“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease” – Hippocrates
Holistic health care treatment by a Homeopath, means using a system of comprehensive patient care that considers your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs; your response to illness; and the effect of chronic illness on your ability to function in a way that’s normal to you. With Homeopathy we treat each person as a unique individual with the aim of stimulating the body’s own natural healing ability. With this in mind, homeopathy can also do this with each acute episode of illness, by enabling you to support your body’s own self-righting ability and natural desire to re-balance and heal.
Homeopathy was invented by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician who had become dissatisfied with the medicines of his day. Hahnemann lived in a time before the rudiments of modern medicine had been developed. He began experimenting on himself and a group of healthy volunteers, giving smaller and smaller medicinal doses, discovering that as well as reducing toxicity, the medicines became more effective as the doses were lowered. He then stumbled upon an amazing discovery when he self-administered a small amount of cinchona bark, which contains quinine the drug used to treat malaria, as he then started to develop the symptoms of malaria. From this observation he developed homeopathy’s first law, “similia similibus curentur,” or let likes be cured by likes. In other words that which a substance is capable of causing, it is also capable of curing.
The principle of treating “like with like” dates back to Hippocrates (‘Father of Medicine’ 460-377BC) “By similar things a disease is produced and through the application of the like is cured”.
Homeopathy has become the second largest system of medicine in the world today. With over 200 million people using it worldwide. In India alone, more than 100 million people depend solely on homeopathy for their healthcare. Our own royal family are advocates for Homeopathy as Prince Charles is a well-known user and has spoken out in favour of integrated healthcare. The Queen is patron of the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (formerly the London Homeopathic Hospital)
Your Health & Well-being
Homeopathy is designed to help people with physical, emotional or psychological concerns. You may have been given a medical diagnosis or simply feel and know in yourself that your energy, mood or body isn’t as well as it should be. Homeopathic treatment is an opportunity to explore the areas you need help with, come to understand the possible cause and find a remedy that stimulates your recovery and boosts your sense of well-being.
The initial consultation lasts approximately 90 minutes. Together we explore yours and your family’s health history. This time is yours to express the full picture of your health problems, what you would like some help with, what symptoms you experience and how life is for you. I will ask you everything you know about your condition. Confidentiality is always paramount and information shared is viewed objectively.
By adopting a patient centred approach, we take into account all your symptoms that you need help with, whether they seem connected or not. Because homeopathic treatment is so individualised the emphasis is on how your symptoms or complaints are experienced by you. The opportunity to speak in depth about yourself, although unfamiliar for some, is often very therapeutic and enables people to understand themselves and their illness in a new way.
After the consultation, I prescribe a remedy which can be collected or posted out to you. I keep in touch after 7 days, for a progress report. We meet again 3-6 weeks later, and then (if needed) about a month after that. At that stage, I expect us to be in a position to fully evaluate improvement and future treatment where necessary. In less chronic conditions, the time scale may be a lot briefer.
I work from a variety of locations, including home visits if required.
It can be useful for you to make a note of any changes, no matter how slight, which occur between appointments, as we will discuss these at your follow up.
If I feel it would be of benefit, I may direct you to seek advice from other therapists or to consult your doctor for tests or further investigations.
All remedies are prepared by a licensed Homeopathic pharmacy and are in the form of a tablet, a powder or in liquid. The remedies taste pleasant and are best dissolved in a bland mouth. In practise this means not eating, drinking, or brushing teeth at least 20 minutes either side of taking them. Remedies are particularly sensitive to strong smells and sunlight so should be stored well away from them. Doses are short term, sometimes only a single pill is needed, and by stimulating the body’s own natural capacity to heal, equilibrium can be gently restored, the immune system can begin to recover and a gradual and permanent return to good health encouraged.
I graduated from the North West College of Homeopathy in Manchester in 2018. I am a member and work to the professional ethical standards of The Society of Homeopaths. The UK’s foremost professional body in Homeopathy. (www.homeopathy-soh.org). The RSHom register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (www.professionalstandards.org.uk).
Integrity, confidentiality, respect and collaboration all play a major part of the therapeutic relationships that I form with the people I work with. My role is to understand and respond to their health concerns and priorities, so that homeopathy can help them achieve gentle, effective and permanent recovery. Being a Homeopath enables me to combine my awe and respect for the power and beauty of nature with a fascination for the complexity and changeability of the human condition.
I first came to Homeopathy in 2009 when my eldest child was born. I took Homeopathic Arnica to help with the bruising and discomfort I felt on the day of her birth. I recovered well and felt drawn to this gentle system of healing and wanted to know more. Over the early years of parenting, and again when pregnant with my 2nd child, I continued as a home prescriber to use homeopathic remedies to treat myself throughout pregnancy and for breast feeding issues. Then my family for coughs, colds, bumps, bruises, teething, earache, fevers, digestive upsets and minor injuries which were treated with great success using only my basic Homeopathic Remedy Kit and a simple guide book for pinpointing remedies. My confidence and hunger for knowledge about this gentle and effective system of medicine evolved further to then study for a professional qualification at The NWCH over 4 years. Qualifying as a professional Homeopathic practitioner in 2018 has been so rewarding for me personally and I feel honoured to share the beauty of this powerful holistic approach to health care with my many clients.
Information & Appointments
|Initial consultation||90 mins||£70|
|Subsequent meetings||45 mins||£50|
Shorter telephone appointments are available to existing clients, if clients would simply like therapeutic treatment for acute/short acting illness then these are charged at £10 for 10 minutes or £20 per 20 minutes by phone. The cost of remedies is included in all the above consultation fees.
You can also book a free 20 minute first appointment to have a chat about whether I am the right homeopath for you.
Appointments not attended, without 24 hrs notice of cancellation, incur a charge of 50% of consultation fee.