An initial consultation typically takes between 1½ and 2 hours. One or more shorter follow-up appointments are usually necessary to monitor your progress and these would normally be approximately 6 to 8 weeks apart. See below for a short video featuring The Snooks to explain what happens when you visit a homeopath.
In order to prescribe a remedy appropriate for you as an individual I need to know, in depth, about your current symptoms as well as details of previous illnesses or operations, lifestyle, work and family environment. I might ask about things which seem unrelated to your condition but this information helps to build a picture of you as a whole person. For example I may ask questions such as what foods or types of weather you prefer, if you generally feel hot or cold, or medical history of members of your family. If there is anything you would prefer not to discuss, there is no pressure to do so.
Many patients find the consultation itself a very valuable part of the treatment as it allows time to explore your symptoms and how they affect you, but also to talk about other areas of your life which may be troubling you in some way.
As well as homeopathic remedies, I also use Bach Flower Remedies and Australian Bush Essences which many people find helpful for dealing with emotional issues. Do you feel frustrated, annoyed, resentful, discouraged, resigned about your health or life events? A selection of flower remedies which fit your moods will aim to restore emotional balance and have a positive effect on your mental and physical health.
Sometimes a remedy is not the only treatment to consider. I can teach you some simple mindfulness techniques and guided meditations which may be all that you need. It may be that changes in diet, lifestyle, trying relaxation techniques or other therapies such as physiotherapy, acupuncture or massage may be of benefit. If I think homeopathy is not appropriate for whatever reason I will be honest and refer you to someone who I think will be able to help you.
Costs (remedies included)
Initial consultation lasting between 1½ and 2 hours – £60
Follow-up appointments of approximately 45-60 minutes – £40
Shorter consultations (only at Limestone View in Settle on Mondays) for active problems like hayfever, cystitis, colds and flu cost £10 for a 30 minute consultation
Flower Remedy consultation only – around 45 minutes – £20
I am in the clinic at Limestone View in Settle on Mondays but am increasingly using Skype or phone for homeopathy and mindfulness consultations. If I feel it is not appropriate for us to have consultations this way then I will try to recommend someone I know who is closer to where you live.
I am now using 10to8.com to manage my appointments https://jo-rhodes-homeopathy.10to8.com/ this shows my availability and you can book a ‘virtual coffee’ for a free 15 minute chat or book consultations. If you have any problems booking this way please email or give me a call.
Payment for skype or phone consultations can be made by PayPal using the button below or if you prefer I can send an invoice with BACS details.