Stephanie Bardell (DipION mBANT CNHC)
My aim and motivation is to help educate and support clients in improving their health and lifestyle so that they may become the best version of themselves.
I work alongside clients to bring positive change in their quality of life. Together we look at enhancing or improving their food and lifestyle choices, drawing on functional testing and supplementation when required.
I believe that food should be simple, nutritious and energising but most of all – delicious and enjoyable!
Each individual is unique and therefore I recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
At least 48-hours prior to the consultation, I’d ask that a 3-day food diary and health questionnaire be filled out and returned to me. The information provided allows me to prepare in advance maximising your time with me. During the consultation I will assess your general health and symptoms, family and health history, dietary and lifestyle habits. Then with your goals in mind, an individual health and lifestyle plan can be devised. These may include dietary changes as well as nutritional supplementation if necessary.
Often interpretation of test results from a client’s GP or other Nutritional Therapists is required. I may also recommend some functional diagnostic testing which I can organise through a number of laboratories to investigate potential imbalances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and registered Nutritional Therapist and member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
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.
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.
I offer peripatetic (come to you) consultations in central London, Skype, telephone or face-to-face consultations at clinics in Bexley, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge.
Nutritional support packages include:
· 1 initial consultation + 2 follow-up consultation (4-6 weeks in between)
· Bespoke nutrition and lifestyle plans (x3 – following each consultation)
· Optional weekly Skype/telephone support
· Bespoke meal plans
· Bespoke recipe pack
· Nutrition guidance pack
* Please get in touch for a no-obligation chat.
I offer evening and weekend sessions.