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I’m Rachel Collins

Functional Medicine Health Coach

Helping You Find The Root Cause of Your Dis-Ease and Restore Health

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Hippocrates correctly identified that “all disease begins in the gut,” centuries ago, but the mechanisms of what that means still have yet to be completely understood. What we DO know is that the gut plays a significant role in overall health because the majority of the immune system resides there.  

Learning about gut health will give you a better understanding of how the entire gastrointestinal tract functions and why it plays such an essential role in health. Find out more by opting-in to my exclusive email series dedicated to leaky gut. 

Food and Nutrition

Food is more than the calories it contains. It is fuel and it is information for our cells, telling them how to behave and which genes to switch on and off.

Primary Foods

Our relationships, career and connection with the world around us feeds our soul – this type of food is just as, if not MORE important than the food we eat!

Sleep & Rest

Everything feels better after a good night sleep. Doesn’t it? And for good reason. Sleep is an important time for your body and you need to be getting enough of it.


I’m no personal trainer but I do know our bodies were designed to MOVE! From reducing insulin resistance to improving our mood; finding time to get moving is vital.

What Is a Health Coach?

Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.

Who Is Coaching For?

Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change you couldn’t stick to? Have you Google’d the “best” diets and feel totally overwhelmed at all the conflicting advice? It’s time to speak to a health coach. I will give you the time and attention you deserve to discuss your health needs in detail.

What is The Process Like?

We start with an Initial Consultation where we get to know each other and I find out about you and your health goals. Usually I work with clients for a minimum of 3 months, meeting twice a month online or on the phone. We cover all aspects of your health and I help guide you through food and lifestyle changes at a pace that suits you. I eliminate the guesswork and guide you through safe, flexible and evidence-based changes to help you feel better.

1. The Initial Consultation

In this 50 minute session we discuss your health history and symptom questionnaire in detail. You’ll share your goals with me and we will start to uncover the connection between your food, lifestyle and your symptoms. Together we will come up with a plan to move you forward.

2. Get Started

Once you embark on a coaching programme with me I will encourage you to start making changes right away. There is always something we can get you started on that will help you to feel better quickly; and there’s nothing more motivating than seeing your efforts pay off.

3. Investigate

‘Test, don’t guess’ is my motto. I use a range of tools to investigate and find out exactly what is going on for you. This is where we start to look for the root cause of your dis-ease. Investigations can vary from experimenting with different foods to functional blood or stool tests.

4. Implement

Once we have some answers I will help you make the changes. Breaking old habits and creating new ones can be hard, but it’s always easier with accountability and support.

5. Tweak and Maintain

This process is designed to empower you to know your own body. When we work together my aim is to help you learn to listen in to the needs of your unique body; so aren’t reliant on me every time something changes. You become the expert!

How Much Will Health Coaching Cost?

The Initial Consultation with me is £97 and coaching packages start from £240/month.  Depending on you and your unique needs there may be other costs involved in coaching. My philosophy when it comes to health and figuring out what’s going wrong is to ‘test, don’t guess’.  Functional testing starts from as little as £25 but depending on what you need it can cost hundreds of pounds. I will always work closely with you to balance the priorities of moving forward with our investigation and your budget.  If testing is not an option for you right now, in most cases that’s fine, we can still move forward.  Most of my clients find they spent a little bit more on their monthly food budget than they had been previously.  This varies drastically from person to person but once you start realising the impact that food has on your health, you’ll likely be more motivated to reprioritise your spending money.  And finally there might be some supplements or herbs you’d like to try.  It is possible to get great results from health coaching without these additional costs, just let me know the budget you’re working with.

About Me

I’m Rachel Collins and I am a Functional Medicine Health Coach. I transform people with health symptoms that have stolen their light, reduced their energy and negatively impacted their life. I get to the root cause of the symptom, and create a recovery plan that will help them to return to optimal health and full energy.

I have a BSc in Psychology and my Masters in Healthcare Leadership and Management. My corporate life was spent in strategy in the NHS until I retrained and in 2014  I received my Health Coaching Diploma from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have been expanding my nutrition, herbal and functional health knowledge ever since. 

I believe good health is the foundation for living a full and happy life. Too many of us are being held back in our careers, our relationships and our passions because we don’t feel well. Do you feel like that? After I became a Mum I certainly didn’t feel well. Clinically I was fine. ‘Normal’ even. But I wasn’t thriving. Now I’m passionate about helping other women uncover the root cause of their dis-ease so that they feel well. Every day.

Book an Initial Consultation with me today and start uncovering exactly what’s stopping you feeling amazing.



“Have lost a full ELEVEN POUNDS. Quite astonishing. Mostly to me because it was done by eating three meals a day and snacking when hungry – rather than starving myself as has been the only successful way I’ve lost weight in the past. I feel great, so much better already after just a  week”

Hazel Butler

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“The most significant overall change I have noticed has been my brain fog and low mood lifting within the first two days (miraculous!), also regaining my energy and easily dropping 10lb in weight.”

Maria Antoniou

“The whole family is eating better. My cravings for sugar and wine have gone and my mood is more stable through the month”

Ciara Fraser

Don’t Wait Any Longer To Feel Better. Book Your Initial Consultation Today!


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