Deborah Lacey DipION mBANT CNHC Registered
I am a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist who analyses each client’s health concerns along with their diet and lifestyle routines to provide safe, well balanced, individualised programmes to suit each person’s unique health requirements which fit in with their daily lives.
My interest in how what we eat affects how we feel began very many years ago but at that time nutrition wasn’t recognised as a topic in its own right as it is today. I worked as a Beauty Therapist in the 1980s and in those days we often gave basic dietary advice to support skin health and general fitness etc. Since then it is fascinating to see how far we have developed, and great that we can now adapt scientific knowledge about food to assist people in overcoming difficulties and promote efficient functioning of the systems of the body which are all influenced by the foods we eat.
The world of nutrition is constantly evolving and I find this stimulating and exciting and keeping abreast of scientific research and developments continues to be challenging and fascinating. For example, being able to understand new findings and translate these into dietary recommendations that may be the key in helping someone to manage their symptoms from health concerns that have been impacting so negatively on their life for years only increases my enthusiasm.
Why use Nutritional Therapy?
Pressures of modern life are constantly impacting on our health and we are frequently bombarded by the media about what foods are good or bad for us, but we are all different and what suits one person may be completely wrong for another, so how do we decide what to eat to keep ourselves healthy and optimise our wellbeing? I will work with you to devise a unique programme designed to address your specific health needs to enhance your ability to adapt to pressures on a physical level as well as encouraging emotional well-being.
This is not about “going on a diet”, but embracing the positive benefits of some foods and combinations that are easy to prepare, taste great, and are specifically chosen to benefit you by addressing your particular health concerns.
Please look on my website for more information or call me for a free 15 minute chat before booking your first consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist, having attained a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) as well as being registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
In addition to one-to-one consultations I also provide a range of talks to businesses as part of their wellbeing programmes for staff. These cover many common health concerns, helping to dispel myths and provide clear and useful guidance for making healthy food choices to achieve and maintain optimal health.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease *
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Menopause *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, 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 consultation (1 hour 30 mins) - £90
Follow-up consultations (1 hour) - £65
Initial and follow-up booked together - £145
Closer support package: 90 mins initial consultation in person/Skype + 2 x 30 min telephone consultations, + a follow-up appointment in person/Skype, covering approx. 1 month £195
A follow-up appointment is needed following any lab testing. This may be 30-60 minutes, depending on the complexity of the test results.
'MoT' to keep you on track: 6 month or 12 month consultation to support you in following your programme in the long term. 1 hour - £50.
Type of session
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Although the premises does not have wheelchair access, I can arrange home visits for those with mobility problems.
Tuesdays - Fridays 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., Saturdays 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.