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Nick TAYLOR

Nick Taylor

Homeopath in Ashburton

I have been in practice since 1993 after completing a four year training at the School of Homeopathy in Devon followed by two years post-graduate study at the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies. .

Now in my third decade of practice, I have treated thousands of people for a variety of ailments including: eczema, asthma, arthritis, migraines, ME/chronic fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, allergies, irritable bowel, PMT, ADHD/ADD, sleep problems...

I am still learning through a variety of teachers, and I myself teach and supervise students at the School of Homeopathy in Stroud. I am a fully registered member with the Society of Homeopaths which is the main governing body for homeopaths in this country. This means that I abide by the Society's Code of Ethics and Practice, and am fully licensed and hold professional insurance.

Background & Qualifications

1990 began 4 year diploma in classical homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy, Yondercott, Devon
1993 Recieved Diploma in classical homeopathy and spent one year in supervised practice before becoming a fully fledged practitioner
1993 Registration with the Society of Homeopaths
2003 two year diploma course at the Dynamis School for advanced homeopathic studies, Malvern

My Specialisms

I specialize in you! A homeopath views disease symptoms as an expression of imbalance within the whole person. These symptoms can be labelled as certain conditions such as eczema or arthritis or whatever, but with homeopathy each patient will require a remedy based on a much larger totality than simply the name of the disease.

If the whole person is made better then the symptoms will improve or disappear altogether. Disease symptoms cannot flourish in a healthy functioning, dynamically balanced human being.

Some examples of ailments that people typically seek homeopathic treatment for:

Skin problems: eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, acne, rosacea, dandruff
Stress syndromes: palpitations, blood pressure, insomnia, tension headaches.
Emotional troubles: grief, depression, anxiety, irritability, insecurity, confusion and difficulties with concentration.
Psychological problems: addictions, panic attacks and phobias, post-traumatic stress syndromes, eating disorders.
Behavioral disturbances in children: ADD/ADHD, bed-wetting, nightmares, tantrums, shyness.
Injuries and joint troubles: RSI, sprains, rheumatism and arthritis.
Infections: tendancy to repeated infections, upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, flu, glandular fever, post viral fatigue, childhood contagious illnesses.
Viral infections: ME/post viral fatigue syndrome, hepatitis, shingles, herpes, warts.
Allergies: eczema, asthma, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, food sensitivities, candida.
Digestive and bowel problems: IBS, indigestion, ‘leaky gut', gastric ulcer, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Urinary tract problems: cystitis, thrush, kidney disorders.
Headaches: sick headaches, migraine.
Neurological problems: neuralgia, MS, epilepsy.
Hormonal disturbances: during adolescence and menopause; menstrual problems, PMT, cysts, rosacea, infertility, thyroid function (overactive/underactive)
Pregnancy problems: nausea, back pain, anemia, diabetes

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My approach begins with the recognition that a person becomes ill as a maladaption to stress. We are not just entities in our own right, but are interconnected with each other, and with our environment, and so we are affected by and have to adapt to extraneous circumstances. This, alongside our individual susceptibility, is what leads to 'dis-ease'.
The homeopathic consultation involves a dialogue between homeopath and patient, its goal being to reveal what it is that needs to be cured - on all levels - body and mind. From the homeopathic perspective the mind and body are intimately connected, and so the way that we think and feel will often be linked to physical illness.

The initial consultation lasts 1-2 hours. You will be invited to tell your ‘story' and will be asked about many aspects of your life, including past medical history, sleep pattern, diet, personality traits, relationships, and anything else that may be relevant. Naturally the consultation is entirely confidential.
Once your case has been carefully considered you will be prescribed a homeopathic medicine in the form of tablets or drops.

Follow-up appointments are usually spaced between 2-6 weeks apart, the gap between appointments becomes longer as you improve.

Long standing chronic, or deep seated conditions will take longer to improve than more recent superficial conditions. In most cases you will know if the treatment is going in the right direction within a few weeks. In some cases there is improvement within hours or days of starting treatment. Your homeopath will be able to to give you a better idea of what you can expect to happen after your first consultation when he has assessed your individual case history.

In most cases homeopathy can work through prescribed drugs. If you want to come off drugs prescribed by your GP then, in some cases, homeopathy can support you to do that, although you would need to seek advice from your GP or the health professional who originally prescribed the drugs.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Homeopathy In Person £50 per 45 minutes

Additional Rate Information

ADULTS: FIRST £70 FOLLOW-UP £50 CHILD: FIRST £55 FOLLOW-UPS £40 FAMILIES 20% DISCOUNT Remedies and telephone support included in fee.

Testimonials

Laura Harrison McBride on 09/02/2015

"I discovered Nick Taylor about seven years ago, before I even left the US to live in the UK. I visited Tavistock at least twice a year, and knowing how homeopathy works, I thought that would be fine until our planned move to the UK, which we did five years ago.

Since then, I have seen Nick Taylor several times, sometimes for minor issues, and a couple of times for seriously disturbing conditions. In every case, he gave me the remedies that worked, and quickly. He is almost magical in his ability to match the remedy with the constitution of the patient. Once or twice, he also had to counteract what I had taken after doing on-line research because I didn't want to "bother" Nick...but I got it wrong! And he didn't even make me feel embarrassed about my "do-it-yourself brain surgery."

If you are familiar with homeopathy, I think you will like Nick's balanced approach between science and insights developed in taking the history. If you are new to homeopathy, I expect Nick Taylor would also explain how it works...and then the remedies would be the proof of the pudding. "

BH on 09/02/2015

"I have been seeing Nick for over 10years now and he has been a constant support in my recovery from Chronic fatigue.
As my main therapist, he has helped and continues to help me peel away the layers that have kept me stuck in unhelpful patterns that create stress and ill heath in my life.
He is always reliable, intuitive, kind and quick to respond with any query.
I can not recommend him highly enough.
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Trish on 09/02/2015

"I have used homeopathy for over 23yrs and having just moved to Devon needed to find an experienced homeopath to care for myself and my family. Nick is warm, friendly and very approachable, my son and partner are currently seeing Nick and both are benefiting greatly! I can fully recommend him!
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Francis on 09/02/2015

"I've been seeing Nick Taylor over a long period concerning a serious mental health issue - I turned to Nick after becoming extremely frustrated with the treatment I was receiving from the local mental health team (I found the medication they prescribed not only didn't help, but in fact made things very considerably worse). I have gone from someone who experienced severe difficulties leaving the house, didn't work or drive, and had very few friends, to a man who can perform full-time work, does drive, and has a healthy social life. I still have problems, but believe they can be remedied in time. I believe my transformation is due to Nick, and the homeopathic treatment he has given me. Not only that but I like him enormously as a person, too. He is empathetic, a good listener, and completely trustworthy. It is a shame more people with health complaints don't turn to homeopathy and people like Nick. I owe him nearly everything."

Penny Maisey on 09/02/2015

"Nick was once my practice supervisor and has remained the one person I go to for my own homeopathic care. A kind and astute listening ear who has helped me homeopathically through a number of the 'slings and arrows of outrageous fortune' that life has thrown at me from time to time. "

Heather Mullin on 09/02/2015

"I have seen Nick Taylor as a homeopath several times over a number of years. Each time I have been to see him, Nick has been sincerely interested in and concerned with my story and symptoms.

He shows authentic care, and I trust him because of this. He has chosen some right on remedies for me! Indeed, I would highly recommend Nick as a homeopath to anyone."

Pauline on 09/02/2015

"I have been seeing Nick Taylor for a few months following recommendations of a friend to help with on-going health issues. I was nervous at first of seeing a male therapist but he soon put me at ease and I found him easy to communicate with.

I like the way Nick gives you time to relax and always feel he is very supportive. Any queries I have had have always been promptly and professionally answered.

Having many years of homeopathy knowledge myself I was extremely impressed by his wealth of knowledge - vastly greater than my own - gives me great confidence in the final successful outcome of my treatment."

Helen K on 09/02/2015

"Nick is an excellent homoeopath. I, and my daughter, have consulted him when necessary over many years and have recommended him to friends. His treatments have worked very well for us. Nick is very experienced and professional, and very knowledgeable about homoeopathy. He is also a very good listener, and is empathic and kind."

Helen Stace on 09/02/2015

"I first visited Nick with my daughter some 15 years ago when she was aged about 2. She had been suffering for some time with repeated colds, ear infections and mild Eczema which despite multiple courses of antibiotics and steroid creams from the doctor were very persistent. At this stage I had had enough of a constantly poorly baby and knowing nothing about Homeopathy, decided to give it a shot as we couldn't be any worse off ! Right from our first appointment, I found Nick to be very thorough and professional and felt great confidence that he would be able to help, especially after he explained how Homeopathy worked in excellent detail. Very quickly after starting treatment with Nick and ditching everything that I had been given by the doctor, the ear infections went away and her capacity to fight colds became better and over the course of a few weeks her eczema vanished. She never had another ear infection and her well being kept improving with regular top up sessions with Nick. Her Eczema only ever reappeared whenever she teethed and this was quickly cleared with a visit to Nick. Over the years, we have seen Nick on a more infrequent basis as she has since been such a healthy child/teenager - but I would not hesitate to contact Nick again for any future ailment, or recommend him to my family/friends."

Jenny Quick on 09/02/2015

"Nick can unravel a very full picture.... with skill and sensitivity....sometimes revealing something unexpected yet precisely relevant. Time is always spacious, unhurried, calm and supportive. He has been our trusted family homeopath for nearly 20 years. This is a treasure as he has such a comprehensive understanding of us over a long period. Would not hesitate to recommend him. "

Susan Hannis on 09/02/2015

"I have no doubt that Nick is a wise, caring and very sensitive practitioner. He has steered me through 15 years of small and major health crises and I unhesitatingly recommend him to anyone seeking a homeopath."

Ishbel Whitaker on 02/03/2015

"Nick Taylor is an intuitive and gifted healer. "