Our Team

Our Clinical Team

Our clinical team is made up of nutritional therapists specialising in the area of mental health, psychiatrists and our experienced clinic manager to guide you through the process.

Anastasia Smith

BSc DipCNM Nutritional Therapist

Anastasia trained at the Colllege of Naturopathic Medicine and has a keen interest in mental health. She has worked at Food for the Brain for a number of years and has been involved in research and educational training on the importance of nutrition for mental health. Anastasia is passionate about research based nutrition and is always striving to support her patients with the latest and most adequate evidence-based guidance. Anastasia is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).

Lorraine Perretta

DipION Nutritional Therapist

After completing her nutritional training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London in 1995, she began to focus her work on supporting people with mental health conditions using a nutritional approach. Lorraine has worked in this area ever since. The wealth of experience she has accumulated over the years has led to her being invited to lecture widely on this topic. Lorraine has also written a book entitled Brain Food (Hamlyn) and is also a Fellow of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, as well as a member of BANT and the CNHC.

Dr Amanda Redvers

MBBS, BSc(hons) MRCPsych

Amanda is a consultant psychiatrist who was trained in London and also works in the NHS. She takes a holistic approach to health and disease using a variety of therapies including psychological, pharmacological and mind-body.

Olga Preston

Clinic Manager

Olga Preston is our clinic manager and a qualified Nutritional Therapist through the acclaimed Institute of Optimum Nutrition. She also has over 20 years experience in the health care industry, with excellent managerial skills and a proven track record of successful appointments. She is a great communicator and able to empathise with clients from all different backgrounds. Olga has won several awards for excellence in customer service. Olga is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a “can do” attitude and a passion for nutrition. She developed an interest in mental health after personally seeing the effect that good nutrition had on family and friends affected by mental health conditions.

Alexandra Mendoza Garau

Clinic Administrator

Alexandra is a lawyer by background. She has extensive experience in customer service, having worked in a diverse range of supporting roles throughout her career. In her spare time, Alexandra is an active member of the community who runs a local children’s group and volunteers visiting severely disable patients at hospital, and enjoys bringing a little joy to their lives. Alexandra developed an interest in nutrition after seeing the benefits that nutrition can have on a variety of health problems. She is truly enjoying expanding her knowledge of the effects of “optimum nutrition” on health and specifically on mental health.

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