I had been struggling with anxiety and depression and what I had recently found out was an eating disorder for a while but temporarily attempted to live with and manage it on my own, when lockdown happened, I suddenly realised how present this was in my everyday life, especially when there was not much else to focus on.
I had lost lots of weight over the period of a year and had a very controlling relationship with food which I struggled with. Before speaking to Dianna, I could not see any light at the end of the tunnel and believed that this was something I would have to live with and deal with for a long time.
Since my sessions with Diana I feel like a completely different person, she explained to me and my family everything that we didn’t understand and helped me control it and diminish the disorder in a very calm and structured way. Diana taught me lots of tools to help deal with this process which have also been very useful and applicable to everyday life as well as methods to improve my mental health. It was a difficult process, I cannot believe how far I have come and I finally feel back to my normal self.
Dianna’s knowledge and understanding has been invaluable and I cannot thank her enough for all the help she has given me.
The past 12 years haven't been easy for me dealing with Anorexia, there have been many highs and lows, times when I think I had recovered and times when things just seemed too much.
I have many regrets and things I look back on and think 'Why did I do that?' but the biggest one of all is not coming to Diana sooner. She has helped turn my life around dramatically from day one of meeting her.
The techniques, the skills and dietetic information she has supplied me with has made my thought process so much clearer to the point I am beginning to see myself again and that I can't express in words is such a big thing for me. I have felt lost and trapped for so many years but now I am beginning to feel free and alive it's such a great feeling.
Diana truly is the best therapy I have ever had, and believe me when I say I've had a fair number in the 12 years I've been suffering, and she is the main reason I can honestly say with confidence and that it will continue to be this way and that is I am on the road to recovery and it's an enlightening journey.
I have experienced emotions, events and thoughts crossing my mind that I could have never imagined feeling again but I have, I have never felt better. Thank you x
Throughout 2019, I experienced repeat episodes of bloating, a heaviness in my stomach, poor digestion, acne and a real lack of motivation for work and home life responsibilities.
Upon meeting Diana she immediately put me at ease, I felt I could tell her everything. Talking to someone who lives by what they teach, to incorporate their recommendations for the changes in daily habits, were easy and fun to do.
Within 2 weeks of my initial meeting with Diana I felt fabulous, the bloating had gone, I was sleeping better, my diet included all the necessary food groups. I even resumed exercising on a regular basis.
I visited Diana three times in three months. The gaps in between appointments permitted the changes recommended to become the new norm for me.
The meetings are full of information and guidance, it isn't just about diet. I am more aware of the food I eat, when I eat it and to ensure it’s a balanced food plan on a weekly basis. I have also saved money on food shopping!
At present, the information allows me to embrace every day with a more positive attitude. There is so much Diana knows!
I cannot recommend Diana enough, and I have already passed her details to friends.Sharon Carrington
"Having been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in January, a friend recommended Diana to me as a nutritionist who would be able to help me.
When I had my first consultation, I found Diana very easy to talk to and very supportive. It was obvious that she has experience in dealing with my type of health problem and that she has great knowledge of nutritional therapy.
Diana was able to design an easy-to-follow diet plan and she gave me very good advice on dietary supplements and ways in which I could strengthen my gut to cope with the many antibiotics I have to take to control my other long term illness, Bronchiectasis.
By following Diana's plan and suggestions I have been able to control my Colitis and make the necessary lifestyle changes when I am experiencing a flare-up. I would thoroughly recommend Diana to others."
"I first contacted Diana after being under the Hospital for about 5 years and nobody listening to me when I told them my Bowel condition was not responding to medication, because of what I was eating. I was told I just needed to eat following a Low Fat and Low Fibre plan, but I knew it was more than this.
I was so worried about eating out, especially on Coach Trips. I would go out and not eat anything from the night before until I got home that evening and sometimes this could be nearly 20 hours!""I felt that Diana actually listened to me and she devised an Eating Plan for me that was so different from the way I had eaten before and I felt very nervous before I started it.
However, within a week of following her way of eating, things started to improve and I actually felt confident in eating while I was out and everything has got better. I still have to watch what I eat but the way my life around food has changed is very encouraging for the future.
I can't thank Diana enough, especially knowing that I have a contact whenever I needed it."
I contacted Diana when I had finally reached the end of my tether and she has totally redirected my life. I’ve been prone to over exercise when stressed; it's been a default response since forever, my own misguided way of taking control, achieving, being strong whilst not feeling strong, but it was exacerbating my digestive and emotional symptoms.
Things I've achieved from seeing Diana: Diet tweaks and EFT have managed my symptoms, improved toileting patterns, improved digestion, more rest, more energy and I am able to manage stress far better.
If things aren't quite right in your life and your body isn't working at its best, do yourself a favour and go see this lovely lady. She was friendly, well informed and really listened to me and understood. I wholeheartedly recommend her. Thank you Diana, you've connected so many dots for me today.Tina