Lydia Leighton

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Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS37 9UQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you want to lose weight for good?  Have you dieted for years and now confused about which foods to eat?  As a Dietitian, with over 15 years experience, I specialise in using behavioural change approaches to support people to manage their weight by guiding them to make the right dietary choices, correctly tailored to their individual lifestyle, nutrition and wellbeing.

I have had a varied career working within the NHS, in hospitals and in the local community, working alongside GPs and other health professionals to support adults and children both as individuals and in groups.

I am passionate about food, cooking and improving lives through good nutrition and supporting a sensible and healthy relationship with what we eat. With young children myself I am very aware of the challenges and use my knowledge in day-to-day life to balance my family’s needs to promote a healthy lifestyle.

I am committed to helping people understand how the food they eat affects health and wellbeing and I work creatively to provide practical dietary advice for real people to enjoy everyday life.

Put simply, I help you to understand how your body responds to the food you eat by making nutritional science easy to understand.

I offer a free telephone consultation to get to know your nutritional issues and discuss goals and expectations from our consultation.  I offer face-to-face, online and telephone support.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSc Hons) 2004 - University of Surrey
  • Registered Dietitian with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Full Member of British Dietetic Association and the Freelance Dietitians Group
  • Post graduate training in Level 1 and 2 Behaviour Change Skills and Mindfulness
  • Post graduate training and expertise in Diet and Diabetes

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Nutrition topics

Information about health conditions (*)

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£150.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Face to Face consultations are offered at the The Old Rectory Clinic, Iron Acton in South Gloucestershire or by Skype or Telephone.

Free 15 minute discovery telephone call to get to know your nutritional issues, discuss goals and expectations.

Initial Consultation £90 includes:

  • 60 minute face-to-face, skype or telephone consultation
  • Pre consultation assessment of health questionnaire
  • Pre consultation assessment of food diary
  • Post consultation personalised report

Review consultation £45 includes:

  • 30 minute face-to-face, skype or telephone consultation
  • Review of your progress with the lifestyle changes you have started making
  • Support with the lifestyle changes you would like to make
  • Motivational discussions
  • Recipe and meal ideas
  • Progression towards long term dietary changes

‘Keep on track’ weight loss review £20 - Suitable for those wishing to lose weight who would like quick, individualised, motivational support for the long term. 

To include:

  • 15 minute face-to-face, skype or telephone consultation
  • Review of progress to date
  • Motivational support
  • Monitoring of weight and/or waist circumference
  • Menu planning, recipe and meal ideas to keep you ‘on track’

Free email support between appointments.

When I work

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Further information

Free parking available at the The Old Rectory, Iron Acton.

The Old Rectory, High Street, Iron Acton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS37 9UQ

Type of session

In person

Key details

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Lydia Leighton
Lydia Leighton