Melanie Smith

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BSc (Hons), BA (Hons) AfN | Registered Nutritionist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I enjoy my job and I have a real passion for Nutrition.  I live with Crohn's so I do a lot of research into the condition, as well as researching different 'gut issues'.  I love helping people who have Crohn's, as I know how hard it can be when you are first diagnosed, and maintaining your health with all the conflicting advice online (or no advice given to you at all). 

I have been doing lots of research into plant-based diets and I enjoy helping people make the transition from a western diet to their vision of a plant-based diet.  I have just set up a new programme for weight-loss for new vegans.

I am available for one-to-one consultations online but if you prefer,  I can also meet you at the Broadstone Clinic in person.

If you would like to book a free 15 minute call with me, please follow the link to my website

Here are some lovely things my clients have said about working with me:

'I am a mature lady who had a weight problem, but with Melanie's help and advice I am slowly becoming a mature lady without a weight problem.'

'Thank you Melanie for all your help and advice. The nutritional analysis helps me stay on track with my vitamins and minerals.'

'I went along to my session not knowing quite what to expect but Melanie immediately put me at ease. Her knowledge and sense around food and nutrition has helped me change how I eat for the better. I feel healthier more energised and have a healthy eating plan that is easy to stick to and fits our busy family life. Thank you Melanie!'

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Melanie Smith BSc, BA, ANutr
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Bournemouth University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Health Science from Open University
  • Member of the Association for Nutrition
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

My science degree in Nutrition is from Bournemouth University and I have a degree from Open University in Health Studies.

I am fully accredited with the Association For Nutrition which is a voluntary register of competent, qualified nutrition professionals who meet the rigorously applied standards for scientifically sound evidence-based nutrition and its use in practice.

I currently work with Early Years Nutrition Partnership which is an independent social enterprise working alongside nurseries giving nutritional guidance to the setting.

I am currently training to be a counsellor so in the future,  I can support my clients in a more holistic way.

Member organisations

Association for Nutrition (AfN)

The Association for Nutrition is the professional body for the regulation and registration of nutritionists, including public health nutritionists, exercise nutritionists, and animal nutritionists.

The Association aims to protect the public and promote wellbeing by admitting to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) only those who demonstrate high ethical and quality standards, founded on evidence-based science.

It sets proficiency and competence criteria, promotes continuing professional development and safe conduct, and accredits university undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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.


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial 1 hour face-to-face or video consultation is £80.00. 

6 month support programmes are available for £360.00 (works out to £60 per month). 

I offer a free 15 min introduction chat.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Thursday flexible. Also Saturday morning.

Further information

I am studying to be a person-centred counsellor which I hope to incorporate into my nutrition consultations one day.  I am not qualified yet, but I am changing the way I do my nutrition sessions using some of the skills I am learning. 

I will offer empathy and not pity.  I will be genuine and real. I will also have unconditional positive regard, whereas I will provide a safe space to talk freely and without judgement.  

The Dorset Practice, Top Floor, 40-42 High Street,, Old Town, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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