We are part of nature, whole and complete, but there are times when we can lose our sense of direction and connection. We can find that our health deteriorates and we are no longer in the flow, if left unchecked we may find that it leads on to a diagnosable medical condition developing. Our body works hard to let us know when all is not well. If you feel your health is deteriorating, but can’t quite put your finger on what is going on, or have a medical diagnosis and would like support, then do get in touch. I offer online consultations to individuals based in the UK (if appropriate) and in-person appointments from my clinic in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
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A 1-2-1 approach puts you at the centre, treating you as the unique individual you really are. We are complex individuals, where our state of health is determined by the interplay of how we engage with the world, our overall lifestyles, along with our diets. I am trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors; however, my approach is holistic and recognises the complex interplay between various bodily systems, along with the mind and spirit. My aim is to treat the underlying case of the dis-ease, not just the symptoms. This involves getting a deep understanding of what is going on at the moment, along with information on your overall health. All the pieces of the puzzle are laid out and frequently patterns emerge, leading to a better understanding of what is going on.
As a Medical Herbalist there is no definitive list of conditions I treat – I treat individuals! The underlying cause behind one person having high blood pressure may be different from another. The same applies to chronic respiratory complaints, digestive disorders – from grumbling gallbladders to IBS, skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, depression and perimenopausal struggles.
Education is key – an important part of my approach is explaining what is going on your body. When you understand what is likely to be going on and why certain recommendations are being made then you can understand why it’s important to embrace the changes that have been recommended. Changes I recommend are tailored around you – my aim is to make them realistic, achievable and measurable. Once size doesn’t fit all.
Over the years I have witnessed time and time again the shift that occurs when we move from the stuck state of feeling like we are a victim of a disease or a situation, to understanding the nature of the disease or situation. This allows us to step back and engage with it in a different way. It becomes possible to see and map out new ways forwards and put a fresh plan in place. Our state of mind can also have a big impact on our health and this is something we can actively explore together too.
Special areas of interest within my practice
Our state of mind has a huge effect on our physical wellbeing and so many health conditions are interlinked with our state of mind. Many conditions like eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, insomnia, PMS, perimenopause symptoms are all adversely impacted when we are struggling with our mental health. Anxious thinking, depressive thoughts and traumatic life events can have a huge knock-on effect to our physical wellbeing. Working with the mind-body-spirit connection via an understanding of the three principles and working with herbal medicines and flower remedies can be extremely powerful in terms of creating space for deep healing to occur, allowing us to access our inner wisdom, and shift us back to a better state of flow.
Midlife Magic - The perimenopausal journey
This is another particular area of focus within my practice. Not least because I am in midlife myself, but also because midlife can be so underrated. There is much potential for magic in midlife – even if you are a woman struggling through the peri-menopause! The perimenopause is a transition, and it can be tricky to navigate, but huge rewards can be reaped along the way.
Transitioning well is underpinned by getting smart about how we nourish ourselves, reviewing our lifestyles and very often, slowing down where we can. These are HUGE foundational cornerstones and the herbs are overlaid on top of these and specifically address what is going on for the woman as an individual.
The perimenopause is also a real opportunity to invest in ourselves in a way that enables us to live well for longer. Any positive changes we make now will repay us later. Now is the time to make the changes required! In my practice I support woman who want to transition completely naturally, along with those who choose to use HRT. In fact, since GP prescribing of HRT has increased, I have seen an increase in woman wanting to receive herbal medicine support as many find that the HRT isn’t addressing all of their needs.
The over medicalisation of the peri-menopause is of deep concern to me. We are not hormonally deficient – our lifestyles are deficient and there is SO much we can do to support ourselves, and ultimately thrive!
If my approach resonates with you and you would like to explore how my treatment approach may benefit you please do book in an introductory a call.
During your first appointment we will get into the detail of your areas of concerns, along with your lifestyle and medical history. If you have any copies of blood test results or diagnostic tests these are really helpful too, along with details of any medication or supplements you are taking.
A treatment plan is formulated as an outcome of the consultation, and is completely individual and personalised to you. It may involve some nutritional and lifestyle advice, along with supplements and herbal medicines. Treatment plans are set to be realistic and achievable. Areas of focus are discussed and agreed with you. Your herbal medicine prescription is formulated for you and is usually dispensed at the end of the consultation.
The first consultation take 60 and 75 minutes (excluding the dispensing of herbal medicines).
As an outcome of your appointment you will be emailed a summary of agreed areas of focus, including next steps and details of your herbal medicine prescription. The first appointment fee includes any additional research that is required, including drug-herb interactions and a supplement review if appropriate.
Adults: £80 Children (under 16): £60
A follow-up consultation usually takes place two to three weeks after your initial consultation in order to assess your progress and get feedback. It is an opportunity to make adjustments to your treatment as required, including your herbal medicine prescription. Thereafter follow-up consultations will usually be made according to your individual needs.
Two types of follow-up consultations are available:
- Midi follow-up (30 min): standard follow up for general health conditions that are being supported via herbal medicine. These include a component of nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.
Adults – £40; Children (under 16) – £30
- Maxi follow-up (60 min): these appointments are ideal for those who are benefitting from more of a deep dive – wither it be via nutritional or lifestyle coaching, or deepening in to the 3 principles understanding of thought mind and consciousness and wishing to improve their mental health.
Adults – £60; Children (under 16) – £45
Follow up appointments may be booked via: www.calendly.com/beeherbalist
Any information that you share with me is treated in the strictest of confidence. I work to the highest standards of practice and in accordance with GDPR. I am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and abide by their strict code of ethics.
Payment and cancellation policy
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Payment is required in advance of the first appointment via BACS or payment link. Payment is due for any prescribed herbal medicines and supplements at the end of the first consultation via BACS or card.
Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment, otherwise you will be liable to a 50% late cancellation / none attendance fee (£40).
Payment is required at the end of each consultation by BACS or card.
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise a late cancellation / none attendance fee of £20 is payable.
Gift vouchers are available to purchase.