The first consultation may last up to two hours, so that a full case history can be elicited.
You will be asked about your current symptoms, but also your previous medical history, previous and current
medication, your general health, diet, and lifestyle. It is likely it will include a physical examination.
Usually you will be advised to have a follow -up appointment two weeks later, and depending on the
health problem, you may continue to have consultations every two to eight weeks. Follow-up consultations
may take between 20 minutes and an hour.
You will always be given time to work through the best healthcare strategies for you. Sometimes
people use the space to set themselves targets and work out how to put the structures in place that can best
facilitate their own individual well-being.
The herbalist will advise when it is necessary to seek further tests or help from other agencies
or practitioners. She will usually be able to direct and support you in doing this.
Consultations are confidential, but liaison with your GP, psychiatrist or other health practitioner can occur
if you wish it to.