Jane Bains

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Harpenden, AL5
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About me

I am a fully qualified and insured BANT and CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist based in Harpenden. I offer both in-person and online consultations via Zoom.

I am committed to working with you to help improve your health and well-being - my job is to get to know you and how I can best help to address your health concerns. I do this by asking you to complete and return a 'Fact Finding Questionnaire' prior to the consultation. This provides me with a good overview of your health status along with details of any medications and supplements you are taking. There's also a section to complete on diet and lifestyle – more information to help me build up a comprehensive picture of what is going on and where improvements can be made. Where needed, I refer to the most up-to-date research on effective nutritional approaches to tackle your specific health concerns. During our one-to-one initial consultation I will use all of the information gathered to assess your nutritional status and put together a practical dietary and lifestyle programme, with your specific health goals in mind. Supplements and functional tests may also be recommended. I care about my clients and am committed to helping you achieve your personal health goals via a personalised and tailored nutritional approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition for fours years and graduated with a DipION and FdSc Degree (with distinction) in Nutritional Therapy from the University of Bedfordshire. I am a member of BANT, CNHC accredited and fully insured to practice Nutritional Therapy. I have worked in private practice for a number of years, working with many clients seeking nutritional advice to help improve their health and well-being.

My training is ongoing, and I continue to ensure my skills and knowledge are up-to-date and relevant by undertaking a minimum of 30 hours continued professional development each year. I'm looking forward to completing a five day training course - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice within the next few months (lockdown permitting).

Here's what some of my clients have to say:

"From my first appointment with Jane, I knew I had finally found someone who listened and understood my health problem. She was immediately caring and gave me a sense of relief that I could talk openly. Jane is immensely friendly. I had IBS for many many years and it was really affecting my life and that of my wife’s. I found that Jane had a much deeper knowledge of all the various aspects that can manifest themselves as IBS. Much more than other professionals I had encountered. By following her guidance and supplement recommendations my health is far better that it has been for a long time. I know that she will always be there if I need that little bit of help in the future."

"Jane is very easy to get on with and is extremely knowledgeable about how the body works and what it needs; she is able to explain the benefits of certain foods and supplements so even I could understand! What I really found inspiring were the tips and recipes she introduced me to, from simple suggestions such as eating organic wherever possible, to making my own hummus!"

"I fully embrace all the things I have learnt from seeing Jane going forwards in my new healthier life! I was really impressed by Jane's caring, scientific and thorough approach to helping me overcome my debilitating health issues."

"After 6 weeks of simply changing what and when I eat plus taking various supplements, my symptoms have dramatically improved! I am so very grateful to Jane. For 2.5 years before seeing Jane I had a series of blood tests and health checks but all to no avail!"

"Jane's assistance in restructuring my diet has significantly helped stabilise my weight fluctuations which has not only helped me to ward off midday fatigue but also allowed me to row and work my degree harder."

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

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.

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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.


Additional information

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When I work

I run clinics throughout the week including evenings and alternate Saturday mornings.

Further information

Please get in touch if you require further information or would like to discuss your specific health requirements in more detail.

Harpenden, AL5

Type of session

In person


Jane Bains
Jane Bains