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Jenny Conway (BSc OT, HCPC, Dip ION, BANT, CNHC)

Epsom, Surrey, KT17
07503 340186 07503 340186

About me

Do you struggle with persistent gut health concerns or do you feel tired all the time?
Would you like to find answers to help you understand why you or your children are unwell and what you can do about it?

My name is Jenny Conway and I am a professionally trained, registered and fully insured Nutritional Therapist and Occupational Therapist. I provide expert Nutrition and Lifestyle advice to clients with a range of health issues and have a special interest in supporting those with gut health concerns and on-going fatigue.

Having struggled greatly with my own health as a child, I turned to Nutritional Therapy and have never looked back. If you are fed up of feeling sick and tired, making small changes to your diet and lifestyle can profoundly influence your health, vitality and energy: how you look, think and feel.   As a Nutritional Therapist, I aim to unravel your health story, empower you to understand your symptoms or diagnosis, identify contributing factors, and support you to make informed choices to improve your health. All advice is tailor-made to address the root cause of your symptoms and can thereby empower you to achieve optimum health and well-being naturally. I have seen incredible changes in my own health and in the health of my clients and hope to do the same for you.

To find out more about me, how I work and how Nutritional Therapy could benefit you, please visit my website: https://immunonutrition.co.uk .  When you are ready, head over to my booking page and book a free exploratory chat.

Every meal is an opportunity to heal. Making small changes to your diet and lifestyle can lead to profound changes in your health, vitality and energy: how you look, think and feel.

Please note, in light of the corona virus pandemic, I have moved all clinic appointments to virtual meetings as a precaution. You can book a free exploratory chat and schedule appointments as normal.

What is Nutritional Therapy and how can I help you?

Personal experience has taught me that poor health can be both devastating and overwhelming. It can affect your ability to work or study, your relationships, social life, leisure pursuits and even your motivation and mental well-being. However, there is hope. There is a lot that you can do to support and improve your body’s ability to repair.

Imagine you are standing on a tack. How would you treat the pain? The obvious answer is that you would take the tack our of your foot.  You wouldn’t just take aspirin or painkillers until it felt better, you would address the root cause of the problem. The question should always be: ‘Why do I have these symptoms and this diagnosis’?  Although you can take medication to suppress your symptoms, if the root cause of these symptoms is not addressed, you will not return to full health.

Nutritional Therapy is a science. Unlike conventional medicine which carves your body into separate specialities (such as your nervous systems or immune system), as a Nutritional Therapist, I use a functional medicine approach. Functional medicine views your body as one whole, fully functioning, integrated system. As a Nutritional Therapist, I use current, evidence-based, scientific research to understand how the food that you are eating, your environment, genetics, personal story / health history and lifestyle are affecting your health and influencing the development of your health concerns.  This knowledge can help me to understand the root cause of your symptoms.  I then work with you to explain and address these underlying imbalances and causes of illness.  By doing so, it is possible to improve your body’s ability to repair-enabling you to achieve optimum health, vitality & well-being naturally.

I am trained to consider your individual biochemical needs and to use foods, and where relevant nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes, to address these needs. I will work with you to demystify the plethora of nutritional advice currently found in the media and introduce simple, achievable, appropriate and timely dietary and lifestyle changes which support your body’s ability to function correctly.

Once your bodily tissue can begin to repair, you can start to notice profound changes in your health and vitality: how you look, feel and think.

Why visit a Nutritional Therapist?
There are many reasons why you may seek a Nutritional Therapist’s support as a powerful partner in your fight for health:

  • You may have seen your GP who has run all the relevant tests and may have provided you with a diagnosis and, where relevant, prescription medication. However, despite this, your symptoms have not improved and you continue to struggle with your health. You know that you need more than conventional medical treatment can offer to help you feel better. You wonder if changing your diet and lifestyle may help.
  • You may simply want to understand why you do not feel as well as you used to feel.
  • You may want to do everything possible to help improve one or more aspects of your health, such as how you look, feel or think, in a way that suits you.
  • You may want to work with a Nutritionist who is happy to work alongside medical or complementary therapy professionals to safely and effectively deliver the care and nutritional guidance that is best for you in addition to your medical treatment. As a complementary therapy, not an alternative medicine, Nutritional Therapy works well alongside conventional medicine and is relevant to individuals with a range of health conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and well-being.
  • You may like someone to truly listen to you, who understands your story, addresses your health concerns and guides you to make powerful choices.
  • You may wish to introduce dietary and lifestyle changes yet feel confused about your options due to the plethora advice available in the media alongside well-meaning advice from family and friends.
  • You may want tailor-made support specifically designed to meet your health needs and goals.

    If any of these statements describe how you are feeling, then you have come to the right place. As a Registered Nutritional Therapist, I can help you learn exactly what you need to change and how to make those changes long lasting.

What can I expect to happen in a consultation?

As a Registered Nutritional Therapist, I will:

  • Assess your health, including your medical and family history;
  • Ask you about your symptoms and how they have changed;
  • Look at your diet and lifestyle and assess your nutritional status;
  • Evaluate your current medication and any nutrient interactions, if applicable;
  • Recommend GP and private functional testing and provide interpretation, where appropriate.

I use my knowledge of nutrition, food, nutrients, environmental and lifestyle factors to explain to you the root cause of your symptoms. I will then work with you to devise a personalised Nutritional and Lifestyle programme. Your programme is tailor-made to address the root cause of your symptoms, introducing manageable changes to help you improve your body’s ability to repair and empower you to reach your health goals and achieve optimum vitality and well-being naturally. This may include providing:

  • Relevant dietary and lifestyle recommendations and advice;
  • Practical recipes, meal plans, a cupboard sort and shopping advice;
  • Functional tests and supplement recommendations and guidance;
  • The provision of relevant worksheets and handouts.

When you are ready, you can make an appointment or book your free 20 minute exploratory chat.

Every individual seen is unique and any advice provided is tailor-made to address your health concerns, dietary and lifestyle preferences, budget & needs. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Your programme is reviewed and adjusted during follow-up consultations to support you on your journey to optimal health.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications, awards and professional bodies

Institute for Optimum Nutrition
I am a professionally trained and Registered Nutritional Therapist. I studied at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition where I completed ION’s 3-year Diploma Course with a distinction.

Brunel University: BSc in Occupational Therapy
I am a qualified Occupational Therapist. I completed my training in 2003 at Brunel University, where I attained a First Class Honours degree (BSc).

The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine
I am fully insured and a member of The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine BANT

BANT is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. As a BANT member, I am fully trained to understand the theory of Nutritional and Lifestyle Therapy and to apply this in clinical practice. In addition, BANT practitioners are also required to ensure that their knowledge and skills remain up-to-date through continual professional development, to ensure clients receive the most current scientific knowledge. My BANT profile can be viewed here.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council CNHC which is the national voluntary regulator for qualified complementary healthcare practitioners.

This accredited register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority (a government approved independent body). CNHC registered practitioners are required to abide by a Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance. In addition, practitioners also need to meet national standards of practice.

Additional information:

  • Fully insured;
  • Full DRB check;
  • ITEC Holistic Massage Therapist (Distinction, 2013);
  • First Aid trained, including use of defibrillator (updated 2018);
  • Epilepsy trained, including emergency medication administration (updated, 2018);
  • Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate (updated, 2018).

Career History

I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist and run a clinic in Epsom where I consult on a one-to-one basis with individuals experiencing a wide range of health concerns. I have a special interest in working with clients with diabetes, fatigue, cognitive impairment and auto-immune disorders.

I regularly attend conferences, seminars and webinars to ensure my clinical skills and nutrition knowledge remain up to date, in line with the rigorous CPD requirements of our profession.

I am also a qualified Occupational Therapist, and have worked with clients with a multitude of health concerns and needs. My work involves assessing and analysing clients’ vocational, leisure and self-care needs and ensuring appropriate intervention protocols, training, adaptations, equipment and support are provided to meet these needs.

Member organisations

BANT

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.

CNHC

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.

Fees

Individual 1:1 consultations

The best way for me to help you to reach your health goals, is by working with you for a period of time. I offer several personalised health and well-being consultation programmes designed to meet your needs and health goals. Programmes vary depending upon the level of support that you require.

All programmes will typically include:

  • An Initial Case Analysis Consultation and health assessment lasting approximately  2 hours;
  • 2 x follow up consultations lasting approximately 75 minutes;
  • 2 x 20-minute coaching calls;
  • Weekly email support to answer any small questions that may arise;
  • An in depth health and lifestyle assessment to consider your symptoms, medical history, family history and lifestyle;
  • A personalised nutritional and supplement plan based on your goals;
  • A review of your food diary;
  • Current medication and nutrients interaction evaluation, if applicable;
  • Practical recipes, meal plans and shopping advice that fits in with your lifestyle;
  • GP and private clinical test recommendations and interpretation, where relevant;
  • Worksheets and handouts based on your health goals.

I offer a free initial chat so you can see if I am the right person to help you.

Discounts for unemployed, students and OAP's are available.

Please note: Functional Tests, if recommended, are charged in addition to consultation fees.

Prices vary depending upon the number of clients, services required and the venue. Please contact me for further information and pricing.

Further information

Please note: During the coronavirus pandemic, I have moved all clinic appointments to virtual meetings as a precaution. You can book a free exploratory chat and schedule appointments as normal.

General guidelines for those attending an appointment at my clinic post lockdown and social isolation:

  • My clinic is within easy distance of both Epsom and Ewell train stations and numerous bus routes.
  • Free parking is available.
  • If preferred, home visits (within the local area), Skype or telephone consultations are available.

Epsom
Surrey
KT17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

One step into property. I offer home visits, Skype and telephone consultations if preferable.

Availability

Various day and evening appointments are available throughout the week from 9am-7pm. Please contact me for further information.

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Jenny Conway (BSc OT, HCPC, Dip ION, BANT, CNHC)

Jenny Conway (BSc OT, HCPC, Dip ION, BANT, CNHC)