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.
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 relevant, it will also include GP and Functional Testing recommendations.
Initial consultations are conducted via Zoom.
Initial Consultations last 90 minutes and cost £150.
Note: CFS/ME clients must book a CFS Intake Consultation, full details here.
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 and a new personalised Nutrition and Lifestyle Protocol will be emailed within 2 working days.
Follow-up consultations last between 1 or 1.5hrs. Often the first follow-up consultation and any follow-up consultation where feedback on functional testing is given or where there is a lot of discuss will take 1.5hrs.
Follow-up consultations are conducted via Zoom.
1.0hr Follow-up Consultation costs £100
1.5hr Follow-up Consultation costs £150
NB: For every Functional Test conducted an interpretation fee of £35 is added to the consultation fee.
Mini consultations are a great way to check-in with clients who are undertaking protocols that needs some supervision but when a full consultation is not necessary. These consultations are conducted via Zoom.
Mini Consultations last 30 minutes and cost £65.
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 specific functional tests.