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Women's Health Dietitian MNutr, BSc (Hons)

About me

Hi, I'm Monika Bettney, a specialist Women's Health Dietitian and the founder of MB Dietetics (www.mbdietetics.com). I specialise in PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhoea (loss of periods) and the related complaints, such as fertility concerns, anxiety around food, digestive issues and difficulties with achieving & maintaining a healthy weight.

HOW I WORK

I offer both one-off appointments and personalised programmes. During the initial appointment, I will conduct a thorough assessment. Your health is so much more than just the foods you eat and the symptoms you experience. To get a full picture of your health, we will go beyond diet and symptoms to look at your medical history, blood results, lifestyle and environment. This information will help us understand the root cause of your health concerns and develop a plan to address them, which will be detailed in your initial report. The follow up appointments are for reviewing your progress, unpicking any difficulties and agreeing on what you will be working on next. After each follow up appointment, you will receive a written report of the goals we have discussed so that you can continue making progress in between our sessions. For more information on the programmes available, please contact me via my website (www.mbdietetics.com).

MY MISSION & APPROACH

My mission is to empower women to make positive changes to improve their symptoms and optimise their health through tailored nutritional and lifestyle changes. My approach is always evidence-based. I keep up to date with research in the field of women's health and use this knowledge in my daily practice.

The majority of nutrition and lifestyle advice specific to women’s health that I see online are based on narratives of personal testimonials and anecdotes.  And although they can be powerful and emotive, it does not mean that they work. Any diet is not risk free, some can lead to nutritional deficiencies, but all of them will change our relationship with food and affect the way we see foods. People end up stuck with beliefs around food and eating that are based on incorrect information.

I believe that every woman deserves to feel her best, and I am passionate about helping women reach their full potential. I work with each client individually, taking into account her unique needs and goals. 


MY EXPERIENCE

I have a Master's in Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Over the ten years working in the NHS and the private practice, I have gained knowledge in a broad spectrum of conditions. When I see a client for the management of PCOS or lost/irregular periods, I will make sure that my advice does not go against their other conditions, i.e. IBS, disordered eating or food intolerances. I have extensive experience working with women who have had disordered eating and my aim is to support women develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

I have been running a virtual clinic since 2019, prior to this my private practice was based at Lycahealth, Canary Wharf. I use professional technology, so the audio and video are very high quality (similar to what you see in my youtube videos- see below). I work with clients who have healthcare insurance and also those who are self-funding.


MEMBERSHIPS

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) - I work in line with the standards set out by this regulatory body
  • British Dietetic Association
  • The IBS Network-  I have a role as an expert advisor for women with IBS

For more information please visit my website (www.mbdietetics.com) where you cal also book a free introductory call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Master's degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Since graduating, I have worked in busy Teaching Hospitals in London and currently I am a specialist dietitian at an eating disorders unit. I have over ten years of experience working as a nutritionist and a dietitian in NHS and the Private Sector. I have lots of experience working with both neurodiverse and neurotypical people.

I have been engaging in continuous professional development, below are some of the courses that I completed:

- FODMAP Group Training at King's College, London

-Masters Module in Gastroenterology, 20 credits (University of Nottingham) 

- Behaviour Change and Communication Skills for Dietitians module (University of Nottingham)

- Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 4 day course (SDS Seminars, the British Psychological Society, London)

- Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy, 0.5 day course (Eating Disorders Training, Manchester)

- Management of Binge Eating Disorders in dietetic-led community weight management service, 1 day (Eating Disorders Training Day, York)

-Masters Module in Gastroenterology, 20 credits (University of Nottingham) 

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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.

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 15-minute introductory call, just get in touch here: 

Free Introductory Call

Whether you choose to book your appointments one by one or go for a package option, it all starts with a 90minute comprehensive assessment to discuss your condition and how it is impacting on your life and determine your current nutrition status, dietary habits, challenges, and your personal health goals. From there, together we will create a road-map of your care, both personalised and practical to help you manage your symptoms, optimise your health and build healthy habits.

When I work

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If these times do not suit you, please get in touch and we will find a time that works for us both!

Type of session

Online
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Types of client

Young people
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Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
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Monika Bettney

Monika Bettney