Over the past few years I have developed a special interest in treating both women and children.
I also have a particular interest in supporting families through the acute illnesses that affect us all from time to time, such as coughs, colds, ‘flu’ and chest and ear infections. I endeavour to help families avoid repeated courses of antibiotics and doses of proprietary medicines containing paracetemol and so on. I also aim to help families improve their general health and resistance to illness.
I am committed to continuing with my Homeopathic education & extending my knowledge, and regularly attend courses seminars and conferences, in addition to studying in my spare time. Over the past 6 years I have studied with the Allen College of homoeopathy both in the UK and in Calcutta. Calcutta is renowned throughout the world as a centre of excellence for Homoeopathy and through the generosity of the teachers there I learned a great deal about all aspects of homoeopathy. In April 2011 I gained a Diploma from the International Academy of Classical Homoeopathy. Through the Academy, together with a group of homoeopaths and medical doctors from all over the world, I learned more about the science of homoeopathy and the role of orthodox medicine and homoeopathic medicine in our future health and well-being. I continue to attend regular tutorials and seminars throughout the year where, with the help of more experienced, colleagues I find my way through the difficult cases that come my way.
In Leamington Spa I generally work from home and as there is no easy access for disabled people here (although it is not impossible to gain access) I am willing to make home visits, by arrangement, if desired. In Devon I only offer home visits at present.
When you first come to see me or I first visit you, I will ask you questions about your illness and how it makes you feel, any health problems you may have had in the past and your family medical history. These questions will be aimed at finding out what makes your illness unique to you. I will make notes of what you tell me in case I need to refer to them at a later date. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Society of homeopaths with whom I am registered, your notes will be stored securely and the information that you have given will remain confidential.
I will either prescribe at the end of your consultation or I will send you your medicine after further study of the information you have given me. Your medicine will be sent by first class post or you can collect it if you would prefer.
You will not be asked to stop taking any of the prescribed medication you are currently taking. However, if you wish to stop taking these medicines and it is safe to do so, I will endeavour to help you after you have discussed this with your doctor.
In Leamington Spa I am available for consultations on Mondays between 4pm and 8pm and from 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesdays and most Thursdays. In Devon I am available for home visits once a month between 2pm and 6pm on the applicable Thursday afternoon and between 10am and 1pm on the subsequent Friday morning
You should allow two hours for your first consultation and for subsequent consultations one hour.
I try to listen to messages left on my answer ‘phone before 10am. on Saturdays and will return your call at that time. I endeavour to keep Sundays free so unless we have made a special arrangement, if you have a problem that won’t wait until Monday please call the Homeopathic Help Line (see below) or if it is an emergency, call your G.P.
Before I go on holiday I will arrange for another Homeopath to cover for me. If I see you in the days leading up to my being away I will give you information on who this will be and how to get in touch with them, if I don’t see you, this information will be left on my telephone answer machine.
If you don’t want to contact my locum but wish to talk in confidence to a Homeopath or if for some reason you are unable to get hold of me, and your need is urgent, you could call the Homeopathic Help line. This service costs £1.50p per minute (charged directly onto your telephone bill) and is available every day of the year between 9am. and 12 midnight. It is run by David Needleman and Francis Treuherz, both very highly respected Homeopaths. The telephone number is 09065 343404.
For adults my fee is £65 for the first appointment and £45 for each follow up appointment. For children my fee is £45 for each consultation. The above prices include the cost of any medicines prescribed as a result of the consultation, except: tinctures, tissue salts, lotions and flower essences, these are charged for separately.
In cases where I am treating more than one member of a family the following reductions apply: the second member of the family will be charged 5% less than the full fee, the 3rd 10% less and fourth and subsequent members of the family 15% less.
Concessions are available for students, pensioners & those on low incomes. Please ask for further information