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The Nutrition and Psychotherapy clinic offer three kinds of therapy:

  1. Nutritional Therapy Click Here
  2. Human Givens Psychotherapy Click Here
  3. Hypnotherapy – Click Here

 

The Nutrition and Psychotherapy Clinic offers a variety of therapies, including Nutritional therapy, Human Givens Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy. You can book these therapies individually or combine them in one session.

For example, if you want to lose weight easily and healthily you can choose to have nutritional therapy counseling but you may also wish to include hypnotherapy to assist you with your motivation.

Or if you have IBS you may benefit from nutritional therapy to support optimum health. You may also benefit from learning psychological techniques to manage pain and stress.

Or to give another example, If you suffer from depression Human Givens Therapy is highly effective. However, a good diet is also important very important in promoting positive moods and so it can be very beneficial to receive some nutritional counselling at the same time or a later date.

Nutritional Therapy is helpful in all kinds of conditions especially digestive problems like IBS, Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis, GERD, Reflux, Constipation, Gluten intolerance and Coeliac Disease. It is very helpful if you wish to gain or loose weight, if you have Heart Disease or Type 2 Diabetes, Hormonal imbalances including PMS and Menopause, Food Allergies,Thrush,  Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue and ME, PCOS, Migraines, Parkinsons, MS, Cognitive decline/Early Alzheimers and so on. I specialise in helping people with weight loss and Insomnia. If your condition is not mentioned here please call to see if Nutritional Therapy can help you.

Human Givens Therapy is a brief solution focussed therapy aimed at getting you feeling better quickly. It is not necessary to spend months in therapy, in fact research shows that on average people feel much better after four sessions. It is helpful for Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, Relationship difficulties and Anger Management. It is also very helpful for teenagers and students who are finding studying and exam stress difficult to deal with.

Hypnotherapy is very useful for stopping smoking, motivation of any kind, Phobias, PTSD, Sports psychology and improvement, Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks. I specialise in helping people with Insomnia and sleep disorders. You may record these sessions if you wish so that you may listen to the session again later.  Please advise in advance if you wish to do this and to discuss if a recording is appropriate for you.

Please Call to discuss what kind of therapy or combination of therapies may suit your needs.

Tel: 0872332500

Nutrition FAQ’s

Can you treat Cancer?

I do not treat or make claims about treating cancer but I can advise people on a healthy diet if they are suffering from cancer. Maintaining weight is very important if you are suffering from Cancer and eating a health supporting diet is also very important.

Can you make a diagnosis?

No I cannot. It is important if you are worried about any aspect of your health that you go to your GP. Once the problem has been identified by your doctor you can use Nutritional Therapy to assist your body in recovery along with any recommendations your GP makes. If you report any worrying symptoms to your nutritional therapist you will be advised to go to your GP as we are trained to notice what are known as ‘red flags’ that indicate something may wrong.

Can food be regarded as medicine?

Food contains active compounds that have a bio-chemical impact in the body so in a sense food can be regarded as a medicine because it can change the physiology of the body. However, food is not the same as a drug which has a specific and defined action on the body. For example blueberries are known to contain specific compounds which help protect the brain from oxidative stress and oily fish is known to contain omega 3 essential fats which are important in inflammatory diseases like heart disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

How many times will I need to attend?

It is recommended that you attend at least twice. In the first appointment we can assess your needs and in the second appointment a detailed plan can be discussed. It is also useful to come back after a few weeks to determine how well the plan is working for you.

How do you know what foods to recommend to me?

A nutritional assessment will vary according to the individual. Most people will be asked to complete a food diary, state their health goals and complete a functional nutrition questionnaire. In some cases you may also need to undergo some tests like a food intolerance test, a hair mineral analysis or an organic acids test. These test provide very good information about your individual needs and will form the basis of your recommendations.

Is a healthy diet not the same for everyone?

No it is not. You may have seen food pyramids that give guidelines for a healthy diet. These a useful general guide. However, everyone is biochemically different and people have different needs for nutrients depending on their state of health, their genes and individual genetic polymorphisms. Also, you will have different needs for certain kinds of foods depending on your health. For example, someone with type 2 diabetes will need to pay particular attention to the glycemic index of food whereas someone with heart disease will need to pay particular attention to anti-inflammatory foods and some people with food intolerances will have to avoid certain types of foods.

Do you practice functional medicine from a nutrition perspective?

Yes I do. Functional Medicine is an emerging new approach in medicine. It seeks to identify the causes of disease by looking at Antecedants, Triggers and Mediators of disease. This practice adopts this approach. More information can be found about functional medicine here

Can Nutritional Therapy help my condition?

The goal of nutritional therapy is to assist the body in its own healing process. If you think about it every single cell of your body has been created by the food you have ingested and absorbed. Our bodies are a finely tuned mechanism and we need specific nutrients from our diets in order to stay healthy or to recover from an illness. If you give the body what it needs and remove things that are detrimental to health you can go a long way in helping almost any condition. Please note that Nutritional Therapy does not claim to treat, diagnose or cure any condition. We are prohibited from making such claims, rather we see nutrition as a means for the body to initiate its own healing response.

Psychotherapy FAQ’s

GDPR – Privacy notice

The Nutrition and Psychotherapy clinic aims to be GDPR compliant. Consent is requested to take down your personal data which usually includes your name, telephone number and location. This data plus notes based on what happens during a session is not shared with anyone else unless specifically requested in writing by you or for vital interests. It is used therefore as a record of our private and confidential interaction. You may request a copy of your data in writing and a copy will be sent with in the legal time frame. You may correct any incorrect data and you may request to have your data forgotten/deleted.  

  1. How We Obtain Your Personal Data
Information provided by you You provide us with personal data in the following ways:
  • By completing a nutritional therapy questionnaire
  • By signing a terms of engagement form
  • During a nutritional or psychotherapy consultation
  • Through email, over the telephone or by post
  • By taking credit card and online payment
This may include the following information:
  • basic details such as name, address, contact details and next of kin
  • details of contact we have had with you such as referrals and appointment requests
  • health information including your previous medical history, dietary, lifestyle, supplement and medicine details, biochemical test results, clinic notes and health improvement plans
  • GP contact informatio
We use this information in order to provide you with direct healthcare. This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest. Following completion of your healthcare we retain your personal data for the period defined by our professional association, This enables us to process any complaint you may make. In this case the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for contract administration.   Information we get from other sources We may obtain sensitive medical information in the form of test results from biochemical testing companies. We use this information in order to provide you with direct healthcare. This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest. We may obtain sensitive information from other healthcare providers. The provision of this information is subject to you giving us your express consent. If we do not receive this consent from you, we will not be able to coordinate your healthcare with that provided by other providers which means the healthcare provided by us may be less effective.
  1. How we use your personal data
We act as a data controller for use of your personal data to provide direct healthcare. We also act as a controller and processor in regard to the processing of your data from third parties such as testing companies and other healthcare providers. We act as a data controller and processor in regard to the processing of credit card and online payments. We undertake at all times to protect your personal data, including any health and contact details, in a manner which is consistent with our duty of professional confidence and the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data storage. We may use your personal data where there is an overriding public interest in using the information e.g. in order to safeguard an individual, or to prevent a serious crime. Also where there is a legal requirement such as a formal court order. We may use your data for marketing purposes such as newsletters but this would be subject to you giving us your express consent.
  1. Do you share my information with other organisations?
We will keep information about you confidential. We will only disclose your information with other third parties with your express consent with the exception of the following categories of third parties:
  • Our professional body NTOI, for the processing of a complaint made by you
  • Any contractors and advisors that provide a service to us or act as our agents on the understanding that they keep the information confidential
  • Anyone to whom we may transfer our rights and duties under any agreement we have with you
  • Any legal or crime prevention agencies and/or to satisfy any regulatory request, if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so.
We may share your information with supplement companies and biochemical testing companies as part of providing you with direct healthcare. We will not include any sensitive information. We will seek your express consent before sharing your information with your GP or other healthcare providers. However if we believe that your life is in danger then we may pass your information onto an appropriate authority (such as the police, social services in the caseof a child or vulnerable adult, or GP in case of self-harm) using the legal basis of vital interests. We may share your case history in an anonymised form with our peers for the purpose of professional development. This may be at clinical supervision meetings, conferences, online forums, and through publishing in medical journals, trade magazines or online professional sites. We will seek your explicit consent before processing your data in this way.
  1. What are your rights?
Every individual has the right to see, amend, delete or have a copy, of data held that can identify you, with some exceptions. You do not need to give a reason to see your data. If you want to access your data you must make a subject access request in writing to the Nutrition and Psychotherapy clinic. Under special circumstances, some information may be withheld.   We shall respond within 30 working days from the point of receiving the request and all necessary information from you. Our response will include the details of the personal data we hold on you including:
  • Sources from which we acquired the information
  • The purposes of processing the information
  • Persons or entities with whom we are sharing the information
You have the right, subject to exemptions, to ask to:
  • Have your information deleted
  • Have your information corrected or updated where it is no longer accurate
  • Ask us to stop processing information about you where we are not required to do so by law or in accordance with my membership guidelines.
  • Receive a copy of your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller, without hindrance from us.
  • Object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you
We do not carry out any automated processing, which may lead to automated decision based on your personal data. If you would like to invoke any of the above rights then please write to the Data Controller at The Nutrition and Psychotherapy Clinic, Windmill Lodge, Kilcock, Co kildare. W23F6D5
  1. What safeguards are in place to ensure data that identifies me is secure?
We only use information that may identify you in accordance with GDPR. This requires us to process personal data only if there is a legitimate basis for doing so and that any processing must be fair and lawful. Within the health sector, we also have to follow the common law duty of confidence, which means that where identifiable information about you has been given in confidence, it should be treated as confidential and only shared for the purpose of providing direct healthcare. We will protect your information, inform you of how your information will be used, and allow you to decide if and how your information can be shared. We also ensure the information we hold is kept in secure locations, restrict access to information to authorised personnel only, protect personal and confidential information held on equipment such as laptops with encryption (which masks data so that unauthorised users cannot see or make sense of it). We ensure external data processors that support us are legally and contractually bound to operate and prove security arrangements are in place where data that could or does identify a person are processed.
  1. How long do you hold confidential information for?
All records held for 7 years as required by professional membership.
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Do you help people give up smoking?

Yes I do. I use several methods to help people give up smoking and I also make dietary recommendations to assist in detoxification of the body after quitting to help you become healthier overall.

Why do you ask about diet when I am coming for psychotherapy.

I am also a nutritional therapist and through my education and study it has become very apparent that diet is critical to healing psychological problems. Poor diet alone can be the cause of depression and anxiety. Therefore, I will discuss your current diet with you, however, this will not be as detailed as if you were attending for a nutritional consultation. I may suggest that this could be beneficial to you if I feel your diet is a major contributing factor to your current difficulty.

Is it true you can cure phobias?

Human Givens therapy is very effective at healing phobias and post traumatic stress in as little as two sessions.

How many sessions will I need?

From research we have found that in the majority of cases most people will feel a lot better after four sessions. However, everyone is different and you may need less or more sessions.

I’ve been to counselling before and the therapist said very little to me? Will this happen with you?

No. Some therapies rely on the individual to come to their own conclusions about their problems and do not make suggestions or recommendations to their client. However, Human Givens Therapy is very proactive. We aim to explain the possible reasons why you might be feeling the way you are by educating you about how the brain works. We also are pro-active in using psychotherapeutic tools to help you feel better. These tools are things like guided imagery, NLP, the use of metaphor and cognitive behavioural therapy.

I have been to counselling before, is Human Givens Therapy different?

Yes Human Givens therapy is quite different to many other counselling methods. We do not unduly dwell on the past. Rather we concentrate on helping you in the here and now and providing strategies to help you get well. We will actively engage with you in a therapy session and set goals for each session. In this way you will clearly see if you are improving from session to session.