The Herbal Barge Clinic offers professional and confidential herbal medicine consultations.that can offer support and treatment strategies to people expereincing a wide range of health problems.

Follow the links below to find out more about what herbal medicine can treat,  what to expect from a consultation, details about pricing and about the pratitioner.

What can Herbal medicine treat?

Herbal medicine practitioners can treat almost any condition that patients might take to their doctor. Sometimes it will be an alternative and sometimes it will be an adjunct to conventional medicine.

What to expect from a consultation.

The first consultation may last up to two hours, so that a full case history can be elicited. You will be asked about your current symptoms, but also your previous medical history, previous and current medication, your general health, diet, and lifestyle. It is likely it will include a physical examination.


Consultations costs:

£60 for a first appointment

£40 for each follow up appointment

£35 for a follow up phone or skype consultation

£30 Low cost student training clinic first appointment

£20 Low cost student training clinic follow up appointment

Medicines cost extra and tend to work out to cost between £4 - £16 per week.



Herbal remedies may be given in the form of tinctures (plant preparations in alcohol), herbal teas, powders, capsules, pills, syrups, ointments or creams.

Some medicines are sourced from sustainable and ethical suppliers; others are hand made from plants harvested by the practitioner and helpers.


The Herbal Barge is owned and run by experienced medical herbalist, Melissa Ronaldson.

Melissa is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists; she qualified with a Bachelor of Science in Herbal Medicine in 2000 and has been in practice ever since.