As a Registered Nutritionist with Nutrition Society of NZ, if you’re insured with Southern Cross, my fees may be covered on some plans. Please check with them to see if you’re covered.

Nutrition Services

Initial consult 60-90 mins $185
Follow up 60 mins $140

Introduction to solids talk with your antenatal group POA

DUTCH hormonal testing available on request.

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Areas I specialise in

Women’s health, fertility and pregnancy support

  • Pre-conception nutrition for couples and women
  • Management of PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis
  • Sleep and stress management
  • Post OCP/Mirena removal/transition
  • Pregnancy nutrition
  • Postnatal support
  • Managing and supporting medical fertility treatments through dietary support and nutritional science
  • Exercise assessment for fertility goals

Gut, hormonal and health management

  • Digestive upsets, bloating, cramps, irregular bowel habits
  • IBS, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, low FODMAP plans and short term exclusions diets
  • Fatigue and mood disturbances

Infant and toddler nutrition

  • Supporting safe introduction to solids
  • Nutritional support and guidance for vegetarian and vegan families
  • Infant wind, gas, gut disturbances after c-section birth or antibiotics

For those requiring additional holistic healthcare or dietetic support, I refer onto a range of qualified and experienced practitioners to suit your goals. You can find out more about some of those people here.

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Availability

I’m currently working Wednesdays in the Body Balance Nutrition Hobsonville clinic and virtually Tuesday and Thursday. If you are a new client, you can book Hobsonville directly below. If you are an existing client, email me for your best follow up option.

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FAQ’s

What is involved in your first consultation?
I gather a comprehensive history of your health before we tackle the issues you have and advice you need. We map out the steps required to get to your realistic goals, and you leave with tools to start this process. Your specific and tailored protocol is emailed to you within 3-4 days to help you stay on track.

Your fee covers the time I spend behind the scenes preparing and writing your protocol, refining information and recipes, seeking professional mentoring, supervision and researching the latest scientific evidence to support your nutrition steps and goals.

How often do we need to meet?
This depends on your goals but I can see many clients for a single one-off meeting when they’re in need of a bit of refining or a simple health goal or issue looked at. If you’re after support, sustainable health goals, management of complex conditions, or major changes that take place over a course of a few months to a year, then follow up or touching base appointments are strongly recommended and the best approach is to start with an initial consultation and two follow ups booked over 3-6 months.

What is involved in follow up consultations?
We sit down and go over your goals and all the things between your last consult and now. We assess what is working and what isn’t working and start to create a more sound and stable lifestyle routine that suits you. Changes are made and updated in your protocol as your health and goals adapt.

What is email support?
Sometimes you don’t need to come in and see me, you just have a burning question, or want me to check the food you’re planning for the week, or you’re after some support as you go through medical fertility treatment. This subscription service means you can ask those questions and keep in touch without making an appointment. This is available to all current clients. New clients still need a medical history and initial consultation with me via skype or in person.

What is the difference between a dietitian, and a nutritionist.
A qualified nutritionist like myself has completed a minimum of 3 years in a BSc in Human Nutrition or an equivalent human nutrition post-graduate degree and can go onto complete an MSc in Nutrition if they wish. A reputable nutritionist will be registered with The Nutrition Society of NZ, which means they have adhered to a strict code of ethics, continuing competency and study in their fields of expertise and be allowed to use the term “NZ Registered Nutritionist” only.

Unfortunately in NZ, the term nutritionist is not yet a protected title and anyone can use this term alone to describe their practice. Always ask where your nutritionist received their qualification, which degree they hold and are they registered with Nutrition Society of NZ.

A dietitian completes a BSc in Human Nutrition and then goes on to complete an MSc in dietetics. Often they specialise in disease management and secure clinical placement in hospitals, private practice and the community. Dieticians and Registered Nutritionists can work alongside each other or specialise in different fields – both are nutrition experts, but in NZ only the term Dietitian is protected and therefore you can’t call yourself one if you have not got that registered degree.

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Terms of engagement
I work within the guidelines and code of ethics set out by The Nutrition Society of NZ, and am a member and Registered Nutritionist under their professional accreditation.
I accept direct credit as payment and issue invoices prior to our appointment times. I ask that you pay before we meet, but if you require some flexibility around this please let me know. Your Southern Cross Healthcare plan may cover my fees so check with them before you book.

My fees are based on my qualifications, the time spent with you, the time spent working on your protocols prior to and after meeting with you, and any required research to further enhance your health and plans while working with me.

By booking an appointment with me, you take full responsibility that you have seen your medical practitioner and gained relevant permissions to change your diet and lifestyle where necessary.

If a package deal is purchased, you have 3 months to complete all appointments from the initial consultation. Due to the nature of the work and heavy load at the beginning, these are non-refundable once started.