50 Useful Nutrition Facts

One thing I love about being a member of a wider complementary health organisation such as the Federation of Holistic Therapists, is the wide scope of articles, CPD opportunities and information available to a therapist, like myself who practices within a ‘naturopathic’ approach within Homeopathy and Nutritional Advice.

This article is from the FHT members magazine, International Therapist ( Issue 101, July 2012.) and is a great checklist for those basic nutritional facts for both patient and nutrition professionals.

Have a read and enjoy!

50 Food Facts – International Therapist Magazine 2012



What is Homeopathy?

A lot of people ask me about Homeopathy before booking a consultation and hopefully this short video presentation will explain the basics.

For further information on the philosophy behind the practice then please refer to other posts such as ‘may the force be with you’ on this blog.

What Is Homeopathy? Video Presentation

New Clinic

I am delighted to announce that I will now be joining the Broadwater Osteopathic Practice (BOP) in Worthing, West Sussex as the resident Homeopath. This is a great move for me and my patients, as the practice’s ethos of an holistic approach to all patient’s care means that key therapies for health and wellbeing are available as part of a larger professional multi-disciplinary team.

Visit the BOP website here and look out for the up and coming launch of Homeopathy on their blog!

Broadwater Osteopathic Practice

You can make your appointment for the first clinic on 19th November 2016 by telephoning 01903 820206

New Registration

For the past few months I have been making a decision about which professional organisation to join as a Registered Homeopath.  I didn’t want to join the usual ones, not that I have anything against them but with an interest in the naturopathic approach to complementary medicine, I have been searching for a more holistic and wider ranging organisation.  However,  one criteria was a non-negotiable. That was that the register had to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

And here it is. My new professional body press release.

Independent quality mark for complementary therapist

Patients, service users and the public have the option to choose a complementary healthcare therapist belonging to a register vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

The Federation of Holistic Therapists’ voluntary register has been accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament.

Complementary therapists on the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register will be able to display the Accredited Register quality mark (logo), a sign that they belong to a register that meets the Professional Standards Authority’s robust standards.

Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority, said: ‘We are very pleased to have accredited the FHT’s register of complementary healthcare therapists. Bringing complementary healthcare therapists into a broad framework of assurance is good for patients, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality. The programmee offers enhanced consumer protection to anyone looking for health and social care services, and gives practitioners the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment.’

David Feakes, is a complementary healthcare therapist in Worthing and on the FHT’s accredited voluntary register.  ‘I am very proud to be listed on the FHT’s accredited register. It demonstrates that the FHT meets the demanding standards of the Professional Standards Authority and offers reassurance to those seeking help and support from a complementary healthcare therapist, alongside their conventional care.’

• For more information about the Professional Standards Authority and its Accredited Registers programme, please visit http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk

• For more information about the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, please visit http://www.fht.org.uk/ar

• To contact David , please email villagehomeopathy@gmail.com

• To search the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, please visit http://www.fht.org.uk/register

• The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the UK and Ireland’s largest professional association for complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapists. Founded in 1962, the FHT has been promoting the highest standards in education and therapy practice for more than 50 years, and is totally independent of any external commercial interests. The FHT is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a governing council elected by its membership, comprising both professional and lay representation. The FHT is happy to advise or comment to the media on any many matters relating to complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapy, including training standards, safe and responsible practice, and regulation.

For more information: T. 023 8062 4350 > E. info@fht.org.uk > W. http://www.fht.org.uk


















April is Homeopathy Awareness Month!

To celebrate Homeopathy Awareness Month with our Canadian partners you can redeem 10% off from your first consultation all through April with Village Homeopathy.

10% off can be used at either clinic.

Worthing Osteopathic and Wellbeing Centre

Worthing Osteopathic and Wellbeing Centre or the Vinings Natural Health Clinic in Haywards Heath. West Sussex.
The Vinings Haywards Heath
For more information or to make an appointment at one of the clinics please follow the link below.

The Pollen Counts!!


It is the time of year when those people susceptible to Hayfever begin to feel their nose itching and can experience the annoying morning and evening sneezing. You have guessed it, the pollen is beginning to rise and fall as we enter spring and with summer just around the corner, there is no better time than to consult your Homeopath, who may be able to help.

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The ‘like with like’ principle that underpins Homeopathic philosophy is more obvious with hayfever remedies and is a good place to start if you are thinking about seeking a more natural treatment for the year ahead.

Three excellent remedies that come to mind when discussing Homeopathy include:-

Allium Cepa. (Red Onion) Excellent remedy when you have burning streaming eyes, a bunged up runny nose, causing a congested headache that seems to get worse in the evening. A warm room affecting the symptoms is key to this remedy as everything seems to get worse when in one! Sneezing starts, headache worsens and the burning in the eyes can become unbearable. If you are a hayfever sufferer and you always seem better when in the open air, then this could be the remedy for you.

Sabadilla – As with most hayfever symptoms, sneezing is again apparent in this remedy; however, it can be constant, inside and out in the open air. The eyes are again watery, but this time there can be a sensation of burning in the eyelids which can appear red. The throat can be sore and swallowing makes the pain worse. A headache that causes dizziness can be present and if you feel your hearing is affected by being bunged then this points to Sabadilla as an ideal remedy for you this season.

Sinapsis Nigra (Black Mustard)  This is a great remedy when your nose runs on one side and the other nostril is constantly blocked. The symptoms can also alternate between nostrils through the day. When your nose runs, it can feel burning hot and weirdly dry! This time the throat is sore but with a sensation as though you have scalded it with a hot drink. So you if suffer from symptoms like this and you feel better for lying down in a darkened room then Sinapsis Nigra could be what you are looking for.

These remedies are great as a symptom relief but it can best to visit a homeopath so they can find the remedy that best suits you as an individual and hopefully you can find some relief from your hayfever suffering as the pollen attacks.

If you would like an appointment with David then please visit his website by clicking on Village Homeopathy below:-




May the Force Be With You

The festivities of December and end of 2014 are now beginning to fade and probably like some people, I find February a hard month to get through, (even though it’s the shortest month of our calendar) mostly due to the fact it’s the middle of winter, short dark days are still dragging on and the winter bugs are constantly bombarding us. So no wonder I feel tired, lethargic, as if my energy and vitality has been left behind with Xmas and New Year celebrations.

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Vitality. So what is it?

It can be described as ‘the power giving continuance of life, present in all living things,’ or ‘physical or mental vigour’. In essence we all have it and most of us at some time will feel that this has been or is being compromised by stress, physical illness or a life event that has knocked us off balance.

It is this effect, that myself as a homeopath aims to treat with my patients due to the impact life events or illness can have on someone’s vitality. In Homeopathic philosophy, vitality and the innate energy that drives it is known as the ‘vital force’, a name I like on a non-professional level as it describes both something that is needed and something to drive it, in order to maintain a balance in our health and wellbeing. The goal of the Homeopathic consultation is to gather as much information about the patient as possible, complete a comprehensive medical history, including physical, psychological and emotional symptoms both past and present, to find a remedy that is as close to the symptoms being experienced as possible and at a strength or potency as it is known, that matches the impact on the patient’s vital force to bring about healing and balance on all levels.

If you want to rebalance your vital force to get you through the last part of winter, ready to face the rest of the year, then this may just be the therapy you are looking for. Feel free to make contact with me via a visit my website:-

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