Nutritional Therapy Consultation Process
I currently offer Nutritional Therapy consultations on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Nutritional Therapy consultations and programmes can be booked online. Please ensure that you book your first session at least 8 days in advance, in order to allow time for paperwork to be sent to you, completed, and then returned to me for analysis, prior to your consultation.
Payment is required on booking and all necessary paperwork for your consultation or programme (including your Nutritional Health Questionnaire) will be sent to you via email within 48 hours.
Your paperwork should be completed and returned to me at least 72 hours in advance of your consultation, so that thorough consideration of your information, including medical history, medication/supplement interactions, current diet and lifestyle can be made in relation to your dietary and health needs.
Initial Thrive Consultation
Within your Thrive consultation or programme, your initial consultation will take between 60-75 minutes in order to learn more about you, gain further insight into your individual dietary needs and discuss the possible underlying causes of your symptoms, and as well as ascertain your specific health goals. We may also discuss functional tests which can help guide the direction of your plan, as well as nutritional supplementation. The data collected from any additional tests during face-to-face appointments (eg. Tanita body composition analysis or Health Check) will be included and together we’ll develop your first ‘plan of action’ related specifically to your nutritional status and goals. You’ll have some action points and information to get started on straight away; any further information will be sent within 48 hours. Regarding multi-consultation programmes, you’ll receive your health plan within 48 hours of your consultation.
Mini-Consult Check-in Calls
Your check-in phone call will take place about 7-10 days after your consultation, to see how you’re getting on and help guide your start. These check-in calls are vital in helping support you through the changes you’ll be making; moreover, they help your own accountability in following the agreed actions of your plan and help motivate you to succeed in your goals. In a Thrive multi-consultation programme, your additional mini-consult check-in calls will be scheduled according to your needs.
Follow Up Consultations
Follow-up consultations (45 mins) help to progress your plan by exploring deeper into the root causes of your health issues, address other symptoms, assess your achievements so far and help to develop these into long-lasting new habits. In a Thrive multi-consultation programme, these will typically be scheduled once a month, but can be more frequent according to your needs.
Single follow-up sessions (or a package of three sessions) can only be booked after completing the THRIVE: Reset Your Health or Sports Optimisation multi-consult programmes, and by prior arrangement with Amanda.
They can be booked at a time convenient to you, but should be done so within three months of your last consultation. All follow-up sessions include an updated personalised plan for you to follow. A final check-in call will always be scheduled after your last follow-up consultation, to offer any further advice and guidance.
Supplement Review Consultation Form
If you have completed a Dietary or Sports Nutrition MOT, a Thrive: Reset Your Health or Sports Optimisation multi-consult programme, you can then book a Supplement Review within three months of your last nutrition consultation. A Supplement Review form should be completed and then emailed to email@example.com.
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, my hygiene protocols regarding in-person, face-to-face Physio treatments, Nutritional Therapy and Sport Optimisation consultations are as follows:
Payment is required for all Nutritional Therapy consultations and programmes on booking.
Bookings can be made online via my website.
Multi-consultation programmes should be completed within the maximum time stated (8-12 weeks), or within a time period agreed with Amanda Heading in writing.
Any functional laboratory tests or supplements are charged in addition to the consultation or programme fee, and payment is required on ordering these. The same applies to a NUTRITICS report, Health Check or TANITA body composition analysis, if not already specified as included in the consultation.
Please note that the full consultation fee is charged if you fail to keep your appointment or cancel/amend with less than 24 working hours in advance. This applies to a single consultation or a multi-consultation programme.
Once paperwork has been received by Amanda Heading for a Nutritional Therapy consultation or programme, no refunds can be given.
Appointments booked for a Tuesday following a bank holiday, should be cancelled or changed by midday on the Saturday prior.