"When we learn to eat properly we begin to rebuild our bodies
and to fulfill our purpose on this planet to grow in health, creativity, wisdom, and compassion."


Dr. Ann Wigmore

With many different ‘nutrition’ titles out there, it can be confusing and difficult to decide who to see for your specific wants and needs. So, we have highlighted the difference between the ones we offer as complementary therapies:



  • A health coach is just that – someone who will coach you to identify and implement healthy habits that produce healthy behaviour and result in a healthy lifestyle.

  • The coaching does not necessarily revolve around healthy eating, though that may be part of it. A healthy lifestyle is made up of a healthy body, healthy emotions, a healthy mind and healthy relationships – and that’s what a health coach can help you achieve.

  • They won’t tell you what to do or make decisions for you; rather, they will facilitate the changes you need to make in order to attain a truly healthy lifestyle.


  • With your health coach, you will begin a deliberate conversation that will start your journey.

  • Together, you will build a relationship of confidentiality and trust, enabling you and your coach to explore your core values, examine the barriers that are hindering you and visualise the possibilities for the future.

  • From these conversations, you yourself will determine what goals to set to reach your potential.

  • Ultimately, your coach will aid you in transforming your goals into action through motivation, evaluation and accountability.

  • Please note, this is not intended to be an overnight transformation, but a gradual process of change.
    Remember, Rome wasn’t built in one day!



  • One-to-one coaching to obtain optimum health.

  • A safe place to talk freely without judgement.

  • Sincere conversations, giving you space to work out your goals and develop a plan to achieve them.

  • Step-by-step, caring support and encouragement as you make small changes to your everyday life.


Working with a health coach will require a mental and emotional investment from you. Therefore, this type of complementary therapy is unsuitable only for people who are unwilling to make the investment.




  • A Nutritional Therapist uses their knowledge of nutrition to help alleviate or prevent ailments.

  • They work on the basis that nutritional imbalances cause ill-health, and they will treat you as a unique individual with your own specific dietary requirements. 

  • Through various assessments, a Nutritional Therapist will discover the particular changes you need to make to your diet and lifestyle in order to improve your health and wellbeing.


  • Initial one-to-one consultation.

  • Next, you will participate in recommended tests, which will be analysed for nutritional imbalances.

  • You will be advised of the test results, including an explanation of what they mean and how it may affect you.

  • Using the results of your tests, your Nutritional Therapist will make recommendations regarding changes to your diet and daily routine. You will work together to agree on a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan.

  • Your Therapist will continue to work with you for as long as you want, monitoring and evaluating your progress.


  • The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy state the following benefits of Nutritional Therapy:

  • “Nutrition and lifestyle approaches to healthcare have been shown to support the health of all the major systems of the body (skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, immune, reproductive and integumentary [skin, hair, nails]).”

  • “Typical priorities in nutritional therapy consultations include support to achieve optimum energy levels, healthy blood sugar balance, emotional and psychological wellbeing, optimum gastrointestinal health and tolerance to a broad range of food groups.”


None! Nutritional therapy is suitable for anyone.



  • A Nutritionist can be confused with a Nutritional Therapist, because they are similar. Yet, they have some distinct differences.
  • Primarily, Nutritionists work with people without existing medical conditions. In working with a healthy person, the aim is to prevent disease from occurring in the first place. Nutritionists require the supervision of a Dietician in order to work with people who are very ill and/or hospitalised.

  • Nutritionists act as consultants within the public and private sector. Using their understanding of the science behind nutrition, they provide evidence-based information about food and healthy eating to promote better nutrition. They also develop customised meal plans.

  • While they do work one-to-one with individuals, they usually work with groups of people.

  • Currently, Nutritionists are not required to be registered. However, many Nutritionists belong to the voluntary self-regulated professional register, UKVRN.


  • This will vary depending on whether the Nutritionist is working with an individual or a group. However, the first objective will be determining the needs of the individual or group through an assessment of diet and lifestyle.

  • Based on the assessment, the Nutritionist will develop healthy meal plans and they may also recommend supplements.

  • Please note: a Nutritionist’s job is to help you eat healthier in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They will not ‘put you on a diet’ and will not endorse any sort of diet-plan, including diets to help medical conditions.



  • One-to-one or group sessions, making this accessible to individuals and businesses.

  • The maintenance and promotion of good health through science-based nutritional information.

  • Customised meal plans.


If you have an existing medical condition, a Nutritionist can help you to eat healthier, but they cannot assist you with specifics to treat your ailment. In these instances, a person is better suited to see a Nutritional Therapist.