As your Nutritional Therapist, I provide nutrition and lifestyle support, guidance and advice throughout the pregnancy and postnatal period. You can come and see me at any stage.
The father/partner is welcome at the consultations (do let me know in advance) or they may wish to sign up for separate consultations for their own tailored nutrition programme and/or advice on how they can best support their pregnant partner or new mother.
Consultations can take place in a number of different settings – please get in contact to discuss – they can include:
(1) an SE1/Central London location;
(2) in the comfort of your own home (up to 30 minutes travel time from Waterloo);
(3) via Skype/Zoom.
How Do Consultations Work?
All consultations are unique and tailored towards you and your goals.
Research is undertaken prior to and after every consultation so that each time you can be sure that the advice given is wholly based upon your individual needs.
Ahead of the initial (first) consultation, I will send you a questionnaire to fill out and return to me approximately 1 week in advance of our first meeting. This allows you the time to consider and reflect on what you would like to get out of the consultation. Once I have received your completed questionnaire, I will take great care to read through your history, objectives, concerns and/or symptoms to guide my research so that we may get the most out of our time together. The consultation will focus on your wellbeing and my research so that you leave feeling confident you have the advice and tools in place to move forward.
I highly recommend that we meet face-to-face for our initial consultation so that we may get to know each other within a comfortable and confidential setting.
Follow-up consultations are to discuss how you have been feeling since the initial consultation (or previous follow-up) and whether the suggested actions have helped you. Again, we will discuss your overall wellbeing and come up with recommendations that are suitable and achievable for you.
“Joanna joined us in the nursery for a Healthy Eating session.
As a mum in the nursery Joanna has strong relationships already with the team and children however it is her calm, nurturing and understanding nature that meant the children were completely engrossed in the session from the start. Joanna had a pre-planned session that she shared with us, and we were able to ensure it was tailored to the group of children we had. To ensure we followed our food hygiene and safety policies we provided the resources needed for the activity and Joanna followed our policies and cutting guidance.
I absolutely recommend Joanna and have already shared with our other nursery sites, that I know Joanna is organising to visit soon too.”
“The information provided by Joanna has been so helpful in reassuring me and making me feel confident in the choices I make regarding nutrition for fertility and pregnancy. Joanna has been incredibly helpful and supportive during what has been a very difficult time for me. She was always there to offer her advice and answer questions, and always dealt with my personal circumstances in a very sensitive way. I would definitely recommend Joanna if you’re looking for information, advice or just some reassurance about your diet, particularly during the important stages of trying for a baby and pregnancy.”
“Joanna has supported me through late pregnancy and the first year post-partum with sound advice. Her responses to my queries were always careful, considered, and clearly well-researched.
She also was on hand to share insight from her own experience as a first-time mother on all matters from breastfeeding to weaning, suggesting delicious, nutritious baby recipes. This was very reassuring as I found weaning a far more emotional and anxiety-ridden transition than I had anticipated.
Time and again she has proved to be a very perceptive, knowledgeable and professional companion on my journey into motherhood and I highly recommend her.”
“Joanna has been an incredible help throughout my first year of motherhood. She is very knowledgeable about items for both myself and my baby; where she doesn’t know, she researches the topic. She was very happy to share her own experiences, whether they were positive or negative. I would highly recommend her services.”