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Level 2 – still supporting you

The shift to L2 gave me a bit of a wobble, and I want to thank people for their support. Thank you for continuing to book in and see me. Thank you for either cancelling and rebooking or moving to Zoom appointments if you had any symptoms. Thank you for using the NZ Covid Tracker App. Thank you for mask wearing, hand washing and social distancing.

If you are interested in making changes to your lifestyle, then this may be the right time for you. If you are not certain I am happy you book a 10 minute phone call to find out if we can work together.

Level 1 – our new normal

9 June 2020
Hello everyone. Wow…that was fast. Like most people in health, I kind of expected L2 to last to around 21 June…or that the 48 hour thing would feature in a decision to go to L1.
So I am accepting face to face bookings, but will be still doing the virtual contact if it is easier and more convenient for you!
Because I work in Primary Care part of the time I will be maintaining a contact register. It is a precautionary measure, in case I am in contact with someone who has screened someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 at the boarder. Sounds unlikely, but I am hoping to eventually have a bonfire to burn the plans we made in primary care to deal with pandemic conditions in NZ – without ever having to use them.
I will also be expecting you to use hand sanitizer when you come in.
If you have a sore throat or a snuffle on the day of your appointment, I want you to either cancel or flip over to a virtual appointment. Again, it may seem overly reactive but as I am sharing a household with vulnerable people we are keen to keep them well (by the way, I am loving getting this far into winter with no chest cold!)

My hours remain at:

  • Thursday 09:00 to 12:00
  • Thursday 18:00 to 20:00
  • Friday 13:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:30 to 13:00

Please feel free to book on my booking calendar or text/email me to arrange a booking. I need your email and mobile number along with your full name to create a booking profile.

If you want to to ask me about working together, book a free 10 minute call. These are “no-strings attached” conversations, and I won’t muck you around. If I think we need to find another person for you to work with, I will tell you.

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Level 2 Opening

Hello my past, current and future clients

My last 8 weeks has gone in a bit of a blur as WellSouth PHO needed me full time to help look after the community screening teams during L3 and L4. In L2, I have been helping catch up all the cancelled appointments for dietitian clients doing virtual clinics.

Now I am ready to catch up with you.

My current clinic times are:

  • Thursday 09:00 to 12:00
  • Thursday 18:00 to 20:00
  • Friday 13:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:30 to 13:00

You can book times through my website…or email, text or PM me to book a slot.

https://helengibbsdietitian.setmore.com

If you really can’t make any of these times still let me know. With a bit of planning I should be able to fit you in at another time. I will update you when I have more scheduled times – a bit dependent on how long I am doing clinical catch up for WellSouth!

Currently I prefer to see people via Zoom or Skype or even Facebook messenger video rather than in person…until L1. This is partially to protect you as many of my WellSouth colleagues are doing COVID testing.

However if you want to have body composition/weight check we will do it in an abbreviated appointment (10-15 minutes) then discuss the results via phone . There will be check in at Regus, plus into my office, hand sanitiser, cleaning the scales, and me wearing a mask – all to protect you.

So let me know which platform you prefer to use when you book.

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Helen Gibbs

Just moved

As of 6 January 2020, we are at new premises:

Regus Dunedin, First Floor, Harvest Court

218 George Street ,

Dunedin, 9016

I have a very nice room and you will be directed by reception staff to sit in a waiting area just outside the door.

For people who like maps:

Kia Ora,

I hope to see you either in person or via Skype in the near future.

I take care to safeguard your privacy. Before you do anything else on my website, please read my terms and conditions and privacy policy. These policies cover subscription to the website, online courses and support groups. I will do my best to answer any questions about these policies

Why book with me rather than someone else?

For nutrition advice

Dietetics is the interface between the science of nutrition and medicine. If you want to improve your health you will need to change your diet. You need someone who knows how to work with you to find the right solution for you. You are buying my training and experience in working as part of a team containing you and your GP, plus any other health professional you work with.
You won’t come away with a standard diet sheet. Sometimes is about the food, sometimes it is about the ways we think and feel about food. Whichever is making it hard for you to feel well and stick to your eating plan, we can work together to find a solution.

Supervision

Do you work with people making change? Do you sometimes feel you need to talk through what you see and hear. I offer 1:1 supervision either short term for someone who is addressing a specific topic e.g. personal experience influencing ability to give advice on weight. I also offer longer supervision, with a particular interest in supporting young dietetic practitioners as they develop their own private practice.
I will be offering group supervision starting 2019, for people who want to improve their skills around discussing change with clients.

Food Consultancy

There are lots of “experts” out there selling their services to the food industry. Few have a real understanding of both food and the consumer. If you have a product that you want to promote using nutritional claims or you have a product you want to modify to be a little bit more healthy, then I can help you. I can also review copy for websites and advertising. I have experience creating recipes to showcase individual products, with my most recent efforts in the Eat Well, Live Well Diabetes NZ Recipe Book

Media, articles, and radio

I am happy to receive media queries on current or future articles on nutrition and health. I have experience writing for a number of publications and radio interviews.

Specialist writing

I can write and evaluate the reading comprehension and health literacy merits of your health related resource.
Contact Details

To get in touch with me:

Mob: 0212411881
email: helen@dietconsulting.nz

Postal Address: PO Box 8128, Gardens, Dunedin 9041

Clinic Address: Regus Centre – Dunedin, 218 George Street (First Level of Harvest Court), Dunedin 9016

Fax: (03) 9746899

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