14 Victoria Avenue
I work collaboratively with people to achieve positive dietary and lifestyle changes that they will enjoy. Working together, we devise new and sustainable ways of eating and living so that the benefits to health can persist for the individual. I don’t tell clients what to do, I help them find a way of incorporating beneficial eating habits into their established routines and preferences. I do not use plans or protocols. Every client receives advice and information aimed specifically at them and their unique situation.
I use the functional medicine model which looks to identify and address the underlying causes of symptoms using a systems biology-based approach. I research each client’s case using the evidence base to put together a picture of what may be at the root of their symptoms. From this we can begin to identify areas for support and change that may be beneficial and work together to decide where best to start.
I am a trained Nutrigenomics Practitioner and for particularly complex cases I can use gene testing to investigate more deeply, at a biochemical level, what may be at the root of or driving a client’s health concerns. From this, a more targeted and specific approach can be identified as a starting point for action.
Above all, I want my clients to feel listened to and that their needs and preferences have been taken into account. I aspire for them to enjoy a healthier, happier life through empowering and inspiring them towards more delicious and rewarding decisions about food and lifestyle.
I prefer to see clients for three sessions, which is why there is a discounted package for three consultations booked in advance (see below).
I need to see clients for at least two sessions. The first appointment lasts for approximately an hour and a half and is for gathering information about the client, including discussing aims, health history, health concerns, eating habits, food choices and preferences, what might help or hinder progress etc. I use this as the basis of my research. I study the evidence base to inform my ideas about what actions might be of benefit to the client. I may suggest one or two basic changes for the client in this first session.
The second consultation (approximately 60 minutes) is where I explain the results of my research and discuss with the client different options for proceeding. The process is very collaborative, as it is the clients who are best placed to make decisions about themselves and what they can or can't do. I offer suggestions about what the options are, how it might be possible to achieve them as well as providing motivation by explaining the reason why a change may be helpful.
I prefer to see people for three sessions because I can review progress, discuss any problems or difficulties and make further suggestions as appropriate. This third consultation can last up to 60 minutes.
After the first two or three appointments, it is up to the client to direct how much onward support from me they would like.
I can only provide Nutrigenomic assessments for clients. I can see people who already have genetic test results but only as clients with whom a full health history has been discussed, as per above. This is because the test results need to be interpreted within the context of an individual's current health, lifestyle and diet. Interpreting a genetic test is complicated. I do not charge for research time generally, but the work involved here means there must be an extra charge for the time spent.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc; Post-Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
First two appointments: £150
First three appointments, booked in advance: £190
£60 for 1 hour
£30 for half an hour
£20 for 15 minutes
Nutrigenomics Assessment (test price not included): £350
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||No|
|Telephone nutrition support:||No|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|
There are six long and low steps up the the front door which are accessible to a wheelchair that is being pushed. My office is on the first floor, but I have access to a ground floor board room for clients needing to avoid stairs.
Office Days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, some Saturdays