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My name is Vicki Gotham. I am an experienced Nutritional Therapist and Weight Management Coach. I practice full time from a natural therapy clinic in Leamington Spa. I am also qualified in Kinesiology and Bioresonance. These additional therapies allow me to dig deeper into the root causes of my clients' health issues. They are effective for assessing many key issues, including food intolerances, nutrient deficiency, gut health, toxin load and hormone balance.
I qualified in Nutritional Therapy in 2007 from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the government recognised Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
To better help clients with stubborn weight issues I also qualified in 2010 as a Coach in the internationally renowned Metabolic Balance® Weight Management programme. This is a highly effective set plan of 8 consultations over 3-4 months. An individually tailored diet is created for you on the basis of an initial blood test. The diet is based on real food to balance and fine tune weight loss hormones.
I became interested in complementary medicine when I experienced first hand the dramatic effect that dietary and lifestyle change can have on overall health. I travelled a lot in my 20’s and became very run down. My diet was terrible. I was fatigued, low mood, my skin and hormones were terrible and I kept falling ill. Worst of all I had a sense of brain fog all the time.
Medical doctors and tests, including two MRIs, kept telling me that I was fine. On paper everything was normal. So I looked further afield. That is when I discovered the world of complementary therapy and my life changed.
I visited a Nutritional Therapist and cleaned up my diet. I discovered and treated a gut infection. At this point I became functional again and started training to become a therapist myself. Since then I have gone on to discover, research and treat further issues - mould exposure and toxicity, various toxins including mercury from metal fillings, a cavitation infection in my gum, adrenal fatigue, parasites, viral issues, SIBO, Lyme disease.
I was what I would call a "complex case". I now see many complex clients with all sorts of unexplainable symptoms. My view however is that all symptoms are explainable - you just need the tools to uncover the root causes. This is where the Bioresonance and Kinesiology shine! I include both of these therapies in all my consultations to investigate root cause issues that need correcting. I combine these investigations with dietary assessment and advice to give my clients a really personalised way forward.
I may also recommend functional laboratory testing if I feel that it will help. The most common tests I order are hormone, adrenal or thyroid panels. I also use a comprehensive functional blood test that is great for getting a good overview of general health. If you have any previous test results then I would be happy to view those as part of your consultation.
I have used Far Infrared therapy as part of my own health journey. It is a deeply penetrating, healing heat, similar to the warmth of sunlight. I use it primarily to boost detoxification, liver and kidney function and lymphatic drainage. Immune function is aided and joint discomfort can be reduced after an Infrared session. In my clinic I have a Far Infrared Sauna - this is like a very large sleeping bag which emits Far Infrared light into the body. It is safe, gentle, very low EMF and a wonderful support to all of the other therapies that I offer. A Far Infrared session can be added onto the end of a regular consultation or can be booked as a stand alone therapeutic session.
I see clients every day of all ages - children and adults, male and female. Health issues are diverse, though I do find that gut issues (especially bloating), fatigue, hormonal and skin issues are very common – and usually interlinked.
I run small group workshops centred around using diet, lifestyle and natural products to reduce toxicity and support better general health. The chemicals and toxins which are ubiquitous in modern life are a health disaster and it is so important to reduce your exposure if you want to be your best. There is usually a practical element to these workshops as I will incorporate therapeutic grade essential oils to provide alternatives to everyday products.
I also run stand alone workshops on how to use these essential oils independently. I am a certified Emotional Aromatherapy Advisor. Essential oils work on a physical and emotional level in the body, which is what makes them so powerful. My workshops are all about empowering participants with the basic information they need to be able to use essential oils safely and effectively for a wide range of health aims.
I would love to hear from you if you want to find out more about how I can help you. I offer a free 15 minute chat - please get in touch to book.
Training, qualifications & experience
2007 - Diploma in Nutritional Therapy - Institute for Optimum Nutrition
2007 - BSc Fd Nutritional Therapy - University of Bedfordshire
2010 - Metabolic Balance Weight Management Coach training
2016 - Cert ASK - Foundation Course in Advanced Systematic Kinesiology
2019 - Emotional Aromatherapy Advisor
2021 - Bioresonance Therapy
British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK)
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.
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.
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Accredited register membership
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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.
£60.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session
Initial Consultation - 1hr 30mins - £90
Follow Up Consultation - 1hr 15 mins - £70
Metabolic Balance Weight Management Programme (incl 8 consultations over 3-4 months) - £950
I offer a FREE 15 minute phone chat to discuss whether a consultation could help you.
I also offer a FREE 30 minute face to face or telephone consultation if you wish to find out more about the Metabolic Balance Weight Management programme.
When I work
Monday 9.30am to 3pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 3pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am to 3pm
Friday 9.30am to 7pm
Saturdays - 9am to 3pm
To investigate and understand your health issues I ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire in advance of your consultation. We can discuss this in depth at your initial consultation at which I will aim to get a detailed picture of your current health issues, your health history and your diet.
I will also use Bioresonance and Kinesiology muscle testing to further assess your health. This enables me to dig deeper into underlying imbalances which may be contributing to your symptoms.
I may also recommend functional laboratory testing if it seems appropriate, though I usually start with the Bioresonance and Kinesiology investigations in the first instance.
At the end of a consultation I will give you recommendations for dietary changes that you can put into practice immediately. I provide meal ideas and handouts to support recommendations that I make.
I am happy to take email or phone queries between consultations. I do not charge extra for this support. I generally recommend 2-6 weeks between appointments, depending on your health issues.
The Metabolic Balance Weight Management programme has a different structure to the above. It is a set plan consisting of 8 consultations over 3-4 months. It commences with a blood test, the results of which are used to generate an individual dietary plan for you to achieve steady sustainable weight loss. I use the Bioresonance and Kinesiology within the structure of the MB plan also.
Small Group Workshops
In addition to my one to one consultations I also offer workshops approximately once per month on various topics. For example..
- Introduction to Essential Oils
- Green Cleaning & Home
- Natural Skincare with Diet, Lifestyle & Essential Oils
- Hormone Balance with Diet, Lifestyle & Essential Oils
- Mood Balancing with Diet, Lifestyle & Essential Oils
- Chakra Balancing
- Aromatic Anchoring for Stress & Mood
Please see my website or facebook page for upcoming dates.