Barbara Shead MBant CNHC
DW Fitness Club
Southend On Sea
172 The Broadway
Southend On Sea
01702 410685 / 07791 804207
I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist working from V Health, a health shop and complementary therapy clinic and DW Fitness Thorpe Bay, both in Southend on Sea. I offer friendly well informed nutritional advice and support offering one to one consultations supporting clients of all ages with their health goals whether this may be to get back on the right track to healthy eating, to achieve an ideal weight, or perhaps needing help with health concerns or support energy or fitness levels.
Some people may want to explore food intolerances which I am able to arrange through dietary advice or they may wish to go down the route of diagnostic testing via reputable diagnostic laboratories, all of which I can assist with. I may also recommend diagnostic testing for health concerns always working in collaboration with other healthcare professional including GPs.
So what should you expect from a nutritional consultation?
I would typically request you to complete a Nutritional Questionnaire prior to our meeting. During the first consultation, which would typically last 90 minutes, we will discuss any current health concerns and symptoms, details of your medical history, past and present, family medical history, lifestyle, any medications or supplementation taken and explore typical foods and drinks consumed. I will then evaluate your dietary needs and provide a personalised achievable nutrition plan rather than a "one size for all" approach with simple healthy diet changes..
Follow up consultations will typically take place after 4-5 weeks to monitor your progress and to offer any further advice if required.
I am also a fully qualified and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnoanalyst and can now offer therapy from both perspectives as a nutritionist and hypnotherapist on matters such as weight loss, hypertension, palliative care, fertility, sleep issues as well as fears, anxieties. stress reduction, and relaxation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in the nutrition business for over 9 years and obtained a Diploma of Nutritional Therapy in 2010 from Premier Training International and am registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and successfully completed an Open University - "Understanding Nutrition" course in. Since qualifying I have continually added to my knowledge through continual professional training courses, seminars, webinars and personal research.
I have practiced from The Thorpe Bay Clinic in Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, a multi disciplinary complementary health clinic since November 2010 (now V Health) dealing with many aspects of nutrition and relevant health issues and similarly from DW Fitness in Graham Bannister's .Clinic GB Physical Therapies since March 2015
I also have a diploma in Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis and Psychotherapy and am fully qualified and insured and a member of APHP (Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy) and the CNHC. I am also an advaned Practitioner of BWRT (Brainworking Recursive Therapy) Practitioner & Mentor having obtained Level 2 in BWRT and with this qualification I have been working with clients with various eating disorders. BWRT is a new amazingly effective therapy model of psychotherapy which coupled with my nutritional expertise achieves fast results.
In August 2014 I trained in the Motivational Weight Loss Programme a six week weight loss plan which combines nutrition with hypnotherapy. This course offers six weekly 1-2-1 session with nutritional advice and a 80/20 meal plan, daily contact with your therapist, motivational support and tasks.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Balanced diet
- Binge eating disorder *
- Bulimia nervosa *
- 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 *
- 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 *
- Sports nutrition
- 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.
1st consultation: £85.00 for one and a half hours
Subsequent consultations: £55 for one hour
Ample parking is provided at both clinics and are within 5-10 walk from Thorpe Bay Station on the Fenchurch to Shoeburyness train line with regular bus services to both venues. Both clinics are on the ground floor with adequate accessibility for wheelchairs, the DW Fitness clinic is ideal for wheelchair accessibility with disabled access and Disabled Lift. Parking - 4 bays.
Website: See my website for offers and further information:
nutritionmatters4u.co.uk, bwrtmindmatters.co.uk & myhypnotherapysouthend.co.uk
Please phone me for details of psychotherapy/hypnotherapy session prices.
Type of session
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9am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday by appointment