Donna Valaskova, DipCNM, MBANT, CNHC Registered
Tree Of Life
143 Portland Road
01273 220159 / 07983 592086
As a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist I practice a client-centred therapy focusing on individual’s personal needs and goals; always taking into account the whole health picture and always looking for the underlying root cause of the problem.
Naturopathic nutrition is about supporting health through healing power of whole and organic foods, nutrients, and also about supporting body through healthy habits and healthier lifestyle. I offer a food and dietary support. I use traditional naturopathic techniques, good quality supplements and diagnostic testing. I use an emphatic approach and enjoy sharing my knowledge with my clients, motivating them so they find they own way to health, vitality and calmness.
I have been involved in nutrition for over six years. Initially this related to dealing with my own health issues, but I soon realised that I would like to take things a step further and become a nutritional therapist myself. Coming from a busy corporate environment I understand the challenges people face when trying to implement dietary changes into their busy lifestyle.
I also run a regular six week health coaching programme called "Lose weight, boost your energy and love your body". This is an empowering course where we have the opportunity to discover hidden reasons that may have been making it hard to lose weight; we learn what can be done to get things back on track; covering topics from hormone imbalances and food sensitivities, to chronic stress and bacterial imbalances in the gut.
My approach is friendly and supportive and I am passionate about the positive impact healthy living has on our lives. I work from the wonderful Tree of Life Integrated Health Centre in the city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.
I regularly contribute to local magazines and give talks at health events.
As well as seeing clients at the clinic I also offer supermarket tours where I teach my clients what foods to buy to support optimal health. We go through all main sections of clients favorite food store.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a fully qualified Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, I graduated from the College of Naturopathy Medicine (CNM) where I studied for 3 years
- Member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
- Member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Reiki I & II Practitioner
In addition to my clinical work, I also support nutrition students at the College of Naturopathy Nutrition (Brighton) as a Clinic Assistant Supervisor.
Previous career in the Hotel Industry as an Events Manager for 5+ years.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Anaemia *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Diabetes *
- Digestive problems *
- Eczema *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Hyperthyroidism *
- Hypothyroidism *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Life stages
- Migraine *
- Osteoporosis *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- 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.
1st Consultation (90 mins): £75
This includes follow-up consultation notes, summarising all recomendations given, and where appropriate a personalised plan for you to follow at home.
Follow-up (45 mins): £45
Includes follow-up email where needed
Before your first consultation, you will be sent a questionnaire and I will also ask you to fill in a 3 day food diary so that I can have an initial idea of your overall nutrient intake and a health history.
At the initial consultation (which takes 90 minutes) we review your complete health history, ask about current and past symptoms, look at diet and lifestyle, and order functional testing when appropriate.
What you’ll get after your consultation? Your healthy, personalised lifestyle plan with nutritional advice, guidance on lifestyle changes, where appropriate supplement plan and an explanation of the current triggers and how the recommended changes can improve your health.
Depending on the health issues you come with, we might have follow-up sessions to keep track of the progress you make.
Type of session
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Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays