What happens in a Consultation?
The consultation provides an opportunity to identify areas where changes in attitude and behaviour (and not just consumption of mediciation – herbal or otherwise) might lead to enhanced self-care and well being, as well as movement towards a greater degree of meaning-perception, coping ability and resilience. Strategies for change and movement can be proposed by the practitioner and then negotiated with the patient. This is a genuine patient-centred healthcare model.
During the initial consultation, a thorough case history is taken (i.e.: a lot of questions are asked!) in order to understand your needs. Some naturopathic diagnostic examinations (eg: iris analysis, blood typing, zinc testing) are included and an individual treatment plan is formulated – aimed at a level you feel comfortable with.