Joanne Shepherd

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MSc, BSc(Hons), PGdip, AdvDip, mBANT, mCNHC
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Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I support all women with their hormonal health through a personalised, science-based, nutritional, emotional and, lifestyle approach. This specialist service also offers additional support with any binging, disordered or emotional eating and, body image issues as these are common issues for women with hormonal issues. 

I help women to understand and manage their health through personalised, scientifically backed methods. I offer support and motivation, with a method that fits into your life, to help achieve long term success. 

Have a look at my website    nutritionforwomen.co.uk                                   

Book a free discovery call to talk about your concerns, and we can discuss how I can support you and answer any questions     https://www.nutritionforwomen.co.uk/book-a-free-call

Women's hormones can be complex, with numerous stressful concerns such as feeling baby ready, problematic skin, weight gain, unwanted hair growth or loss, fatigue, and irregular, missed or very light cycles. It can effect your body image, self-worth and for some women may include disordered eating. Your symptoms may follow women throughout life where you may be concerned about heart health, high blood sugar or hormonal life changes. As such I work with women from the age of 16 throughout their life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a nutritional therapist supporting all women whether diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome) or whether they suspect they have it, including those with disordered eating and body image issues.

I use my personalised, research-based method I call the 'Circle of Care' to weave together 5 areas essential to health; nourish, calm, sleep, connect, and move. All these areas of our life impact the balance of different systems in our bodies. I aim to gradually install balance to all the areas in a way that you can maintain, at a pace that works for you, and that prioritises your goals and help you to understand and manage your PCOS. Women are often seeking a PCOS diet, but I am here to help guide you to a personalised diet and lifestyle  that work for you.

If possible, I aim to also support you with other conditions you may be experiencing alongside your PCOS, while considering the complexities of how your PCOS may be involved. Additional areas of concern for you may be endometriosis, migraines, IBS, PMS, PMDD, anxiety, weight loss, hirsutism, hair loss, missing, irregular or light periods.  Others areas of concern may be anorexia, bulimia, yo-yo dieting, binge eating, restrictive eating and, body image concerns. 

I have a background as a module leader and lecturer of both BSc and MSc students. I am also a professional focused on continually improving and remaining up to date with the most recent, relevant scientific literature.

My training includes:

  • Middlesex University, MSc Personalised Nutrition, 2019. Specialist PCOS dissertation title, 'An Investigation into the Role of 5 alpha-reductase in Hyperandrogenism in Women with PCOS and the Impact of Myo-Inositol as an Intervention'.
  • The University of Sheffield, BSc Nursing Studies, 2004.
  • National Centre for Eating Disorders, PGdip, Master Practitioner for Eating Disorders, 2021.
  • CNELM, Nutritional Therapy Practice Diploma, 2020.
  • The University of Sheffield, AdvDip, Mental Health Nursing, 2001.
  • Institute Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, 2018
  • UK College of Professional Development, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, 2018.
  • CNELM, Personalised Sports Nutrition, CPD, 2021.

Member organisations

CNHC
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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.

BANT
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

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.

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).

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer an initial free discovery call so we can discuss how we can support you and answer any questions. I then offer a personalised package, with regular support to help you build knowledge and skills over time to achieve your goals.

When I work

Working hours are flexible to help meet the needs of clients.

Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Joanne Shepherd
Joanne Shepherd