Anna Cleary Ikin
MSc BSc (Hons) CSci FIBMS MBANT • Wirral Nutritional Therapy
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Available for new clients
This professional is available for new clients.
Available for new clients
This professional is available for new clients.
Located in the picturesque Wirral Peninsula, close to Liverpool and Cheshire, I offer expert Nutritional Therapy services accessible online from your home to the Wirral and beyond. As a BANT & CNHC Registered Nutritional Therapist, with a Masters degree in Nutritional Therapy (with Distinction) and a diverse background as a Chartered Scientist and Biomedical Scientist, I bring over 27 years of experience to my practice.
My main focus is navigating unresolved and complex health conditions, which can be challenging, especially if you've been facing persistent health struggles or have sought interventions without resolution. My focus is on unraveling these complexities, offering clarity and tailored solutions in health and wellbeing.
My unique approach integrates my extensive experience in biomedical science and mental health with advanced nutrition training. This combination allows me to provide holistic support for your body function, well-being, mental health and quality of life, through personalised nutrition and lifestyle strategies.
In a world overwhelmed with generic and conflicting nutrition information, I focus on you – your health, diet, circumstances, and lifestyle. Nutritional Therapy with me is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s a comprehensive evaluation and tailored plan that considers your unique needs, with a focus on both visible and internal aspects of health.
Together, we will embark on a journey to invest in your health and lifestyle, offering you a personalised and effective solution beyond the generic information found online, and take positive steps towards a healthier you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc with Distinction in Nutritional Therapy.
- BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science.
- PgDip in Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Continuing Professional Development ongoing.
- Registered Nutritional Therapist.
- Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as a Nutritional Therapist.
- Registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) as a Biomedical Scientist.
- Chartered Scientist registered with The Science Council.
Professional Body Memberships:
- Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
- Member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
- Member of The Royal Society of Medicine.
- Experience as a Nutritional Therapist, over 5 years.
- Experience as a Biomedical Scientist, over 27 years.
- Volunteer with a mental health charity, over 20 years.
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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
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.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
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.
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.
Terms of Engagement between the Nutritional Therapist and client
The following information is set out in the BANT Terms of Engagement and will be provided to you on booking. This document will be provided for completion prior to any consultations. For further information go to www.BANT.org.uk
Good nutrition helps build the body’s natural strength and resistance; however, no claim is made as to the efficacy of any nutritional protocols. It should be noted that the degree of benefit obtainable from Nutritional Therapy might vary between patients with similar health problems and following a similar Nutritional Therapy programme.
The Nutritional Therapist (NT)
➢ Nutritional advice will be tailored to support medically established, diagnosed conditions and/or health concerns identified and agreed between both parties.
➢ Nutritional therapists are not permitted to diagnose, or claim to treat, medical conditions. Nutritional advice is not a substitute for professional medical advice and/or treatment.
NB: the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice govern standards of professional practice in Nutritional Therapy.
➢ You (the client) are responsible for contacting your GP about any health concerns, and you should advise your GP that you are seeing an NT.
➢ If you are receiving treatment from your GP or other any other medical providers you should advise them of any dietary changes and / or supplements that you are taking. This is necessary because of any possible reaction between medication/treatment and the nutritional programme.
➢ It is your responsibility to inform your NT about any medical diagnosis, medication, herbal medicine, or food supplements, you are taking as this may affect the nutritional programme.
➢ You must contact your nutritional therapist should you wish to continue any specified dietary or supplement programme for longer than the agreed period, to avoid any potential adverse reactions.
➢ You are advised to report any concerns about your programme promptly to your NT.
• Any short clarification questions regarding your dietary or supplement programme must be made by EMAIL.
• Additional email support to answer any questions or discuss any issues between appointments which are more lengthy or complex and that require more than 10 minutes of email support, may be subject to charge, or may require an earlier follow-up appointment which will be charged at the usual follow-up consultation rate.
➢ Booked appointments that need to be cancelled or rearranged must be made either by email, with as much notice as possible. Appointments cannot be rearranged or cancelled by text.
➢ There is a 48-hour cancellation policy, and any cancellation made in this time will be subject to charge.
Signed agreement between the Nutritional Therapist and client:
I understand the above and agree that our professional relationship will be based on the content of this document.
Signed Client: ________________________________________________
Nutritional Therapist: ___________________________________________