Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during the initial consultation?

The initial consultation provides an opportunity for me to get to know you and best understand your situation and goals. We will talk about your medical history, weight history, eating behaviours & dietary intake. At the end of the consultation I will provide recommendations, a treatment plan and activities/homework to complete for the follow up consultation. 

What happens during the follow-up consultation?

During follow-up sessions we will review your progress since last meeting which might include food & thought diaries or homework tasks. We will work together to build your toolbox of strategies to manage your eating issues. 

How many sessions will I need?

Recovery from an eating disorder/disordered eating takes time. The number of sessions needed vary from person to person and range from weekly support to less intensive sessions every 4-6 weeks depending on your goals and progress. In my experience, at least 8-12 sessions are required on average to make sustainable change. 

Will I receive a meal plan?

I don't offer 7 day meal plans like you see in a magazine because we all have different dietary preferences and goals. What I do, is educate you on how to build balanced meals and snacks to help you to achieve your goals and provide an example of what a day of eating might look like. I don't talk calories (humans are not calculators)

I don't live in the UK, can I still receive support?

Yes! All consultations are online. Due to insurance reasons, Talia can work with clients anywhere except the USA & Canada (sorry!)

Will I need to take any tests prior to an appointment?

Talia might request blood tests with your GP prior to the initial consultation depending on your medical history. 

What is the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist?

The British Dietetic Association has a brilliant summary which you can read over on their website

What does the cost of a consultation cover? 

A lot of people don't realise that the cost of a consultation covers a lot more than the 30-60 minutes session. It covers the planning before each session, documentation after the session, liaising with other members of your healthcare team, emails between sessions, research and more! All of these things take time. At the end of the day it means that you are better supported and this is why I don't cram lots of appointments into my week (and sometimes have a waiting list) because I want to give you the best support possible

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