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Maureen Houston has been in clinical practice in Oxford continuously since January 2002, helping hundreds of patients resolve a very wide range of health concerns.   Even for people who consider themselves healthy, Maureen spends time teaching, coaching and encouraging them to cook and eat more healthily to boost their vitality, increase energy levels, and remain youthful in body and mind.

Maureen gave up a successful stockbroking career to train in the United States as an exercise therapist. She became a certified Callanetics® teacher, and ran the Callanetics® franchise in Central London for ten years.

A lifelong passion for food, and enthusiasm for fitness and health, led to three years of full-time study in health science & clinical nutrition at the University of Westminster, gaining an honours degree (2001). Maureen completed a Master’s degree in **** and weight management at the University of Chester in 2011. She attends monthly lectures in all aspects of nutrition, keeping abreast of constantly changing opinions and new discoveries in this field.

Maureen is an active member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapists (BANT), which enforces a strict code of professional practice. In addition, she is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulatory body for nutritional therapists. She carries professional indemnity and medical malpractice insurance through Balens.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully qualified Registered Nutritional Therapist
BSc Health Science & Nutritional Therapy, University of Westminster, 2001
MSc Obesity & Weight Management, University of Chester, 2012

Maureen Houston has been in clinical practice in Oxford continuously since January 2002

Member organisations

BANT

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.

CNHC

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Nutrition topics

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.

Fees

First appointment £95.00 (90 minutes)
Follow-up appointments £65.00 (60 minutes)

Discount packages available when paid in advance:
6 follow-up appointments: less 10%
12 follow-up appointments: less 15%
(particularly useful for weight loss)

Further information

Additional services:
* Food shopping trips
* Personalised kitchen clear-out
* Cooking demonstrations
* Organic/gluten-free/dairy-free catering
* Talks/workshops

Corporate nutritional programmes:
* Individual nutritional therapy consultations for employees
* Group talks/workshops for employees
* Group weight-loss sessions

Beaumont Street Chiropractic Clinic
30 Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2NY

The Summertown Clinic
362 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 7PP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French, Spanish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Weekdays and Saturday mornings; evening appointments also available. NOTE: also see patients in Bicester and London

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01869-320-527 01869-320-527

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07971-029-113 07971-029-113
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