Why should I work with Alex?
I have a realistic, balanced and compassionate approach. I am a healthy eating expert and know what I’m talking about, but I won’t blind you with science.
I focus on foods you can eat rather than give you a long list of things you can’t eat. Don't worry, I have no intention to take all the pleasures in your life away. Instead, I will suggest practical changes to your lifestyle that are straight-forward and achievable and have quick and positive results.
You’re in the right place. The transformations I have seen my clients make are remarkable. I will help you eat better, feel better and live better.
Why does Alex offer packages vs one-off consultations?
There is not one event or trigger that causes our health to decline. Our body is resilient and has a powerful self-healing capacity. It takes years and numerous co-factors for chronic disease to develop. Equally, it takes some time to get back on track. To really help you and get to the bottom of what is going I need to work with you over time. I wish I had a magic wand, but I don’t. However, I can coach you so that over time you can succeed in transforming your health.
In my experience, working together over several weeks provides support, accountability and the flexibility to work in a way that is right for you and fits into your lifestyle.
What does a Nutritionist actually do?
Nutritionists have the reputation of working with weight loss, telling people what they can and can’t eat. That is a very simplistic view of our work. Good nutritionists do so much more than that.
I will work with you to develop solutions that not only work and get you results, but are also right for you. I look at what led you to this point, why you want to transform your health – your WHY - and how to move forward.
I do not judge my clients in any way. Some people expect that they are going to be told off, told what they should do and that all their pleasures will be taken away. That is not the way I work.
I will motivate, help, coach and guide you step by step to a healthier, happier way of living. Every decision you take will be yours and yours alone. I strongly believe that knowledge is power and that getting the right help and support leads to empowerment and happiness.
How do I know if working with a nutritionist is right for me?
Have you tried numerous diets, medicines and treatments with little or no relief? Have you struggled to get to the root cause of your health concerns and tried many diets which are restrictive and unsustainable? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then it is likely that you would benefit from working with a nutritionist. Before you commit, we should have a chat on the phone to make sure that I am the right person to help you.
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I feel overwhelmed and worried. How is Alex going to simplify things for me, so that I can cope?
There is no need to worry. You are going to be in safe hands. I deeply care about people and am passionate about supporting those who are stressed, anxious, tired and want to regain their health. I know only too well what it feels like. I have had my own health challenges, so I have first-hand experience. I know only too well what it’s like to feel helpless, frightened and overwhelmed. With this understanding and compassion, I will support and give you what you need, so that you feel comfortable every step of the way.
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I would like to purchase a nutrition program as a gift for a friend. Can I do that?
That’s a lovely idea, and yes you can. While it’s always nice to receive a surprise gift, in this instance it is essential to approach your friend first to make sure that nutrition coaching is something they would like to engage with and that it’s the right time for them.
What is the difference between a Registered Nutritional Therapist and a Dietician?
This is a question that I am asked frequently. So, here is a short explanation.
Registered Nutritional Therapists usually work in private practice with clients who wish to consider alternative and complementary medicine. They recognise that every person is unique and therefore has an individual set of dietary and lifestyle requirements. Nutritional Therapists follow the Functional Medicine Model, which is evidence-based and looks at genetics, diet and lifestyle.
They believe that the body has underlying imbalances, which lead to poor health. The title is not protected by law, but Nutritional Therapists have undergone a high-level of training and are regulated by the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC), a governing body, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a regulatory body, and a professional body such as the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
I am a qualified and registered nutritional therapist and naturopath and a member of the Natural Healthcare Council (NTC), the CNHC and BANT.
A Dietician is someone who has a degree in Dietetics and the title is protected by law. They are recognised by NICE and NHS. They work principally within the NHS and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As it stands, dieticians are the only professionals in the field of nutrition who are ‘statutorily regulated’. Anyone calling themselves ‘dietician’ in the UK must be registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
Is testing included?
At the moment, testing is not included in the cost of your programmes. However, should any test be required, I will discuss these options with you during your consultation.
Do you accept insurance?
I’m sorry, but I currently do not accept insurance.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes. Appointments cancelled with more than 24 hours’ notice will not be charged. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged in full.