Helen Buchan, BSc Hons Nutritional Therapy, mBANT, CNHC registered, zest4life
My name is Helen and I have 12 years’ experience successfully helping clients to achieve their health goals. Specialisms include weight loss, gut related issues, hormonal balance, skin conditions, improving energy levels.
Nutritional Therapy Programmes
Are you piling on the weight and finding it more and more difficult to shift, moving from one new fad diet to the next only to find that after an initial weight loss the weight creeps back on and more?
Do you suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms only to be told by your GP that there is no cure?
Are you suffering from hormone imbalances and discovering that that the only solution on offer to regulate this is HRT, oral contraception and antidepressants?
If any of this resonates with you, you’ll be pleased to know that diet and lifestyle solutions may be extremely effective in all three areas as well as many other areas of health. I work with clients just like you to help make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to really get results.
I work on a one to one basis in order that the approach can be highly personalised. ( All consultations are via Zoom )
Every client is unique, weight gain or gastrointestinal symptoms for example having developed as a result of their own personal set of circumstances. Digging deep into a person’s health history to establish and understand the underlying causes and influences is key to both optimal health and successful weight loss.
I encourage clients to work with me over an initial 10 to 12-week period to:
- Establish health goals
- Understand what drives them
- Work out what predisposing elements has led to any health issues and concerns
- Guide, encourage and coach them into better dietary and lifestyle habits
- Put in place supplement protocols if necessary to target their specific concerns
Occasionally, and this very much depends on the nature of the health issue I may recommend a one-off consultation rather than a programme.
My programmes include:
Personalised Health Programmes
Personalised Weight Loss Programmes
Personalised Hormone Balancing Programmes
Personalised Solutions to Gastrointestinal complaints
I encourage all prospective clients to have a FREE 30-minute phone consultation with me prior to embarking on a programme to:
Assess the nature of the help required?
Gauge what type of programme would work best?
Establish how long the programme should be?
To see if we’re the right fit for each other?
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a BSc.Hons Degree in Nutritional Therapy from The Centre for Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management in Wokingham in 2008. I am also a Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach for Patrick Holford’s Zest4life. Since qualifying I have been practicing Nutritional Therapy under the name of Zing Nutrition in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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.
I encourage all clients to work with me over time by signing up to a 10 to 12 week programme. In this way we can work together to facilitate weight loss or resolve health issues.
Programmes prices vary from £230 - £499
Sometimes where a programme doesn't seem necessary I will recommend a one off 90 minute consultation which will be charged at £130