How do I book an appointment?
Please see the terms page for full details on all bookings.
If there is nothing available, it is likely that there is a waiting list for appointments - please get in touch. You can also contact via the online chat box at the bottom right hand corner or via the free Flourish app,
What is the cost?
Fees vary depending on the services requested. Appointments are 1hr 30min and the cost is £75.
Please see Fees for more details.
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my appointment?
It is useful to have a relaxing routine to prepare for your session. Taking a warm shower or bath, eating a light meal or snack around an hour beforehand. Wear comfortable, non restrictive clothing and, if possible, find some quiet time for yourself. Creating your own routine in preparation for your session is useful but not essential. Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine can also be beneficial and it is preferable to avoid heavy meals or strenuous exercise before, and after, your appointment. It is important to refrain from alcohol and recreational substances on the day of your appointment.
What should I expect from my first session?
When you arrive for your initial consultation, you will be asked to complete a short form which provides some background for your consultation. I am keen to find out more about you, what a typical day is like for you and to actively listen in your sharing of your own experiences. For the first 15 minutes of your initial 90 minute session, we discuss what is important to you and the best course of treatment for your own individual needs. During the initial visit we discuss a support plan, specifically tailored for you.
Please share at the time of booking, either on the notes section when booking online or by phone or email, if you have any restrictions, limitations, adaptations or special requirements. It is important that the best possible environment is created for you during your sessions. All information is private and confidential.
How long are the sessions?
Your first visit/initial consultation is 1 hour 30 minutes and follow up sessions are either an 1 hour or 1hr 30 minutes, depending on your recommended support plan - we discuss this at your initial consultation and also during the process. This is dependent on lots of things, including the reasons or health conditions you are receiving support for, how long you have attended and how we feel you are progressing - for some clients 1 hour follow up sessions are sufficient; for others 1 hour 30 minute sessions are more appropriate.
Shamanic Healing Ceremonies are between 1.5 - 2hrs. A two hour appointment time is allocated for these appointments.
What happens during a session?
After your consultation, you will be asked to remove your shoes and are invited to find a comfortable position on the therapy couch. Treatment approaches may change at each session, depending on your therapeutic needs during each appointment. For example, intuitive bodywork such as massage requires the removal of your clothing for the area(s) that we are working on but shamanic healing ceremonies only require the removal of your shoes. Your privacy and comfort is of the utmost importance and is always respected.
You may feel very relaxed or quite sleepy during a session, or have a sense of being asleep while having an awareness of your surroundings and this is common, especially during energy therapy. You may feel some unfamiliar but not unpleasant sensations and these are a natural part of the process. Some clients feel emotional during or after a session and this is a natural response for release. You are always fully supported throughout the session.
How will I feel afterwards?
Many clients experience positive changes after the initial visit, which is the first step of the healing process. Directly after their session, some clients feel energised, others quite tired. Sometimes you may feel energised when you leave but tired a short time afterwards, or vice versa. How you feel can vary from session to session, and can depend on the medicine, but it is very individual to you. You are encouraged to drink water and herbal teas, avoid strenuous exercise, nap if you need to and relax as much as possible following your session.
There may be other supportive and holistic remedies recommended during your sessions, and these can include plant, energetic, vibratory or shamanic medicines handcrafted by myself. I create a variety of medicines from crystals, vibration and the organic plants I sow, plant, grow and harvest in the gardens of my South Lanarkshire practice. These are available in the WytchWood Dispensary and are exclusive to clients.
How many sessions will I need?
This is different for everyone but my recommendation is a commitment to 6 sessions initially; the number of sessions depends on the reasons for seeking support and how you are responding to your therapy. As treatments are specifically tailored to you, you will have your own unique experiences and we review your progress as part of the process.
Specific support plans, including fertility and trying to conceive have a minimum commitment of 12 sessions. For support for anxiety, trauma, CPTSD and long term/chronic conditions, there is a minimum commitment of either 4 or 6 sessions. Depending on the nature of the anxiety, condition or trauma, a longer term program may be recommended - please see individual information pages for details.
How often will I need to come?
This varies depending on your own therapeutic needs, the treatments I advise, how you are responding and what plan you are attending. Most clients feel a benefit after the first session and a considerable and positive shift after 4 - 6 sessions, depending on the reasons for attending. Once there has been a significant change and we are fully on the path of healing, the majority of clients attend regularly for maintaining balance and supporting their self awareness - they find they intuitively know when they need to return.
My general recommendation is weekly sessions for the first 6 treatments followed by either weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions, depending on how you are responding. Attendance for support plans is weekly for the duration of the program.
Recommendations are based on my professional assessment of how sessions are helping you move forward but it is important that you continue to have ownership of your own treatment.
Is there anything I can do between appointments?
Yes. After each one to one session there is guidance on what you can do to support your own healing between appointments. Sessions are a two way process where you are an active participant in your own healing. No one else can heal you, only you can do that - I am the facilitator, using my therapeutic skills, expertise, knowledge and experience to initiate holistic changes and to guide, support and encourage you in these changes.
At each of your sessions, we discuss the best approaches and simple techniques to use between appointments to support your healing, empowering you and the process.
What if I have other questions?
With the nature of Flourish services, it is not possible for me to advise you on your enquiry without an initial phone or online consultation appointment - these provide the time, space and privacy to fully honour and respect your enquiry and any information you may share. Often it is not possible to discuss enquiries outwith these dedicated consultation appointment time.
If you are enquiring about workshops or courses, there is the opportunity to message me online using the green chat function at the bottom of each webpage and via the app.