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Book a Herbal Consultation with Sara at The Tree of Life Centre, Hove

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

I offer one-to-one consultations at the beautiful Tree of Life Centre in Hove. The centre is an integrated health centre near the popular Poet's Corner area in Hove, not far from the sea. It is a tranquil oasis of calm with a beautiful Japanese Water Garden. The reception team are super friendly and you can enjoy a complimentary herbal tea while you wait for your consultation.


The initial consultation lasts approximately an hour, and in the comfort and tranquillity of one of the beautiful therapy rooms we will cover your health history, nutrition, and lifestyle. I may also do non-invasive physical examinations depending on presentation and symptoms, and what you are comfortable with. I will then write you a personalised treatment plan containing details of the herbs I am prescribing along with bespoke nutritional suggestions, suggested supplements and integrated advice.


After I have prescribed and formulated your herbs I deliver them to the Tree of Life, and you can collect them from the reception during opening hours.


We have a follow-up after three to four weeks, I then can prescribe longer courses of herbal medicines if necessary (up to 8 weeks if the protocol is working well and any hormone issues are becoming balanced.)

I'm offering 15% off initial consultations at the Tree of Life in April! Email me to book:


I also offer additional functional testing with laboratories. Please note that these are at an extra cost to the Initial Consultations.

Functional testing can help get us to the root cause of your symptoms more quickly. If necessary, I advise these after the initial consultation and will recommend the best test, appropriate to your symptoms. I feel it is best to select the most useful and specific test to get to the root cause of symptoms, rather than do lots of testing at the same time, and I then use this information to inform your treatment protocol and herbs in your prescription.

Here is a selection of functional tests, I use in my practice:

DUTCH Complete: hormone and adrenal test

DUTCH offers the most extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites. Additionally, an assessment of the daily (diurnal) pattern of free cortisol is included, along with melatonin (6-OHMS), 8-OHdG, and six organic acids.

GI 360: a complete gut health test

The GI-360 stool profile assesses 3 major areas of gut health:

  • Digestive function. Namely, your ability to digest protein, fats and carbohydrates.

  • Gut inflammation; Markers on this test assess inflammation in the gut and can be used to help differentiate between IBD; Inflammatory bowel disease and IBS Irritable bowel syndrome.

  • The Gut microbiome (organisms within the gut). Recent research has highlighted the important role that gut bacteria and their balance play, in not only digestive health but a whole array of different health concerns such as metabolic syndrome, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders and metabolic health and general wellness.

The Metabolmix Nutritional Evaluation from Genova A urine organic acid marker sample to:

  • Evaluate your overall nutritional status

  • Assesses the functional need for vitamins and minerals and antioxidants

  • Results come with clear, personalised recommendations for supplementation of

    • B-vitamins

    • Minerals

    • Digestive support

    • Fatty Acids

    • Amino Acids


  • Saliva add ons available to check for genetics

  • Finger prick blood test is available to check fatty acids.

Ready to get to the root of your health concerns and see long-lasting change? I'm offering 15% off initial consultations at the Tree of Life in April! Email me to book:


I offer Face-to-Face Consultations at the Tree of Life on:


9.50am to 2pm


9am to 2pm.


You can book directly online here

Or call or email reception: 01273 220159

I'm offering 15% off initial consultations at the Tree of Life in April! Email me directly to book/claim the discount:


Simon and Gaynor set the centre up over 10 years ago and it has expanded into a diverse integrated centre with other 50 other practitioners, a yoga and pilates studio and 10 beautifully appointed treatment rooms. The centre is expertly managed by by Donna and a super friendly and knowledgeable reception team (Minda, Lindsay, Carole and Gemma).


I have worked at the Tree of Life for over ten years and in that time built up a strong network of highly experienced practitioners to work with and refer patients to.

I work particularly closely and refer to practitioners specialising in other women's health specialities, such as

  • Frithe Johnson, Cranial Osteopath, specialising in women's health,

  • Soreh Levy Acupuncturist specializing in fertility support and women's health,

  • Yana Valcheva, Counselling and Abdominal Sacral massage.

  • Gaynor Roberts, owner and Osteopath, runs monthly women's circles.

  • Donna Valaskova, a Naturopathic Nutritionist, runs regular six-week health coaching programs.

  • Clara Zapata, Craniosacral Therapy, Advanced Reflexology, Flower Essences and Professional Hypnotherapy alongside Family Constellations work.

To book an initial consultation, or to enquire about specific functional testing, please contact the centre here or email me directly on

I am offering 15% off Initial Consultations at The Tree of Life in April - email me directly to claim!


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