Overcome depression naturally

With my 1:1 Holistic Mental Health Programme

Overcome depression naturally
With my 1:1 holistic
mental health programme

You are battling low mood, life feels grey and your days are a long struggle. You miss feeling alive.

You know you can't carry on like this.
You want to understand why your health has been so poor.
You want to feel vibrant and joyful again, and will do whatever it takes.
You don't want to rely on medication or start digging up your past for clues.
INSTEAD, you want a holistic, natural and evidence-based approach to address the whole of you.

You know you can't carry on like this.

You want to understand why your health has been so poor.

You want to feel vibrant and joyful again, and will do whatever it takes.

You don't want to rely on mediation or start digging up your past for clues.

INSTEAD, you want a holistic, natural and evidence-based approach to address the whole of you.

A better way to approach mental health:
Integrating body, mind and lifestyle changes to beat depression

Over the next 6 months we will focus on

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Understanding root causes of your symptoms & low mood

We will take an in-depth look at your life & health history from a functional medicine lens plus optional functional testing from independent laboratories to understand why you’ve been feeling so unwell.

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Using nutrition and lifestyle medicine to start healing

Once we understand contributing factors to your depression, we will focus on nutrition, movement, sleep and stress management to get you better. Nutritional supplements and herbs will further provide support. 

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Nurturing your self-confidence and skills to deal with tough feelings

Through regular coaching sessions, we will focus on growing your self-worth and confidence, addressing challenging thoughts and emotions, and reconnecting with meaning and connection in your life.

What my holistic mental health programme consists of

In-depth Health History Analysis

Through a detailed health and lifestyle questionnaire as well as a food diary I will really delve into your symptoms and possible underlying factors of your struggles. We will discuss those in our first consultation – and take 2hours for that!

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Optional:
Functional Testing

Depending on your budget, we can do further investigations of your health and contributing factors of your symptoms. Depending on what you’re experiencing, we might for example investigate your gut, thyroid, adrenal function, inflammation or energy production.

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12x Fortnightly Coaching Consultations

We will meet at the same time every two weeks via Zoom. Our first consultation will last 2h, the remaining 11 will be 1h long. Together we will set goals, make a plan and have you take meaningful action. In these sessions we will also work on your mindset, confidence and skills to handle challenging thoughts and feelings.

Personalised recommendations

Based on the outcome of the health analysis, any tests we may have done, your symptoms as well as your goals, I will make personalised recommendations on your diet, lifestyle as well as targeted supplements and remedies. We will tweak these as you are progressing throughout our time together.

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Support in between calls via Email & Telegram app

I will be there to support and encourage you in between our calls, too. We will use the app Telegram (like What’s App, only nicer) to communicate in between our sessions. That way you won’t feel like you’re doing this all on your own. I might also send you links to other helpful resources and you can share thoughts with me.

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Webinar trainings, workbooks, handouts & other resources

As part of this programme you will have access to my online course recordings on all things functional medicine and mental health. You will also receive my workbook on growing self-worth and confidence, handouts, recipe books and links to other relevant videos, podcasts, books, articles and more. 

Your body and brain want to heal and function well - work with them, not against them

Who this programme is for

... and when it's not a good fit

Meet Claudia Smith

I’m a nutritional therapist, functional medicine practitioner and positive psychology coach specialising in mental health.

Having suffered from major depression along with numerous physical health struggles myself, I know what it’s like to drag yourself from day to day. To feel low, empty and desperate. To struggle with brain fog, lack of motivation and a lost sense of who you are. 

I was able to completely recover using a holistic and integrative approach: One that connects body and mind, and that addresses the root causes that were driving my depression but also (in my case) my poor skin, gut and joint health. 

My clients often describe me as kind, knowledgeable and understanding. I would be honoured to help you on your own journey towards better mental health!

Your mental health affects everything: how you feel, how you behave, what you do with your life. It affects your friends and family, your work, your future.

Interested in transforming your mental health through working together?

Click on the button below and simply choose a suitable time for a short half hour Zoom chat with zero obligation.

How to start

Book a free half hour Zoom call with me, or get in touch at claudia@claudiasmithwellbeing.com

Pay for the programme via my online client platform

Fill in the health questionnaire and food diary electronically.

We will then meet for our initial 2h consultation via Zoom. After that we’ll meet every two weeks for 6 months.

Do these feel familiar?

One of the biggest problems with suffering from depression is the lack of hope we feel. All those negative thoughts and feelings convince us that getting better isn’t possible. But from my own experience and from working with my clients I know that there is a lot of hope. To get better you are going to need to take action, and that’s what my work is about.

I can’t and won’t promise you certain outcomes – because how could I? How could anyone? But what I can and do promise you is this:

I will be on your side, working hard to figure out WHY you’ve been feeling so low and unwell, and then HOW to get you better. I will be on your side, I won’t give up, and we will figure this all out together. 

If you want to chat about any hesitancy and whether my work is right for you, simply get in touch: claudia@claudiasmithwellbeing.com

I completely understand: It’s hard to ask for help when you are feeling horrible and really down. But remember that I’ve been on this journey myself and I consider myself a very compassionate being and there’s nothing we can’t talk about. No taboos, no feelings or experiences that are too embarassing, no shame. 

Only you will know whether now is the right time. A good way to find out is to ask yourself this: What would your future self (your healthy, happy self) want you to focus on right now?

Is there ever a right time? What are you waiting for?

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can live anywhere in the world so as long as you a relatively good Internet connection. Sometimes working out how to run the blood test can be challenging, but that’s just a minor obstacle.

Simply to show up with an open mind and an open heart. To be honest and authentic, to ask questions and to share how you are. And you will get the best outcome if you feel ready to take action and you are committed to the process. 

But just to say again: this work is very much about me and you working together as a team.

I no longer offer single consultations because I’ve found them to be ineffective. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and equally making changes requires commitment and continuous support. We will tweak things as we go along, and as things start to change for you. 

None whatsoever! Curiosity and a willingness to try new things is all that’s needed.

I firmly believe that medication can be life-saving and in some cases can help people take the edge of their suffering (thus allowing them to take positive action). I am not anti medication but do believe the best possible outcome would be to leave without them eventually. But it’s really up to whatever you feel is right for you!

I hold a diploma in Nutritional Therapy and am currently upgrading this with the MSc degree from Worcester University, UK. I have also completed a year-long qualification in Positive Psychology Coaching with the US-based Wholebeing Institute. In addition, I have also trained in Applied Functional Medicine with the UK-based AFMMP programme. And then there’s many, many conferences and webinars that I continue to attend, such as a 2-day Nutritional Psychiatry conference in London and more. In short, I love learning!

Academic and professional study aside, my clients most love and appreciate my own first hand experience of depression. Since my own recovery I have also gone on silent meditation retreats, completed the popular Mindfulness Self-Compassion course and have a huge collection of books on all things mindset and psychology.