Margaret is an experienced nutritional therapist, who has published many articles on food and nutrition, for example in The Lancet, The International Journal of Cardiology, The Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Watchfit and Foods Matter. She has given talks and lectures to many groups, including doctors, nutritional therapists, dieticians, nutrition students and schoolchildren.
She provides advice for adults and children, based on a thorough assessment and discussion of an individual's problems and needs. Biochemical tests are recommended when appropriate.
She is a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and has contributed articles on Health Hazards of Sugars, Responding to the Catastrophe at Fukushima and on Lectins to the BANT Newsletter.
She has assessed many articles sent in by their authors to various medical and nutritional journals.
Some of Margaret's own research is summarised on her website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Margaret is a Cambridge University MA, who trained as a teacher of the deaf at Manchester University. She taught in Kenya, Britain and Zimbabwe.
Later she trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, obtaining a DipION in 1992. She is a Chartered Biologist, CBiol, and member of the Royal Society of Biology, MRSB. She is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, CNHC. She sees adults and children with a variety of chronic and complex problems.
The motto of her clinic is "science and compassion." She has lectured to nutritional therapy students at courses run by a variety of colleges.
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.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
The initial consultation costs £60, and lasts about 90 minutes. The cost of follow-up consultations is calculated according to how long they take.
They are charged at the rate of £20 per half hour, with a maximum of £60.
Margaret arranges appointments flexibly, mornings, afternoons and evenings, Mondays to Saturdays. Home visits can be arranged. The cost will depend on where you live. Skype consultations are available where necessary, for example for those living outside the UK.
Margaret works near the M60 and M56 motorways. Stockport Intercity and Heaton Chapel and Burnage local railway stations are fairly close. The clinic is well served by buses, including the 42, 197, and 42A from Manchester, and the 42, 197, 25, 23, and 23A from Stockport. Free parking is available.