Consultations & coaching



WHY COACHING ? 


FLEXIBILITY - no need to book any appointments or travel

NO STRESS or HURRY – take your time, there is enough deadlines in life
FREQUENCY – email me anytime
TIME & SPACE to create bespoke plans for you, which can be adjusted further
Virtually UNLIMITED questions can be asked by e-mail (and you will have a written record of it)

IS IT SUITABLE FOR ME?


Requirements:

1) A reasonably frequent use of an email, ideally on laptop, tablet (with larger screen)

2) Allocation of some time for yourself, usually up to 2 hours per week

3) Willingness to learn and change some habits

For children and elderly, another adult can act as a mediator.

HOW I WORK

1. Knowing you (health history, food habits, struggles, goals)

A fully completed questionnaire with a minimum 3-day food diary will be essential to submit as it is a first step towards opening up or recognising a problem.

The questionnaires will be sent to you by e-mail to fill in, usually in Word (docx) format.

Processing of the information (analysis) can take from 2 days to 2 weeks after I receive the questionnaires, depending on each case and my work-load. I may ask additional questions via e-mail during this period.

Setting up your goals will help to create bespoke plans and priorities. Clearing confusions and contradicting information present all over the Internet is often the main subject of our coaching. Finding scientifically valid and quality information is an important part of coaching as it will teach you how to look at information in the media for the future and not to be swayed here or there by the latest fad or product.

2. Specific Steps (creating a plan of action)


To find our way out of the confusion and complexity functional nutritional therapy often brings, I will be giving you specific steps to follow in given time. You will receive an easy-to-read table of the main goals, recommended foods, supplements or tests. All can be changed over time, nothing is written in stone, but having a certain structure as what to do first, second etc. will help to focus our attention.

3. Testing


Functional medicine & nutrition is all about testing! The more tests taken, the more accurate the plan of action or choice of supplements can be. I am aware of high price of private testing and therefore try to choose those which results can have the strongest impact on bettering your health and taking preventative steps. Most tests are home-based but some can be taken at the NHS practice, but this depends on your GP or phlebotomist.

4. Supplement Programme


Most of the professional range supplements are available through practitioner reference website. These are usually higher quality and specifically formulated by fellow nutritionists. I do not, anymore, recommend any supplements freely available in health food shops or supermarkets. There were some bad news about supplements and most of them were due to inappropriate composition or dosages. Final decision about purchase of any product will always be up to you.

5. Following the Plan and feedback


On-going discussion via e-mail will be encouraged and helpful to monitor progress and overcome any difficulties you may have.

PRICES


In range of £40 - £210, details sent on request.