In order for everything to run smoothly when we meet there are a few things to tell you.
Tell me about yourself
Firstly, I need to know all about you, your health history and your diagnosis so that I can safely advise you and personalise your plan. Please fill in the questionnaire I sent you to let me know what you want to focus on – or download it here:
Before we meet
Don’t forget to send your questionnaire back to me the week before our appointment so I can prepare. High resolution photos or scans are equally acceptable and can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send it by post, please keep a copy and please DO NOT send it by recorded delivery or any other service that requires a signature.
Using meeting software
Many of my clients are using virtual meeting software for the first time. It helps us both and avoids wasting precious time if you download and familiarise yourself with it first. You also need to choose a location with a strong, reliable internet signal and with minimum interruptions. Our work is vitally important for you so please ensure you are in a place where you can listen and take notes.
In my opinion, Zoom is the best meeting software, and you have been sent a link with your booking. On the day I will be waiting in the Zoom Room for you to click on the link and join me. It’s very easy but I suggest you try it out first with a friend to make sure your computer, tablet or phone is able to handle the software. Instructions are available here.
If Zoom is not an option then SKYPE is the next best thing. Again you need to download the software, set up an account and send me a contact request to dawnewaldron in advance of our meeting. A good internet connection is important.
FaceTime is a last resort as it doesn’t work well with my computer setup. But if we can only use this then let me know and I will contact you. I cannot do consultations over a landline connection without a video link.
Meeting in person
If you are coming to my home, the address is 16 Modest Corner, Southborough, TN4 0LS. For some reason navigation devices don’t seem to like Modest Corner so I advise you to check the directions before you set out. Once you get near to the house you will lose mobile signal so make sure you check the directions before then.
On arrival at Modest Corner parking is a ‘free for all’. You can park where you see a space (except on people’s driveways!) and wander down to number 16 which is at the bottom of the little lane. It is the lower of the two semi-detached Victorian cottages with Sunny Bank on the front.
During the Meeting
My consultation style is a mix of advice (where I tell you what is important and give you the information you need) and coaching (where you tell me what’s important and I help you work out how to do it). We will cover a wide range of issues and most clients find it helpful to take notes, so please bring a notebook to jot down anything you need to remember. You are welcome to record the session if that works for you and if we do an online meeting I may be able to send you a recorded link (if the technology cooperates). After the session I will email you with key action points, nutrition notes and supplement details plus information about any other resources you may need.
Changing Meeting Times
You can cancel and reschedule using the links in your booking email. There is a lot of pressure on my clinic time and normally a waiting list, so if you think you need to change your meeting please do it as soon as possible so that I can offer your appointment to someone else.
I offer a maximum of 8 clinic hours each week – so it can sometimes be a month or so before the first appointment is available after our initial exploratory chat. Limiting my clinic time allows me to devote time each week to reading the latest research, to do a new literature search to support each client’s protocol, and to maintain a high level of personal connection with clients who are going through the most difficult time of their lives. The work we do together is designed to result in medium to long term benefits – I am not able to provide urgent or acute care.
As well as paying me for my time during our meeting you are also paying for years of study, training and research which allows me to give you uniquely tailored advice. As far as I’m aware there is no one else in the UK who works in such a focussed way. I am a passionate believer in maintaining my own work/life balance – which includes gardening and cooking!
I have a practitioner account with The Natural Dispensary who will offer you a 10% discount on supplement purchases and free postage for orders over £25. Prices do not always beat Amazon but at least you can be sure you’re getting what it says on the bottle. The first time you order from them you will need to call them on 01453 757792 to place your order or register for an online account. After that you can order online. You will receive the discount only if you quote my name and the password: DWNC10. Please note that I get some commission on these sales so we both benefit from this arrangement.
I may recommend functional or nutrigenetic testing so that we can understand your individual biochemistry in more detail but they are never obligatory. We can look at oestrogen patterns, detoxification capacity, antioxidant status, circadian rhythm, digestive capacity, microbial population and overall nutrient status from both a genetic and metabolic angle. Typical tests I use are:
Your payment is due before the session and it secures your booking so if you didn’t book online via my http://www.meetme.so/dawnwaldron page, you will need to pay another way. If you can’t pay in time please contact me to explain your situation otherwise I may release your slot to someone else – I have many people on my waiting list.
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Work with me
Book an exploratory session: https://meetme.so/dawnwaldron
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Clinic number: 01892 710210.
Skype address: dawnewaldron.
Postal address: 16 Modest Corner, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 0LS
Image: Tracey Emin at The White Cube – photograph by Dawn Waldron
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