Donna Peters DipION mBANT CNHC
I am a BANT/CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist, working in private practice covering Scarborough and the surrounding areas. I trained at the world renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, graduating after 4 years with an advanced diploma in Nutritional Therapy. I have a passion for good food and strongly believe in the power of nutrition. I have a compassionate and non-judgemental manner, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you to help you achieve your health goals.
Good nutrition is about understanding the nutrients your body needs in order to help it function to its optimum and learning how to include and enjoy them in your diet everyday - it is not about deprivation! My approach is based on the Functional Medicine Model (FMM). Achieving proper nutrition through natural wholesome foods is key, as are lifestyle factors such as exercise and rest. I understand that each individual is unique - this is key in devising a successful nutritional protocol, and the reason why what works for one person, may not work for another.
An initial consultation lasts 60 to 90 minutes, during which we discuss your individual situation. This enables me to evaluate your specific needs and understand what may be happening that is causing your symptoms. Then, together, we agree and develop a personalised, safe, effective and achievable nutrition and lifestyle programme focused on achieving your key health goals. Sometimes I suggest supplements, and/or testing to support the programme, every case is different. A full report is emailed to you within 2 days of your consultation, along with any other relevant information such as fact sheets, recipes, etc. Follow up consultations are generally after four weeks in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. I typically recommend a course of 3 sessions, but this differs depending on each individual situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip ION - Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course (Institute for Optimum Nutrition)
- British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I am a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the national voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners, which only admits a select number of practitioners who have undergone an accredited programme of education. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, an organisation accountable to Parliament, who help to protect the public by working with organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care.
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.
- Clinic Fees - £95 per session (duration - 60/75 minutes)
- Food intolerance testing - indicator test £15, prices for full tests start from £111
Packages are available, please see my website for details.
Functional testing is available, prices dependant upon specific test.
Health & Wellness Falsgrave Clinic
65 Fasgrave Road
I understand people have busy lives - this is part of our problem! - so I do my best to offer flexible appointment locations and times. Whilst I am based in Scarborough, I am happy to make home visits of up to 50 miles radius, but please note they do incur an additional cost to cover my extra time and fuel costs. I can provide costs if required, please get in touch for more information.