"After a lifetime of poor weight loss, two decades of bloating and terrible wind, recent hair loss and volcanic hot flushes along with terrible brain fog, water retention and painful joints, I sought help from an expert.
I have had two consultations with Helen over the last few weeks and learned more in 2 ½ hours about what I should be feeding my body than I ever learned in all the various weight loss classes, internet research, well-meaning friends, relatives and colleagues and even a few old wives tales!!!
I am eating more, enjoying the food, trying new things and loving how I feel. I honestly wish that I had done this years ago. I feel more in charge of my own health than ever before, and I genuinely did feel like that I had a good diet and a healthy lifestyle before.
I know it feels like an unnecessary expense and that diet and nutrition advice is available everywhere, but Helen's individualised, thoughtful nutritional programme is one of the best services that I have ever paid for.
In 6 weeks I have lost 2kg in weight & rarely have a hot flush. I am thinking more clearly, have little or no bloating or wind, my hair has stopped falling out and the only time I ache is after a session with my personal trainer, for whom I have way more energy.
I would not hesitate to recommend Helen, her knowledge and her kind approach. She has helped me make changes without judging and with lots of encouragement."
"I signed up for Helen's Reset programme looking for some support and advice to improve flagging energy levels and address some issues with digestion and chronic pain in the years leading up to menopause. Helen was incredibly friendly, warm and understanding from the off. I have a history of disordered eating and Helen was very well-informed and respectful of my recovery in that area – something that not everyone understands.
We worked together to establish a simple but effective supplement regime and make some manageable tweaks to my diet and lifestyle that have had a big impact. The biggest change for me has been a significant reduction in inflammation and chronic pain, enabling me to come off the anti-inflammatory painkillers that I've been taking for years. In turn, this has solved my digestive issues and I am feeling fitter and more energised than I have for a long time. Helen is supportive, generous and knowledgeable, frequently going above and beyond to share her wisdom and answer questions. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for nutritional advice and an ally on their health journey."
“Speaking with Helen is like chatting to a friend who has all the information you need. She kindly and clearly conveys all the pertinent information with a presentation and/or follow-up documentation to give you the tools needed to make heathy and nutritious choices. We discussed food, lifestyle, mental health, supplements, exercise, emotions, family & friends, social media.... and anything else to complete the holistic approach that creates the best environment to success. I wanted to concentrate on feeling healthy, strong and energetic and after regular sessions, where I took in the advice and put in the work, I feel AMAZING!
Helen is genuinely interested and excited to share her knowledge and see you succeed. I absolutely couldn't recommend her enough“
“I've been working with Helen since April, and it's been truly transformative. I had been suffering with increasingly debilitating perimenopausal symptoms for some time and was floundering as, due to a family history of breast cancer and endometriosis, HRT isn't recommended. The Dr had already told me I would just need to grit my teeth and get through it! I first heard about Helen through a friend, then attended an online menopause symposium at which she spoke, and her enthusiasm and knowledge was so compelling I arranged my first appointment straight after this.
I have now had 7 appointments with Helen and feel so much better. My hot flushes and insomnia have eased, I have more energy, my brain fog has decreased, and a friend has recently commented on how well I look!
I really can't recommend Helen enough. She is so knowledgeable, super positive and has lots of empathy. She never judges and takes a very holistic approach covering nutrition, supplements, mental health, lifestyle, exercise etc. My journey to better health is a work in progress, but I know with Helen's support it will continue to improve."
“When I look back to how I was when I first approached Helen I remember being irritable, not sleeping, lacking energy. Basically, getting by. As a runner, none running friends would look at me like I was mad, saying I wanted more energy and I'd never dare suggest having a few pounds to shift. I knew my diet needed to improve.....creme eggs for breakfast weren't ideal, but again most people would say that I could get away with it.
Helen understood, and made me understand that my body was different now to how it was years ago. I needed to work with my body, rather than make it fight harder than it had to.
With Helen's guidance I changed my diet…..aiming to fuel my body through seeing how I could make each meal work better for me. It was never about denying foods, but about making better choices, getting a better balance, bringing my blood sugar back under control.
I noticed the changes almost immediately. Other people are now commenting on my healthy glow. I am sleeping so much better, not getting as wound up and my training and general well-being have improved dramatically.“
"I approached Helen as I was getting fed up of feeling bloated, having excess wind and constipation. I explained that I am working seven days a week at the moment and don't have a lot of spare time, so this needed to be taken into consideration when making any changes. Helen is very understanding and has a great way of explaining things. We made subtle changes to my diet that were easy and made a difference. Helen helped me understand why and how certain changes occur. I really enjoyed working with Helen, I feel it has made a difference to how I approach my dietary habits, it was just what I needed. I would definitely recommend Helen as she is a lovely, knowledgeable, nutritionist, that made this journey enjoyable and interesting."
“I am just starting my twelfth week working with Helen and I am over the moon with how far I have come. As a 34-year-old with decades of ingrained disordered eating behaviours I was convinced it would take forever to get to any form of "normal". But Helen has helped me to introduce new healthy behaviours, bit by bit, and within my own boundaries. I am amazed at the amount of improvement in such a small space of time. What felt impossible just a short time ago now feels relatively normal. I have a long way to go but the journey feels self-led, supported and totally doable.
Helen has worked with me since day one to find the right foods for me that are within my "safe" zone and my budget. Rather than being prescriptive, she has encouraged me to explore the foods that I am comfortable eating, then expanded on those with some slight easy tweaks and suggestions. Helen is incredibly knowledgeable and also incredibly down to earth. She is super easy to talk to and to open up to, and she hasn't once made me feel like any of my own self-judgements are justified.
Helen is like a personal cheer-leader and I feel confidently that she genuinely cares about me and my wellbeing. She is open and honest. I leave every session with a clear idea of what is working for me, what isn't, and where I can make small changes to improve even more.
I look forward to sessions with Helen and am enjoying the process - a surprise to me as I was convinced before meeting Helen and starting this journey that every step would be hard, overwhelming and daunting. I am already noticing significant improvements in my mental and physical health, and I can see that with every tough hurdle the personal reward will be more than worth it. Thank you for all your help so far! “
“I had been living with a secret for years and struggled with an eating disorder. It took over my life and my disorder controlled me. My night-time binging was uncontrollable, and I was in torment. Along this difficult journey I was so ashamed that I believed that I could deal with this alone. I had never even considered working with a nutritional therapist before and it has changed my life.
Helen's gentle, non-judgemental and caring approach made me realise it actually wasn’t my fault! Helen guided me to a number of approaches of self-care. She is there for me every step of the way. The recovery is slow but the abuse was long, and this is crucial to anyone's understanding that therapy takes time and will be completed when we feel right and in control again. I would advise anyone with an eating disorder never to walk the journey alone. There is no shame, and, with Helen and other professional services you will be on the journey to peace, because that is what we all aspire to be; peaceful and in harmony with ourselves and others. Thank you, Helen.”
Client update - email received two months after our last session together and 18 months after we began our work together. "I haven't been in touch in a while, but I wanted to update you to let you know, thanks to your support I am doing really, really, well. My mind feels really settled and calm, and I am making good nutritional choices. My binges have dramatically reduced to only one in the last 2 months! Even then I accepted it! My mind feels clearer. I am no longer on the Prozac and it seems my inflammation has reduced. I didn't want to leave you without saying a huge THANK YOU, for your support, however, I am now ready to journey on."
“I found Helen online when I was looking for someone to help me with Chronic Fatigue after Sepsis. I'd made some gains myself but had hit a wall in my recovery and was unable to walk further than around the block without exhaustion and pain. When we first started working together Helen did an in-depth assessment of my medical history, diet and lifestyle and my goals She put me at ease straight away and was friendly, easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable about nutrition and dietary supplementation in relation to fatigue. She gave me detailed, tailored advice and always followed this up with plans and recommendations in writing.
Having got stuck with my recovery for over a year, I was amazed that I was able to increase my walking distance to over a mile after just two appointments. Helen has been like a miracle worker for me and I can't recommend her enough. She's opened my eyes to the power of good nutrition and it's potential to have a significant impact on health and healing. Thank you Helen, you're amazing!”
“I approached Helen for some advice for my teenage daughter initially, then myself. She was fantastic with my daughter and helped her to understand good nutrition in a very relaxed and age appropriate way. During my first session with Helen, she looked at my situation in detail, and clearly demonstrated an excellent background knowledge. She shared this knowledge in a very accessible way. I had thought my diet was reasonable, but with her simple suggestions, I have lost weight and feel so much better in myself - amazing how good nutrition can improve so many aspects of your health and wellbeing!"
"I would wholeheartedly recommend Helen. She has transformed our lives. She is very thorough and helpful and is extremely caring. I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for us. Amazing"
"I feel so much better already! After doing a day’s activity I still have energy rather than needing a nap. I feel like a different person!"
"Helen was friendly and engaging and knowledgeable. She was understanding in the issues of my disability, mobility and diet. She listened to my needs and formulated a plan that I have found easy to keep on track with."
"Thank you so much for everything. With your help I feel that I am getting there, and am feeling healthier and happier."
"Mood and energy wise I am feeling really good, although I have been since you first helped me!"
"I think everything is going amazingly…..I can’t thank you enough"