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We bring a wealth of qualifications, modalities and experience 

Education and Training Level 4

Alternative Therapies 

Functional Nutrition

Naturopathic Nutrition

Counselling and Coaching

Kinesiology

We are recognised, accredited and insured to the highest standards

Claire Snowdon-Darling

Hi, I’m Claire.

I’m the Head of the College of Functional Wellness, a Senior Health Practitioner with my practice based at Balanced Wellness in Havant, Hampshire.

I am a passionate educator, public speaker and facilitator. My career journey started in theatre where I was the Artistic Director of my own theatre company for people with learning disabilities and facilitated workshops in care homes and day centres as well as teaching Makaton Sign Language.

After moving into alternative health following my health crisis, I trained in Systematic Kinesiology and quickly was selected to train as a teacher. I taught all levels from Foundation to Diploma.

In line with the National Occupational Standards I am certified as a Level 4 Education and Training Tutor.

My qualifications include:
Dip. Systematic Kinesiology (Ask)
Touch For Health Proficient (IKC)
Dip. Nutrition and Diet (ITEC)
Dip. Anatomy & Physiology (ITEC)
Dip. Colour Therapy (OCN)
Dip. Crystal Healing (OCN)
Dip. Body Massage (IIHHT)
Dip. Indian Head Massage (IIHHT)
Dip. Aromatherapy (IIHHT)
NLP Practitioner (ABNLP)
Kundalini Yoga Instructor (KRI)
Reiki Master (Usui System)
Theta Healing Advanced Tutor (THINK)
EFT Level 2 Practitioner (AAMET)
Further Counselling Skills (NCFE)
Belbin Team Role Facilitation (Belbin Associates)
HND Stage Management and Technical – Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BTEC)
NVQ L3 Mental Health Care (City & Guilds)

I am a member of the Kinesiology Federation and hold recognition as an advanced practitioner (AKRFP). I have a current First Aid at Work certification and Public Liability Insurance. I am CNHC Registered.

I created the ‘Triangle of Hormonal Health’ as well as developing ‘The 4 Phase Approach’. My specialities are hormones, menopause and blood sugars.

Laura Knowles

Hi, I’m Laura.

I am the driving force behind the college and I am an experienced tutor, practitioner and researcher. I have a thriving clinic of my own, now based in Valencia, Spain and I bring this experience to the courses.

My career began in the corporate world working for companies such as Wella Haircare, HSBC and Tetley Tea. I understood corporate stress and the effects it has on the endocrine system first-hand.

Having a number of ailments and nagging symptoms in my early 20s, I trained in a number of health disciplines including Naturopathic Nutrition looking for solutions to my health issues.

Once I left marketing management in 2011, I started my Kinesiology clinic and became a foundation Kinesiology teacher.

My qualifications include:
Dip. Systematic Kinesiology (Ask)
Touch For Health Proficient (IKC)
Dip. Naturopathic Nutrition (NND)
Dip. Anatomy & Physiology (ITEC)
Kundalini Yoga Instructor (KRI)
Reiki Advanced (Usui System)
Theta Healing Advanced (THINK)
Counselling Skills (NCFE)
BA (Hons) in Business

I am a member of the Kinesiology Federation and hold recognition as an registered professional (KFRP). I hold a current First Aid at Work certification and Public Liability Insurance. 

In line with the National Occupational Standards I am certified as a Level 3 Education and Training Tutor.

I have been instrumental in creating these courses. I feel strongly that alternative health needs to be backed in science and it is this passion that drives me to research the scientific literature and back up the course content.

My speciality areas include digestion, SIBO, stress and the immune system, having created the protocols for these modules.

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