Lucy Harper MSc mBANT CNHC
Do you want more energy and vitality? To feel good after eating? To feel you can enjoy your food without deprivation or worry?
I am a registered nutritional therapist and can help you uncover the root causes of your health issues. I can work with you to establish achievable dietary goals to help you achieve long-term health. To inspire you, motivate you and support you to achieve better health and well-being.
I work with those who are feeling under par, who struggle with weight management, energy levels, may be stressed, depressed or low as well as with clients who may have any number of chronic conditions. I look at what small changes to your diet and lifestyle can help you to resolve your symptoms.
I have a particular interest in supporting those who suffer with gastrointestinal issues and possible food intolerances which may be affecting your health. I use evidence based dietary and lifestyle advice to help you over come these issues in a holistic way. Supplements to fast track change may be used based on scientific studies, and diagnostic testing may be carried out if appropriate to gain further information.
Making adjustments to your nutrition and to your lifestyle can make a real difference to the way you feel!
Healthy eating does not mean deprivation as I will inspire you and support you in your journey towards better health!
What happens in a session?
You will be sent a detailed health questionnaire prior to the initial session and will be asked to do a three-day food diary. The questionnaire and food diary will ideally be returned to me prior to the first meeting.
During the session, which will last approximately 90 minutes, we will work out a plan that incorporates dietary and lifestyle changes and fits your individual needs and circumstances. Supplements and or diagnostic testing may be suggested if it is thought appropriate.
If it is thought a food intolerance may be at the route of your health issues, you may be supported to follow a food elimination diet for a couple of weeks to establish if there are any changes in signs and symptoms. You would be given ideas and recipes to help you over that period of time.
Follow-up sessions are usually about 30 to 40 minutes long and the number of sessions would depend on your goals, initial state of health and how much support you feel you need.
If you are unsure whether Nutritional Therapy is for you why not call me for a chat? I offer a free 15 minute consultation either by telephone or face-to-face to give you an opportunity to explain your health concerns to ascertain in what way I may be able to support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified as a nutritional therapist with an MSc in Nutritional Therapy and I'm a registered member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the government recognised Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I am fully insured.
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.
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.
When our energy is low, we are out of shape and our digestion isn't what it should be, there are some major imbalances that need to be addressed. We are highly complex and biochemically unique. In my experience, it takes a minimum of 3 months to bring about lasting change and to embed positive healthy habits. We will work together following a plan that is tailored specifically to you. I offer different levels of support to achieve this and my programmes start from £320 and range up to £720.
Booking a package helps you to maintain the momentum and achieve your goals and makes nutritional therapy more cost effective.
If you are unsure that a package is right for you, just book for the initial session. At the end of this session we can then decide what type of package would be most suitable for you. In the unlikely event of us deciding, that for whatever reason, we can't work together you can then simply pay for the initial session.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation either by telephone or face-to-face to for you to talk about your health concerns and to see in what way I may be able to support you.
I also offer a one-off session for tailor made healthy eating advice. This can be very beneficial if you feel you are already on a healthy diet but want to check that you are on the right track or if you need some advice on how to best achieve weight loss without calorie counting!
Whilst I see clients with numerous different issues I am particularly passionate about supporting clients who present with digestion related problems. Due to food intolerances in the family, we tend to be gluten and dairy free which has given me great insight into alternative and exciting cooking.
I can see you at the consultacy rooms in Henleaze, Bristol and I offer evening sessions as well as day time sessions. There is off street parking and very easy access.