My passion is to help clients feel better through diet and lifestyle, rather than taking pills to suppress their symptoms. I want to find out the root cause of why they are ill and address that root cause. I help both women and men who suffer from chronic illness and are ready to make changes to achieve their health goals. Health starts from the gut, and what we eat and how we look at life have strong effects on our overall health.
I started my journey to become a Nutritional Therapist after a very serious motorbike accident years ago - I spent 7 months in a French hospital, and had to relearn to walk. I was so poorly afterwards and wanted to learn more about how to heal my own body. After the accident I wanted to get pregnant, and ended up doing IVF's and learning everything that could affect fertility. It has been a long road but also such an interesting learning for me, and I feel very passionately about diet and lifestyle and how it can help us feel better. Taking health on your own hands is the most rewarding experience, and well worth it.
I have a strong family history of cardiovascular health problems (I lost my dad at age 46 for heart attack) so I have a keen interest in this area too.
Before the consultation I will ask you to complete a health and nutrition questionnaire and return it to me so I can prepare for our appointment. During the first consultation we will work together to create a personalised nutritional program. My safe effective approach uses food, supplements and lifestyle recommendations to help you meet your health goal whether that's alleviating symptoms or managing your weight.
I recognise that you are an individual with your own biological make-up, health story and preferences. Your plan will fit in with your unique needs and routine. I help you achieve step by step changes for realistic, lasting improvements to your feelings of health.
Regular follow up sessions are encouraged to offer support, monitor progress, and adjust the health plan if necessary.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM). I also teach students at CNM.
I am a fully registered with:
BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)
CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council)
I operate within a strict code of practice designed to ensure the highest standards of practice and patient safety.
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 consultation fee is £150. This includes initial appointment 90min and a diet, supplement, testing recommendations.
Follow up consultations (usually up to an hour) £90.
All consultations are now over Zoom.
For more information, please check my website www.hopevalleynutrition.co.uk and follow me on Facebook: Hope Valley Nutrition and on Instagram: marikawalker_fertility
Please contact me for a FREE chat, to find out how I may help your health problems: 07907 815531 or email email@example.com
I look forward to meeting and working with you!