About me

A bit on my background

Hilary Fairclough

I decided to train as a homeopath because of my experience in the NHS. As a nurse I saw many people benefit from their treatment but many with chronic illnesses suffer from the toxic interactions and side-effects of conventional medicine. I thought that there had to be a system of medicine which promoted well-being and which took into account the experience of illness not just the physical symptoms produced. I found this medicine in Homeopathy – both the theory and practice of it fitted my own philosophy.  Of course before training I tried it myself for a long-standing health issue – and it worked!

I trained in homeopathy at the London College of Classical Homeopathy, qualifying in 1995.  I am a fully insured and registered member of the Society of Homeopaths and I undergo regular professional supervision. In March 2016 I was elected to be a Director of the Society of Homeopaths. The Society of Homeopaths is the main professional body representing homeopaths in the UK and it is a privilege to have been elected to represent its members and promote homeopathy nationally as a valuable and important complementary medicine.

Before training as a homeopath I gained a degree in sociology at Sheffield University then worked as a nurse in the NHS for 10 years specialising in community nursing, palliative cancer care and nurse lecturing. I trained as a bereavement counsellor with the Royal London Hospital Bereavement Service which was set up by Colin Murray Parkes, a psychiatrist there and the author of numerous books and publications on grief. Since qualifying as a homeopath I have set up two NHS Homeopathy Clinics and have run a private practice from various clinics in London, Penzance and more recently Brighton.

I was the Founder and Director of The Maun Homeopathy Project, a registered charity which provided free homeopathic outreach clinics for people living with HIV and AIDS in Maun, Botswana, from 2002-2018. In 2010 I received the Society of Homeopath’s “Outstanding Achievement Award” for my work in setting up and running this charity.

As a professional homeopath for over 25 years I have extensive experience in treating adults, children and babies with a wide range of physical and emotional problems. I draw on the experiences I gained both as a nurse, bereavement counsellor and my practice in Botswana. There I developed a system of homeopathic prescribing called the Triad Method for people living with complex health conditions – either chronic physical illness or deep emotional trauma. In 2015 I had a book, The Triad Method; treating complex cases from grassroots to clinic, published by the Winter Press.

I now divide my time between treating clients and being Assistant Director of the River School of Homeopathy, an exciting new homeopathic college based outside Oxford, at which I can share my experience and passion for the healing art of Homeopathy, and help to create the next generation of professional practitioners.

I practice homeopathy as a science and an art, drawing on both sound knowledge and intuition to make the right prescription for you. I also know that the process of coming to see me for the homeopathy consultation can be healing in itself – I provide a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable space in my clinics (or via Zoom, Skype or Phone) where you can talk about what is troubling you and be heard by me with compassion and insight.