Child Consultations (0-15 years old)
Thank you for your interest in my Naturopath and Nutrition services for your child’s wellbeing.
What to expect
In Naturopathy we look at the whole body as everything is interconnected, hence we ask a lot of questions during the consultation and ask that you kindly complete the questionnaire that will be emailed to you upon booking. We will discuss your child’s unique presentation and we will review and expand upon the information given in your completed questionnaire. I will observe any visible nutritional signs by looking at eyes, skin, fingernails, tongue, and temperament.
There are always a lot of ways we can formulate individual treatment plans using nutrition or “food as medicine” or simple herbal or nutritional medicines suitable for children. Homoeopathic drops or pillules may be used to help speed a treatment plan along or they are also great for some first-aid situations, or Australian Bush Flower Essence drops can be individualised to help your child’s anxiety, fear, and emotional balance. We may start with some basic supplementation if required and begin with some nutrition changes which we can do step by step together
Due to the consultations being quite long and due to appointments mostly being within school hours it is fine to consult without your child being present if they are at school or day care (optional) and in this case we will arrange a 10-15min time that you can pop in with your child before or after school or day care for me to observe nails, tongue, and other markings. This works well and is included as part of this consultation with no extra charge.I work from a home clinic so it is homely and child friendly with loads of toys and a TV / DVD player too.
My main consultation times are week days during school hours. Phone and Skype consultations are possible for convenience, or some occasional early morning and after hours times may be possible. Please contact me if you don’t find a suitable time.
Upon booking you will be emailed the children’s “initial health questionnaire” to complete in as much detail as you like. Please complete what is relevant for your child. We will also expand upon this information in our consultation.
Please bring copies of any tests results for your child from the past year if relevant. As mentioned above I will observe any visible nutritional signsby looking at eyes, skin, fingernails, tongue, and temperament.
Only if your child is over 8 years old we have the option of using a screening tool during the consultation, a computer based bio-impedance body scan. It is optional and no extra charge. If your child is ok to do this it is quick and easy and gives a lot of information showing under and over function of the different body systems. For this please come knowing your child’s approximate height in cm’s.
The initial consultation for kids is $165 and if you have private health cover which includes “NUTRITION” I can provide you with a receipt to claim a rebate from your health fund. Unfortunately Naturopathy was taken off the health fund rebates list as of 1st April 2019, however the government are now reviewing this decision.Any prescribed medicines are extra.
Allow up to a maximum of 1 hour and 15mins for an initial consult.
Subsequent follow up consultations are $120 and up to 45-60mins duration.
Credit card and eftpos facilities are available for Visa or Mastercard and AMEX.
What to bring
Your completed health questionnaire (unless already returned)
Any relevant test results from the past year.
Know the approximate height of your child in centimetres.
Any current supplements that your child is taking.
A shopping bag for any prescribed medications.
I look forward to working with you. By making a booking you agree to my cancellation policy – 48hrs notice is preferred as I ask to please respect that I allow a lot of time for the complete care of each client. Last minute cancellations may affect my family considerably.