Clare Atkinson Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC
When did you last feel your best? As a Registered Nutritional Therapist DipION, mBANT, CNHC, Health Coach and Professional Chef my passion is to help you restore your health and wellbeing. I practice from Hampton Court, Surrey and after the initial consultation can arrange Skype.
Nutritional Therapy is evidence based for the individual and integrates well with conventional medicine. It uses the Functional Medicine model recognising that diet and lifestyle are environmental influences on an individual's health and physiology. It focuses on investigating and addressing the root causes of ill health rather than just the symptoms.
Dietary analysis of your whole person is undertaken and your individual health challenges discussed. Hereditary health concerns, current symptoms and diagnosed health conditions are also considered as well as your lifestyle and personal goals. A personalised diet can help protect against ill health, restore optimum energy and promote good health, vitality and well being.
I understand the challenge of having a healthy and exciting diet and leading a busy life. Being a chef and having resolved my own health issues through diet I can offer practical, suitable suggestions.
How I work
I offer a free 20 minutes phone consultation with no obligation, to discuss any issues you have and how I can help you.
At your initial consultation we explore potential root causes of your symptoms that may result from dietary and lifestyle imbalances, tailoring advice to your individual needs. I support you to make more appropriate food and lifestyle choices to support your health and well being.
I prefer to work with you for a minimum of 3 months to best help you attain your health goals.
Initially I send you a questionnaire to detail your health profile and food diary. At 4 weeks I advise a follow up consultation that can be by Skype, to assess the success of the food plan. In the interim I support any challenges that may present through email or where appropriate phone.
I charge £125.00 for the initial consultation and offer various consultation packages of differing support in order for you to select the most appropriate.
Dietary advise aims to support your health goals. These may involve improved digestion, improved stress and weight management or support with a diagnosed lifestyle related conditions. I can investigate food allergies or intolerances and help optimise hormone health. Energy and performance levels may also benefit from nutritional advice.
Testing and Supplements
I offer functional testing to assess your vitamin, mineral and hormone levels and digestion through private laboratories and via the NHS to identify nutrient deficiencies or imbalances that may be manifesting as symptons. I may advise supplements to support your health.
Clare contributes to the research on the gut microbiome at www.mapmygut.com and commits to updating professional nutrition development by regularly attending leading seminars including at The Royal Society of Medicine.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Institute for Optimum Nutrition, mBANT, CNHC.
Professional Chef HND HCIM
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.
An initial 1 hour appointment costs £125.00. Packages may be advised and arranged over 3 months or longer to support you to the best outcome of achieving your goals.
I see clients in person at my Hampton Court Clinic or can arrange a home visit for extra charge. After the initial in person consultation Skype consultations may be arranged.