I offer individual consultations in a GP clinic in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.
Phone/Skype sessions are also an option and work well.
In a nutshell, what I do is offer personalised diet & lifestyle advice which is tailored to the clients health needs and goals. This includes practical meal suggestions and recipes as well as tips on how to incorporate the changes into your lifestyle.
My aim is to identify and treat the root cause of a health problem, not just treat the symptoms. So for example, if a person is having digestive problems, I will give them dietary advice that will offer immediate relief, but I will also investigate what the underlying causes may be and treat accordingly.
I often offer lifestyle advice alongside my nutrition advice because I really see the body as a whole and therefore take a whole body approach to wellness. For example, a person suffering with IBS or high blood pressure may need to reduce their stress levels along with making dietary changes if they want to achieve real results. As such, I will often offer additional advice in terms of stress management, exercise, organizational tips, motivational exercises, strategies to overcome cravings & emotional eating etc.
I see an equal amount of adult men and women of all age groups. Many people present with specific health issues, although a fair amount just come looking for general advice so that they can fine tune their existing diet to look and feel their best.
I would say the most common health concerns I hear from clients are: weight gain/inability to lose weight, low energy/fatigue, sugar cravings, digestive trouble (incl. IBS, constipation, bloating, reflux), allergies, high cholesterol, eczema, psoriasis, low mood/anxiety, joint pain, PMS and pre-diabetes.
Below is a more comprehensive list of health issues that can be improved with the correct dietary modifications:
The initial consultation lasts 1 hour. You will be sent a brief questionnaire to complete before your consultation which is then discussed in further detail during the session. You will receive a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan based on your individual needs and goals.
In order to monitor progress and ensure the recommendations are working for you, it’s usually necessary to return for a follow-up consultation 2 – 4 weeks later which will last abut 45 minutes. Most clients will attend between two and four sessions in total spread out over a few months. Some people are good to go after two sessions, others need or want more long term support, it really depends on the individual and their needs and wants.
However, the aim is to give clients the knowledge and skills to manage their own health, so follow-ups are usually short term.