Heather Lickley mBANT CNHC
I trained as a Nutritional Therapist after recovering from surgery and also looking after family members who were suffering with food intolerances. I believe that many people are treated by the NHS and are supposedly better but still do not feel "well". Eating good food can have a huge impact on how you feel physically and mentally. I can support you to make sustainable food and lifestyle changes. As a mother of teenagers, I understand the pressures of family life that can impact on good nutrition.
Everyone is different and all I love cooking and showing people how nutritious food can taste very good and is not difficult to prepare. I do talks for business and groups and always have samples for them and for clients to try. I like to support clients on an ongoing basis as your personal health improvement is my aim.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for three years with the College of Naturopathic Medicine, one of the UK's largest, most highly-respected and well-known natural medicine training providers. Practice is evidence based from scientific research.
I am a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists, which assists its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice.
I am also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC), whose function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration.
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.
An initial consultation costs £60. This includes analysis of your questionnaire prior to the consultation and all handouts and information given at the consultation or sent to you afterwards. It also includes email or telephone support as required between appointments.
Follow up appointments cost £30 to include any handouts and information given.
Concessionary rates may be available to those on low income and for children.
I can also come with you on a shopping trip or support you learning to cook. Maybe you have a young family and little time to think about changing habits, or maybe you have relied in the past on someone else preparing your meals and are struggling to know how to cook and eat healthily for yourself.
Healthy eating is not difficult once you know what to buy and how to prepare it. Keeping within your own food budget is important. Often some small changes can make all the difference. This can be done alongside nutritional therapy or as a separate service - please ask - costs will depend on what you require.