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B.Sc.(Hons) Nutrition, RD, MBDA

About me


I am an award-winning 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.  I am an established  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 expert knowledge and experience in many aspects of diet including women’s health, weight management, Type 2 diabetes, the older person, FODMAP diet for IBS.

During these unprecedented times, I am offering my services remotely to ensure you are still able to access the support you need. Please keep reading to find out more about me and how I can help during this time.

Key Specialties:  Weight management, Women's health, IBS, gut health, eating disorders, anti-inflammatory diet, Type 2 diabetes  life coaching, men’s health.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
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. Recent qualifications include advanced workshops on a coaching style called Motivational Interviewing (MI), an Eating Disorders course and  FODMAP courses for IBS

Experience

While working for the NHS I worked as a specialist Weight Management dietitian and also dealing with Type 2 diabetes.  While working at University college, London I worked as a specialist Women's Health dietitian. I have also worked in a private eating disorders clinic. I have also experience of wider dietetic matters including allergies and gut health. I have recently attended my second FODMAP so am officially FODMAP trained for IBS

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  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

I regularly write articles and answer readers questions for the 'Menopause Exchange'

My expert knowledge on women' s health is used to write the women's health section of dietitians text books.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BDA

The Association of UK Dietitians (BDA)

The Association of UK Dietitians

Nutrition topics

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial consultation is £40 (lasts about an hour) and any follow up required is £25.

I am happy to see clients outside normal working hours, including weekends. if these are the only times they are free. if  Appointments do not have to  be in person but could be by email, phone or skype/Whereby.

There is  a courtyard outside the office , 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 asset_5a653889542ab.pngsupplements 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 about remote consultations?

I like to use Whereby and accessing it is really easy! Paste this address in your browser: https://whereby.com/gblifecoach .  (A box may come up that says ‘ALLOW’ so you need to click on that too if it appears).  You should be able to see my face looking at you and hear me clearly. You will also see a smaller picture of yourself as how I am seeing you!

I can use skype or zoom too if you prefer

The consultation will be the same as outlined above but sometimes we have to take it a bit slower so that we can make sure we are both on the same page!  I can send you any written information after by e-mail.



When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

 Between 10 am to 6pm, weekdays, but can make exceptions

During these unprecedented times, I am offering my services remotely to ensure you are still able to access the support you need.

Further information

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.

Abereifed, Llechryd, Ceredigion, SA43 2QN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I'm happy to see people face to face or alternatively we can consult remotely (see below). Wheel chairs can access my home office.

Additional languages

Welsh

Welsh

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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