Consultation

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

– Benjamin Franklin

 

Why see a naturopath?

Naturopaths are committed to providing safe, effective and gentle natural treatments to help you stay energised, stress less, encourage self care and truly optimise your overall well being.

 Here are the wonderful things you can benefit from seeing a naturopath:

  • Time taken to discuss a wide range of health issues
  • Motivation and support to undertake major lifestyle changes if you want to reach your optimal health
  • Expertise and professional strategy in choosing herbal medicine, nutrition, programs and treatments that are appropriate for your condition
  • Assurance that you are addressing your whole health, not just an illness
  • A supportive therapeutic relationship
  • An individualised treatment plan that is tailored for your unique health condition
  • Accurate/ongoing monitoring of results
  • Minimised risks associated with self-treatment and over-the-counter supplements
  • A health practitioner that can work as a member of your whole health care team

 

What to expect

 

Initial appointment

Your initial appointment is 60 minutes in length and consists of a detailed health assessment. Before your first appointment you will be emailed a health questionnaire which you will need to fill out and email back to us before your first visit, or you may bring it in. From there this consultation will be all about you, as we structure it so that we understand your health complaints in as much detail as possible.

Other things you can expect in this consultation are:

  • Further testing – Depending on your condition, Sara may refer you for additional assessments and investigations if it is appropriate
  • Receive your treatment plan – Treatment recommendations are discussed and your treatment plan is organised
  • Receive your Naturopathic prescription – Recommendations on what herbs and supplements are specific to your condition

*Please note: Herbal formulas and nutrients that are provided incur additional cost.

 

 

Follow up appointment

Follow up appointments are generally 30 minutes in length where Sara will discuss your progress, review your naturopathic prescription, fine tune your treatment plan and identify any road blocks that may be hindering your treatment success. Our focus is to work together with you and always on addressing the underlying cause of your condition to promote wellness for the longer term.

The appointment schedule is more regular in the initial stages of treatment which is approximately every 2 to 3 weeks. This is to ensure we monitor and stabilise your health and affect positive change. This time also allows us to help motivate you and help you achieve your treatment goals. Once your condition has stabilised and your health is improving, appointments are conducted on a less frequent basis or as required.

 

Online / Phone consults

Online consultations or via telephone are available for those who find it difficult to attend the clinic in person due to restraints of distance or time. This is a wonderful option for those who are time poor or live outside of Sydney as we can have our consults from the comfort of your own home.

This is also an excellent option for those who would like to see us during their lunch break but can’t get away or even after work. No travel time needed!

Online and phone consultations work exactly the same way as in-clinic appointments, where we will post your herbs/supplements to you after our session.

 


 


 

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