Lydia Leighton

Lydia Leighton

The Old Rectory
High Street
Iron Acton
BS37 9UQ

07485 156916

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About me

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.

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

Registered / Accredited


Areas of nutrition I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, 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.


        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.

        Further information

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

        Bristol, BS37 9UQ

        Type of session

        Online nutrition support: Yes
        Telephone nutrition support: Yes
        Face to face nutrition: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified