Prior to booking a consultation
In order to help you decide whether Umatter Nutrition and Coaching is for you, I offer a 15 minutes free telephone consultation providing an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have. Should you decide to go ahead with a consultation we can then arrange for a suitable date.
Before your initial consultation:
Prior to your initial consultation you will be asked to complete a comprehensive questionnaire, which you will need to send to me no later than 3 working days before the consultation. The questionnaire will help provide an overview of your general health and serve to direct your consultation.
The initial consultation
This consultation lasts between 1 ½ to 2 hours during which the main objective is to understand your health concerns as well as your goals and aspirations. Based on the functional approach, you will be asked to give insight into your life journey to help me evaluate your individual needs. This will include providing information about your family history, past and present health, dietary habits and lifestyle.
Body measurements, physical and physiological signs will also be considered and if appropriate, specific laboratory testing may be recommend to assist in the assessment of your health and allow for a more target approach. The overall assessment also provides the basis for referral to a licensed physician or other healthcare professional if necessary.
Based on the initial findings a nutrition and lifestyle programme will be devised tailored to meet your particular needs. Recommendations may include dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes as well as supplementation if appropriate. All recommendations are made taking into account your individual circumstances in order to be both realistic and achievable for you.
The initial consultation fee is £99 and includes preparation, the consultation itself and bespoke nutritional programme.
Follow up consultation:
Follow up consultations last up to 1 hour. The main purpose of a follow up is to find out how you got on, to assess the efficacy of your programme and make adjustments accordingly. Any test results will be discussed and your programme adapted to reflect your results if necessary. At least one follow up consultation is required to get the full benefit of your programme.
Follow up consultations are charged at £49.
Between visits support
It is important that you have access to ask questions or raise concerns between visits and I therefore offer an opportunity for a 15 minute phone call or email correspondence between visits to ensure that you get the support that you need. This is included within the consultation fee.
Depending on the complexity of your health concerns or need of support, further consultations may be required. Nutritional therapy is not a quick fix, but an ongoing process, which aims to support metabolic processes, pathways and functions in pursuit of optimal health and wellbeing. Dietary and lifestyle preferences are often habitual and old habits can be challenging to change. Coaching support and a step-by-step approach can increase your chances of long term success and many people find that 3-5 consultations are needed to achieve their final goals.
Further consultations are charged as follow ups.