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Helen Olphin BANT, CNHC, mIFM

Bedford MK42 & London W1H
07787 504217 07787 504217

About me

My name is Helen, I am a Nutritional Therapist and Coach specialising in the area of Fatigue, Stress, Gut related inflammatory and Autoimmune conditions. I have clinics in Bedford and London.

I qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2013, winning the "Outstanding Student Award" for clinical practice for my graduating year. For the last 4 years, I have since been running my own practice Optimal Energy Nutrition - an integrated nutritional and coaching business, and this was set up to support clients with health challenges.

At your first initial consultation, you will receive:

- a Pre-assessment questionnaire
- fats and oils assessment
- a review of your typical diet
- a functional assessment of imbalances in the body
- an understanding of the underlying reasons for your health issues and the need for any functional tests.

You will also be given a Optimal Health Plan including dietary, food, recipes, lifestyle, supporting literature and supplementation changes to support your health. If you would like to find out more information on how I can help you, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Nutritional Diploma  (ION)

  • Member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

  • Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

  • Masters in Organisation Development and Coaching.

  • Over 15 years NHS experience, having originally qualifying as a physiotherapist.

I completed a masters programme in Organisation Development, developing a specialism in change management, which resulted in me setting up my own business to work primarily in the private sector on leadership, team and personal coaching and organisational development. This I ran successfully for 15 years, and I have continued my clinical education by notably attending the Institute for Functional Medicine "Head to Toe" and "Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice" courses held in London.

Having previously worked in the NHS at regional level as a Change Management Consultant, then in the private sector, I have had over 15 years experience working with CEO's and directors of corporate business and councils undertaking leadership, team and change management programs.

I completed a 3 year Nutritional Diploma at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition, to further develop my knowledge of integrated Functional Medicine and in particularly energy systems. I regularly attend national and international Nutritional training and development.

Member organisations


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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Nutrition topics

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.


  • Free 15-20 minute telephone consultation - this will establish if I can meet your needs.
  • Initial consultation 60-90 minutes ~ £90 in Bedford / £125 in London.

  • Follow up consultation 30-60 minutes ~ £90 an hour.

  • Free on-line and telephone support for queries.

96 Crawford Street


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Monday-Friday 8.30-7.00pm.

Saturday morning by arrangement.


Helen Olphin  BANT, CNHC, mIFM

Helen Olphin BANT, CNHC, mIFM