Gaynor Bussell B.Sc.(Hons) RD, R.Nutr, MBDA
I am a well-respected and widely experienced dietitian and nutritionist. For over 30 years I have worked in academia, research, the NHS, private dietetics, the food industry, public health, health charities, health PR, conference speaking and the media. Recently I have added Life Coaching to my skills so that I can offer a wide approach to tackling diet and health issues. I am an established and award-winning author, having written a bestselling book on women’s health plus 2 kindle e-books and chapters in various books on diet and health. I have been published in journals and conference proceedings and written articles for magazines, content for websites and am a journal peer reviewer. I have developed two of my own websites plus two Apps. I have expert knowledge and experience in women’s health, weight loss, metabolic health, diet and lifestyle for the older person, coaching and behaviour change.
Key Specialties: Weight management, older person, behaviour change, motivational interviewing, women’s health, life coaching, nutrition and diet, Food industry, Working for charities, heart health, metabolic conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered dietitian and a degree level nutritionist with over 30 years’ experience. I am registered with the Health Professions Council and a Member of the British Dietetic Association. I have also done advanced workshops on a coaching style called Motivational Interviewing (MI)
I have recently left the NHS where I was working as a specialist Weight Management dietitian and also dealing with Type 2 diabetes. I have also worked in a private eating disorders clinic. I have also experience of wider dietetic matters including allergies and gut health.
For 6 years I was a Women's Health Dietitian at University College Hospital, London and I have worked for charities and other organisations specialising in women's health issues.
I continue to write and lecture on the subject of Women's Health and advise women's health organisations and see clients for private consultations.
I'm in the media from time to time so you may see me in the paper, or a magazine, or hear me on the radio.
I worked for a blood pressure organisation for a while and campaigned on lowering salt levels in food.
I was entered 2 years in a row in 'Who's Who for Science and Engineering' for my pioneering work on diet and PMS and won a prestigious Dietetic award for my work on preconception nutrition.
Some Published work
I wrote the Dummies Guide to PCOS which is a best seller on this subject.
I have recently developed 2 Apps (for Android): daily tips PCOS (Bit.ly/PMpaPt)
and daily tips for PMS (Bit.ly/UXpXeQ)
I have also published a Kindle book on how to beat PMS (http://amzn.to/139RnkP) and a book on the Menopause ((http://goo.gl/WrRYY1)
I have also contributed to many other publications and articles on a variety of diet matters
My expert knowledge on women' s health is used to write the women's health section of dietitians text books.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Anorexia nervosa *
- Balanced diet
- Binge eating disorder *
- Bulimia nervosa *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Constipation *
- Diabetes *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Endometriosis *
- Healthy eating
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Megaloblastic anaemia *
- Menopause *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- 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.
Initial consultation is £30 (lasts about an hour) and any follow up required is £25.
I am happy to see clients outside normal working hours if that suites them better, so this includes weekends and evenings. Follow ups do not have to always be in person but could be by email, phone or skype.
There is a courtyard outside the office , which is at the front of the house, with plenty of parking space.
What a consultation involves
I will find out the background to your condition, ask for a diet history and what supplements you take, if any. I will ask you about your lifestyle, such as how active you are; I may also ask about your family/home situation and whether you are the cook!
I will want to know whether your condition is recent or long standing and whether you have tried to make changes to your diet already or been given any other advice about your diet and lifestyle.
I use behaviour change techniques, so I like us to find solutions together and explore barriers to you changing your diet and lifestyle to help your condition.
What is a dietitian?
A dietitian is a degree-qualified health professional who:
- helps to promote nutritional well-being;
- treats disease and prevents nutrition-related problems;
- provides practical, safe advice, based on current scientific evidence;
- holds the only legally-recognised graduate qualification in nutrition and dietetics in the UK.
- Only dietitians registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) can use the legally protected title ‘dietitian’.
- Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|
not after 8 pm