Katherine Edwardson - BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition, ANutr
Hi my name is Katherine and I am a fully qualified nutritionist and wellbeing therapist.
I specialise in creating specific solutions, working to support many problematic dietary and health issues.
I work holistically, meaning that I look at everything to get a detailed picture of you. I take into account your lifestyle, medical history, including any past and current problems, addressing the whole body. Rather than just looking at symptoms, my target is to find their root cause. This not only tackles your immediate concerns, but helps you restore your health, your wellbeing and prevent future reoccurrence.
My own interest in nutritional therapy came about through ill health, due to an autoimmune disorder and associated problems. Inspired by my personal experiences, my desire to help others led me to study for a degree in Human Nutrition. Since then my passion and drive to help others find solutions to many dietary and other health related issues has flourished.
'How nutritional advice can help'
Eating as healthily as possible is very important to fuel our bodies properly. What we eat has an effect on every single cell and system within it and understanding how your body copes with digestion is also vital to how you feel. So many health conditions can be helped and improved by understanding how your body, individually, interacts with food.
I thrive on working with people to help them understand their own unique systems, assisting with a large variety of dietary issues and health problems. I enable my clients to take back control of their health and vitality. My main aim is to leave you feeling well, armed with the personal information and skills to manage your diet for life!
I also work with the sporting community, and I offer bespoke nutrition plans, supporting a variety of sports and activities. Each sport is different, every athlete uniquely individual, with a vast array of nutritional needs and personal requirements.
Reiki treatment also became part of my own personal healing programme. This led me to go further, train and become a Reiki Master Practitioner. As a fully qualified nutritionist and Reiki Master I am here to help.
Nourish - Restore - Revitalise.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at Northumbria University, graduating with a first class degree (BSc hons) in Human Nutrition. I am also a qualified Reiki Master Practitioner.
I am registered with the Association for Nutrition (ANutr) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists. I am also fully insured and a member of the nutrition society.
My methods are evidence and science based and I have keen interest in keeping up to date with research and development.
Federation of Holistic Therapists
FHT is the largest multi-disciplinary therapy organisation in the UK and has been representing holistic, beauty and sports therapists for over 45 years. There a number of different membership categories (including Fellows, Member, Student, Associate and Non-Practitioner) which are dependent on qualifications and experience. FHT enforce high professional standards, and all Members, Fellows and Student Members are required to follow a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
Association for Nutrition
Association for Nutrition
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.
Initial consultation - £120 (60-90 minutes) fee covers one to one consultation and full report (post consultation) which includes dietary analysis and action plan, supplementation and well being recommendations
Review consultations - £70 (60 minutes)
£40 - (45-60 minutes)
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation, where we can have a chat about your health concerns. In this free session I can reassure you that I can be of help. (please be aware that nutritional advice cannot be given, as I will not have all of the in depth information necessary of your health, medication and symptom history, etc. to safely advise).
Consultations via Skype are also available, if you live out of the area, or are unable to visit me.
If you need any further information, feel free to contact me or if you would like to book an appointment.
I practise in:
The Northern Echo Arena, Neasham Road, Darlington, Co Durham, DL2 1DL.
The Northern Echo Arena, Neasham Road, is on the A66, 4 miles from the A1(M) and 1 mile from Darlington Train Station. Turn right once entering the Arena and follow the road around, where you will find the main reception. Parking is free and simply sign in with the receptionist.