During your first consultation, my job is to gain a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing, including those that are physical, mental and emotional. I may also ask you questions about your lifestyle, eating habits and preferences, temperament, personality, sleep patterns and medical history to help me form a complete picture of you. This picture will be matched to the symptoms of your illness in order to prescribe a particular type and strength of homeopathic medicine.
There are no right and wrong answers during this period, just an opportunity to get an understanding of your own unique health picture. Together we can try and make connections or look at patterns in your symptoms.
First consultation usually takes up to an hour and a half, although less for very young children. I should be able to then give you an approximate timescale for treatment. As a guideline allow at least 3 months, in which time you should see improvement. This varies of course, depending on many factors, including the complexity of your case and the length of time you have been experiencing symptoms.
You will be prescribed a homeopathic remedy or remedies based on what you have told me, together with instructions on how and when to take the remedy. We will make an appointment for a follow-up consultation, usually in 4-6 weeks time.