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.
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.
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.