Sophie Claessens: Bristol Dietitian
Judith redmond
Judith redmond
After many years of symptoms and thinking there were no solutions, Sophie has helped me resolve my stomach issues and given me the tools to manage any symptoms going forwards. She is professional and friendly and I would highly recommend her services.
David Hickson
David Hickson
I was all over the place when I first met Sophie. Within a few sessions I felt in control, was happier and my stomach no longer ruled my life. Highly recommend.
Henry K
Henry K
Sophie is a great dietician and provides a wealth of information to take away with after each session.
Sarah H
Sarah H
Growing up I have never managed to keep my weight consistently healthy. Sophie understood the mental complexities of my issues around food, along with the complexities of managing a diagnosis of PCOS. Sophie provided judgement free holistic diet advice, that has helped me understand the knock on affects of my daily habits for someone like me. I now no longer fear unsatisfiable sugar cravings and binges because the desire for sugar is no longer there like it was. After a few months of her guiding be through simple adjustments I feel a lot more in control of my body, and when I slip up, I know why, and how to fix it. This better self management has allowed my periods to return to normal and, as desired, I am now expecting a newborn next year. Highly recommend 🙂 X
Patrick McGovern
Patrick McGovern
I really benefited from my sessions with Sophie. She helped me understand what diet suits my needs, and thereby relieved me of a lot of stress I was experiencing at the time. From start to finish she was very professional and a very pleasant person to interact with.
Michael O'Callaghan
Michael O'Callaghan
Sophie is a friendly, very professional Dietician. She has helped and guided me through the first stages of my illness. Thank you Sophie.
Barley Tyley
Barley Tyley
Sophie really helped me get on top of my IBS as well as assist me with my weight loss journey in a healthy way. 100% recommend!
Guthrie O'Brien
Guthrie O'Brien
I have been working with Sophie for the last year and she has fundamentally changed my relationship with food into a constructive, healthy way of living. Her friendly and professional approach has given me the confidence to eat better and be more mindful to what I really want and need in my diet.
Lucy Gibert
Lucy Gibert
I cannot recommend Sophie highly enough - I am so glad I found her! She has not only helped me improve my IBS, but has signposted me to things that have supported me in other ongoing health issues. She is so kind, supportive and knowledgeable, with not a hint of judgement when discussing some difficult things for me. She has armed me with a toolkit of information and suggestions to help manage my health moving forward and I am so glad I took the leap to go for the consultation with her after too many years of suffering. Thank you Sophie!
Sophie has been an amazing help in dealing with my IBS and stomach pain and I have seen it improve drastically. She is professional yet very friendly and caring so I felt comfortable talking to her about what can be an uncomfortable topic. I now have a breadth of knowledge about and many strategies to deal with IBS and prevent bad symptoms thanks to her, and she personalised her advice really well to accommodate previous anxieties with food restriction, rather than simply telling me to cut out everything that tastes good, as others have! I couldn’t recommend Sophie enough to anyone struggling with the same issues.

Find Food Freedom with a

Fresh Approach

Do you want to improve your relationship with food?

Do you feel stressed or anxious when planning your next meal?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by conflicting dietary advice?

I’m Sophie Claessens, a Registered Dietitian based in Bristol, and founder of Fresh Approach Nutrition. Our team of dietitians help people improve their relationship with food by providing scientifically backed, realistic, and non-judgemental dietary advice.

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How can we help you?

Our team of registered dietitians help people in Bristol and across the UK to overcome their struggles with food and to achieve their dietary goals. Appointments are available at the clinic in Redland, Bristol, or via online appointments.

Wondering if we’re the right clinic for you? Read our FAQs.

Nutrition for Eating Disorders

Whether or not you have a diagnosed eating disorder, we’re here for you if you feel like you need to improve your relationship with food.

If you know that you need some support to get back on track, our eating disorder specialist, Aoife, provides a safe, non-judgemental space to talk through the nutrition your body needs.

Digestive Health and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When suffering from digestive health issues, every meal becomes a risk. It can be extremely stressful trying to live a normal life when something most people take for granted causes you pain and discomfort. This stress can often make symptoms worse, which in turn leads to more stress and frustration.

If you reguarly feel this way, read more to find out what support we can offer.

Weight Loss and Chronic Conditions

Dieting is hard, and with so much conflicting advice out there, it’s difficult to know the best way to manage your weight or chronic condition. The truth is, everyone is different, and what works for someone else won’t necessarily work for you.

If you’re struggling with your weight, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, we can help.

“Sophie was really helpful in providing support whilst also letting me take control of the direction of the consultations. She also provided her expert advice in a kind manner. She broke all of my goals into small manageable ones and provided me with good quality information so that I always knew why I was doing what I was doing. Thank you so much.”

– Emma, 1:1 client

Fresh Approach Nutrition: Dietitians in Bristol

Why work with a Dietitian?

“Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.”

If you feel lost in a world of diet plans, conflicting nutritional advice, and generic information that isn’t quite working for you, it’s best to seek support from a registered dietitian. Find out more here about why dietitians are the most reliable nutrition professionals to support you with your dietary requirements.

The advice we give you will be based on solid scientific research, and will take into account your lifestyle, preferences and routine. Find out more about what you can expect from an appointment here.

A Fresh Approach

Bristol Dietitians

A team of experienced and passionate dietitians, we work with clients at the clinic in Bristol, or across the UK via online consultations.

We aim to cut through the confusion of dietary advice on the internet and in the media, and to give our clients the fresh approach they need to see real results.

Sophie Claessens is a registered dietitian based in Bristol.

Realistic Dietary Advice

A Plan that Works For You

We understand that real life can often get in the way of the best laid dietiary plans. That’s why in our initial consultation, we’ll discuss your lifestyle and routine to figure out what fits.

We’ll provide you with realistic, easy to implement solutions that you can work into your daily routine, but which are also flexible enough for when you need to be spontaneous.

Please note: not all our dietitians are available for face to face appointments; your consultation may be held online.
For any questions or enquiries, feel free to contact us.