Fiona Stephen Nutrition
Fiona Stephen – Nutritional Therapist in Barnet, North London
My name’s Fiona and I’ve been a Nutritional Therapist since 2010.
I’ve always been interested in food and nutrition, but it wasn’t until my daughter developed digestive health issues that I became particularly passionate about its importance. My daughter’s issues were related to wheat and dairy intolerances and I became fascinated by how powerfully and quickly the foods she ate could affect her health.
My experience with trying to ensure my daughter was happy and healthy, and well-fed, led to me deciding to pursue a career in nutrition. I attended the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), and graduated with a foundation science degree and diploma. As with all professions, continuous learning is vital. Please look at the list of the nutritional therapy courses I’ve recently attended.
I set up my practice in Barnet, North London to share my knowledge and my experience with others, helping people to directly experience the health benefits associated with optimum nutrition.
My clients know that I’m on their team, cheering for their success and setting them up with the tools they need for their journey. My aim is to be motivational, and I love coming up with creative strategies to help different clients with their challenges. Just as with food, there’s no one size fits all approach to motivation either.
I’m a realist – I will always spend the time getting to know you, so that I can make sure you get a programme that you can achieve and maintain. Most importantly, I aim to make it fun – after all, you’re investing in your health, you should be able to enjoy it!
The last thing anyone wants when talking about food is to be judged, and I can assure you that I’m completely non-judgemental. I’m not here to raise my eyebrows at what you eat now, I’m here to help you make informed choices about what you eat in the future.
I love working with both adults and children, being able to witness the huge differences that diet and nutrition can make to people’s health and well-being. When working with children, I want to empower them to make healthy choices that will set them up for the rest of their lives.
I’m a member of The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), who act as a professional body overseeing training and Continuing Professional Development for Nutritional Therapists. I’m also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).