Helen Cooke BSc, MA, CHNC

Helen Cooke BSc, MA, CHNC

The Practice Rooms
24, Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HG

The Complete Health Centre
24, Castle Street
Cirencester
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL7 1QH

07905 383203

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The Practice Rooms
24, Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HG

The Complete Health Centre
24, Castle Street
Cirencester
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL7 1QH

07905 383203

About me

I have a nursing background and hold degrees in Nutritional Medicine (BSc) and Complementary Health Studies (MA). I practice nutritional therapy from a Functional Medicine perspective. This approach can help to quickly get to the root cause of your problem, exploring where any metabolic/biochemical imbalances may lie, which are then addressed - helping to restore and maintain your sense of optimal health. Diagnostic testing can be included as an option; testing can help get to the root cause of your problem/s and help target your supplement recommendations.

My nursing background helps me to understand your symptom picture and all recommendations are underpinned by the latest scientific thinking. I am aware that embarking on a nutritional programme can be costly, but I am committed to ensuring all the advice I give is simple and cost-effective to undertake. I do not make any commission from supplements I recommend and all new clients will be given access to trade price supplements (if required). I will ensure all advice can be safely followed alongside any medication or treatment you may be undergoing.

If required, I can include mind-body stress management approaches such as calming and restoring breathing, mind-clearing and relaxation exercises during an extended follow-up session. These can aid relaxation and promote a sense of well-being and so complement a nutritional programme very well. As many health conditions have a stress component it is immensely helpful to include these as part of a lifestyle programme.

I love food/cooking and believe it to be one of life’s true soul pleasures. Although sometimes it's important to reduce or avoid certain problem foods in the short term, I will work with you to ensure recommendations are not overly restrictive or punishing to undertake!

For further information please see my website www.thesoulfoodcompany.org.uk or call 07905 383203

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a nurse/complementary health practitioner for over 25 years and have a considerable amount of experience in nutritional therapy, complementary/integrated health, mind-body medicine and related research.

I have worked in leading complementary/mind-body health initiatives for  25 years, both as a therapist and in key managerial positions. I was the Director of Therapy for over 5 years at a charitable organisation. I was also Head of Information and Research at the same charity for over 2 years. During my time at the charity I revised and updated their book.

I presently research and write for a number of national and international complementary/self-care health information projects alongside academics and doctors. This helps to ensure my recommendations to you are based not only on my extensive clinical experience, but also underpinned by the latest scientific thinking.

I am registered with: The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council(CHNC)/ the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition (BANT).

Helen Cooke MA (Complementary Health Studies), BSc (Nutritional Medicine).

Member organisations

BANT
CNHC

Accredited register membership

Fees

Nutritional Medicine - Initial consultation: 90 mins - £85

In advance of your consultation I will ask all new client to complete and return a health questionnaire prior to the first appointment. This will enable us to make the best use of the consultation time

Follow-up sessions:
Nutritional Medicine - 45 mins - £45
Nutrition and stress-management - 90 mins - £75

Bristol, BS8 4HG
Stroud, GL7 1QH

Type of session

Online nutrition support: Yes
Telephone nutrition support: Yes
Face to face nutrition: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None