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Nutrition doesn’t need to be intimidating!

There is so much information and different types of diets out there. I know it can be overwhelming and hard to know what is “healthy” and what isn’t. I want to help cut through the confusion so you feel empowered and excited to gain back control of your health.
Before we make that happen you may have a few questions before we start. Below are some frequently asked questions that clients often ask prior to seeing me.
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Nutritional therapy is 'the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care'. We use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to your symptoms and health concerns. This can be invaluable in supporting you towards a specific goal, managing a chronic health condition - alongside medicinal support - or helping you to make healthy habits that last a lifetime.

I am here to help, educate and guide you. However, improvements can only be made with your commitment. My suggestions may mean you will need to make changes to your diet and lifestyle, these will be realistic and achievable to you, but ultimately you will need to be ready to make these changes.

I am registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) therefore I follow their code of conduct. Please click the links to find out more.

Registered Nutritional Therapists

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Registered Nutritional Therapists consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Registered Nutritional Therapists never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.


Dietitians work principally in the National Health Service and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Their professional body is the British Dietetic Association. A dietitian uses the science of nutrition to devise eating plans for patients to treat medical conditions. They also work to promote good health by helping to facilitate a positive change in food choices amongst individuals, groups and communities.

NB. Only Dietitians and Registered Nutritional Therapists are trained in clinical practice to give one-on-one personal health advice. Both groups must practise with full professional indemnity insurance.

I support a wide range of health issues including weight management, digestive issues, supporting female health, managing energy and stress, and promoting healthy ageing. If you are unsure send me a message and we can see if I can help you.

Food is the obvious choice, supplements aren't a substitute for a healthy diet. However, I may recommend supplements if I feel necessary in combination with a well balanced diet and lifestyle.

Functional tests, such as stool and blood, may be helpful to pinpoint a more targeted, individual response, but in most cases, a detailed questionnaire and food diary are all that are needed.

No testing would be done unless necessary and would be fully discussed in the consultation

Nutritional therapy may mean some dietary and lifestyle changes. These will be discussed with you in the consultation so they fit your dietary and lifestyle preferences. Support is always offered.

Yes, a lot of my clients have many health conditions. Nutritional therapy supports several health issues at once to help your body function optimally. If you are unsure, drop me a message and we can chat further.

I always fully research any medication taken to ensure there are no drug and food interactions. Full disclosure of medications is requested in the questionnaire prior to the consultation.

It is important to recognise Nutritional therapy is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Any changes to medications can only be carried out by your GP therefore I will always work with you alongside your GP. Any contact with your GP will be with your permission.

I will always work alongside your GP. It is important to recognise Nutritional therapy is not a substitute for professional medical advice. I will always recommend you discuss with your GP if necessary or any further investigation is needed and would ask your permission if I feel I need to contact your GP for any reason.

I don't provide meal plans, we will work together to help you change your diet to make it healthier but sustainable and not restrictive. My recommendations reflect realistic and achievable dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to create a personal plan based entirely on you and your needs.

This is a tricky question as everyone is different. This all depends on you, your current health concerns and your goals. Nutritional therapy focuses on addressing the root cause of the issue and achieving optimum health, it is not a 'quick fix' solution. My aim is to provide you with enough information to make dietary and lifestyle changes to see some immediate impact whilst working on long-term goals.

You don't need to be a good or experienced cook. I will give you support and ideas that you can accommodate into your lifestyle.

No, I don't want you to give up the food you love (unless completely necessary). You may need to reduce certain foods that don't support your health goals, but any of these changes will be discussed and agreed upon with you in the consultations.

I don't suggest rapid weight loss. I will help you with your health conditions and support you in losing weight at a healthy, sustainable rate.

It is kept under strict confidentiality and held under the data protection act 2018 - in line with the Information Commissioner’s Office. I may need to keep your GP informed but would only do this with your permission.

Yes! This will be set out in terms and agreements, which both you and I will sign prior to the consultation.

All your information will be kept confidential and safe in accordance with the UK data protection law.

The consultation

Prior to the consultation, you will be asked to complete pre-consultation paperwork (intake forms, terms and conditions, and information consent), this must be completed at least 3 days before the first appointment.

The intake form includes a health questionnaire and 3-day nutrition and lifestyle diary to help build a picture of current health symptoms or health conditions.

During your consultation, you can expect to discuss your personal goals and go through the health questionnaire, to help gain a deeper understanding of what is going on.

We will then devise an individualised action plan for improving your nutritional status and well-being. This plan may include recommendations concerning diet, lifestyle, exercise and nutritional supplements.

Your written programme will be sent to you within 2 working days. This will detail everything discussed in the consultation to help you meet your goals.

Consultations are currently conducted online or by telephone, whichever you prefer.

Nutritional therapy isn't a quick fix, so the number of appointments will depend on your current conditions, the severity of your symptoms and how many goals you’d like to work through. My aim is to achieve long-term results as quickly as possible. On average my clients attend 3 follow-up appointments. If you aren't sure, drop me a message, I will be happy to discuss this further with you.

Follow-up consultations usually last around 30 minutes, during this time your progress will be discussed along with any modifications to your programme to ensure continual progress in your wellbeing.

Booking & Pricing

Please see my 'Work with me' pages for my offerings. If you have any questions, I would love to hear from you, please drop me a message in the contact form below.

I currently accept payment through SquareUp or bank transfer.

Please feel free to book a 15-minute Nourishing call, this gives us time to ask questions and you feel ready to work with me. Booking can be made at the end of the call.

What is the price of your health and happiness? Do your current symptoms affect your everyday life? Diet and lifestyle changes will affect your future health to enable you to enjoy a better quality of life. The cost reflects the level of my expertise, together with the time taken to research your health concerns and goals, to provide you with the best results to support you in the long term.

Prior to the consultation, I will spend time going through your paperwork and researching any underlying health condition, along with the medication and supplementations you may be taking so I have a full understanding of you. This takes time to complete, as I want to give you the best service I can. If you have any concerns please contact me as would be happy to talk you through the process.

Drop me a message and we can sort out any additional sessions.

Cancellations & Refunds

I understand life can change. If you cancel over 24hrs before the consultation, there is no charge, but with less than 24hrs notice I will need to charge 50% of the fee.

No problem, I need 24 hours if you need to reschedule. Drop me a message and we can sort something out.