Nutritional Therapy doesn’t just tackle the symptoms, but looks for the root of health problems through professional analysis and assessment. It combines health-related sciences in a natural approach to maintaining good health. Of course it’s all about food and lifestyle, because these factors have a profound impact on the way we feel.
I am an experienced Nutritional Therapist based near Colchester, and work principally within the North Essex-Suffolk area. I work alongside clients to bring positive change in their quality of life. Together we look at enhancing or improving their food and lifestyle choices, drawing on functional testing and supplementation when needed.
I also work as Lecturer for the Nutritional Therapy Diploma course at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London.
How a consultation works:
Before a consultation, you will be asked to fill out a detailed Health Questionnaire and food diary. This helps me assess your general health, family history and dietary habits, along with any health issue you are seeking help on. It means we can be more focused during the actual consultation.
During the consultation, I will gather some more detail on your health and diet. With your goal in mind, we can link your symptoms to any imbalances. Which lays the groundwork for an action plan…
We will then work together to come up with an eating plan and lifestyle ideas that you find motivational and achievable. It will include suggestions for dietary and lifestyle changes. Nutritional supplements and further tests (non-invasive functional testing) will be recommended if needed.
At least one follow-up appointment is usually advisable 4-6 weeks on, to review your nutritional plan and see how you are progressing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist and member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I was a member of the Profession Specific Board for the CNHC for several years.
I also work as lecturer and module leader in clinical and reflective practice for the Institute for Optimum Nutrition where I help train students to deliver successful consultations and enhance their therapeutic skills. I have completed a Masters in reflective practice in the teaching and clinic environment.
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.
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.
Initial consultation (lasting up to 1½ hours) £80
Follow up consultation (lasting up to an hour) £50
Fees include research time but does not include tests and nutritional supplements. Cancellations of less than 24 hours may be charged for.
Consultations may be booked during the day or evening Monday - Friday.
Special interests in female intimate health (BV and thrush).