Jo Feakes (Registered Nutritional Therapist) BSc Nut Med mBANT CNHC
Between Colchester & Ipswich
01206 298825 / 07801 697207
I practice in the North Essex/South Suffolk area where I offer one to one consultations to support clients of all ages with a wide range of health concerns. I also give regular health talks on a range of topics and run group programmes and cookery workshops (for details please see my upcoming events).
My fascination for fun, fresh and nutritious food alongside a keen interest in a more integrated approach to natural healthcare led me to the science of nutrition. I draw on my passion and knowledge to guide and empower others to understand their individual nutritional requirements and help them regain control of their health.
My approach as a fully qualified nutritional therapist is to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances within the body that may contribute to signs and symptoms of ill-health. I consider each client on an individual basis assessing in depth their symptoms, medical history, family history, emotional factors and lifestyle issues, all of which play a vital role in functional health. By considering my clients' specific needs and prioritising their goals I am able to prescribe realistic yet effective programmes so that making change is a positive experience and ultimately becomes a part of everyday life.
As a complementary therapist, where possible, I aim to work in collaboration with my clients’ other healthcare professionals including GPs.
Please call me for a free no obligation introductory chat to find out more
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified nutritional therapy practitioner.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Nutritional Medicine from Thames Valley University (now the University of West London).
I am a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and a registered practitioner with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. Its register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
I write articles for ‘The Best Start’, a magazine that provides information and advice for new and expectant parents.
I have also worked with Marilyn Glenville and the Natural Health Practice as a Nutrition Advisor at the CAMexpo exhibition and The Vitality Show.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Megaloblastic anaemia *
- 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.
Completion of a detailed nutritional assessment questionnaire and a 3-day food and lifestyle diary before your appointment will enable me to prepare for your initial consultation.
Initial consultation (can last up to 1 ½ hours): £85.00
Follow-up consultations (can last up to 1 hour): £60.00
A follow up consultation is intended to monitor progress, ensure motivation is ongoing and make any necessary adjustments to the programme.
Email and telephone support is available in-between consultations.
About Nutritional Therapy
Good food is essential to our health and wellbeing but there is more to nutritional therapy than the mere basics of healthy eating. Our bodies are biochemically unique, so foods beneficial to one person may not necessarily be so to another. The overall approach of nutritional therapy is to help support the body towards maintaining good health by assessing and identifying potential nutritional imbalances and, by understanding how these can contribute to symptoms and health conditions, provide the body with the correct nutrition specific to its needs.
Nutritional therapy is a complementary therapy often used alongside conventional medicine that is suitable for everyone. As professional practitioners they draw on their knowledge and understanding of the needs and goal of their clients to recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a 'one size fits all' approach.
Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.
Type of session
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Face to face consultations available weekdays & some Saturdays in East Bergholt (home visits can be arranged). Health talks, group programmes and workshops in East Bergholt & Manningtree