What takes place in a consultation?
In advance of your consultation you would be sent a questionnaire and food diary that would need to be filled out and returned to before your consultation.
Initial consultations last around an hour and during that time a detailed health history would be taken and your current health discussed in depth. We would then focus on trying to establish what imbalances may be causing your symptoms, before looking at your diet in context of your health objectives.
Some supplements may be recommended, but are by no means mandatory should you wish not to include them.
How many consultations will I need?
There is no specific quantity or rule and how many consultations you have will depend very much on the person and what their health objectives are. Some people come in for a yearly check up; others will come more regularly over the course of 3-6 months whilst focussing on a specific health condition. Many clients find they come at different stages of their life for different problems.
How long does a consultation last?
Initial consultations last for around 1 hour.
Follow-ups are around 50 minutes to an hour.
Longer sessions can be arranged by agreement.
What should I bring with me?
You will be sent an email before the consultation with instructions of what to bring along with a questionnaire and 3-day food diary that will need to be filled out in advance and sent back via email or post. If this is not possible then the forms can be brought along with you before the consultation.
Any recent test results can also be brought if possible as well as details of supplements/medication being taken.
What aftercare is available?
Alice is always available on emails between consultations for additional support and questions. Short phone calls are also possible by arrangement.
If emails or telephone calls require more than twenty minutes additional charges will be incurred.
What if I don’t have any health conditions, but instead want to focus on making sure I am eating the best diet possible for me?
Many clients come simply wanting support to help promote health now and for the future. This is an excellent place to seek help from and Alice works with the philosophy of ‘prevention is the cure’.
Clients with specific concerns about genetic predispositions to possible health complications later in life are taken account of.
How much does it cost?
Prices can be found on the Contact page.
How is Testing Undertaken?
If it were necessary, we could also look at relevant laboratory testing, which might help give us an idea of what is going on internally as well.
How much Does Testing Cost?
Testing varies in price depending on what parameters are being investigated. Laboratories determine all test prices.
Common tests include:
Nutrient analysis (blood) – 60
Toxic elemental analysis (blood) – 110
Digestive analysis – 147-350
Adrenal profile – 75
IgE (Allergy Test) – 166
IgG (Intolerance test ) – 166
Functional Testing to identify neurotransmitter, amino acid, organic acids – 260
When do I get results?
The speed at which results come back with be determined by the test taken. Some can be around results can take anything from 2 days to 2 weeks.
Can I come with a partner?
Yes, two adults can come into a consultation so if you want to bring a family member that is not a problem. Consultations will be targeted only to the client in question.
What if a partner and I want to be seen at the same time?
Couples quite often come together to get support for fertility or simply so they can work to make positive changes to diet together. The price for couple’s consultations is £200 and they last 1.5 hours.
Is Alice available for corporate work?
Alice often works with a variety of companies, running workshops and seminars on a variety of topics associated with nutrition. Please click here (link to corporate tab) for more information.
Can Alice help with menu development?
Given the high demand for gluten free, diary free and healthy options in all restaurants, Alice also work with chefs, creating healthy and delicious menus that help meet the expectations of the venue’s patrons.