Debi-Ann Wrigglesworth MSc DipCNM mBANT CNHC reg
A former model, my work has taken me all over the world and was thoroughly enjoyable but having been told that I should avoid dairy products as they are detrimental to my health by a nutritional therapist, I decided that I would like to be qualified to help other people to make a difference to their health.
With so many people confused by what to eat, I am passionate about helping people to understand how the food that they eat may impact on their health. As well as working with clients individually in my clinic I have worked with several clients in the corporate market and am currently working with a local school talking to 11 – 16 year olds, a group of Brownie’s and local Women’s Institute groups spreading the word about how to eat for optimum health and well-being.
I am passionate about nutrition and the impact that the food we eat has on human health. I am at my happiest when I’m talking to fellow nutritional therapists, attending seminars/webinars or reading the latest research about nutrition and health. I have written and commented for both local and national media as well as writing articles for the Nutrition Mission blog.
There is no greater job satisfaction than when a client comes in for a follow-up appointment and is feeling so much better with improved symptoms and quality of life.
I am a firm believer that good health is one's biggest asset - if that's in place then the world is a much easier place to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a nutritional therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009 and have been running a successful practice ever since; seeing client’s from all walks of life including celebrities! I have such a huge thirst for knowledge in the subject of nutritional therapy that I have just spent the last 2 years qualifying for my Master’s degree at the University of Worcester.
I regularly attend seminars and webinars to improve my knowledge. Having set up Nutrition Mission in 2009, which helps newly qualified nutritional therapists to start practicing, I also regularly talk to the other therapists about journals, studies, books and knowledge that they've picked up as well.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the NHS Directory for Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. I hold full nutritional therapy insurance.
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.
I aim to provide the gold standard service to my clients.
I look at a full health history by way of a 9-page intake questionnaire that provides me with information about your previous health, immunisations, hospitalisations, family history, current health concerns, dietary history and dietary preferences. I also look at a 3-day food and symptoms diary, which is analysed using the latest dietary analysis software to see where there may be deficiencies and excesses of nutrients.
I have a bank of diagnostic tests at my disposal that I can use to help get a closer look at any health issues; such as allergy and intolerance testing, stool analysis, adrenal stress index tests, vitamin D tests and many more...
The information that I gain is then transferred to a functional medicine web-like algorithm so that I can see which systems may need work.
Initial consultation .........................................................................................................… £95.00
Follow-up consultation ..........................................................................................…........ £55.00
I also offer packages, including;
Optimising your fertility package and Weight Loss package.
For more information on these please go to the packages tab on my website.
You can use the bookings tab on the website or call to make your appointment.