Frequently Asked Questions
Lifestyle medicine is a new branch of medicine that will evolve to become a core feature of healthcare in the future. It is a sustainable and client-centred approach to healthcare that aims to get to the root cause of problems. It is an evidence-based method of achieving and maintaining health, whilst preventing future disease.
Health and wellness coaches help clients make long lasting behaviour changes to improve their health. The coach works alongside the client as their ally by creating a vision for their health and wellbeing; and developing a healthy mindset and new habits. Wellness coaches create accountability for their clients and encourage them throughout their journey, optimising their chances of success and outcomes
Our services are not a substitute for standard GP/ family physician care. We endeavour to communicate with your GP where possible to ensure safe care, but we are not a private GP service. We are practising as health and wellness coaches in our capacity at Pro Healthology.
As a start-up company we currently do not have an office, most of our work can be conducted online by video calls, telephone and email. We can meet clients face to face where possible, either at our home office in Durham or at a mutually convenient location.
Successful and consistent behaviour modification takes time to achieve, often needing 3 months minimum to create long-lasting change. The journey is not always smooth or easy, but we aim to work with you to give you the best chance of achieving your goals.
This all depends. Our services page gives an outline of some suggested frequencies, but we can create bespoke packages to meet your individual needs. Please contact us by email or telephone to discuss further.
The name Pro Healthology is unique, just like you and our service. The word ‘Pro’ relates to being both ‘Proactive’ and ‘Professional’ in our approach and values. ‘Healthology’ is a word not found in the dictionary and is one we feel encompasses what we do and stand for. We believe that it should be coined as a future term in the study and application of health and wellness, rather than the current focus in medicine on pathology, which is the study of disease. Hopefully one day the word ‘Healthology’ will become mainstream!
Yes of course, you can choose either Amanda or Paul to work with you in your wellness journey. This may depend on availability, but we will strive to accommodate your preferences.
The coaching relationship is a safe and confidential space for you to discuss your inner thoughts and feelings to help with behaviour change in the future. This is a strictly non-judgemental service focussed on optimising your health to create the best possible outcomes.
Yes – the coaching relationship is based on trust and as doctors we know how invaluable confidentiality is to developing this alliance.
Yes, we are very interested in group presentations. If you have something particular in mind, please get in touch by email or telephone and we will endeavour to meet your needs.