Hi! My name is Kathy. I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist and I am passionate about supporting individuals in achieving their health & wellbeing goals & realising their best potential. I practice in Bedford, Bedfordshire in the UK and always welcome new clients.
I spent 4 years training to become a Registered Nutritional Therapist at the world renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London qualifying with distinction in July 2013 and being awarded the BetterYou™ Award for ‘Best in Legal and Ethical’.
I’m a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists in the UK, which seeks to promote the attainment of exceptional standards with regards to education, training and professional practice within the profession. I am also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I’m committed to delivering the highest possible standards of customer care and actively partake in continuing professional development (CDP) to keep abreast of the latest developments in nutritional science.
BANT describes nutritional therapy as:
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.
Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. 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. 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.