Nutrition Support For IBS, SIBO and Gut Health
Working together to find the root cause of your IBS so that you can:
Understand how your gut microbiome plays a role in your digestive symptoms
Address the underlying imbalances in your gut microbiome
Receive a personalised diet, supplement and lifestyle plan tailored to your needs
Trust that you’re laying the foundations for improved gut health long term
Are you feeling…
Frustrated by your bloating, food reactions and irregular bowel movements
Uncomfortable and inflamed
Confused by all the different diets and information on gut health
Overwhelmed and unsure of where to start to improve your gut health
Disheartened with conventional medicine when it comes to investigating and managing IBS
Lost and looking for support with making positive dietary and lifestyle changes
IBS and digestive issues are often symptoms of underlying imbalances within the body that need addressing. I’m here to help.
What Can I Offer?
Whilst I can’t promise a quick fix for all of your symptoms, I can guarantee the following:
- 1-to-1 time with a qualified and experienced nutritional therapist
- Access to private functional testing to investigate your gut health and microbiome such as comprehensive stool testing and SIBO breath testing (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
- An understanding of what’s previously caused and continues to trigger your digestive symptoms now
- Advice around the best dietary, lifestyle and supplement recommendations for calming and rebalancing your gut
- Information on how to reduce gut inflammation that might be triggering other systemic symptoms. The gut microbiome influences every area of health, such as hormones, immune function, vaginal health, skin health and mental health.
Why work with me?
- I’ve been through this journey myself (read My Story here) so I can provide you with advice as a qualified nutritional therapist and I can also offer empathy and insight into working on your gut health from personal experience
- I keep up to date with research on the gut microbiome and nutrition science
- I am committed to investigating and identifying the root cause/s of your digestive symptoms so that you can understand your body and experience improved symptoms
- I will listen to you thoroughly and ensure that you feel supported throughout this process.
Ready to get started?
'I have more energy, my digestion is great, my bloating is gone and my skin is brighter'
Since working with Claire my symptoms are so much better. I can’t recommend Claire enough. She instantly makes you feel comfortable, is highly knowledgeable and gives real life practical advice to help get you feeling better. She was always there when I needed to ask a question. Thank you Claire!
Alana – York
'My health has improved remarkably and I am able to make informed decisions about my food that keep my body very happy'
Since working with Claire, I have been able to understand more about my diet, it’s consequences and how to choose the most beneficial food for my personal digestive system. The comprehensive diet plan and supplements that Claire has recommended have revolutionised my eating patterns and choice of food. Claire’s comprehensive knowledge and expertise gave me the confidence to believe in a brighter future free of pain and discomfort. My health has improved remarkably and I am able to make informed decisions about my food that keep my body very happy.
Jennifer – Harrogate
'My stomach issues have completely gone'
I feel like I have a lot less inflammation in my stomach. Some of the supplements and food ideas Claire recommended to me also really helped boost my mood and I came to realise that the stomach and mind are very much in tune. Some of Claire’s recommendations were things I would’ve never have thought of nor been told by a doctor.
Charlie – York
Who is this for?
I support those who are:
Wanting a personalised approach to their gut health
Happy to make dietary changes and take supplements
Willing to be open and honest about their health history (I need the details!)
Ready to address stress and other lifestyle factors that might be playing a role in their health issues
Wanting to understand their body and the interconnected of their symptoms to address the root cause
Not looking for a quick fix (because it doesn’t exist)! Healing takes time. You didn’t develop your symptoms overnight and they won’t disappear overnight.
How does it work?
We start with an initial 2-hour deep-dive session. Prior to the initial consultation, you will complete a food diary, and health questionnaires and send me any test results you already have. This preparation allows me to identify areas of potential triggers and imbalances in the body for us to explore in the first session together.
In this first session, we will discuss your current health concerns, symptoms, any diagnoses and previous treatments, health history, family history, lifestyle, use of medication, supplements and diet. I will then provide an outline of your initial health action plan consisting of:
- Personalized dietary recommendations
- Tailored supplement recommendations
- Realistic lifestyle changes where appropriate
- An initial discussion around the root cause
Functional testing will be recommended if investigation seems appropriate and your budget allows it. Tests can include vitamin and mineral tests, a comprehensive stool test, a SIBO breath test, and hormone tests such as thyroid and adrenal function and sex hormone balance.
Following the initial consultation, you will receive your initial personalised health plan and carry out any agreed testing for us to explore in the follow-up consultation.
Subsequent follow-up consultations are put in place depending on the package you choose to discuss test results, monitor progress, offer continued support and fine-tune your diet and supplement programme.
Nutritional supplements and tests are in addition to the cost of the package.
Please see the FAQs for further information about the cost of tests and supplements.
2-hour deep-dive consultation ~ £195
In this 2-hour consultation, I’ll provide you with dietary guidance and a personalised supplement plan to kick-start your gut health journey such as supporting regular bowel movements, calming down loose bowel movements, reducing bloating and gaining more clarity around the right dietary framework for you. Includes pre-assessment intake questionnaire and follow-up email support for 1 month.
*Price of the Clarity Call is deducted if you upgrade to the Gut Reset Programme or the IBS & SIBO Support Programme within 3 months.
Gut Reset Programme
2-hour initial consultation plus 3 x 45-minute follow-ups over 3 months – £575
(or £200 x 3 installments)
This programme is ideal for those who would like to carry out comprehensive stool testing to gain an understanding of their individual gut imbalances. The stool test provides specific information on the following:
- How well you are digesting food
- Levels of healthy gut bacteria
- Presence of chronic, acute or infection-driven inflammation
- The health of the gut lining (important for tolerating food and fighting infections)
- Presence of pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria, yeast, parasites and viruses
- Large intestinal bacterial or fungal overgrowth (often presents similar to SIBO)
The stool test is typically carried out after the initial consultation where we implement the foundations of gut health. Sessions 2-4 are designed to support you in restoring the imbalances identified on the stool test.
IBS & SIBO Support Programme
2-hour initial consultation and 5 x 45-minute follow-ups over 6 months – £795
(or £135 x 6 installments)
This comprehensive programme guides you through 6 months of gut health support starting with a 2-hour deep dive and then 5 follow-up consultations. Typically a stool test or SIBO test is carried out after the initial consultation. The programme includes initial dietary changes to improve digestion, and bowel habits and reduce food reactions, followed by a treatment phase to address your individual gut imbalance, a healing & restoration phase and finally, a maintenance phase to commence after the programme.
Includes email support for questions about the programme between sessions.
Consultations are usually spaced every 4-6 weeks but can be scheduled sooner if closer support and monitoring of symptoms are needed. All sessions are carried out on Zoom.
'I have gained insight into foods that can trigger my symptoms and have had a significant reduction in symptoms'
Since working with Claire I have gained insight into foods that can trigger my symptoms and have had a significant reduction in symptoms, which has led to improved confidence in day to day life, and has actually made me able to make progress my career in a way that wouldn’t previously have been possible due to the unpredictable nature of my symptoms.
Louise – York
'Since working together my constipation has been completely resolved and my bloating has reduced by at least 75%'
Claire helped to identify that I’m actually suffering with SIBO, which has allowed her to tailor my plan more effectively. Claire couldn’t have put me more at ease from our first consultation and is always super friendly, upbeat and more than happy to help with any request or question. I’m so pleased to have come across Claire and would highly recommend her services to anybody struggling with their gut or thyroid, among the many other areas that she has expertise.
'With Claire's help & support, the candida is so much better!'
I had been suffering with candida for ten years before contacting Claire. I had also had bladder & womb cancer so wanted to reduce my chances of further cancers & to alleviate the candida symptoms.
I can now eat much more normally, go out for meals & even enjoy a glass of wine & some chocolate, without suffering a painful flare up of symptoms. Claire is so friendly, caring & easy to talk to, very knowledgeable too. I always look forward to meeting with her & have no hesitation in recommending her.
Heather – York
'Claire has a wonderful friendly approach...'
… and will work with you to formulate a treatment plan that suits your individual situation. She is passionate about expanding her knowledge and applying that to her approach and treatment plans. I feel fortunate to have found Claire and she has played a very important role in me moving forward with my health issues. I will be forever grateful.
Julie – Perth (NHS GP)
How long will it take to see improvements in my symptoms?
It varies from person to person depending on the root cause of the symptoms and how long you’ve had IBS/digestive symptoms. Symptom reduction can usually be seen within a few weeks of changing your diet and taking the recommended supplements. However, lasting improvements can sometimes take 6-12 months or more. I will provide you with guidance on how to continue working on your gut health longer term after the end of working together.
Are the costs of tests and supplements included in the package fee?
No, supplements and tests are additional costs to the package.
How much can I expect to spend on testing and supplements?
A SIBO breath test costs around £150 and a comprehensive private stool test costs around £320. These are not mandatory tests, but they can be very helpful in providing us with information on the specific imbalances that we need to target in your gut. Supplement programmes are often £100-150 per month. However, I am happy to work to lower budgets within reason.
Will I have to eat a really restrictive diet?
I provide a dietary framework to follow and recommend avoiding specific trigger foods, however, I don’t believe in perfection or deprivation. I help clients find enjoyable alternatives to their favourite foods and always apply the 80:20 rule – follow the diet 80% and allow 20% wiggle room for eating out and treats!
Will I have to stay on this diet forever?
No, not necessarily. The low FODMAP/fermentation diet isn’t a “forever” diet and should only be used therapeutically for symptom reduction whilst addressing the root cause of your gut health troubles. I help clients identify trigger foods that may need to be avoided or reduced longer term but I am a strong advocate of eating a varied and enjoyable diet.
Can I still do this programme if I am going on holiday?
Yes, that’s no problem. I am happy to work around holidays and other commitments. You can still follow the recommendations on holiday or stagger the programme to accommodate time away from home. I provide guidance on how to eat out and enjoy food like a “normal” person”!
Will treating SIBO cure my IBS and food intolerances?
Potentially yes – if SIBO is the root cause of your symptoms and food reactions. If clearing SIBO does not resolve the majority of your symptoms, then I will discuss investigating other root causes which could include other infections or toxicity, leaky gut, nervous system dysregulation and autoimmunity.
I’ve heard about detox reactions when you treat SIBO, what does this mean?
When we begin treating (killing) bacterial overgrowth or gut dysbiosis, toxins can be released into the gut. For some individuals, this can result in a worsening of symptoms initially such as loose bowel movements, more bloating, headaches and flu-like symptoms. This should only be short term and I provide recommendations to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a detox reaction.
Do you recommend herbs or antibiotics to treat SIBO?
I predominantly use herbal supplements to target SIBO and other gut imbalances, however, I do sometimes recommend antibiotics to clients that don’t get on well with herbs. The antibiotics have to be prescribed by a gastroenterologist or private doctor and I can refer clients to either depending on budget and location.
Does the package include email support?
The package includes reasonable email support between sessions for example one email per week with quick-fire questions about the diet, supplements and recommendations. New symptoms, test recommendations and further research need to be discussed at the next follow-up.
What is your refund policy?
A refund is available for any of the packages within 14 days of purchase and up to 72 hours before the initial consultation. This is because I set aside time to prepare for the initial consultation in advance. If a refund is requested within 72 hours of the initial consultation, the following refunds are permitted: 50% refund for the Clarity Call, 75% refund for the Gut Reset Programme and 80% refund for the IBS & SIBO Support Programme. No refunds for the remaining sessions are available after the initial consultation has taken place unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Do you accept health insurance?
Nutritional therapy is not covered by private health insurance as it is a complimentary therapy. Therefore, I am unable to accept health insurance.