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I have always had a keen interest in the link between nutrition and health. I trained firstly as a Dietitian and and worked both in hospital medicine and in General practice. In 2006 I studied Nutritional therapy for 3 years to gain a better understanding of how nutrition can help restore health to individuals suffering from chronic illness.
Since 2010 I have worked at the Woodbridge Complementary health Centre seeing a variety of clients.
Nutritional medicine is about restoring health by making changes to a person's diet and using vitamin, mineral, essential oil and herbal supplements to help bring about healing.
We are genetically unique and this naturally leads to differences in how our digestion, hormonal and metabolic processes work. Nutritional therapy takes this into account and during a consultation clients are asked questions about their health and diet to help understand which diet might be the most beneficial for them.
Tests can help to identify imbalances. I use a food intolerance blood test within the clinic setting and the results are processed during the consultation.
Other tests including stool tests, hair mineral analysis, detailed thyroid profiles, measurement of omega 3 fatty acids and cortisol saliva can be arranged through external laboratories.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Foundation degree in Nutritional therapy
- Registration with BANT
- Registration with CNHC
- 30 hours of professional development training annually to maintain registrations
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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: 1 hour, involving a clinical and dietary assessment. A written treatment plan is provided along with handouts for certain conditions, supplement advice and a drug nutrient interaction check if required.
Second consultation: A half an hour appointment to discuss progress and to make further recommendations.