Are you just a symptom, or a highly individual, complex human being?
And your health problems are just as individual.
While your symptoms might look similar to someone else’s, the root causes and the way in which they fit into the whole picture of your life will be unique to you.
As a result, your path towards true healing will be different, and in its own way, unique.
So don’t you deserve the kind of support which reflects and values your uniqueness and complexity?
In my practice, I specialise in helping people with the following symptoms and conditions:
such as stress, depression, and anxiety
such as IBS, gut dysbiosis, and food intolerances
such as chronic or short-term insomnia
such as CFS/ME, burnout, and fibromyalgia
Therefore, rather than a generic approach that skims over the surface of what’s happening, you’ll receive comprehensive, highly-informed treatment and guidance that’s carefully tailored to your circumstances.
And, when we work together we’ll move way beyond just treating your symptoms. We’ll connect the dots between your symptoms and who you are as a unique individual, and between your history and your life today.
The result will be clarity on the root causes of your current health issues, and a treatment programme that’s as individual and nuanced as you are.
Plus you’ll get a toolkit of empowering, accessible strategies to help you take charge of your health, ensuring improvements not only last, but continue to develop beyond our time together.
Here’s some more detail about the conditions I specialise in treating, and what my approach involves:
Changes to our emotional and mental health can feel really scary and isolating.
Important parts of our lives – like working or socialising – that used to feel manageable may now feel much more difficult, or even impossible. We may be beset by worries, about the state of the world, about the present and the future. It might feel difficult to connect with others, leaving us feeling isolated and alone, but perhaps still longing for meaningful support and connection.
When we experience changes to our psychoemotional health we tend to see changes to our physical health too – for example in our digestion, skin, energy level, sleep or immune system. Because of this intrinsic mind/body relationship, truly effective therapy needs to take care of the body as well as the mind.
I specialise in working with people experiencing short- or long-term stress, low mood, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
When we work together, you’ll have a safe and confidential space to tell your story, and a highly compassionate, empathetic and supportive listener.
You’ll have the time and space you need to share your experience, free of judgements or strong opinions.
In addition to that, we’ll explore how the health of your body might be influencing your feelings (for example, your gut microbiome and your diet), and put together a lifestyle plan focused on moving you towards improved psychoemotional health.
Whether it’s through slowing down, spending more time in nature, being creative, finding ways to connect more meaningfully with others, or something entirely different – we’ll work together to help you find what you need.
While that’s happening, we’ll also be using gentle-yet-powerful medicinal herbs and flower essences to support and improve your psychoemotional health and any other areas that may be influencing how you’re feeling.
Through our work together, you’ll achieve greater balance, optimism, and resilience – both now and into the future.
From our first session, I felt totally supported and comfortable sharing my worries.
He was quickly able to identify what was happening on a biological level which in turn explained why I had been experiencing such overwhelm. This provided a huge sense relief after feeling so lost and misunderstood.
After just six months of working with Tim, I cannot believe the difference it has made. His knowledge and experience shone through during every session and I don’t know where I’d be today without his unwavering support.
Tim is friendly, approachable and I couldn’t recommend working with him enough!
Problems with digestion can feel embarrassing, uncomfortable, and just plain inconvenient.
The simple pleasures of cooking and eating can become confusing and stressful as we try to navigate what we can and can’t eat. Keeping up with things we love doing – like eating out, exercising, and socialising – can feel really difficult if our symptoms get in the way.
To make matters worse, trying to make sense of all the contradictory sources of advice out there can feel practically impossible!
In my practice I specialise in helping people experiencing food intolerances, gut dysbiosis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis, reflux or GERD, and haemorrhoids.
When we work together, we’ll start by establishing the root causes of your digestive problems.
We’ll make connections between your symptoms and your wider health, and get clarity on why your digestive system needs some support.
Then we’ll put together a clear and comprehensive plan – individually tailored for you – to help you focus on the foods you need and avoid the foods you don’t.
We’ll use medicinal herbs to calm, heal and strengthen your digestive system, as well as helping improve your health more generally. And I’ll support you to find a lifestyle that’s in harmony with your digestive goals (for example, working on stress management strategies).
Through our work together, you’ll improve your digestive function today, while also gaining the knowledge and tools to help maintain it into the future.
I had struggled for years with Candida overgrowth and a poor digestive system (terrible bloating, brain fog and low energy levels).
He was extremely attentive, a great listener and detailed oriented. In a matter of months I started seeing significant improvements in my health, which was both shocking and amazing at the same time.
I would highly recommend him as he did in months what the NHS couldn’t do for me in over 3 years.
Problems with sleep can feel incredibly lonely and distressing.
Even the smallest daily tasks can feel like an epic quest, and our bed can start to resemble a battleground of frustration and angst, rather than the haven of rest and healing that it should be. As something that’s so fundamental to our wellbeing, when sleep doesn’t come easily, every aspect of our health is affected.
In my practice I specialise in helping people experiencing short- or long-term sleep difficulties, such as insomnia, restlessness, and feeling unrefreshed upon waking.
When we work together, we’ll start by establishing the root causes of your sleep difficulty (for example, stress, diet, and tech use are common causes).
From there we’ll address the root causes of your symptoms with a combination of herbs, diet, and lifestyle changes, while also helping you implement any ‘sleep hygiene’ practices relevant to you. We may also incorporate some elements of CBT-I (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia), an effective approach for helping to improve and maintain healthy sleep patterns.
Our focus will never be on ‘knocking you out’ with strong sedatives (including sedating herbs).
Instead, we’ll come to a deep understanding of your sleep issues and work towards improving them in a way that’s gentle, informed, and highly effective.
We’ll develop an individually-tailored plan to restore your regular sleep pattern, and you’ll learn drug-free strategies to keep you sleeping well into the future.
Tim is everything I would want in a herbalist; knowledgeable, warm, organised and empathetic.
Tim worked holistically and encouraged me to pursue potentially helpful options (diet, exercise, meditation etc.), but always within the boundaries of what felt possible, given my limitations at the time. The initial meeting was incredibly thorough, and his subsequent suggestions were clearly based on careful listening and reflection.
His collaborative way of working engaged me; my ideas were considered and developed, as well as occasionally challenged, if appropriate. He is everything I would want in a herbalist; knowledgeable, warm, organised and empathetic.
– Elli S.
Long-term fatigue can devastate our ability to lead a full life.
Whether it’s a result of burnout, stress, exhaustion, a virus (including COVID-19 and long Covid), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, fibromyalgia, pregnancy/labour/breastfeeding, a food intolerance, gut microbiome imbalance, or part of another illness – the causes of fatigue are many, and can be incredibly debilitating and demoralising.
We can start to second-guess all of our decisions. Making plans can feel full of risk and worry – about whether we’ll have sufficient energy, become overwhelmed, or experience days of exhaustion afterwards. Our confidence can drift away as our faith in our ability to complete even the smallest tasks is eroded.
We may look back on our pre-fatigue self and wonder how we ever had so much energy, how we seemingly took so much in our stride. When we’re fatigued or burned out we can feel like our world is shrinking, and the future can seem bleak. Over time, fatigue can understandably lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
In our work together, we’ll begin by establishing the root causes of your fatigue.
From there we’ll focus on healing those root causes through an individually-tailored programme of restorative medicinal herbs, nutrient-dense foods, compassionate and appropriate lifestyle guidance, and psychoemotional support. We’ll also explore any other measures that are relevant for you (for example energy and activity pacing, improving sleep, and stress-management techniques).
Recovering from fatigue or burnout can take time, for your body and spirit to heal, and for you to regain your confidence and innate resources. We may need to explore new ways for you to use and gather your energies in the present and into the future, and consider how you balance activity and rest. Getting clarity on what nourishes and depletes you, and where and how to set boundaries in your life, might be important too.
However long it takes, or however difficult it feels, I’ll be there to support you throughout the ups and downs of recovery from fatigue.
And, by giving you a toolkit of strategies to help you build and conserve energy, you’ll achieve improvements that will not only last, but continue to grow, even after our work together has ended.
Six months later I’m feeling more confident, centred and happy than I have in a long time.
My appointments with him always left me feeling calm and more positive, like I was moving in the right direction no matter how small the steps. He is one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, always asking the right questions and giving support where it’s needed.
If you’re having troubles physically or mentally, I wholeheartedly recommend Tim.
Sound like you?
If so, then I’m confident I can help you.
Or you can call me – my phone number is 07811 112052.
I’m excited about working with you and accompanying you on your journey towards better health!