About Us

Barbara SheadBarbaras’ story

I became interested in nutrition a number of years ago whilst investigating solutions to my own health/medical issues. As I began to investigate and research possible reasons for my ill health I began to realise that our bodies need the right balance of nutrients to function well. Sometimes our individual needs are not met and this can be a factor in health issues.

Today after successfully modifying my diet and adding in some good exercise I am much healthier and living life to the full, something I would have never dreamed could happen fifteen years ago.

During my journey, my passion for natural nutrition grew and finally I began my nutritional career in July 2008 when I obtained a holistic qualification and began to see clients. I decided to further my qualifications and began a two year (fast track – normally three year course) Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2008 with Premier International. I qualified with a Distinction in a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in October 2010. I am now eager to pass on my knowledge and maybe help you to improve your health too.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and abide by their strict code of conduct and I have recently attended various post graduate courses in the management of nutritional needs to further my knowledge.

Based in  a Southend on Sea clinic in Thorpe Bay I can work with you to understand your own nutritional requirements through nutritional therapy.

Barbara Shead Registered Nutritional Therapist (Dip) MBANT, CNHC
Advanced Practitioner of Psychotherapy, Advanced Practitioner and Supervisor of BWRT® (Brainworking Recursive Therapy) MIBWRT®, Clinical Hypnotherapist MAPHP, CNHC





Professional Association:

By choosing a Nutritional Therapist who is a member of the FNTP  you can be confident that they follow a strict  Code of Professional Practice, have professional indemnity insurance for clinical practice and also meet the membership entry criteria found at this link –