Penny Stirling M.A., D.S.H., R.S.Hom
I have been in practice as a homeopath for 25 years. I like to make a relationship with my clients, working with them to understand the root cause of why they are ill and refining this understanding over time. I now sometimes see the children of people who first came to see me as children. I really enjoy seeing how homeopathy increases people's wellbeing and creativity and supports them to follow their individual path in life.
I am passionate student of homeopathy, taking every opportunity to learn about new remedies and exchange knowledge and support with colleagues. I also work with the students in supervision at the School of Homeopathy in Stroud.
Homeopathy supports people holistically, using the principle of "similars" and minute doses. It is therefore safe, but can be very powerful. Many conditions can be supported by homeopathic treatment, as well as emotional states. First, it is important to understand the meaning of the symptoms in relation to the person, their constitution and their life. If you have a longstanding chronic complaint, homeopathy can support alongside your prescribed medication.
What is involved?
My initial consultation is an hour and a half, during which we work together to thoroughly understand and make sense of the symptoms that have brought you. Then I send you a remedy within a few days. I usually like to arrange two further follow up consultations at six weekly intervals. I find that it often takes this amount of time to understand you, your constitution and your complaint really well and to make sure that the prescribed remedy is as accurate as possible. After the initial three, consultations are arranged as needed. Children's consultations are a little shorter. I like to talk to the children themselves, as well as their main carer and to have time to observe them play and draw.
I am happy to talk to prospective patients on my mobile number or in person at the clinic, to discuss possible length of treatment and prognosis.
Penny has been amazing to work with, her energy is warm and welcoming, and her ability to pinpoint where you are, and what's going on is fantastic. ?I have made some amazing shifts and have developed a deeper understanding of myself. I would recommend her to anyone wanting that deeper insight."
"It has changed everything, I no longer get large boils or spots, in just 10 weeks, something antibiotics could not do in 2 years."
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Adult first consultation £75
Follow up £50
Child first consultation £45
Follow up £35
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I also enjoy supervising other homeopaths and health professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma from the School of Homeopathy 1988
Registered with the Society of Homeopaths since 1990
I work at the School of Homeopathy as clinical supervisor
I completed the CSTD diploma in supervision for helping professionals in 2015
The Society of Homeopaths
The Society of homeopaths is an organisation which represents homeopaths in Europe. All members are bound by the society's Code of Ethics and Practice and carry full public liability and indemnity insurance.
All registered members are also responsible for continuing to acquire new theory and practice by participating in Continuing Professional Development.
Other available therapies
Supervision of homeopaths, £40 an hour.
Initial consultation £75
Follow ups £55
Remedies sent directly from the pharmacy will be invoiced by the pharmacy. If you are seeing me regularly, I do not charge for giving advice about your symptoms over the phone between visits.
Supervision £40 per hour.
During the coronavirus lockdown, I am offering Skype, zoom, FaceTime consultations, also phone consultations for acute symptoms
I am available for consultations in Bristol from 1 until 7pm and in Wells on Tuesday afternoons and Fridays.
The 75 bus and Windmill Hill train station are both near my Bedminster practice. There is free parking for 3 hours in Diamond Street car park, three minutes walk away. The clinic is accessible for wheelchairs
Access by bus or car. The clinic is 10 minutes walk from the bus station. There are several car parks within 10 minutes walk. Parking is free for an hour outside the clinic, or for an hour and a half in Tesco's car park.