Giulietta Durante BSc Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, CHNC
I love my job and get tremendous satisfaction from helping people achieve their health and wellness goals, be those weight management, digestion issues or hormonal symptoms. If you want to feel more energised, manage your weight, improve your digestion or address any other health concerns then please get in touch - I would love to work with you and help you improve your health.
I offer a variety of personalised nutrition programmes, which are always tailored to suit my client's needs. The programmes generally run for 10-12 weeks as this is the minimum amount of time needed to generate long lasting and sustainable positive changes in health. The programmes vary in their level of support, however they all include an initial consultation followed by a number of follow up consultations and email support.
I am also a keen cook and love experimenting in the kitchen, as such I have a vast resource of recipes and meal plans to offer my patients. Even if you don't like to cook I have many tips on how to improve the quality of your food and how you can still eat fresh unprocessed products without lifting a finger in the kitchen!
I'm also very excited to announce that I am running a Women's Wellness Retreat this summer in Ibiza from 16-23 June. The retreat is all about helping women reconnect to their inner goddesses and helping them to feel at home in their bodies again. Check my website for further details.
Here are some lovely things my clients have said about working with me:
"I'm really grateful for the help Giulietta has been providing on my weight loss journey. She understands everyone is different and has different issues and constraints to deal with, and uses a holistic, tailored approach to suit the needs of her individual clients. She will offer care and support, and will go the extra mile for you.”
"After trying to lose weight with different methods I decided to find a nutritionist to help me. I didn’t expect too much of it after being unsuccessful with so many diets, but it worked!
Working with Giulietta is very easy and she guided me when I needed her the most. She answered to all my questions and my worries.
Everybody has started to notice that I’ve lost weight and I’ve started to feel good about myself and am also wearing different clothes. Losing 10 kg(1s 8lb) has motivated me to continue my journey with her until I achieve my ideal weight."
Adriana, West Drayton
"The reason I decided to see Guilietta was that as I was now in my 40's and for the first time in my life I didn't feel I had control over my weight (which had been steady until then), I was tired and struggling to find enthusiasm to attend my usual gym classes. Despite trying various different diets over the last couple of years nothing seemed to shift the extra bit of weight I had put on and also the exhaustion I was feeling. I was totally confused as to what I should or should not be eating.
Giulietta and I met and went through my full medical history and from this she put together a food plan that would work for me. She advised the changes to my diet should take place in stages and she did not expect all the changes to happen overnight, and this is something we worked on together for the next 3 months.
I now have a food plan that works for me, I am less tired, understand what foods work and do not work for me. I also have a much more varied and interesting daily diet where Guilietta has encouraged me to introduce a variety of foods that I previously would not have considered.
As a result I now eat a healthier, more varied and balanced diet which has lead to increased energy levels and a far greater sense of well being".
Lorraine, West Drayton
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a First Class Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy (BSc) from the University of Westminster. During my four years of study I also received a number of awards in recognition of my outstanding academic achievement. I place great value on making evidence-based recommendations and my keen interest in research is testament to this.
I also have extensive experience of the health and wellness sector and have worked in this field for over ten years; Additionally, my three-year clinical training at the University of Westminster means I am very skilled in listening to patients and helping them identify and achieve their health goals.
I am also trained under the Functional Medicine model – a pioneering approach to health which focuses on the underlying causes of disease rather than looking at symptoms in isolation (after all, what is a symptom other than the body’s way of trying to alert us that something isn’t right?). Functional Medicine has been making waves in the healthcare world in the United States for many years and it is both exciting and a privilege to be part of the growing number of practitioners who are practising this enlightened approach to healthcare in the UK.
In the past I have worked extensively in schools to educate children on how to make informed choices when it comes to their food. I have also run numerous cooking classes in a wide variety of settings throughout London. I firmly believe that cooking skills are vital for our long term health and that it is imperative that we pass these skills onto younger generationss.
I have been running a number of hormone balancing clinic for the past two years. I place great value on continuous professional development and regularly attend training courses and seminars to keep my knowledge up to date.
I am also a full member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy), the professional body for registered Nutritional Therapists in the UK and am also registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) which is the national voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, 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.
I offer free 20 minute health and energy assessments to all prospective clients. Please contact me to book.
Programmes start form £350, contact me for further details.
I am also running a Women's Wellness Retreat to Ibiza this summer - please get in touch if you would like to arrange for a free call to find out whether this is the right retreat for you.
Transport information for Bridge to Health:
If coming by car:
Park in the Chimes car park. Exit the Chimes shopping centre onto High Street. Cross over and walk down Windsor Street, straight ahead with HSBC to the left and St Margaret’s Church to the right. The clinic is at number 16 on the left, just after an orange flower shop (total: 7 minutes’ walk from car park).
If coming by tube:
Reach Uxbridge using the Metropolitan or Piccadilly lines; take the station main exit straight ahead. Cross over and walk down Windsor Street, straight ahead with HSBC to the left and St Margaret’s Church to the right. The clinic is at number 16 on the left, just after an orange flower shop (total: 3 minutes’ walk from the tube station).