Consultations – What to Expect

Before your consultation

You will be asked to complete a confidential health questionnaire and food and lifestyle diary. Ideally you should complete and return this one week in advance of your initial consultation. The information that you give will allow me to do a preliminary analysis and allow clinical research to be undertaken.

Your initial consultation

During your Initial Consultation your aims will be established and the information provided in your questionnaire will be discussed. I will ask detailed questions about your current health concerns, symptoms, treatment, medical history, family history, lifestyle, physical activity, use of medication and supplements and, of course, diet. I will ask questions pertaining to every part of your body so I can evaluate your individual needs. The initial consultation typically lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours.

Following this first meeting I will develop a realistic, personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme using extensive evidence based nutritional science – a personalised nutrition plan that we will both agree on. This can be sent via email or post and we can then discuss it over the phone or by Skype. A supplement programme may be suggested and optional functional testing if appropriate. You can expect to:

  • Understand the possible underlying causes of your symptoms
  • Learn about foods which may have a positive or negative impact upon your health
  • If necessary, be given recipes and meal suggestions as part of your personalised plan

I will recommend a specific time period to follow the plan and follow up consultations will be scheduled to observe changes, monitor progress and refresh the initial plan. The follow up consultations usually last for about 45 minutes and will take place about 4-8 weeks later but will be dependent on the client. Further follow ups will be arranged if necessary. Some clients like to have fortnightly follow-ups on the phone to ensure that they are motivated and encouraged to continue with the the plan. This can all be discussed at the initial consultation.

There will be weekly email support and encouragement should you need to make use of it following the appointments and I would like to receive regular updates of your progress between consultations for the duration of your programme.

Prices

Initial Consultation £95

Follow Up Consultation £45

Please note: Consultations are strictly confidential and all client information is held in accordance with current data protection legislation.