Consultations

Consultations

Consultations at Chapter One Nutrition are held at my clinic in Sevenoaks. I encourage clients to contact me for a free 15 minute call to discuss health requirements and goals in advance of an initial consultation.

case taking and initial CONSULTATION:

An initial consultation typically lasts 60 minutes. This can be carried out in person, or via Skype in certain circumstances. Prior to the consultation, you will be sent a health questionnaire and a food diary to complete which will allow us to maximise the time in the consultation.

During your consultation, I may ask you detailed questions about current health concern(s), symptoms, medical history, family history, lifestyle, levels of physical activity, use of medication and supplements and diet. Specific functional tests may also be recommended to help confirm the best strategy for optimising your health.

Having taken all the information into account, I will reflect on this and create a personalised, safe and effective nutrition and lifestyle programme using the principles of functional medicine combined with up to date nutritional science. This programme will detail your bespoke food plan, lifestyle advice and appropriate supplement regime targeted to your requirements. Your plan will be delivered to you approximately 48hrs later and we will arrange a 30 minute follow up consultation, either  by Skype or phone call to guide you through your plan, supplementation protocol and any referral letters to your GP, if required. If any functional testing is required, then this can also be discussed at the same time.

1st FOLLOW UP CONSULTATION:

Follow up consultations are recommended and these are booked after four to six weeks, depending on your health goals. A follow up appointment will last 30-45 minutes. I recommend at least one follow up appointment as this will allow me to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments. Further follow-ups may be required depending on each individual situation. Changing health through diet is not a quick fix and often requires a reassessment of regular eating habits and preferences, and commitment to change. Therefore, if there are elements which have been difficult to comply with then these can be reviewed and adjusted to help you reach your goals.

Having taken all the information into account during your follow up, your updated plan will be delivered to you approximately 48hrs later and we will arrange 15 minute Skype or phone call to guide you through your targeted dietary and lifestyle guidelines and supplementation protocol.

Subsequent FOLLOW UP CONSULTATIONs:

These consultations will follow the same format as the first follow up consultation. Based on your progress I will monitor your response to the previous protocols, review any explain and lab findings, adjust any necessary treatment and work to improve your health.

All information discussed during subsequent follow ups will be reviewed and your updated plan will be delivered to you approximately 48hrs later. We will arrange a 15 minute skype or phone call to guide you through your targeted dietary and lifestyle guidelines and supplementation protocol.

ongoing support:

There are often situations in between your consultations where you may need clarification or additional advice, therefore I encourage you to email me with your queries so that I can support you on your journey. Within your fees, there is up to 20 minutes of accumulative email support between appointments.

If you are interested in any of my Nutritional Therapy consultations, or would like to discuss your health requirements before booking an appointment, then please contact me for a free 15-minute consultation where we can review your goals.