Yes – I am fully insured to practice with Hiscox Professional Indemnity Insurance
Yes – I am a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and The International Association of Hypnotherapists and NLP Practitioners.
Some people ask why I am not registered with BANT or other Nutritional Association within the UK. The reasons are many – but simply put, my qualifications are mainly from American trainings and extensive, self-directed study. I am not a graduate from one of the UK-based nutritional programs, I am not a doctor and I do not practice only within the remit of the nutritional organisations mentioned above.
Instead, I combine many training programs: from the Kresser Institute (where I am still a member of the ADAPT Academy), to Nutrition School UK (no longer in existence) with various dietary specialism certifications to extend that training. I have various counselling and psychotherapy diplomas, with a background in behavioural psychology and motivational interviewing. Moreover, I have studied Metabolic Analysis and Functional Biochemistry whilst maintaining clinical diagnostic education in complex digestive disorders (including SIBO), genetics and nutrigenomics, hormone function and metabolism, detoxification protocols and herbalism. I also continually work with Osteopaths to collaboratively share experience and develop deeper awareness of somatic memory and the interplay between structure, function and emotional/mental states.
All of this means that whilst I have lots of disparate certifications – and over a decade of experience and education – I may not meet the criteria for registration with certain agencies. That said, I actively maintain what they would refer to as “CPD”, in order to keep my own knowledge current and to serve the needs of my patients.