About Kim

BIOGRAPHY

Kim Pearson qualified as a nutritionist at London’s Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2008 and has worked in the field of nutrition and health for over 15 years.


Frequently featuring in the media, Kim writes articles and provides professional comment for a wide range of magazines, newspapers and medical journals and has appeared on national television and radio. Kim speaks at conferences and trains healthcare professionals in nutrition and diet. She has worked with businesses to develop corporate nutrition policies, has created dietary guidelines for medical research trials and is ambassador for leading nutrition brands.


Kim is a full member of CNHC (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council) BANT (British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and the Guild of Health Writers.

HELLO, I’M KIM…

I’m a qualified nutritionist who specialises in weight loss. Since graduating in 2008 I’ve worked with over 500 clients to help them lose weight (from a few pounds to over seven stone), achieve their happy weight and maintain it long term.

 

I’m passionate about educating and inspiring people to improve their health and achieve their happy weight through good nutrition. I know what it feels like to have tried different diets and different types of exercise, never really sure whether they would work or if it was possible to achieve a body I was happy in. I know what it’s like to have friends who are naturally slim – despite having terrible diets! And I know the frustration of eating foods you believe to be healthy, yet despair as you watch that number on the scale gradually creep up. I know this because I have been there myself.

 

Contrary to popular belief, not all nutritionists are effortlessly slim, nor do they have an automatic dislike for ‘unhealthy’ food! I love food and it took me a long time to find my own healthy balance between maintaining a weight I’m happy at, enjoying my food and feeling at peace with my relationship with food.

My Story

I developed an interest in nutrition in my late teens, noticing that my weight had started to increase. As a vegetarian I thought I was healthy, but in reality, my diet of pasta, pasta and more pasta was not only making me gradually gain weight, it also left me low in energy and constantly craving sweet foods. The more magazine articles and books I read, the more I became confused about what a healthy diet actually was.

 

When I was 20 I moved to London and I was fortunate enough to get a job managing a small weight loss clinic. I loved working with the clients, supporting them on their weight loss programmes and seeing their health and happiness improve. After a few short months the owner of the clinic decided to close the business. I was sad to lose my job but it made me realise that this was exactly what I wanted to do for my career… 

MY STUDIES AND EXPERIENCE

After doing work experience with an NHS dietician and meeting with a nutritionist to figure out the difference between the two, I decided the NHS dietician route wasn’t for me and I preferred the flexibility of being an independent nutritionist. In 2005 I enrolled onto a three years degree course at London’s renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition and immersed myself in studying all aspects of human health and disease in relation to food and nutrition. I graduated in 2008.

 

Over a decade later, I am still so grateful for the opportunity I had to work at the weight loss clinic. It’s led to a career I love and I’m so passionate about the work I do. There is nothing more fulfilling for me than helping our clients lose weight and seeing the incredibly positive impacts it has on their lives. From gaining confidence and making peace with their bodies, to seeing considerable improvements in health conditions and energy levels. The power of good nutrition, when tailored to individual needs, never ceases to amaze me.

My team and I keep up to date with the latest scientific research and thinking in the fields of nutrition and weight management. We regularly attend conferences and read books and journals to ensure the advice we are giving our clients is as sophisticated and effective as possible. 

WORKING WITH US

One thing that experience has taught me is how we are all so different. There’s no one standard diet formula that suits everyone. We all have differing nutritional needs, different health concerns and different lifestyles. At my practice, we work with you as an individual, creating solutions tailored to your own unique needs.

 

When you work with us, we are committed to getting you the results you desire. We are here to support you, educate you and keep you motivated until you reach your goal. We’ll do what I can to make sure you lose weight and have all of tools in place to maintain it long term.

 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask, or if you’d like to book a complimentary 25 minute phone call to find out whether we help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.