What can I expect from an initial naturopathic consultation?
The initial consultation usually requires 1-1.5hrs. During this time a thorough case history is taken that reviews your current health status and past health history, your family health history and the goals that you want to achieve.
What treatments are used?
Nutritional supplements, herbal medicines (liquid, tablets, powders or capsules), dietary and lifestyle management may be prescribed. Ultimately, the focus will be on food choices and lifestyle with the goal of minimizing the use of supplements.
How often do I need to come?
The best way to support you to stay motivated to your health goals and ensure you get the most progressive treatment follow-up consultations are typically every 2 weeks at the start. After that between 4-6 weeks and then 3-6 monthly maybe fine. Chronic conditions and total wellbeing programs are tailored and depend on the individual and compliance.
Are home visits available?
Yes, these are available. please contact me for more details.
Are telephone consultations available?
Yes, telephone consultations are available up to six months after a face-to-face visit.
Can I pick up more of my prescribed vitamins or herbs between visits?
Yes. Your prescription is valid for six months from your consultation. Just call or email me and I can arrange a pick-up time or I can post to you.
What if I am really unwell and don’t want to sit through the whole initial consultation?
A short consultation is possible for new clients that are acutely sick. Some examples include cold, flu, tonsillitis, sinusitis, bladder infection etc. That way you don’t have to sit through the whole hour discussing how you feel for a long time!
Can you provide a letter of absence for work or school?
Yes. I can provide a certificate covering illness-related absence from work or school, after a face-to-face consultation.