Katarina Gildebrand MSc. Dip ION, MBANT, CNHC
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Whilst the body has a natural ability to heal itself, various nutritional imbalances or deficiencies may prevent you from feeling well or functioning as well as you could. Having experienced profound improvements in my own health through nutrition, I now enjoy working with clients to support and guide them in creating a programme of eating and relating to food that supports health and is enjoyable, realistic and sustainable.
Food and diet has an important role for health, it has long been recognised, but to know how it may affect us and what we should eat or not eat can often be confusing. This is where Nutritional therapy (NT) can make a real difference, as nutrition remains the easiest and most effective way of maintaining health. NT aims to identify and rectify nutritional imbalances which may contribute to a lack of emotional as well as physical well-being.
I use the Asyra Pro to support the identification and understanding of imbalances that may need attention to support optimum health. Probably the most advanced flexible and user-friendly bio-energetic screening system available today, the Asyra Pro is classified as a class II medical device in the United States. It is quick and non-invasive to use; a basic screening takes just a few minutes.
I arrived in the UK from Sweden 35 years ago. I have been interested in and worked in the field of health since then. Initially working as an Occupational Therapist, I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist in 1995, and also worked as a trainer. Having also qualified as a Nutritional Therapist, I now use nutrition to support and empower people to achieve good health and a sense of well-being.
The consultation venue
I have a separate consulting room with its own entrance. It is quiet and undisturbed, and comfortably furnished.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from ION (Institute of Optimal Nutrition), and a diploma in Nutritional Therapy (without clinical practice) from BCNH (UK College for Nutrition and Health). I have been accepted onto the NTC (Nutritional Therapy Council) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) register, and for membership of BANT (the British Association of Applied Nutrition).
All NTC and CNHC practitioners have met the national occupational standards for the safe and regulated practice of nutritional therapy.
The Department of Health has recommended that you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
What does a consultation involve?
- Before you first consultation I will forward you a comprehensive health questionnaire (HPQ) to complete.
First consultation (1.5 hrs)
- To discuss aspects of health that you wish to address and clarify your goals.
- To complete a nutritional assessment and identify factors contributing to your health issues.
- To establish a programme of initial dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
Follow up consultation (50 min.)
- To review the initial advice and progress and identify any new goals you may have.
- To establish more detailed dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
- Review and discussion of supplements and any tests you may consider undertaking.
The number of sessions you may need can vary, depending on the particular health issue or issues you which to address, and your particular circumstances.
First consultation (1.5 hrs): £100
Follow up consultations (50 min.); usually on a monthly basis, depending on your needs: £65
My practice located in Cricklewood, close to Cricklewood train station (First Capital Connect). Kilburn underground station(Jubilee Line) is a 15 minute walk away, or a short bus-ride (bus number 16, 32, 189, 316 or 332).
Parking is available nearby; either 'pay & display' or free parking only 5 minutes walk away.
If you have a question, why not contact me now!
You may have a particular question in mind, or just want to know a bit more about how Nutritional Therapy can help. Call me on 020 8450 6802, or email me on "email@example.com"