I have set up this holistic care and lifestyle practice, where I work oustide the realms of "doctor" and instead utilise complementary, holistic and lifestyle methods alongside a client to partner with them in their journey towards better health.
I believe the 'medical model' relies too heavily on drugs/medicines to treat symptoms and manage disease and wanted to be able to explore more holistic and comprehensive ways of improving health with people.
I have therefore become interested in how lifestyle and particularly nutrition play a part in health and I have studied extensively in my spare time over the last 10 years to learn more about this.
I have always loved cooking and am also passionate about sustainability and the environment. My lifestyle and nutrition practice allows me to combine these passions to help you and the planet - learning about sustainble and nutritious food options, and hopefully decreasing your need (now or in the future) for medications.
Helping you decrease weight and increase energy levels
Dealing with issues of Metabolic Syndrome
Improving Gut health
Considering the effects of diet and lifestyle on mood and behaviour and helping you make changes
Cooking and food skills
The global pharmaceutical industry is more polluting than the global automotive industry
(The Conversation May 2019)
Please note that in all the work I undertake privately (services within this website) I am not working in the role of a doctor. You will still need your own GP and I may refer you back to them for certain issues.
Please use this form to contact me to arrange a free 15 minute telephone chat or ask me any questions.
For my full list of services please see the bookings page.
Other than an initial informal chat on the phone to discuss how I might best help, I do not consult virtually as I believe the face to face therapeutic relationship is one of the keys to success.
I am based in Welwyn Garden City. I currently consult from home and will email you the full address as reply to your first face to face booking.