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About me

Looking for dietary advice you can trust? I'm an experienced and passionate HCPC Registered Dietitian with 9 years' experience. I run a clinic in Bristol where I help clients with diet and nutritional health concerns:

  • Weight loss and weight management
  • Allergies and intolerances
  • Mental health nutrition
  • IBS, gut health, low FODMAP diet
  • Relationship with food
  • High blood pressure, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol

My friendly and approachable manner ensures clients feel completely comfortable that they’re in the best hands. Teamed with my evidence-based approach and continued fascination in everything nutrition and health, you can be sure that the advice you go away with will be sound. I am also trained in behaviour change and motivational techniques for those who need some encouragement and a little nudge in the right direction.

I have been qualified since 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Surrey and have pursued a career spanning both NHS and private practice ever since.

If you have any questions or to arrange a free consultation, please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Nutrition & Dietetics BSc (Hons)
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Behaviour Change Training Level 1-3
  • Dietary Management and the Low FODMAP Diet in IBS
  • Advanced Dietetics in Eating Disorders
  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Member of the BDA Freelance Dietitians Group
  • Member of the BDA Obesity Specialist Group
  • Member of the BDA Mental Health Specialist Group

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HCPC

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Nutrition topics

Information about health conditions (*)

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Fees

From £70.00 to £159.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs, answer any questions you might have and give you all the details you need for clinic appointments.

Fees vary depending on clinical conditions and the time required for appointments. We will assess your needs during the initial telephone call where a decision will be made about time required for appointments and associated cost.

  • Initial 90 minute appointment: £159
  • Initial 60 minute appointment: £109
  • Follow up 45 minute appointment: £95
  • Follow up 30 minute appointment: £70

When I work

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Tuesdays (online only): 11am - 7pm availability

Wednesdays (online or in person appointments): 8.30am - 5.30pm availability 

Clifton Physiotherapy, Unit 1-2, 118 Hampton Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS6 6JD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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