The clinic team provides the essential support to students whilst they complete their clinical practice modules in year 1 and 2, helping them to move from theoretical knowledge to practical experience. Our professional Nutritional Therapists offer consultations and appointments to the public, and provide recommendations on how to improve their nutrition.
DipION, mBANT, CNHC, Registered NT
Nicola graduated from ION in 2005 and has been part of the academic team since 2007. Nicola has worked as the Institute’s principle nutritional therapist in clinic since 2010. As Head of Clinics, Nicola is responsible for the overall running of the clinic, including our training clinic. She works closely with our final year students; supporting their clinical development and managing our amazing team of clinical tutors.Nicola is an experienced lecturer and public speaker. Her lecture subjects include adrenal and thyroid dysfunction and female health. Nicola has a special interest in the immune system and it’s links with hormone function and gut health. Nicola has a thriving private practice and regularly runs on-line food-based nutrition programmes. Her special interests are in the immune system and its links with hormone health and the gut or digestive system. She frequently works with clients who have hormone, digestive or immune related conditions, or those with unexplained illness. Nicola is also interested in the role emotions play in food choices and has completed additional development work in the area of emotional and binge eating.
BSc (Hons) mBANT, CNHC
Jackie graduated from the University of Westminster in 2003 with a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy, and has since worked as a nutritional practitioner in both private and GP practices, as well as in a consultative capacity within the wellness and beauty industry. In addition to seeing clients at the Optimum Nutrition Clinic she is also a ION clinic tutor and runs practitioner master classes. Jackie has been featured in a number of articles on nutrition published in the press (including: The Daily Mail and Tatler Magazine Spa Guide).
Jackie’s interest in nutrition was sparked by her own personal health crisis that was in part the result of some poor dietary and lifestyle choices. In effect, she was letting work pressure take over, wasn’t looking after herself in relation to diet, exercise and stress management, the net result being ill health! This forced her to re-evaluate her life and fuelled her interest in nutrition and well-being. Having made some changes to her diet, Jackie saw first hand the fundamental effect the food she was eating was having on her health and energy levels.
Jackie is passionate and committed to helping people to improve their health and well being, through diet and lifestyle changes. She work’s with a wide range of chronic illnesses and lifestyle issues (including, digestive dysfunction diabetes, hypertension, weight management, etc.) and has a special interest in hormone regulation, fertility and menopause through her practice at the Grace Belgravia. Her aim is to provide each individual with the necessary information and tools to enable them to achieve positive lifestyle changes that improve their quality of life.
MSc, DipION, mBANT, CNHC, Registered NT
Sally is an ION trained Nutritional Therapist and a member of BANT. She joined ION in 2018 to work within the Optimum Nutrition clinic and she also runs a private practice in East Sussex.
Sally also has a foundation degree in Complementary Healthcare, graduating with distinction and has four years’ experience working within the mental health sector. Sally has a strong interest in the links between nutrition, holistic health and mental fitness, and this is an area she is hoping to specialise in. But she also has interests in digestive wellness, food allergies and intolerances, diet and hormones and elimination diets.
Sally’s journey into nutritional therapy began after a period of ill-health when she began seeking a more holistic approach to health, both physical and mental, motivating her to learn more and developing a passion for wanting to help others.
Her particular field of interest is supporting people in their mental health recovery. Working in the mental health sector as a recovery worker has given her valuable experience in supporting people with mental ill-health be that due to stress, depression, anxiety or more complex cases. She is happy to work alongside Mental Health Professionals as a nutritional therapist adding support to people in their recovery through diet and supplements while seeking to promote better mental health.
BA (Hons) DipION, mBANT, CNHC, Registered NT
Sue graduated from ION in 2017 and now works as a graduate nutritional therapist at the Institute. Sue developed a deeper interest in nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices whilst bringing up her family and using nutrition to address her own health issues. Sue has a special interest in women’s health, including hormone balance, metabolic health and digestive disorders. She works with clients to identify personalised diet and lifestyle changes, which will help them to achieve better health.