Meet Our Team – The Thyroid Collective

“The Thyroid Collective” is a group of handpicked, registered naturopathic nutritional therapists created by “The Thyroid Expert” Jules Chandler.

Each practitioner has their own thyroid “war story”, considered to be one of the most important qualifications as a member of  the collective. All of the practitioners work in a holistic way and each of them have a unique passion within thyroid health.

The collective combines a wealth of experience within many forms of dis-ease, having supported clients with additional illnesses to thyroid health including autoimmunity, ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sjogren’s, Hashimoto’s, Graves, thyroid nodules, long covid and mental health conditions.

From 2021, Jules will be referring all new clients to her trusted associate practitioners within The Thyroid Collective who she regularly coaches and enjoys zoom meetings with (otherwise known as “The Geek Offs”!). Jules is taking some time out to focus on studying Biomedical Science at the University of the West of England.

Please get in touch via our general email at The Thyroid Collective contact page here to begin the process of working with a Thyroid Collective Associate Practitioner.

All members of the collective are registered with BANT and CNHC, insured with Balens and trained over three years at either the College of Naturopathic Medicine, the College of Naturopathic Nutrition or the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.

Jules Chandler, DipCNM mBANT mCNHC

Jules Chandler, DipCNM mBANT mCNHC

Director & Founder, The Thyroid Collective

Jules is a Naturopathic Nutritional & Holistic Therapist, Graves Disease Survivor and the Founding Director of The Thyroid Collective Ltd.
Since the beginning of her work as a therapist, Jules became aware of a need for a collective of practitioners working together to support the needs of thyroid patients and visioned the creation of her own "thyroid army". She founded The Thyroid Collective in 2020 and aims to be an ever growing resource for thyroid patients worldwide.
Jules is a lecturer at The College of Naturopathic Medicine and is currently studying a degree in Biomedical Science at UWE.

Emma Greenhow, DipCNM mBANT mCNHC

Emma Greenhow, DipCNM mBANT mCNHC

Associate Practitioner, Director of Regaining Self

Whilst studying Nutritional Therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Emma was diagnosed with the debilitating thyroid disease; Hashimoto’s. Emma has worked hard to improve her health with fantastic results and now has her own successful nutritional therapy clinic, helping clients optimise their thyroid health, identify root cause and regain their vitality.
*Please note that Emma is not currently taking on new clients*

Louise Emms

Louise Emms

Associate Practitioner in Training, Occupational Therapist, CNM Student

As both a thyroid patient and a health care professional, Louise is very passionate about thyroid advocacy and holistic wellbeing. Louise has worked in the NHS in Occupational Therapy and Social Care since 1992. She is currently studying at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and once qualified will be able to offer a unique combination of skills to support a broad spectrum of thyroid patients.

Caroline Webb, DipHNNP, mFNTP

Caroline Webb, DipHNNP, mFNTP

Associate Practitioner, Naturopathic Holistic & Nutritional Therapist, Founder of Get2Health

Caroline was diagnosed with "hypothyroidism" following the birth of her second child and truly understands how much it negatively impacts on every aspect of life. After diving deep to discover her own root causes and discovering that she had Hashimoto’s, she worked holistically to improve her whole body health and put her Hashimoto’s into remission. This fuelled her passion to qualify as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, and Caroline now help others transform their thyroid health so they too can feel fabulous and full of life again.

Jenny Fraser McLean,DipCNM mBANT mCNHC

Jenny Fraser McLean,DipCNM mBANT mCNHC

Associate Practitioner, Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist

Jenny is currently updating her website.....more info to come soon.

Clare Backhouse, dipION, mCNHC, mBANT

Clare Backhouse, dipION, mCNHC, mBANT

Associate Practitioner, Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Founder of Transformation Nutrition

Clare loves to help people discover what’s causing their symptoms and navigate back to good health. Diagnosed herself with Hashimotos, she discovered first-hand how confusing, complex and exhausting thyroid disease can be. But her own improvements in health inspired her to train at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, where she qualified as a Nutritional Therapist. She now works to make thyroid issues clear and simple for others, taking each individual step by step in their unique process towards vitality and peace.

Kate Knapik, MPharm, NT Dip(CNM), mBANT, mANP, CNHC

Kate Knapik, MPharm, NT Dip(CNM), mBANT, mANP, CNHC

Associate Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, Founder of NutriPharmacist

Kate Knapik - is a nutritionist and a pharmacist. She tries to find a bridge between mainstream and complementary medicine, supporting clients on their journey to health. After over 10 years of work in the community pharmacy she sadly realized that conventional medicine is focused mostly on managing symptoms. The true root cause of the ill health is quite often left uncovered and patients continue to take medications for years or a lifetime. After several years of constant digestive problems, skin issues and thyroid problems she has resolved it by changing her diet and working on relaxation.

Samantha Varriale DipION, mCNHC, mBANT

Samantha Varriale DipION, mCNHC, mBANT

Associate Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, The Energy Nutritionist

Following a demanding 20-year career in marketing, Sam was diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2013 in addition to having Hashimoto’s. Disappointed with the lack of support from conventional healthcare, she was inspired to study Nutritional Therapy at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. Putting her training into practice aided her own recovery and now Sam is passionate about helping others unravel the many potential causes of their fatigue, increase their energy and reclaim their lives.