Nutritional Therapy (Dietetics)

Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based and personalised approach to health that is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking to enhance their health and wellbeing. Registered practitioners offer personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care

Common Questions

Is a Nutritional Therapy consultation right for you?

If you are:

  • Interested in discovering how diet can improve yours and your loved ones' health
  • Have been struggling with weight loss and feel it is now the right time to put in place a healthy and sustained weight loss plan
  • Have felt confused about conflicting advice on what constitutes a healthy diet
  • Suffer from digestive issues
  • Feel tired and fed up of not having 'get up and go'
  • Feel like you are on a hormonal roller-coaster and need to find more balance in your life

Then you might be surprised to learn how nutrition and lifestyle factors could have contributed to your current health issues and how they can be used to positively impact your health and well being. If you are ready to make changes to your diet and lifestyle to benefit your health then personalised nutrition is right for you.

Registered Nutritional Therapists are uniquely trained to understand how nutrients and lifestyle factors influence the function of the body by considering biochemical individuality in a patient-centered manner.


Practitioners 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.

What can I expect from a Nutritional Therapy Consultation?
  • Prior to the initial consultation you will be sent a Nutrition Assessment questionnaire to complete and send back before your appointment. This provides some important background information on your health and current health concerns. 
  • During the initial consultation, which lasts 1 hour, a full case history will be taken and you will have the opportunity to discuss your health concerns and goals.
  • Potential causes behind your symptoms will be explained and any questions you may have will be answered
  • A nutrition programme is agreed during the consultation, which typically includes dietary & lifestyle advice as well as carefully selected nutritional supplements, where relevant. Your nutrition programme will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the consultation, usually the same day
  • Follow-up appointments last 30 minutes and are an opportunity to assess the effects of the nutrition programme. Further recommendations will be made to move the programme forward and/or to transfer to a maintenance plan

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