I answer to Mum, Mummy, You There, I Want a Snack & Mamma
But you can call me Erica!
I'm Scottish but was brought up in Andorra (Pyrenees) for winters and Scotland in the summers.
My loves include chocolate (dairy free of course), walks with my dogs , sunshine and dancing around my kitchen with the boys (in my mind I'm sure I could give Beyoncé a run for her money).
I have two amazing, energetic, exhausting boys, Jack (8yrs old) and Olly (6yrs old) and
married my hubby over 10 years ago.
I have always loved helping people and supporting them in any way I can. This has lent itself well to all my varying jobs over the years; Ski Coach, Antenatal & Hypnobirthing Practitioner, and Massage Therapist.
I created The Allergy Health Coach in August 2020 (why not start a business in a pandemic!) but I have been supporting parents and their kids with allergies for the last 5 years.
I am dairy & gluten free and my husband is allergic to Brazil nuts (and free from many other foods too).
The boys are free from dairy, soya, eggs, wheat, beef, coconut and Jack is anaphylactic to many nuts.
We live and breath a life centred around allergies and all the implications of that.
So what's my background?
I have been in the 'coaching' business for the last 18 years.
I have been self-employed that whole time but my jobs have come down to one thing.
NCT Antenatal Practitioner
This was a 2 year training degree focused around birth and the postnatal time. As well as educating parents on birth and all that comes with that, the training was created to give us the skills to support parents during what is often a highly emotive time.
Accredited Professional Food Intolerance & Allergy Diploma
Health & Wellness Coaching Holistic Certification Programme
Alpine Level 4 International Ski Teaching Diploma
Many think that coaching skiing is an easy job but it's far from that. My qualification is equivalent to an honours degree, where I became one of a handful of British women to hold this level of qualification. It took me 6 years to become fully qualified and licensed to coach abroad. A sport like skiing has been proved to be 80% psychology and 20% skill so my coaching skills came into their own with each and every client I had.
My greatest qualification comes from
LIVING with ALLERGIES 24/7
Nothing has prepared me more in supporting YOU than bringing up my own children and supporting them with their own allergies.
Your child and every child should have the opportunity to do whatever they want & be whoever they want no matter what.
Their exciting, thriving and positive life map shouldn't be despite their allergies but BECAUSE of their allergies!
I’ve walked the road you’re on now…and I’ve done it twice and I am proud to say that my boys are testament to that philosophy!
They are positive, happy (minus the usual tantrums), and two of the most energetic boys I know.
They understand allergies and what it means for them.
They keep most of the adults around them on their toes when it comes to food. It’s normal life for them and they don’t miss out, I just need to be creative!
Becoming a mother or father is a huge transition in life all on its own.
With allergies thrown into the mix life can be
With the support of the Allergy Health Coach your family, like mine, can thrive and prosper.