What Can You Expect During A Naturopathic Consultation?
Initial Appointment You can expect a first consultation to take about 60-90 minutes. During your initial consultation, I will take a very thorough wellness history, asking about your diet, lifestyle, stress, medical history and environmental exposures. This appointment is all about gathering as much information as possible, and you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire before this first appointment.
Follow-up Appointments In your first follow-up appointment (or sometimes this is emailed after your initial consultation) you will be provided with your personalised health management plan, along with a prescription for any practitioner-only supplements or a custom-blended herbal medicine if required. If testing was arranged, then I will provide and discuss your results in this appointment. Your treatment plan will be written especially for you and your individual needs, taking into account your individual health requirements, commitments and budget. It is important we schedule this appointment so I can thoroughly explain your treatment plan.
Ongoing You may require additional appointments to monitor your progress, discuss the results of any assessments and make any adjustments as required to your treatment regime.
The initial stage of treatment focuses on alleviating symptoms and stimulating the body’s natural processes to commence healing.
The second stage of treatment focuses on eliminating the underlying cause of the condition and supporting your full recovery and longer term health.
Depending on your individual situation, I may need to monitor you and devise a total treatment plan for 3 - 6 months. This is often the case for more long-term and complex conditions such as migraine.
Often after a first appointment and a couple of weeks of treatment, clients start to feel better and don't feel the need to go through with follow up appointments. But, it is important to come back for your follow up appointments. They are a vital part of the healing journey and can make the difference between feeling just a little bit better, or feeling amazing.
Josie was so easy to talk to, and she really knows her stuff. She has this amazing depth of knowledge, and is very thorough. But she is incredibly down to Earth, practical and realistic too. -Julie V.
Before we begin... I am committed to helping my clients achieve the best results they can. This means I invest a lot of time and research into each client's treatment plan.
In return, I ask that you are committed to treatment, and understand that achieving genuine and long-lasting results takes time, effort and change.
You wouldn't expect to achieve optimal fitness after one personal training session.
Naturopathy is a long term treatment - not a magic bullet solution.
Just like nature takes time to grow a tree from a seed, so it can take time (along with sunshine, water and nutrients) to gently improve our health.