Rachael Robinson dip ION mBANT CNHC
I am a Nutritional Therapist supporting clients in achieving their health goals with tailored, realistic plans that work with busy lifestyles. I support clients with changing life stages and health concerns including sleep, stress, hormone balancing, digestion, immune support, female nutrition and weight management.
I grew up with many skin issues, terrible digestion, high stress levels and very little understanding of how I could use food to support and fuel my body. I left my career in sales and completed a 3 and a half year Diploma at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, whilst working with two start-up companies specialising in developing healthy food, and working as a nutrition advisor for a global supplement brand.
I am also the nutritionist at the flagship Champneys Health Spa in Tring. I want to share the changes I have made with others, and hope to show in doing so that eating well can be easy and manageable regardless of your lifestyle.
Health, balance and realistic, sustainable changes are at the core of my programmes for clients. We work together to use nutrition to help you achieve your goals which can be so much fun, and I have seen huge changes for clients through small amendments to their diet and lifestyle. What works for one may not work for another so my focus is to create tailored plans based on specific health goals that matter to my clients.
The Consultation Process
Upon booking your initial consultation a health questionnaire and a 3-day food diary will be sent to you for completion prior to the consultation.
Your initial appointment will last an hour and fifteen minutes where we will discuss your reasons for seeking out Nutritional Therapy and I will explore both your symptoms and their possible root cause so that a tailored health plan can be developed for you.
Together we will develop a health plan which includes food and lifestyle recommendations, supplements and tests if relevant.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition
- Registered with BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)
- Registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
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.
The first consultation is £100 for 90 minutes and a personalised health plan.
Subsequent consultations are £75 for 60 minutes.