Frances Hayton, BSc. N. Med, mFNTP, Nutritional Therapist
As an holistic nutrition practitioner I am dedicated to offering my clients personalised advice based on the latest nutrition science. I offer detailed nutrition plans tailored to my clients' individual needs. My ultimate aim is to help my clients pro-actively take their health into their own hands, and make life long positive changes.
I am truly passionate about naturally nourishing, life-giving food, and strongly believe in the ability of personalised nutrition to support health by restoring balance and by harnessing the body's innate healing abilities.
Nutritional therapy does not diagnose or treat disease, and is not a replacement for medical advice. Rather practitioners use a range of tools to help find and assess biochemical, metabolic and nutritional imbalances which may be contributing to an individuals symptoms and health concerns.
Nutritional therapy can effectively be applied to support all manner of chronic complaints Including; gastrointestinal problems, skin complaints, bone and joint conditions, autoimmune diseases, thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, female health concerns including PMS, fertility, irregular periods and painful periods, blood sugar imbalance and sub-optimum immunity etc. Treatment is additionally helpful in supporting clients who are experiencing fatigue, chronic stress, allergies and intolerances etc.
Nutritional therapy is also an effective tool for detoxification, healthy weight management and peak performance, and can help to enhance and optimise general health & wellbeing. Treatment can also be helpful in supporting those recovering from disordered eating patterns and can additionally be applied to design & support special & restricted diets e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London in 2011. I am fully insured to practice and am a member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP).
I have worked with a wide range of clients including individuals, couples & families of all ages from young children and teenagers to pensioners. As such I have supported clients with a variety of health concerns including healthy weight management, sports nutrition, digestive health, chronic disease management, hormonal imbalances and female health problems, fertility and pre/ post natal health, skin health, fatigue, musculoskeletal conditions, disordered eating patterns and general wellbeing.
I have a specialist interest and expertise in whole food, plant based nutrition (e.g. Mediterranean style vegetarian and vegan diets). I also have a particular interest in female health conditions and have supported many women and men with healthy weight management.
Prior to setting up my nutrition practice I worked as a dental practice manager for over 15 years at a busy west London practice. I currently live in Leicester with my husband and two children.
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.
Consultations are currently available on Saturdays, Friday afternoons, Weekday evenings and occasionally at other times during the week. Please contact me to enquire about times and availability.
Consultations are usually carried out in person, alhough I am also happy to offer Skype / tele- consultations consultations if preferred.
Fees include the consultation time in addition to the time spent reviewing my client's consultation form and food diary prior to the intital appointment, researching my client's case and therapeutic options, creating a personalised written nutrition plan and providing support to my client post-consultation via telephone and email as required.
Fees do not include nutritional supplements or functional tests, both of which are entirely optional and will be offered to clients only as considered necessary.
Many clients will benefit from attending a follow up session to monitor and review their progress. However this is very much up to the individual and for some clients an initial consultation is sufficient for their needs. The overall aim of nutritional therapy is to educate the client and enable them to take control over their own health in the long term.
If you are unsure as to which nutrition package is right for you, please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
New Client Mini Consultation; 30 minutes; £35
The mini consultation service is ideal for clients who do not have complex health concerns but who would like some professional nutrition advice for instance on; healthy weight management, choosing the right supplements or functional tests (e.g. for allergies or nutrient deficiencies), minor health concerns etc. Nutrition advice will be given during the consultation and a brief written summary of my advice will be sent out to my client after the session.
New Client Standard Consultation; 1 hour
with standard nutrition plan: £85
(your fully personalised standard nutrition plan will include a written summary of advice including a detailed summary of the goals of the plan and how the plan aims to achieve these goals, clearly explained dietary recommendations to follow, an example 1 day meal plan, a few recipes and / or meal ideas and nutritional supplement / functional test suggestions as considered necessary)
with comprehensive nutrition plan: £115
(your comprehensive nutrition plan will include the summary of advice as in the standard plan in addition to a list for each food group (meat, fish, grains, fruit, vegetables, dairy etc.) listing the best foods to eat from each group, those to reduce or to avoid (with rationale), cooking and preparation tips, 3 day meal planner, a variety of meal & snack ideas, recipes, a list of resources including a 'where to buy' list, information and advice sheets as appropriate, and a recommended supplement programme.
Follow up consultations (usually scheduled 6 - 8 weeks after the initial consultation. Fee includes amended nutrition plan as required), 30 minutes: £30
New client 'Gold' package (includes the initial consultation, email / telephone support for 6 weeks, a comprehensive nutrition plan- as outlined above - and 1 follow up consultation); £150
By The Hour; £50 per hour (minimum consultation 15 minutes)
I also offer hourly support which is suitable for clients looking for on-going support e.g. for complex health conditions, weight loss or disordered eating patterns. Hourly support is usually only offered after the initial new client consultation (mini, standard or comprehensive)
I offer a 10% reduction on all the above fees for children aged 12 and under.
Corporate, small business, community group and school nutrition consultancy services
I also offer a consultancy service to corporate companies, small businesses, community groups, charities and schools etc. My previous work in this area has included designing school menus, supporting community groups in producing health literature, speaking to post natal groups and running employee wellbeing events. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
- I offer a wide range of functional tests, if required or considered necessary, including for nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, allergies, intolerances and other biochemical markers including homocysteine levels and Omega 3 fatty acid status. A range of other tests are also available.