Meet Gemma


Nutritional Therapist

 

Gemma O'Connell
Gemma O’Connell Nutritional Therapist Dip IINH N Th MBANT

My name is Gemma and I am passionate about health and wellbeing. I love working with clients to overcome their negative patterns, empowering them to achieve their wellness goals with lasting results. I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist with a Foundation in Naturopathy. I am also a qualifiedNeuroLeadership Coach, a Mindfulness facilitator, and a Certified NLP Practitioner.

 

Today I lead a healthy life but back in my 20’s I lived in the States where I worked hard in the corporate world and didn’t eat a balanced diet. For years I suffered with endometriosis. I developed severe hay fever/allergies and later still my energy levels went from very high to low and I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and adrenal stress/burnout. The toll of not looking after myself had finally caught up with me, it was time for a change.

Around this time, my interest in healthy living commenced and I started taking courses in New York. On returning to Ireland, I continued to study with the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) where I received a Certificate in Naturopathy and later went on to specialise in Nutritional Therapy with the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health (Dip NT IINH) where I graduated in 2006. Over the next 2 ½ years I ran the Core Nutrition Clinic which was based at Dr Patrick Magovern’s medical practice at the Drummartin Clinic, Goatstown.

Seeing the results first-hand for myself, what began as an interest is now my passion and I love seeing the great results clients get with small changes that they implement consistently. I use the functional medicine model and focus on the biochemical requirements of the individual to restore balance. I do not promote fad diets, meal replacements or quick fixes and I regularly attend seminars and lectures to keep me up-to-date with the latest scientific nutrition research so I can best help my clients.

My background in the corporate world where I worked for 20+ years was in the world of learning and development and as a Coach and Nutritional Therapist, I am passionate about mind-set, getting results and empowering individuals to engage and live their lives to their fullest potential. I run clinics in Clontarf and Monkstown, offer consultations by SKYPE and run workplace wellness programmes for companies throughout Ireland.