A serious family illness, turned what had been an interest in food and lifestyle and the impact on health, into a career move. At that point, 20 years ago, I retrained and became a Dietitian which allowed me to focus on nutrition that is so essential for our health and well being.
As a registered Dietitian I have been working with the NHS for the past 18 years working in children's food allergies and gastroenterology. I specialise and am experienced in allergies and food intolerances for children and adults. I am a member of the British Dietetic special interest group in food allergies and teach on their courses.
I'm experienced in helping with all aspects of diet and nutrition at any age however I am particularly interested in digestive health, autoimmune disease, IBS and IBD and aim to provide a holistic approach. If you require a FODMAP diet, I aim to provide as much information in our initial consultations to allow you to follow a plan and provide email support throughout the elimination period.
Treatment for IBD is usually a mix of diet, medication and in some cases surgery. In some cases during flare ups, a short term low reside diet may be needed and I can advise you further on this. Some patients, despite being in remission continue to experience gastrointestinal symptoms. In this case, diet can be used to minimise these symptoms and improve quality of life.
If you have any concerns about your diet in any of the above areas, or wish to discuss how to optimise it for health and wellbeing in general, please feel free to contact me for a confidential non committal discussion.
Skype sessions are also available
Training, qualifications & experience
Dietitians are nutritionists who are government registered and regulated. They are respected health professionals trained to advise on all aspects of food, diet and eating behaviours that relate to health, well-being and performance.
My advice is evidence based, impartial, practical and easy to follow, achievable, and tailored to each individual's needs, goals and current situation.
Consultations will include:
- a full assessment and diagnosis of the nutritional/dietary links in relation to your symptoms and medical conditions.
- Advise to ensure the nutritional adequacy of your diet
- Reports to your GP or medical Consultant and requests for additional investigations or prescriptions (if appropriate)
- Access via phone or email to support you with your diet (included)
I have the following nutrition qualifications:
BSc in Applied Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Cardiff, 2004)
MSc Module in Practical Dietetic Management of Allergies (Southampton University, 2007)
Specialist training in FODMAP diets (Kings College & St Thomas Hospital, 2011/12)
Sports Nutrition (Coventry, PGDip) June 2013
Member of Health Advisory Committee for Coeliac UK (since September 2017)
Please also feel free to email me if you have any questions and I'm happy to let you know if I can help.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
For private consultations I set my rates in line with guidance from the British Dietetic Association.
The initial consultation is £75 and this will include email support. Follow ups are £60. I can also design individually tailored packages and happy to discuss this.
House visits are possible within Cardiff area. Please contact me to discuss this further