I am BANT registered Nutritional Therapist and passionate about supporting women looking for relief from menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, brain fog, weight gain, disrupted sleep, anxiety, depression and lack of energy.
My advice is completely personalised and science-based and is based on taking a full and detailed health history. We work together to create a plan of action to fit around your lifestyle, enabling you to take control of your health and well-being naturally through diet and lifestyle changes.
I also support people struggling with chronic health conditions such as IBS and those diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes who are not sure what foods can help them manage their symptoms.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the widely recognised and long-established Institute for Optimum Nutrition and am registered with BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
Helen Ritchie, BA (Hons), DipION, mBANT, CNHC
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.
From £255.00 to £355.00
Free initial telephone or online session
One-off consultations do not allow an adequate amount of time to uncover the underlying causes of symptoms and make sufficient changes to make a difference.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation for you to find out more and for us to discuss your goals and how I can help you.
My 8-week programmes start from £255 and my 12-week programmes from £355. These are tailored so that you receive the level of ongoing support you need.
I am flexible and able to see clients evenings and weekends if daytime sessions won't work you.
What my clients have said about working with me
“After making the changes Helen recommended to my diet and lifestyle, my hot flushes and night sweats were definitely improved after 4 weeks.” Helen, Somerset
“Helen was extremely professional and I learned more about how my digestive system works in 1 hour than I have over the past 30 years in trying to get to the root cause of my symptoms.” Diva, London
“I was really impressed with Helen’s knowledge and approach in uncovering what had led to me suddenly developing eczema last year, and by the 3rd consultation my symptoms were 80% improved.” Sarah, Maidenhead
"I thought I had a good understanding of healthy foods however Helen’s knowledge took me to a different level. I found Helen easy to talk to, she is genuinely interested in her clients health and obviously enjoys what she is doing. " Sue, Windsor
Please visit www.ritchnutrition.com to book in for a free no-obligation 30-minute consultation.