“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 has helped me realise important links between my past traumas and the connections they have to food and my body. Finding these connections has meant I can now understand some of my very stubborn disordered eating habits and make steps to recover from them. 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 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 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.”
"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"