Maggie Thorpe MA H.Ed, FHEA, MBANT, CNHC
I am an experienced and professionally registered Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner working in the West Sussex and Surrey areas. I work in private clinical practice offering one-to-one nutrition consultations as well as run group talks, workshops and short courses on all aspects of nutrition and healthy eating. I also provide nutrition consultancy for local and national organisations.
Why use nutritional therapy?
You may want to simply check that you are on the right track with regard to healthy eating. You may want to lose weight or get help with symptoms. Nutritional therapy practitioners recognise that each person is an individual with unique requirements and take time to define a personalised nutrition plan rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Nutrition information and advice
The focus of our sessions together will be on helping you to improve and sustain an optimum level of health and well-being by finding new and better ways of eating that is right for you. We will work together to enable you to make the changes you agree are appropriate and achievable and progress is made at a pace that is right for you.
If you would like to find out more about how nutritional therapy can help you before arranging a consultation, please give me a call or send an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified in 2002 as a nutritional therapy practitioner with the Raworth College of Natural Medicine and the Centre for Nutrition Education. I have worked in private clinical practice since qualifying and attend regular courses and workshops to ensure that my practice knowledge is kept up to date with the latest research.
I have worked closely with the nutritional therapy professional body, BANT, on their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee and chaired the committee for 3 years. I also worked on the BANT Supervision programme, as part of the project team that researched and put forward the proposal for the Supervision Programme which is now running successfully across the UK.
I am a qualified college and university lecturer completing my Masters Degree in Higher Education in 2016 where I researched the student experience of blended learning in Nutritional Therapy clinical training. As an educator, I have held a number of roles in lecturing and assessment, clinical and research supervision, module and year leadership and personal tutoring on Diploma, BSc and MSc programmes in Nutritional Therapy. I am also an external assessor for nutritional therapy clinical practice qualifications. Alongside my nutritional therapy role, I also develop and run workshops and training sessions for Adult & Community Learning providers on all aspects of healthy eating and nutrition.
I am also a registered Reflexology practitioner.
BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) - Full member
CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) - Full member
Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Academy - now Advance HE)
AOR (Association of Reflexologists) - Full member
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.
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 Nutritional Therapy Consultation £80 (75 to 90 minutes) - fee includes a summary nutrition plan produced and sent following the initial consultation
Follow-up Nutritional Therapy Consultation £50 (45-60 minutes)
Additional costs may include personalised supplement plans and/or functional testing
Reflexology treatments £45