Alice Bettany

Uckfield TN22 & Brighton BN1
07921 993497 07921 993497

About me

Alice is a qualified western herbalist and Naturopath practising from a shepherds hut on Wowo campsite in Sheffield park and from a clinic in Brighton called About balance. Clinic days vary week to week and only run during the week with some evening slots available. Unfortunately no weekend consults are available as Alice is often running workshops on weekends.

The initial consultation will last between 1-2 hours and will include full medical history, diet and lifestyle, tongue and pulse diagnosis plus blood pressure check up and other necessary diagnostics. Follow up appointments will last approx 30mins and is aimed to take place 2-4 weeks after the initial consult.

Herbal medicine can help with such a broad range of ailments such as digestive and bowel problems, Allergies, anxiety and emotional problems, skin rashes and eczema, autoimmune conditions such as CFS, psoriasis, and Fibromyalgia plus more acute issues like coughs, colds and tiredness. If you are unsure if herbal medicine will be able to help you, feel free to call me to discuss. I will not hesitate to refer you on to your doctor or another suitable specialist when necessary.

Alice's model of healing is based on naturopathic principles, thus treating the cause of disease and not just suppressing the symptoms. Modern naturopathy is becoming increasingly evidence based, thus combining a scientific approach with traditional healing principles.

Herbal medicine will be prescribed in the form of either tinctures, teas, creams, syrups, tonics, capsules or powders depending on what's best for the individual case. Medicines will be posted to you or collection/drop off will be arranged. Current medications and all contraindications taken fully into account. If you'd like to get your health back on track, gain more energy and vitality then lets' work together to restore harmony and reach those health goals.

Alice is just starting up a large medicinal growing project in Sheffield park, where you can come along to volunteer and learn about plants at the same time. Alice is passionate about raising awareness of 'at risk' or endangered species of herbs and seed sovereignty.
Alice runs regular herb walks and full day workshops plus programmes for home education children, weaving in foraging, practical medicine making and bushcraft/forest school skills into her events.  Alice can be hired to come along to a venue of your choice or you can come to her venue for team building, corporate and party groups for wild medicine and foraging days.

Alice launched a brand new herb box scheme in 2016 based on community supported herbalism projects that are popular in America. Quarterly herb boxes containing 3-6 ready made herbal products such as seasonal tonics, tea blends, creams, ointments, oxymels and syrups. Precise details on how to recreate each product again yourself as part of this home herbal study are also provided. Helping everyone to live a healthy herbal way of life. Plant profiles with identification and foraging tips included. The boxes are for collection or delivered direct to your door and available anywhere within the UK. Visit my website to find out more, drop me an email or sign up to my newsletter.

Training, qualifications & experience

3yr full time diploma in Herbal medicine with over 500 clinic hours completed at The College of Naturopathic medicine in London
2yr diploma in Naturopathy & Advanced Iridology also from CNM
Alice is dedicated to continued professional development and attends regular workshops and seminars to constantly update her clinical skills and knowledge

Therapies offered

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First consultation 1-2hours £50, Concessions £30
Follow up consults last 30mins £25
Mini consultations last 20-30mins £20 suitable for less complicated issues
Initial consult for child lasts 30mins £20
Child follow-up £15

These consultations Include the time it takes to research each individual case, write detailed follow up notes to the client with their treatment plan as well as the time taken to prepare the personalised medicines and post them off.

Herbal medicine prescribed:

  • 100 ml tincture (1 week treatment for an adult): £8
  • 50 ml tincture (1 week treatment for a child): £4
  • Dried herbs (50g for 1 week): £4
  • Creams and lotions (30g): £4 – £6
  • Capsules (100 caps): £22
  • Herbal oil (100ml): £5

Repeat prescriptions: additional dispensary fee of £5 will be charged for repeat prescriptions without a consultation.

Postage Charges: Prescriptions are posted second class. A £5 charge for postage and a  packing fee will be charged.

Payment is required at the time of the consultation and can be made in the following ways:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Bank transfer (details will be provided at the consultation)
  • Paypal

Cancellation policy

Please provide 48 hours notice if you need to cancel an appointment. If less than 48 hours notice is given a cancellation fee will be charged which is 50% of the consultation fee.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

About Balance Studio
20-22 Gloucester Place

Wapsbourne Manor Farm
Sheffield Park
East Sussex
TN22 3QT

Type of session

Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the therapist to discuss the options available.

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Clinic days vary week to week between the shepherds hut at Sheffield park and the clinic at Halland, email me. Clinic days are only during the week and not available on weekends


Alice Bettany

Alice Bettany