Emma Baynes BSc (Hons) MNIMH, MUKIMPRMedical Herbalist in Chichester, West Sussex

Reiki Practitioner, Mycotherapy Practitioner, HeartMath Certified Practitioner

The Consultation

Medical Herbalists aim to address the root of the problem, rather than dealing with symptoms alone, therefore enabling you to break the cycle of poor health. They are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors, yet have a more holistic approach to health care.

The initial consultation lasts approximately one and a half hours. Details of current health problems, medications, past medical history, diet and general lifestyle are taken. Simple clinical examinations, similar to those conducted by a GP, may be necessary.

Repeat appointments last approximately 45 minutes and will monitor the progress of treatment and allow appropriate changes to the prescription to be made. These are generally at 2-4 weekly intervals initially.

Herbal Medicines are mostly dispensed as tinctures (easy-to-take liquids), teas or creams as appropriate. Nutritional and lifestyle advice may also be provided.


It is very important to maintain a respect for all medicines: this is why there is no real substitute for seeking the advice of a qualified Medical Herbalist. Herbal Medicine can be used alongside pharmaceutical drugs in most situations.
The Consultation. marigold butterfly


First consultation £80 (approx. 1 1/4 hour).
Repeat consultation £42.50 (approx. 3/4 hour).
Concessions are available.

Medicines cost approximately £10 - £15 per week. This will always be discussed with you. 

Reiki Treatment £37.50 (3/4 - 1 hour)

Combined Reiki and repeat Herbal consultation £80 (1 1/4 hours)

HeartMath appointment (3/4 - 1 hour) or may be combined with herbal appointments £42.50

Mycotherapy (Medicinal Mushrooms) is offered when appropriate during the consultation



I'm trialling offering a limited number of low income appointments each week. These are suitable for those experiencing financial hardship or who are on a limited income. 

Sliding scale minimum £15 per 45 minute appointment for Herbal Medicine, Reiki or HeartMath. All appointments are a maximum of 45 minutes including dispensing time. 

Pay what you can afford up to £42.50 (which is the normal price of a 45 minute appointment slot).

The cost of all herbal medicines are in addition to this but we can discuss the pros and cons of using just teas or smaller doses of tincture to make these more affordable. 

Complex conditions or those with significant past medical history may require more than one appointment to complete the normal first consultation process.

These appointment costs will be subject to normal price increases if necessary.

Please contact me for more information or to book.


About the Herbs and Sustainability

I choose organic, biodynamic and sustainably grown herbs whenever possible to use in my remedies.

I grow and gather some of my own herbs as this allows me to source good quality material and limits the use of packaging and transport fuels. I aim to increase this over time.

I use recycled stationary products where possible.

I try to reuse glass bottles, offering patients 30p per reusable glass medicine bottle they return to me. The bottles are then washed, sterilised and new caps fitted. Not all bottles are reuseable and I reserve the right to decide if a bottle is safe to reuse (and therefore eligible for payment of 30p) or if it needs to be put in the recycling. 

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