I am passionate about food and its role in the promotion of optimum health. I always consider your uniqueness in terms of your current health and body function, combined with your goals, lifestyle, preferences and budget. I am here to support you and make it achievable for you, remembering all the constraints you have to work around. Every aspect of your consultation is about meeting your needs and goals, and I work with you to facilitate these. I offer a range of options and flexible, out of hour appointment times.
I am very approachable and understanding, with a supportive manner, and believe that my educational background makes it easy for me to explain information, empowering and inspiring you, as you make any agreed changes to your diet and lifestyle. Included in your consultation is the plan which will support you, with suitable recipe ideas, shopping lists and on-going support.
My practical food expertise, makes it easy to adapt plans and recipes to suit your skills and available time. This includes the choice of ready made foods and snacks, in addition to easy, quickly prepared food.
Please visit my website for full details www.unique-nutrition.co.uk
I offer a range of nutritional services, enabling you to select the most suitable one for you.
Free 15 Minute Introductory Consultation
I welcome the opportunity of being part of the journey to your optimum health. Please take full advantage of my free 15 minute phone consultation which enables you to discuss with me your requirements / any current health concerns. Text / email / phone or visit my website to book http://unique-nutrition.co.uk/contact/
Well Being Centre, Livingston has free car parking at the door and it has disabled access. It is served by both bus and train services. It is a short walk from Livingston North Train Station, with regular trains from Edinburgh and west from Bathgate / Airdrie / Glasgow.
Central Studio, Edinburgh is centrally located just off York Place a few minutes from the tram stop, and a 10 minute walk from Waverley Train Station. The Hair Lounge, Treatment Room, 12A Polwarth Crescent Edinburgh EH11 1HW
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Nutritional Therapist
I have extensive experience within my life long food based career, delivering the curriculum and national examinations in Food and Nutrition and Health & Food Teachnolgy. I undertook further study and clinical practice to become a BANT registered Nutritional Therapist. I am a senior associate of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland.
College of Naturopathic Medicine: Post Graduate Diploma Nutritional Therapy.
Moray House College, Edinburgh: Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education Teaching - Home Economics.
Queen Margaret, Edinburgh: BA Degree in Home Economics - final degree specialism in Nutrition, Food Science & Food Product Development.
Principal Teacher delivering the curriculum and examining within SQA Health & Food Technology to Advanced Higher level. Qualified to degree level within nutrition; food science; diet-related diseases; food hygiene; practical cookery skills; product and recipe development.
Extensive Continued Professional Develpoment and related scientific research within Nutritional Therapy.
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.
Free 15 minute Introductory Phone Consultation to discuss any aspect of the consultation, answer any questions you may have. This also allows you to feel comfortable with your choice of practitioner, prior to booking an appointment.
Individual Consultation with full case history.
Adult Full Case History initial appointment (90 minutes) £65
Adult follow up appointments (60 minutes) £45
Under 18s (£50 & £40)
Included in this: Analysis of your case history and food diary, research of scientific evidence, specifically linked to your case history. A detailed nutrition programme, shopping lists and suggested recipes, tailored specifically for you.
This consultation service is suitable either to support any current health conditions and concerns, or to promote optimum health and well being for the future.
30 minute consultation to discuss a food diary and general food choices (without the case history) to assist you improve your nutrition and food choices. £30
'Promoting Wellness' classes - Promoting Wellness group education classes, from a range of topics (2 hour class) includes knowledge, foods / recipe ideas and information resource pack £20 per person -please see my website for details http://unique-nutrition.co.uk/group-classes/
Cookery Lessons & Classes - available for individuals and groups - please enquire for further details, with prices and timings to suit your individual needs.
Functional Testing: If applicable to individual clients, I can recommend and arrange optional functional tests. This is at your discretion and will be discussed during your case history.
Tailor made individual, group, corporate business, food events: I welcome any requests for custom specific nutritional services/ promoting wellness / practical food skills, please contact me to discuss any requests you may be considering.
Weekend & evening appointments are always available. Flexibility of appointments also currently available from July to mid August during week days. Please call me to arrange a suitable time.
- If applicable - home visits may be available for some client situations. Please contact me to discuss this possible option.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for visiting my website.
Please contact me for any further information, or to discuss any matter not included in this profile, which is relevant to your nutritional enquiry. I look forward to hearing from you, and will be delighted to be a part of the journey towards your optimum health.