I’m a registered nutritional therapist supporting you to reduce the stress and discomfort of your gastrointestinal problems by creating a personalised, actionable, achievable plan My priority is to help you explore the root of your symptoms and move forward and take control of your digestion - so that your digestion doesn’t control you! I provide support & accountability every step of the way.
Where are you with your symptoms?
- You’ve put up with troubles for months or years, and simply learned to live with it
- You don’t know where to start with therapies - or tried so many it’s become confusing
- You’ve tried invasive procedures, like colonoscopy or gastroscopy, but with no findings
- You feel ill, while not being medically ill, so doctors can’t see the problems
- Or you have a medical condition, such as an Inflammatory Bowel Condition, and the discomfort is exhausting
- You’re at the end of your tether with no support and nowhere else to turn
Schedule a call
Get in touch with me today to arrange an initial chat. From there, I’ll have a better understanding of you and your symptoms, and will be able to explain your most appropriate options moving forward.
What my clients say:
'Helen was able to offer the expert support, guidance and knowledge I needed. Right from the initial consultation Helen has listened to my concerns with a caring, kind and pro-active approach.
I really feel with the advice Helen provides around nutrition, appropriate supplements, testing and lifestyle improvements I am feeling in control of my digestion and health in general instead of it controlling me.
I would not hesitate to recommend Helen if you are looking to seek support with your nutritional health.
HR, Colchester, April 2019
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified from the College of Naturopathic Nutrition (CNM) in 2009 after 3 years of study.
I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).. I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC)
I am committed to continual professional development (CPD) and regularly attend seminars and workshops to update and broaden my knowledge on health topics and functional testing.
Recent CPD includes:
- Cancer: Nutritional support before, during and after treatment and beyond (3 day course)
- Applied Functional Medicine Mentoring programme - covering six modules including Digestion and Food Sensitivities
- Dysbiosis and Small Intestinal bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Organic Acid Testing
- Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH testing)
- Haematology and Blood Chemistry Analysis
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.
Initial Consultation (90 minutes) £90
Follow up (60 minutes) £65
Follow ups are intended to review your progress and agree the next most appropriate steps, as well as support you to stay on track.
I usually suggest the first follow up after approximately 2 weeks and then after that at regular intervals as needed (usually every 2-4 weeks). The number of follow ups very much depends on the aspect of your health that you wish to work on.
I am happy to advise you on the range of food intolerance tests available.
Sometimes it may be necessary to investigate a problem further. A range of functional tests are available. I will happily discuss and recommend the most appropriate test for you as part of your consultation.