Lorna Driver-Davies, BA (Hons), HD, DHNP, mNNA, CNHC registered
London City Retreat Clinic
The Tower, St. Margaret Pattens Church
Rood Lane, Eastcheap
Brighton And Hove Therapies
1 The Offices
10 Fleet Street
Lorna is a fully qualified Holistic Nutritional Practitioner (nutritional therapy) and herbal medicine dispenser. Lorna uses a combination of nutritional therapy and functional medicine (which combines nutrition and health science) as well as the traditional principles of naturopathic nutrition. She practises client-centred therapy. This means she approaches each person as an individual and considers their whole health picture. Clients' programmes are created from understanding established nutritional science and research and laboratory analysis as well as looking at how dietary, lifestyle and a holistic approach to food and eating patterns may be incorporated to support optimal health.
Lorna says: I offer Nutritional therapy with a bonus: As well as food and dietary support, a client's programme will consist of traditional naturopathic techniques, herbs as food and, if required, licensed herbal medicines. A varied and balanced diet can provide us with the nutrients we need and my programmes can help clients to achieve this. I may in addition recommend the use of specific nutritional supplements (but not as a replacement for healthy food). Feel Better Nutrition only uses the most natural and safe supplements and focuses on using those mostly from food origin (or nature-identical).
Lorna is very much influenced by her family history of natural practitioners (she is the daughter of the well-known medical herbalist Jill Rosemary Davies and the great, great granddaughter of an apothecary) and has been surrounded by good nutrition, naturopathy and herbal medicine since birth. Her childhood and teens gave her the foundation of understanding that healthy food and medicinal plants can have an amazingly optimizing effect on our mind and body and this has given her the passion and drive to help others today.
Lorna also regularly contributes as a media advisor for magazines, newspapers and online publications. Lorna also held a previous position as the nutritional consultant for the Tesco children's project 'Eat Happy' http://www.eathappyproject.com
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Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications, awards and professional bodies
- Holistic Nutritional Practice (nutritional therapy).
- Herbal Medicine Dispenser.
- A full member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA).
- A full member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
- An associate member of the Guild of Naturopaths (GNC).
- Honours degree in Social Anthropology (LSE).
- Fully insured and qualified in First Aid.
Lorna regularly attends CPD (continual professional development) lectures and seminars in nutrition and herbal medicine in order to keep up to date with research, practical applications and most importantly, safe practice.
Other Professional Positions and Consultancy
Part-time technical assistant for Wild Nutrition Ltd.
- Lecturer on the course entitled ‘Herbs for Everyday Living’ (written and presented by Lorna) at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, central London. The College of Naturopathic Medicine is one of the UK’s largest, highly-respected and well-known natural medicine training providers with colleges all over the UK and Ireland. For information on this course go here - www.naturopathy-uk.com/courses-eu/courses-herbal-everyday
- Nutritional consultant for the herbal medicine company, Herbs Hands Healing Ltd.
Seminar presenter for professionals on healthy eating and specific topics (e.g women's hormones) ranging from corporate employees to specialist nurses
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- 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.
Fees vary from location and please visit website for more detailed information - on this page:
London (The City) - 1st consultation: £120 for 1 hour.
London (Belgravia - Grace Belgravia Medical Clinic) - 1st consultation £190 for 1 hour.
Brighton - 1st consultation: £100 for 1 hour.
Skype or telephone - 1st consultation: £90 for 1 hour.
Follow up consultations: 30 minutes: £60 over the telephone or Skype and £70 in person (London or Brighton)
Follow up consultations in Belgravia @ Grace Medical: 30 minutes - £95.
Please note that I also see London clients at Grace Belgravia Medical clinic (Belgravia) but please visit their website or call their medical reception to speak to the medical receptionists to make an appointment. You do not need to be a member to visit the clinic and I accept male and female clients there (but not children): http://www.gracebelgravia.com/medical/nutrition/
The initial / first consultation
First consultations are 1 hour or 1 hour and 30 minutes (depending on type of consultation).
Together we will devise realistically achievable goals that focus on optimizing your health, including addressing the underlying cause of any health issues.
What will happen during the consultation?
- An in-depth examination of your health history and current health picture.
- Your chance to have a better understanding of any current health issues.
- Assessment of your personal future goals and how your practitioner can help you with these.
- Analysis of your personal food diary (completed before the consultation).
- Re-education on any misconceptions about what to eat and how to eat.
- Helping you to understand the particular nutritional strategies that may be undertaken.
- Discussion and advice regarding any lifestyle issues that may be adversely affecting your health
What will happen after the consultation?
An individualised programme will then be created for you, to include:
- A food management programme to give you an optimized healthy foundation to build on. This programme may change over time to suit the progression of your treatment plan.
- A personally selected supplement regime, if required, including herbs and nutritional supplements. These may also be altered over time, to adjust to changes in your situation and progress.
- Lifestyle changes may be suggested that can help to improve your health picture.
- Once you have been on your programme for 5-7 days, you will speak to your practitioner at an arranged time for 5-10 minutes (at no extra cost) to check how you are doing and to make sure you understand your programme.
You may be asked to see your general health care practitioner (GP) for further clarification of any suspected health conditions that have not been diagnosed (nutritional therapists do not legally diagnose). This is so that the nutritional therapist can work safely and understand the health issues that may be affecting you.
You may be asked to undergo specific tests through your GP or a private laboratory.
Follow-up consultations are up to 30 minutes in duration.
Scheduled between three and six weeks after the first consultation.
Why are follow-ups necessary and what do I, the client, gain from these?
- Nutritional therapy is step by step process, working towards an end goal. Therefore several sessions are usually required in order to complete this process.
- Follow-up consultations allow us to assess your programme and make any adjustments based on changes to your health in response to diet, supplements and lifestyle modifications.
- Follow-ups are your opportunity to ask any questions about your ongoing treatment and discuss any changes you are experiencing.
- You may have undergone tests or been asked to see your GP concerning a health issue. Follow-ups are where you learn about your results or other health information and what this means in relation to your nutritional programme.
After any follow up appointment, your personal plan will be updated in light of changes, progress and future goals.
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||No|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|
I divide my time between my London (Belgravia & The City) and Brighton clinic. Please get in touch to find out my diary in your chosen area. I also offer telephone and Skype consultations.