Alison Wells DipION MBANT RCNHC
I offer a A hype-free personalised approach to health and lifestyle.
In a world dominated by “quick fixes”, “miracle pills” and the latest “diet” separating facts from fiction is understandably confusing.
What if you could find a way to help your body achieve optimum wellness? What if you could finally feel 100% again? What if the way to do this was tailored specifically to you through scientifically researched, specific, guided, diet and lifestyle changes, would you be willing to try?
There is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
As an individual, you are completely unique which is why my approach to your unique health concerns will always be tailored to you. We will work together to create a practical, achievable and personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme.
HOW NUTRITIONAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU
I make use of the Functional Medicine approach aiming to support the root cause of your key issues holistically. My aim is to address any nutritional or metabolic imbalances to help you achieve optimum health. I make use of a wide range of tools and if necessary functional tests to assess and identify key potential imbalances and understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows me to work with you to address nutritional balance and help support your body towards optimising and maintaining health. Nutritional Therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
I am a registered Nutritional Therapist, who believes that when you combine the right environment with the right nutrients the body can do remarkable things
I found myself fascinated by our astounding and innate ability to heal. So much so that, I spent 3 years training as a Functional Nutritional Therapist at the UK’s prestigious Institute of Optimum Nutrition.
My qualification allows me to work with a wide range of people, from little children all the way to the elderly, with a vast array of symptoms and conditions. I have a particular interest in gut health and autoimmune-related conditions.
Nutritional Therapy is a rapidly advancing area and because of this, I spend a good amount of time on courses broadening my knowledge base. This allows you to get the most out of your time with me.
The power of the internet allows me to work with people from all walks of life, from every corner of the globe. You never have to leave the comfort of your home or office. Taking the first step on your health journey will be one of the best decisions that you ever make.
HOW I WORK
I offer a number of different packages, predominantly working on a one to one basis.
Sessions look a little like this:
During your initial session, we work together to understand your symptoms. We will work through your symptom history, your current diet and lifestyle which, along with your aims for our time together will give me a good understanding of how best to aid you in achieving your goals and how to get to the root cause of your symptoms.
We will then work together to create an agreeable, achievable and manageable program specifically for you. In some cases, I may recommend Functional Medical Tests, though these will be discussed with you at the time.
You will leave your session with a Health Optimisation Plan which will act as a road map detailing, diet and lifestyle changes which will be re-evaluated at your follow up session.
The package you choose will determine the amount of time between sessions. Those on the “Hold my hand” package will have weekly follow-ups with every fourth session lasting forty-five minutes. Those on the “Getting going” package will have monthly follow up seasons with each one lasting an hour.
Follow up sessions are used to fine-tune your program, depending on what it is that you’re working on. Changes can and will most likely be made, we will address any challenges that you may find with the program and review any test results if they have been ordered. Sometimes additional tests may be required though, as in initial sessions, these will be discussed with you at the time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I trained at the Insitute of Optimum Nutrition - DipION
- I am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy - BANT
- I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Health care council - CNHC
- I am constantly attending additional course to update my knowledge helping me to help you to the best of my abilities.
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.
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, 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.
My Fees start at £100 per hour pro-rata.
I have a number of packages available which may work out to be more cost-effective these can be found on my website www.alisonwellsnutrition.com
Please contact me for more information.
I offer FREE 10-minute calls giving you the chance to ask your questions and decide if I am the right fit for you.
What my clients say
I was very impressed with Alison's knowledge of her subject, but also the time and trouble she took to research and understand the conditions which trouble me. She has provided sensible, straightforward dietary guidelines for me to follow which started to show early results and have produced continued improvement. Her general advice on supplements (type, brand and dosage) and a specific natural treatment for my fingernail problem have been most efficacious.
I had gotten to the point where food terrified me! Everything I ate triggered an often painful reaction of some type. At my wit’s end and loosing faith in traditional medicine I turned to Nutritional Therapy. Alison’s “Hold my Hand” package was just what I needed. She worked very closely with me to figure out what was going on and help me resolve it. We ran private tests to confirm what Alison thought to be the problem and adjusted my diet accordingly. I am no longer terrified of eating and haven’t felt this good in years!'
I was sceptical at first, however, aided by my wife and the excruciating pain in my joints I decided to give Nutritional Therapy a chance. Alison’s knowledge of the area instantly set me at ease, she helped me understand all the blood tests my GP had run, providing me with a detailed report, helping me to clearly understand what was happening within. Through our sessions and testing, Alison figured out the trigger which she then helped me to rectify. My GP has approved my withdrawal from pharmaceutical drugs, I am pain and symptom-free, my ‘beer belly’ has disappeared (something my wife is very grateful for!) and I now believe in the power of Nutritional Therapy.
I thought I had it all, a top job with a jet-set lifestyle, holidays and business on 5 out of 7 continents. I loved it, but as time progressed my body started to misbehave. My energy levels started to fall, my stomach swelled and bloated, my gut was, well, simply not happy. I had just about gotten to the point where enough was enough. I was on the verge of giving everything I had worked my whole life for up, because the thought of getting out of bed in the morning was simply too much for me. Then a friend introduced me to Alison, she gave me back my life! I loved her “Hold my Hand” package. I felt supported the whole way through my journey. My case was complicated and my work commitments regarding travel didn’t make Alison’s job very easy. Six months later and I am able to work with more clarity and energy than I have ever had. I am happy healthy and in control.
After a mysterious potbellied bloating kept coming and going, Ali put me on a strict detox for 3 days and then a month of clean eating. Whilst not entirely pleasant, I am still standing and haven’t had an instance of bloating back since. I know what to eat and what to skip, which is a god-send! Ali is a kind and detailed focused person who went well beyond what I expected and ploughed through research to rule out this and that, which made me feel genuinely cared for, and finally, listened to. My partner was so impressed he got help with a weight loss plan, and dropped 3 kilos as a result!
Alison was so friendly and made me feel at ease straight away.....which is difficult as I have a social phobia which has kept me in the house for ten years. She is very knowledgeable and intelligent and talked me through the whole process. It didn’t take long to decide she was the one for me! I would highly recommend her, I have a long road ahead to losing weight and healing my body and with Alison, I feel like it is actually possible. I cannot thank her enough for the kindness and patience she has shown me.
I have had the chance to work with Alison on my goal of losing weight. It has been 7 years since I quit smoking, in which I ended up gaining almost 2 stone and I have never managed to lose any weight since quitting smoking. Alison managed to get me to lose almost a stone within four months. After a very detailed questionnaire that I had to fill in for her, we had a consultation session where she explained what she believed I should do in order to achieve my goal. It didn’t feel at all like I sacrificed anything. She managed to educate me and made me understand what I should do or should avoid. It took me some time to adjust my preferences to more healthy options, which I have done with Alison’s help.
I highly recommend Alison as she shows expertise in the nutritional industry. I am confident she has the skill set necessary to handle any challenge. She is professional and at the same time her approach is very friendly which gives you the empowerment and comfort you need to change your lifestyle and manage your weight. I now feel healthier and I will dare to say that I understand my body more. Thank you Alison!
I am very happy I found Alison to be my Nutritional Therapist. So many of my questions regarding the correct diet got answered!
We are dealing with 2 problems which in a way are opposite to each other. Alison did create me a great eating plan and also gave so many useful advices. Only after a month I could see the difference, my friends are noticing that I look better. Also, she is very understanding. Knowing that I am going on a holiday she offered me great swaps for my favourite alcohol drinks to make sure I enjoy my time!
I feel great and I would definitely recommend Alison's services. The last thing she would do is to make you not enjoy your journey to the changes. She will always find a great compromise if needed.
It's the best investment in myself I've ever done.