WHAT TO EXPECT
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?
According to Ayurveda, all disease is caused by an imbalance of the dosha / constitution. At your initial consultation, my first priority is for you to feel relaxed and comfortable so that I can see and understand the real you and you can be open and honest. We will spend between 60 and 90 minutes, talking about you!
Be prepared to answer questions about all areas of your life. This will help me to understand enough about you to understand the root causes of the imbalance, rather than simply focussing on treating the symptoms. I'll use a variety of diagnostic methods including observation and taking an extensive personal and medical history. We will discuss your diet, professional life, relationships, mental health and exercise routines.
After this consultation I will use all of the information I have gathered about you, to identify the potential causes of imbalance, in the mind or body, and develop a bespoke treatment plan. This will take another few hours to document your dietary advice, lifestyle recommendations and Ayurvedic herbal products. We will then have a 45min follow up Treatment Guidance session, where we will agree n approach that works for you. In this second session I will help you to understand the cause of your dis-ease and how you can take ownership to improve your health and resolve your symptoms. Most importantly just be yourself.
HOW WILL YOU DIAGNOSE AND DETERMINE MY TREATMENT?
An Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment differ from modern, Western processes. In Ayurveda the diagnosis is made at both the disease level and also the patient level. I will combine disease analysis with a deep examination of each individual. This means that your treatment is tailored to your individual needs, not generic to a disease.
The human body and mind are already equipped with the required intelligence and energy to restore balance. I will identify the cause of the imbalance and then focus on treatment that will strengthen the healthy elements inherent in every body and support the body’s self healing. This is done to restore patients to their unique balance where the three elements of body, mind and soul are aligned. Your Treatment Plan will include lifestyle, diet and nutrition advice and herbal remedies to help restore your health. Where relevant Ayurvedic Massage will be recommended.
ARE CONSULTATIONS IN PERSON OR ONLINE?
It's your choice! I have a private and comfortable consultation room at my home in Nairn, Scottish Highlands. If you prefer, or do not live nearby we can meet via zoom. If you are unsure you can go to the booking page and have a FREE Discovery Session so that we can meet via Zoom and you can find out more. Some choose to combine in person and online consultations, which works very well.
All Ayurvedic Massage treatments are available only in Nairn, Highlands.
WILL I HAVE ANY SUPPORT AFTERWARDS?
Yes. After the initial consultation, I recommend a 30min Follow Up meeting in 3-4weeks to refine your plan, monitor your initial adoption of the changes and reaction to the herbs. I will also be available to answer simple questions about your Treatment Plan via email. Following this I recommend a minimum of 30min Follow Up every 3-4wks. Some choose to have more frequent and/or longer sessions, it will all depend on the level of support you need, and whether Talking Therapy is required.
WHAT IS THE COST OF TREATMENT?
The Initial Consultation is £60 for 60 to 90min consultation, which include a further 2hrs spent developing your detailed Treatment Guidance. The Treatment Guidance consultation is £40 for 45min where we refine your treatment plan for you, and includes a further 30mins updating and issuing your unique, holistic treatment guidance to you.
Follow Up consultations and Talking Therapy is charged at £30 for 30mins or £60 for 60mins and includes follow up support via email.
Herbal remedies will be determined following your initial consultation. A basic package of 6 herbal products for 3wks supply is approx. £65. This varies depending on the symptoms. Charge for UK posting and packing is £5.
Once you are free of symptoms and your balance is restored, there is no need to continue taking herbal remedies and I will help you to understand how to heal yourself through diet, lifestyle and simple home remedies.
My aim is to give you back ownership of your health.
I AM ON LOW INCOME BUT STILL NEED HELP
If you are struggling financially, please get in touch and we can discuss deferred payment options or for those in desperate need, I have a limited amount of spaces at any one time, to provide reduced cost consultations.