FAQs

Do I need to book an appointment?

Yes please, I work with each person individually to match them with the right herbs which takes time. I’m very happy to have a free phone chat/email/message with you first though to make sure that herbal medicine is right for you and to answer any questions you might have before making a booking.

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What does a consultation involve?

Once you’ve booked an appointment the initial consultation process takes about 90minutes. This allows me to ask questions and listen to find out about your unique current health situation, past medical history, diet and lifestyle and may also include iridology.

What is iridology?

I also offer iris analysis as part of the consultation. This means looking at the coloured part of your eye (iris), which is completely unique to each person. It helps to add an extra layer of health information about your constitutional strengths and challenges.

If we are working in-person I will look at your eyes with a light/magnifying glass, and for online appointments you will need to send a close up, clear, focused photo of each of your eyes ahead of the appointment. More information here

Do I need to come in person?

I currently offer consultations via video call or in person depending on your situation. If you can manage to come in person for the first appointment then that can be really helpful, but due to travelling distance and Covid-19 restrictions this isn't always possible.

Follow up appointments can be conducted via phone or video call.

Can I buy herbs from you without an appointment?

I have some herbal products for sale on my website, but for tinctures and individual prescriptions you will need to book an appointment. If you know what herb/s you need or have a recent small health concern, then you could book a ‘short acute consultation’.

Get in touch to find out what will be most suitable for you.

How long does herbal treatment take?

Herbs will start to work in your body as soon as you start to take them, but they may take some time to show results. You may notice a change after 2 weeks, but 1 month allows a more realistic timescale.

I recommend to follow a herbal programme for 3 months initially, and for some more chronic long term conditions 6 months or more may be required.

After an initial consultation I recommend a follow up 2-3 weeks later and a further appointment 1 month after, and possibly another around the 3 month mark depending on the situation.

Where are you based and which area do you serve?

I’m based in Falkland, Fife and my clinic and consultancy room is located at the Pillars of Hercules farm shop Cafe in Falkland.

I work with people within Scotland and it’s quite easy to travel here by car/public transport from Fife, Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh.

Do we need to talk about my diet and lifestyle?

Yes please, because I am trained as a holistic herbalist and these factors can have a big impact on the effectiveness of the herbs I will supply you with. This is one of the key differences between holistic and conventional health support and helps the results to be more effective, longer lasting and save you money in the long term.

I will always work with you to find realistic and manageable goals, and there will be no judgement if you aren’t able to achieve this. I just want to offer the best help I can.

Are herbs safe?

Herbal medicine has a very long history of traditional use to support it’s safety. Herbalists are trained to be aware of any interactions and contradictions that may occur through use of herbs and I will advise you about this. Having regular appointments also helps to ensure that you’re getting the right herbs and that no adverse effects are happening.

Awareness is required if you are taking medications, pregnant or breastfeeding, but it is still possible for us to work together.

Do you work with children?

Yes, I am happy to work with children over 3 years of age. The consultation process is much shorter and lower cost. The herbal dosage is also much lower.

What conditions do you treat?

I do not treat specific health conditions, but I work with each person as an individual because all of our ‘dis-ease’ and symptoms will manifest differently one person to the next even if they have been diagnosed with a similar health condition.

Clients I have worked with previously have had previous self and medical diagnoses including;

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and depression
  • CFS/ME
  • PMS/PMDD
  • Menstrual symptoms and infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Digestive symptoms including candida, dysbiosis and IBS
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Migraines and headaches

Please get in touch to discuss your unique health situation.

How much will my treatment cost? And how do you take payment?

The initial full consultation is £50 and herbs are additional to this and cost around £5-10/week.

The follow up appointments are £25 and herbs are additional to this and cost around £5-10/week.

So, for a full 3 month programme it will cost around £100 for appointments and around £100 for herbs spread out over the months.

I will always try to find the best solution for your budget and please still get in touch if you are on a low income and we can find a way to make it work.

I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer following the appointment.

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