Your initial appointment will be around an hour. During this time a history of your eating and weight will be taken. I ask you to bring a short food diary with you between 3-5 days.
During the initial assessment appointment we will plan goals of treatment and start thinking about how to move towards them. It is important to think about what your goals of treatment might be, but its ok to not be sure as well; we can think about that together.
Follow up appointments will be between 15 mins and an hour depending on what is needed. I am very flexible about what suits.
During this time we will look at beliefs around food and think about the evidence behind them, consider support or supervision needed, and I will provide psychoeducation around your eating disorder. We will also problem solve things that have come up since the last appointment and review progress and goals.
The frequency of follow up appointments is a collaborative decision, this could be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is the most common gastrointestinal condition affecting around one in five adults. It can be a debilitating condition and have a significant impact one quality of life. An assessment for IBS should be considered if you have had any of the following symptoms for at least six months: abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, or change in bowel habit.
A diet low in FODMAPs is an effective treatment for gut symptoms such as bloating, wind, abdominal pain and an altered bowel habit. The low FODMAP diet was developed by a team at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and is an evidenced based treatment which is widely used to elevate symptoms suffered.
The FODMAP diet requires 3 sessions that are around 2 months apart. The first appointment requires at dietary restriction of some food groups. The second at dietary reintroduction and the final appointment is to personalise your diet so you only avoid foods that trigger your symptoms and you return to as normal a diet as possible.
Initial appointment: £130 this session will be around an hour.
Follow up appointments: £100 per hour.
FODMAP appointment package: £260 for 3 sessions.
Update December 2020 - At present all sessions will be held over Zoom or Skype.
It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, WPA, Aviva, Cigna etc) has a different policy so please contact your provider to clarify your specific details. Where there is a short fall between your policy cover and the cost of treatment you will be expected to cover the difference.