Laura Southern, Registered Nutritional Therapist Dip ION, mBANT, mCNHC
Hi, I'm Laura, a Finchley based nutritional therapist. I am passionate healthy eating and the power food has on our bodies.
I see clients for all manner of health conditions. I am experienced in helping people with gastro intestinal issues - IBD, bloating, regulating bowel movements, reflux. Thyroid issues - helping reduce hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain and lack of energy naturally. Food allergies/ intolerances, skin conditions, blood sugar management, and some autoimmune conditions. I consult for a gynaecology firm based at the Portland Hospital so I have a lot of experience supporting pregnant women and women with hormonal issues.
I also have a lot of success in helping clients achieve their weight loss goals healthily, and for the long term.
I also see lots of children and teenagers in my clinic. Being a mother of 3 boys really helps me understand their needs, and yours, as their parent. I am passionate about children's health and am always astounded at the difference even the smallest nutrition tweaks can make.
Clients will always leave the consultation with lots of food ideas, a plan which fits in to their individual lifestyle, knowledge of how the right or wrong nutrition is contributing to their particular health concern, and knowing that they have really been 'listened to'.
I run popular workshops - No Sugar Challenge (for anyone keen to remove all sugar from their diet for a month) and How to reduce sugar in your child's diet (to help navigate the mine-field of packaging, and what you should feed your kids to ensure their long term health). I also run workshops (and work closely) with a private GP these are Managing Your Thyroid and Type 2 and you. These workshops are held at my house in small groups and are very popular.
I also regularly contribute to the media, both TV and press. I've been in Pyschologies, the Daily Express, the Daily Mail and the Jewish Chronicle. I make regular appearances on The Chrissy B show (a programme dedicated to mental health) and have appeared on ITV's Tonight Show talking about childhood health. You can see my latest clip from the Chrissy B show here (you need to scroll to 30 minutes in to see me!)
This is a clip from my latest Chrissy B Show appearance in November 2018 https://youtu.be/SRKrHZagXkI?t=2701
Training, qualifications & experience
DipION from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
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 on request
No- Sugar Challenge workshop - £30 per person for 2 hour workshop
Reducing Sugar In Your Child's Diet workshop - £30 per person for 2 hour workshop
Becoming Gluten Free - £30 per person for 2 hour workshop
"By the way I still can't sing your praises enough. I feel so much better and my clothes all fit again and I feel healthy and great! You're a miracle worker!"
EB, 33yo mother of three who wanted help losing baby weight.
"I was recommended to Laura and was so happy with the help she gave me. She was extremely professional, thorough and passionate and went above and beyond her remit. Her all round knowledge really helped me and I'm so glad I found her! "
R, a 22 yo who sought help over eating issues
"I just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant advice....really found everything you went through great advice and very helpful."
EM - mother of a 6yo boy who came to see me for weight gain
"I had a really positive and thorough session with Laura who was totally professional in every sense of the word. She tailored an easy to follow programme and gave me some great recipes to start me going. I am really pleased with the results so far and hope to be continuing on with her suggestions to keep seeing the improvements. People have commented on how much better my skin and hair looks and I feel a million times better. I would definitely recommend this service for anyone with stomach or digestion issues at it has genuinely helped me feel better."
JJ, female - came to see me about digestion complaints
"I am still keeping it up and have lost approx. 5 lbs in weight. No chocolate of biscuit has passed my lips since I came to you, and I am sticking to all your well taught principles!!! "
AA - 63 yo who successfully completed a No Sugar Challenge in October