Mrs Orla Adams


BSc Hons

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I qualified as a Dietitian in 1998 and I have experience in both hospital and community dietetics. I currently work in Cardiff and Vale UHB and I specialise in supporting people with weight loss. I am trained in a counselling approach called 'Motivational Interviewing' and I am a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers which means that I train other health professionals.

Early in my career I realised how challenging it is for people to lose weight and I felt I lacked the skills and knowledge to be helpful. For the past 15 years I have focused on learning and understanding more about weight management and researching what approaches are most effective.

In addition to using Motivational Interviewing, I support people by offering regular follow ups, developing individualised meal plans, and focusing on long-term behaviour changes to maintain weight loss.


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Special Clinical Interests: Diet, weight loss, non-surgical weight loss.

BSc Hons / University of Wales Institute Cardiff / 1998
Applied Human Nutrition and Dietetics

MSc / Cardiff Metropolitan University / 2018
Advanced Practice

Professional memberships

The British Dietetic Association

The Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

I work part-time in Cardiff and Vale UHB and provide Motivational Interviewing training and coaching privately.