Debra Mitchell BSc(Hons), DipION, mBANT, CNHC
Do you want to wake up feeling full of energy and ready to tackle the day ahead? Want to enjoy life to the full without feeling held back by your health? Or perhaps you just want advice on how to keep healthy whilst living a busy life? Working with a nutritional therapist can support you on your journey to optimal health and wellness, so that you're ready to live life to the full.
I am a registered nutritional therapist, having completed three extensive years of study at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION). Having previously worked as a nurse across a wide range of specialities, I have developed an interest in health promotion & prevention and am passionate about the impact our diet and lifestyle has on our bodies and how we live our lives.
It’s not just food that impacts our health. The stress of everyday life; how we move; how we sleep; our genetic susceptibility and the environment we live in all impact our health and wellbeing. By addressing these issues, I can work with you to develop a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan to support you with your health and wellness goals.
I would love to support you on your journey to feeling healthier and happier, supporting you to reach your health goal.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Nutritional Therapy via the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
Full member of British Association of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
Full member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Professional indemnity 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.
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.
Free, no obligation discovery call to see whether nutritional therapy can work for you.
An initial consultation takes approximately 1 hour and costs £85
It involves a detailed review of your health concerns from which I can develop a personalised dietary and lifestyle plan aimed at meeting your health goals. I may suggest supplements to support your health or functional tests, which may be done via your GP or a recommended private lab, which will help me target specific issues
Follow up appointments last approximately 45-50 minutes and cost £60.
These are usually 4-6 weeks later and allow me to assess your progress and evaluate your health plan so that any adjustments can be made if required.
A second follow up is recommended to ensure you are on the right track and confident enough to maintain your plan. I offer a package with two follow-up sessions for £195.