Charlotte Pickles BA (Hons), Dip NT (CNM), mBANT, CNHC
Charlotte is a Registered Nutritional Therapist based in South Manchester.
Available for 1:1 Nutritional Therapy consultations, Charlotte specialises in a range of health complaints including chronic health conditions, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions, gut complaints and fatigue.
Charlotte also has an interest in mental health and children and young people following a long career as a Health Improvement Specialist within the NHS specialising in mental health and wellbeing in schools. She has recently started working with Beyond Barriers, a trauma and wellbeing service based in Altrincham.
Nutritional Therapy is a holistic approach to health which takes environment, lifestyle and medical history in to account when considering the client's needs.
Recommendations will always start with dietary and lifestyle change, but may also include functional testing if it is felt necessary. Charlotte will guide you through this and explain why testing may be useful for you.
Charlotte is keen to support her clients to understand their relationship with food and address underlying factors that may be driving poor health or creating barriers to making positive change.
Factors like stress and emotional health and their impact on physiological symptoms and nutrient absorption will therefore also be considered when supporting clients with their specific nutritional needs.
Charlotte provides interactive and engaging sessions within the workplace and also provides group programmes for those that are looking for a cost-effective way to make change.
She is available for talks, presentations and workshops - please contact her directly for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Charlotte studied at the College of Natural Medicine and qualified with the Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2014. She then went on to embed her knowledge by returning to the college as an Assistant Clinical Supervisor, supporting other students to develop their clinical skills in practice.
Charlotte is a full member of The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) which is the professional body for Registered Nutrition Practitioners.
She is also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is the national voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners in the UK.
Charlotte has an extensive training history, working with a range of audiences from young children to teenagers, professionals to the general public. She is interactive and engaging and able to pitch the information at the right level for the needs of the group.
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.
Initial appointments last 75 minutes at a charge of £95.
Follow-up appointments usually last around 45 minutes and are charged at £60.
Functional testing and analysis of results are charged separately and will be discussed during your appointment.
Please contact Charlotte directly to discuss requirements for group sessions, staff training, talks and presentations. She is highly competitive and flexible in order to meet the needs of the client and group.
Upon booking an appointment you will be sent a case history form and food diary which will need to completed prior to your appointment and brought with you on the day.