What happens when a consultation has been booked for a nutritional therapy appointment?
You will be provided with a 7 day diet diary, and health questionnaire, both to be completed and returned with any test results (such as blood tests);
at least 3 days prior to your consultation to Rebeccahancocknutrition@outlook.com.
During your 90 minute consultation you can expect to discuss your personal goals and go through a comprehensive analysis of any symptoms experienced. After the consultation, this will then be assessed and you will be provided with your own personalized nutrition, lifestyle and supplemental plan.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
NTEC defines Nutritional Therapy: it is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners 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. Nutritional therapists assess nutritional status and functional capacity. They recognize that each person’s needs are unique and depend on a number of factors, from inherited strengths and weaknesses to the influence of diet, lifestyle and the environment.
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.
Who am I regulated by?
I am registered and regulated by the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT), and am a member of The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
What is the difference between a Registered Nutritional Therapist and a Dietician?
See below for a brief explanation of each title:
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 Program that has been provided.
Dieticians 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.
- Only dieticians 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.
Nutritionists Registered Nutritionists provide evidence-based information and guidance about the impacts of food and nutrition on the health and wellbeing of humans (at an individual or population level) or animals. Registered Nutritionists have a good understanding of the scientific basis of nutrition and work in a range of settings, including research, education and in policy development.
Applied Nutrition Nutrition science is defined globally as the study of food systems, foods and drinks, and their nutrients and other constituents; and of their interactions within and between all relevant biological, social and environmental systems. Outside the biological sciences applied nutritionists have knowledge, skills and understanding which underpin competence in areas which may include inter alia epidemiology, public health practice, food technology and development, food safety, food law, ecological and environmental sustainability, economics, catering, journalism, politics and social science. The National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Nutritional Therapy cover clinical practice only. Practitioners working in applied nutrition have qualifications, training and experience additional to those required to meet the NOS for clinical practice.
Nutrition Advisor/Dietary Advisor Other practitioners of complementary therapy may offer general nutrition advice as part of advice on a healthy lifestyle, for weight management or to support another therapy, such as massage therapy. There are many short courses in nutrition advice designed to support other complementary therapies, but they do not meet the National Occupational Standard for nutritional therapy.
How do I arrange a Nutritional consultation?
Contact Rebecca on 07970 932296 or send an e-mail to Rebeccahancocknutrition@outlook.com. Rebecca offers a 20 minute free telephone or skype consultation to answer any questions and discuss how we can work together.
What happens prior to a consultation?
Free 20 minute consultation, (as above) You will be required to complete a brief health questionnaire, a seven day diet diary and return at least one day prior to your consultation along with any recent test results, such as blood or scans please return these documents by e-mail or post at least one day prior to your consultation. The postal address is available on request.
How long does a consultation last?
This is dependent on the package you select an initial consultation lasts for 90 minutes and a follow up for 45 minutes.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you do need to cancel an appointment, please let me know with at least 48 hours’ notice. You can do this by emailing me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Any consultations, which are missed or cancelled, with less than 48 hours’ notice will need to be paid in full. If you feel the circumstances are unavoidable, I would be pleased to discuss further.
Upon booking your Nutritional Therapy appointment you will be required to make a deposit, should you decide not to attend your consultation this will cover the costs of the room rental and travel to destination. Upon attendance of your consultation the deposit will be fully redeemed against the consultation costs.
Details as follows:
Bury Natural Health Centre £50.00
Reform Physio £25.00
What testing might I recommend?
Sometimes, progress can be made through your detailed health history, your Nutritional Therapists clinical experience and your own symptom monitoring as you make dietary and lifestyle changes. However, if this is not the case, I may recommend further testing to assist us in establishing the root cause of your symptoms, this may vary from stool analysis, food intolerance testing, blood serum testing, amongst others.