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BSc. N. Med, mFNTP, Nutritional Therapist

About me

I am an experienced and passionate nutritional therapist dedicated to offering my clients personalised nutrition advice based on the latest scientific evidence. My goal is to support, encourage and guide my clients in making positive, manageable dietary changes to achieve their individual health or fitness goals. I work with a range of clients with a variety of health concerns, but have particular expertise in healthy weight management, female health conditions and hormone balance, and gut/ digestive health issues. I am also a passionate advocate for the benefits of a plant based way of eating. 

Personalised nutritional therapy is a fantastic tool for healthy weight management. I focus on supporting my clients in making sustained dietary changes tailored to their specific requirements which, in turn, lead to long term healthy weight management, rather than 'quick fix' diets which frequently only achieve short term, unsustainable results.  

For my female clients, for instance those going through peri-menopause and menopause, suffering from PMT, PCOS or painful or heavy periods the unwanted symptoms due to these conditions can really affect their quality of life. Nevertheless, so many women feel that they have to accept these symptoms as part of being a woman and may well have been told that little can be done to improve how they feel. However, this is rarely true! For the majority of women, the symptoms relating to female health conditions and hormonal imbalances can be managed and improved with the right support. 

It is now widely accepted that a plant based diet brings a vast array of health benefits, whether you choose a more flexible Mediterranean style approach or a stricter vegetarian or vegan diet. I have personally followed a largely plant based diet for over 30 years, and through both my personal and professional experience I have developed a significant degree of knowledge and expertise relating to plant based nutrition. However, whilst I do always encourage the vast majority of my clients to eat more whole plant foods, I don't advocate strict plant based diets for all by any means as I recognise that this is not beneficial, practical or desirable for everyone. 

In my experience, nutritional therapy is most effective when applied as a guided course of therapy over a period time. I therefore offer a range of comprehensive packages and programmes of support which can be tailored to the individual client's requirements. However, I do appreciate that short term input is more appropriate for some clients, and as such I do also offer one - off consultations.

Please note that I will nearly always reply to all queries within 48 hours. If you haven't had a response to your enquiry within this time please check your junk email inbox or give me a call. 

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). After graduation, I took a period of maternity leave and founded Nourish & Renew in 2015. 

I work 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 wide variety of health concerns including healthy weight management, sports nutrition, digestive and gut 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 extensive expertise in supporting clients with healthy weight management, female health conditions and digestive health, and I also have a specialist interest in plant based nutrition (e.g. Mediterranean, as well as vegetarian & vegan diets).


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.

Fees

From £30.00 to £340.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Consultations in person are available on Saturdays, consultations via video or telephone are available 7 days at week at various times, please see consultation timings below or contact me for more details.

Consultation package & programme fees include all consultation time in addition to the time spent reviewing my client's pre-consultation health questionnaire and food diary prior to the intital appointment, researching my client's case and therapeutic options and creating, compiling and delivering a personalised written nutrition plan. Programme fees also include amendments to the written nutrition plan as and when required throughout the programme, along with unlimited email support; see below for details. 

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. All of my clients can benefit from a 10% discount on the RRP on most supplements and functional tests when ordered directly from me. 

The majority of my clients achieve their best results and greatest satisfaction from nutritional therapy when we work together over a period of time. For this reason, a structured programme of nutritional support is the most effective and beneficial option for most people. This allows my client and I to build a strong therapeutic relationship and provides far greater support, encouragement, motivation and accountability to my clients than a 'one off' consultation can achieve. However, I do appreciate that a single 'one-off' consultation is more appropriate for some clients, and I do therefore offer this as an option.

If you are unsure as to which nutrition package or programme is right for you, please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs. I am happy to be very flexible in my approach and all of the following packages and programmes can be adapted to fit the individual client. 

I am happy to offer a free 10 -15 minute 'discovery' telephone or video consultation to all new clients. Please not that I cannot give specific nutrition advice during these calls. 

All clients are encouraged to choose their consultation package or programme prior to the initial consultation. However,  if a client is unsure as to which option would be most appropriate, then I am happy for this decision to be made at the end of the initial consultation. 

                             CONSULTATION PACKAGES & LONGER TERM PROGRAMMES:

Each client's nutrition plan or programme will be unique to them, and will be structured around their individual requirements. My client and I will usually agree upon the framework of the plan or programme during the initial consultation. For example, we may agree to focus on those areas of their health which are most important to them first, and then move onto other health concerns at a later stage during the programme. Alternatively, we may draw up a series of goals to work towards during the programme. 

Standard New Client Consultation Package; 1  - 1.5 hour consultation, written nutrition plan with 3 day meal plan & recipe folder, 1 x 30 minute follow up session (see below for details of what is included in the nutrition plan): £160 individual / 210 couple

Mini New Client Consultation Package; 45 - 60 minute consultation, written nutrition plan with 1 day meal plan: £100 individual / 150 couple

Both of the above new client packages are ideal for clients who would like an in depth consultation and nutrition plan, but are not looking for longer term support. Nutrition advice will be given during the consultation and an in depth personalised written nutrition plan will be sent out to the client after the session.

Your nutrition plan will be presented in a folder and will typically include the following:

A detailed summary of my advice as given during the consultation

Specific dietary guidelines to follow with rationale

Serving size guide

Shopping list

3 day meal plan including a range of meal & snack ideas (1 day meal plan with mini package)

A recipe folder containing 25 - 30 recipes tailored to your plan including breakfast, light meals, main meals and snacks (not included with the mini package)

List of resources to help clients find recommended food items/ brands etc. (not included with mini package)

Nutritional supplement recommendations (if relevant)

Information / advice sheets e.g. relating to specific nutrients or health concerns etc. (if relevant)

                                                Longer Term Nutrition Programmes

All programmes include the written nutrition plan as outlined above, plus a 5 day meal plan & recipe folder. Each programme also includes amendments to the written nutrition plan as and when required throughout the programme. 

Light Nutrition Programme; 1- 1.5 hour initial consultation, written nutrition plan, 5 day meal plan, recipe folder, plus 3 x 30 minute follow up sessions to be taken within 24 weeks and unlimited email support: £210 individual / 260 couple

The Light nutrition programme provides extended support via the inclusion of 3 x 30 minute follow up sessions. This programme is suited to clients who are looking for some level of longer term support, but do not require regular contact or a more in depth commitment. 

Exclusive Nutrition Programme: 1 - 1.5 hour initial consultation, written nutrition plan, 5 day meal plan, recipe folder,  plus 5 x 30 minute follow up consultations to be taken within 24 weeks and unlimited email support: £260 individual / 310 couple

This programme includes the initial 1 - 1.5 hour consultation in addition to longer term commitment and extensive support over a number of months. This programme is the perfect choice for clients who are looking for regular contact,  guidance, support, encouragement and accountability. The regular follow up sessions allow a strong relationship to be built between client and therapist enabling clients to really invest in positive dietary changes and have the best chance of achieving their health goals. 

Premium nutrition programme; 1- 1.5 hour initial consultation, written nutrition plan, 5 day meal plan, recipe folder, plus 7 x 30 minute follow up consultations to be taken within 24 weeks and unlimited email support: £310 individual / 360 couple 

The premium programme provides the ideal investment for those clients who are looking for an exceptional level of support and commitment and who would really appreciate regular, in depth, one-to-one professional guidance to help them along the journey towards achieving their health goals. Over a period of up to 24 weeks my client and I will meet for 8 consultations in total, allowing us to work step by step through the nutrition programme at a pace which suits the client. Working together in this way on a regular basis enables me as the therapist to bring encouragement, guidance and accountability to my client and enables my client to feel supported, motivated and confident. Moreover, during the course of the programme the client's own nutrition knowledge and skills will develop and grow. This ultimately helps the client to progress and to continue to experience the benefits of positive dietary change well into the future. 

One- off Consultations not as part of a package or programme; £60 per hour for new clients, 50 per hour for previous clients (minimum consultation time for new clients is 30 minutes, for previous clients minimum session is 15 minutes)

One - off sessions are charged by the hour. These sessions do not include a detailed nutrition plan, but a brief written summary of my advice will usually be sent out to the client after the session. These sessions are suitable for new clients who do not require in depth support or a detailed written nutrition plan, or for previous clients who have already completed a package or programme. 

DISCOUNTS:

I offer a 10% reduction on all the above fees for children aged 12 and under, and a 5% reduction for full time students with valid ID.

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.

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In person consultations are available on Saturdays. Video & telephone consultations are available 7 days a week at various times.

Further information

  • I offer a wide range of functional tests, if required or considered necessary, including for nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal health, allergies and other biochemical markers including homocysteine levels, Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acid status. A wide range of other tests are also available.


Leicester, LE2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

One step up to the front door

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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