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BSc Hons, MCCP, EHTPA, Dip Nutri
Internationally established, Julia is one of the UK’s most highly respected Medical Herbalists. Practising for over 20 years she has taught at the School of Herbal Medicine and East London and Westminster Universities, appeared on Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped, various radio programs and conferences, consulted for the WWF, Plantlife and Neal's Yard.
Julia contributed to Neal’s Yard latest published edition of ‘Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs’, and has recently been commissioned to write a practitioner’s guide to Lyme disease. Currently she is in the final stages of writing a book on women’s health, whilst continuing to make educational videos with Green Cuisine and lead her own workshops and courses.
Passionate about herbs, healing, conservation and sustainability, Julia applies sustainable and holistic principles in both her treatment and practice. As well as practising here at the Eastbourne Clinic of Natural Medicine, Julia works at the Albion Clinic in Brighton and alongside GP’s and other health professionals in Herstmonceux.
Her multi systemic approach to medicine and her extensive and ongoing research has enabled her to become a leading medical herbalist with a specialist knowledge in Women’s health and Lyme disease.
Julia holds an Honours degree in Herbal Medicine, is a Member of the College of Practitioners of Phototherapy (MCPP) and the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA) and has a diploma in Nutrition. She also founded Hedgehog Herbs, and co-founded the South Coast based environmental educational arts group Spectral Arts.
WORKING WITH JULIA
During your first consultation Julia will take details about your present situation, lifestyle, diet, any medication you may be taking and past medical history. She may also take your blood pressure and do a physical examination if needed. This takes approximately an hour, sometimes two for Lyme disease clients.
Julia will discuss appropriate treatment steps with you and then prepare a herbal treatment from her well stocked dispensary of over 300 medicinal plants. This is prepared at Julia’s dispensary at the Albion Clinic (based in Brighton) and then given to you. If the consultation is over the phone or via Skype she will post them to you by first class mail. The preparation, complete with clear instructions, may come in the form of a tincture, lotion, powder, capsule, cream or tea. All glass bottles are to be returned and recycled.
First consultation - 1 hour - £65
Follow-up consultations (2 to 4 weeks later) - half an hour - £45
Lyme disease consultation - 2 hours - £150
Follow-up - £70
What people say about Julia Behrens ...
"Julia Behrens is quite simply a miracle worker. I have been going to Julia for a number of years and each time I have just felt so much better in myself. Recently following an awful reaction to HRT I went as a last resort to Julia in the hope that she may make a small difference to my erratic moods brought about by being perimenopausal. Within just a few weeks I felt as if I was back to me and no longer at the mercy of rampaging hormones. Julia listens empathetically, and with a warmth that in itself is a tonic. As a therapist I regularly recommend Julia – she is a true gem of a woman."
"I have been seeing you for over three months now, for Lyme Disease. The first improvement, after 3-4 weeks, was the reduction in fever/chills and fatigue. This meant that I was able to 'get off the sofa' and start to resume normal life again. The herbs and the herbal tea have provided relief from the need to urinate 8-9 times a day; which has also helped me to sleep through the night. My sleep patterns are much improved. I am starting to feel less 'brain foggy' and more energised, as a result of taking your herbs, and this has taken the edge off my fears and helped me to stay positive and believe in my recovery. The detoxing methods which you have recommended have been key, as the liver and gall bladder have a lot to cope with when the lyme starts to leave the body. Thank you for your ongoing support."
"How fortunate we are in Eastbourne to have this gem of a clinic that offers a wide range of natural therapies and treatments."
Sara De Siena