Hi, I'm Deborah and I help busy women over 40 who are struggling through peri-menopause. I provide women with the tools, support and motivation to get back on track, and to regain their energy and enthusiasm for life.
I understand how the pressures of juggling work and family life can impact our health, and the added complication of our hormones being out of whack really doesn't help.
We can work together, with a manageable, step by step plan, which will enable you to rediscover the joy of food without feeling guilty or deprived of the foods you love!
As well as using a science-based evidence led approach to nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, I also incorporate appetite retraining methods (if appropriate) to help clients change their unhelpful eating habits.
If you need help now with weight loss, sleep problems, stress, digestive issues or the many other symptoms related to peri-menopause, why not book in a free health review call so we can chat and see how working together could be good a good move for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied nutritional therapy for three years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, which is fully accredited by the NTEC (Nutritional Therapy Education Commission).
I consult the most recent evidence-based research to ensure a safe and effective practice with high professional standards, as well as attending seminars to keep up to date with the latest scientific research and to enhance my skills.
I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council [CNHC].
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.
From £85.00 to £450.00
Free initial telephone session
Fees start at £85 for a diet review (After completing a 7-day food diary, we will have a 45-60 min discussion and receive written guidelines on how to improve your diet.)
I offer a 'starter consultation' for £150, (with the option to 'upgrade' to a programme) which includes the following:
•1 x Personal consultation: 90 mins (face-to-face or video call), after completing an online questionnaire prior to appointment. • Personalised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations • Recommendations on clinical tests if appropriate* • Supplement suggestions (if necessary) – quality recommendations & 15% discount*
*Note: The cost of clinical tests and/or supplements are not included.
Add-on Follow-up Consultation - £75: To track progress and review/update recommendations - either face to face via video call – 45 mins
However, nutritional therapy is not a quick fix and usually requires more than one session. As such, I offer programmes completely personalised to you, taking into account your lifestyle and health issues, with guidance and help every step of the way. These start from £295 for a 12-16 week Foundation programme and include:
• 1 x Initial Personal consultation: 90 mins (face-to-face or video call) • 2 x Follow up consultations – either face to face via video call – 45 mins each • In-depth health and lifestyle assessment to consider symptoms, medical history, family history, diet • Personalised nutrition & lifestyle plan • Access to your own portal/app to view your plans/documents, track goals and speak to Deborah via the online chat throughout the programme • Current medication and nutrients interaction evaluation if applicable • Recommendations on clinical tests and interpretation* • Relevant handouts • Meal suggestions and recipes (if required) • Supplement Plan (if necessary) – quality recommendations & 15% discount*
*Note: The cost of clinical tests and/or supplements are not included.
"I found Deborah to be really friendly and approachable. She had masses of information which she shared in a way that was relaxed and not overwhelming, she was very responsive to queries and I found having someone encouraging me and giving me pointers along the way really helpful. I think after years of on and off dieting it was great to review everything with Deborah and see how things could be connected and look at my nutrition as to where the cause of problems could be. I would definitely recommend Deborah - informative, helpful, positive and encouraging was a great combination for me." (Alice)
“Having been feeling unwell for many years with sleep and digestive problems and many visits to see GP, which would result in pills and potions that would only treat symptoms never getting to the real cause. I tried to help myself but could never quite work things out properly. Debbie was professional and competent. We talked through my problems and Debbie advised a new diet regime and supplements. I knew this wouldn’t be a quick fix but with Debbie’s expertise, she would get to the root cause. With thyroid problems I have never been able to lose weight, well I’ve lost 16lbs. Bowel problems of at least 25 years improving dramatically. Still a long way to go but feeling optimistic and with Debbie’s help looking forward to optimal health”. (Anne)
“When my daughter was first diagnosed I was very frightened, I was so worried about what impact it would have on her life. I contacted Debbie and she came to see us almost immediately, she spent time asking incisive questions, with great kindness and sympathy. She then sent a report with a list of suggested supplements and recipes that she felt would help Jodie regain good health. Since then we are definitely seeing an improvement in Jodie, she is gaining weight, her hair and nails are shining again and she isn’t as exhausted as she once was. I have turned to Debbie when I needed answers and support, she is very approachable, diligent and thorough”. (Karen)
“Having followed the dietary advice and guidance you gave me, my health (mentally and physically) has really improved. I’m far more aware of the benefits of good food and have developed a real interest in good nutrition and an awareness of the huge impact it has on so many aspects on health and well being. ' (Jane)