Cheryl Russ BA(Hons), Dip.ION, FdSc, mBANT, CNHC
I have been qualified for 13 years and adopt a realistic and empathetic approach with clients.
The General Public are swamped with new research and different dietary advice, some of it useful and some unclear. As a Nutritional Therapist, I keep my knowledge up to date with correct science, and help the client to understand the potential causes of their symptoms.
My service is tailored to the Individual's needs but typically I would offer the following:
1) A phone conversation to establish suitability or otherwise of a Nutritional approach (Free)
2) A Questionnaire to be filled in and sent back to me approximately one week before the initial consultation (Free)
3) The initial consultation involves a discussion of current symptoms and habits. Aims, possibilities, and limitations of the consultation and treatment will be covered in detail. Links may be established between your symptoms and possible underlying causes of your symptoms may be highlighted.
Approximate duration of Initial Consultation:
1 hour (consultations currently being conducted online or by phone)
Follow-up consultations: 30-40 minutes
Training, qualifications & experience
Cheryl decided to train in Nutritional Therapy having experienced its benefits first hand when she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/ME in 2001. Fully recovered, she spent four years training at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) in London, qualifying in 2007. She is registered with the highly regarded regulatory bodies: BANT (British Association of Nutritional Therapy) and CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council).
As well as running her own successful practices in London and Cornwall, she also consulted at the Priory.
After the birth of her first child, Cheryl moved to Wiltshire in 2011 and now sees clients from Equilibrium Clinic in Woodborough as well as remotely.
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.
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.
£80 - Initial Consultation (including Report and support by email)
£60 - Follow-up Consultations