Why homeopathy?

Our bodies are amazing.

Each of us is unique; needing different motivations, different nourishment and different support to keep going day after day.

This individuality is why Michelle, our homeopath, chose to trust homeopathy, knowing that her therapies treat each person as unique with their own story to tell.

She won’t discuss your treatment until she has explored your complete medical history.  So, if you come to see her with a specific concern, she will work on that, but will always have the bigger picture in mind.

Homeopathy is a natural, safe system of medicine appropriate for all ages and at all stages in life. It’s the second most used system of medicine in the world, according to the World Health Organisation, and integrated into many European National Healthcare Systems.

Michelle Riches Says:

Homeopathy is for the whole family – from babies to older people. 

Frequently asked questions

What happens at the first appointment?

On your first visit to us a full medical case history will be taken.  We need to know all aspects of your health. We will ask about your previous injuries, surgery, illnesses, and we will want to know if you’re taking any medication.

Unless we need further information about your condition we would normally treat you on your first appointment.

What happens during treatment?

Taking the case history will take up most of your first consultation. It’s important to really understand whats’ going on for your body and to listen to what you tell us.

Treatment will be in the form of drug-free homeopathic products. Your homeopath will tell you how to take them. It’s very simple.

Can I claim on my insurance?

If you’re not sure whether you can claim to see a homeopath, please check with your insurance before you book.

You might also need to whether you need a GP referral before coming to us.  Most insurance companies don’t require a GP referral, but some do.

Once you’ve got the Ok from your insurance company we ask that you pay us after each appointment and then claim the money back from your insurance company yourself.

If you would like us to recommend an insurance company please do talk to us when you come in for treatment. We particularly like WPA as they’re so friendly!

Can I bring somebody with me?

Of course you can!   We are very happy for you to have somebody in the treatment room with you.  We are quite used to families coming together or parents bringing kids with them.  In fact the osteopaths and rhythmic movement therapist often treat children so we’ve very child friendly!

Incidentally, if we are treating children under the age of 16 we insist that a parent or guardian accompany them.

We also ask that if you’re bringing any children under the age of 16 that they join you in the treatment room and are not left to sit in the waiting room unaccompanied by an adult.

How long are the appointments?

Your first appointment will be about 1 hour as we need time to take a medical case history.

Follow-up appointments will depend on your problem.

Do I need a GP referral?

No, you don’t need a referral unless you have private healthcare and your provider requires you to have a referral.

So you can call us any time, or book online, without having to wait for a GP appointment.

Even though a referral by a GP is not necessary, you are encouraged to keep your GP fully informed so that your medical records are up-to-date.

If you have private medical insurance you need to check your cover as some companies specify that you have to have a GP referral.  

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