An initial consultation lasts about one to one and a half hours. During this time I will seek to obtain as much information as possible about your presenting complaint. To a homeopath the bizarre, unusual or odd symptoms and characteristics (strange, rare and peculiar) of your illness are the most helpful in seeking to find an individualised remedy for you.
For some conditions there is not much about the disease that helps point to a remedy and so it is also useful to obtain further information regarding your constitution. This may include your general likes and dislikes, your tolerance for heat or cold, your moods and triggers to ill health. For this reason you can tell me anything no matter how silly it may seem!
Usually following this I will analyse your case further before prescribing a remedy. I am available for email advice in case of any aggravations from the remedy and usually review after 4 - 6 weeks. Sometimes there is a very positive response to the first remedy, but often further remedies are required and it is useful to have periodic reviews. There are no guarantees that a suitable remedy will be found and there may be various lifestyle changes that may help your symptoms and so I may also discuss these. I may also suggest that you go back to your GP for further investigations if I am concerned about your symptoms.
It is my aim to ensure that every patient I see feels listened to and empowered to improve their own health.