Treatment costs and client experiences

Payment for treatment, by bank transfer or PayPal, should be made in advance. Please give 24 hours notice for cancellations.

Treatment Costs

Online consultations

£45 or £30 (unwaged, students, NHS/care home staff) – this includes a 30-60 minute initial consultation and a free 15 minute follow up/ check up – as I want to make sure you are happy with the herbs I have prescribed.

Further consultations to review your progress and prescribe more herbs are £35 – or £25 for students/unwaged. Again this includes a free 15 minute review/check up.

The cost of the herbs is £25 for 100 gms including postage.

Initial in person consultation and treatment session: £50

(Please allow 50-60 minutes for your consultation/treatment)

Babies and Children £35

Subsequent in person treatments £45

Babies and children £30

Course of five in person treatments (Adults) £160

With a course of five sessions the cost of the initial session (£45), can be deducted from the total amount – leaving £115 to pay For those with chronic health conditions needing long term treatment, or for clients who would like a health maintenance plan, treatment can be booked in blocks of 5 to make it more affordable.

Course of three treatments (Children) £80

As with adults the cost of the initial session (£35), can be deducted after the first session so the cost for the other two sesssions is £45.

I am happy to talk about a concessionary rate if needed – so please do ask about this. I am committed to doing what I can to make complementary therapies more accessible to people in need. I would love to see my therapies available on the NHS and believe there could be tremendous cost savings if they were more readily available, and complementary therapists were part of the state funded healthcare system.

Client experiences

Ms Z from Crawley writes about weight loss that was much appreciated through using the herbs, which were prescribed for a gynaecological condition

I consulted with Sylvia because I was felling very unwell during the lockdown and had been diagnosed with an endometrial polyp –  Only now have I realised just how bad I was feeling before taking the herbs. I had also put 8 kg on in only a four month period, but now I am very close to my normal weight without any special efforts. I feel very well now. Ms Z from Crawley

Ms U from London writes about using Online Chinese herbs for eczema

“During the COVID-19 lockdown I had a flare up of eczema on my face, hands & neck. It wasn’t the first time I’d had a stress-related flare up, and this one was extremely itchy, sore, inflamed and hot, making it hard to sleep at night and challenging to focus on anything but my symptoms during the day.
I really wanted some relief from the eczema without having to go down the steroids route.
Sylvia offered me a virtual consultation, and was very kind, calm and empathic. It was lovely to be heard and to feel that I was in safe hands. The prescribed medicines arrived very quickly in the post.
When I had questions Sylvia responded swiftly and was very solicitous.
My skin is much improved and I am so relieved not to be using steroids”

Catherine T from Kirkudbright, Scotland writes about her experience of using the online consultation service:

“I came across Sylvia’s website when looking for a natural and effective way to help with some ongoing chronic health problems that were beginning to be tiresome. I am generally very fit and active, having been an athlete throughout my life, with a good diet and healthy lifestyle so I was fed up with being told by my GP that my issues were ‘just aging’ and with being prescribed one drug after another that made me feel ill – the last straw was a strong reaction that I had to an antibiotic I was prescribed for chronic sinusitis, which truly made me feel that I might die – causing a thumping, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and muscle spasms.
Sylvia is a lovely, thoughtful and intuitive person who makes a very careful diagnosis and prescribes a holistic treatment. The herbs she prescribed for me arrived in the post the day after my appointment and are very gentle and actually taste good! I can feel them gradually working for me already. With Chinese herbal medicine, the prescription is individual and is adjusted as you improve, dealing with every aspect of a condition until full health is restored, with no nasty or frightening side effects. I thoroughly recommend Sylvia and her online appointment service. Talking to her on Skype was almost like being in her clinic”

Hilary Little talks about her experience of treatment for back pain:

“My doctor actually said to me ‘I can’t give you anything else for your arthritis and the next step would be morphine’. I wasn’t going to try that because it would make me confused. My daughter recommended you because she had been so that’s where it all began. I just cannot believe how well I feel; the overall wellbeing as well as the relief of pain. The sciatica is much better too. I can be a bit sceptical about things – as if this were mind over matter – but it is perfectly true to me” (Mrs M, age 79, York, Craniosacral Therapy and Acupuncture Patient).

“When I came to see you I had shoulder pain and lower back pain aggravated by a fall a few months ago. Since then I have been in constant pain. After the craniosacral therapy treatment my lower back was completely pain free and felt more mobile whilst the pain in my shoulders had considerably reduced. I don’t profess to know how this treatment works but it made a big difference” (Mrs A, age 55, Haxby).

“I came originally for acupuncture and was interested in trying craniosacral therapy as this was also recommended. What I find is the acupuncture relaxes me and the craniosacral therapy takes this a step further. It feels like the treatment has great depth. In terms of health benefits my irritable bowel syndrome has improved and I no longer need medication for this. I also feel the treatment has made me feel lighter and lifted my spirits”. (Mrs F, age 71, Wilberfosse).

“When I came to see you I was in agony. I felt a tight band across my diaphragm that had been there for almost a week. Gaviscon and Omeprazol didn’t touch it. The acupuncture you did helped immediately and I became symptom free from then onwards. I would recommend this treatment to anybody”. (Mrs B, age 57, Haxby).

“I am a keen walker. After three treatments there was a marked improvement. To be honest I was surprised and impressed. The treatment was not the least bit painful and I would definitely recommend it” (Mrs L, age 71, York. Japanese Acupuncture Patient).

“I came because I had a serious medical condition (a liver condition), using acupuncture alongside conventional medicine. I had a number of symptoms. I suffered from insomnia and was worried about my health. I can honestly say things started to turn around when I began acupuncture and my quality of life and energy levels have been much better” ( Mrs W, age 61, Acupuncture Patient).