Karen Maude

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Nutritional Therapist DipNT mBANT CNHC BA (Hons)
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Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m Karen, a registered nutritional therapist and certified health coach with a special interest in women's health, teenage nutrition and nutrigenomics.

I work with and help busy women to get their energy back, improve their digestion, tackle weight and hormones and take steps towards healthy aging. 

As a mum of three, family nutrition is a key part of my tool kit for helping women prioritise their nutrition, whilst also considering their family's needs.  I provide practical information such as shopping lists, time saving tips and recipes as well as using my scientific knowledge of nutrition to help you incorporate advice into your daily routine, in a realistic and practical way.

Qualifications & Professional Membership

As a qualified nutritional therapist, I am a member of BANT and registered with the CNHC.   I also hold a Psychology degree and have trained to be a Certified Health Coach, and Lifecode GX trained Nutrigenomics practitioner and continuously undertake relevant CPD.  

To find out how I can help or to arrange a consultation, contact me to set up a discovery call. 

Email karen@balancedyounutrition.com or give me a call on 07842150751. 

Services on Offer

Consultation Packages

Offering a holistic nutrition service.  We can start to work together to tackle your specific health needs over two or more consultations and address issues such as digestion, low energy, hypothyroidism, weight gain, midlife hormones, histamine intolerance, prediabetes and blood sugar imbalance, heart health, bone density, urine infections, menstrual cycle concerns and many other female related concerns.

Nutrition Check In

I can also meet with you for a one off Nutrition Check In, where we can cover questions you might have regarding the best foods to eat for your stage of life, with a food based focus.

DNA Testing & Packages

DNA services are also available and involve an introductory meeting and test selection followed by a consultation to provide feedback and recommendations on test results.

Consultations - Timeframe & Location

I work with clients over a 2-3 month period or more, usually meeting every three to four weeks with support between sessions.  Programmes and timings can be tailored to meet your individual needs and budget.

Consultations are available online during the week or face to face on Saturdays at Colchester's Manor Health and Wellness Centre. 

Consultations - What to Expect

I believe in a balanced approach to life and I apply this to my practice.  I work with you as an individual, personalising consultations and nutrition advice to ensure that you receive a Nutrition Plan that best suits your needs, which is also achievable and appropriate for your lifestyle and budget.  

I aim to make you feel at ease from the outset, by really listening, acknowledging and getting to grips with the issues at play, employing health coaching skills to help you identify and achieve your goals and to break down barriers to change.

You won’t feel hurried along in consultations and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.  

As part of my holistic service I work in cooperation with GP’s and health care professionals where appropriate and I can recommend and analyse private tests as part of the consultation process including stool, hormone and nutrition testing.

I'd love to hear from you.


Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified and registered nutritional therapist, a certified health coach and I 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

University of Sheffield

Certified Health Coach

Zest 4 Life

Nutrigenomics Practitioner

Lifecode GX

CNHC Registration

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) .


Recent training has included the following areas:



Histamine intolerance and mast cell activation syndrome

Female Ecology including UTI's, Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis



Member organisations

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.

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£40.00 - £495.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Investment: £195. Time allocated: Introductory 15 minute phone call, 1hr 30 minute initial consultation & one 50 minute follow up consultation.​

Investment: £295. Time allocated: Introductory 15 minute phone call, 1hr 30 minute consultation & two 50 minute follow up consultations & two 20 minute review  phone calls.​

​Investment: £495.  Time allocated: Introductory 15 minute phone call, 1hr 30 minute consultation & four 50 minute follow up consultations over a 5-6 month period & four 20 minute review phone calls. 

Investment: £85 Time allocated: 50 minutes. Includes: case taking, development and revision of the initial nutrition plan.

​This option is for  clients returning within a 3 month period completion of one of the above package, for the same symptoms.   

Investment: £55.  Time allocated: 15 minute online or telephone consultation plus: 

•Food diary review

•Seven Step Plan of dietary recommendations 

•Recipe booklet

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays

Contact me directly to organise an alternative time.

Further information

As a nutritional therapist, I combine my love of good food and natural healthcare to help my clients thrive and achieve their health goals, which for me is just the most fantastic job to be doing.

I decided to train in nutritional therapy after successfully using food and supplements to support both my own and my children's health and I have personally tackled gut health issues and histamine intolerance.

I enjoy helping clients to feel at their best through food and lifestyle medicine changes, but also appreciate the importance of pharmaceutical drugs and therefore continuously undertake professional pharmacology training to support clients.

11 Manor Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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My Saturday clinic is held at The Manor Health and Wellness Centre in Colchester, which is wheelchair accessible, with rooms available downstairs and parking just a few minutes away from the premises.

Online platforms

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