Frequently Asked Questions

No. I work with a spectrum of clients from individuals with chronic conditions through to people that just don’t feel themselves. My goal in working with people is to improve their health so they can thrive in life. I believe in the philosophy that “pain is not normal”, and if it feels normal to you, it’s time for us to create a new normal!

I call myself a Health Engineer, as I apply an engineering problem-solving mindset to working with clients and their unique health challenges.

I have developed the Initial Consultation to help us determine if a coaching program is right for you. At the Initial Consultation we will discuss your health journey to date and your aspirations moving forward. I will talk through my philosophies for my individual approach to healing and offer you some recommendations of where to start.

No, I am not a medical doctor. I have a PhD in Engineering from University of Auckland, am internationally certified as a Health and Wellness Coach, hold a Master’s degree in Health Coaching from a New York based university and am a graduate in Full Body Systems from the Functional Nutrition Lab. I specialize in coach clients transform their health through restoring balance in their diet and lives.

No. Prescribing medications is outside my scope of practice. I can work with you to adhere to your medication regime and if your doctor has prescribed a change in medication, I can also help you develop systems to track your symptoms and monitor changes.

Yes, I provide optional supplement recommendations plus exclusive access to practitioner only supplements.

Yes. All information you provide to me or I create regarding you and your health is held in the strictest confidence, just like any other health provider. This includes all information in electronic or paper form, such as video calls, emails, questionnaires and trackers.

Yes. I coach with each family member separately so we can address their individual health challenges and goals in a one-on-one setting. By people in the same family working with me, the family can enjoy further benefits of going through their individual health transformations together.

Yes I do. For children under 13 years old, I coach their parents directly. For children ages 13 to 18 years old I coach the child and at least one of the parents one-on-one in separate programs (I obtain written parental consent prior to coaching anyone under the age of 18.)

Booking

Let’s start with a 45-minute initial consultation via Zoom video call. To book, use the booking button below to choose a time for a consultation and pay via PayPal ($230 incl GST). Once you book, I will send a confirmation email with a questionnaire to you.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or if you’re looking for an alternative booking time.

helen@thehealthengineer.co.nz

Disclaimer: Cross Ventures Limited does not provide medical advice. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a healthcare professional before beginning any diet, supplementation or exercise program. Statements and opinions contained on Cross Ventures Limited’s Health Engineer website and other related sources (Blog and social media platforms) are provided as self-help tools only. Cross Ventures Limited’s cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy or effectiveness of the information to your unique circumstance.