Neurodivergent & LGBTQIA

friendly

Person- centred Nutritional Therapy

for children & young people

with mental health issues & neurodevelopmental conditions

Your Story Matters

Everything that happened in your and your child's life could have had an impact on their health and wellbeing.

Where you come from, where you live, your cultural background, your family traditions and your beliefs - all this can help to understand the underlying causes of their health problems and to tailor the therapeutic plan to their unique needs.

When you share your story, it helps me to understand your child's journey

I'm here to listen and give you plenty of time to share your story

As an individual in their own right, your child's unique perspective can provide an invaluable insight on how best to help them.

I will take them seriously, respect and appreciate their voice, and strive to understand them in their distinctiveness.

Nutritional Therapy

  • sensory sensitives (overstimulation or understimulation caused by noise, light, crowd, texture, etc)

  • emotional dysregulation (meltdowns, hyperactivity, excessive crying, emotional numbness & withdrawal)

  • attention & focus issues

  • anxiety (including social anxiety)

  • low mood and mood disorders such as depression

  • behavioural problems

  • sleep disturbances

  • appetite issues and food selectivity

  • food and chemical sensitivities

  • gastro intestinal issues (IBD, IBS, bloating, abdominal discomfort, cramps, constipation)

  • allergies (asthma, seasonal hayfever, rhinitis)

  • low energy, fatigue

"Neurodiversity may be the birthplace of some of humanity’s greatest minds." - Harvey Blume

There is increasing scientific evidence that good nutrition is essential for mental health and wellbeing in children. Targeted Nutritional Therapy has the potential to address and resolve many health concerns, including:

Services

I offer consultations

  • in-person in my home-based office, London, Walthamstow

  • in your home (within the London Oystercard travel zones)

  • online on WhatsApp, Skype, Discord or Zoom

Consultations

I offer individual and family consultations both in person and online, with package services suitable for the required level of support.

The consultations may include:
a complementary 30 minutes get to know each other session, primary 90 minutes session, 60 minutes follow-up, and weekly 15 minutes check-ins.

The therapeutic action plan may include:

  • adding or removing certain foods

  • digestive enzyme therapy

  • gut microbiome rebalancing

  • adjusting sleeping and lifestyle habits

  • supplement protocols

  • shopping list & guide

  • recipes

  • referrals

  • laboratory tests

The Therapeutic Approach

To find the best way to address their health concerns, I use scientific methods based on the functional medicine model to identify the imbalances in the body systems, its root causes & contributing factors. Then I use these findings to create a safe and effective therapeutic action plan, uniquely suited to your child’s needs. This may include 5R's approach often used in addressing Gut Health (Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair and Rebalance). When creating the action plan we would rely on SMART goals framework (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely) to make sure it is exactly what you and your child can benefit from at this time in your lives.

The therapeutic space I provide gives us an opportunity to work together to help your child.

  • If you decide to proceed with booking the consultation after your free 30 minutes session, I will send you two questionnaires

  • Fill in the questionnaires

  • Complete a 3-day food diary

  • Send both back 1 week before the primary consultation

  • I do research & an analysis, then compile my findings and create a provisional therapeutic plan

  • I present my research & we agree on the plan during the primary consultation

  • After the consultation I do further research if needed, finalise the plan & send my report & recommendations to you

  • During the following weeks I offer my support while you work on implementing the plan we agreed on

  • We repeat the process with follow up consultations to check the progress & amend the plan if necessary

  • We incorporate weekly check-in sessions via email or online face to face to further support you and your child

The Therapeutic Process

How It Works

Appointments

I offer individual and family consultations both in person and online, with package services suitable for the required level of support.

The package system is designed to emphasise our commitment towards restoring your child's health and wellbeing, as well as to ensuring a quantifiable level of accountability.

Packages

Nourish

Flourish

Suitable for children or young people that may need multi-layered, long term support.

Suitable for children or young people that may need a considerable level of support.

Suitable for children or young people that may need moderate level of support.

The package includes:

1 primary consultation

1 follow-up consultation

15 minutes weekly support (via email or face-to-face)
duration - approximately 4 to 8 weeks

The package includes:

1 primary consultation

3 follow-up consultation

15 minutes weekly support (via email or face-to-face)

duration - approximately 8 to 16 weeks

The package includes:

1 primary consultation

6 follow-up consultation

15 minutes weekly support (via email or face-to-face)

duration - approximately 6 months to a year

Primary consultation takes approximately 90 minutes
Follow-up consultation takes approximately 60 minutes

Sustain

Package Prices*

Nourish - £150

Sustain - £270

Flourish - £450

*Including the consultations, the prices reflect the work done behind the scene such as the analysis of the data, the research and creation of the therapeutic plan

In special circumstances, individual sessions can be arranged

Primary consultation - £90

Follow-up consultation - £60

Aleksandra Gasson - Nutritional Therapist

About

My journey into nutrition began when my child was five years old. By that time, my husband and I were already aware that our child was different, so we had strategies in place to accommodate and meet their special needs. However, these seemed insufficient in the face of the new challenges. Suddenly, our child stopped using words to communicate. They found most food textures unpalatable, so getting them to eat was a struggle. They were unable to wear clothes as these would hurt their hypersensitive skin. If we managed to go out, they would meltdown in public places as the noise and light levels were too overwhelming for them. They would become very agitated or fearful when in a group setting, so we had to reduce or sometimes avoid attending social gatherings. Also, they frequently seemed to be in a physical pain that couldn't be explained.

All this was heart-breaking, so I became single-minded in the pursuit to understand what was happening to my child and find ways to help them.

I threw myself into research. Pouring over books, articles, scientific papers, I discovered the whole new world of evidence based nutritional science. One of the first things I realized was how some of the foods my child liked to eat were in fact making them sick.

In time, I was able to find an approach that was specifically suited to my child's needs. Within months of implementing it, they were again happy, full of energy, curious, talking and making friends. Once their suffering was lifted, their beautiful, neurodiverse self flourished.

This personal success prompted me to find out how to help others in similar circumstances, which eventually led me to study nutrition and gain professional qualification in the field.

There have been many other challenges over the years and it is not over yet. However, today my child is an accomplished, compassionate young adult, with many interests, a group of close friends and a bright future. Their neurodiversity makes them a uniquely resourceful and creative individual – an extraordinary gift for our modern world.

Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Nutritional Therapy awarded by Crossfields Institute

Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Institute of Health Sciences

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young people's Mental Health

Certificate of Achievement in Understanding Autism

BA (Hons) English Literature

Mental Health Nurse

mNTOI mFNTP

Contact

Location
Walthamstow, London

WhatsApp

Narrative Nutrition
AleksG

Skype
AleksG

Discord
aleks.g

Book your free 30 minutes complementary session

This is an opportunity for us to meet each other, for you to find out whether what I offer is what you are looking for and to establish if we would work well together

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