Sue Pilkington, Homeopath in Devon and Somerset, BSc(Hons) Comp. Sci. MARH
Like many people, I came to homeopathy through successful treatment of my own condition. When my son also responded well to homeopathy, I wanted to know more.
Unable to find a short evening or weekend course to learn basic Homeopathy, I enrolled at Purton House School of Homeopathy on a 1 year acute prescribing course. From day one I was hooked and stayed on for the full 4 year professional Homeopathy course.
I love working with people to improve their health. Since graduating in 2004 I have run clinics in Wells, Street and currently in Wellington Somerset and Devon (gradually heading south!) although I also work via Skype, Facetime and Zoom for people living further away or abroad.
Remember those courses that I couldn't find? I now run them!
The course runs over 2 evenings giving you enough information to use basic homeopathic remedies at home without actually becoming a homeopath (although one person who attended a course has!).
My early career started with an Honours Degree in Computer Science leading to work in IT technical support and recruitment. I then spent over 10 years in the NHS as a GP Practice Manager and as a freelance manager after that.
My experience in the NHS increased my passion about fostering a return to self-reliance for acute health conditions which could alleviate some of the pressure on the NHS - a precious resource that we cannot afford to lose.
I take part in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD). and in 2013 I qualified in Homeopathic Supervision which I offer to students and practitioners of any complementary therapy.
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and non-toxic healing methodology. It can be used by people of all ages including at sensitive times of life such as pregnancy, for babies, children and for the elderly.
I work with people with a range of conditions - on a physical, mental and emotional level. Homeopathy does not treat specific medical conditions, but looks at the whole picture of your health and where you feel out of balance. Many of my patients (of all ages) come to see me because of issues arising from grief, trauma, finding life difficult to deal with or lacking the energy or enthusiasm for life that they used to have. I work with you as an individual, with the aim of restoring your innate good health and wellbeing.
For information about homeopathy, see the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths website here
For information about research into homeopathy. see the Homeopathic Research Institute website here
The aim of the consultation is to enable me to understand you and the unique way in which you relate to your symptoms. Most patients find this an interesting and gentle discussion regarding personal and family medical history, your likes/dislikes, lifestyle, environment and relationships, allowing us to consider your susceptibility to dis-ease and to redirect you to a place of wellbeing. If required, I will prescribe homeopathic treatment: sometimes a healing conversation is enough at that point.
The conversation is geared to your needs and is appropriate for children if they are the patient – play and drawings can provide lots of information!
All interaction between us is confidential.
The first consultation will take around 1 to 1.5 hours with subsequent appointments taking around 50 minutes. Sometimes it is possible for me to supply a remedy immediately, if required, but mostly I post out remedies within a few days.
We then book an initial follow-up for 4-6 weeks later, although timing of consultations may vary according to the severity and length of your health issues. Once improvement is established, appointments will naturally space out and then some patients see me regularly once or twice a year to discuss any health issues that have arisen and to keep their health in focus.
I suggest that you consider at least 3 appointments in order to fully access the healing that is possible: some acute issues may be addressed quite quickly but anything more chronic requires time for a full individual prescription. However, there should be improvement in the time-frame of 3 appointments.
As part of the consultation, I set out how your treatment might progress so that we can agree this together.
I am available to speak briefly with you between appointments to answer any queries you may have. If this turns into more than a 5-10 minute chat then I may suggest bringing your next appointment forward or charging for an acute consultation.
Adults £70 per consultation or book a package of 3 appointments for £190.
Children are £50 per consultation. Family discounts can be arranged, please discuss directly with me.
This fee covers:
Payment can be by cash, cheque, card or direct bank transfer prior to the appointment.
Posting remedies abroad: I am happy to do this with an additional £5 charge to cover postage, time etc.
I am registered with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and work to a professional code of ethics and guidelines including confidentiality.
I am also registered with the Data Protection Registrar and handle your data securely and in confidence. I will never pass on any of your details.
My aim is to help you regain the best level of health possible. Should you feel uncertain about any aspect of your treatment, please feel free to contact me for further information or explanation.
Homeopathy at home:
If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it is that being able to understand and manage our own health and minor illness is invaluable.
The supermodel Cindy Crawford stated on the Oprah show that she is a big fan of homeopathy and uses a remedy kit.
Brilliant - Cindy Crawford and I have something in common!
The course runs over 2 evenings or a whole day and covers
- homeopathic philosophy
- homeopathic remedies - how they are made and what they are made from
- how to take a basic case and when to ask for further help.
I hope to be running these courses in 2023 in Wellington, Dawlish and Exeter. If you are interested in any of these locations, please contact me.
Recently, I have provided this as an additional consultation for new patients on a 1-1 basis and have also run this for school PTA groups as a charity fund-raiser.
Contact me via the form below or phone me to express interest in any of the above and for further information.
It is important that you feel comfortable talking with me. I am happy to have a free discussion with you regarding your situation and how we might work together.
I could use a calendar app to book appointments or chats but that feels too impersonal, so please just email me or better still pick up the phone and call me on 07957 881325. If I am available I will pick up and if not please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
I am welcoming new clients at my practice in Devon but currently my list is full in Somerset unless by personal recommendation. My colleague Ruth, with whom I share a room in Wellington, has a few spaces so please do contact her on 07526 273474, https://www.ruthhermolle.co.uk/
I work in the following locations, all booked via me on 07957 881325 - I take calls between 9am-6pm Mon-Fri:
Chudleigh, Devon - Kingsley House, 67 Fore St, TQ13 0HT https://www.kingsleyhouse.co.uk/
Chudleigh is only a few miles south of Exeter on the A38 Plymouth road and is easily accessible from Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey, Christow, Teignmouth, Torquay and villages.
Dawlish - Poppadums Health Food Stores, 39A The Strand, EX7 9PT
All locations have local paid parking, and bathroom facilities.
Wellington, Somerset - 11 Fore Street, Wellington TA21 8AA
Wellington has easy access from the surrounding villages such as Langford Budville, Bradford-on-Tone, West Buckland, Milverton and Wiveliscombe.
UK and International clients - I also work via phone, Zoom, Facetime or Skype (bring your own tea!) .