Homeopathy and Natural Holistic Health -- Fertility & Pregnancy
Relationship Counselling for Individuals, Couples and Families -- Life Coaching and Personal Development
Complementary Care and Support for Patients with Cancer -- Letting Go -- Testimonials
About Rowena J Ronson
I started my journey as a ‘therapist’ twenty-five years ago when I attended an evening counselling training course. I was the youngest in the class and was almost discouraged to join, as the facilitator believed that it is best to have some life experience behind you when practising in a caring profession. And of course he was totally right.
Since then I have been on a journey personally and professionally and I have learned a great deal on my travels. My focus has always been on developing myself, and helping others to do the same.
Forever on a quest for learning and to acquire new skills, I have trained as a counsellor, teacher, homeopath, life coach, couples counsellor and, more recently, as a birth doula. I have also studied Neuro Linguistic Programming, Transactional Analysis and I am currently immersed in further psychotherapy training to support my work with individuals and groups.
Part of my evolving involved a two and a half year period researching, writing and publishing a book,
Looking Back Moving Forward, a compilation of conversations I had with thirty four of the most experienced and respected homeopaths and teachers of homeopathy in this country. By clicking on the link you will go direct to the website where it will tell you more about the project and how to purchase a copy.
I have specific areas of expertise, which I have separated out below.
Always the focus for me is to support you in your journey to create change in your life – your evolution, your holistic alchemy.
Homeopathy and Natural Holistic Health:
For the last ten years I have run a busy holistic practice from my home in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire and I treat people of all ages from babies to the elderly, with physical ailments across the board from eczema, hayfever, IBS and hormonal issues through to cancer, Crohn’s, colitis, multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
Some come to see me with emotional imbalances such as depression, grief and anxiety. Others are looking to rebalance their health and want to find a natural alternative to antidepressants, HRT, antibiotics and steroid creams. I work either complementary to orthodox medicine or I offer an alternative, depending on the individual case. Of uppermost importance to me is to support you where you are at and with what you need to assist you to reclaim your good health and preserve your wellbeing on all levels.
Homeopathy is an individualized, natural system of medicine that works holistically to bring you back into balance spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
Alongside Homeopathy, I use transforming Indigo, Bach and Bush Flower Remedies, where appropriate, to support you through emotional issues that are holding you back in life. It might be that you are in crisis when you come and you are just not coping with what life is challenging you with at the time. Or you might want to work with issues such as addiction, negative conditioning from childhood or a disempowering inertia that is preventing you from moving on.
I also use herbal tinctures that work on a more physical level, for example with blood pressure or cholesterol. I always work with the whole picture of you in mind - your health as a totality – a total expression of you. Where appropriate we will also look at your diet, your lifestyle and any other areas of your life that might be creating and maintaining a disturbance in your health.
Ultimately, I work alongside YOU to support YOU through YOUR process.
And I choose to work in this way because I have seen in my practice, over and over, how a non-suppressive, natural and holistic approach to healthcare benefits the individuals and families that I work with, both short and long term.
Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, After Birth and Babies:
Combining the skills of counselling, homeopathy, holistic health and as a Birth Doula, these are the services I offer you during this very important and exciting time of your life:
Holistic treatment for couples trying to conceive – please call or email to discuss.
Holistic treatment to support the pregnant woman (and her growing baby), emotionally and physically, throughout the pregnancy.
As a professional birth partner, two antenatal sessions in preparation for your birth including support, information and exploration of the birth process and preparing a birth preference plan.
Attendance of the birth (on-call 24/7) supporting the labouring lady (and partner) for home births or in hospital as a professional birth partner and homeopath – my aim is to help you have the smoothest birth possible.
A session after the birth to talk through the birth experience – giving birth is a life changing experience in so many ways, it will bring up a mixture of all sorts of thoughts and feelings, and it is always good to talk them through afterwards, especially with someone that has been there for you throughout your pregnancy and who has supported you through your birth experience.
Homeopathic and holistic health care support after your birth for you and your baby.
I offer different packages to suit your needs and budget (see fees page) and all packages include on going support by email in between consultations. In order to help you decide what package you require, please call me and I will invite you to a preliminary meeting to answer your questions and support you in your decision.
The Rainbow Holistic Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Birth Package:
You can choose to have natural holistic health care throughout your pregnancy, preparation for the birth, my support and attendance at the birth of your baby, the post-birth counselling session and treatment for the six weeks after delivery for you and your baby or...
The Purple Pregnancy, Birth and Post-Birth Package:
You can choose to have homeopathic and natural holistic health care throughout your pregnancy and instructions on how to use a homeopathic kit during your labour and the post-birth counselling session and treatment for the six weeks after delivery for you and your baby or...
The Green Antenatal, Birth and Post-Birth Package:
You can choose to have the basic (yet very supportive, thorough and complete!) Doula/birth partner package, which includes the two antenatal visits, support throughout your birth experience and the post-birth counselling session.
Relationship Counselling for Individuals, Couples and Famiies:
My work with relationships has developed from my counselling and holistic health care work with individuals. Issues in relationships always seem to come up for people sooner or later – albeit a difficult dynamic with a child, perhaps at a stage in life where a parent too struggled as a young person, or an issue in a romantic relationship or partnership. And people find me because the issues in the relationships then go on to cause emotional and physical symptoms of imbalance, and I am always looking to address the cause.
I work with families who are having difficulties and also with couples seeking support. My work with families usually develops from my holistic health work. I start working with an individual member of the family, usually a child and then my work progresses on to the individual’s dynamics with their parents and perhaps other siblings, building a systemic picture of the family’s health on all levels. Always when working with a parent who brings a child here with behavioural issues, I work with the dynamics I see the child displaying with the parent(s) and/or other siblings and I reflect back my observations in order to create change. All families have their dynamics and just like a pebble thrown in a river, small changes by each individual member can create great changes in the overall picture.
I offer my work with couples as a stand alone process, separate from my holistic health work. Effective and beneficial couples work occurs when both members of the partnership feel heard and understood, not judged or favoured. Both partners need to feel comfortable with their therapist, after all, couples counselling is a delicate process which involves the holding of vulnerability, the keeping of confidentiality and the building of trust. The first session for me is always a ‘chemistry test’ where you have the chance to have all your questions answered as to what the process involves, as well as for us to meet in person and for us to decide whether we feel we want to work together.
Usually six sessions, meeting on a weekly or two-weekly basis, are agreed upon after that first session, with regular assessments of how things are progressing. My intention is to provide an environment for both partners in the couple to be heard by each other and by me, for emotions and thoughts to be expressed safely and without judgment and for the couple’s strengths to be rediscovered and built upon. Some couples come to counselling to work through a crisis, otherwise come with more long term work and to deal with deeper issues. Either way, I support both individuals in the couple through the process – a time when it is really important to reach out and have that support.
Life Coaching and Personal Development Group Work:
My life coaching and personal development work is offered on an individual basis and also in groups.
Perhaps you want to work on your own self-awareness.
Do you feel a little lost on your journey, not really getting out of life what you would like?
Are you searching for something or someone to fill the void you feel inside of yourself?
Are you lacking confidence, an identify or a belief in yourself?
Are you feeling anxious or depressed, for no real reason you can define?
Do you keep yourself very busy in order to avoid how you are feeling?
Perhaps you want to find a more fulfilling way to live your life?
Perhaps you want to work on where you are in terms of your relationships.
It might be that you attract scenarios in your life that press your buttons and leave you feeling disempowered.
It might be that you struggle with feeling assertive at times of conflict and avoid conflict as a result.
It might be that you suppress what you really feel and wear a mask to the outside world.
It might be that you are in and out of romantic relationships, finding they don’t work, but not knowing why.
It might be that you are stuck in a relationship that is not going anywhere and you are no longer being true to yourself.
Perhaps you are now ready to create change in your world so you have more satisfying relationships and a happier feeling inside.
Of course these are only examples of issues you might want to work with, either in a series of life coaching sessions or within a group setting.
For further information, please contact me direct by phone or email.
Complementary Care and Support for Patients with Cancer:
When I qualified as a homeopath ten years ago I was introduced to the work of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care, a complementary care centre in Barnet and I have been working there, for I am not sure how many years, since. Supporting patients through their cancer experience I find a particularly rewarding privilege and as I have been working with the same patients for several years, I can see the benefits to their health of our regular meetings and treatment.
My work involves providing: emotional support and a safe and caring environment for you to be held and nurtured, a place to come and be real, honest and say how it is, reassurance when you need it and a warm space just to be heard and appreciated, homeopathic, herbal and flower remedies to support your health, either to encourage or maintain remission or to help with the side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, assistance with life style changes to support and transform your health on all levels.
Privately I offer a similar service to my work at Cherry Lodge at my home in Bushey and I also will home visit if necessary when a patient would prefer not to travel, for whatever reason.
My work at Cherry Lodge is offered free of charge and if you live in the Barnet area you can call them direct on 020 8441 7000 to organise an appointment with the head nurse and she will assess whether it is appropriate to refer you on to me.
Letting Go - The Grieving Process:
Death is a natural process of life. Without death, we would not encounter throughout our lives the beauty of the world blossoming into spring each year, or watch the birth of our children. Nature works in endless cycles.
Death is just another part of our journey and we have a choice in how we view it, feel about it and travel through it to a place of freedom and peace.
As it is a journey into the unknown, and we are conditioned in our Western culture to be fearful, it is really beneficial to transcend through those feelings of fear and not be limited by them.
I work with people who are in the process of dying, to support them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, assisting them to a healing point of acceptance and a releasing journey of letting go of suffering and finding peace.
My work supports the person, and their close ones, at this important time of change and transition – a time which can be heavy with shock, confusion, denial, grief, fear and anger – a time where we need the most support but often feel we are very alone.
I also work with the close ones after their loss, to work through and support their grieving process.
"I first visited Rowena with my daughter after having seen a number of doctors and dermatologists who were unable to treat my daughter’s molluscum. After one treatment the molluscum started to respond and have now cleared completely. Rowena has also successfully worked with my daughter on a number of behavioural issues and we are finally tantrum free after six and a half years! We were so impressed with the results that my son and I also now see Rowena for a number of issues. With Rowena you get a caring, but professional approach. Her questioning is detailed and designed to get as much information as possible, so that you really feel she has listened and prescribed the best possible remedy. Even my cynical husband has to agree we are getting results."
“I have been attending Rowena’s clinic for some two years now and without her help and quite unbelievable persona and professionalism I could not have got through my menopause symptoms and other “women’s” problems. She is both articulate and understanding and listens without judging, but above all gets right to the “heart” of the problem and solves it. Thank you Rowena for being you and being there for me – you are sensational! I have shared your name with friends and colleagues."
“Dear Rowena, After our session today I could clearly see just how much progress I have made since we first met those months ago and how much you helped me – it is truly amazing, inspiring and utterly comforting to know that there are people like you out there that can make such wonderful things happen. Please accept my deepest gratitude for everything you have done for me. The journey could have been a scary roller coaster ride, no doubt, but you made it seem more like plain sailing, from day one. When I was coming to my first session I was a bit apprehensive I admit, but your open, warm and friendly personality put me at ease straight away – I felt I came home. And the rest is history! But before I go, I do want to thank you for one more amazing quality of yours. Many consultants nowadays promise results but don't necessarily deliver (I know this from personal experience) but with you it's a different story. When you told me I'll be ok and that you'll ensure that by being there for me, guiding me every step of the way until I'm ready to walk on my own – you meant it! For me, to be able to deliver such excellent service is simply priceless. Thank you for being one in a million and for being there for me!”
Counselling, Doulas, Homeopaths, Life Coaching, Mens Health, Natural Fertility Management, Womens Health