Practitioner Profile Fees and Contact Details
Philippa Manning BA(Cantab) PhD(Lond) BSc(NMed)
I originally trained as a physicist and spent nine years in industry working as a research engineer. When my first child had colic for ten months, food allergies, eczema and asthma I began to research the allergy field looking for information that would help.
I was not impressed by the exclusion approach as a strategy for good health. My second pregnancy left me with multiple food intolerances and I experienced at first hand the digestive discomfort, fatigue, poor brain function and skin symptoms familiar to fellow suffers.
It was a 'eureka' moment for me when I came across the Society for the Promotion of Nutritional Therapy. I retrained gaining a BSc Degree in Nutritional Medicine awarded by Thames Valley University following the teaching and rigorous methods of Dr Lawrence Plaskett.
Where I practice
I practice at my office in Molesey in Surrey. Home visits may also be available in the Elmbridge area. Map
I am one mile west of Hampton Court Bridge on the south side of the Thames.
Access is easy from the A3 via Hampton Court Way and the M3 Sunbury exit.
Initial appointments are available:
Mondays and Thursdays all day and Wednesday mornings.
Saturday appointments are available on two Saturdays per month.
Skype/phone follow-ups are available on weekday evenings.
Usually 90 minutes for which the fee is £190. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to hold an appointment.
This includes a full written dietary and supplement prescription with supporting information file.
Also included is a booked 15 minute phone 'mini consultation' on-going support element.
Follow up appointments:
Usually 60 minutes for which the fee is £90 by phone/Skype and £105 in clinic.
Also includes a written update.
Support between consultations
Short replies to email queries are free of charge. Phone calls where you may want to have longer discussions and longer emails for researching topics on your behalf are charged at £15 per 15 minutes.
First appointment cancellation policy
The lead time for a first appointment is usually 14 days to allow for completion of the questionnaire and retrieval of test results and other information. Late cancellation often results in the loss of the opportunity for another new client.
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking for first appointments and can be paid by credit/debit card. The deposit is refundable less a £5 administration fee as long as 14 days notice is given.
How To Contact Me
Please phone, text or email me giving your name, a contact number and if possible an indication of the best time to ring you back for a ten minute call. Please do not send test results or sensitive personal information in advance of speaking to me. Our privacy statement is available here.
Links to organisations I am happy to recommend
Action Against Allergy
This small charity is a reliable source of information and major advocate for allergy diagnosis and treatment which is scandalously under-provided in the NHS. Please consider subscribing or donating on their website.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
The CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners and maintains a register of members. CNHC link
The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
This is the larger of the two professional bodies for nutritional therapists. BANT link
The Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC)
The NTC is the Professional Standards Council for Nutritional Therapy. This body has been working to develop occupational standards for nutritional therapy courses and to accredit training providers in the United Kingdom. For a transitional period up to September 2009 the NTC was the registering body for Nutritional Therapists having taken over this role from the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy and the Wholistic Nutritional Medicine Society. NTC link
The website provides lists of low cost technical information leaflets on many nutrition topics which have been researched and written by Dr Lawrence Plaskett. Plaskett Nutrition College