Dr Georgina Chan BSc MBBS MSc (Dist) MRSPH MRCPsych ANutr
Kingston Upon Thames
I am a fully trained medical doctor - and both a qualified psychiatrist and qualified nutritionist. I have 14 years of experience working in the NHS and private sector.
I offer bespoke services specifically tackling weight loss and general healthy living. My approach extends to more than just imparting nutritional information to you. I have a holistic approach which is centred around my understanding of your life, the challenges and stresses that you face in trying to implement a healthier way of living, and my individual relationship with you. I do not employ any kind of fad diet, just sensible, easy to follow and sustainable methods based on proven scientific principles. I will work with you, motivate you and support you in developing healthier habits to gain better physical and psychological health, with psychological tools to help you on this journey of well-being.
My 'NAP' Approach
Due to my specialist background, I am able to help you in the three main areas of achieving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle:
Nutrition should be seen as the fuel of your body, brain and mind.
Activity should be seen as the method of enhancing the delivery of nutrition - the fuel of your body, brain and mind.
Psychology should be seen as the master key for keeping you on track in making good choices of nutrition and engaging in activity.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London
MBBS, St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry
MSc Clinical and Public Health Nutrition (Distinction), University College London
MRSPH (Membership of the Royal Society of Public Health)
MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certification, Springfield University Hospital
ISAK accredited Anthropometrist, St Mary’s University
ANutr (Associate Nutritionist), UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists
The majority of my medical experience has been in busy London hospitals including University College London Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and St. George’s Hospital.
As a psychiatrist, I have worked in the highly prestigious Priory Hospital, in both the Eating Disorders Unit and Addictions ward, and have worked with both children/adolescents and adults.
My broad range of experience in clinical medicine, psychiatry, nutrition, public health and pathology gives me expertise in truly understanding the workings of the body and the mind and the significant impact your lifestyle has on them both. I also understand the reverse - how emotional/psychological issues and medical conditions greatly influence the lifestyle you lead. I can help you stop the perpetuation of this cycle of an unhealthy lifestyle and sub-optimum psychological and physical health.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Anorexia nervosa *
- Balanced diet
- Binge eating disorder *
- Bulimia nervosa *
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Diabetes *
- Eating disorders *
- Eczema *
- Healthy eating
- Healthy hair
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Iron deficiency anaemia *
- Life stages
- Megaloblastic anaemia *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Psoriasis *
- Rosacea *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- 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.
Please refer to my website www.drgeorginachan.co.uk for details of my treatment approach and fees.
What Makes Me Unique?
The truth is that all the faddy diets out there are hard to sustain. They don’t work. The people who are able to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight are those who generally have a healthy and practical relationship with food. They’re not on a diet but simply making sensible healthy choices every day. They have got into this habit - and that’s exactly what it takes to overcome the battle with weight - changing people’s habits.
A nutritionist or dietician can give you sensible advice about healthy food choices. However, they are not trained to tackle the emotional and psychological reasons for people making unhealthy choices, i.e. the predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors. They aren’t trained to understand the effect your fluctuating weight and continued weight gain erodes your self-esteem, the way one bad day of eating sends your thinking into a negative spiral - not only about yourself but a number of things in your life. They aren’t trained to manage the low moods, the frustration, the irritability, the anger which are wrapped up with your weight issues and your relationship with food.
With me, you get expertise in both nutrition and psychology, enabling me to offer the most complete package available.
If you are going to spend money on tackling your health concerns, don’t settle for someone who can only deal with half the story, as you may very well not make anything like the progress you hope for and expect.
Please refer to my website for more information:
Type of session
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My availability varies from week to week. I am able to offer a mixture of daytime, evening and weekend appointments.