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 obesity 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
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.
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)
Weekdays and Saturday mornings; evening appointments also available. NOTE: also see patients in Bicester and London
* Food shopping trips
* Personalised kitchen clear-out
* Cooking demonstrations
* Organic/gluten-free/dairy-free catering
Corporate nutritional programmes:
* Individual nutritional therapy consultations for employees
* Group talks/workshops for employees
* Group weight-loss sessions