Joanna Majithia, DipION, MBANT, CNHC, NgC (registered nutrigenomic counsellor)
I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist specialising in optimising digestion, hormonal balance, immunity, energy and weight management.
I run clinics in Brighton and also in Hove, I have been in continual practice since 2003 and I have a wide range of experience consulting both adults and children. I am passionate about good food and enjoying life to the full.
My approach is collaborative and empowering and I aim to work closely with you as an individual to help you achieve your goals. I use a functional medicine approach and utilise a range of diagnostic testing, where appropriate.
I am trained to interpret nutrigenomic tests so if you are interested to find out how your nutrition programme can be personalised for your own unique genetic code then do get in touch to discuss your options.
I offer a free initial chat so you can see if I am the right person to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition and graduated, with distinction, in 2003 with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I have 14 years of clinical experience and regularly attend training, conferences and seminars to keep abreast of the latest research and my knowledge base up-to-date.
I am also on the BANT Nutrigenomic Counsellor register, having completed additional training in nutrigenomics from a functional medicine perspective.
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
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 Consultation: £85 (I hour)
Follow up: £45 (40 minutes)
Telephone check-in £15 (15 mins)
Discount Packages available:
Nutritional Therapy programme:
Initial consultation and 2 follow ups: £160
Weight loss programme:
Initial consultation, 2 follow ups, 2 telephone check ins: £185
Discounts for unemployed, students and OAPs available
Functional Tests, if recommended, are charged in addition to consultation fees
In addition to providing one-to-one Nutritional Therapy consultations I freelance for Sally Gunnell's Corporate Wellbeing Programme, present to groups locally on various aspects of health and nutrition and run a regular Metabolic Balance programme.
I also work part-time in nutrition education. I was Training Clinic Manager and led the clinical practice module for final year students at The Institute for Optimum Nutrition from 2013 - 2016 and currently supervise students in clinical practice.