The homeopathic consultation

An initial consultation lasts around 90 minutes. A prescription from a homeopath takes into consideration your whole situation – so patients who have the same diagnosed illness (hay fever for example) are likely to need different homeopathic medicines.

Homeopathy recognises that good health comes from treating the mind and the body together – equal importance is given to emotional, psychological and physical symptoms – and I will ask questions on all areas of your life in order to match a picture of you to the homeopathic remedy most likely to help.

After the consultation, I will spend time on case analysis and planning a care package which may include general health advice or suggestions. Careful consideration will be made to which homeopathic remedy, potency and dosage is best suited to you. The homeopathic remedy may be one I have in stock, or it may need to be ordered from one of the homeopathic pharmacies. When your remedy is ready, it will be posted to you complete with instructions on how to take it.

You may notice changes in your symptoms very quickly or it may take a little time. This depends on your level of vitality, how long you have been ill, what medication you have been taking and a host of other factors.

Realistic expectations and prognosis will be discussed at your consultation. Most chronic conditions require the minimum of three consultations for measurable results to be observed.

I will arrange a second consultation for a review of your symptoms around 4 – 6 weeks after your first remedy. This consultation will be 30-45 minutes duration.

 

What about seeing my doctor?

I prefer to work in an integrated way with other health care practitioners, and I always recommend that you maintain your relationship with your GP or specialist.

Homeopathic and conventional approaches can be successfully used alongside one another rather than in exclusion. Homeopathic remedies, which are non-toxic, will not interfere with the action of conventional drugs. Nevertheless, it’s is also important to keep me informed of any changes in prescribed medication from your doctor, and to keep your doctor informed of any changes in symptoms for which you have been prescribed conventional medicines.

Some people choose homeopathy because they are unhappy with side effects from their current conventional medication. However, you should not stop medication until you have discussed it with your prescribing doctor. It can be dangerous to suddenly stop taking prescribed conventional medicines.

 

Fees

First appointment (approx 90 minutes): £60

Follow up appointments (approx 45 minutes):  £40

Home visits where necessary can be arranged (usually for an additional fee of £20)

Between consultations you can contact me by email, text or WhatsApp, and I will return your message within 24 – 48 hours. My advice between appointments is free, but if there has been a long gap between appointments and I need to send out a new remedy I may ask for an additional fee to cover costs.

If you require urgent homeopathic help and I am not available you may wish to contact the Homeopathic Helpline (09065 34 34 04 / http://www.homeopathyhelpline.com). This service operates from 9.00 am until midnight everyday. Calls to the service are charged at £1.53 per minute, plus network extras.

 

Contact & Appointments

I currently see patients in Hereford on a Tuesday at Fodder (26-27 Church Street, HR1 2LR). I’m sorry to say that there is currently no disabled access at this venue.

To make an appointment to see me at Fodder call 01432 275063 during shop opening times (9.30 – 5.00).

Alternatively if you would like to talk to me about treatment before making an appointment please call me on 07803477650 or email kate@aluladown.uk