I am very lucky I LOVE being a Dietitian, it is one of the most diverse, interesting and satisfying jobs. I get to work with such a wide range of clients from home visits with chronic conditions to children with fussy eating habits. Lecturing to working with companies on healthy working lives, no two days are the same.
I work with many nutritional problems including IBS, IBD, Nutritional Support, Obesity, weight management, weight loss surgery, diabetes, heart disease.
I also offer nutritional advice and support with fussy eaters (children and adults), sports nutrition, preconception, pregnancy, breastfeeding, healthy eating/ living and nutritional assessment.
My specialist area of interest is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), weight loss, obesity and weight loss surgery.
I provide training for schools, nurseries, care or nursing homes. I have also delivered training on behalf of the BDA and Strathclyde University.
I work with private companies advising on nutrition in the work place and help them work toward health living awards.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my career at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead back in 2000 and with in 2 years had taken up a post in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. My time in the Hospital was mainly working with Maternal health and helping mums with their nutrition in pregnancy. I moved in 2009 into Community Dietetic where I continue to work. I have also worked in public health roles for NHS 24. I currently split my role part time NHS and Freelance
I have a Bsc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics from Glasgow Caledonian University, HCPC registered dietitian and active member of the BDA.
Recent qualifications include:
- Counterweight and Counterweight Plus training (licenced practioner)
- Qualification from Kings College London in Low Fodmap diet in Functional gastrointestinal disorders.
- BDA Professional development award in Behavioural Change
- Certificate in Sports Nutrition
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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 is £100 per hour depending on time and resources
Follow review appointment is £65
Initial appointment takes around an hour, the price depends on what is required.
Initial appointment includes:
weight, height, body fat analysis and waist circumference if needed.
It includes verbal dietary assessment and diet plan
If IBS patient it includes resources if needed
It includes follow up by phone and email