Vicki Gotham BA(Hons), Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC, CertASK, Metabolic Balance Coach
The Traditional Acupuncture Centre
19 Binswood Street
01926 885263 / 07786 587517
My name is Vicki Gotham. I am an experienced Nutritional Therapist, Systematic Kinesiologist and Weight Management Coach. My aim is to support you in improving your diet and lifestyle in order to address your health issues and attain your health goals.
I have experienced firsthand the dramatic effect that dietary changes can have on overall health. I travelled extensively in my 20’s and became very run down. My diet was terrible. Something had to change. That is when I discovered the world of complementary therapy and I have been hooked ever since!
I qualified in Nutritional Therapy 10 years ago from the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I am proud to be a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the government recognised Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
In seeking to help clients with stubborn weight issues I have also qualified as a Coach in the internationally renowned Metabolic Balance® Weight Management programme.
I have more recently added Kinesiology to my list of therapies. This is a holistic therapy using the body’s bio-feedback mechanism through muscle testing to gain information about the client. Having experienced this incredible therapy numerous times myself I was compelled to train as a practitioner to add a whole new dimension to my consultations.
I practice from the Traditional Acupuncture Centre in Leamington Spa, however I can offer phone and Skype consultations too. I see clients of all ages - male and female. Health issues are diverse, though I do find that gut issues, fatigue, hormonal and skin issues are very common – and usually interlinked! My aim is to offer achievable and practical dietary advice to get to the root cause of poor health and to start to improve it from Day One.
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
British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Association of Systematic Kinesiology (ASK)
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Anaemia *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease *
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Eating disorders *
- Endometriosis *
- Fibromyalgia *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Infants and pre-school children
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Life stages
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
- Obesity *
- Osteoporosis *
- Polycystic ovary syndrome *
- Pregnancy and preconception
- Premenstrual syndrome *
- Schoolchildren and teenagers
- Skin health and conditions *
- Sports nutrition
- Thyroid problems *
- Tiredness *
- Weight gain
- Weight management
- Women's nutrition
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Initial Consultation - 1hr 15mins - £60
Follow Up Consultation - 1hr - £40
Metabolic Balance Weight Management Programme (incl 8 consultations over 3-4 months) - £695
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 our more about the Metabolic Balance Weight Management programme.
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 Kinesiology muscle testing to further assess your health. This enables me to dig deeper into underlying imbalances which may be contributing to your symptoms. Muscle testing is especially helpful for investigating food intolerances.
I may also recommend functional biochemical testing if it seems appropriate. I use a number of tests from private UK laboratories to assess digestion, food intolerance, adrenal health, hormonal balance and nutrient status. I am also happy to consider any test results that you may have obtained through other healthcare professionals. Or I will often write to a client's GP to request a test which may then be obtained free of charge through the healthcare system.
At the end of a consultation I will give you recommendations for dietary changes to help to address your health issues and achieve your health goals. I provide meal ideas, sample meal plans and handouts to support recommendations that I make.
I am happy to take email or phone queries between consultations. I generally recommend 3-6 weeks between appointments.
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 support weight loss.
Wellness for Groups
In addition to one to one appointments I also offer talks, presentations and bespoke wellness packages for business and groups. Please see my website for more details.
Type of session
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Wednesday all day
Saturdays/ evenings on request