Kate Berkeley mBANT, CNHC, DipION, AFMCP, IFM
Truly passionate about restoring your vitality, Kate is a registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner, operating out of an idyllic shepherd's hut clinic in the Worcestershire countryside, offering a therapeutic environment in which to initiate your body's innate ability to heal.
With a fascination for the power of hormones, be they those that impact mental health, weight, fertility, sex, female hormones or digestion, and the cascade of health effects they have, Kate specialises in gut health, stress, mental health, weight loss and both male and female hormones.
The Functional Medicine Approach that she employs seeks to identify the root cause of your symptoms, addressing the upstream imbalance that shows in the downstream symptoms. This requires a minimum of three consultations, each lasting approximately 1 hour.
After analysing your detailed questionnaires and listening to your health story, in collaboration with you, Kate likes to devise an ongoing lifestyle plan that fits with your life. Kate firmly believes that knowledge is only a small part of life change and that the psychology of behaviour change, and thus the ease with which this plan fits with your current life, is absolutely vital.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Trained with the highly respected Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, graduating from the Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course.
- Furthering study with the Institute for Functional Medicine:-
- Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
- Gastrointestinal Advanced Practice Module
Recent Continuing Professional Development completed in 2019
- Preventing and reversing neurodegenerative diseases - Cytoplan
- Reclaim your brain – ION, Cytoplan
- Nutrigenomics in practice, female health – Lifecode GX
- Nutrigenomics in practice, brain health – Lifecode GX
- The Human Biome Conference - Invivo
- The Brain Health Programme - Cytoplan
- Science for Health - NutriAdvanced
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.
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.
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