HOW IT WORKS
What to expect
A nutritional consultation explores your current health and health history to discover how your individual biochemistry, lifestyle and diet may be influencing your health.
Our approach to Nutritional Therapy is based around the Functional Medicine model which is client-centred and science-based. This allows us to work together to address the root cause of your health concerns to work towards achieving optimal wellness. Our bodies run on the food we eat: it’s our fuel and making sure our fuel is right for us is so important as it can have a big effect on how we function in our daily lives.
Nutritional Therapy is not a quick fix and changes won't happen overnight but you will be supported every step of the way.
We will prepare a diet and lifestyle plan for you to ensure it is suitable for your lifestyle, family and resources.
How to prepare
Once you have booked your first consultation you will be sent an online questionnaire and three day food diary. These need to be completed and sent to us at least one week before your first consultation.
This provides information relating to symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, medications and current diet.
3-DAY FOOD DIARY
This details all of your food and drink intake to help understand your diet choices and eating habits.
This information helps us design a personalised dietary plan that addresses your health concerns but also includes, whenever possible, your favourite foods.
What happens on the day
In your first session we will discuss your current health symptoms, full health history, any symptoms and food and lifestyle. This in-depth individual analysis, together with the use of extensive nutrition science and previous questionnaire information enables create a personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme. We ensure any proposed diet and lifestyle changes are realistic and achievable. If appropriate, we may also recommend supplements and/or laboratory tests (additional cost).
Consultations are relaxed, friendly and informal and most importantly, we listen to you.
What happens afterwards
We will evaluate individual needs and use extensive evidence-based nutritional science to develop a personalised nutrition and lifestyle programme which you will receive within a few days.
Follow-up consultations are most important in order to monitor progress, keep you on the right track to stay motivated and make any necessary adjustments.
The number of follow-up appointments varies from client to client and we will discuss this with you.
Should you have any further questions about what to expect, do please contact us at
Clinic opening times
Appointments are available throughout the week and I also offer early morning, evening and weekend appointments on request. You can choose to come to my Berkshire clinic or have your consultation via Skype or FaceTime.
Supplements and functional testing*
In certain cases, supplementation is recommended. I may also recommend functional diagnostic testing to be carried out in order to enable a more targeted and individualised nutrition plan to be devised. Tests may include: Hormone profiles, allergy and food intolerance tests, digestive and gut function analysis, nutritional status testing.
*Supplements and tests are not included in our prices.
At least 24 hours notice must be given for cancellations. Cancellations within 24 hours or non-attendance are charged at 50% of the above rates.
Short email correspondences can help to keep you on track and I offer reasonable email support inbetween appointments.
Our prices reflect the preparation time prior to the initial consultation and in-between consultations on researching the most effective way to support your health according to your individual circumstances.
Please note: I do not offer medical advice nor is my work a substitute for medical care. In the interests of your safety, you will be required to agree to my Terms and Conditions.