What to Expect

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Before

Prior to the first consultation, I will send you a detailed questionnaire relating to your health, medical and family history, diet and lifestyle. Complete this in your own time and return to me before the consultation. Please fill this in as thoroughly as possible as it helps me build a picture of who you are.

During

Our first session is an initial assessment during which we will discuss more thoroughly your health concerns. This is also an opportunity for us to meet and see whether we are right for each other ā€“ nutritional therapy is a very personal and you must be comfortable with the person you choose to work with.

I will send you a summary of our session and I will explain how I feel your current diet and lifestyle are impacting on your health and what immediate steps can be taken.

After

Follow-up consultations monitor your progress as well as adjust any recommendations. I tend to see weight-loss clients every two to three weeks and disordered-eating clients every week.

With nutritional therapy, not all cases require the same number of consultations ā€“ some will need as little as two follow-ups while others require a more staged approach.

Iā€™m based in Exeter and, although face-to-face sessions are best, phone, FaceTime or Skype consultations are also an option.

Tests and supplements

I may suggest laboratory tests to help identify biochemical imbalances and assess nutritional status. Whenever possible, I will recommend NHS tests to limit your costs. I may also suggest the use of supplements from reputable companies.

Safety

It is extremely important that you tell me about any prescribed or over-the-counter medications you are taking, so that I can ensure my recommendations are not contraindicated by them.

In the case of disordered-eating clients, especially if their weight is low, I recommend that they are monitored by a GP and that they receive some psychological support in order to keep them safe and help them recover.

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