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West Hampstead, North London: 020 8969 0247 Maidenhead, Berkshire: 01628 624544 [email protected]
Karen Neil health coach & pharmacist
Lifestyle Medicine
Nutrition and Mental Wellbeing
Specialist pharmacist: health promotion and mental health
Mindfulness teacher and supervisor: member of the British Associated of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA)
Experienced trainer in professional development in higher education and undergraduate education
Mental health first aider (Mental Health First Aid England)
Supporter of youth music and other creative arts
Advocate of diversity and inclusion

This practitioner is available for online video consultations

Karen Neil is a specialist pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). She has been a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) for many years, training and working in hospital and community pharmacy and then research and teaching in physiology and pharmacology, public health, and health promotion. She offers Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching at Body Back-Up.

Aware of the impact of stress and anxiety on health, she trained as a mindfulness practitioner and teacher, exploring work in mindfulness-based stress reduction, and has taught mindfulness and health promotion workshops and courses in a variety of settings over the last decade.

In 2020, she was named Global Health and Pharma (GHP) Award Winner: Most Innovative Health and Wellbeing Education Specialist (Midlands)

As a writer and researcher, she has published diverse work in molecular pharmacology, safe prescribing, over-the counter medicines use in children, child protection, mental health, disease management, self-care, autism, and mindfulness. She is the co-author of Disease Management, published by Pharmaceutical Press.

She is an active member and trustee of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education Trustee (IHPE), a volunteer and supporter of the Nottingham-based charity Music for Everyone (MfE), and a keen educator with a focus on empowering people to be the best they can be.

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Please note Karen is not registered with any health insurers and all patients are self-funding

Karen is available Monday – Friday by telehealth video call. You can find a convenient time and book using the online booking system below.

Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle medicine looks not at just the outward manifestations of your illness but at the underlying cause, taking into account things like nutritional issues, genetics, and stress. Through this holistic approach the practitioner is better able to arrive at an effective treatment plan which works for your unique body. You are an active participant in treatment, and the lifestyle medicine practitioner will help you to make changes to your lifestyle which will keep you in top health, as well as treating your illness directly.

For our current fees please see our fees page. First session £50 and follow ups £45

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