Who am I?
I am a fully qualified, BANT accredited and registered Nutritional Therapist
and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT).
DURING the COVID 19 period I AM ONLY DOING SKYPE AND TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS (see availability below)
What I do
I see clients with all kinds of physical health concerns such as IBD, GERD, hormonal problems, stress, inflammatory responses, skin complaints, and food allergies and intolerances. I see many clients with chronic and/or long-term problems such as CVD and blood sugar imbalances. I have specialised in disordered eating and weight management but have a lot of experience in all areas. Some clients, however, see me just for general dietary and lifestyle advice to promote optimum health and prevent disease. Others want to enhance their sports performance.
I also offer CBT sessions for all kinds of disordered eating issues, along with the unsettled moods, low levels of self-esteem and everyday problems which commonly accompany them. Perhaps you have health worries or need help dealing with a long-term health condition.
How I work
I offer one-to-one clinical consultations and work from a Functional Medicine perspective. This is a holistic, collaborative and person-centred approach that believes all people are biochemically individual and unique. I look at all aspects of a person's health and health history, present symptoms, possible systems imbalances, their relationship with food, and their diet and lifestyle. I use a number of behavioural tools to help people develop new skills to attain their health goals. This in turn helps raise self-esteem, gives a sense of well-being and allows a person more autonomy over their life.
I keep up-to-date with research so as to always provide my clients with the latest evidence-based recommendations which best suit their personal needs.
What happens first?
Before the initial nutritional consultation, I will send you a questionnaire and 3-day food and mood diary to fill out. At the consultation I will ask you some further questions, and discuss your goals and levels of motivation. Once I have gathered all the necessary information, I will be able to develop individualised dietary and lifestyle recommendations for you.
For CBT clients have an initial assessment to determine the most appropriate treatment programme.
How many consultations will I need?
The number of consultations needed depends largely on the health issues that are presented. For general dietary advice, only one consultation may be needed. For most physical health issues however, 2-4 consultations are usually required. For CBT, a minimum of 6 sessions are generally required.
See my web site for further details - www.englandnutrition.com
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc/PG Dip CBT (Level II BABCP accredited), Bucks New University.
BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, University of Westminster.
BSc (Hons) Psychology, The Open University.
. Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders (BPS Learning Centre and BANT Approved).
. Excellence in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (BPS Learning Centre Approved).
. Essential Obesity - Psychological Approaches (BPS Learning Centre Approved).
These courses were designed and taught by the National Centre for Eating Disorders and draw on a number of psychological approaches such as Mindfulness, CBT and NLP. They are BPS approved.
Further CBT courses:
Certificate in CBT Skills - The Central London CBT Training Centre
Counselling Skills and Ethics Blended Learning Course - College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy.
Registered with CNHC (The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).Registered with NTC (Nutritional Therapy Council).
Member of BABCP (British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies.
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.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
Initial and follow-up consultations:
Stanford Road Consultation Rooms
£95 per hour
Available Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm
COVID 19 PERIOD
Skype and telephone consultations
£95 per hour
Available 7 days a week - 10am - 7pm
Stanford Road Consultation Rooms Available Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm Home visits and telephone consultations Available 7 days a week
Stanford Road, Friern Barnet
Transport: Arnos Grove tube (Piccadilly Line), New Southgate, Great Northern Line, Buses: 43, 134, 221, 234, 382, 634, 683.
Easy and free parking outside the practice.