What is a Health Coach?​

Health Coaches are coaches who focus on health and wellness.

Like other coaches, we are supportive partners & guides on our clients’ health & wellness journeys.

We help clients set & achieve their self-determined health and wellness goals by aligning and balancing the contributing physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental factors.

We support clients in mobilising internal strengths and external resources.

We co-create bio-individual strategies for implementing long-lasting dietary, lifestyle & behaviour changes so that clients can improve and optimise their multidimensional health and wellness.

We focus on food & lifestyle and how each affects markers of health and are armed with evidence-based nutrition knowledge and coaching modalities, traditional and modern approaches as well as personal experience

I can help you with

As a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I have completed the Health Coach Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and am trained in bio-individuality, multidimensional health, and evidence-based coaching modalities
from many of the world’s leading experts.

I guide my clients to create and maintain long-term lifestyle changes that enhance their overall quality of life.

My coaching is for you if you need the following

Sorting through the "What is Healthy?" chaos

With my training in bio-individuality, multidimensional health, and evidence-based coaching modalities I help cut through the clutter of contradictory and confusing health information and tailor a workable solution to each individual.

Primary Food

Nourishment is so much more than what is on your plate. Let's explore Movement, Spirituality, Connection, Purpose and Environment

Catherine Barnhoorn

Nutrition Education

More and more doctors are prescribing dietary and lifestyle changes to address these conditions but Medical Doctors do not receive training in these areas in their medical degrees. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with training in over 10 dietary theories, as well as being the author of a cookbook, I am uniquely positioned to partner with medical professionals and their patients to stem this tide of ill-health.

Support & Accountability

I offer the connection, support, time and space for ongoing adjustment, feedback self-exploration and self-awareness that is often not available from health care providers and friends and family in a time-pressured world.

How does Health Coaching work?

Health Coaches use a forward-thinking approach. The support they offer is both evidence- and experience-based; it’s a combination of traditional and modern approaches catered to each bio-individual client.

In addition to supporting clients with specific dietary and lifestyle goals, Health Coaches empower clients to choose health-promoting behaviours that work for them.

They raise awareness and offer support as clients move on their own terms toward the greater health they want for themselves.

Coaching can lead to long-term behaviour change, but only because Health Coaches help clients do the meaningful work that forms a strong and mindful foundation for achieving goals.

Book an Appointment

Bookings are in South African Standard Time (GMT +2).
Payment via Payfast (all credit and debit cards accepted).

Let’s do this!

Step 1: Choose the service that best suits your needs

Step 2: Find a time that works for you

Step 3: Confirm the booking with payment

I look forward to supporting you and your family on your health & wellness journey.

Client Testimonials

Catherine Barnhoorn has been a gift. She has given me so much more than I expected from a health coach. Not only is her advice compassionate and realistic, but she heard me, offering solutions that met my needs. In all areas Catherine is warm, authentic, empathic and generous, initiating a personalised health journey in a safe space for one to explore options and find what resonates and liberates.
Thank you Catherine for your compassion, encouragement and support. You have a wonderful ability to take a deeper look and provide profound insight into one’s journey and as a result open up a path of clarity through compassionate enquiry, powerful discernment and practical, actionable steps. Catherine you are the real deal, so keep doing what you do because you are amazing at it. With love, Kate
You are like the Wikipedia of natural health!
Thomas Hallatschek

Booking Policy

Payment is strictly CBD and payment confirms your appointment.
Payment is made via Payfast.

Catherine Barnhoorn understands that her clients have busy schedules and takes pride in not keeping them waiting or keeping them longer than planned. Each session will end 60 minutes after it was scheduled to begin.
Clients are required to be on time.

Catherine will wait for you for no longer than 10 minutes after the appointment staring time after which the appointment will be considered a “no-show” and no refund or rescheduling will be granted.

Should you not be able to attend your appointment, you have the option to reschedule or ask for a refund – provided you do it more than 24 hours before the appointment.
1 rescheduling is permitted. Should you not be able to attend the rescheduled appointment, you forfeit the refund.

+24 hours is required for cancelling appointments. Appointments cancelled within 24 hours of your appointment time, will not be refunded.
Should Catherine Barnhoorn need to cancel the appointment for whatever reason, the appointment will be rescheduled for the earliest available time.

Become your own Health Coach!

Join IIN’s first Live Webinar & Info Session to see if

The Health Coach Training Program is right for you.

5 January 2023, 1pm ET (10am PT)

I have just graduated (again) and am recharged, re-aligned and READY! I can’t recommend it highly enough – yes, for career transformation – but most importantly for PERSONAL transformation!

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Next Health Coach Training Progam starts
20 May 2024