Vanessa May BSc Nut Med, CNHC and BANT reg
I’m Vanessa May and I can help you achieve greater balance in your life, whether you want to improve your energy levels, manage stress better or you need guidance on addressing a specific health concern. Based in Ealing, West London, with a degree in Nutritional Medicine and eleven years experience as a registered Nutritional Therapist, I can help you address the underlying causes of a health issue, identifying potential nutritional imbalances and assessing how these may be contributing to specific symptoms.
My training as a Wellbeing Coach means I work differently to most other Nutritional Therapists. I have a holistic approach and can keep you on track and motivated, ensuring lasting results. I recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take into account the whole person – the emotional state as well as the physical. Many people I see feel overwhelmed by stress or experience low mood and both Nutritional Therapy and Wellbeing Coaching can help enormously with this.
Lifestyle Medicine is now being seen as the future of healthcare as it’s thought that genetics actually only account for about 10% of disease risk, the remaining 90% are due to our lifestyle, behaviours and environment. When life gets busy, it’s easy to neglect our health and wellbeing. As a Nutrition Practitioner and Wellbeing Coach, my goal is to support you step by step and help you enjoy the benefits of optimum health and wellbeing, offering practical, individualised advice that you can apply to your daily life.
I specialise in Womens Health (PMT, menstrual issues, mid life hormonal changes), Energy Optimization (including fatigue related conditions), Modern Lifestyle (stress, low mood, sleep) and Weight Management
I recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to construct a personalised nutritional programme.
"if you are looking for a warm, wise and genuine Nutritionist then look no further – Vanessa is the one"
"It isn't just Vanessa's skill at devising a personalised prescription that I benefited from, she is also a very sympathetic, non-judgmental listener. I found her approach refreshing"
"I’d like to thank you very much for helping me to make such a massive improvement to my quality of life."
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. Most recently I have completed FHT Foundation Level Accreditations in ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia Recovery and Family Dynamics with The Chrysalis Effect.
I work in Ealing, West London, well served by tube and bus routes and there are no parking restrictions. Alternatively, I can work with you on Skype if you live too far away.
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 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.
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 *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Hyperthyroidism *
- Hypothyroidism *
- Infants and pre-school children
- 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.
The initial hour and a half appointment will cost £110 and includes my time preparing a full programme after the consultation, plus recipes and fact sheets.
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. Further one hour appointments after this will cost £60.
SAVE £20 – I offer an initial 90 min consultation and two follow up consultations for a reduced rate of £225 (to be paid for at the first consultation)
Phone and Skype consultations are also available.
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 a detailed medical history will be taken, as well as information regarding your family history and, of course, your diet.
Your programme will then be e-mailed to you, usually on the same day. You will receive a full explanation of the choices suggested for you.
At the consultation you will be given a collection of information to take home containing recipes, advice on detoxification and general recommendations for health. You will also start receiving via e-mail the Wellbeing and Nutrition newsletter.
Testing is available for allergies, parasites, thyroid function, adrenal function etc.
"My first consultation was relaxed and very friendly and I felt able to talk openly about my physical and mental state without any judgment 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
Type of session
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Tuesday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm Saturdays - 10am - 2pm