What brought me to homeopathy over 15 years ago was something that happened quite by chance! Coming from a corporate working life I was struggling with niggling health issues and “accidentally” found myself exploring holistic medicine. My journey brought me to Homeopathy and with such amazing results for ailments such as chest infections and digestive problems, I found myself progressively drawn to practice and help others improve their health naturally too.
If you’d like to read more about my journey you can do so here.
By treating the individual and not the disease, many conditions can be helped effectively by Homeopathy, whether they are the consequence of trauma, short term illness or chronic ailments.
It can also be helpful for people who are experiencing symptoms that do not necessarily fall into a particular “disease category”, such as chronic fatigue, feeling apathetic or simply feeling out of touch.
It would be impossible to list all types of ailments for which people seek homeopathic treatment, but some of the more common ailments encountered are:
Stress and anxiety, period and fertility problems, menopausal symptoms, pregnancy related conditions, insomnia, depression, fatigue, headaches, ear, nose, throat and eye disorders, digestive and urinary tract problems, respiratory tract illnesses, bone/joint conditions, skin conditions, hayfever and allergies,
It’s can also be used for children’s health issues; teething, colic, travel sickness, colds and coughs, fears and phobias, night terrors and temper tantrums etc.
Definitely! I practice in Dublin 2 and Dublin 12, Ireland but I also work with clients all over the world via Video Call on Skype (or Facetime/Whatspp/Zoom as back up).
I’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of women, men, children and babies who come with a wide range of conditions and these people come from all walks of life.
It would be impossible to list all the types of ailments people present to me with, but the beauty of homeopathy is that I don’t need to have worked with “the disease name or label” to help you.
Why? Because Homeopathy is patient specific, not disease specific.
We treat the person not the disease. So while the name of your condition will give us indications of typical symptoms, in homeopathy we want to know more. We want to know specifically how it affects you – your symptoms, your triggers, your experience, your description of the pain, what makes it worse or better for you, and how you cope with it, etc. The prescription is then made based on your needs, rather than “one pill fits all” for a certain condition.
So for example, if I see 10 people with repeated sore throats, each of them will receive a different remedy based on how they respond to the illness. I am prescribing based on factors such as what preceded or triggered the sore throat if known, the location of the pain, what makes it worse or better, accompanying symptoms and understanding how they cope with the pain. I also take into account other illnesses, family history, lifestyle patterns and typical stresses and worries in their life.
This approach is also invaluable for people who are experiencing symptoms that do not necessarily fall into a particular “disease category”, such as chronic fatigue, feeling apathetic or simply feeling low or out of touch.
Once we have our appointment date and time confirmed, I will send you a homeopathic questionnaire to complete and return before we meet.
The first consultation lasts approximately 1 hour and it’s an easy gentle conversation. The purpose of the initial consultation is to gain an insight into your illness, how it affects you and establish any triggers, causes, or aggravating factors that may be involved in creating an imbalance.
In addition we look at aspects such as your medical and family history, energy levels, sleep patterns, how you are affected by environmental factors such as weather and temperature, appetite, mood changes, anxieties and how you react to stress. Symptoms you may think of as unusual or unimportant may be of great value.
The aim of our homeopathy consultation is to get a broad overview, not only of your presenting complaint, but also of you as a person. This helps to provide me with a balanced perspective of where your health is at and where you may be struggling or feel stuck.
Based on the information gathered, a personalised prescription is drawn up and I prescribe a remedy or remedies specific to your needs.
The follow up consultation lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and usually take place every 3-4 weeks later, depending on what we decide together. As your health improves consultations will be spaced further apart.
During this time we both discuss and assess the changes that have occurred and decide together how the treatment can best be continued to ensure healing continues.
I may prescribe the same remedy again, a higher potency, or a different remedy or remedies altogether.
Using only the minimum dose, a remedy is given to gently stimulate your body’s own natural healing response to encourage a gentle return to health. As we begin to restore balance and order, so too will your body let go and release uncomfortable symptoms.
After taking the remedy, reactions vary with each individual. Generally there is an increased sense of well-being with a sense of optimism, energy increases and symptoms may begin to improve straight away. On occasion, some find that before improving their symptoms may intensify for a short period, followed by improvement thereafter.
There are other positive side effects too!
As our approach in homeopathy is to treat the person, during treatment while we address your main health concern, other symptoms you had learned to live with or just thought part of your life begin to improve too.
You can also experience powerful emotional shifts as resolutions for difficult or challenging life situations begin to occur.
To explain a little further, one of my clients came to see me for help with migraines and cold sores she’d had for 14 years. In just 3 weeks not only did we see dramatic improvements in these conditions but her hayfever, period pains, spots and skin rashes went on to heal too. She also addressed many emotional issues that caused a lot of stress, pain and upset and went on to make huge positive changes to her life.
And what I and many of my clients find most fascinating of all… is the rapid self-discovery that can happen during your healing in a safe and gentle way. If you’re interested in the mind and body connection you can hope to enjoy many AHA moments during our work together as the process of homeopathy allows for incredible insight and a deeper understanding about ourselves and how our body and mind work together.
Homeopathy is a two way process between the client and the homeopath. I love to see positive change happening quickly for you so to get the most from your treatment it’s important you monitor and be aware of changes that are taking place physically, emotionally and mentally. Your feedback is invaluable so all you need to do is be alert to changes and we will discuss these during our follow up consultations. If you like to keep notes that’s perfectly fine too.
Homeopathy uses remedies made from sources such as various plant, animal and mineral substances. They are made through a process called potentisation, which enhances the substances curative effects whilst removing all side effects.
Homeopathic remedies are safe, gentle and effective and can be used safely in conjunction with conventional medicine.
Homeopathic remedies come in liquid or pill format and they are easy to administer and full instruction will be given.
That all depends on your situation. Generally 1-2 remedies are adequate but I may prescribe supports such as tissue salts, flower essences or tinctures to accelerate your healing and enhance organ function.
The remedies may be prescribed to be taken, only once, repeated daily, weekly or monthly depending on your needs.
Homeopathic remedies are supplied for Ireland and UK clients. I will either give you these in person or post to you. One to two homeopathic remedies are included in your prescription which is usually adequate for most people. Supports or additional remedies if supplied are extra.
International clients will be given a prescription payable directly to a homeopathic pharmacy or local supplier. Details of where to buy your remedies will be provided.
If we are working together in a programme, all remedies will be supplied for Ireland and UK clients. International clients will receive a prescription and details of where to purchase their remedies.
Homeopathy is a process and we are working on resolving the underlying cause of your illness.
While you will often notice a response quite quickly, healing takes time. The length of treatment depends on many factors such as the nature of your illness, whether acute or chronic, medical history and what factors have created the imbalance.
A general guideline for acute ailments such as coughs, colds and first aid situation, these should resolve in days or weeks.
For chronic or longstanding conditions I would recommend committing to 4-6 visits and you may require less or more depending on your specific needs.
From experience once we start homeopathic treatment, we would expect to see change taking place within the first 2-3 weeks if not earlier with improvement continuing thereafter.
Programmes run over a 3 month period with 2 consultations per month with flexibility to space these further apart or extend treatment if needed.
Yes professionally prescribed homeopathic remedies can be used safely in conjunction with conventional medications. Do tell me about any medication you are currently taking. Do not attempt to reduce your medication without discussion and supervision from your doctor or health care provider.
Homeopathic treatment with a Registered Homeopath is eligible for reimbursement with Laya Healthcare, Aviva, GloHealth and HSF health insurance schemes. (Refer to your policy details).
While I work with clients in single sessions I also offer a range of one to one programmes for those who like to work in a very focused and committed way.
The programmes are:
Happy Hormones Programme
Perfect for hormonal related problems such as difficult periods, acne, peri-menopause, menopause, and postnatal care.
Boost Your Fertility Programme
Perfect for those struggling with infertility issues or interested in preconception care and getting their health in the best possible shape to help them conceive.
Hormone Balancing Detox Programme
Perfect for those who would like to support their body’s detoxification process or feel out of sync with their natural rhythm.
Stress and Anxiety Relief Programme
Perfect for those struggling with panic attacks, social phobias, anxiety or stress related ailments.
Great! I’m delighted you are ready to take action and start improving your health naturally.
Just send me an email with your details, your preferred location and I will come back to you with appointment details.