Joan Faria DipCNM mBANT rCNHC (Empowered Nutrition)
Would you like to feel better physically and mentally? Whether you're struggling with fatigue, poor digestion, hormone imbalances, or maybe a diagnosis of autoimmunity, blood sugar imbalance or cardiovascular disease, then I am here to support you. Get in touch for your complimentary 15 minute phone call in which we can talk about your health and the ways in which nutritional therapy could help you.
I am passionate about good food, and using it to help people move towards optimal health! Being seriously ill myself was the wake-up call I needed to change my own diet and lifestyle, so I fully understand the challenges that come with making change and I love to guide and support clients through that process.
My goal is to find out what your health goals are and to work with you to achieve them using the food that you eat. I work using the functional medicine model, which involves finding and addressing the root causes of ill health, rather than just dealing with symptoms. This may involve testing if appropriate to determine underlying causes of ill health. I have special interests in autoimmunity, women’s health, digestion and blood sugar imbalances.
Every client will receive a personalised nutrition plan following their consultation, tailored to his or her individual needs, together with recipe ideas and practical tips for making changes. You will also receive support in between consultations to help keep you motivated and on track.
Every day, the choices we make about what to eat affect whether our bodies move further out of balance or towards optimal health. I want to guide you to the choices that will allow you to enjoy the vibrant good health that you deserve!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Full member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)
- CNHC registered
Joan has also done voluntary nutritional therapy work at Sue's House (Ilford Cancer and Holistic Health Centre)
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.
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Initial consultations last around 90 minutes and cost £80.
Follow up consultations last around 45 minutes and cost £60.
Although you are welcome to book individual consultations, you will get more benefit from nutritional therapy if we work together for a period of time. I offer programmes to help with this: please see http://www.empowerednutrition.org.uk/how-i-can-help/programmes-and-prices/
If supplements or testing are required then these are at a additional cost.
If you would like to find out more, please call me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to identify your health goals and discover if nutritional therapy could help you achieve them.