Clinic or Home Appointment

How Many Consultations?

The number of consultations needed for each person will vary depending on the reason for referral; some may only require a one-off appointment, where as others may wish to have more. Andrea will discuss with you, during your first consultation, how many appointments you may need, to get where you want to be.  

 

OPTION 1:  Clinic Appointment (1 hour)

  • After you have contacted Andrea to book an appointment, Andrea will call or email you to arrange a suitable date/time for your appointment, and discuss whether a home appointment or clinic appointment is more suitable. 

  • Andrea will ask you to complete a referral form and a 3 day food diary which you can email or bring with you to the appointment.

  • During the appointment Andrea will carry out a thorough assessment, including a medical and weight history, nutritional intake / lifestyle / food choices / barriers to change and discuss what you would like to achieve.

  • Evidence based nutritional advice will then be provided, tailored into a individualised plan, with achievable and realistic goals to strive towards if this is what is required.

  • Additional time can be scheduled in if you would like Andrea to be present or observe a mealtime with your child.

  • There will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and Andrea'a contact details will be provided should you have any questions following the appointment.

  • After the appointment Andrea will write to you and your GP, summarising what has been discussed in the consultation

  • Further appointments can be arranged as required. 

 

Option 2:    Group Session (1-2 hour)

  • If you would like to arrange a group session on a particular area e.g weaning, fussy eating, please contact Andrea to discuss, and a tailor made session can be developed.

  • Group sessions typically last 1-2 hours, however, this can be adjusted according to your needs. 

  • Click here for current Group Sessions available.

 

Option 3:    Telephone or Skype (30 minutes or 1 hour)

  • This will involve the same protocol as Option 1, however, Andrea will hold the consultation via telephone or skype (either 1 hour or half an hour appointment).  This may be a preferable option for a follow up appointment, or if your address is a long distance from the clinic.

 

OPTION 4:  Nutritional Reports 

  • After making contact, Andrea will ask you to complete a 3, 5 or 7 day food diary, depending on your preference, which will involving noting down everything you eat/drink for a specific number of days.  You will then need to email the completed dairy to Andrea.  

  • Andrea will carry out a nutritional analysis, looking at the nutritional content of the diet and provide you with a written report containing information on nutritional intake, any vitamins or minerals which may be lacking in the diet, and ways to improve the nutritional quality of the diet, including recipes. 

  • A follow up appointment to discuss the report further can be arranged as required.