Welcome to the Gut Health Clinic at Blackrock Health Blackrock Clinic, a specialised dietetic-led clinic dedicated to assisting people who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders.
Understanding the vital role nutrition plays in maintaining a healthy gut and managing digestive conditions, we empathise with the distressing and debilitating nature of gut symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, altered bowel habits, reflux and nausea. Our clinic focuses on evidence-based interventions to help you identify your symptom triggers, with the ultimate goal of enhancing your well-being and happiness.
Conditions we can help with:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Check out the new Diet-Hypno Programme:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (e.g. Ulcerative Colitis, Chron's Disease
- Coeliac disease
- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
- Suspected food intolerances
At the Gut Health Clinic, we tailor our interventions to suit your specific needs, guiding you through dietary and lifestyle changes that effectively manage your condition.
How it works:
- Each consultation includes a comprehensive assessment and a thorough review of your medical history, gut symptoms and bowel habits, lifestyle factors, dietary intake and eating habits. We'll also address any barriers or challenges to create a program that suits you best.
- Initial appointments are approximately 60 minutes long, followed by 30-minute review appointments as needed. Typically, appointments are scheduled 4 weeks apart, but we customize the timing to match your unique journey.
- At the end of each consultation, your dietitian will collaborate with you to design a personalized plan, incorporating practical strategies discussed during the session and providing necessary supporting resources. The focus is on complementing your journey, experiences, symptoms, and life.
Meet the Dietitian:
Leading our service is Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian Lorraine Cooney, whose profile you can read below:
Lorraine Cooney, Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian
Hello, I'm Lorraine Cooney, a dedicated Gut Health Dietitian with a passion for all things related to gut health, from the intricacies of the microbiome to the fascinating gut-brain axis. You might already know me from my Instagram handle (@gut_health_matters), where I love sharing valuable insights and information.
My primary goal is to bridge the gap between complex gut health nutrition science and making it easily understandable for anyone seeking my guidance or exploring my content. I believe that everyone should have the knowledge and tools to take charge of their digestive health, empowering them to break free from food-related anxieties that can significantly impact mental well-being and life choices.
As a professional, I hold a BSc in Human Nutrition and an MSc in Dietetics, providing a solid foundation for my expertise. Additionally, I've delved into the realm of Clinical Hypnosis through a diploma, to offer gut-directed hypnotherapy in my practice. I have also authored a bestselling Low FODMAP recipe book and reference guide called 'Gut Feeling.'
Sharing knowledge is essential to me, and I've had the privilege of being a guest lecturer on digestive conditions for future dietitians in Ireland. Moreover, I actively contribute as the Chairperson of the award-winning Dietitians Gastro Interest Group in Ireland.
If you're looking for expert guidance and a compassionate approach to improving your gut health and overall well-being, I'm here to support you on your journey. Let's work together to uncover the freedom and joy that come with a happy and healthy gut.
What's involved and how much does it cost?
We offer both face-to-face and online (zoom) appointments, with flexible daytime and evening options.
- An initial virtual consultation is €135, lasting up to 60 minutes, followed by review appointments at €80 for 30 minutes.
- We also offer a package deal, combining the initial and follow-up consultations, priced at €190, saving you €25 compared to booking the sessions individually.
- If you're interested in the Diet-Hypno Programme, it costs €495, a €120 saving versus booking the sessions individually.
- You can claim back a portion of the Programme cost from your healthcare provider. The amount you can claim will depend on your plan.
You can self-refer for our service, and we also gladly accept referrals from your doctor or consultant. For more information or to book a consultation, please call 01 206 4364.
At Blackrock Health, our mission is to help you achieve optimal gut health and improve your overall quality of life. Take the first step towards improved digestive well-being by contacting us today to book a consultation. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to better gut health.