I’m an NZ Registered Nutritionist using an approach that will balance my nutritional expertise with the fact that you know your body better than anyone else.
I work with you to explain key nutrients, helpful ingredients, nutritional supplementation if required, and the biochemistry of both your food and your lifestyle to cut through contradictory and confusing information. Your goals and health desires create the backbone of my planning and work with you.
As an NZ Registered Nutritionist with the 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 – some plans are for nutritionists, some are for a dietitian.
Initial Consult $185 60-90 mins
Follow Up $140 45 mins
I also offer online or in person sessions for solids introductions with your antenatal group or families.
- Pre-conception nutrition
- PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis
- Post OCP/IUD removal/transition
- Pregnancy and postnatal support
- HA/missing cycle
- IVF/IUI support
- IBS, digestive support
- Plant based diets
- Fatigue, anxiety and mood support
- Sleep and movement support
- Healthy relationships with food and eating
- Supporting safe introduction to solids
- Nutritional support and guidance for vegetarian and vegan families
- Happy family mealtimes
- Navigating allergies and intolerances
- Division of Responsibility
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 a week.
My fees cover my qualifications and experience, the time I spend behind the scenes preparing and writing your protocol, writing letters to other health providers or your GP, 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 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 Registered clinical nutritionist is not the same.
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 often 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.
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 automatically at appointment times. I ask that you pay upon invoice, but if you require some flexibility around this please let me know well ahead of your appointment. 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, my supervision and continuing professional development.
By booking an appointment with me, you take full responsibility that you have seen your medical practitioner for relevant care and consent to proceed with nutrition changes.
GET IN TOUCH
For new health and nutrition enquiries, including making an appointment to see me for the first time, simply fill the contact form below, adding as much detail as you wish and I’ll get back to you within 2-3 working days to arrange a consultation.