Consultations

My full consultations are a complete overhaul of the status of your health, your diet and your lifestyle and an evaluation and assessment of any therapies or healing that may benefit your journey to health. This route is the best choice if you are not sure of the way forward, or wish to let your body decide for itself what it needs! Your follow-up sessions will be entirely bespoke around your own needs which we can discuss at the time.

As I am qualified in Holistic Diagnosis Skills, I am able to assess your needs on a deeper holistic level, recognising imbalances and early signs of disease through various methods and assessment, including kinesiology, dowsing and reflexology to name but a few. I am also trained to analyse common medical test results, and also offer some diagnostic testing such as blood pressure, urine, hair analysis, etc. These are available by arrangement. I can offer interpretation of glucose and cholesterol testing results obtained from your GP.

Along with my extensive professional knowledge in Body Detox, Nutritional Therapy, Homeopathy, Reiki Healing, Kinesiology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) & Emotional Healing I am able to work with you to find balance.

WHO CAN I HELP AND WHO CAN’T I HELP?

I mainly see people who are either 1. Having persistent health problems they cannot get to the bottom of,  2. Have a diagnosed condition they want to treat alternatively, or 3. Are on medications that they have already decided they want to stop taking.*
*please note I am unable to tell you to come off prescribed medications, but I can test them to assess if they are negatively affecting your health. If you wish to stop medications you need to have already decided this for yourself and discussed it with your prescribing health care professional (who may or may not be supportive!)

I am confident I can help you if:
– you are committed to making any necessary changes to your diet and lifestyle
– you are open to taking my advice seriously
– you actually want to become well and happy and are ready to let go of your suffering (this is a thought-provoking question, as silly as it sounds! Many people in my experience may actually have a need or purpose for their illness or condition in their lives at that time, which greatly hinders any treatment protocol).

I will find it difficult to help you if:
– you are simply looking for another ‘doctor’ to give your power to! While I am happy to offer support and guidance, you also need to help yourself.
– you are expecting a quick fix like you get with a pharmaceutical approach. Some methods take time to manifest and many supplements or remedies need to be taken regularly for maximum benefit.
– you do not give supplements, herbs and other remedies or energetic techniques the same (or more) respect as if they were drugs prescribed by a doctor!

WHAT TO EXPECT

At your first consultation, I will need you to complete a health record which includes medical and family history, current symptoms or problems and other information. If you are able to print, I can email this form to you to fill out in advance. Otherwise, please arrive 15-20 minutes before your appointment time so you can fill a form in before I see you. This saves a lot of time at your consultation so I can get more testing and work done on you!

The consultation can generally last for around 1.5 hours. We begin by going through your health record and I will then perform various muscle tests on you while you are on the massage couch. You will generally not need to undress for this consultation. It is very helpful to wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict your movements.

Although it can vary depending on current problems, the basic tests I will do at the first consultation are:

– Full meridian tests for all organs and central and governing meridians
– nutritional deficiencies and toxicities (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics, etc)
– endocrine system check (pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, etc)
– infection check (parasite, candida, fungus, virus, bacteria)
– heavy metal toxicities and radiation/EMF burden
– physical alignment
– basic allergies / intolerances (gluten, lactose, casein, etc)

Any imbalances found will be either energy-corrected at the time, or addressed with a suitable supplement or remedy to bring back balance. Not all imbalances may be addressed if they do not test as a priority, as it may be due to a knock-on effect of another imbalance.

You will receive a lot of advice and information at your initial consultation so I provide you with a copy of my findings and advice from your session. I can also provide you with a shopping list and assist you with any purchases if you need me to.

PRESCRIBING SUPPLEMENTS, REMEDIES & HERBS 

My approach is to use as little supplements and herbs as possible so as not to overburden the body. However, you may need to purchase or order a few supplements or herbs based upon what I find at your first appointment. I generally test the supplements from the cheapest option first to keep any additional costs down.  If a homeopathic remedy is needed and it is one I have, I generally only charge a minimal amount for the vial cost. Most of the products I recommend will be available in Shop Holistic, and I offer 10% on purchases at the shop, plus more on some products and these can usually be purchased at the time. For more specialist supplements, I use Epigenetics International and Nutri Advanced, and supply a few products myself, these are generally practitioner-prescription only. Rest assured, I see supplements as a means to assist your body to heal itself and you will only be taking them as a temporary measure!

HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL I NEED? 

It may be that you only need a first appointment and follow-up depending on what we find. Often diet and lifestyle changes, sometimes along with a few carefully selected supplements, may need to be implemented before further investigation, as so many symptoms and conditions are simply caused by nutritional imbalance.
Oftentimes, I see clients for a follow-up around 2-4 weeks depending on the treatment plan and thereafter for checks every few months or so.
We can take things more slowly by introducing 1 or 2 things at a time (I will test for priorities), however this would mean coming back for more follow-ups, though they will be shorter in length and therefore cost less. This option is advised as too much in one go can give an unpleasant Herxheimer reaction (from detoxing and rebalancing). If you are travelling to me though, or want to keep costs down, we will do as much as we can in one go.
If a treatment plan is put in place, this may be a series of shorter sessions depending on needs. During your treatment plan, I will often teach you to use some simple techniques that are relevant to you and will help you to gain control over your health, which can be very empowering. My aim is to help you find balance as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible so you can start to live your life to the fullest! It is not my intention for you to keep on visiting me in the long term. I want to help you to heal as quickly as possible and hopefully empower you to not have to be reliant on regularly seeing therapists, maybe just now and again for an MOT!

REFERRALS

Although I can offer many therapies, services and products myself, if at any time I feel it will be more beneficial for you or I do not feel confident that I can help you, I may suggest a referral. I have many contacts of excellent holistic therapists who I have personally had treatments from if I feel a therapy that I cannot offer is recommended, or if your problems require someone who is more of a specialist in a particular field, for example if I feel that you require a GP referral, or an osteopath. I would be happy to write a letter or report for them if you want me to, though I may need to charge a nominal amount for any additional time to do this.

WHERE?

I am based at Lotus Therapy Centre, above Shop Holistic in Bedwas, near Caerphilly. Full Details will be given upon booking – more information can be found at www.lotustherapycentre.co.uk.

In-person consultations are available by arrangement. Please call or email to request a consultation, or you may email me anytime for advice.

For those who are not local, I am happy to arrange a phone consultation or give advice by email. I am also able to offer “mail order” Hair Analysis Testing. Alternatively, the therapy centre is only 1/4 mile from a Premier Inn.

COST

Full Session (approx 1.5 hours ) – £50
Therapeutic Massage (if needed for alignment) – 30mins extra – + £15
(massage is offered as a student at present, and only available if needed during a full consultation or follow-up by agreement)
Follow-up Session / ‘MOT’ check (includes massage if needed) – 45mins – 2 hours – £25-£50, average £35

Please note: the follow-up is for ongoing treatment resulting from advice from a full consultation and will be discussed, devised and agreed at your initial consultation. 
If you are genuinely experiencing financial restrictions that will hinder your treatment plan, I can offer a payment plan to spread any cost of supplements or sessions needed over a few weeks.
Purchases from Shop Holistic can be made by card, however payment for consultations needs to be paid in cash.