Medical Herbalist | Consultations and Education | Wales UK
Herbal medicine is the use of plant-based medicine to treat both the body and mind, with research suggesting herbs can enhance immunity, restoring health and vitality.
Herbs are one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world and their traditional use can be traced back thousands of years. Clinical observation and modern research have confirmed herbal medicines place in the treatment and understanding of the human body and disease.
I am a qualified medical herbalist who lives and works in the beautiful setting of West Wales.
I have been interested in herbal medicine for many years. When my children were small my interest developed as I looked for alternatives to conventional medicines for minor ailments. I undertook a years correspondence course in herbal medicine with the School of Phytotherapy and started learning as much as I could about herbs and their uses. I began to harvests herbs and make my own herbal products, something which has now become a real passion of mine.
When my children left home I decided to start my journey to becoming a qualified Medical Herbalist. I was accepted on the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Lincoln College and I qualified in 2017 with first-class honours. Over the three years of the degree, I studied many aspects of Western herbal medicine including Materia Medica, philosophy and history of herbal medicine, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, energetics and clinical skills. I completed 500 hours of clinical training before qualifying.
I have undertaken a course in Chinese Herbal Medicine which has enhanced my practice and widened my understanding of herbs and their uses.
Drawing on my knowledge of both traditional and modern herbal medicine and my background in social science and research I offer a unique herbal medical service that includes; individual consultation and treatment, workshops and talks about herbs and their uses.
I am a practising member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and I am committed to running an ethical and environmentally friendly practice and where possible. I harvest many of the herbs I use locally and I make a number of herbal products myself.
Herbal medicine takes a holistic approach to health, looking at the underlying cause of the disease and illness rather than just the symptoms. Herbal medicine can be of use for many different ailments including both acute conditions and long-term chronic illness.
Today’s fast pace and stressful living can take its toll on health, herbal medicine provides an excellent natural way to re-balance the body and mind.
What Can Herbal Medicine Treat?
As a qualified medical herbalist, I have the training and I am experienced in using herbal medicine safely alongside orthodox medicine and where appropriate at your request I can keep your GP/consultant fully informed of the treatment you are receiving.
People of all ages can benefit from herbal medicine and patients consult a medical herbalist with many different health complaints similar to those they would visit a doctor with. This includes digestive, circulation, respiratory, skin and cardiovascular conditions, sleep, fatigue and emotional issues including stress and anxiety, hormonal imbalance such as menopausal, menstruation and fertility issues, musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis and auto-immune disease. This list is not extensive please contact me if you would like to know more about whether herbs could treat your health problems.
The advantage of visiting a medical herbalist is that they will take the time to listen to you and discuss your health with you. They will then use their knowledge, experience and expertise to work with you to tailor a treatment individually to meet your health needs, including advice on diet and nutrition.
Sarah Eyles 11/05/21
I went to Paula for a consultation last year, as my left thumb had been diagnosed (by my GP) as suffering from arthritis, and the beginnings of Dupuytren's contracture (Viking hand) had been diagnosed in both hands. My doctor offered remedies to manage these conditions, but did not know of any permanent remedies other than surgical.
Paula provided herbal remedies for both of these conditions over the last year that did more than simply manage them - they have both literally disappeared! There is no pain in my thumb and only one tiny bump left in one hand from Viking hand.
I am in my 60s and was very concerned about the impact on my life of these conditions, and I am so very grateful to Paula for her amazing herbal remedies.
And the story doesn't stop there. Paula has helped me with numerous smaller conditions, and another serious one, since then.
She's absolutely amazing!
Sophie Spiteri 29/07/2021
Pete Kent 7/1/19
Moria Williams 21/8/18
Zoe Hess. 27/7/18
I went to see Paula to try and get to the bottom of some minor health issues I’d been having. When I entered my early 40s I felt the full effects of hormonal imbalance and it was affecting me in various ways, to the point where it was disrupting my daily life.
At the consultation, Paula was very thorough; she went through all of the issues and asked questions so that we had a full picture of what I was dealing with. Then she made me medicine, and we commenced treatment over the next 3 months. The results were gradual but after I’d finished the course, I felt so much better that I ordered another 3 months medicine from her (I live some way away so she was kind enough to post it to me).
One of the things I wanted to be able to do was have an occasional glass of wine again without feeling anxious and unwell. Happy to say that this has been restored and that all the other issues have receded, so much so that I don’t even think about them.
I would highly recommend Paula for her help with health issues and will go back to her again next time I’m in the area. Thorough, professional and above all, effective!
Fran Currado. 27/5/18
I have been very ill since Christmas with Diverticulitis and inflammation in my bowel. I could only eat chicken broth, I was constantly nauseated and in pain.
All my scans were normal and I was at my wits end. I contacted Paula as she had treated me before. After a full consultation she gave me herbal treatments of teas, liquid herbs solution and some in powder form. After 6 weeks I am a different person, pain free, eating more types of food but being very careful. I am back in work and enjoying myself. Still the medical profession has not come up with a definite diagnosis. Thank you so much for all your help.
S. Wadman 9/7/18
“The hot flushes I was experiencing were driving me crazy, especially the night-time ones. I thought that due to my age I just had to put up with it, which, I wasn’t really very happy about if truth be told. I’m leaving HRT as a last option due to family medical history, and as I’d heard good things about ‘The Herbalist at the clock tower’, I wondered if maybe it might be worth a try.
I’ve had several consultations with Paula who made adjustments to each medicine she dispensed following each consultation. Every time I went back I was able to report fewer and fewer flushes - until my last consultation when I had to think really hard; only to realise I haven’t had one hot flush in the last month. Happy Days!
Thank you Paula, you’ve made an old lady much cooler!”
Ms Sofia Cuthell 16/7/18
“Called into the clock tower for a little look and was lucky enough to stumble into the herbalist clinic. Came out with rose creams, orange sprays and delicious teas. What a hidden gem in Newcastle Emlyn. I’ll be visiting again soon to stock up for myself and I can’t wait until Xmas to get lovely gifts and stocking fillers.
I got some insect repellent and bite cream for my trip to Asia. I didn’t get bitten once!
Added bonus was that a bite I’d had two summers ago which just wouldn’t heal properly cleared up after less than a weeks worth of application of the bite cream.
Wow Paula! I am very impressed, thank you, finally my calf has stopped itching!
Added bonus is that Paula is such a lovely lady, clearly passionate about what she does and very knowledgeable.”