Your Consultation and What to Expect
Prior to your initial consultation, I will send you a comprehensive health questionnaire including a food diary, which needs to be completed and returned before we meet. This gives me vital information to enable me to prepare and analyse your case to pinpoint what could be contributing to your health issues, and where there are potential nutritional imbalances.
The initial consultation focuses on your key health concerns. We will use the questionnaire to complete your case history and timeline. Based on this information, I will explain how your symptoms are linked to possible nutritional imbalances and your health symptoms. We will then work together to create an action plan that suits you and will help you achieve your goals.
We schedule a 20-minute coaching phone call for 2 weeks after your initial consultation. This is specifically to help you with practical advice and motivation regarding the nutritional protocol. I find my clients really appreciate this call to gain further practical advice and support in implementing their programme, as there are often lots of questions.
We then meet at 4 weeks, either face to face or via Skype, when you will be well into your programme, and we may have laboratory test results to review if these have been ordered. Follow-up consultations are important to monitor progress and make any necessary changes to develop the plan. Also, certain cases require a staged approach.
During this period, reasonable email support is provided for genuine requests regarding the programme. However, if a higher level of support is required, I reserve the right to charge a pro-rata fee to cover time spent potentially doing further analysis and formulating appropriate responses.
If you have a specific health problem, I am happy to work with your GP or other health carers, with your permission, to ensure the most appropriate and safe advice.
I strongly recommend you advise your GP if you are seeking nutritional advice alongside prescribed treatment plans, or if you have a chronic, diagnosed health condition. If you are not on a treatment plan, but I feel that you should consult with your GP, I will let you know. Thorough checks are made to ensure all recommendations are safe and that there are no contraindications with any medication you are taking, and it is therefore important to inform me of all prescribed and over-the-counter products you are using.