I am a Medical Herbalist trained in the tradition of Master Herbalism. I studied for 4 years at the Irish School of Herbal Medicine in Portlaoise.
My studies were structured on an apprenticeship model, which has afforded me extensive clinical experience. Master Herbalism recognises the body’s innate healing ability. In this tradition of healing, we have found that given the correct circumstances, the body will heal itself.
It is the job of the herbalist to discern the needs of the person to allow this healing to take place. Building vitality of the individual is a primary focus in order to allow the body to move toward a healing state.
Whilst herbal medicine can be applied to any healing or health maintenance situation, I am particularly interested in the treatment of stress. In my clinical experience, I have seen the detrimental effects of excess stress on the health of the person. Stress can be a major underlying factor in the process of disease, and likewise, coping with illness can cause serious emotional and physical stress for the individual.
During a consultation a full case history is taken to gain insight into underlying processes at play in the health of the person. Diet and lifestyle adjustments are recommended where necessary. Herbs are prescribed to help direct and strengthen the body’s healing ability. Iridology, analysis of the Iris of the eye, is used as part of the consultation to give deeper insights into potential imbalances, and strengths in the person.
Initial consultations require 1.5 hours and cost €70. Follow up consultations require 1 hour and cost €50. Herbal prescriptions are approximately €45 for a three week course of herbs.
At this point a follow up consultation is recommended, where progress can be charted and your diet, lifestyle and herbal protocols can be adjusted as necessary to reflect your needs as you progress through the healing process. Prices can vary if you require more than the standard amounts of herbs or types of treatments in your prescription.
It’s important to me that treatment is accessible to anyone who needs it, so if you feel the cost is prohibitive for you; please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss rates or payment methods.