Kate Dimmer MSc, mBANT, CNHC,
I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist (mCNHC) and Registered Nutritionist (mBANT) specialising in gut health. I have an MSc (Distinction) from University of Worcester and I practise in online and in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I am a member of BANT (http://bant.org.uk/), the professional body for Nutritional Therapists and CNHC (https://www.cnhc.org.uk/), a regulatory body for practitioners, established by the government.
I use the latest scientific research, good clinical practice and I practise from an evidence base. I take a Functional Medicine approach which means I aim to support the root of a problem holistically. Holistically means that we look at supporting the body as a whole rather than focusing on one symptom. The aim is to address any nutritional or metabolic imbalances to help you achieve optimum health. To do this, I use a range of tools including, in some cases, functional testing (see below, Testing).
I provide bespoke nutrition and lifestyle advice tailored to your unique needs. Services include nutrition coaching, nutrition programmes, recipes, help sheets, computer dietary analysis, support with behaviour change, practical support during busy or stressful times, shopping and cooking advice, supplement protocols and functional testing. I also give workshops, work with restaurants and the food industry, and I write articles on nutrition.
My background is in teaching and I am a mother of two, so I fully understand the challenges of balancing a stressful work-life with a busy home and family life. I believe in eating wholesome, nourishing foods to support good health and well-being. I aim to guide my clients in creating easy to prepare, delicious and nutritious food that fits in with their tastes and lifestyle.
Nutritional Therapy is not a quick fix. It involves working together to support the root of a problem with both diet and lifestyle. Nutrition support is tailored specifically to you using specific food, nutrients and lifestyle advice to support the body and mind. Depending on your health goal, this process may take a few months but will enable you to support yourself in optimum health for the rest of your life.
I specialise in supporting gut health. I provide bespoke nutrition and lifestyle advice tailored to your unique needs.
Currently I do consultations on the phone or Zoom. Usually I see clients at the Clinic of Acupuncture and Chiropractic at 199 Bath Road, Cheltenham but special arrangements can be made for clients who are unable to get to the clinic. Consultations are confidential and take place in a non-judgemental, supportive environment. I can empathise with the difficulties of making diet and lifestyle changes and any changes can be carried out at a pace that suits you and with the level of support that suits your needs.
The number of consultations required depends on the complexity of your case and your health goals and also relies on you making some diet and lifestyle changes. Telephone and email support can also be provided. I offer a free telephone consultation so if you have any questions or you are ready to make a change, please get in touch to see how Nutritional Therapy can support your health goal.
If you would like to increase your energy, improve your general health, would like support with a specific health condition or for further information, please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 07714340345 and I shall call you back. I offer a free phone call for you to ask questions and see how Nutritional Therapy may be able to help you. When you are ready to make a change, I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, registered Nutritional Therapist with a Masters (MSc) in Nutritional Therapy from University of Worcester, one of the few accredited courses in the UK. I also have a BA (Ed) (Hons) degree from Reading University and have over ten years teaching experience. I regularly attend training courses such as seminars, webinars and workshops so that I am fully abreast of the latest in nutrition research and effective clinical practice. I practise in general Nutritional Therapy but I have a particular interest in gut health, stress management and hormone balance.
I am a full member of both the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), ensuring that I am covered by a comprehensive code of practice. I comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and am on the ICO register.
“I highly recommend Kate Dimmer as a nutritional therapist. I've battled with insomnia for last 3 years but have followed her hormone balancing nutrition advice, with acupuncture and I seem to be cured! Three weeks without Nytol. Never underestimate the benefits of sleeping well!” Nicola
"I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kate if you require a nutritionist. She is passionate about what she does and this comes across in the advice she gives. She is very knowledgeable on her subject and explains the science clearly in layman’s terms so as not to confuse. She is genuine in her ambition to help people improve their health through their diets." Lucy
"My first consultation with Kate was fabulous today...I feel she understands my needs completely and takes a really candid and informative attitude to the process with evidently a very knowledgeable background. I already have complete faith in Kate and am feeling so positive about the future." Victoria
"Kate offered me friendly, thorough and sensible advice with lots of common sense but also lots of expertise too. She offered me lots of choices within what might be useful to me, making me feel in control of what I was doing and keep it right for me. The most important thing is that her advice worked. I would definitely recommend and use Kate again." Julie
“I enjoyed my sessions with Kate and with the benefit of her well researched and tailored counsel feel able (at last) to take nutritional control of my diet. She brought new meaning to a suggestion I’ve long ignored to… 'Let your medicine be your food and your food your medicine.'” Peter
“I contacted Kate for advice on stress, anxiety and hormonal imbalances. She listened to all my concerns and dealt calmly with my emotional needs. She offered such helpful advice and it was clear that she was knowledgeable and passionate about dealing with the “ whole person” suggesting herbal remedies, meditation as well as diet and lifestyle choices. Her approach is gentle and non judgmental and I have benefitted so much from our consultations. I would highly recommend her services.” Penny
“You are fabulous thank you so much for all your advice and research. I truly feel as though I have a solid foundation of information that I can use and work on. And I know where to come should things change. And I am recommending you to everyone I meet.” Tor
“I would highly recommend Kate. She is extremely knowledgeable and helped me to get my health back on track in a short space of time. I have a lot more energy and I’m much more aware of what my body needs. Thank you Kate” Maria
"I recommend Kate Dimmer highly – she is really knowledgeable, and very kind and understanding. Her advice and support has helped me to change my life-style and nutrition in a very positive way, and she was able to provide excellent solutions to my nutrition questions.” Anonymous
"Kate has been so helpful guiding me towards better nutrition, learning what foods help or hinder my gut health, migraines, hormones etc. She has also given me excellent guidance regarding my daughter’s health and well-being. I will always turn to Kate when I need any advice for myself and my family. Thank you very much Kate." Jane
"I contacted Kate as I have always had digestive issues on and off for years now and recently since turning 40 my skin has been really red, blotchy and sore so I knew something had to change. Kate gave me lots of advice and a list of foods and supplements that would help me, its early days but my digestive issues have improved straight away and my skin is so much better. Thank you Kate!" Laura
"Kate helped me recover from a bad skin condition over a period of a few months last year. This help has enabled me to avoid taking steroids and other drugs to combat the effect of the steroids. I feel like a new person. Thank you so much." Janice
"I have struggled for a few years with my gut health and could never figure out what I was doing wrong until I had a clinic with Kate! Kate has been so helpful in guiding and supporting me through learning about nutrition and how my body works in terms of food and mental health. I can confidently say that I have never felt so good and that I truly understand my body." Izzy
"I visited Kate to get help for excess fatigue due to an underlying health issue. She was very friendly and listened to my concerns. She suggested simple but very effective changes to lifestyle and diet, which were easy to implement, plus use of some well researched supplements. These changes have transformed my quality of life. I have learned to listen to my body and adapt accordingly and now have much more energy and focus. I feel much more positive about my future health. My son has recently been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and will be visiting Kate for advice as soon as ‘Lockdown’ eases. Thank you Kate." Jo
"I would definitely recommend Kate as a nutritionist, she is very understanding, non judgemental and professional with what she does. She has a great knowledge and approach to helping towards your nutrition goals. I find Kate very motivational and she has helped me change my relationship with food whilst improving my symptoms." Kate
'Kate is someone I would highly recommend if you are looking for a professional Nutritionist. I have always found Kate to be very caring and empathetic. Initially she put together a comprehensive plan and suggested ways in which I could improve my digestive issues. Having followed Kate's advice, I am now feeling much improved. Kate is excellent at follow-up, always there to guide, and very swift to respond. Highly recommended!' Jill
"I approached Kate a while after having my second child. Primarily it was for weight loss however being a yo-yo dieter since I was 15 - this time I wanted a different approach. I wanted to lose weight, nourish my body with healthy foods while not having the frustrations of restrictions that many ‘diets’ end up having. I wanted to adopt a positive attitude towards food especially for my children to grow up with. My journey with Kate has been so positive, she is extremely knowledgeable and I never felt judged in anyway, which I have in the past. Her sensible approach to eating has enabled me for the first time to make the right food choices while still enjoying the treats, without guilt for the first time in my life - so refreshing. One of the best aspects of working with Kate has been the health benefits. My aches and pains have reduced, I have been able to control my anxiety and I have more energy. Her recipes have become a firm favourite in our house enjoyed by all of us, including a fussy toddler. I would highly recommend Kate and her services - best call I made." Gemma
"Kate’s professional yet friendly approach to my concerns over my weight & health has been amazing. The information she has given and awareness she has created in me will remain for good. Kate is very caring and easy to talk to with great knowledge in her area. She makes it easy to follow. I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with their weight and want to have a life time approach to losing weight rather than quick fixes. Best wishes Bercis"
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.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Prices and Packages
Nutritional therapy is a short-term investment in yourself. I have a Masters degree in Nutritional Therapy from one of the few accredited nutrition courses in the UK, therefore, I am very well qualified. My prices reflect my expertise and training and access to resources that support your consultation. I offer a premium bespoke service.
Introductory phone conversation- free
The number of consultations required varies according to the individual and their health goals. Please bear in mind that Nutritional Therapy is not a quick fix and allow a minimum of 3 months to reach your health goal. For more information please get in touch via email or telephone today.
Typical sessions include:
Consultation 1 (£200)
• Approximately 90 minutes
• Dietary analysis
• Individually tailored diet lifestyle recommendations
• Recipes and support information
• Diet and lifestyle handbook
• 10% discount code for The Natural Dispensary
• Full research into your case including drug interactions and nutrient depletions resulting from your medication
• Plus complimentary 10-minute follow up call
• 30 min follow up call/Zoom £45
• Coaching, review, further recommendations, including supplement protocols and test results if appropriate
• Recipes, tips and help sheets where relevant
• Guidance and support
Please contact me for packages and for your free call. 07714340345.
I aim to use food first, however, some clients may require support through the short-term use of supplements (if appropriate and if the client wishes). These are not included in the consultation fee but I can provide 10% discount on most products. For supplement recommendations, an appointment must be made.
I may recommend functional tests as a way of getting to the root of an issue and these can provide a measurable insight into your health and wellbeing. Examples include stool tests to assess gut health, full thyroid test, salivary adrenal stress test, organic acids tests (these are metabolic byproducts which give an indication of your metabolic health through a urine sample), food intolerance tests and hormone tests. There will be an additional charge for diagnostic tests that are not available from a GP for those clients who require or request them. Laboratories that I use include but are not limited to: Genova Diagnostics (https://www.gdx.net/uk/) and Regenerus (http://regeneruslabs.com). Appointments must be made for functional testing. There is an interpretation fee for these tests.
Where do I practise?
Currently I am doing phone calls or zoom. But normally I practise at the Cheltenham Clinic of Acupuncture and Chiropractic, Bath Road, Cheltenham. Parking is available on the surrounding roads or in the Bath Road car park. Email support, telephone consultations and home visits* available.
*for home visits, travel costs are currently calculated at 40p per mile.
My clinic hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. However, I can sometimes be flexible so please enquire.
Group online course
Coming in summer 2020, group online courses for those who do not wish to have one to one support.
Talks and Workshops
Article, content and blog writing
If you are ready to make a change or if you have any questions please contact me today for a FREE chat to see what Nutritional Therapy can do for you.
Telephone: 07714 340 345