What Inspired Telle’s Nutritional Life?

In 2006 I was diagnosed with primary generalised epilepsy – it was not a result of a head injury but just being born with rubbish genetics (my Dad had epilepsy too). For the first 3 years of my diagnosis I was a bit of a mess and lived a relatively unhealthy lifestyle (including takeaways and binge drinking) as a student.

After I graduated I decided it might be beneficial to sort my life out so I gave up drinking alcohol and have gradually increased my intake of fruit and veg. I’ve also had to learn how to control my triggers and manage stress and I’m doing pretty well if I say so myself – one of my consultants suggested I write a paper on it and since then I have been discharged from Neurology.

In 2012 I began my career in the field of Paediatric Occupational Therapy and became a qualified OT in 2014. The journey has been quite bumpy and sadly less than enjoyable at times, resulting in me burning out towards the end of 2017. In early 2018 I started learning more about Life Coaching and when listening to one particular Coach who stated ‘if you’re not benefiting from it, it’s not worth doing’, I decided it was time to extend my interests outside of OT and venture into health and wellbeing and pursue becoming a coach. I decided it was time to create Telle’s Nutritional Life, focusing on health, nutrition, self care, stress management, relationships and careers.

Being overweight for most of my life had also resulted in me developing a keen interest in healthy eating and due to my yeast intolerance, most of my meals are homemade using whole foods which has had a considerable impact on my overall diet. I have therefore also embarked on an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management and will be able to support clients with their nutritional goals in the near future.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • PGCert in Sensory Integration
  • Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management (in progress)
  • Diploma in Life Coaching (in progress)

The role of a Health and Wellbeing Coach is not to diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition or other physical or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. The information on this website should not be seen as medical or nursing advice and is not meant to take the place of seeing allied health professionals.