Debra Thomas BSc Registered Dietitian
The Whitchurch Clinic
2 Merthyr Road
I am a Registered Dietitian based in Cardiff with over 18 years' experience and I offer a personal service with expert advice. I have a wide range of experience, but my main area of expertise is the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and I can advise and support you using the low FODMAP diet approach. I also specialise in the dietary management of interstitial cystitis (IC) or painful bladder syndrome.
As founder of FODMAP Consultancy and The Diet Coach, I offer one to one sessions in consulting rooms in locations across South Wales, including St Fagans, Whitchurch, Roath, Penarth, Cowbridge, or a location to suit you. Skype calls can also be arranged to deliver expert advice to you in your own home.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a Registered Dietitian with the Health Care Professions Council, a member of the British Dietetic Association and a listed member of the BDA's Freelance Dietitians Group.
As a Nutrition Consultant and Advanced Practitioner, I have over 18 years' experience of advising on a range of therapeutic diets. My main areas of expertise are in functional bowel disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and also interstitial cystitis (IC). I am certified by King's College, London to deliver tailormade advice on the low FODMAP diet as an effective treatment for IBS.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
* 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.
I offer a complimentary initial telephone consultation to assess your needs and for us to agree together whether a face-to-face consultation will help you. Sometimes advice over the telephone will suffice, I can follow this up with a detailed summary for £40. But more typically, a consultation for advice and support will last an hour and my hourly rate is £80. I can offer a concessionary rate for students.
Consultations for IBS involve detailed instruction, guidance and support on the use of the low FODMAP diet to treat your IBS. Usually only 2 sessions are necessary.
Consultations for interstitial cystitis include advice and support for an exclusion or elimination diet to help you identify foods that may worsen your symptoms. A package of consultations, advice and support can be arranged to suit your needs.
Skype calls can also be arranged to deliver expert advice to you in your own home.
With over 18 years' experience, I have a range of skills and expertise.
I specialise in:
- IBS Management - I have considerable experience (currently I have seen almost 300 sufferers) with excellent results from those who complete the low FODMAP diet. Over 80% of my clients show improvement or resolution of their symptoms
- Interstitial cystitis (IC) or painful bladder syndrome - I can offer advice and support for the dietary management of this debilitating condition
Type of session
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I offer a free telephone consultation. I'm available most of the time, but you can always leave a message and I will get back to you. Please leave your name and contact details.