Vanessa May BSc Nut Med, CNHC and BANT reg
As a registered Nutritional Therapist with ten years experience, I can help you address the underlying causes of a health issue, identifying potential nutritional imbalances and assessing how these may be contributing to any specific symptoms.
Even small changes in your diet may lead to big changes in your health and wellbeing.
Nutritional therapy is holistic and therefore takes into account the whole person - the emotional state as well as the physical - and aims ultimately to achieve balance and wellbeing.
There are many reasons why you might seek a consultation but some of the most common ones include women's health issues, digestion, weight management, thyroid balance, energy and well-being.
I recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to construct a personalised nutritional programme.
My goal is to help you realise the benefits of optimum health, offering practical, individualised advice that you can apply to your daily life. Find out what you need to change and how to make those changes long lasting.
"if you are looking for a warm, wise and genuine Nutritionist then look no further – Vanessa is the one"
"It isn't just Vanessa's skill at devising a personalised prescription that I benefited from, she is also a very sympathetic, non-judgmental listener. I found her approach refreshing"
Please visit www.wellbeingandnutrition.co.uk for further details, including more testimonials.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from West London University (2007)
I am a registered member of The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), The Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and The British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT).
I also have a diploma in Iridology and have completed a course in Phytotherapy (herbs) with The Vogel Institute. Most recently I have completed the FHT Foundation Level Accreditation in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia Recovery with The Chrysalis Effect.
I work in Ealing, West London, well served by tube and bus routes and there are no parking restrictions.
I sometimes work with West End performers and television actors and I have written many Health and Nutrition articles and provided ‘Expert comment’ for magazines and newspapers such Natural Health, Thrive, Bodyfit, Top Sante and The Daily Express.
As the mother of two, I also have practical as well as clinical experience of children’s and teen nutrition and understand first hand the challenges parents can face in this area.
I regularly attend lectures and seminars in order to keep up to date with new research.
Currently, I am training to be a well-being coach.
As an adjunct to my Nutritional Therapy practice, and developed from my interest in natural skincare, I have an online natural product boutique www.vanessaschoice.co.uk
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Thyroid problems
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
The initial hour and a half appointment will cost £95 (£80 for children) and includes my time preparing a full programme after the consultation, plus recipes and fact sheets.
The follow up consultation, usually 4 weeks later, provides an important opportunity to discuss progress and decide how to build on this and is £70. Further one hour appointments after this will cost £60. A reduced rate may be offered if consultations continue long term.
Initial consultation and 2 follow up consultations: £200 – saving £25 (to be paid for at first consultation)
E-mail support is included in the price.
Phone and Skype consultations are also available.
Appointments are available between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
The first appointment will take one and a half hours (one hour for children), during which a detailed medical history will be taken, as well as information regarding your family history and, of course, your diet.
Your likes, dislikes, lifestyle and personal circumstances will all be taken into account when developing your programme which will then be e-mailed to you, usually on the same day. You will receive a full explanation of the choices made for you.
At the consultation you will be given a collection of information to take home containing recipes, advice on detoxification and general recommendations for health. You will also start receiving via e-mail the Wellbeing and Nutrition newsletter.
Testing is available for allergies, parasites, thyroid function, adrenal function etc.
"My first consultation was relaxed and very friendly and I felt able to talk openly about my physical and mental state without any judgment on Vanessa's behalf. She was comforting and gave me hope that there were things we could do to help me"
Other Areas of Nutrition
- Weight issues
- Allergies (tests available)
- Childhood behavioural problems
- Food cravings
Type of session
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Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm Saturdays - 10am - 2pm