Claire Murray, PgDip, mBANT, rCNHC
My aim is to help you enjoy a nourishing diet that supports your health and wellbeing goals so that you can feel comfortable and happy in your body again and gain freedom from the stress of chronic symptoms. Having suffered from many unexplained chronic symptoms, I know exactly how much they can get in the way of living a normal and enjoyable life. A personalised nutritional and lifestyle plan can help with that.
I’m a registered Nutritional Therapist and I support optimal gut health as a key foundation for total health. Impaired gut health and nutritional imbalances can affect every system within the body, impacting on your energy, hormones, gut, moods, appetite, immune health and much more. I use a holistic functional medicine approach, which aims to address the underlying imbalances in the body that may be driving your unexplained symptoms. I work on addressing the root cause of all your symptoms so that you can finally understand your body, eat well again and have a healthier mind and body.
I will listen to you fully, research your case thoroughly, support you wholeheartedly through the process of working together and help you support your body’s individual needs. I combine evidence-based nutrition with empathy and a real passion for unravelling complex cases.
I offer a 20-minute FREE no-obligation enquiry call to anyone that would like to find how we can work together to support your health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Nutritional Science and Practice at the Northern College of Acupuncture. In addition to my training I have completed further training in the following:
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
- Stress and inflammation
- Women’s Health
- The Gut-Brain Axis
I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I hold professional liability insurance with Balens.
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
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.
I offer a 3-month support package which includes:
· An initial deep-dive session which lasts 1.5 hours
· 3 x 60-minute follow-up sessions
· In-between session email or telephone support
· Research into your unique case and lab test interpretation where appropriate
Prior to the initial consultation, you will complete a food diary, health questionnaire and send me any test results you already have. This preparation allows me to identify areas of potential imbalance in the body and roots causes for us to explore in the session together.
In this initial session we will put together your initial health action plan consisting of:
- Personalized dietary recommendations
- Tailored supplement recommendations
- Realistic and enjoyable lifestyle changes
- An initial discussion around the root cause
Following the initial consultation, I will do a thorough analysis of your case and further research to provide you with an in-depth and personalised health strategy to address your specific goals.
Subsequent follow-up appointments are put in place to monitor progress, offer continued support, fine-tune your diet and supplement programme and discuss any further test results.
"Claire has helped me enormously over the past few months. I suffered from frequent ear and throat infections all my adult life and never once considered that it could be connected to a dairy intolerance! Claire was very supportive and knowledgeable and gave me clear guidance on the steps needed to reduce my dairy intake. She also recommended vitamin supplements which, along with my new diet help ensure I’m not missing out on any vital nutrients. I would highly recommend Claire to anyone with specific goals as well as improve their overall health and wellbeing. She really has helped change my life for the better. Thank you, Claire!"
Rose, York, one to one client.
"Claire is the most approachable, friendly and understanding nutritionist I’ve ever met. She is very knowledgeable about many different supplements as well as nutrition. She has been able to make suggestions on how to heal my gut and how the gut biome works. She is always someone who can go to for any issues regarding my health and well being".
Ann-Marie, Bristol, one to one client.
"Claire has incredible knowledge and academic skills that she marries with an ability to offer complex information in a simple and compassionate way, giving some structure and hope to the most challenging cases. Her expertise is up to date and you are confident that her recommendations are thoroughly researched and tailored to the clients' particular needs. For warm-delivered, effective and highly skilled nutritional expertise, I would whole-heartedly recommend Claire to any individual clients looking for support with complex health issues or for any talks or nutrition group support."
Lorraine, colleague (NHS change consultant).