Monika Bettney

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The Women's Dietitian & Food Relationship Therapist
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London E14 & Manchester M2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm here to support you in making meaningful changes to your diet and lifestyle, so you can feel your best and cultivate a healthier relationship with food. My expertise lies in areas such as disordered eating, balancing female hormones, enhancing fertility, natural menopause and managing PCOS.

My Philosophy and Approach

I focus on combining Nutrition Science and Behaviour Change Psychology in my practice, with a special look at Women's Health and building a better relationship with food. This approach is my way of tackling the complex factors that affect health and happiness.

Your BODY

I use strong evidence from nutrition research, along with important lifestyle factors like exercise, sleep, stress management, and avoiding harmful environmental toxins, to help you reach your personal health goals. By carefully evaluating your current health, I can offer specific, science-based advice to help you start and maintain positive changes in your life.

Your MIND

My experience with clients shows that just knowing what to do isn't enough for lasting health improvements. Our feelings and thoughts often control our food and lifestyle choices. Even though willpower can keep up changes for a while, old habits tend to come back, which can hinder progress.

Facing challenges can lead to automatic responses like emotional eating. This can result in restrictive eating habits, causing an unhealthy focus on food and body image, or a feeling of losing control, leading to overeating and feelings of shame and guilt. I use Behaviour Change Psychology to supports you in making decisions that align with your values, promoting actions that support your well-being, instead of just following advice because you feel you should.

A Partnership Focused on You

The core of my work is offering personalised, one-on-one support to build a strong client-therapist relationship. This connection is essential for creating trust and understanding, allowing us to work together towards your health and wellness goals with empathy, care, and dedication.

For more information about working together (including prices), please go to www.mbdietetics.com. Book a free introductory call!

FEEDBACK FROM MY CLIENTS

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“Monika is sharp, attentive, and uniquely supportive. I worked with her for six solid months and have seen real breakthroughs in my body image perception and relationship with food. I feel capable of trusting myself and less driven by shame or anxiety. There IS freedom and joy when it comes to eating and nourishing our bodies, and Monika is an excellent guide to getting there. I truly could not recommend her more.” (Sarah)

“Working with Monika has been the best decision I made this year! I have PCOS and an underactive thyroid and had been struggling to lose weight for nearly a decade. I had two early miscarriages in late 2021 and early 2022 and had not been able to fall pregnant since. Since working with Monika, I now have a deeper understanding of how to support my body, my cycles are getting more regular and I'm losing weight more consistently. I am so much confident in my body too and I know what to focus on going forwards! The support and accountability Monika provides is incredible and I highly recommend her services “ (Amy)

“Working with Monika has been one of the best things I could do for myself. She is incredibly knowledgeable and during each session, I unlearn heavily ingrained toxic diet culture behaviours. She’s very supportive and will give you the space you need to find what feels good for you.” (Andreea)

MY EXPERIENCE

As a Registered Dietitian with over twelve years of experience, I've dedicated much of my career to the NHS, focusing on specialties like Gastroenterology (such as IBS, Coeliac, Crohn’s disease), Endocrinology (covering PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, and Thyroid Disease), and Eating Disorders. In 2017, I founded my Private Clinic, motivated by a desire to provide guidance and support for women navigating issues like disordered eating and Women’s Health concerns, often addressing both simultaneously.

I'm passionate about exploring the intricate interplay between nutrition, lifestyle, and female hormones, examining how our mind, gut, hormones, and immune system interact. While women are often seen through a health lens similar to men, our unique needs extend beyond reproductive organs. Supporting hormonal balance and understanding how our menstrual cycle affects gut movement, energy levels, and nutrient requirements are just a few vital considerations.

To embrace a holistic approach in my practice, I've augmented my clinical nutrition expertise with training in behaviour change psychology. This encompasses Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I continuously refine my approach through ongoing education and therapeutic supervision sessions, ensuring alignment with best practice standards.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) - I work in line with the standards set out by this regulatory body
  • British Dietetic Association
  • The BDA Fertility Nutrition Specialist Group
  • The IBS Network- an expert advisor for women with IBS
  • Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

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

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Master's degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Over the last twelve years, I've been actively engaged in professional roles within NHS Teaching Hospitals and the Private Sector, focusing on areas such as eating disorders, gastroenterology, PCOS, and weight management

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HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

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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

£75.00 - £265.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • WPA

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.

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

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Young people
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Monika Bettney
Monika Bettney