I am a fully qualified and insured BANT and CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist working from clinics in both Harpenden and Epping. I also offer home visits or appointments via FaceTime.
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. In October 2017 I am attending a three day conference with the British Society of Anti-Ageing Medicine, and in 2018 I'm looking forward to completing a five day training course - Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice.
Here's what some of my clients have to say:
"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."
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.
Case review and initial consultation (including 1-2 hours research, corresponding with health professional, as needed and 1 hour report preparation) is £110 and lasts up to 1 hour, and a follow-up (including research and report preparation) is £90 and lasts up to 45 minutes.
Please get in touch if you require further information or would like to discuss your specific health requirements in more detail. Additional information can also be found on my website www.foodtherapypractice.com.