I am a nutritional therapist working in Marlow, Bourne End, Cookham, Henley-on-Thames, and Maidenhead and via skype. I have a personal interest in hormonal health and autoimmune diseases and have undertaken extra training in this area.
I follow the principles of functional Medicine which sees the body as a whole, integrated system, focussing on causes rather than symptoms of ill-health, using lifestyle changes (diet and nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation) as central to recovery. It is scientifically evidence based, and works very well alongside conventional medicine, and is a very effective tool, especially for chronic disease.
Taking the time to listen to your needs, recording your individual case history and assessing your diet, with the use of functional testing, where relevant, nutritional therapy looks at your nutritional imbalances and how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns.
By addressing these imbalances, adopting a nutrient dense diet and making lifestyle changes where needed, you can take back control of your health.
You will get a programme tailored to your individual needs to help you achieve your goals, working to your own pace.
If necessary, additional testing may be recommended. Some of the tests used include:
Comprehensive stool analysis
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Degree in Nutritional Therapy from the University of West London.
- Member of the British Association for Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
- Registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I keep up to date on the latest research by attending seminars and completing at least 30 hours of continual professional development each year. Recent seminars attended include
Some of the additional training I have undertaken includes:
- Female Hormone Balance
- Hormonal health and detoxification
- Abundant Energy
- Low FODMAPs for IBS
- Cancer and Nutrition Course
- Nutritional Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis with Lucille Leader
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Autoimmunity IHCAN Conference
- A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmunity
- An Audience with Dr Terry Wahls
- Testing for Chronic Hidden Infections
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.
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.
Please contact me for a FREE no obligation 15 minute consultation to find out if nutritional therapy is for you. Further details are available on my website www.nutritionalwellness.co.uk
Helen was recommended to me by a friend. She is very knowledgeable & has a pleasant and caring approach which makes her nice to deal with. I would be really happy to recommend her to anyone who wants to optimise their health and wellbeing or who has a specific issue they want to address. I felt as if she genuinely cared about how I was and tried to improve my situation. I have a number of health issues and she worked hard to provide useful research and new ideas of things to try. A real find. Ms Hickman
I would fully recommend working with Helen. During our first discussion we set a clear goal as to what I was looking to achieve, which was to improve my energy levels, gut health and balance blood sugar levels. She guided me with such a deep understanding and knowledge of how the body works. I have experienced a lasting positive change both physically and mentally. Helen has provided me with recipes, supplements, information on vitamins and minerals, research and a level of understanding that will enable me to confidently continue to improve and support my health. Amanda, Reading
Helen did a fantastic job with patiently guiding me through a low FODMAP diet. I’d wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone looking to get their gut health under control. Thanks Helen!" Andy, Downley
I came to see Helen having suffered on and off for around 8 years, I wanted a more personal and natural approach to help relieve my symptoms such as panic attacks, low mood and irritability. Helen chatted through my current lifestyle, and made a tailored action plan to address my symptoms individually and I was amazed at the difference it made. Helen explained the supplements she recommended, and the menu chart and recipes she gave me have been easy and delicious to follow. Thank you Helen for helping me on my way to recovery! Anna, Surrey
I came to see Helen in the hope that she could help me with my gut health problems which were starting to take over my life . After having a chat and doing a stool test I can happily say that I feel so much better, my symptoms have almost gone within a couple of months! I’m so glad that I found Helen and would gladly recommend her! Heather, Marlow