What To Expect From Your Consultation
Prior to the consultation you will be asked to complete a confidential, comprehensive health and lifestyle questionnaire and to keep a food diary for three days. These will be analysed prior to your consultation.
We will work together during the consultation to establish your goals, and my aim is to empower you to attain excellent health. I do not diagnose or treat or advise against medication and can work together with you and your conventional practitioner.
The first consultation will last approximately 1½ hours. We will discuss the history of your health, current and past symptoms and how they have changed. I will look at your diet and lifestyle and assess your nutritional status. This in-depth analysis together with the use of extensive evidence based nutritional science, will enable me to develop a personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme, focusing on your goals you have set. We will work together to create a programme that is safe, effective and practical.
I also provide support in the form of nutritional information sheets, recipes and if required, meal plans. As a nutritional therapist, I work on the principle of food first, and supplements are recommended as support and not a substitute for the right diet.
Functional testing may be required which will provide vital information about biochemical imbalances and look at how well your body is working. These tests can enable a more targeted and individualised nutrition programme to be devised.
Generally will take 45 minutes – 1 hour. This will provide an opportunity to educate, support and monitor progress, and make adjustments to the programme if necessary.
How many consultations will you need?
Everyone is unique and has different needs therefore the number of consultations will vary. Some people may only need two or three consultations, while others who have more complicated issues, may need to come back more often, in order to meet their nutritional health goals.
Nutritional therapy does not treat or diagnose medical conditions. If you are suffering from any health conditions or have any health concerns you should always consult your GP first.
Please note the fact that you are seeing me and giving me information which will remain strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone without consent.
Choosing a Nutritional Therapist
It is important to choose a qualified practitioner who has undertaken all the necessary training to understand the theory and application of nutritional therapy.
All CNHC registered practitioners meet the required national standards and levels of competence and practice in nutritional therapy and keep their training up to date through monitored professional development programmes.