About me

I am a Registered Dietitian based in South Wales, I am passionate about health and nutrition specialising in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and advising on a low FODMAP dietary plan.

The FODMAP diet is an evidence based approach to IBS and is recognised for reducing symptoms in over 70% of sufferers.

I hold clinics across the Pontypridd, Talbot Green, Llwynypia and Cardiff areas and I am able to be flexible and meet with you at a location nearer to your home.

SKYPE calls can also be arranged to give professional advice in the comfort of your own home.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and a listed member of the BDAs Freelance Dietitian Group (FDG).

I have a MSc in Public Health and a BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Biology (with state registration as a dietitian).

I have over 25 years of experience in the field of dietetics, specialising in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the FODMAP dietary plan.

Certified by Kings College, London to deliver the low FODMAP diet plan.

*If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you have IBS please consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform them before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Nutrition topics


As part of your treatment package with me you can expect:

  • A free initial telephone consultation to assess your needs and then, if appropriate, the offer of a 1-to-1 consultation where I will provide you with detailed dietary advice, guidance and support.

The face to face consultation costs £80 and lasts approximately 1 hour. You will be provided with a free Kings College London diet booklet during your consultation.

A second appointment for a later date will be offered and two appointments are usually sufficient.

Further information

Dietary changes can significantly improve symptoms of IBS and I will offer clear, practical and realistic advice to help you incorporate a low FODMAP plan in to your diet.

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

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Karen Vaughan

Karen Vaughan