Paula Jones Dip BCNH MBANT CHNC
Welcome to my nutrition clinic NutriChoice, where focus is on achievable, diet and lifestyle changes. I believe every individual has their own unique dietary and nutritional requirements. My aim is to pin point underlying factors contributing to health issues, rather than simply working with symptom presentation.
My working career began as a professional dancer, dance teacher and later a Pilates instructor. In my early twenties I experienced an unexpected decline in health, experiencing multiple chronic symptoms of no obvious cause. In seeking to manage my own health, I developed an interest in nutrition.
My motivation to learn led to my studying at the prestigious UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH), where I graduated with distinction. Since qualification I am proud to have developed NutriChoice, my nutritional therapy consultation company. In addition I have been a proud member of the BCNH clinical tutor team, supporting the learning of BSc honours students in clinical practice. Whilst also working as the Clinic Director at Good Health Nutrition (GHN), the specialist nutritional therapy teaching clinic in association with BCNH.
I am thrilled to announce a recent return to the dance studio where I am teaching dance once again!
NutriChoice focuses on realistic, achievable, diet and lifestyle changes. Recognising that each individual has their very own unique dietary and nutritional requirements whilst focusing on pin pointing underlying factors rather than simply working with symptom presentation.
All consultations are 1 hour unless otherwise discussed.
How many visits?
Consultation attendance is dependent on a variety of key factors such as reasons for visit, your compliance and duration/complication of health concerns. For some, 2 consultations are sufficient whilst on average 3-4 consultations may be necessary.
Nutritional therapy does not rely on supplements for health benefits. A supplement programme will only be suggested if believed beneficial to the individual.
Functional Laboritory Tests?
Functional tests can be an effective tool in determining underlying factors involved in health concerns. If deemed beneficial this would discussed with the client at length.
The 3 C’s......Consistent Client Care
Between appointments you can be assured that you are welcome to contact myself at NutriChoice via email.
NutriChoice.....removing the guess work from nutrition choices
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2008 I graduated from BCNH with a distinction.
Strongly committed to continuing my professional development, I regularly attend lectures and seminars, keeping up to date with the latest research. I’m a registered member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.
I thoroughly enjoy working with both adults and children.
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Please contact Paula direct for consultation fees
Each consultation is 1 hour
Often with Nutritional Therapy the greatest percentage of work is beyond the actual appointment itself.
My fee includes all work completed outside of each hourly consultation ie personnalised report building/writing & tailored guidelines, potential health concern & medication research, supplement contraindications & tailored programme, diagnositic test recommendations/analysis.
My personal experience has given insight into life changing health problems and coping with long term chronic ill health. I believe strongly that developing an understanding of health and nutrition can enable people to make informed choices, maximising their health and enabling them to feel back in the driving seat of their own wellbeing.
Eat, Drink and Be Healthy!