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I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist running a full-time clinic in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I graduated from London's College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2010 and since then I have helped over a thousand people just like you improve their health and well-being. I been been one of the clinic team at London, Harley Street's The Nutrition Coach since 2011. I am a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and I have completed their Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) course as well as their Advance Practice Modules. I am also a qualified Systematic Kinesiologist and certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.
What is my approach?
I take an evidence based, Functional Medicine approach to helping my Clients improve their health. This comprehensive approach aims to find the core root causes of any health issues rather than just treating or suppressing symptoms. This is a true 360 degree approach to healing looking at imbalances in the emotional, biochemical, genetic and the structural levels. Just as importantly is the principle that no one dietary or lifestyle programme fits all so I will work with you to create a personalised plan.
Nutrition is just a part of the recommendations offered. Yes I will provide you with a dietary programme as I believe nutrition is one of the cornerstones of health, but in addition to this we will look at improving lifestyle factors such as your social connections, emotional health, sleep, exercise, sources of joy and mindfulness. Functional or genetic testing may also be recommended and analysed looking for any biochemical imbalances in the body. I will consider the use of nutritional supplements, herbs, Bach Flower remedies, and essential oils, a Kinesiology session (which is amazing for helping release any emotional issues that may be impeding your recovery) all to speed you on your way to optimum health.
I have BSc degree in Psychology, and being a certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor, I understand how emotional a relationship to food can be. I will therefore work with you to help you eat more intuitively, to help limit emotional eating and help you improve your relationship with food and your body.
What kind of people do I work with?
I work with clients who have specific health concerns or chronic health problems, those looking to dump the diets and improve their relationship with their body and food, and those who simply wish to optimise their health and vitality and prevent health problems in the future. My Clients range from aged 0 to 90!
For a free 15 minute no-obligation health assessment and to see how I can help you please call me on 07768 056 048 or email me and I will call you back.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc Hons degree in psychology and studied Naturopathic Nutrition for 3 years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, graduating in 2010. I also hold certification as an Intuitive Eating Counsellor.
I am a fully insured member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered for both nutritional therapy and naturopathy with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Register (CNHC). I am trained with The Institute of Functional Medicine and I am on the ICO register and comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
I have worked at Harley Street's "The Nutrition Coach" since June 2011.
I began my training with the Institute of Functional Medicine back in 2013 and have since graduated in the following Advanced practice Modules:
Gastrointestinal - covering all the latest research on digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIB0)
Hormone - covering supporting clients with any hormonal imbalances including menopause, PCOS, PMS and stress-related conditions.
Bioenergetics- covering fatigue, stress, chronic fatigue and other energy related issues.
Immune- covering autoimmune conditions, COVID and other viral illness.
I have also completed my AFCMP (Applying Functional Medicine in Practice) training.
As part of my ongoing continuing practice development I have attended numerous training courses over the years including those with specific focus on fertility, female hormonal health and digestive health.
I am a qualified Nutri Advanced Metabolic Detoxification practitioner.
My significant clinical experience includes helping people with a whole range of issues such as:
- Intuitive eating and improving body image
- Digestive problems (including IBS)
- Autoimmune disorders
- Balancing female hormones and supporting those with PCOS, endometriosis and PMS and going through the menopause and perimenopause
- Thyroid problems
- Stimulating natural detoxification and elimination
- Helping to balance blood sugar and diabetes
- Supporting healthy skin condition
- Supporting baby and toddler health including creating weaning programmes
- Supporting those with fertility issues and during pregnancy
Whether you have a particular health condition or symptoms you would like to address, would like to manage your weight, are confused about what is a balanced diet or are simply looking to increase sense of vitality, I would love to talk to you about how we begin your nourishing journey to optimal feelings of health and peak condition.
My work with corporate clients includes menu development and nutritional analysis.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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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.
Free initial telephone session
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When I work
I always try to fit in around the busy lives of my Clients so I am happy to hold consultations during the day and have limited spaces early evenings.
What can you expect when you come to see me?
Firstly I do not ask clients to commit to more than one appointment at a time and to pay in advance for appointments unless they decide to buy a value programme at the end of your first consultation. The reason for this is because to work together it is important you feel comfortable. I don't believe it is fair to ask you to commit to a number of appointments until we have sat down together and you can experience my approach and my personality first hand.
Before your initial appointment I will send you a comprehensive health and lifestyle questionnaire and a 3 day food diary which covers all of your health history (from birth), your family health history and assesses all your bodily systems and of course your dietary intake. I ask for your completed forms to be returned to me 3 working days prior to your appointment.
I then spend time analysing your completed forms. I do this so that I have done lots of the detective work and thinking about potential root causes of your issues before we even meet and we do not waste your first appointment simply fact finding. We can then spend more of our time together working on a preparing and negotiating a plan to help you and with me giving you tailored advice straight away. I want you to get started on improving your health immediately so within 24 hours of your first appointment you will receive a fully typed, personalised report outlining our agreed clinical objectives and dietary, lifestyle recommendations as well as recommendations for any nutritional supplements and herbs and functional testing. You will also receive helpful handouts and recipes and everything you need to get started.
Follow up appointments (approximately 4 weeks apart) are used to discuss progress, review test results and make amends to your programme to ensure you continue to improve.
Where and when do I practice?
My primary clinic is based in Leckhampton, Cheltenham (GL53) where free parking is available. If you prefer consultations can be held in the comfort of your own home within 30 miles of Cheltenham Town Centre. This can be a great environment in which to meet as I can include a kitchen audit where I will go through your cupboards and give you advice on which foods to keep, which to stop purchasing and what to stock up on to improve the sense of health of you and your family.
I hold consultations during weekdays and some evenings.
Online, email or telephone consultations and support are also available and I offer ongoing support to clients via email and phone.
Initial consultations last approximately 75 minutes and follow-up consultations approximately 45-60 minutes.
"Before I saw Laila I was a bit nervous she was just going to tell me to stop eating everything I loved and make me eat lentils every day! However, after having some tests, making small changes to my diet and taking supplements my symptoms were better than they had been in 15 years and I felt fantastic." M.B., London.
"Laila gave me loads of practical and useful advice, including meal plans, not just what to eat but how to eat and some great, simple ways to relax. The kitchen audit was great as I was able to see how many of foods I had in my cupboards and fridge were not helping me and learnt what to replace them with. I was impressed by Laila's medical and supplement knowledge."
"Laila helped me work out whether food intolerances were affecting how I felt and worked with me to create an eating plan which challenged many of my old views on what made a healthy diet. It was also easy to maintain with no time and a fussy eater as a husband. Laila was non-judgmental, patient and empathetic when I slipped up, and always happy to help even after our consultation." K.P., London
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