May Simpkin is a UK-based Masters qualified nutritionist with a down-to-earth approach when it comes to healthy eating for weight loss or improving debilitating symptoms like IBS, fatigue and disrupted sleep as well as difficulty with menopause symptoms. She believes in eating real food and cooking from scratch to create simple meals that are nutritious, colourful and flavoursome.
She is passionate about empowering confidence, with the right tools and knowledge to ensure vitality, energy and lifelong health.
Through nutrition, a large number of health symptoms can be alleviated and in some cases, significantly.
Over the last few years, there has been an increasing understanding of the link between gut integrity and total health. By ensuring that food is well digested and well absorbed, we can help the body to ensure it receives enough nutrients to improve health.
Some of the health issues where Nutritional Therapy can help are:
- Gut Health; Difficult Digestion, Wind, Bloating, Bowel Discomfort/Difficult Movements
- Weight Management; Overweight/Weight Gain, Healthy Eating, Balanced Dieting, Cravings, Children/Teenagers
- Immune Function; Colds/flu, Cold Sores, Low Energy
- Stress/Fatigue; Managing Cravings & Energy Levels, "Tired all the Time", Mental Health
- Women’s Nutrition & Health; Thyroid problems, Hormone problems, Mood Fluctuations
- Men’s Nutrition & Health; Heart Health, Stress and Energy Levels, Balanced Diet
- Children’s Nutrition & Health (incl. Infants/Pre-School); Healthy Eating, Encouraging Balanced Diet, Food Allergy/Intolerance
- Skin Health; Dry skin, Spots/Pimples
- Sports Nutrition: Optimal Nutrition/Performance
- Life Stages: Balanced/Healthy Diet for all Ages
A bad diet, lacking in the right nutrients can account for a number of conditions that, all too often, you accept as part of your normal lives.
Your health is important! With a little more understanding and careful guidance, you can take simple steps to make changes that can have a profound effect on your health and wellbeing.
May can help you achieve this!
Training, qualifications & experience
My interest in food, its therapeutic uses and the impact it can exert on our lifestyle, prompted me to study Nutritional Therapy and I have been passionate ever since.
I continued studying until I achieved an MSc with Merit in Personalised Nutrition which has added enormous value to my research and clinical capability. The course focuses on personalised healthcare using the “Functional Medicine” approach, which primarily addresses disease prevention and underlying causes of chronic illness, using both mainstream and complimentary approaches. It has allowed me to consider a more systems based approach to health, providing a deeper insight into how any potential imbalances in one area may be influencing or linked with another.
My clinical experience since qualifying has highlighted that we all have unique nutritional requirements and a ‘one-size fits all’ is not appropriate across different groups; gender, age, stage of life are all significant factors.
By improving knowledge and understanding of how food affects your wellbeing and by providing practical, achievable plans for private and corporate clients, your overall health and quality of life can be significantly enhanced.
As a qualified and fully insured practitioner, I have met the strict criteria required for the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition (BANT) and am a registered practitioner with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC); a government accredited voluntary register. I am bound by a strict code of ethics in clinical practice. I am a registered member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
To keep up to date with breaking developments and further my knowledge, I regularly attend seminars/workshops/conferences, either through my role as Chair on the Continual Professional Development Committee at BANT or on a personal level.
My role as Chair of the Continual Professional Development Committee of BANT also ensures that I work closely with key members of the profession.
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.
Initial “One to One” Consultation
During an initial Nutritional Therapy consultation, I will:
- Discuss your goals and current health status
- Link your current diet choices and lifestyle to any symptoms
- Provide a sound understanding of your nutritional requirements
- Discuss a specific protocol to help you achieve your health goals, which will include diet/lifestyle recommendations, meal/recipe suggestions and if necessary, supplement advice and nutritional laboratory tests to gain further insight into your health status.
This appointment takes approximately 1hr 15mins. Prior to your first consultation, you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and a 5-day food diary. This will ensure that the consultation time is used effectively to discuss your goals and individual recommendations.
The consultations are conducted a fully confidential basis.
Initial Consultation fee £125
Follow-up Consultations after 3-4 weeks, take approximately 45-60 mins and are intended to monitor progress and make adjustments if necessary. Further advice and recommendations will be offered to help achieve your health goals.
Follow-up & Subsequent Consultations £95
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How Can We Work Together?
Book in for a face-to-face initial appointment.
My home clinic in Claygate/Esher, Surrey
The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
With a number of global clients, I successfully provide personalised consultations via Skype or phone. My service and approach is exactly the same and tailored to fit in with your busy lifestyle.
If cooking is your main interest, then why not attend or arrange a Healthy Cooking Workshop? This is a unique opportunity for a small group of you to take part in an interactive cooking demonstration, whilst learning about all things health-related. Having seen how to make the dishes and enjoyed a nutritious meal, you will leave inspired to replicate the meals in your own kitchen. Full details can be found under "Events" on my website.
What My Clients say:
“One of the best things I have ever done was to go and see May……..Thank you, May for helping me to get back to “normal” and anyone hesitating before taking the plunge to see her…..please don’t !! The investment in your health is so worthwhile.”
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“My experience working with May Simpkin has been very rewarding and has resulted in significant progress against my objectives of weight loss and increased energy.
May’s approach to nutrition is pragmatic and positive. It’s not about crash dieting or regimens that would require an inordinate amount of time, energy, and money to implement. Instead, her approach centres on teaching the fundamentals of nutrition, understanding my needs, and proposing a range of alternative, superior alternatives…..
Throughout our cooperation, May has maintained a positive and encouraging manner. After each meeting with her, I leave feeling energized and determined to keep improving further.
I am grateful to May for her support and would recommend others to work with her to help achieve their health and nutrition objectives.”
Call me now on 07958 137225 for a free 15-minute “no obligation” telephone consultation to discuss your personal health goals, lifestyle demands and medical conditions, so that I can assess how I may be able to help and support you to regain and maintain your health.
Please enquire to arrange a convenient time. Evening and weekend appointments available.
I am registered with Cigna HealthCare as a Healthcare provider (Ref: 204376). Increasingly health care insurance companies are recognising the benefits of seeing a nutritionist as part of your treatment plan and others may also authorise reimbursement of any fees paid.
I regularly run 4-night/5-day Health Retreats at the beautiful Chateau de la Vigne in the Loire Valley, France. This programme is designed to kick start your health & wellness, leaving you rejuvenated and re-energised with a personalised plan of action. My approach is realistic, practical and achievable and will help you address specific health issues which may be preventing you from reaching optimum health and peak performance. It is an ideal activity to include in a corporate wellness programme.
Please enquire for further details
As an added benefit of working with me, you can continue to increase your knowledge and understanding through my Continued Support Programme. Through my regular newsletter and website, I will keep you up-to-date with the latest diet and nutrition advice as well as access to recipes and other useful information.