Kim Adams BSC (hons), PgDip
Hi, I'm Kim Adams, I’m a Registered Nutritional Therapist who is passionate about tasty, healthy food. I provide nutrition advice on a one to one basis, through groups and workshops, and working directly with organisations.
If you have tried diets or healthy eating plans in the past but haven’t been able to stick with them, or you have health concerns and don’t know where to start then I can help. I don’t use off the shelf plans and protocols. I work with you to understand your needs and tailor advice to suit you and your lifestyle. I know that change can often seem daunting but will work with you to come up with practical solutions that fit your budget and time constraints and feel manageable to you.
I use a functional medicine approach to health, meaning I won’t just consider the signs and symptoms you are presenting with, but will aim to look broadly at all the different elements of your life that contribute to how you are feeling. Together we will make a plan that aims to achieve lasting, manageable change.
?Workshops are a great way to explore nutrition topics with like-minded individuals. They give the opportunity to swap tips and share experiences which works really well when you are looking to make significant changes to your diet.
I run workshops on a wide range of topics including:
- Healthy eating
- Energy levels
- Weight management
- Brain health – the role of nutrition
- Food and mood
- Going gluten free
?A workshop on a relevant topic is a great starting place for you if you are unsure of whether you need individually tailored advice. This will give you a real feel for the type of support I offer and act as good platform to then individually tailor your diet through one to one support. I run private workshops for organisations and groups as well as sessions that are open to everyone. If you are interested in a particular workshop topic please drop me an email and I will keep you updated on upcoming dates and sessions.
One to One Consultations – what to expect
If you have a specific health concern that you would like to address then I would recommend a one to one consultation rather than a workshop. Before your first consultation I will arrange a 10 – 15 minute phone/skype conversation with you. This will give us an opportunity to discuss very briefly what you wish to seek support on to make sure that I am the right person for you. I won’t offer any advice at this point – just an exploration of whether Nutritional Therapy and my approach is right for you.
To get the most out of your initial appointment I will send you a questionnaire which I will ask you to return before your first visit. I will ask you about your past history, any ongoing concerns, tests you may have had, your family health and genetics as well as getting a full picture of your diet and lifestyle.
?In your initial consultation we will discuss this further and talk about the goals you want to achieve. We will agree a plan with some initial changes for you to work on. I may also ask you to keep a diet diary if this looks like it will be helpful.
My advice will include recommendations around diet but I will also consider other lifestyle changes that may help you to achieve your goals. Whilst I do sometimes recommend supplements to clients I tend to take a ‘food first’ approach. I only recommend laboratory tests if I think they are necessary to give a fuller picture of your health and only then if the results would make a difference to the approach I would propose for you.
Please note that laboratory testing and supplements, if needed, will incur an additional charge.
Follow up consultations
Diet and lifestyle changes are not a quick fix and most people find they need to stick with a change for a number of weeks to start to see real results. Changes in habits are also often more successful if introduced gradually over time. For this reason people who attend for nutritional therapy support often find that they benefit from a minimum of three appointments, usually spread a month apart.
I offer a block booking discount on packages of three appointments paid for at time of booking. Some individuals prefer to have monthly face to face appointments but others find that having an initial hour consultation followed up by a series of half hour Skype progress appointments works better for them.
I think this may be for me – what next?
Please contact me either on the contact details above or by visiting my website and completing a contact form and I will be in touch!
One to one consultations are offered from a number of venues across North Leeds and Harrogate. I am available for seminars, workshops and talks throughout the UK.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (hons) Psychology/Human Biology
PgDip Nutritional Therapy.
My academic qualifications are supplemented by training in coaching, neuro-linguistic programming, motivational interviewing and change management, and over twenty years experience of taking people through change.
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.
Fees for one to one consultations:
Initial Consultation: £85
Follow up appointments: £65
Each session is up to one hour duration.
Fees for workshops, seminars and group work available on request.
Type of session
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One to one consultations offered Fridays and Saturdays. A small number of evening appointments are available Mon - Thurs.