Florence Gardam

DipNT(CNM), mANP, mGNC Raviv/Sound training/NLP Nutritional Therapist

Florence Gardam is a Nutritional Therapist, a certified Sound Training Practitioner, a Raviv Practitioner, and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. Florence’s specialised educational and nutritional programs are part of Harley Row Clinic’s Functional medicine approach and are designed to address and improve learning difficulties.

Her interest in this field originated from her own experience supporting her daughter to overcome learning challenges within a mainstream school setting.

Over the past decade, Florence Gardam has worked with children between the ages of 5 and 16 who have neurodevelopmental disorders. Her practice focuses on a whole-body approach to brain development to directly address sensory issues and help promote neural connectivity in the frontal lobe—the area involved in behaviour and learning.

Florence Gardam

She methods are rooted in neuroscience to enhance the four pillars of learning: auditory processing, sequencing, working memory, and attention. Her comprehensive program incorporates sound training, movement programs, and nutritional balance. When combined, these approaches produce clear improvements in a child's progress, as well as their emotional and behavioural responses.

As a nutritionist, Florence Gardam has specialised knowledge in the connection between the gut microbiome and the brain through via the vagus nerve. She supports parents and caregivers in identifying critical foods and applying simple changes in eating habits, along with supplements, that improve attention and focus and learning.

Florence does not aim to 'cure' a child's diagnosis but works with their unique makeup to overcome challenges and support brain development to unlock their full potential at home and at school.

"I took my 6 year old to see Florence 3 months ago because he was falling far behind with his reading and writing. He struggled to focus on anything he didn't like doing, such as reading, so I wasn't sure if he wasn't progressing because he simply wasn't practicing enough or if there was an underlying issue. I could see how tiring he found reading, and doing his homework would always turn into a battle. Within 2 weeks of following Florence's program, we started to notice an improvement in his attention span and so did his teacher. We're now 3 months in and are really turning a corner. His improved concentration means he can read an entire school book so is getting so much more practice. He went up a reading level last week and I wouldn't be surprised if he goes up again shortly because he's already reading the new level books well.  His teacher said he's volunteering to read in class (something he would never have done before) and she told us, "Whatever you're doing, keep doing it because it's working!". She's also interested in Florence's program after seeing such an improvement in our son in a short time. I can't recommend Florence highly enough.  In an ideal world, every school would have a Florence."

-Verified Patient
Qualifications & Memberships
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (DipNT)
  • Member of British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (mBANT)  
  • Member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (mANP)
  • Member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (mCHNC)

  • Dyslexia & Dyspraxia
  • Dysgraphia & Dyscalculia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism  
  • Language & Auditory processing
  • Behavioural & Emotional difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Sensory Processing Challenges
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) behaviour
  • Holistic Interventions to support ADHD and autism
  • Sound training
  • Movement multi-sensory programme
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Food elimination testing

Holistic Process

Harley Row Clinic follows a unique three-fold method that goes beyond symptom suppression, combining psychological intervention (therapy, counselling, coaching), medication when appropriate, and functional medicine (gut health, lifestyle, and nutrition) to focus on long-term, lasting results. 

The whole team recognises the importance of addressing the root cause of symptoms. They are committed to providing truly comprehensive and compassionate care.

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