Anne Richardson, nutritional therapist, MA, FdSc, DipION, mBANT, CNHC registered

I grew up in France where I embarked on a life-long love of cooking and food. However, I struggled with my weight as a teenager and I fell prey to an eating disorder. Recovering some time later sparked up my interest in food and how it can affect our body and soul. I eventually decided to quit my job in publishing and re-train for four years at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London to become a nutritional therapist.

I have also been training at the National Centre for Eating Disorders, to obtain their a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity diploma, which is approved by the British Psychological Society.

I am a firm believer that diet and lifestyle are key to optimum health but also that you don’t have to live off sawdust to be healthy. I will therefore do my upmost to combine my knowledge of nutrition with my love of cooking to help you achieve your goals without you staring down an empty plate.

My main areas of interest are weight management and disordered eating. My clients typically have lost touch with “normal eating” and either restrict their food all the time, restrict and binge, just binge, or are life-long yoyo dieters etc. They all have in common a distorted relationship with food and a deep hatred of their body.

I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the professional body for nutritional therapists. I am also registered with the Complementary & Natural Health Council (CNHC), which was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists.

In order to remain informed and up to date, I attend regular continuing professional development events such as seminars, conferences and training programmes.