Welcome to the homepage of Efia's Kitchen - a Nutritional Therapy practice and blog that aims to bring the joy back into eating, choosing and cooking food, and taking care of yourself.
On this site you will find out all about me and my practice, recipes to inspire you and help you eat in ways that suit your needs and lifestyle, and blog articles to give you in-depth information about why food and lifestyle matter when it comes to physical and mental health.
Read more about what nutritional therapy is, how it works and why it might be helpful here.
FINDING THE JOYFUL IN HEALTHY
STRESS | BURN OUT | MENTAL HEALTH | WEIGHT LOSS | DIGESTION | AUTOIMMUNITY | CHRONIC FATIGUE
Obsessed with good food and finding joy in living well
I'm Marie - a food lover and nutritional therapist with a background in psychology.
Through working in the English National Health Service (NHS) for 4 years, helping individuals with depression and anxiety find their way back to good mental health, I realised that focusing on medication and psychology alone is not always enough. There are important links between the foods we eat, our lifestyle and mental health (read more about this here).
The times we live in are full of challenges (from your daily commute to the news, the pressures of social media and trying to make decisions about what to eat in an age of information overload). I will help you learn how to eat well and take good care of yourself despite all of this so that you can support your wellbeing whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, ill or simply not at your best.
To help you do this I am combining my love of food, wellness and psychology to offer nutritional therapy with a focus on mental wellbeing.
I have a BSc in Psychology from the University of Bath, a PGCert degree in Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapies from UCL and a PGDip in Nutritional Therapy from the University of Worcester. I am currently finalising my master's thesis in order to complete my MSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Worcester.
Making healthy cooking and baking simple and joyful