Frequently asked questions

I can see you are a Registered Dietitian, but have found similar services being offered by Nutritionists or Nutritional Therapists, is there a difference?

Yes, understanding the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist is key when it comes to seeking dietary advice. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and have an ethical code of conduct similar to doctors. This means that you, as clients, are protected and can be assured that you will get the latest credible evidence-based information. All dietitians are regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and only those on the HCPC Register can call themselves dietitians. Nutritionists are qualified to provide information about food and healthy eating, but not about special diets for medical conditions. The title of Nutritionist is not protected by law, meaning that anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist, a Nutritional Therapist, a Clinical Nutritionist or a Diet Expert. Only registrants with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists can call themselves a Registered Nutritionist.

You have a background in Psychology, how does this make a difference to your approach?

Many dietitians claim they use “behavioural change techniques” to help their clients overcome possible barriers while on a dietary change journey. However, this is easier said than done. Prior to qualifying as a dietitian, I initially studied Psychology and subsequently specialised and practised in Health Psychology. Through my experience in Psychology and Dietetics, I have developed an expertise in applying evidence-based, behavioural change techniques, including motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural strategies to promote behavior change with my clients.

I can see you offer online consultations. How online consultations are delivered?

For the online consultations, I use Skype or Zoom. This means that consultations can occur at any time and in any environment offering a convenient way of dietetic support tailored to your needs. If you need any clarification or have any question along the way, you can always reach out to me via phone, email, WhatsApp, or Messenger between the sessions.

Is online consultation as effective as in-person?

Absolutely! I’ve found online consultations to be just as effective (if not more so). In fact, for many people online sessions can be more effective as they fit into a busy lifestyle, so is easier to commit to. From receiving your diet plan, asking questions, receiving support, logging your food and mood diary; even completing a body composition assessment, everything can be done online, from the comfort of your own home, at times to fit in with everyday life.

Does the diet plan require preparing complex meals or weighting foods?

No. All my plans are easy to follow and they are based on the tried and tested Mediterranean diet, which is recognised as one of the world’s healthiest diets. My approach is less about restriction or complex rules and more about changing your attitude to eating so that you can enjoy delicious, nourishing food, without feeling deprived.

How much do your consultations cost?

Initial Consultation with Dietary Assessment: £140 – includes:

  • Pre-consultation report showing results of Food Diary analysis, including personalised recommendations.
  • Thorough one-to-one consultation (up to 2 hours) leading to formulation of a realistic action plan for change.
  • Post-consultation personalised diet plan.

Review Consultation (45 minutes): £60 - includes:

  • Progress review.
  • Motivational support for overcoming possible barriers.
  • Progression towards dietary change.

How can I pay?

Payments are made by bank transfer.

How do I get started?

Please get in touch by completing the online contact form.

Do I need to complete a food diary before my initial consultation?

Before our first dietary consultation, I strongly recommend you take the time to complete a 5-day food diary which I will send straight to your email address together with detailed instructions. Your food diary will give me valuable information on the basis of which we can build the consultation strategy. This includes information about the foods you normally eat, your dietary patterns, possible nutrient deficiencies, as well as psychological and lifestyle factors that may influence your diet or symptoms. Once I receive your food diary, I will need 3 working days to analyse it and produce a report to discuss in our first consultation.

After the first consultation, do I have to commit to a certain schedule?

No. It is entirely up to you to decide if you need any follow-up sessions or how frequently you would like to meet.

Do you offer discounted packages?

Yes, we offer 3-month and 6-month discounted packages. For details see Plans and Pricing.