Swindon naturopath Caroline Peyton celebrates her 10th anniversary in clinical practice this month.
Qualifying in 2009, Caroline set up her clinic, Peyton Principles, within Wood Street Wellbeing in Old Town and since then her business has gone from strength to strength. She also runs another clinic in Cirencester and her third from Kempsford, near Swindon.
Caroline said, “Covid19 or not, I do intend to virtually celebrate my 10th anniversary in business.
“It’s been a fantastic decade-long journey of learning and development and I’ve seen during that time a much wider recognition of the benefits of working with a naturopath like myself. People are beginning to understand that it’s important to take a truly holistic approach to their health and seek natural ways to support the body’s return to health rather than find a quick fix to treat symptoms.”
Previously Caroline had worked as a procurement manager for BT in Swindon for 17 years even though she’s had a lifelong interest in nutrition.
“At junior school I was referred to as ‘fattie’ on more than one occasion. However as I grew older, I was always interested not only in sport and keeping fit but also in food, cooking and eating well. When the opportunity came to take voluntary redundancy in 2008 I knew I wanted to work in the area of nutrition and I devoted myself to completing my training over the next year. I’d been studying part-time up to that point and that was the moment I was able to take the plunge.”
When Caroline qualified she also became a founder member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association which is one of the professional associations for nutritional therapists. She’s still a member today. She specialises in nutritional therapy, gut and digestive issues and she’s an advocate of wellbeing in the workplace.
“I’m fortunate to have spent ten years helping people with all sorts of complaints from Irritable Bowel Syndrome through to the more serious IBD conditions like Crohn’s Disease. Whereas the medical profession is skilled at identifying these issues they are often limited by what they can do other than deal with the distressing symptoms or, in extreme cases, carry out surgery. I seek to find the root cause and look at natural ways to dampen down inflammation problems for example.
“In recent years there are more companies are seeing the value of promoting wellbeing in their teams – from helping them to eat more healthily through to facilitating them to deal with very specific and individual difficulties. To date I’ve worked with teams in Nationwide, Sodra Wood and TT Electronics.”
After lockdown, Caroline plans to organise a 10th anniversary event to celebrate her business milestone with clients and friends. To find out more about Peyton Principles visit: www.peytonprinciples.com
Pictured above: Caroline Peyton, Peyton Principles