About Me

I  completed a BSc at Wits (1996) and then went on to qualify with a BSc ( Medical Honours) in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Cape Town in 1998. I am  passionate about nutrition and the positive role it can play in optimizing health and well-being.  I am a certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor and use a non-diet approach when I  counsel.  I  promote Health at Every Size ® Values :  Weight Inclusivity, Health enhancement , Respectful care, Eating for Well- Being  and Life Enhancing movement. I provide nutrition care for adult patients.  I have  broad clinical  experience having worked  in the private sector locally and at the Royal Berkshire NHS trust in the UK providing medical, surgical and ICU nutrition support.   

I am  affiliated with the Wits Donald Gordon Colorectal Unit and love working in the field of digestive health.  I have completed additional training on IBS  with EATFIT SA (www.eatfitsa.com) and am accredited to offer the low fodmap programme, which is a 2nd line option in the management of severe IBS.  I  also have experience with other  gastrointestinal related health issues e.g bowel cancers, diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease as well as post-operative nutrition support related to gut surgery.  I  offer nutrition support for those who struggle with  swallowing and feeding problems ( dysphagia) and am able to assist out-patients with care plans related to  enteral tube feeding.  I have a keen interest in the management of diabetes and have completed the Centre for Diabetes advanced course in diabetes care for health care professionals.  (www.cdediabetes.co.za).   I  developed the  Restore Me programme which is  suitable for anyone wanting to explore Intuitive Eating as a way to heal their relationship with food, movement and their bodies. 

Qualifications

  • BSc (Wits)
  • BSc (Med Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics [UCT]

Professional Association/ Registration

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa ( HPCSA)   DT0015822
  • Board of Health Funders  ( BHF) 8410895
  • Association of Dietetics in South Africa ( ADSA)