I am proud to be the third generation of doctors in my family. I studied at the University of Wales College of Medicine and graduated with distinction in 2004.
My medical career has been varied and interesting. I have a background in both Emergency Medicine and General Practice and spent 16 years in the military working in many different locations and environments around the world.
I continue to maintain my acute medical knowledge and teach for the UK Resuscitation Council. I am a member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine. I hold certifications in Wellbeing Coaching and Level 3 personal training.
In 2014 I sustained an injury and have spent the last 3 years as both patient and doctor. It is through what I have learned on my own journey of healing and recovery that I have come to understand the vital concepts of Integrative Care and Functional Medicine.
I have learned to take better care of myself first and foremost as without this, I would have been unable to continue to care for others. My self-care involves eating well, prioritising sleep, sunshine and spending time with friends and family who lift my spirits. I have found that enthusiasm and positivity is infectious and the best tonic for recovery!
My goal in life is to achieve happy balance in all things. As part of that I enjoy great fresh food, any excuse to be outside and lots of time lifting weights. I also love cuddles with my two Maine Coon cats, Winstone and Nikita, and cosy nights by the fire with my wonderful, supportive husband, Grant.
I am absolutely passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with others to help them on their journeys. Everyone is different with their own needs and that’s what makes people so fascinating! I hope that we can work together to help you optimise your health and find the balance that is right for you.
I am a Registered Nurse and AFMCP graduate, who has spent 13 years in the Army Medical Services. I have been living the Functional Medicine model myself to manage a chronic medical condition to great effect and I know first-hand the power of its application. This means that my patients get an empathetic and understanding approach from their coach.
I am experienced in using performance-coaching models for the personal development of patients and colleagues. Using this unique skillset combination of professional clinical registration and coaching experience, I am able to support my patients in applying their prescribed lifestyle care plan with a holistic, focused and caring approach.
In particular, I provide support to patients with dietary modification, habit change and personal wellbeing betterment, applying the Functional Medicine model of understanding to promote optimal wellness. I have undertaken focused nutritional training and am now doing further training through the Institute for Functional Medicine so I can work with patients to ensure their needs are met with up to date, evidence-based advice.
I am proud to be the first and only generation of doctors in my family and I graduated from the University of Leicester in 2002 with honours.
I too have had a varied and interesting career, mostly thanks to the military. I am a qualified (but not current) GP and now work as a Specialist in Occupational and Aviation Medicine. I am also a qualified military helicopter pilot.
My role is almost entirely non-clinical - I provide the administrative and technical support which includes the accounting, maintaining our online clinical notes system and designing, creating and maintaining the website; basically anything which requires a degree of geekiness. I do all of this around my 'day job'!
Having recently completed my specialist training, I am looking forward to more time to pursue my previous flying related hobbies of skydiving and paramotoring as well as spending more time in our garden gym.
My other passion is great coffee - I am rarely to be found without a mug of the stuff, always freshly ground and brewed on the home espresso machine or in the Aeropress.
Winstone & Nikita