Richa Puri

Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7LQ
07946 331 790 07946 331 790
Gerrards Cross, Bucks, SL9 7LQ

About me

Registered Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner. Specialising in women's health including polcystic ovarian syndrome, fertility, mental health and gut health. I have several locations where I can work from in and around Buckinghamshire and London including Farnham Common, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and St Johns Wood. I am also available for skype consultations. As a yoga teacher my work is very holistic. I believe to feel well we must look at mind, body and soul as a whole to address any underlying cause of dis-ease.

I have worked in the healthcare profession as a pharmacist for 10 years. My approach with my patients was always a holistic approach rather than trying to treat with medication first. Many diseases we now see are lifestyle related diseases which often only get treated on the surface.

When working with clients I draw upon my extensive combined science-based (pharmacy and nutrition) background and training to achieve their unique health goals. My own health journey started as young as 12 and led me down a long journey of healing from the inside out. Having tried the traditional medicine root and feeling I did not see a significant improvement I embarked on my own journey of exploring how nutrition and lifestyle could help me.

My own journey to optimum health then culminated in training as a qualified Akhanda yoga teacher at Anand Prakash Ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas learning all about mind, body and soul wellness and how all are interconnected and 3 years nutrition training at the prestigious Institute of Optimum Nutrition. I then completed further training with the Institue of Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine to Clinical Practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Pharmacy - University of Manchester
  • Nutritional Therapy Diploma - Institute of Optimum Nutrition
  • Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice - Institute of Functional Medicine

Member organisations

BANT

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.

CNHC

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

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

Nutrition topics

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.

Fees

One to one individual sessions and packages available

77 Dukes Wood Drive
Gerrards Cross
Bucks
SL9 7LQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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