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, reversing some disease processes and 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 / usual healthcare provider where appropriate and possible to ensure safe care, but we are not a private GP service. We are primarily practising as Lifestyle Medicine physicians / health and wellness coaches in our capacity at Pro Healthology.
Our work is generally conducted by telephone or online by video call with email and text support where preferred. Once the covid-19 situation settles we will look to provide a physical location in the future for our clients who prefer face to face consults.
Successful and consistent behaviour modification takes time to achieve, often needing 3 months minimum to create longer-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. Aiming for perfection creates excellence.
This all depends. Our services page gives an outline of some suggested frequencies - we like to work with our clients for 8-12 weeks to optimise their chances of success, but we can create bespoke packages to meet your individual needs. Please contact us by email or telephone to discuss your individual requirements further.
The name Pro Healthology is unique, just like our clients 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 traditional and more current focus in medicine in treating 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 successful alliance.
Yes, we are very interested in group presentations either face to face or online. If you have something particular in mind, please get in touch by email or telephone and we will endeavour to try and help.