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.
I practice at my office in Molesey in Surrey. Map Unfortunately I can no longer offer face to face or home visits.
Initial appointments for children:
It is important for me to see how a child moves, plays, interacts with others and observe muscletone, posture and energy. While COVID-19 is a risk the only safe strategy is for parents to share video footage of their child with me.
When holding a video appointment for a child, it is essential that a second adult is available to look after that child, while I am holding a consultation with the child's carer.
Appointments can be on weekdays in the daytime or on a Saturday morning.
Whatsapp, facetime or meet.jit.si fully encrypted video consultations are all possible for the initial appointment. If the quality of the connection is poor it may be necessary to try Skype or zoom as alternatives. Follow up consultations can be by audio or phone if preferred.
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, audio or video. These also include a written update.
Support between consultations
Short replies to email queries are free of charge. Phone or video 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 phone or video 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 Alliance for Natural Health International
Campaigning for food and health system sustainability. They produce a well researched and topical newsletter.
The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
This is the larger of the two professional bodies for nutritional therapists. BANT link
The British Society for Ecological Medicine
BSEM promote the study and good practice of allergy, environmental and nutritional medicine for the benefit of the public through training courses for doctors.
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 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 International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine
The ISOM has recently hosted Integrative Psychiatry courses by Dr James Greenblatt on ADHD, Anxiety and Depression, and Psychosis.
Plaskett International College
The website provides lists of low cost technical information leaflets on many nutrition topics which have been researched and written by Dr Lawrence Plaskett who founded one of the first Nutritional Medicine courses in the UK. Plaskett Intrnational College
Dr James Greenblatt's Psychiatry Redefined website. His catchphrase "We can do better."
An educational platform dedicated to the personalized, evidence-based treatment of mental illness