can I expect from a consultation?
homeopath will make a prescription based on the information provided in
the consulting room, which will be treated as highly confidential. This
information includes a whole variety of topics, often considered unimportant
Firstly, you will be asked about your physical symptoms, what makes them
better or worse (called modalities), any particular time of day or season
that they appear or are intensified, and if the physical symptom is affected
by or changes your mood.
You will then be asked about your mental and emotional experiences, including
any triggers or buttons. For example, if you get
irritable, what sort of situation makes you irritable?
Factors such as food cravings or aversions, sleep patterns, dreams and
feelings will also be considered and may prove very important in the selection
of an appropriate remedy.
At all times, the homeopath will be attempting to find information that
distinguishes the patient from other individuals. For example, there are
over 150 remedies that might cure a cold, but it is the little details
that guide towards a particular remedy. Information such as modalities,
moods, changes from the normal state of the individual, and
details such as colour/texture of the catarrh are of utmost importance
to a homeopath treating a person with a cold. (Homeopaths love to ask
about the specific character of all sorts of discharges, so theres
no need to be embarrassed!)
The homeopath will try to form a complete picture of the patient and will
prescribe according to this. Homeopathy does not have specific remedies
for specific disorders, but matches the remedy to the individual, not
the disease. This is the major difference between homeopathy and conventional
medicine but its central to it success.
It is helpful if you keep a diary of symptoms before and after taking
a remedy to aid the homeopath in choosing a remedy or assessing the action
of a remedy. You might be surprised yourself by the subtle difference
that come about!
much does it cost?
homeopaths charge different amounts of money.
Vickys charges* are listed below:-
First appointment (up to 2 hours) £70.00
Follow-up appointment (up to 1 hour) £40.00
Telephone prescriptions £20.00
The price of remedies is included in the cost of the consultation, unless
special arrangements or formulas need to be ordered. Concessions may be
available - please Contact Vicky.
Special Introductory Offer
First appointment AND two follow-ups for £120.00,
(including phone calls if required)
*Please note that cancellation fees are payable for the full cost of the
consultation if twenty-four hours' notice is not given.