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 consultation and personalised protocol $150
Couples initial consultation and personalised protocol $200
45 min follow up consult with notes $100
20 min follow up with notes $50
Food diary analysis in person $120
Food diary analysis via email only $100

Introduction to solids talk with your antenatal group min 10 people, $20 per person

DUTCH hormonal testing available on request.

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Fertility support package $450 females or $850 for couples

This is for any female or couple who have been diagnosed with fertility issues, having trouble conceiving, are going through medical fertility treatment, or who want to ensure they do everything they can to increase their chance of success.  Includes an initial consultation, 3 half hour follow ups including one with a food diary analysis, 3 months email support directly with me, and a copy of Eating Whole for recipe guidance.

Comprehensive health and support package $450 or $850 for couples

This is ideal for those who have yo-yo dieted for years, feel flat, have stress or hormonal issues, have gut issues and know it’s going to take some time to repair and feel in control. Includes an initial consultation, 3 half hour follow ups including one with a food diary analysis, 3 months email support directly with me, and a copy of Eating Whole for recipe guidance.

Your appointments can be pre-booked or arranged as we go. Everything is structured and tailored around your individual situation, goals, and health concerns. Terms of engagement apply.

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Areas I specialise in

Women’s health, fertility and pregnancy support

  • Pre-conception nutrition for couples and women
  • Treating PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis through nutritional science
  • 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 natural therapy and 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Birkenhead Point Clinic.
Evening appointments on request but are limited, and skype is available for outside Auckland.

I also run Hamilton and Wellington clinics a few times a year, so happy to meet you in these cities, or skype consultations are always available.

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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 an initial consultation, food diary analysis 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.