WHAT TO EXPECT
Upon booking an Initial Consultation you will be sent a detailed Health Questionnaire and 3-day Food and Lifestyle Diary which need to be completed, and returned electronically, at least 2 days in advance of our appointment. This information allows me to prepare in advance and maximise our appointment time together.
During the consultation you will be asked detailed questions in order to understand:
your medical and health history;
your current health status and health goals;
your symptoms in relation to each body system and how they affect you;
your current eating, drinking and lifestyle habits.
In some cases, anthropometry details (weight, height, waist and hip measurements) may also be taken.
We will agree together the approach you would like to take with your health goals so that it suits the realities of your day-to-day life. Your personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Protocol will then be formulated and emailed within 2 working days. This will include a detailed summary of your dietary changes including recipe ideas and informative factsheets to help support you. It will also include lifestyle recommendations and, if relevant, a supplementation plan to support any nutritional imbalances. If appropriate, it may also include GP and/or Functional Testing recommendations in order to dig deeper into your health concerns.
I will also telephone you to talk through your plan and answer any queries you may have. It's important you fully understand why I make certain recommendations and the benefit/gain to you in doing so. I find this empowers clients and helps keep them motivated. You will be allocated an appointment time when I email your Protocol. This service is completely optional and you have a 7-day window to rearrange if not convenient.
Initial Consultations last 90 minutes and cost £145. (NB: Shorter appointment times can be arranged for anyone who does not have a diagnosed health condition. Please get in contact to enquire.)
A deposit of £25 will be taken when booking a first appointment and balance of payment is required on the day of appointment.
Initial consultations are conducted in Clinic or via Skype depending on the day and time of the appointment you book. (I can offer a greater range of times, evenings and weekend appointments for Skype consultations).
Follow-Up consultations are generally scheduled 4-6 weeks later. These enable me to monitor your progress, gain your feedback and facilitate continued improvement by making refinements to your care plan. This is when I really get to know you, what you can manage and where you require additional support. Any testing that has been carried out will also be discussed and interpreted during these consultations. A new personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Protocol will be emailed within 2 working days.
All follow-up consultations are usually conducted via Skype.
Follow-Up Consultations last 60 minutes and cost £95.
Functional Testing: For every test conducted, an analysis fee of £30 is added to the consultation fee.
My Wellness Packages have been designed specifically to help clients keep on track. Nutritional Therapy requires ongoing support and realistic timeframes within which to monitor and reach health goals. It's too easy to lose momentum with your health goals but having a series of diarised appointments will give you structure and keep you focused.
Wellness Packages offer additional benefits such as email support in between your consultations, waived Functional Testing analysis fees, access to additional services such as Supervised Shopping Visits and offer significant savings
over ad hoc appointments.
CFS/ME Reboot Programme
Ongoing Care Package, consisting of: one 2hr Initial Consultation, one 1.5hr Follow-up Consultation, three 1hr Follow-up Consultations and four 45 minute Follow-up Consultations.
A comprehensive programme that provides a framework of continued support to unravel the many layers of systemic dysfunction that occurs with this multi-faceted and complex health condition. Key areas of support are focused on Autonomic Nervous System/Maladaptive stress response; Hormonal dysfunction: HPA Axis/Adrenal/Thyroid function; Cellular/Mitcochondrial function/Energy Production; Immune System suppression; Digestive Health/Gut Healing/ Dysbiosis; Detoxification and Liver overwhelm.
Cost £830 (saving £90). Exclusive of any Functional Testing costs.
Gut Healing Package
6 Month Care Package, consisting of: one 1.5hr Initial Consultation, one 1hr Follow-up Consultation and three 45 minute Follow-up Consultations.
Healing at a cellular level: This 4 phase protocol is designed to reduce inflammation, dysbiosis (pathogenic overload of bad bacteria, viruses, yeast/fungi, parasites) and leaky gut and to support a healthier digestive and immune function. This package is perfect for anyone struggling with Digestive Issues, IBS/IBD, Food Sensitivities, Candida, Eczema/Psoriasis and anyone wanting to reboot their health and lose weight.
Appointments are set at 5-6 weekly intervals. You receive a personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle protocol after each consultation summarising all recommendations and includes Meal Ideas and Factsheets. You can book a 15 minute telephone appointment with me to talk through your personalised plan so everything is clear. Email support in between consultations is also included. Interpretation fees for functional testing are waived.
Note: Consultations are conducted via Skype.
Cost £415 (saving £50). Exclusive of any Functional Testing costs.
Optimum Health Package
4 Month Care Package, consisting of: one 1.5hr Initial Consultation and two 1hr Follow-up Consultations. Appointments are scheduled at 6 weekly intervals. After each consultation you will receive a personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Protocol summarising all recommendations, recipe ideas and informative factsheets. You have the option to book a 15 minute telephone appointment with me to talk through your personalised plan so everything is clear. Email support in between consultations is also included.
Note: Consultations are conducted via Skype.
Cost £305 (saving £30). Exclusive of any Functional Testing costs.
Decode Your DNA: Fitness & Diet Package
This package guides you through the changes needed to optimise your diet and fitness performance in order to unlock your full genetic potential? You will learn your genetic aerobic trainability, power and endurance response, sports injury resilience, recovery speed and recovery nutrition needs. Nutrition markers will reveal your optimal diet type; Carbohydrate and Saturated Fat sensitivity; detoxification ability; inflammation risk, antioxidant/vitamin/ mineral requirements; salt/alcohol/caffeine sensitivity; Lactose intolerance and Coeliac predisposition.
Includes DNAfit Fitness Diet Pro test (£295) plus a 1hr Consultation to give full analysis and recommendations. You will receive a DNAfit Personal Fitness and Diet Genotype Report, 12 week Recipe Guide and Shopping List.
Upon purchase, your DNAfit kit will arrive in the post 2-3 days later. Genetic testing is quick and easy just requiring a saliva swab. Your consultation will be booked for 3-4 weeks later to discuss your DNA results.
Please note, this package is not recommended for those with complex health issues as genetic testing alone does not take into consideration current symptoms, illnesses or lifestyles factors. An Initial Consultation would need to be conducted in advance. Please book a telephone appointment to discuss if you are unsure.
Food Diary: Nutritional Evaluation
You keep a 5-day food diary. We have a 30 minute evaluation on how to improve your diet. A summary of your dietary recommendations will be emailed to you within 2 working days.
Cost £65. Please note, this service is not available for those wanting to support specific health concerns which requires a full Consultation.
The full cost of a consultation is charged for cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice.
Please get in contact asap to avoid being charged.
Unlike standard tests which are often focused on identifying disease states, functional testing focuses on identifying the many levels of imbalance that can be occurring years or decades before we actually reach a disease state. Functional testing can help to confirm underlying imbalances or suboptimal function and enable a more targeted and individualised nutrition programme to be devised. They can also help to monitor your progress as you work through your programme.
A range of functional tests are available to explore: nutrient status and deficiencies, metabolism, detoxification, digestive health, adrenal function, stress response, thyroid function, food intolerances and parasitology.
Please get in touch regarding the cost of specific functional tests. For each test conducted, an analysis fee of £30 is added to the next consultation fee. This fee is waived for clients who opt for a Wellness Package.