About Tracey

My passion

I am a BANT registered Nutritional Therapist and IFM certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, passionate about motivating people to embrace real food and understand the impact it can have on overall wellbeing. I work holistically taking lifestyle and your environment into consideration.  As a client, my goal is to educate and encourage you to listen to your body and really feel the benefits a few simple dietary changes can make. Each session is individually tailored, paying attention to your personal health concerns to devise a targeted nutritional programme that will suit your lifestyle. Eating well doesn’t have to take time out of your busy schedule, it just takes some thought. I will provide you with personalised meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and relaxation tips, enabling you to take control of your own health and manage the stresses and strains of daily life.

My story

The connection between diet, lifestyle and health really hit home when I was working in a high pressured corporate environment in London. My job took over my life and any healthy eating plan or exercise regime I once followed went out of the window. As the demands of my job took over and challenged my physical and emotional health the penny finally dropped. I wanted to learn more about how I could look after myself and regain a healthy and manageable work-life balance. It was time for a career change.

Through my own interest in health and wellbeing I realised I could support other people too. I left my job and studied to achieve a first class BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster.  In 2007 I established my own Nutritional Therapy practice in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Since then I have been in my element, working with a broad range of clients to teach them about real food and revive their health and vitality through nutrition. Having been there myself, I understand how easily the daily challenges of life can take over, so that our own body maintenance drops to the bottom of the list. I soon realised that if you take control of your health you will be in control of your life.

Tracey Harper

Tracey Harper

My training and qualifications

Qualified Nutritional Therapist

I hold a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy from The University of Westminster. I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), my professional body. I am also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is the regulatory body for BANT. Members’ qualifications must meet national standards of competence and practice.

I have monthly clinical supervision to make sure I am working within the BANT guidelines for optimum assurance and professionalism. As part of my commitment to continued professional development I regularly attend seminars, workshops and events.

I hold professional indemnity insurance.

IFM certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

I am a member of The Institute for Functional Medicine www.ifm.org. As an IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), I practice Functional Medicine, which is a systems biology-based and patient centred approach and addresses the underlying cause of health issues. It looks at the interactions amongst genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long term health and complex chronic disease.

All too often people feel under par and continue with their daily life, eventually succumbing to chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardio vascular disease or hypothyroidism. Functional Medicine treats the cause of the problem not the symptoms for a long term solution to good health.

BANT Accredited Clinical Supervisor

I facilitate small groups of Nutritional Therapists to reflect on skills and explore dilemmas, which impact on their nutrition work. Supervision helps them to find a new perspective enabling them to move forwards from everyday challenges faced by Nutritional Therapists.

I have been in supervision since April 2014. I found the experience so beneficial and wanted others to benefit too, so I trained as a professional supervisor in 2016 establishing my first supervision group immediately on qualifying in April 2016. I have been running supervision groups every term since then.

“Running supervision groups is a truly rewarding experience. I have had enormous pleasure watching my supervisees grow as individuals through the development of reflective and listening skills, which has given them increased confidence and courage in both their personal and professional life.”

Ongoing training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

As part of my commitment to CPD, I regularly attend seminars, workshops and events to keep me informed and ahead in Nutritional Therapy and integrative health developments.

My training continues through The Kharrazian Institute (https://kharrazianinstitute.com) with whom I have completed courses in Neuroinflammation, Gastrointestinal, Hashimoto’s, Diabetes & Dysglycemia and Autoimmunity.  The Kharrazian Resource Center (https://drknews.com) is a great source of information on autoimmunity, immune, thyroid and brain health.

Tracey Harper
Tracey Harper
Tracey Harper