Dr Elena Leschen (MD)
Dr Leschen Holistic Medicine
20 Melville Terrace
01786462405 / 07538749788
My broad knowledge of Functional and Nutritional medicine underpinned by conventional medical training allows me to define unique personalised approaches to restoring health.
Patients I work with benefit from a comprehensive health and nutritional assessment based on my clinical analysis and appropriate functional laboratory testing. This leads to Personal Health Programmes that address the individual’s needs and goals inclusive of nutritional and dietary recommendations, lifestyle coaching, naturopathic and metabolic detoxification protocols amongst other methods of healing.
Your present state of health is the result of the interplay of many different factors over your lifetime, i.e. diet, lifestyle, stress levels, environmental toxicity, etc, and including your inherited strengths and weaknesses.
My practice approach is based on the understanding that every person is unique. Treating the person, not the conditions, I apply functional medicine principles aiming to identify and address the causes of dysfunctions in order to support healing.
Areas of particular interest are:
Women's health, fertility and conception nutritional support
SIBO (bacterial overgowth), SIFO (fungal overgrowth), IBD, Reflux,etc
Hormonal imbalances: Thyroid, Adrenal, etc
Weight loss / management
I offer personal and family consultations, group workshops and training sessions for practitioners.
Continuous Postgraduate professional development is a major factor helping me to achieve the highest standards of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having practiced for over 12 years as a Medical Doctor, specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 3 culturally diverse countries (Russia, Ghana, UK), I gained a lot of clinical and life experience.
However, I became increasingly aware of the limitations of conventional medicine and expanded my expertise far beyond it to include a postgraduate degree in Naturopathic Nutrition (College of Naturopathic Medicine, Edinburgh, 2008), and studying further in the areas of Functional medicine (Institute of Functional Medicine, USA) and Bioenergy medicine (NES Health).
My current practice approach is based on the principles of Functional / Nutritional Medicine. Understanding that every person is unique and treating the whole person, not the symptoms, my aim is to identify and address the root causes of dysfunctions in order to support healing and/or maintain your optimal health.
Your present state of health is the result of the interplay of many different factors over your lifetime, i.e. diet, lifestyle, stress levels, environmental, including your inherited strengths and weaknesses.
We all have ability to heal, however your personal journey will be as unique as you are in the approach required, experiences, length and level of commitment.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) 1984-1990 Russia
Specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1990-1991 Russia
Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma Course 2006-2008 CNM, Edinburgh, UK
IFM's Certification Programme 2011 - IFM, USA
AFMCP-UK 2011 IFM, London, UK
APM Metabolic and Cardiovascular 2012 - IFM, USA
APM GI 2013 - IFM, London, UK
APM Nutrition Head to toe 2014 - IFM, London
APM Immune system 2016 - IFM, US
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Anorexia nervosa *
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease *
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Eczema *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Hyperthyroidism *
- Hypothyroidism *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Megaloblastic anaemia *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports nutrition
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- 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.
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- Current fees
First consultation including:
0,5 hr pre-appointment questionnaire and case analysis
Up to 2,5 hours face to face consultation time in 2 sessions (in some cases by Skype)
written report (within 1 week following second session when recommendations discussed)
£ 290.00 (total, including deposit of £ 50.00 to be paid when booking your first session)
The remaining balance of £240.00 can be split in two payments of £120.00 payable after each session)
Following appointments including
face to face, telephone or Skype consultation + updated written recommendations.
Up to 1 hr - £95.00 30 min - £55.00
- PAYMENTS are due on the day of each session and can be made by bank transfer, cash, or by debit / credit card at the beginning of your appointment.
- Skype and telephone appointments - payment is required to be made no later than 24 hrs in advance by credit / debit card or online bank transfer.
- External laboratory tests and nutritional supplements are not included in the consultation fee.
Passionate about health, I share my knowledge and expertise with a wide range of clients through personal consultations face to face, by Skype or telephone. Attaining better health and quality of life are realistic goals in most cases.
If you would like to register as a new patient email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and contact details (phone and email address) and we will contact you with the initial information.
Type of session
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Tuesday - Friday 11am-7pm