About Us

I hold a first class honours degree in Nutritional Therapy and am a qualified NLP Practitioner. I am a member of BANT which is the UK’s professional body for nutritional therapists and those working in the nutrition profession, and have also been Chair of their Professional Practice Committee. I am registered as a nutritional therapist with the CNHC – the national voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners, which has been developed with support from government funding. BANT members agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics. I am fully insured to practice and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality.

I am a Research Supervisor and Module Leader for Herbal Products at CNELM which is a renowned nutrition education provider. I am also a nutrition journalist writing for online media such as www.nutraingredients.com and www.foodnavigator.com.

I have had an animal free diet for pretty much all my life and have always enjoyed growing and cooking fresh exciting food. Whilst being vegan myself, as a nutritionist I enjoy creating a wide variety of meal ideas to suit my clients’ individual dietary needs and tastes.

My aim is to provide my clients with a positive and committed approach to their healthcare, with an end result of them achieving their outcomes, having a better understanding of their dietary needs, and feeling equipped to continue with beneficial changes.

Louisa Richards

Registered Nutritional Therapist, BSc (Hons)

MBANT, CNHC Registered, NLP Practitioner.

 

About Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy 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. 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 appropriate 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 personalized 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.

What to Expect

reportVarious programmes are available to suit individual needs and are detailed on the ‘consultations’ page. Before a nutritional therapy consultation, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire which will be discussed at your first consultation. Questions will be asked about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet.

I will then evaluate your individual needs and use the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme. If appropriate, testing may be recommended to more accurately assess your current health situation. I will explain everything to you in an accessible manner and provide a report for you to refer to.

A follow up consultation usually occurs after 4-6 weeks, which gives us the chance to monitor your progress, assess any changes that need to be made to the programme, and helps to further educate and motivate you to make the beneficial changes you desire. Further follow-ups may be required depending on each individual situation.

What is NLP?

“As long as you believe it is impossible, you will actually never find out if it is possible or not.”  – John Seymour

NLP stands for neuro linguistic programming and is in it’s simplest terms, a set of techniques and communication skills that can be used to bring about change. Different areas of our lives are largely the end result of what we do, which is governed by how we think, whether consciously or sub-consciously. By accessing individuals ‘models’ of the world, we can clarify thinking and beliefs, and initiate more beneficial behaviour. NLP gives individuals more choices in their actions, can improve communication, confidence, relationships and self awareness. It has been used successfully to change habits, deal with phobias and improve business relationships and sports performance.

NLP can be used in conjuction with nutrition to address any barriers to change, help compliance to dietary recommendations, and to support stress and anxiety that may be impacting on your health. Should your practitioner feel that an NLP session may be useful in your case, then she would always explain this to you and obtain your consent prior to arranging this, usually at a separate time.

“NLP helped me to focus on my goals and prioritise more effectively” JM, Sheffield

 

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