What are your qualifications, and are which professional body are you registered with?
In 2007 I gained my Diploma in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. I’m a member of the Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners and The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP.) I am fully licensed and insured to practice.
Which therapies do you practice?
Although I am a herbalist – my broad training in naturopathic medicine means I’m also qualified in a number of other areas. For example, I have training in nutrition, and am also qualified in the diagnostic technique of Iridology. For information about individual therapies, please visit the home page on my website.
How much does an appointment cost?
A herbal consultation is an investment in your health. An initial appointment costs £50 (about the same as a haircut!) and includes the time spent in clinic discussing your case, along with full email support during office hours for the duration of your time as a client at the practice. The cost of your appointment does not include the cost of your bespoke customised prescription which can vary between £20 and £75 depending on your individual requirements and budget. Every effort is made to ensure that the service is affordable to all who need it.
Follow up appointments are charged at £25. Iridology assessments are charged at £50. The price for detox packages and products vary. All prices will be made clear at the time of booking.
What sort of clients do you see?
What can I expect from my initial consultation?
Iridology consultations last approximately 45 minutes. Herbs are not generally prescribed (although there is an option to do so at an additional cost should you wish.) During your appointment, I’ll photograph your iris and explain the visible iris signs which are an indication of your inherited strengths and weaknesses. I’ll also produce a short report which will provide general lifestyle advice about how to manage your unique constitution. For more information about Iridology click here:
If you have any questions at all about any of the above services, please feel free to drop me a line. I’m happy to arrange a short telephone call with you free of charge so that you can be 100% satisfied that you’re choosing the service which is most beneficial to you.
WHERE WILL OUR CONSULTATION TAKE PLACE
What happens at a follow-up consultation?
Follow up appointments help you track your progress and keep you motivated. Most people initially need a lot of support in making changes to their diet and lifestyle, and so these sessions are designed to highlight any areas which may still need some work. Although herbal formulas can take effect quite quickly, many people come to the clinic because they have chronic conditions which have taken a long time to develop. In these cases, herbs may need to be taken for a number of months in order to gain the maximum benefit.
Follow up consultations are usually held at monthly intervals, with maintenance appointments scheduled at 3 to 6 month intervals thereafter – however, every case is different and so timescales for your individual health program will be discussed at your initial appointment.
How do you decide which herbs are right for me?
Based upon the information you provide in your initial consultation, you’ll be given herbal liquid extracts, powders, capsules or teas with specific instructions on how to take them. All herbs are sourced from an independent dispensary with over 30 years experience in both the growing, and distilling of herbal preparations to the highest quality, or are prepared, harvested and manufactured by myself. Not all of the herbs I prescribe are organic, but where possible, I may be able to source these on request. Your unique formula will take the form of a blend of up to 8 individual herbs, chosen specifically for your current situation and based on other considerations such as digestive function and the energetic taste of the plant. I rarely make the same formula twice, so you’re guaranteed to receive a customized herbal mix which not only saves you money, but will help you to reach your health goals much more quickly.
How quickly can I expect to see results?
This really is a difficult question to answer as it depends both upon your condition, how long you’ve had it, and how willing you are to make any necessary lifestyle or dietary changes to achieve the best results possible. Although I can’t guarantee results, most people will begin to see positive changes within a week or so of starting their program. Of course, if you’ve had a condition for a very long time, it isn’t going to vanish overnight. But if you’re determined to take your health into your own hands, follow advice and make the necessary changes to heal, then you should expect to feel increased energy, have better sleep and notice an improvement of your symptoms in a reasonably short space of time.