As a child I was fascinated with edible plants and herbs, especially those used in the kitchen for cooking. Later, as a young mother, I was positive that a good diet for my growing children would give the best results, a belief inspired by my interest in the relationship between nutrition and health & wellness. When a chronic illness emerged in the family, I felt compelled to take this interest further and study nutrition at Patrick Holford's Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Further post-graduate study at The London College of Naturopathy was the natural progression.

Since then - and for over twenty-five years - I have offered a nutritional & naturopathic consultation practise that has taken me all over the globe. Alongside my one-to-one practice, I have worked in a number of teams and clinics, most notably for a number of years as a Technical consultant on the Clinical Nutrition Team at the nutritional supplement specialists BIOCARE.

I also spent some time as a nutritional consultant & naturopath at the COMO Shambhala Retreat, first at their wellness centre in Parrot Cay, part of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, southeast of the Bahamas and subsequently for two years at their high-end Spa resort in Ubud, Bali. Multi award-winning, the Shambalah Estate offers a wonderful range of holistic, Asian-inspired therapies as well as yoga, tai chi, chi gung and Pilates.

Currently I offer a range of one-to-one programs, including recommendations for diet, exercise, relaxation techniques and new lifestyle ideas.

I am fully insured and a member of the General Nutrition Council (GNC), the Fellowship of Integrated Holistic Therapists (FHIT), the British Complementary Medcine Association (BCMA) and LCNMA, the London College of Naturopathic Medicine Association.

Carla Halford

Carla Halford


“Carla has taken the fear out of eating for me... I had so many allergies."
— Deborah, Birmingham

“I met Carla over 15 years ago and I can safely say she changed my life. I was struggling with allergies, asthma, eczema, rosacea and a general fogginess. After a few sessions I started to feel human again. I highly recommend Carla's intensely holistic approach - it works.“

-Helena, Newbury, Berks.

Carla has a wealth of knowledge and experience in nutrition and naturopathy and a very empathetic approach. If you're concerned or confused about how to look after your health or deal with a health problem - go see her.

-Caroline, London

I have consulted Carla on many occasions - always good, balanced advice and eventual success - thanks!

-James, Shropshire

Carla is the one and only sure place to go, when you need advice about how to "get better". From a minor ailment to a lifetime diagnoses, her unlimited knowledge will get you back on track and more fighting fit than before.

-Sophy, Stratford upon Avon