Tessa is an experienced Homeopath and Bach Practitioner who has run a busy practice since 1988. She is registered with the Society of Homeopaths, the Association of Natural Medicine and the Bach Centre. Tessa is committed to supporting people with their health and wellbeing in a gentle, effective and empowering way. Tessa’s practice is based in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK where she offers consultations with an emphasis on establishing a safe, professional atmosphere so she can take a clear case history. Tessa acknowledges the relevance of stress in the disease process and uses counselling skills to encourage clients to explore their symptoms holistically, taking into account emotional states, shocks and lifestyle pressures, as well as physical complaints, sensitivities and allergies.
For those people who are unable to travel to her practice, Tessa also offers consultations via Skype or Facetime on a webcam.
Tessa has contributed to her profession of Homeopathy on a national level, having been a member of Working Groups aiming to develop a single regulatory body for homeopaths (including the Council of Organisations Registering Homeopaths – CORH) and has represented the profession in the development of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She was closely involved with developing national guidelines for Continual Professional Development for Homeopaths.
Tessa is also a recognised international trainer in the Bach flower remedies, approved by the Bach Centre. This work takes her to many countries to teach the Bach International Education Programme (BIEP) and to share her experience of working with the remedies with people in such countries as the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Russia, Ireland, Israel and South Africa. Tessa speaks fluent French and German, which has helped her to make real connections with people and she has done some of the training in the local language as well as in English. Tessa trains all three levels of the BIEP, from Introductory, through Advanced to Practitioner Level. Recently Tessa was commissioned to review and update the whole Bach International Education Programme, which was a personal challenge and an opportunity to share her training experience. She is also a senior trainer who supports and trains new practitioners to become BIEP trainers in their own right.
As a homeopath herself, Tessa is aware of the connections between Homeopathic philosophy and Dr Bach’s philosophy of healing and so has written a special training course in the Bach flower remedies for Homeopaths and students of Homeopathy. This course too is approved by the Bach Centre.
Tessa has a personal and professional interest in Multiple Sclerosis and has worked closely with the local Sue Ryder Care on their 5Rs programme for people with MS. She was involved for ten years on this project. She worked with Suffollk Family Carers too on a support programme for Carers, giving workshops on wellness and resilience. She regularly gives talks about stress and relaxation to groups of people recently diagnosed with MS.
Tessa’s clients usually come to consult her because of personal recommendations. She works with people of all ages, from babies and pregnant women, children, teenagers and adults through to people in the last stages of their life. She believes strongly that we can all take responsibility for our own health, that we all want to be well and healthy, and to get the most from our life. With the support of homeopathic and Bach remedies, Tessa feels she can support her clients in making decisions about their own healthcare and support their process to health.