Kate Dimmer BA Ed (Hons), MSc, mBANT, CNHC, Registered
I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist (mCNHC) and Registered Nutritionist (mBANT) with an MSc (Distinction) from University of Worcester and I practise 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 work with clients with a range of health issues but I have a particular interest in gut problems, supporting stress, and female hormone balance. I provide bespoke nutrition and lifestyle advice tailored to your unique needs.
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. Consultations are solely booked in packages which aim to be more economical and motivating for you. 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.
Examples of conditions I have worked with include:
- fatigue and energy levels
- thyroid health
- weight management
- IBS and digestive issues
- female hormone imbalances
- bone and joint health
- food sensitivities
- nutrition education
- fussy eating
- oral health
- food intolerances
- nutrition in childhood
- asthma and eczema
Examples of some of my additional training include:
- sports nutrition
- managing female hormones
- functional testing
- supporting autoimmune conditions
- supporting the microbiome (gut health)
- muscular and skeletal health
- supporting the immune system
- women's nutrition and health
- supporting stress and anxiety
- management of IBS and digestive disorders
- supporting brain health
- preconception diet and lifestyle
- blood glucose management
- fussy eating
- women's intimate health
- supporting arthritis
- Functional hormone testing
“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
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.
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
Consultations are booked in packages only. Please contact me for packages and prices.
From experience, enabling you to achieve optimum health relies on your commitment and I see clients for a minimum of 3 times over a minimum of 3 months. Support can be also be offered online or via telephone. Usually, after an initial consultation, I will advise you on an estimated time frame for working together. Support can be provided between appointments and I recommend this. My aim is for you to arrive at your optimum health goal as quickly as possible and for you to be independent in supporting your own body through nutrition.
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.
The first session will involve discussing information provided on your health questionnaire, setting health goals, feedback from your diet analysis and diet and lifestyle recommendations with recipes and help sheets. In further sessions, we review your health goals and build on your progress. Some clients may choose to have functional testing. Telephone or email support can also be provided between appointments. My aim is for you to arrive at your optimum health goal as quickly as possible and for you to be independent in supporting your own body through nutrition. You may book appointments individually or as part of a package. Typical sessions include:
• Approximately 60 minutes
• Full health and lifestyle history
• Dietary analysis is shared and we agree your health goals
• Diet and lifestyle questionnaire
• Individually tailored diet lifestyle recommendations, recipes and support information
• Full research into your case including drug interactions and nutrient depletions resulting from your medication use
• Approximately 45-60 minutes
• Individual, tailored nutrition recommendations, including supplement protocols and test results if appropriate
• Recipes, tips and help sheets where relevant
• Guidance and support
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?
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.
What is a typical consultation?
Prior to your first consultation, I ask you to complete a 3-day food diary for dietary analysis and a comprehensive health questionnaire. In the first session, approximately 60 minutes, I go through your questionnaire, taking a full history of your health and lifestyle. We discuss your dietary analysis, health goals and any challenges that may be preventing you from reaching them. We will work together to plan support that is specific to you and your routine. At the end of the session, we will agree on your diet and lifestyle suggestions based on our consultation and the analysis of your food diary.
In your further sessions, lasting approximately 45-60 minutes, we will build on or adapt your recommendations. I make food-based recommendations that fit in with your personal tastes and lifestyle. I can provide recipes, advice and support in changing habits and behaviours so they support your health goal. I can also advise you on supplements and functional testing if desired. The number of consultations required varies according to the individual and their health goals.
These include phone or email support and have a discount. Please enquire.
Talks and Workshops
I practise from a clinic in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with telephone consultations available on request.
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