CONSULTATIONS

How it works

All new clients start with an initial consultation:-

1. Case Development & Initial Consultation

DEVELOP A HEALTH BIOG

Total time required: 2 hours

(1 hour 30 minutes for initial consultation plus 30 minutes for delivery and explanation of personalised plan one week later*).

  • A comprehensive medical and health review.

  • Full dietary analysis, including medication use and nutritional supplements.

  • Social and lifestyle health exploration.

  • Assessment of relevant blood test results and possible nutrient deficiencies. 

  • Discussion and ordering of appropriate functional testing (if required).

  • Research and preparation of a personalised nutritional plan (*delivered electronically and explained face-to-face or by Zoom one week later). 

Medical

History

A total biography of your health from birth to how you feel today. 

Family History

A look at the health of your family and how genetics may be influencing your health. 

Social History

A look at social influences that may be affecting your health - 90% of your health is determined by your lifestyle. 

Dietary Analysis

Full dietary analysis, habits, cravings, likes, dislikes, allergies. 

Total cost: £100

Consultations can take place...

Yellow Lounge Chair

At my Cardiff Clinic

Face-to-face consultation. Situated in the Llandaff area.

Quiet Desk

Online via Zoom

Online consultations are available worldwide via Zoom. A link will be sent by email, simply click on it and it will take you straight to your online consultation. You do not require an account with Zoom.

door-knocker-1499243_1920.jpg

By Home visit

Home visits can be arranged by special request within a 10 mile radius of Cardiff. For longer distances mileage fees may apply (see T&Cs). 

Hours - 9am-6pm Mon-Sat.

Early morning and evening appointments available on request.

Your personalised nutrition plan

One week after your initial consultation you will receive a detailed nutrition plan, unique to your specific requirements and tailored to support your health goals. This will include:-

  • BESPOKE DIETARY ADVICE & ACTION POINTS     

  • A PERSONALISED SUPPLEMENT PLAN

  • RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

  • LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • SUPPORTING HANDOUT INFORMATION

After 6 weeks a Follow Up Consultation is recommended to check on your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your plan, discuss any test results etc. 

2. Follow Up Consultations

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

Total time required: 45-60 minutes

  • A thorough review of the effectiveness of your personalised nutrition plan including MYMOP evaluation to monitor your response to changes made. 

  • Verbal explanation of any test results along with a written report. 

  • Supplement review.

  • Adjustments/revision of initial nutrition plan depending on progress/results. 

  • Research & preparation of a revised nutrition plan. 

Total cost: £50

What to expect from your consultation

What happens before my first consultation?

As soon as you book, you'll be asked to complete a questionnaire online and keep a seven day food diary. Health questions are intentionally detailed to provide adequate information ahead of your consultation. All information will make a big difference to the time we spend together building your health profile.

What happens during my first consultation?

The initial consultation will be 90 minutes. During this time, I will  evaluate your medical history, family history, lifestyle and social influences, and dietary intake. I'll ask you to identify your key symptoms which we'll measure using a MYMOP system. You will also be asked about areas you'd like to focus and work on, along with any health goals.

I will ask a lot of questions as we work our way through all the body's systems one-by-one, identifying any functional areas that require support.

 

Using a naturopathic approach, I look to identify the root cause of your symptoms and analyse the body as a whole, creating an entire health and wellbeing picture. 

Nutritional therapy is suitable for those who are looking for support with serious health issues as well as those who want to build on an already good health foundation.

Your plan will provide practical, achievable advice whilst taking into consideration any financial and personal limitations, enabling you to feel comfortable and confident with any changes we decide to make.

Nutritional/ functional testing

We'll also discuss whether you require any functional tests. These may be through your own GP or completed through a private registered professional laboratory. Tests are unintrusive, requiring a sample of blood, urine, hair, saliva or your stools and most can be easily conducted in the comfort of your own home.

How long after my initial consultation will I wait for my plan?

A uniquely tailored nutritional action plan will be sent by email at the start of our 30 minute 'plan delivery session', a week after your initial appointment. This can be arranged in person at my clinic, or via Zoom, whichever your preference. I like to talk you through the plan and provide an understanding of why I've made the recommendations I have. It also provides the opportunity for me to brief you on what I think is driving your symptoms and how changes implemented will support your body in dealing with them.

This time also gives you the chance to ask any questions you may have about the plan, for example where to buy certain items, how to meal plan, which brands are best etc.

Your plan will include action points on dietary and lifestyle changes with information sheets and recipes to help you implement changes. You will also receive a personalised supplement programme and information about conducting health tests (if required).

Follow up consultations

Follow-up consultations are 45-60 minutes long and are scheduled six weeks after your first consultation. They provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions about your ongoing programme, discuss any changes you're experiencing, facilitate any tweaks to your plan/supplement regime necessary and analysis of any test results acquired. 

 

Nutritional therapy is a step-by-step process. Quite often we work towards not one but many goals or outcomes and these vary in the length of time required to see positive results depending on severity of the health issues faced.

 

After your follow up you will receive another updated and adjusted plan.

How many consultations will I need?

It's totally dependent on you and your health goals and aims but usually a client will have a follow-up appointment within 6-8 weeks of their initial consultation, then a further follow up  6-8 weeks later.

 

In some circumstances, subsequent consultations may be needed at regular intervals in order to deal with complex health issues. I will always be available for support when needed, as much or as little is totally dependent on you and will be mutually agreed.

 

My approach and ultimate aim is to give you the tools necessary to enable your body to support and take care of itself, re-establishing balance, health and wellbeing. 

Nutritional therapy should not be used as a substitute for medical advice from your medical health care professional. If you have any concerns about your health it is always recommended that you speak to your health care advisor first before undertaking a nutritional therapy consultation.

 

Nutritional therapists are trained to identify 'red flag' symptoms and always will refer clients to their GP as standard practice when necessary. Practitioners will also frequently work alongside and collaborate with other medical professionals involved in your care. Nutritional Therapy is a recognised complementary therapy but cannot by law claim to treat or cure any named condition.