Welcome to clove dietetics

I offer expert, evidence-based nutritional advice and practical dietary management for those with gastrointestinal (GI), liver and pancreatic disease or dysfunction.

I have specialised in the dietetic management of functional gut and bowel disorders, complex IBS, and food intolerance for over 13 years and am fully FODMAP trained, using this approach to help support patients for over 10 years.

I can also provide advice to those with food hypersensitivity and GI allergy, advise on improving nutritional status before or after surgery, or help to manage gastrointestinal symptoms after cancer treatment.

My advice will be comprehensive, but importantly, tailored to your specific circumstances to be realistic and achievable. Food intolerances will be identified using the only evidenced-based technique – food exclusion followed by structured re-challenge.

about claire

I’m a highly experienced HCPC registered dietitian living and working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I have over 20 years of dietetic experience, the past 13 of which as a gastro-intestinal specialist dietitian, working locally at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I continue to lead the GI dietetic out patient service at the Trust, including the day to day management of our highly successful, nationally recognised IBS and adult coeliac services.

I’m passionate about my role and strive to always help my patients achieve the best outcomes possible. I have received national recognition for my work and am proud to have recently qualified as a non-medical prescriber; developing my knowledge in this area has enabled me to better treat my patients.

why work with a dietitian?

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code of conduct to ensure that we always work to the highest standard. This means that you, as patients/clients, are protected and can be assured that you will get the latest credible evidence-based information.

We use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, and translate this into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

For more information, go to the British Dietetic Association website:
Dietitian or Nutritionist?

Services

I can provide nutritional advice for adults and teenagers, for the dietary management of:

  • inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s or Colitis
  • complex irritable bowel syndrome
  • coeliac disease and non-coeliac gluten intolerance
  • liver diseases including autoimmune liver disease or cirrhosis
  • pancreatic and gall-bladder disorders e.g. bile salt malabsorption
  • functional gastro-intestinal disorders
  • constipation or diarrhoea
  • post GI surgery or stoma formation
  • GI symptoms post cancer treatment.
  • allergic GI disorders e.g. oral-allergy syndrome, eosinophilic oesophagitis
  • malabsorption
  • cyclical vomiting syndrome
  • diverticular disease
  • reflux
  • gastroparesis and rumination syndrome
  • food intolerance including histamine intolerance
  • food hypersensitivities e.g. sulphite or salicylate
  • avoidant and restrictive food intake disorder [ARFID]
  • nutritional support for weight gain and to improve nutritional state
  • healthy eating
  • vegetarian and vegan diets

My aim will be to work with you to ensure you achieve a nutritionally adequate, varied and balanced dietary intake, whilst empowering you to manage your condition and improve symptoms.
My assessment will be based on your food diary, and our discussion of your diet and lifestyle, along with your medical and symptom history. If needed to support your care, or to ensure we are dealing with the right condition, with your consent I may request your GP or Consultant facilitate blood or stool tests to check for coeliac disease, nutritional deficiency or markers of inflammation.
As there are no evidenced-based, reliable tests for food intolerance, diagnosis of these will be achieved by exclusion followed by reintroduction to determine tolerance level.

appointments and fees

I can provide face to face appointments in Cheltenham, or virtual appointments nationwide via telephone or various video options. I currently offer appointments on a Tuesday morning or Thursday. Weekend appointments may be possible on specific request.

Face to face appointments are held at The Practice Rooms, 32 Cambray Place, Cheltenham. GL50 1JP. This is easily accessible with many town centre car parks close by. See map below for location.

fees and payment

Initial appointment: £100 (1 hour)

Follow-up appointment: £75 (up to 45 minutes)

3 appointment package: £230 (paid in full at 1st appt – saving £20)

I accept payment by BACS transfer, cheque or cash in advance of / at the appointment. For virtual or telephone appointments, payment is required at least 24 hours in advance by BACS transfer.

I am a registered provider with a number of private insurers, including BUPA, Cigna, Aviva, Vitality (Pru Health ), WPA, Aetna and Healix. Please note I am not registered with AXA PPP. If you would like to use your health insurance, please contact your provider in advance of your appointment for an authorisation code and to ensure you are covered.

cancellations.

If you need to cancel your appointment, wherever possible this should be at least 48hours in advance. Cancellations within 24hours of the appointment will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If you do not attend your booked appointment the full appointment fee will be payable.

Please contact me via the contact page for further information or to book.

Contact

t: 07866 624105

e: hello@clovedietetics.co.uk

or send me your query or message below:

I look forward to hearing from you!