Charlotte Griffin-Jones - Something on a plate (CNM Dip. mBANT CNHC reg)
As a qualified and accredited Nutritional Therapist (CNM Dip. BANT CNHC) I take a patient centred approach delivering accessible nutrition through; Affordable 121 consultations in Shrewsbury and surrounding Shropshire, group and corporate workshops and through Muddy Cwtch - catered mountain bike weekenders to the South Shropshire hills.
From the foundations of healthy eating, to the recurring problems with digestion that require tactical dressing to the delicate intricacies of women's nutrition, Nutritional Therapy is one approach that should be considered in earnest when we consider optimising our health and wellbeing.
Making nutrition more accessible is what drives me as a Nutritional Therapist. Having previously worked at a number of charities and ethical businesses I’ve seen how successful behavioural change starts with education and knowledge - once someone feels they know enough about something, they feel empowered to make the right decisions. The same applies to changing attitudes towards nutrition and its impact on our health.
I'm particularly interested in:
- Optimising everyday health through nutrition - especially using the fun and friendly atmosphere of workshops to deliver this
- Healthy eating and changing attitudes towards nutrition
- Female health across the life stages
For individual consultations before you come to your consultation I will get you to complete a confidential questionnaire and 3-day food diary. During the initial session, which lasts 1.5hrs , a thorough case history is taken to build up a detailed picture of your health. You will be provided with a programme which will fit practically into your lifestyle and it is then recommended that you come for a follow up appointment (45 minutes) in around 8 weeks time to assess your progress and make any adjustments. From one to three follow ups are normally required depending on the individual case.
At the end of your time with me you will receive an individualised programme that addresses potential food allergies, dietary imbalances and nutrient deficiencies amongst many other things that may be contributing to your symptoms. Equally important - you will leave having been listened to, with a greater belief in how accessible good nutrition actually is and will feel empowered to make better decisions around the food you (and your family) eat.
I practice from the Centre for Integral Health in Shrewsbury, a lovely welcoming space that provides a truly integral approach to health and wellness - be sure to pick up flyers on massages and many other treatments the centre offers on your way out! If required I can also provide home visits.
Visit my website for more information and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or thoughts: www.somethingonaplate.com
Training, qualifications & experience
Following 3 years of study at the renowned College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist. At CNM I was trained in the principles of functional medicine, a science-based method that assesses the underlying causes of symptoms. CNM London is a Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) accredited college which sets standards of training and education that meet the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy.
I'm a member of and regulated by the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and a member of The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Digestive problems *
- Healthy eating
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Menopause *
- Obesity *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports 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.
Individual consultations for your first appointment (1.5hrs) will cost £65 and follow up (45mins) £45
The cost of group and corporate workshops will vary depending on numbers and location - but remember the cost is shared!
These workshops are ideal for conscientious businesses wishing to improve the health of their employees whilst educating them to make better decisions for overall health and wellbeing.
Workshops are also great for groups of women experiencing similar symptoms or conditions e.g. pre-conception, menopausal, stress related food gain and habits.
Please get in touch to discuss further.
I have had stomach problems ever since I can really remember, which has made it hard for me loose weight and maintain it and in the process has made me me scared of food, I have seen doctors, gone for loads of tests and have been given loads of stuff to read, but no one has actually sat down and said this is how it works and this is why you feel the way you do and this is the plan moving forward, that is until I met Charlotte, she has made it clear for me in a language I understand. I am starting to feel more comfortable around food and starting to loose weight and have a better understanding of food which has made life so much easier, and most of all I'm enjoying food. Thank you Charlotte for helping me find the light at the end of which seemed a very dark tunnel. Emma, Telford, 2017
After first contacting and meeting with Charlotte it was apparent that food was the key to helping my overall health and wellbeing. The first meeting was in-depth and non judgemental covering lots of aspects of my lifestyle. I promptly received a plan which immediately made sense. I was advised to make small changes in order to form habits and not to worry if I couldn't manage many changes, in time these will develop and I'm happy to say Charlotte was right!
Months down the line I am still making small changes and these changes have helped me to feel more energised to play with my children, more focused to achieve more at work and more relaxed in down time.
I would wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with Charlotte for a professional approach to improve your health and wellbeing. I have not looked back. Martin M, Newport, 2017
Thank you for your help and giving me inspiration and the tools to sort myself out. When I have followed the plan I really have felt much better so for that reason alone I try to follow it. Irene, Telford, 2017
I was drawn to read Charlotte’s website having seen her lovely photo. She stood out from the other websites for me firstly with her happy picture, I was intrigued to meet her as her portfolio detailed that she dealt with the a wide range of areas including the ones I needed help with. I was particularly interested in the advice she could give me for symptoms women 50+ experience as having had a surgically induced menapause a few years ago I was still struggling with multiple problems.
At my initial appointment Charlotte asked me lots of questions and listened intently to what I said, this was helpful in itself to be able to tell someone how I felt and what I was experiencing. Charlotte’s reassurance made me feel that my symptoms were normal and I was confident that she could help, I felt very relieved to be listened to and knew by her approach that the plan would be tailored to my individual needs. Charlotte sent the plan to me within a couple of days, this was very detailed but was explained simply and I got to work straight away. My symptoms improved very quickly and I have since had my follow up meeting and Charlotte has tweaked the plan to provide more improvement based on my feedback. I can’t say how important it has been to me to have Charlotte for support and advice, she more that lived up to my expectation of what a Nutritional Therapist could do for me. I am so pleased I chose Charlotte to help me based on initially her happy and sincere disposition which was evident by her photo.
I was pleased to recently receive an e-mail from Charlotte asking me how I was doing. As part of our initial appointment I had explained that I had neglected ‘me’ time and I felt supported by Charlotte‘s helpful advice in relation to this. I replied and explained that I had decided to reduce my working hours and Charlotte responded reminding me to make sure I spent that day doing relaxing things not cleaning house or doing chores saying ‘it’s your day, reclaim it!’ I can’t thank Charlotte enough as she has been so intuitive to my needs and provided a truly holistic approach. Liz, Brosley, 2016
Charlotte I would just like to say a big thank you for all your support, knowledge and guidance. I have enjoyed the time I have spent with you. Knowing that you are just at the end of the phone/ e-mail is bliss. Chris, Shrewsbury, 2016
Hi Folks, just a quick review of Charlotte Griffin and her nutrition service, Something On A Plate, which I've used over the past few months; it's all true, unsolicited and as glowing as I now am! I attended the Centre for Integral Health to see Charlotte Griffin, a nutritionist and willowy Zen-like lady, who inspired me from the start - oh, to have her clear eyes, beautiful skin and calm manner. I'd found her after I'd hit my nutritional nadir which involved largely eating Hula Hoops and drinking endless cups of coffee. My life, in various ways, was in a bit of a tip and nowhere was that more reflected in how little I invested in my own well-being. After initial emails had confirmed the appointment and sent across a meal diary - 'include everything! There is no judgement!' she'd written - we met for our first consultation. She was incredibly receptive and listened to my various tales of woe, writing everything down so that she could see the overall narrative at work. Her questions were perceptive and intelligent and I began to see the holistic angle she takes to her work. Added to that, she really *is* non-judgemental which made it easier for me to be honest as to how I'd neglected my health! Two days later, a plan came through which, while daunting in some places - quinoa, anyone? - gave me the hope that I could turn things round. Within four days of implementing the plan, my eyes had lost their pall and were becoming brighter. Indeed, as I developed the desire to cook, the recipes began to reveal the delights of healthy eating to me and within a fortnight, I was making totally different choices in the supermarket aisles. My energy started to increase and things which had pestered me politely took their leave, too. Over a month on and I've developed a nascent passion for cooking, waved goodbye to lots of horrible symptoms and most importantly changed the way I feel about myself; food is the most tangible dialogue we have with ourselves and thanks to Charlotte's professional, understanding and warm approach, I've transformed that completely. I wholeheartedly and sincerely recommend her work. Sarah, Shrewsbury, 2016
Charlotte is a really friendly and professional nutritionist who has helped me transform my relationship with food and diet. She has a great approach to working through everything step by step and in between our sessions was always available to answer questions and provide guidance. I've uncovered so many simple hints and tips to achieve the lifestyle change I desired. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone! Niki, Telford, 2015
Right from the start Charlotte’s friendly, pragmatic, non-judgemental attitude helped me on my journey to much clearer skin and greater belief in myself! Having both classic hormonal fluctuations and bad skin she devised a nutrition plan that complimented my Drs approach of blood tests etc while also re-educating me about nutrition (without being patronising). She took into account my busy work life and I never felt overwhelmed as I was provided with an essential hand rail of meal/supplement ideas. Charlotte was also quick to reply to my inevitable between session questions. Highly recommended, thank you. Nat, Shrewsbury, 2015
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Monday - Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm and evenings available on request.