A consultation with Laura, gives you the opportunity to discuss your individual needs and goals. She will ask you about your relevant medical and social history, your lifestyle and typical food choices and eating patterns. Laura firmly believes any changes to your diet and lifestyle have to be achievable, if they are to work for you in the long term. An initial consultation is £120.
Each consultation lasts an hour and comprises:
- Thorough assessment and scientifically sound nutritional advice tailored to suit you.
- Formulation of a realistic action plan for change which you can achieve.
Although a one off consultation might be all you feel you need, in most cases clients find further sessions invaluable. If so, you can then take advantage of a cost effective package of sessions (see below). You can discuss your individual requirements with Laura at your first session.
How can nutrition expertise help you?
Our day to day life is made up of many habits. The key to successful weight loss that lasts is firstly to understand the biology, science and psychology that lead to these habits and then work at changing them by developing skills and strategies relevant to you.
Managing our weight is a challenge and many factors can play a part in our success. Laura can help you understand all aspects of your weight management and sort the facts from the fiction about what will work. Together, you can look at all the issues involved and come up with a way forward that works for you.
Laura can provide you with the latest evidence for diet and PCOS, and give you the opportunity to understand insulin resistance and the valuable role diet can play in controlling your symptoms and improving your wellbeing.
The ideal aim of treatment is to achieve blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels as near to normal as possible. This, together with a healthy lifestyle, will help to improve your wellbeing and protect against long-term damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and major arteries. What you eat, how much activity you do and what your weight is are therefore central to your treatment for diabetes. Laura can look at all these factors with you and help you to work out a plan to suit you.
You may be taking tablets and/or insulin to help you achieve normal blood glucose levels. Information from your medical practitioner on your medical treatment and medication would be needed, prior to your consultation.
Laura can provide you with the latest evidence on links between diet and heart health and together you can take a closer look at your usual diet, and consider what changes would help to reduce your risk. It is also the ideal opportunity to consider what changes and additions to your diet could help to protect your heart health in the long term.
Laura is able to guide you through this somewhat complex programme and make it relevant to your day to day life.
Keeping healthy is also important for the father to be. A good balance of nutrients within the diet, particularly vitamins and minerals, has a vital role to play in male fertility.
Changing what, when and how you eat can make a real difference to your energy levels, your mood, your body shape and your mental resilience. With Laura’s guidance take an inspiring look at how things could be different, take back control and create a nutrition plan to improve your well-being, productivity and health.
Whether your goal is to get back into your pre baby wardrobe, or simply to improve your knowledge and understanding of the nutritional facts and fiction behind the supermarket shelves, help is at hand. As a busy working Mum herself, Laura can provide both professional and practical advice either through workshops for you and your friends or on an individual basis.
See what Good Housekeeping’s deputy Editor, Michelle Hather made of Laura’s dietary support in her special report on the menopause.
Laura offers an initial free 10 minute phone consultation. All fees are in line with the British Dietetic Association Recommendations. Please Contact Laura for more information.
Contacting your GP
In some cases, it might be necessary to contact your GP prior to your consultation for more information. However, your permission will always be granted before contacting anyone else with regards your treatment.
For example if you have a newly diagnosed condition, a complex medical history, or details of blood test results or medication are required, prior to giving advice.
Laura is registered with major insurers. Please check with your insurance company as to what your policy covers you for.
To enable Laura to run an efficient service with short waiting times, 24 hours’ notice is required to cancel an appointment. It is appreciated that in some circumstances, short notice may occasionally be unavoidable, and discretion will be exercised in such cases.