Dietitian In LeedsThe Tower Clinic also offers nutritional therapist services. Find out how they can help you below.

What is a Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.

Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalized nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.

What does a Nutritional Therapist do?

Before the first consultation, the practitioner usually provides a health and nutrition questionnaire for the client to complete. An initial consultation typically lasts 60 to 90 minutes, and in this time the practitioner asks detailed questions about current health concerns, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. The practitioner then evaluates individual needs and uses the extensive evidence base for nutritional science to develop a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme.

Follow up consultations are generally after four weeks in order to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Further follow-ups may be required depending on each individual situation.


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Karen Connolly

I am a weightloss coach, mindset and motivation expert and clinical hypnotherapist based in North Leeds.

I trained with Innervisions which is one of the UK’s leading hypnotherapy training companies and use a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, NLP and the principles of CBT.

I am a fully trained Hypnoslimmer consultant, FATnosis practitioner, a full member of the association of weight loss hypnotherapists and a member of the GHR.

Having experienced Hynotherapy myself and having achieved astonishing results I decided to follow my passion and train as a clinical hyonotherapist. I specialise within the area of weight-loss and offer a range of weight-loss coaching and hypnotherapy solutions which are specifically tailored to each clients needs. I have continued to attend further training within the area of weight-loss including being trained by the ‘Weight Loss Master’ Steve Miller, star of Sky’s ‘Fat Families’ and press regular, whom I continue to work closely with.

As a very busy mum of three young children I fully appreciate the pressures of modern living and am here to support, motivate and inspire you to achieve your weight loss goals.


“This is the best thing that I have every done, not just for me but also for my family. It is like Karen has completely reset my mind without having to resort to a diet I now just feel differently about food. I am 20lbs down and counting and am so excited about the future”Laura, Leeds

“The FATnosis programme is amazing. I have tried everything to lose the weight including surgery but nothing every fitted in with my busy work and social life. For the first time in my life I wanting to eat well and find it easy to have control around food. I have just finished the program and have lost 1 stone without feeling like I am trying and am now going to continue. It is not a diet it is my new lifestyle it is just what I do now”Ann, Leeds

“I had an addiction to diet coke and was drinking up to 10 cans a day. I never felt that I could kick this addiction but with a mixture of hypnotherapy and tools that Karen gave me to use at home I now drink no cans of diet coke whatsoever and I feel so much better and more energetic for it. I found Karen really supportive and full of good ideas to help with my cravings and found the hypnotherapy sessions amazing”Emma, Leeds

Laura Naylor

Hello, Laura here. A private, registered nutritional therapist specialising in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum health. I guide and empower women with the knowledge and tools they need to optimise their reproductive health, nurture a thriving pregnancy and enhance their postpartum experience. My goal is to first help you understand the root-cause of your health issue then support you in overcoming this using bespoke, evidence-based nutrition & lifestyle strategies.
Whichever phase of motherhood you’re in, it’s a lot. I get it. I want you to feel heard, informed and confident in achieving your health aims in a way that works for you. My approach is simple. No fad diets or calorie counting. Just top quality, evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations bespoke to you.
The research is clear. You can profoundly improve your fertility with good, evidence-based nutrition. By gifting your body the right nutrients, you can enhance your fertility, increase the likelihood of conception and take proactive steps towards starting or expanding your family. I specialise in helping you prepare for pregnancy and improve your chances of conceiving, either via natural conception or assisted reproduction.
Nutrition plays a vital role in supporting a healthy and thriving pregnancy. The right balance of nutrients provide essential building blocks for your baby’s development, contribute to your overall wellbeing and help manage common pregnancy discomforts. By focusing on nourishing foods and making informed dietary choices, you can optimise your pregnancy experience, ensure the best possible start for your baby and set the stage for your postpartum recovery.
Prioritising your nutrition during the incredible, whirlwind postpartum period is one of the most impactful ways you can nurture yourself and your new baby. By understanding how to feed and nourish your body (and mind), you can facilitate optimal healing, support the production and rebalance of hormones, replenish depleted stores and help your precious new baby to thrive.

I offer a comprehensive range of nutrition-related services including private consultations for personalised guidance, engaging public speaking services to inspire audiences and corporate wellness programs to promote employee wellbeing & productivity.
I offer private, one-to-one nutrition consultations at my York and Leeds clinics as well as online. Private consultations provide a safe space to really explore and understand your health and symptom history and ultimately, get to the root-cause of your fertility, pregnancy or postpartum health issue.
My approach is thorough and entirely client-led, following the below process to create bespoke, evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle plans:

  • I assess clients’ medical history, lifestyle factors, symptoms, current dietary habits & specific health goals.
  • I use saliva, urine and/or blood analysis if I feel it will provide a deeper insight into a client’s health issue. Testing is always optional, never compulsory.
  • I consider factors such as age, gender, genes and environmental influences that can affect a client’s nutritional needs.
  • I review all this information alongside the latest, high quality nutrition research, enabling me to develop bespoke, evidence-based nutrition & lifestyle plans for my clients. These include tailor-made dietary recommendations, lifestyle modifications & potentially, the use of nutritional supplements.

Following a BSc in Psychology I completed a PGDip and an MSc in Nutrition Science and Practice at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. NCA is regarded as one of the most reputable institutions in the UK for nutrition education & clinical training; “gaining a Master’s qualification is THE gold standard of nutritional therapy education (anywhere in the world)” NCA, 2023.
My thesis explored which sources of antenatal nutrition information women deemed most trustworthy, with the results really highlighting the need for up to date, bespoke and most importantly, evidence-based fertility, pregnancy and postpartum nutrition information. And so, Laura Naylor Nutrition was born.
I am a member of BANT, the leading professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners. Its members have met strict criteria & are trained to provide a standard of excellence in science-based nutrition & lifestyle medicine.

I am fully insured & am regulated & governed by the CNHC, the independent UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.

For more information, getting in touch with me couldn’t be easier. Just email or contact me via my website at and I’ll come straight back to you.

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