Alex Howard Group

Our Team

Helen Halliday


Helen spent the first 15 years of her career in marketing and advertising where she held various senior management roles. It was during this time she experienced a life threatening health condition which triggered her passion for health and nutrition. She retrained with CNELM (Middlesex University) gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Personalised Nutrition and Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.

Since then Helen has established a private clinic in Berkshire providing nutritional therapy and runs talks and programmes to groups, schools and corporates on specific health subjects and the role of nutrition. She is also a clinic supervisor at CNELM where she coaches students training to be a nutritional therapist.

Having had ME herself, Helen has experienced the physical and mental complexities and challenges that such a condition can bring and is passionate about helping others who are experiencing such chronic and complex health issues.

Helen has an informative and motivating style which she uses to provide facts on health and food by using every day language so that people feel inspired and well equipped to make appropriate changes to support their individual health goals.

Our Team

 Jess Thompson
Clinical Director

Jess completed a psychology degree in 1995 followed by a PGCE in primary education and, after a 10 year career in teaching...

Alex Howard
Founder and Chairman

Alex Howard is Founder & Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic, which he set up after his own 7 year struggle with ME...

Ana Bárbara Pereira

Ana Bárbara’s interest in integrative health and psychology began while dealing with her own chronic illness...

Bebe Kohlap
Practice Manager

Bebe entered into nutrition quite unexpectedly when she went to an open day at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, just to...

Charlotte Thomson

Charlotte initially trained as a musician and worked as a performer and teacher for several years before embarking on...

Claire Sehinson
Head of Research and Protocol Development

Claire is an educator, researcher and functional medicine trained nutritional therapist. Claire has over a decade of...

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