The initial homeopathic consultation lasts from 60-90 minutes, sometimes longer.

I will want to find out as much as possible about you and your symptoms. Mental and emotional symptoms as well as the physical ones are important. I include your present symptoms from head to toe, previous medical history and family medical history.

I will also ask you about your mood, likes and dislikes, fears and phobias. I will ask questions such as 'How does the weather affect you?' 'What makes you angry or sad?' Details of strong food desires, aversions and details of foods that disagree with you are taken into account.

picture of consultation room with Annie Riggs professional homeopath

Your symptoms and characteristics will be matched with a homeopathic medicine which I will prescribe.

The initial consultation is a very important part of the healing process and patients can experience a whole host of emotions during this time, which is normal and welcome.

Follow up consultations last from 30-45 minutes. Any changes that have occurred since taking the Homeopathic medicine are noted and decisions are made regarding further homeopathic medicines based on this information.