Caren Richards BSc, mBANT, CNHC - Nutritionist For Busy Women
All consultations will now take place using Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and Telephone.
These methods of communication are really easy to use and the consultation process is exactly the same as when you come into my clinic.
Please get in touch if you would like advice on how nutrition can help to optimise health and support resilience.
I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist with clinics in Penarth and Barry. I see clients with a range of different symptoms but have a special interest in busy women who struggle with issues such as stubborn weight loss, low energy, poor digestion and hormone imbalances.
I graduated with a degree in Nutritional Medicine in 2011 and since then it has been incredibly rewarding for me to see how my knowledge has been able to help improve the health and well-being of so many people - just like you!
I am passionate about the benefits that a good diet can have and believe that everyone can gain health improvements from eating nutritious food. Having said that, choosing nutritional therapy does not mean that you have to cut out all of the foods that you enjoy. It is about making simple, practical changes that become a way of life and give your body the nutrients that it needs to thrive. I will work with you to develop a realistic programme that fits in with your lifestyle and will help you to reach your health goals.
I provide tailor made meal guides, recipes, shopping lists and supplement advice together with email and telephone support.
Making small changes to what you eat in can have a big impact on your wellbeing. Whether you have a specific health concern or just want advice on how to improve your existing diet please give me a call.
As well as general nutrition and health consultations I also offer specialised programs looking at weight loss and or female health.
EASY TO FOLLOW ONE MONTH PROGRAMME.
- Feel in control of your weight
- Enjoy easy to prepare nourishing meals
- Stay positive about managing your weight
- Don’t go ‘on a diet’!
- Learn how to create your own eating plan
- Improve your energy levels
- Establish a healthy relationship with food
Your weight loss journey with Penarth Nutrition starts with a full consultation where we discuss your specific problems and concerns. Together we agree on a realistic plan and I will take you through a step by step process to ensure that you can easily integrate these healthy habits into your daily routine.
I provide the tools that you need to implement new dietary changes:
NUTRITION REPORT | EATING GUIDE | RECIPES | SHOPPING LISTS | MEAL IDEAS
But don't worry it doesn't end there!
I am available for ongoing email or WhatsApp support for a whole month.
On Day 30 we can assess your results and put a plan in place so that you can continue to improve your health and reach your goals.
If you feel you need an ongoing monthly check in - we can arrange that too!
This eating plan is not a gimmick, there are no shakes or point counting just nutrient dense food which will keep you nourished and sated and therefore less likely to make unhealthy food choices.
Hormones control multiple body symptoms including energy levels, metabolism, mood, motivation, hunger, fat storage, blood sugar control and this is why that when they are out of balance it can have such a big impact on our lives. I can advise you on the best foods to eat to balance your hormones naturally and get you feeling more energised, motivated and happier!
Even the most nutrient dense foods are worthless if there is inadequate digestion as the absorption of nutrients will be compromised. Gut microbiota aid food digestion and absorption, and inhibit the development of pathogenic bacteria.
Research shows that alterations in these ratios may lead to a change in gastrointestinal function and health.
I work on a one to one basis with my clients to support their gastrointestinal health and function through the personalised use of foods, food constituents and biological agents (probiotics).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London and am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
I am also registered with the Complementary and Health Care Council (CNHC).
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.
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.
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.
Please give me a call or drop me an email with any questions, there is no pressure to book an appointment as you may wish to think about it and come back to me when you are ready.
Initial Consultation - Cost £120
The first consultation usually takes just over an hour and establishes exactly what you want to achieve from any dietary changes. A health history will be taken, together with details of your current lifestyle, food intake and of course your likes and dislikes! Based on this information I will suggest changes to your diet that will help you to achieve your health goals. I can also provide meal plans, shopping lists, recipes and, if necessary, supplement suggestions.
Follow-Up Consultation - Cost £60
Follow-up consultations may be required to assess your progress and the number of sessions required depends on the individual case. The follow up consultation enables me to monitor how you are getting on and as your health improves, I will revise your programme accordingly. If you are finding it difficult to implement any part of your programme, I can adjust the prescription to help you make changes more effectively.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A NUTRITIONAL THERAPY CONSULTATION?
Eating the right foods can make you feel more energised and give you back your zing!
If you are thinking of booking an appointment with me – here is what happens!
- Give me a call or drop me an email.
- I will send you a questionnaire - this is the starting point for your personalised nutrition plan.
- We meet up at my clinic room in either Penarth or Barry and chat about your health goals and how your body is responding to the food that you are currently eating. We then agree on some easy to follow changes to your diet.
- You leave the consultation with a clear idea on how to implement your nutrition and lifestyle plan.
- I email you a summary of our discussions and a personalised recipe book.
- We keep in touch! I provide ongoing support for the length of your programme.
Please give me a call or drop me an email to book an appointment or for for information.
Appointments available in:
- Penarth Physiotherapy Clinic, Penarth
My consulting room is situated very close to Penarth town centre, just a few miles from the centre of Cardiff. There is ample parking on the road outside and I am very easy to find!
- West Quay Medical Centre, Barry
I use a clinic room in a GP surgery just ouside Barry town centre - there is a large car park.