What to expect when you visit a Nutritional Therapist


When you consult a Registered Nutritional Therapist expect someone who will give you the time you need, who will listen to you and hear your story.  Time spent with a Registered Nutritional Therapist is just for you. We are here to help you, find out what your health concerns are and recommend a plan personalised to you to meet your needs.

That’s a lot of you’s and your’s, but to us it is really important that what we do is bespoke to the individual client. We are all different and we should be treated as such. Unfortunately with our current system of healthcare there is very little time for GP’s and other healthcare practitioners to spend with individual patients and really listen to them. That’s where what we do is so different we have the time to listen to each individual client, to take the time to get know you and find out about your history and current circumstances  in order to be able to recommend appropriate changes in your diet and lifestyle to help you feel better.

Typically expect to spend around 1 and a quarter to 1 and half hours with your chosen practitioner at your first appointment. You are likely to have been asked to complete a detailed questionnaire and diet diary prior to your first appointment to provide a baseline for discussions. Following that first appointment your practitioner will put together a plan (which may include testing and/or supplements), which is just for you and which has been tailored to meet your needs i.e. budget, food likes/dislikes, lifestyle. I mean, it’s not much good if you are told to eat avocado and fish every day if you can’t stand them or that you have to cook everything from scratch when your commute to work is 2 hours each way every day. is it!  This will then be followed up with check ins either by email or phone inbetween follow up consultations. You can generally expect to work with your chosen practitioner for at least 3 months (you can continue to work with a practitioner for as long as you choose).

Registered Nutritional Therapists have to undertake an accredited course and study for a minimum of 3 years to qualify (often longer). If you would like to find out more about Nutritional Therapy or find a Registered Nutritional Therapist in your area why not visit the BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) website www.bant.org.uk.

Although you have to make the changes and do the work, your chosen Nutritional Therapist will be with you every step of the way supporting and guiding you to help you achieve your goals and achieve wellness.


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