Hi i’m Amy, a registered Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist (DipCNM, mBANT, CNHC reg)
My interest in healing and helping others began over 20 years ago when I started to train to be a mental health nurse. My life from this point took me on an interesting journey where I started to take a real interest in natural ways that I could work with people on a healing and energetic level, starting with those in my local community.
Things really changed for me during my second pregnancy. I had a very traumatic birth with my first child that resulted in an emergency caesarean, which left me incredibly depressed and feeling unconnected to my baby. I was determined to try and have a better experience with my second child, and so I really started to research why I might have had trouble birthing my first baby. I came across a number of books, and one in particular, that encompassed a more holistic approach to a womans journey through pregnancy. At this point I entered fully into the world of wellbeing. I am happy to say that after 40 weeks of tremendous effort and changes to my diet and lifestyle, I had a natural birth at home. Its impossible to pinpoint exactly what it was that allowed me to have a natural birth, however, the knowledge and understanding from that experience and journey was really important, and its that that I carry with me today and everyday. Taking control of my situation; educating myself; seeking advice from respected peers; taking action and gaining confidence and believing in what I was doing were all fundamental in the success of that moment, and are still relevant in underpinning my life today.
A year after my daughter was born I enrolled with The College of Naturopathic Medicine and started my 4 year journey that resulted in my qualification in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy. I have never looked back. Growth and development is essential for health and evolution, and I continue to learn on a daily basis, using experiences both past and current to develop my knowledge and understanding. Keeping myself up to date with the most recent information and research is what I bring to my practise and want to share with you!
I believe that humans, like animals, must nourish themselves from the elements of the earth to survive. Forming harmonious relationships with our environments, becoming aware of what influences us internally and externally, learning about our own individual landscapes and how we can ourselves take responsibility for our health and wellbeing. Being aware of how we can collectively influence our external environments as a race. We are all of us unique individuals, and my approach with my clients focuses on the journey that we take together, to discover and explore what works for you in the world that we live in, looking at all the elements that influence us and make us who we are.
I hold a deep rooted interest in our indigenous foods, the hedgerows and plants that provide for us vital nutrients and healing elements. The forests that provide us with edible and medicinal mushrooms that we now see being used clinically throughout the world. These are exciting times and this approach comes into my practise.
You will also find me volunteering at Penny Brohn UK, a charity dedicated to helping people to Live Well with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. These can be very difficult times and the holistic work that this charity does is endless and far reaching.
Call me for a FREE 15min introduction into Nutrition & Wellbeing and how I may be able to help you.