11 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR

01225 466 944

Therapies using natural medicines and/or diet


Ruth Baker

Herbal medicine is the use of whole plant extracts to help treat the symptoms and causes of ill-health. It was the main form of health care in Europe until the advent of pharmaceutical drugs. There is evidence of plants being used as medicine dating back thousands of years, and in many parts of the world people still largely depend on medicinal plants. Modern herbal medicine combines traditional knowledge and practice with scientific research into the therapeutic effects of plant medicine.

I trained in Western Herbal Medicine for four years, graduating with a BSc in Herbal Medicine, and was given an award for best final year student. My training included orthodox medical skills, clinical practice and a detailed knowledge of medicinal plants. I have been in practice for over six years, and have gained a wealth of experience in helping people with a wide range of both acute and long-term illness.

Neal’s Yard in Bath has a wide range of medicinal tinctures and dried herbs, which can be dispensed in the shop. If you are looking for help with specific symptoms, you can have a short chat with me in private, and where possible I can write a prescription for you. If your condition is more complex I advise a consultation. If you are taking prescribed drugs, I choose herbs which do not interact with your medication.


BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine – Upper Second Class Honours

Professional Bodies

National Institute of Herbal Medicine (Member)

Royal Society of Medicine (Senior Associate Member)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Fridays, occasionally Saturdays – please enquire at the shop



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Sue Davison

After studying acupuncture at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture I began treating clients in 2000 and started work at Neals Yard Bath when it first opened in 2002. In addition I have worked in Hangzhou hospital in China and have built up specialist knowledge with many further trainings on acupuncture and fertility (with Zita West and Jane Lyttleton), pregnancy, all physical and emotional aspects of the menstrual cycle, menopause, and on supporting clients with cancer. I spend a lot of time researching and reflecting on how to reach good health and peace of mind and this strongly informs my clinical practice and treating stress and depression.

Acupuncture is a wonderfully gentle but powerful therapy which regulates  body and mind back into a place of balance and ease of flow from which we can create the life we want.


Working with all aspects of physical and emotional health.

Most of my clients are women and I often work with the physical and emotional aspects of the menstrual cycle as well as the transitions times in a womans life: young women beginning their cycle, preparing for conception, pregnancy and childbirth and the changes that take place in the years of perimenopause. and post menopause.

I also use acupuncture to support clients living through challenging processes such as life threatening illness, chronic pain, traumatic shock, relationship breakdown, mental illness, terminal illness and losing loved ones.

I really enjoy my work and am always happy to talk on the phone or through email to anyone considering treatment, leave a message with  Neal’s Yard and I will contact you.


MA (Cantab)

Licentiate in Acupuncture (2000)

Professional Bodies

Member British Acupuncture Council

Days at Neal’s Yard

Monday 9.30 – 1.30

Friday 9.30 – 1.30

Maxine Kear

I have been practicing as a therapist since 1991. I trained first in Therapeutic Massage and started my practice in London  and eventually moved to the West country.

I trained in Health Kinesiology and also Reiki 1 and 2 and have recently completed a course in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy at The Clifton practice in Bristol.

I love what I do and am very excited about working as a Hypnotherapist. To help someone change their life for the better, reach a goal that they felt was out of their reach or unlearn old unwanted habits by the power of positive thoughts and action.


Therapeutic Massage Diploma with The College of Holistic Medicine
Reiki I and II
Health Kinesiology Diploma
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Professional Bodies

Member of Kinesiology Federation
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Alternate Sundays 11am-4pm (5pm BST)



For more than twenty years I have been committed to homeopathy, holistic treatments and healing philosophies.

I offer an integrated treatment model for adults and children, which includes classical homeopathy as well as natural self-care methods. I teach and facilitate these methods individually tailored to the needs of my homeopathic clients, including alkaline bathing, fasting, colon cleanse and others.

I know from my own experience that our health is not so easy to manage in the context of our culture and stressful lifestyles. I admire the developments of conventional medicine that deal with acute and life-threatening matters but I never really believed that it can offer a progressive healing perspective for chronic disease and the management of physical health as well as mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

In my experience, healing occurs when real changes happen within us and life is redirected along the tracks we were supposed to follow. Health means flexibility and adaptability on every level. We are not mechanical objects which can be repaired by a mere adjustment or replacement of parts – we are whole and thus need to heal in an integrated way.

I believe that, alongside the homeopathic treatment, sometimes a few very simple steps can free up blockages that prevent our organism from getting onto the road to good health.

My endeavour is to aid each client to find the path back to their intrinsic health – a model which encourages you to own your responsibility for what goes on in your body and processes of consciousness.

I studied homeopathy at the School of Homeopathy in Devon from 1998-2003. Alongside my studies of classical homeopathy, my training included anatomy and physiology, pathology and disease. From 2004-07 I took part in a three-year postgraduate course in Bologna, Italy, with Massimo Mangialavori MD, whose work on the body mind connection greatly enriched my skills.

I practised homeopathy and taught at the International School of Homeopathy in London and also online with students in Japan. I have studied mindfulness and meditation, both through reading widely and in seminars and online courses, with Thomas Hübl, a modern mystic and spiritual teacher, and others. I study and practise fasting and detox protocols on a regular basis and follow particularly the protocols of Rüdiger Dahlke MD and Alexandra Stross, among others.

I am so looking forward to working with you and to exploring together what it is you really need at this point in time!


Diploma of the School of Homeopathy, UK 2002

Postgraduate certification of the Koine International School for Homeopathic Medicine, Bologna, Italy 2007



I am registered and fully insured with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths






Days at Neal’s Yard

Tuesdays 9.30am-1.30pm

Thursdays 6.30-10.30pm


I am a fully qualified, experienced kinesiology practitioner, certified by the Association of Systematic Kinesiology.  After kinesiology helped to get to the root of my son’s health issues, I decided to change careers and train as a kinesiologist myself.  I am a firm believer in the power of the body to heal itself when it is rebalanced and given the right tools and help.

My aim is to empower people to regain control of their health and for me to provide the appropriate support to help you do this. My recommendations and guidance may include lifestyle changes, taking nutritional supplements and/or flower remedies, eliminating certain foods from your diet, etc.

I see all clients but particularly enjoy working with children and teenagers and seeing how they and their families benefit from kinesiology. I make sure children’s sessions are informal, relaxed and fun!

Some of the health issues I have helped people with include: stress and anxiety, digestive disorders, back pain, migraines, low energy, low immunity, depression, eczema, asthma, menopausal symptoms, weight loss/gain.

Feel free to contact me before you book an appointment. I am happy to talk either on the phone or face-to-face to see how kinesiology might help you or your child.


Certificate of Advanced Systematic Kinesiology

Bach Flower Remedies Level 1 course, Level 2 to be completed January 2015

Diploma Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology

Basic first aid certificate

Professional Bodies

Member of the Association of Systematic Kinesiology

Days at Neal’s Yard

Friday 2pm-6pm




Health questionnaire-C. Metz Kinesiology (in word) – please download and complete and email back to Caroline or bring in on the day. (PDF version here: Health questionnaire (C. Metz))

Stamena is a qualified Yoga teacher (YTT) who has been teaching and offering Yoga therapy full time for over 13 years. She has attended number of YTT training courses, Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, Philosophy and Mindfulness practices in RSA and India with some world renown teachers, few to mention – Kerry Weaving (RSA), Andreas Bothner (RSA), Michael Gannon (USA), Matthew Sweeney (AUS), Shri, Ramesh (Mysore, India), Sri Badri (Mysore, India), Swami Yogasagar (Satyananda lineage).


She spent many years researching, studying and applying the benefits of Yoga, Yoga poses sequencing for therapy and Yogic Nutrition in helping with various health issues. Yoga as a therapy is a powerful catalyst that works in support of many current medical treatments and can provide natural way of letting the body come back to balance.


Over the years Stamena has built knowledge and experience in assisting with various physical, mental and emotions well-being aspects:


  • Low back issues and back problems
  • Digestive wellness
  • Sports injuries rehabilitation and prevention
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Control of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes (along with diet assessment and alignment)
  • Control of menopause symptoms – hot flushes, forgetfulness, disturbed night sleep
  • Mindfulness – improved concentration, focus and mental wellness
  • Yoga therapy before and during pregnancy
  • Sleeping problems
  • Weight control and weight loss
  • And other


Furthering her nutritional studies, In 2017, Stamena completed an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management through Future Fit School of Nutrition, UK which has added to her portfolio further offering like:

Nutrition and weight management

Sports Nutrition

Behaviour of change

Child’s nutrition and obesity prevention

Pre and Post natal Nutrition



YTT 200,Haum of Yoga (Yoga Alliance accredited), RSA

YTT 200 Mysore Ashtanga Yoga, India

dip(Nut) FFSN, UK

Day’s at Neal’s Yard

Thursdays, 9h30 – 13h30




Lynda Mutch

I have been working as a Therapist, Homeopath and Healer for over 25 years. During that time I have studied many approaches to healing the body and mind. I have supported people through many life crises both physical and emotional using a variety of techniques.  My passion is to help people to regain their sense of health and fulfilment in life.

My main concern is that people feel safe and supported  during treatment whatever their problem. I work with all ages and all types of issues. I look at the whole person and help with general outlook including stress, diet, nutrition and lifestyle to support the healing process.

Some of the problems I have helped people with are depression,anxiety, hormonal imbalances including infertility and menopause, digestive problems, insomnia, joint pain, hay fever, asthma, eczema and allergies.

I also enjoy working with pregnant women and children who can respond well to homeopathy.

As well as dealing with individuals, I am also an experienced couples counsellor and help people to find techniques to listen to each other and communicate so that they can find a way through their problems together.


Homeopath LCH (London College of Homeopathy)
Certificate in Couples Counselling

Days at Neal’s Yard

Wednesday 2pm-6pm



Lucy Peel

Lucy Peel

Lucy works with various naturopathic therapies to help get your body back into balance. Naturopathy is a very holistic therapy as all aspects of a person are considered, including the emotional, mental and physical.

Lucy graduated from the University of Westminster with a first-class honours degree in Naturopathy in 2010.  As part of her studies she learnt about naturopathic nutrition, detoxing and cleansing, therapeutic massage, lymphatic cleansing, naturopathic hydrotherapy, BachFlower remedies and other fascinating natural health knowledge that everyone should know about!

Lucy has always been interested in complementary medicine, particularly the effects food can have on mood.  She discovered Naturopathy when living in Australia in her mid-20s and a few years later took the plunge into returning to university and retraining.  She is also a Reiki level 2 practitioner which she incorporates into her naturopathic practice.

Her approach in practice is very holistic, exploring the mental/emotional, physical and biochemical aspects of a person and how this will be affecting their health.  Her treatment plans are based on this holistic approach and she really enjoys working with her patients to encourage them to make the changes that are achievable for them.

Lucy is registered with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and is fully insured to practice.  She is currently studying for a Masters in Nutritional Therapy and hopes to have her MSc by 2016.


BSc Naturopathy (First Class Honors)

MSc Nutritional therapy (graduate 2016)

Reiki levels I & II


Professional Bodies

GCRN (General Council and Register of Naturopaths)

GNC (General Naturopathic Council)


Days at Neal’s Yard

Wednesday 2pm – 6pm




Initial registration form Lucy Peel


Restoring a healthy balance with the healing properties of plants.

Herbalism is the practise of using the chemistry of plants to support our body’s natural healing processes. Although medical herbalism is firmly rooted in western medical tradition, modern herbalism also has thousands of clinical trials to back up the traditional use of herbs as medicine.

As herbalists, we are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors. We may prescribe herbs for specific effects on the body or as support for the bodies natural healing process.

For many, the first visit to a medical herbalist can be a life changing experience, a chance to experience true healthcare as it should be practised. Many come to appreciate the power of correctly prescribed, natural herbal medicines dispensed by a highly trained medical professional. Herbalists are trained in verbal and none verbal cues to give clues as to what is going on on a deeper level with their patients.

My patients are often amazed and relieved at the opportunity to discuss, in depth, their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.  This can impart a sense of freedom and empowerment to the individual which, combined with the knowledge of the experienced herbalist, offers security and knowledge that you are receiving the best attention for your healing needs. The results then speak for themselves.

During your first full consultation I take a detailed medical history, covering not only your current complaint and medications, allergies and family history but also your diet and lifestyle. Physical examinations may be necessary including blood pressure, pulse and if needed urine and blood samples may be required.

I will then make a working diagnosis based on the findings and where necessary, may make a referral. A programme of herbal treatment is then discussed and agreed with the patient, including an indication of how long the treatment period may be, and the level of treatment required. An individually designed herbal prescription is then formulated and dispensed with appropriate instructions.

I also offer a free 15 minutes appointment for first aid and minor ailments or as a way of finding out if herbal medicine is for you.


BSc(Hons) Medical Herbalist

Trained at: Middlesex University 1996

Days at Neal’s Yard

Thursday 9:30am-6pm

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Celia Stewart 2Staff member and Therapist, Celia Stewart worked in the media industry before being made redundant and changing tack to complete a course in Swedish Massage in 1993. She then went on to study Bach Flower Remedies at the Dr Edward Bach Centre in Oxfordshire in 1996.  Further training in Holistic Facials and Pregnancy Massage was taken at Neal’s Yard Remedies, Covent Garden.

Celia has worked as in-house Massage Therapist at Elle and Red Magazines and at Cherry Lodge, an inspiring Day Centre for people affected by cancer.

In addition to practising at Neal’s Yard Remedies, she now also runs Bach Flower Workshops and teaches Bach Flower Level One & Level Two courses (approved by the Dr Edward Bach Centre) as well as giving training on the remedies in health shops and pharmacies. She has travelled to Russia and Georgia to teach Bach Remedies. Celia practises at Neal’s Yard Remedies as a Massage Therapist, Holistic Facialist and Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner and all therapies can be combined. She now offers Ear Candling as well. Details of forthcoming courses and workshops can be found on her website.


Swedish Massage – ITEC 1993
Bach Flower Therapy – Dr Edward Bach Foundation 1997
Holistic Facials – Neal’s Yard 2007
Ear Candling 2014

Professional Bodies



Registered Practitioner with The Dr Edward Bach Centre (BFRP)

Days at Neal’s Yard

Thursday 9:30am-6pm

Saturday 2pm-6pm



I am committed to herbal medicine, holistic health and supporting our body’s innate ability to heal. In consultations I work in a holistic way. I build an integrated, personal health picture and treatment plan incorporating information on diet and life style, mental wellbeing, medical history and a full enquiry into physical symptoms. A core principal of healing and well being is recognised here as the importance of owning responsibility for our own body and our own health; my endeavour is to support the individual in finding their path back to this intrinsic health.


My formal training in herbal medicine has followed from a near lifelong interest in the relationship between plants and herbal healing. My decision to undertake formal training came after 15 years as a teacher. I specialised in teaching Food Studies, Health and Well Being, predominantly to pupils with Special Educational Needs, including several years teaching within a Steiner based, Camphill Community. Understanding nutrition was central to my teaching and continues to guide my current herbal practise.

I undertook my herbal medicine training at Lincoln University. While the course was rooted in the practice of Western Herbal Medicine, it did incorporate extensive investigation of other healing traditions including Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Ayurvedic practice.

I have been fully qualified now for two years. In addition to consultation work at Neil’s Yard, I run herbal medicine making workshops, herb identification walks and make and sell my own range of herbal products.


Medical Herbalist, BSc (Hons)

Training undertaken at Lincoln University 2013-2016

Professional Bodies

National Institute of Herbal Medicine (Member)

Days at Neal’s Yard