Homeopath

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Homeopaths believe that you can use homeopathic remedies to stimulate the body to heal itself.

Average salary (a year)

Variable

Typical hours (a week)

41 to 43 variable

You could work

freelance / self-employed managing your own hours

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How to become a homeopath

You can get into this job through:

  • a course recognised by a homeopathy professional body

Volunteering

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

You can find a registered homeopath through the:

Other Routes

You could take a qualification recognised by one of the professional organisations for homeopathy.

There are short introductory courses to help you make sure a career in homeopathy is for you.

You could then move on to a foundation or undergraduate degree level, professional training course. These are are mostly studied part-time from 1 year for a foundation course, to between 2 and 4 years for professional training.

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

The Foundation qualification (LFHom) will give you an understanding of the principles of homeopathy.

The Advanced qualification (MFHom) allows regulated healthcare professionals to practice homeopathy alongside their healthcare specialism.

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Further information

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

What it takes

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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
  • active listening skills
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • knowledge of biology
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In this role you could:

  • discuss a client's symptoms and their lifestyle
  • explain remedies to clients
  • choose, prepare and give homeopathic remedies
  • keep client notes
  • give advice on healthy living
  • encourage clients to keep in touch with healthcare professionals
  • market and promote your service and do 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

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Career path and progression

Most homeopaths are self-employed. Some practice homeopathy alongside another career or healthcare role while building up a client base big enough to open their own practice.

You could take additional training in other complimentary therapies to add to the range of treatments you can offer.

With experience you could move into teaching homeopathic courses or research into its use. You could use your knowledge and experience to write articles or advice on complementary therapies.

You could work in the manufacture of homeopathic remedies and products.

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Courses In England

Access to HE: Science

  • Provider: ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
  • Start date: 27 September 2021
  • Location: Colchester

Access to Higher Education: Science

  • Provider: LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE
  • Start date: 06 September 2022
  • Location: Loughborough

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