Consultations

 

The consultation process

A personal consultation with Christine is quite simple, easy and convenient. Choose from seeing Christine face to face (at Little Cove, Noosa Heads, Qld), via Skype, phone or a combination depending on your location and schedule.

Consultations are time dependant with initial consultations lasting 1.5 hours and consequent appointment times are from 30 minutes to 1.5 hrs based on your individual health challenge and needs. Consultation charges are based on the time spent with Christine.

Additional assessments, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathic remedies or other protocols are at an extra cost to the consultation. 

Treatment results vary depending on the individual and their presenting complaint. Some individuals obtain quick results whilst others take several months or longer.  It is important to remember that the natural healing process takes time and is a journey. We are not trying to simply alleviate your symptoms; our aim is to bring you to a greater level of health and optimal wellness.  As a general rule, the longer you have been experiencing your complaint, the longer you will require treatment.

 

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The first steps

When you make first contact with us we will discuss with you your appointment details. Once you have scheduled your appointment, you will be emailed/posted an "initial getting to know you form" to be completed and returned prior to your first session. This initial questionnaire covers your general wellness and a little about your health, lifestyle history and background that will provide much valuable information for Christine during your sessions. This is the beginning of the development of working together as a team in order to not only resolve your health issues but also move forward to a state of optimal wellness.

 

Initial appointment

Your initial appointment is structured to understand your health concerns and goals in as much detail as is initially possible.  Christine will discuss your current health challenges as well as explore the possible causes, nutritional and lifestyle issues that may have contributed to your current situation. 

Christine may refer patients for additional assessments to be conducted between the first and second appointments. Intial treatment recommendations are discussed as the development of your treatment plan and program begins to take shape. 

 

Subsequent appointments

From this point appointments are entirely dependant on your presenting health complaint, length of time experienced, and any contributing aspects or roadblocks to your wellness. Often Christine will see patients more regularly in the initial stages to help educate, coach and support the introduction and integration of new health and lifestyle protocols in order to facilitate the resolution process for the presenting health issue.  

Ongoing appointments may be less frequent and dependant on both the presenting health issue, chronic challenges, obstacles to healing and underlying factors that may be negatively impacting on your health and wellness.  

 

Duration and frequency

As a general rule, appointments may be initially required weekly, then reduced to every 3 weeks, followed by monthly and then either as needed or every 4 months for maintenance. This depends on the type of treatment/health care program required, the acuteness or chronic level of your health challenge.

 

Cancellation Policy

Our goal is to provide quality health care and education in a timely manner. As such, we have had to implement an appointment cancellation policy.  This policy enables us to better utilise available appointments for our patients in need of our services.  Please be courteous and notify us by phone or email if you are unable to attend an appointment at least 2 working days prior to your scheduled appointment.  We will then be able to allocate this time to someone on our waiting list.  Please note that if you miss an appointment or reschedule inside the requested 48 hours the full consultation fee will be charged.

 

 

Click here to download an initial getting to know you form.

 

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Testimonials

"As a result of surgery, neck, back, stomach and long term use of medications I had developed some problems with well-being, Christine was able to use her vast knowledge in herbal medications, nutrition and meditation and her ability to integrate these products with medications to put me well on the way to feeling much better.. she has a great caring attitude and a persistence to diagnosing what ever the problem may be.." 

Owner InMODE PHOTOGRAPHY Sydney Australia

“Christine's deep understanding of natural health methodologies is most impressive. I've had excellent consultations and treatments with Christine as my naturopath, herbalist, health coach and nutritionist. She has addressed my mood and sleep issues, weight problems and has helped me avoid surgery. These treatments together with her lifestyle recommendations have resulted in great improvements in my energy levels and overall well being. I highly recommend Christine and look forward to continue working with her in order to maintain optimal health.” 

Mark Keating Producer Emerge Films & Emerge.4.tv Coolum Australia

 

 

 

The Body Guard with Christine Barnes

Naturopathy, Nutrition, Wellness, Yoga and Meditation

Little Cove, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia

Ph: 0421 379615. 07 31512183

Email: christine@thebodyguard.com.au

 


 

 

 

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