I am a fully qualified Medical Herbalist working from Peebles and Galashiels in the Scottish Borders.
My herbal medicine degree is from Napier University in Edinburgh and I set up in practice in 2008 when I graduated.
My approach to patient care and treatment is to work with you, the patient, to move towards the best possible health that you can achieve. We begin with a one hour consultation which gives you time and space to tell your story in a safe and confidential environment and to fully explore your medical history. Then with the use of herbs, combined with lifestyle and dietary changes where appropriate, the healing changes can begin.
I am happy to see people with all types of health conditions and concerns.
Conditions that herbal medicine can help with include:
Anxiety and low mood, low energy and chronic/post-viral fatigue
Difficulties and challenges with menopause and other hormonal conditions, including PMS, PCOS, endometriosis and painful periods.
Digestive disorders, ie indigestion, colitis, IBS etc.
Cardiovascular problems including high blood pressure and angina.
I am particularly interested in the impact that stress, anxiety and other emotional states have on the overall health and wellbeing of a person. and addressing this within any treatment plan. So with this in mind, through the consultation process, we can build up a complete and in depth picture of your health, often over several visits. This ensures that all aspects of your health are covered in any treatment plan.
If you are wondering whether herbal medicine can help you, I am more than happy to have an initial chat on the telephone or drop me an e mail and I'll get back to you.
I now offer remote consultations by Zoom, Skype or Face Time and also over the telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine)
I have been practising since 2008.
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) is the UK's leading professional body representing herbal practitioners. The Institute is self-regulating and is run on a voluntary basis. The Institute maintains a register of individual members, sets the profession's educational standards and runs an accreditation system for training establishments, maintains mandatory programmes of professional development, provides codes of conduct, ethics and practice, has a complaints mechanism and disciplinary procedures, represents the profession, patients and the public through participation in external processes such as regulation of the profession and herbal medicine.
First consultation £40
Follow up consultation £30
Herbal medicines are in addition to the consultation fees and vary depending on individual need but would generally be around £7 per week.