Sue Vaughan, Registered Nutritional Therapist, DipION, mBANT, mCNHC
I am a clinical Registered Nutritional Therapist. I work mostly with men and women who want to improve their health and wellbeing through manageable changes to their diet and lifestyle. I support clients with various health issues, particularly those which can develop during mid life, including fatigue, hormone imbalances, gut dysfunction, autoimmune conditions, and progressive conditions such as Parkinsons and dementia. My aim is to support my clients to achieve optimal health and nutritional status as they grow older.
Nutritional Therapy is evidence based, tailored to the individual and integrates well with conventional medicine. It uses the Functional Medicine model recognising that diet and lifestyle are significant environmental influences on an individual's health and physiology. It focuses on investigating and addressing the root causes of ill health rather than just the symptoms.
Dietary analysis of your whole person is undertaken and your individual health challenges discussed. Hereditary health concerns, current symptoms and diagnosed health conditions are also considered as well as your lifestyle and personal goals. A personalised diet can help protect against ill health, restore optimum energy and promote good health, vitality and well being.
I understand the challenges which mid life can bring, and the benefits of eating healthily. Having resolved many of my own health issues through diet I can offer practical, suitable suggestions.
How I work
I offer an initial 10 minute phone call, with no obligation, to discuss any issues you have and how I can help you.
At your initial consultation we explore the potential root causes of your symptoms that may result from dietary and lifestyle imbalances, and tailor advice to your individual needs. I show you to how to make more appropriate food and lifestyle choices to support your health and well being.
I like to work with clients for a minimum of 3 months to help them attain their health goals, and be able to sustain them in the longer term.
Initially I send you a questionnaire to detail your health profile and food diary. I advise a follow up consultation after 2-4 weeks to assess the success of the food plan.
I charge £75.00 for the initial consultation, and £55.00 for each follow up appointment. I also offer various consultation packages with differing levels of support so that you can select the most appropriate one for you.
Testing and Supplements
I like to use functional testing where it is helpful, to assess your vitamin, mineral and/or hormone levels and digestion through private laboratories and via the NHS to identify nutrient deficiencies or imbalances that may be manifesting as symptoms. I also sometimes test to identify food sensitivities. I may advise supplements to support your health. Tests are charged in addition to the consultation fee, and are optional.
In addition, I also work with teenagers to help them become more knowledgeable and confident about healthy eating and to support them with any health issues they may be experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (DipION) and I see clients at my home in Buckinghamshire.
Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (DipION) from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
Registered with BANT (The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy).
Registered with CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
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 vary according to services offered. Please contact me to arrange a free no obligation 10 minute call during which I can assess your Nutritional Therapy needs and provide further information about my consultation packages and programmes as required.
My working hours can be flexible to meet your requirements.