Sarah Donoghue ND
Herbalist & Naturopath

How can herbs help you?

Herbalism is the oldest and most widely used system of healing in the world. Our bodies are well adapted to nature’s medicines. Unlike the allopathic approach to treating illness, herbalists do not merely address symptoms, but use botanical medicines to invigorate the person’s vital force so that the body can heal itself from within.

Herbal medicine can be used to treat a wide range of health complaints including;

  • Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Emotional wellbeing including anxiety, depression and panic attacks
  • Hormonal issues such as PCOS, peri-menopausal symptoms and acne
  • Digestive complaints such as IBS, acid reflux and candida

Importantly, herbal medicine works really well for long standing health concerns that have not responded well to conventional treatment or do not have a well-defined cause such as;

  • Lack of energy and motivation
  • Poor sleep
  • Low mood and unexplained anxiety
  • Allergies

Read more about the benefits of working with an experienced herbal practitioner here:

What can I expect from my appointment?

Most people understand that their health issue hasn’t manifested overnight, but is more likely a result of lifestyle and constitutional factors. Working together, we’ll identify the root cause of the problem and create an individual health plan to help put your body in the best possible position to heal itself.

During our time together we’ll delve deep into your health issues looking at many aspects of your lifestyle and constitutional disposition. Based on this information, I’ll prepare a customised herbal prescription which may take the form of a tincture, tea, capsule, cream, salve or powder. As every person is unique, no two prescriptions are ever the same. Your prescription will adapt and change to reflect the healing process, supporting you at each and every stage.

Read more detailed information about what to expect from your appointment here


Herbal medicine works best when underpinned by lifestyle changes that provide the optimal situation for the vital force to mount a response. In addition to your herbal prescription, you may also be asked to make some changes to your diet or follow a short cleansing programme to give your herbs the best possible chance to work their magic.

Read more about naturopathic principles of healing here


Iridology is the scientific study of iris markings that provide valuable insights into your inherited health. This evidence-based system can tell you all kinds of interesting things about your genetic make-up, your constitution and even your personality traits. It is an invaluable tool for understanding the potential root cause of your health and wellbeing issues.

An Iridology assessment lasts 45 minutes to an hour. During this time, I’ll take I’ll use an iriscope to take a detailed photograph of your eyes. The most up to date iridology maps and charts are then used to assess colour, fibre formation and any other signs and markings that make up your unique health picture. Taking a photo is a super quick, simple procedure, and is completely non-invasive.

Read more about what to expect from an iris assessment here

How am I qualified to help you?

My training consisted of 5 years study at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. In addition to my diploma in Western Herbal medicine, I also studied traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and Naturopathy.

My special area of interest is supporting people with generalised anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. I’m committed to promoting the use of herbs and natural lifestyle interventions for supporting emotional and mental wellbeing.

I make it a priority to keep up to speed with the latest developments in the world of natural health. I attend regular CPD events, and am actively involved in research.

I’ve written several academic papers and books including articles for the prestigious Herbology magazine, and a book on herbs for liver health.

As well as running regular workshops, I also offer detoxification and rejuvenation programmes that can be booked through the clinic.

I am an active member of the URHP, The Herb Society and The Herbal Alliance.

You can read more about my work and training here:


  • Initial appointment 90 minutes – £45
  • Follow up session 30 minutes – £25
  • Herbal prescriptions – £10 – £50
  • Iridology assessments £50
  • Detox and rejuvenation programme £80

For more information about my practice please head over to my website

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or call the clinic on 01872 263163.

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