Laura de la Harpe Registered Nutritional Therapist & metabolic balance Coach
Laura de la Harpe is an experienced nutritional therapist whose thriving practice, Nutritional Benefits, has been established since 2007. She enjoys an excellent reputation for success and sees clients from Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey.
Laura’s philosophy is based on the belief that by understanding how foods affect your energy, mood and general well being, you can make changes to your health that are sustainable and achievable. Laura uses Functional Medicine principles to get to the root cause of health issues for each client, and then creates a tailored programme, teaching them how to understand food and its impact on health. She has a ‘never give up’ attitude, and will support each client to master their diet and make the right choices, so they no longer feel at the mercy of food.
Training, qualifications & experience
Trained by World-renowned ION, qualifying in 2006.
A member of the Institute for Functional Medicine since 2005
A very experienced metabolic balance coach since 2011.
Laura is a fully qualified and Registered Nutritional Therapist. She studied or four years at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in Richmond, obtaining the Dip ION and FdSc (Diploma in Nutrition and a Foundation Science Degree).
She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) which is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists. Laura is also a member of the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which was established with Government support to regulate Nutritional Therapy (and other complementary therapies). Its' key purpose is to protect the public and recommends when seeking a Nutritional Therapist to consult with someone who is CNHC registered.
Laura’s areas of specialism include weight management, digestive disorders/IBS/ulcerative colitis, food allergies & intolerances, female hormone health, thyroid, (PCOS, PMS, menopause and hypothyroidism), adrenal imbalances, including chronic fatigue.
Laura is also a qualified DNA Life practitioner and offers 4 profiles: DNADiet, DNAHealth, DNAOestrogen and DNASport.
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.
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 Fee - £100.00
Follow up Appointment - £80.00
Your first appointment will usually last one hour and your follow up will be approximately 45 minutes. We will ask you to complete a full health and lifestyle questionnaire before your first appointment which will include medical history, current medications and 3 day food and lifestyle diary.
Metabolic balance fee - £820.00
This includes the blood test, personalised meal plan and 8 coaching sessions over 12 weeks.