MSc, IFMCP, mBANT
INSTITUTE FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER
After 30 years spent building a high-pressure career in corporate IT for companies like Morgan Stanley, Deloitte & Ericsson, Despina decided it was time to turn her energy into nutritional therapy and coaching, so that she could help individuals traverse their wellness journeys.
As a Clinical Nutritionist and Bulletproof Health Coach, Despina regards genuine partnership as essential to the success of the people she works with. She supports clients in overcoming fears and perceived limitations by making health, vitality and self-development a central priority in life.
Witnessing first-hand the detrimental effects of stress and trauma, Despina reversed her own GI issues, Hashimoto’s thyroid condition, joint pain as well as stress and anxiety. She was determined to assist others in uncovering the root cause of their symptoms and provide a guided approach towards a healthier lifestyle. She is a true health detective, and is driven to investigate the gut-brain connection, as well as the root cause of autoimmunity. Her kind demeanour and positive outlook puts clients at ease and gives them a glimpse into the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead.
She is one of the first Certified Bulletproof Health Coaches, graduating in September 2016 in Pasadena, California. She also became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner in April 2016, completing the Institute for Functional Medicine’s rigorous program.
Despina holds a Masters in Personalised Nutrition from CNELM and a Clinical Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma from CNM in London, UK.
She also holds a Bachelors in Computer Science and an MBA.