How to become a homeopath

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • a course run by a private training organisation

University

You could take a qualification recognised by one of the professional organisations for homeopathy, like a degree in homeopathy.

Courses take 3 years full time or at least 4 years part time. All recognised programmes include supervised practice.

If you're a qualified healthcare professional like a doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist or midwife, you could take a postgraduate homeopathy course approved by the Faculty of Homeopathy

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including a science, for a degree
  • a degree in a relevant subject for postgraduate study

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Volunteering

You could do some work shadowing with a homeopath to find out more about homeopathy and how to get started.

Other Routes

You could study for a homeopathy diploma with a private training college. You'll usually need:

  • a desire to help others
  • relevant life experience
  • an interest in homeopathy

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Further information

You can get more details about a career in homeopathy through the following organisations:

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of health issues
  • knowledge of psychology
  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • the ability to read English
  • knowledge of biology
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

During a session, you might:

  • discuss a client's symptoms and their wider life
  • explain remedies to clients
  • choose, prepare and give homeopathic remedies
  • keep client notes
  • offer help with lifestyle issues and everyday stresses
  • encourage clients to keep in touch with healthcare professionals
  • business administration, if self-employed

Working environment

You could work in a therapy clinic, from home or at a client's home.

Career path and progression

With experience you could move into teaching homeopathic courses. You could also work in journalism, specialising in complementary therapies.

You may decide to work in the manufacture of homeopathic remedies and products.

Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

We can't find any apprenticeship vacancies in England for a homeopath right now.

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Courses In England

Science - Access to HE

  • Provider: THE CITY OF LIVERPOOL COLLEGE
  • Start date: 22 September 2020
  • Location: LIVERPOOL

QAA ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA (SCIENCE) (FL3)

  • Provider: HARTLEPOOL COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
  • Start date: 30 September 2020
  • Location: HARTLEPOOL

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