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A homeopath believes they can use homeopathic remedies to kick-start the body’s natural healing process. Using complementary and alternative medicine, they look at underlying causes of illness and prescribe patients with substances based on their symptoms in order for the body to heal itself.

What does a Homeopath do?
A majority of homeopaths are self-employed, meaning they potentially focus on multiple job areas. General day-to-day responsibilities can include:

- Explaining remedies to clients
- Meeting patients for initial consultations and in-depth analysis of their health history and particular problems
- Advising patients on lifestyle matters, including diet, exercise, well-being and mental health
- Referring patients to different health practitioners
- Discussing a client's symptoms and their wider life
- Choosing, preparing and giving homeopathic remedies
- Monitoring and assessing the progress of patients
- Participating in health seminars and presentations related to promoting homeopathy within the medical community
- Instructing patients about the use and effects of particular remedies and respond to any queries they may have
- Keeping client notes
- Business administration
- Researching medical conditions and homeopathic remedies
Skills & interests required for a Homeopath
As a successful homeopath, you'll need the ability and confidence to promote and run a practice.

You'll also need strong intuition in order to choose the appropriate remedy, an open, non-judgemental approach, the ability to gain the trust of patients, in-depth knowledge of homeopathic remedies, knowledge of disease processes and medical conditions, marketing and business skills, sensitivity, maturity and ability to cope with the emotional demands of patient consultations, and well-developed interpersonal and listening skills for case-taking and patient management.

Other skills include:
- Analytical skills
- Business Strategy
- Communication
- Creativity
- Research skills
What hours does a Homeopath typically do?
Homeopaths tend to work standard office hours, 9am – 5pm, however flexibility is required to suit the needs of clients. Initial consultations normally take between one and two hours with following appointments lasting between 20 and 45 minutes.
What environment is a Homeopath based in?
A homeopath works on a one-to-one basis and can take place in any of the following locations:

- GP’s practice
- Private clinic
- Private practice within the community
- Own home
How much does a Homeopath travel?
There is minimal travel for homeopaths as they tend to only travel locally unless they are required to attend a conference to give a presentation, or for professional development.
How much does a Homeopath get paid?
Most homeopaths are self-employed so income is dependable on various factors, including hourly rate, number of clients, running costs and overheads.

Homeopaths generally charge between £35 an £100 for an initial consultation, plus the costs of medications. Follow-up sessions are typically half the cost as they're shorter.

Fees charged are depending on factors including location, for example London fees tend to be higher then everywhere else in the U.K.
Perks & benefits
There may be opportunities to work abroad in countries such as India, if desired.
What qualifications does a Homeopath need?
To establish a successful homeopathy practice or get hired by a private clinic it is recommended to complete an undergraduate course in homeopathy that is recognised by a professional body such as the Society of Homeopaths or Alliance of Registered Homeopaths.

For perspective b]homeopaths, who already have a medical training, it is advised to take a shorter course in homeopathy focusing specifically on treatments.

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