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Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching

Your journey to a healthier life begins here

What to expect

A coaching relationship is very special. 

Coaching is always about looking forward - from where you are today to where you want to be in the future.

As your coach, my role is to listen to you, help you build your plan, encourage you, and help you stay on track. Your goals are always what guide us. Your journey is the one we take together. Unlike Life Coaching, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching does offer advice and recommendations. 

 

My focus is on your strengths and how you can use your own resources to achieve your aims. It offers you a safe place to explore what might be holding you back in an environment of compassion and care. The discussion between the coach and client is open, honest, and supportive. Most importantly, it is never judgemental or critical.

If this sounds like something that would be useful to you as you transition to a healthier life, contact me to find out more. 

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaches work with their clients to make healthy eating and lifestyle changes by using a combination of their personalised nutrition and lifestyle training and expertise along with wellness coaching and communication skills

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Coaching is effective for people managing a variety of health conditions.  No wonder some doctors’ offices are offering it, some insurance companies are paying for it, and private companies are even starting to offer coaching to their employees in order to lower their healthcare costs.

Harvard Medical Review 2020 

Practice Boundaries

Is NLC suitable for you?

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching aims to support specific health goals. 

If one or more of these goals resonate with you, NLC may be a good fit for you.

  • You want to embed healthier eating and lifestyle choices in your life

  • You need help knowing what to buy, where to shop, how to prepare and store your food and how to stay within your budget

  • You want help planning your meals and your long-term eating to ensure you are meeting your particular dietary requirements e.g. vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free etc, also during pregnancy, breast-feeding, illness, treatment and recovery.

  • You would like to improve your overall wellness and longevity

  • •You want to nutrition explained to you and the conflicting advice demystified

  • •You want to increase or decrease your weight / size 

  • •You would like to improve the quality and quantity of sleep 

  • •You would like to master stress

  • •You would like to improve your energy levels

What I do not do

As a healthcare professional I work within the boundaries of my qualifications and experience to keep you, and myself, safe.

I want to have the best outcome and this may be with me or it may require a referral to or collaboration with another professional. 

Here is a list of common issues which fall outside of my remit. Please refer to my list of alternative practitioners which may be helpful for you. 

  • I do not carry out symptom analysis, this is the role of a GP or similar healthcare professional.

  • I am not qualified to diagnose or treat any named conditions: I can help clients presenting with some chronic conditions by improving the functioning of the client's body as a whole through nutrition, lifestyle and supplement interventions. However, the aim is not to treat the client's condition directly. 

    • As an example: I do not treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but I can support the client’s body as a whole through dietary analysis and meal planning to improve nutrient levels and balance while also using lifestyle interventions such as movement, sleep and stress management. 

  • A client who has been diagnosed with a condition where making long-term dietary or lifestyle changes may offer some improvements of better quality of life may be accepted as an NLC client on the understanding that the NLC is not treating the condition, but is assisting the client make the changes recommended by the doctor or other medical expert e.g.

    • High Cholesterol

    • High Blood Pressur

    • Hypothyroidism

    • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • I do not work with clients who follow specific diets through their own choice or directed to by another professional e.g. FODMAPS, Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, rapid weight loss diets etc as these types of diets would require a referral toa Nutritional Therapist or dietician

  • I am not qualified to work with clients who are morbidly obese (BMI over 35)

 

This is not an exhaustive list. You can read more here

Qalifications & Accreditation

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I have a Level 4 regulated Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching from Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin. 

I am a member of UK & International Health Coaching Association

I am a member of the International Coaching Federation, having completed ICF accredited Diploma in Coaching (Coaching Development, London), and am a trained and experienced NLP Practitioner (ITS).

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