Gemma Besant

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Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, BA1
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About me

Hi! I'm Gemma, an HCPC Registered Dietitian with 10 years of clinical experience within the NHS and private practice. I specialise in weight management and gut conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I have post graduate training with Kings College London to provide guidance on following the low FODMAP diet and have helped hundreds of patients to find a way of eating that works for them.

​My ethos is simple, I want to help people to enjoy food! Whether your IBS is causing you pain and anxiety and affecting your work and/or social life or your relationship with food and your body mean that you have feelings of guilt associated with certain foods, I want to help you to be able to eat with confidence and make the right choices for you.

​If this sounds like what you've been searching for, please get in touch for a FREE 15 minute consultation phone call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in London in 2014, graduating with first class honours. Over the last 10 years I have worked in the NHS and private practice and have experience in gastroenterology, weight management, diabetes and oncology.

I recently completed post-graduate training with Kings College London on Dietary Management and the Low FODMAP diet in IBS. 

Member organisations

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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.

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

£60.00 - £250.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial online/telephone consultation £100 (60 minutes)

  • Review of medical history, current medications, diet and lifestyle and any previous dietary advice.
  • Achievable goal setting.
  • Written report with meal ideas and an agreed initial plan to work toward goals.

Follow up online/telephone consultation £60 (30 minutes)

  • Review of current goals and outcomes with updated progress report and ongoing progression plan.

Weight management package option (£200)

  • Initial consultation, including goal setting and detailed written report (60 mins)
  • 2 follow up appointments (30 mins each)

Low FODMAP diet package option (IBS): (£250) Includes:

  • Initial online consultation for elimination phase (advice on removal of all FODMAPs from diet) 60-75 minutes
  • Reintroduction phase consultation detailing process of reintroducing FODMAP foods to tolerance (45-60 mins)
  • Supporting written information from Kings College London 
  • Unlimited email support throughout 
  • Personalisation call following completion of reintroduction phase (30 mins) 

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Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Key details

DBS check

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