Karen Maude Nutritional Therapist DipNT mBANT CNHC BA (Hons)

Colchester, Essex, CO4 07842150751 07842150751 07842150751 07842150751

About me

Hi, I’m Karen Maude a registered nutritional therapist at Balanced you nutrition practising in Essex and online, offering one to one and shared consultations.

I enjoy seeing clients with a wide range of health needs, but have a particular interest in gastrointestinal issues including reflux, fluctuating stool patterns and gastric pain.  I regularly help women tackle problems such as hot flushes, weight gain and fatigue especially related to hormonal imbalance.

I decided to train in nutritional therapy after successfully using food and supplements to support my own gastrointestinal issues which included gastritis, reflux, histamine intolerance and shortness of breath using the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and low histamine diet on different occasions.

I'm passionate about helping clients to feel at their best through food and lifestyle medicine and am trained to work with individuals taking a number of medications with complex medical needs.  My personal experience of having a  medically complex child means I have dealt with a number of chronic conditions over decade including gastrointestinal, respiratory and blood sugar management issues within the NHS.

As a mum of three, I believe in a balanced approach to life and I apply this to my practice.  I have extensive training and experience and use this to personalise nutrition plans for clients based on their health needs and goals and I ensure that my plans are practical, affordable and achievable for everyday life, to ensure results.

My goal is to help my clients feel at ease when we meet. My approach is to really listen, acknowledge and to understand a client's issues and goals and by working on this level, I can support them with a plan truly tailored to their needs, to help them feel at their best every day.

I can see clients face to face or in the great outdoors using walking therapy for those who feel more relaxed in a non-formal setting. I can also meet with you online using FaceTime or Skype. I will work in cooperation with GP’s and health care professionals where appropriate.

To find out how I can help, email me or call me on 07842150751.

To arrange a session together, again email me at karen@balancedyounutrition.com or call me on 07842150751 and we'll organise a suitable time and place to meet and I'll then forward you a food diary and health questionnaire to complete before our consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified registered nutritional therapist and also hold a degree in Psychology.


Diploma of nutritional therapy achieved after three years of studying at London’s prestigious College of Naturopathic Medicine.

BA (Hons) Psychology

I studied Psychology at the University of Sheffield

CNHC Registration

I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and meet UK standards of practice.

BANT and ANP membership

I hold full membership of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).

Member organisations


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.

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Personal Consultations

Free introductory 15 minute telephone consultation included for all clients.

Initial consultation of up to 1 hour and 30 minutes: £80

Follow-up consultation of 50 minutes: £60

Shared consultation (2 people): £60 per person

Package of 3 consultations: £199

Includes 15 min introductory call, 1 initial consultation, 2 follow ups and 1 review phone call (25 mins)

Package of 5 consultations: £299

Includes 15 min introductory call, 1 initial consultation, 4 follow ups and 1 review phone call (25 mins)

Other services

Larder review, shopping lists, meal planning and cooking lessons are also available and organised on a one to one basis.

Further information

See Karen at her home, via telephone, Skype or FaceTime or you now have the option to take up the innovative option of walking therapy and to conduct your consultation whilst walking at Colchester’s historic Castle Park or an agreed setting. Clients who choose this option prefer a less formal setting for their consultation and enjoy combining physical exercise with nutrition. This form of nutritional therapy also enhances feelings of wellbeing.

Walking therapy is perfect for mothers with young children who can bring them along in a buggy or sling, avoiding the need to arrange childcare, ticking the need for fresh air and exercise at the same time!


Type of session

Online nutrition support
Telephone nutrition support
Face to face nutrition
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Yes

My premises are fully wheelchair accessible including access to a disabled toilet


Daytime: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Evening: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

Contact me directly to organise an alternative time.


Karen Maude Nutritional Therapist DipNT mBANT CNHC BA (Hons)

Karen Maude Nutritional Therapist DipNT mBANT CNHC BA (Hons)

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