My name is Esther Ritmeester, I am a qualified and registered Classical homeopath in New Zealand. I graduated with honours in 2012 and have been in practice since then.
Though I was trained in Classical Homeopathy and predominantly work in this way; I am practical in approach in order to cater to my client’s needs and draw on other methods if required to achieve the best result for them.
I am originally from the Netherlands and came to New Zealand in 1993. I have a background in nursing, parenting, home educating and dairy farming.
My earliest encounter with the wonders of homeopathy was as a young mum; when my first baby suffered with colic and caused us many endless sleepless nights. One dose of a homeopathic remedy solved that problem and that truly felt like a miracle to me at the time. From then on homeopathy grew to be an important part of our family life and how we attend to our health. I loved the way it made me independent and gave me the tools to support my loved ones through many accidents and acute situations that always seem to happen when doctor’s offices are closed.
On our dairy farm our herd of cows, our pets and many rescue animals were naturally supported with Homeopathic remedies also. This much reduced the need for after hour vet call outs and expensive medications. I have great love for animals and offer Homeopathic consults for any pets or farm animals that need help.
Apart from being a homeopath I enjoy life as a wife, mother and Oma. I find relaxation in being in nature and in homely things. I am an avid fibre crafter and spin and knit my own wool. I enjoy reading, cooking and baking.
Grief and depression
Unprocessed, long time grief or traumatic loss is an underlying cause of compromised health for many of my clients. From personal experience I understand the impact grief can have. Homeopathy has the ability to gently encourage the process of healing this trauma. It offers the possibility to again embrace a joyous life from an overall more balanced state of health.
Restless leg syndrome
Personal experience has led me to interest in helping those living with this issue. It seems many people are silently suffering with this horrible condition and there is so little conventional medicine has to offer. Homeopathy can offer much support here and has the potential to reduce the restlessness and the impact of exhaustion on daily functioning and mental health thus improving Quality of life.
I am presently conducting a study in this field in order to develop a greater understanding of the scope of homeopathy for those experiencing this issue and in order to serve my clients even better.
From my nursing years I have retained a soft spot for Senior Health. I just love working with the older generation and to help in maintaining quality of life and dignity in the latter years. Many of this generation struggle with grief, loneliness, failing health or body functions and side effects of medication use. I have experience in the care for those in the end stages of life and know Homeopathy can bring peace, calm and ease in this situation and the grief resulting.
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Do I need to have remedies at home?
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How do I pay for a consultation?
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An acute (15min consult is £35/$45/€40)
or if the problem has been occuring for longer than a month and you need :
A full consultation (90 min consult £130/$180/€150).
The homeopath will either take payment on a credit/debit card or will forward you a PayPal invoice.
Does the fee include remedies?
No, the homeopath will send you a prescription by email with advise on where to purchase the remedies needed.
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