Hi, I'm Nicola and I'm a qualified Nutritional Therapist & Naturopath.
I would love to help you regain your health and vitality and will work with you on a one to one basis to determine the root cause of your symptoms or to simply reach your health goals.
Once this is established we will nourish your body and address any deficiencies or toxicities using food as medicine, incorporating diet and lifestyle changes and supported by high quality supplements and state of the art diagnostic testing, when required.
Consultations are carried out at either of my clinics in Calne or Marlborough in Wiltshire or alternatively from the comfort of your own home via skype.
About Nutritional Therapy:
Nutritional Therapy is a therapeutic approach to addressing medical conditions and their associated symptoms.
Using the Functional Medicine Model and incorporating state of the art testing, where required, we aim to get to the root cause of your symptoms or health concerns, rather than just treating the symptoms and leaving the root cause to continue unresolved.
Once we have established the root cause we address this imbalance, correcting any nutrient deficiencies or toxicities, using a specifically tailored diet and high quality supplementation, when necessary.
We may also recommend key lifestyle changes addressing exercise, sleep, stress and social connections which all have a crucial role to play in our overall physical and mental health.
Naturopathy is a system of health care which promotes the body’s own self-healing mechanism.
A Naturopath believes in supporting the person as a whole, rather than just treating the disease. When the person is supported physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and all these areas are in balance, the body will automatically return to good health.
As a Naturopath I am also trained to understand a number of different specialisms to better enable me to establish the root cause and address your health concerns, including:
Naturopathic Nutrition, Detoxification, Hydrotherapy, Tissue Salts, Bach Flower Remedies, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Bodyworks and Iridology.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition, The College of Naturopathic Medicine, London
- Diploma in Naturopathy, The College of Naturopathic Medicine, London
- Full member of British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
- Full member of Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP)
- Full member of Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- Full member of Naturopathic Nutrition Collective (NNC)
- Assistant Supervisor at The College of Naturopathic Medicine, BristoL
- Member of the Exhibitions Team at The College of Naturopathic Medicine, London
- Specialist Brain Health Practitione for Cytoplan
- Nutritional Therapist Volunteer at Penny Brohn UK (Cancer Charity)
- Committed to continuous professional development, attending seminars & training
Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
The ANP is a professional Association representing Naturopathic Therapists. They are internationally connected and in touch with the politics of health and the safeguarding of natural therapies.
All ANP members have had to have undertaken an accredited course and abide to the ANP code of ethics to be accepted into the association.
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.
Telephone Consultation: (FREE)
If you are considering booking a Nutritional Therapy Consultation I can offer you a FREE 10 minute telephone call, to talk through your health concerns and ask any questions to determine if we think that Nutritional Therapy can help you.
If we are both happy to proceed I will send you detailed health questionnaire to complete, along with a 3-day food diary.
Once you have completed these and returned them to me I will contact you to arrange a suitable time (and place) for your initial consultation.
Initial Consultation: (£120)
Once I have received your completed health questionnaire and 3-day food diary I will start work on your case, including:
Analysis of health questionnaire
Identification of key areas of concern
Analysis of food diary
Identification of nutrient deficiencies
60-90 minute consultation, to include:
Systematic review of all bodily systems
Consider family history & genetics
Review medications and supplements
Analysis of any relevant blood tests
Talk through concerns and goals
Advise on testing, where appropriate
Advise on any supplementation, where appropriate
Devise a diet and lifestyle plan - to be sent to you within 7 days.
We would then book you in for a Follow-up Consultation for around 4-6 weeks time.
Follow-up Consultation: (£60)
45-60 minute consultation, to include:
Review of progress
Analysis of any test results
Re-evaluate diet and lifestyle changes
Re-evaluate any supplements
Re-evaluate the need for testing
Devise a revised diet and lifestyle plan - to be sent to you within 7 days.
Packages are also available:
Simple Package: (£150) - A saving of £30.00
1 x Initial Consultation
1 x Follow-up Consultation
Complex Package: (£230) - A saving of £70.00
1 x Initial Consultation
3 x Follow-up Consultations
Concessions: Details available upon request.
Children's Consultations 50% Discount (Parent/Legal Guardian to be Present).
I run clinics throughout the week (evenings/weekends upon request).
Home visits can be arranged.
Skype consultations are available.
FREE parking at both locations.
"I visited Nicola recently regarding a range of ailments that had been bothering me and was feeling lethargic, tired and overweight. Nicola was so kind and knowledgeable and listened to every word I had to say. She came back to me with such good advice and a plan that I could easily follow. When I returned for my follow-up appointment I genuinely felt like a new person! I would wholeheartedly recommend Nicola to anyone wishing to feel better about themselves or who is simply lost in the confusing world of nutrition and would like to speak to a voice of sensible reason." Solance
"I contacted Nicola when I was in severe pain waiting to be seen by the NHS and found her to be very welcoming and extremely professional. She was very thorough when gathering information regarding my symptoms, medical history, family history etc to try to identify the root cause of my problem. She provided me with a detailed analysis of her findings, together with a plan of how to help my body heal and the steps to take towards long-term care. With her help I am now feeling so much better. Nicola is extremely passionate about helping people and is an excellent listener. I would not hesitate in returning to see her in the future." Julie
"Having always struggled with feeling run down, with a lack of energy and generally feeling the cold far more than was normal I decided to seek expert advice. I contacted Nicola and she could not have been more helpful - she was very friendly and professional and has such a wealth of knowledge. She made a few changes to my diet and lifestyle and recommended a few short-term supplements and I can honestly say I feel so much better, not just physically but mentally too. I would recommend that anyone with any kind of health issue contacts Nicola for advice and support." Lucy