I’m Vanessa May and I’m passionate about supporting women who feel under stress (whether this manifests as fatigue, hormonal issues, anxiousness, low mood or weight gain), and helping them to live healthier and happier lives. I do this by providing individual dietary programmes and advice on appropriate supplements and lifestyle measures.
I have a degree in Nutritional Medicine and fourteen years experience as a registered Nutritional Therapist so I'm well qualified to help you address the underlying causes of a health issue, identifying potential nutritional imbalances and assessing how these may be contributing to your specific symptoms.
My training as a Wellbeing Coach means I work quite differently to most other Nutritional Therapists. I have a holistic approach and acknowledge that our emotional health can significantly impact our physical health and vice versa. I also understand the importance of keeping you on track and motivated, ensuring lasting results.
Please contact me to find out how working with me could help you to move forward to better health and vitality!
“I first met Vanessa whilst looking for help with feeling tired all the time. I found her very approachable, understanding and sincere. I have complete faith in Vanessa and would highly recommend her to anybody who is searching for answers to their health issues.”
Please visit www.wellbeingandnutrition.co.uk for further details, including more testimonials.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London (2007)
I am a registered member of The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), The Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and The British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT).
I am also an ILM Accredited Wellbeing Coach, have a diploma in Iridology and have completed a course in Phytotherapy (herbs) with The Vogel Institute. I hold FHT Foundation Level Accreditations in ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Recovery with The Chrysalis Effect.
I currently work via Zoom or Skype.
I sometimes work with West End performers and television actors and I have written many Health and Nutrition articles and provided ‘Expert comment’ for magazines and newspapers such IHCAN, Natural Health, Thrive, Bodyfit, Top Sante and The Daily Express.
I regularly attend lectures and seminars in order to keep up to date with new research.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
I offer both packages and individual consultations. An initial hour and a half appointment is £125. This includes my time preparing your nutritional and lifestyle plan after the consultation, as well as recipes.
The follow up consultation, usually 4 weeks later, provides an important opportunity to discuss progress and decide how to build on this and is £75. If needed, further appointments after this will cost £65.
Please see website www.wellbeingandnutrition.co.uk for further details
Appointments are available between 9.30am and 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
The first appointment will take one and a half hours during which we will discuss your current concerns, as well as information regarding your medical and family history and, of course, your diet.
Testing can be arranged for hormonal, thyroid and adrenal function, stool analysis, parasites etc.
"My first consultation was relaxed and very friendly and I felt able to talk openly about my physical and mental state without any judgement on Vanessa's behalf. She was comforting and gave me hope that there were things we could do to help me"
Other Areas of Nutrition
- Weight issues
- Allergies (tests available)
- Childhood behavioural problems
- Food cravings