Rhaya has been in practice for 30 years. She is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist.
She was the Naturopathic Director of Blackmores UK, training practitioners and holding seminars for the public throughout the UK. She left Blackmores to join the University of Westminster where she helped write the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Therapy. At the University, Rhaya was a Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, teaching Anatomy, Clinical skills, Nutrition, Biochemistry and Complimentary Therapies. She was involved in setting up the largest Complementary Health training clinic in Europe and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.
Rhaya returned to London after spending some years back in the Australian sun (with sunblock!). In Australia she gained a Permaculture design certificate and is passionate about sustainable food, working to help establish the Real Food Network, a Community Supported Agriculture company and is currently working as the Nutrition Consultant with Daylesford Organics.
Her love of working with Type 2 Diabetes started in Australia where she worked within a community pharmacy that specialised in supporting people with diabetes and food addiction, this is still her core specialty. She collaborated with a GP lead community based eating disorders group and was involved in training GPs in understanding the impact of complementary therapies on their patients. Rhaya developed, and now runs, a 60 day online programme supporting people with Type 2 Diabetes with Reboot USA with Joe Cross from the film “Fat, sick and Nearly Dead”. Her own company Diabeatit runs one day workshops and weekend retreats for people with Type 2 Diabetes and their families.
On her return to the UK she has been teaching with the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management on their Bachelor of Science where she was the head of their final year on the B.Sc. She is now in clinic with the wonderful team at Bodyism in Nottinghill in West London and is resident nutritionist with Daylesford Organics.
These experiences, coupled with her years of teaching and clinic, have shaped her current dedication to helping people normalise their relationship with food.