What to expect
Your first consultation with us is usually for one hour. We can see you in-person in our clinic or speak by phone, online via Zoom or Skype, or via email. In that time, we discuss your health concerns, what you want from the consultation, dietary approaches you have tried before, food and drink you currently consume and avoid, and your lifestyle.
We then create a dietary plan with practical meal suggestions, a shopping guide for reading food labels, tips for eating out and useful recipe books, websites and support groups.
We then meet again to review your progress and this is usually for 30 minutes. Many people meet with us 3 to 6 times but there is no set number of consultations. It is about what you want from us.
What to bring with you
When you book with us, you will be emailed or posted your food, activity and symptoms diary. You can complete this either by hand or typed on the computer and bring it with you.
If you like, do bring a family member or friend. As we say, “two sets of ears are often better than one”, and especially if the other person does most of the cooking at home.
You can bring any food labels you want help reading, a list of supplements or the bottles themselves and a list of medications you currently take.
If you have recent blood results or a letter from your doctor, do bring these along.
How to pay and costs
We have Eftpos facilities and you can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Eftpos, cheque or cash.
Payment is expected and welcomed on the day of your consultation.
Initial consultation (60 minutes) $165
Follow-up consultation (30 minutes) $95
Package 1: Initial and Follow-up consultation (90 minutes) $240*
Package 2: 4 x Follow-up consultation (30 minutes each) $340* Please note this is a package to use after you have had an initial one-hour consultation or after using Package 1.
*Packages must be paid in full on the same day as the initial consultation. Any pre-paid appointments must be used within 6 months of the invoice date. Any unused prepaid consultations will expire after 6 months of the invoice date.
Skype and phone/ email consultations:
Please email us for current fees and bookings for Skype or phone consultations.
We realise that your schedule can change and you may need to change your appointment time. We appreciate if you can give us 3 days’ notice if you need to reschedule your consultation.
Cancellation within 24 hours of your appointment will incur a full consultation fee.
If the consultation is pre-paid, this will be regarded as a used appointment.
Where to find us
Our clinic is at Level 1, 40 Stewart St, Christchurch 8011. We see all people, including children, for all health issues. We also work closely with Digestive Health Services who provide hydrogen and methane breath testing for fructose and lactose malabsorption and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Phone (03) 378 6236 to book a consult at 40 Stewart St, Central City, Christchurch.