Martina Cowen B.Sc Psych (Open), Dip NT (CNM), BANT, CNHC
I am a passionate believer in the healing power of food and in the amazing changes that good nutrition and change in lifestyle can bring to people's lives. With an ever increasing prevalence of convenience food around us, along with busy lifestyles, it is no surprise that there is an increase in health complaints by so many people.
It is my view that a person's food choices are influenced by number of factors – from availability of various foods, knowledge of not only the effects but also how to get the best out of individual ingredients, to the emotional influences surrounding these choices. It is with this in mind that I see nutritional sessions as a three pronged approach – the food, the cookery and the emotion.
I see clients in clinics in Haywards Heath and Forest Row for one-to-one consultations, but I'm also available for Skype or Zoom calls and home visits.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Nutrition from College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) - Dip NT CNM
Member of the British Association For Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
Member of Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC)
B.Sc. Psychology (Open University)
Certificate in cookery (Australian College of Travel and Hospitality)
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.
Fees are £90 for initial 90 minute appointment and £60 for any subsequent 60 minute session. Longer term programmes are available at reduced cost. This cost reflects the time spend researching clients condition prior and post appointment, the appointment time itself and the personalised plan with specific supplementation recommendation, recipe ideas and meal plan.
I offer clients a free 10 minute conversation prior to booking a session to establish your personal goals and to gain understanding of the benefits, especially if you have not previously had an experience with nutritional therapy.