Jonny Carter - BSc, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC reg, Level 3 Personal Trainer
Hi, I'm Jonny, a Nutritional Therapist and Personal Trainer.
My passion for nutrition started when I suffered from my own health problems in 2007, when I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer. I then suffered from burnout in 2008 through overtraining as I am a competitive distance runner. On both occasions I researched diet and supplementation that aided my recovery. This led me to studying a nutrition related degree, followed by a 3-year Nutritional Therapy Diploma with the highly regarded Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London.
The areas I specialise in:
- Digestion - bloating, gas, cramps, acid reflux etc.
- Burnout, stress, fatigue and improving sleep
- Weight Loss/Management - Personal Training can be included with this
- Sport Nutrition
One of my key attributes as both a Nutritional Therapist and Personal Trainer is my extremely grounded approach, which I have used very successfully with clients. I am not brainwashed into thinking we must stick to a 'quinoa type diet' or eat nothing but 'rabbit food'! I believe in a balanced approach providing subtle changes which are manageable even with the most hectic of lifestyles. I don't live off a diet of chicken, salad, broccoli and never having an alcoholic drink so I don't believe everyone else has to! It is about working with the client to achieve sustainable balance, not an extremely strict regime, which the client is unlikely to adhere to long-term.
What is Nutritional Therapy and how does the Consultation Process Work?
As a Nutritional Therapist I identify possible nutritional imbalances which may contribute to a variety of symptoms and health issues. I assess the client holistically and look at various lifestyle factors that could be impacting on their health. The aim is to address these imbalances by developing a personalised nutrition, lifestyle and possible supplement plan, that fits into the client’s daily life. This is where my grounded approach really works, as I will work together with you and will give help and advice that is achievable and don't suddenly expect you to make dramatic changes to your diet.
The Consultation Process:
- The client completes a detailed health questionnaire and food diary prior to the initial consultation. This gives the client an opportunity to share relevant information regarding their goal and any health issues and symptoms.
- Prior to your initial consultation, I analyse the questionnaire looking for possible nutritional and biological imbalances and carry out relevant research.
- During the initial consultation (75-90 mins), I really get to know your symptoms by discussing the questionnaire, I will explain what I think is happening and then together we devise a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan to help the client achieve their goal. Relevant biochemical testing and supplements will be recommended if needed.
- Follow up sessions are often recommended for a period, usually on a monthly basis to review and adapt the nutrition and lifestyle plan as needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
After I achieved a BSc in Sport, Health, Exercise and Nutrition from the University of Leeds in 2011, I completed a Personal Training course. I then completed a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, graduating from the well-regarded Institute of Optimum Nutrition in 2016. This led me to introducing my Nutritional Therapy and Personal Training business, Ultimate Personal Well-Being.
Since 2016 I have made several television appearances, discussing nutrition and exercise. You can see my most recent appearance from January 2019 here
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.
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.
Initial Consultation - 75-90 mins - £90
Follow up Consultation - 45-60 mins - £50.
Please feel free to arrange a no obligation call to discuss your details. More details on my packages can be found on my website here http://www.ultimatepersonalwellbeing.co.uk/