About Kate Parker

Kate Parker Horsechestnut Herbals


Being a herbalist isn’t a job. It is me.

My name is Kate Parker and I have been practising herbal medicine for over 13 years. I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Phytotherapy (which literally means plant therapy), from the College of Phytotherapy, accredited through the University of Wales. I am also a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (www.nimh.org.uk).

I was drawn to herbal medicine at a young age. I knew I wanted to explore alternative therapies and medical practices and had always felt I had an innate response to nature and the workings of plants and the powerful elements contained therein.

I practise around raising a young family and welcome patients into a homely environment for their consultation. I have experience of treating a vast range of illnesses, with a particular understanding of the frustration of managing long-term conditions and chronic diseases.

My approach

As a practitioner, I offer personal consultations which enable me to tailor every prescription to the individual.

I take the time to get to know my patients and I understand that a prescription will change because of who you are and what is happening in the specific moment in time that you come to see me. There is always a follow-up appointment two weeks later, in order to find out how the medicine has helped and to make tweaks, if necessary.

I don’t just treat physical, ‘obvious’ symptoms but have the time to understand the emotional and psychological elements that may also be affecting you. I am interested to learn about my patients. Everyone has a history and every piece of it affects who you are. I aim to bring all of these pieces together to try to help you effectively.

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