Lucy is a qualified Naturopathic Herbalist and Iridologist, having studied for 5 years at The College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London.

Growing up Yorkshire fostered her appreciation for the natural environment, leading to her deep connection with plants and sharing many years of ‘potion making’ with her sister was the perfect foundation! 

With a background as a Cordon Bleu chef from The Tante Marie School of Cookery in 1989, Lucy gained diverse experience in London and abroad emphasising nutritious meals. An enthusiastic gardener for over 30 years, she has passionately tended to her garden, cultivating herbs and vegetables for her family and home apothecary.

Qualifying as a Yoga Instructor in 1997, Lucy taught in London for 4 years before moving to Sussex where she continues to teach a flowing vinyasa practice with a great emphasis on Yin yoga.

Lucy’s lifelong passion for Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy led her to pursue her dream of becoming a Herbalist. Expanding on her knowledge over the years with Neal’s Yard Remedies and later at The College of Naturopathic Medicine, integrating her beliefs and deeply ingrained principles.

Lucy predominantly uses Western herbs together with some Ayurvedic herbs to support a wide range of conditions which may be either acute or chronic, many of which respond well to Naturopathic and Herbal treatment:

  • Immune support – impaired immunity, regular colds/viruses; low energy; chronic fatigue; allergies and hayfever.
  • Digestive issues– IBS; allergies/food sensitivities; indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux. IBD; parasites; candida; leaky gut; constipation; regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Female reproductive conditions – PMS, menopause, hormonal imbalances, PCOS, endometriosis, fertility and pregnancy.
  • Emotional and stress support – anxiety, low mood, depression; chronic stress; tension headaches; sleeping difficulties; grief; panic attacks.
  • Respiratory conditions – coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, tonsillitis, asthma.
  • Cardiovascular complaints – high/low blood pressure, varicose veins, poor circulation, high cholesterol.
  • Skin conditions – acne, eczema, psoriasis.
  • Musculoskeletal issues – joint health, inflammation, sprains/strains, fractures, arthritis, rheumatism, gout.
  • Childrens’ health – immune system, allergies, anxiety, food sensitivities.
  • Male reproductive conditions – prostate health.
  • Urinary system support – cystitis, bladder weakness.

About your consultation:

Your initial consultation will be approximately 1hr 30 minutes, giving the opportunity to take a full case history, including details about your lifestyle, diet, emotional health and current state of well-being. Any medications and treatments you may be on will be taken into consideration.

In addition, Lucy will employ naturopathic diagnostic techniques (pulse-taking, tongue examination, and iridology) to further support the diagnosis, creating your individual herbal medicine prescription and naturopathic treatment plan.

Approximately 3-4 weeks later a follow-up appointment lasting 45 minutes will assess your progress and adjust treatments as needed. Subsequent monthly appointments will be scheduled based on the intensity and duration of your condition.

“After an in-depth consultation, Lucy prescribed specific tinctures, herbal teas and a tweak in lifestyle and I’ve never felt better. Heartfelt thanks to Lucy, for making all the difference(s). I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

“I am delighted to report my experience with Lucy Clare, a gifted herbalist who has made a welcome impact on my well-being. Suffering from persistent headaches and insomnia, I sought Lucy’s help, and the results were impressive. Lucy carefully assessed my condition and prescribed a personalized tincture that worked wonders in alleviating my headaches, and a tea for my sleep problems. The blend of herbs and natural ingredients she recommended showed a real understanding of holistic healing and a commitment to individualized care.”