is passionate about working with owners and their animals. She offers
a unique and truly holistic approach to animal wellness; assessing
everything (if needed) from environment, diet, tack (horses), to
social needs. A complete inside out experience. She looks forward to
working with clients who embrace this all-round approach, addressing
the root causes of any issues, rather than just treating symptoms.
This leads to lasting results and a healthier lifestyle. It is a true
partnership between the animal, owner and therapist.
What further sets her apart, Catherine provides a detailed report of the session and all advice given, and provides the owner with further recommendations.
IN PERSON (Mini 1hr £85 Full 2hrs £170) Full Zoopharmacognosy will include an Iridology Consult
Applied Zoopharmacognosy is the process of enabling animals to self-medicate on natural products (including herbs and essential oils). During a consult the animal is offered the natural remedies, and they are given the time to decide which ones they need at this point in time. The animals innately know which remedies they require to bring their mind and body back into balance. Captive animals are not able to seek out the natural remedies they would find in the wild, so this process enables us to bring nature to the animal; it gives the animal control over their own healing and nutrition as they would have had in the wild. It is a very bonding experience for animal and carer. During the consult, Catherine will offer your animal a selection of the natural remedies prioritised for their physical, emotional or behavioural needs and teaches the owner how to read their animal’s responses so that they can continue to work with their animal towards a sustainable healthy lifestyle change.
For an in person consult, the price includes all remedies consumed within the session. Horses must be in a stable for the in person consults. Click here for more info.
IN PERSON £85 per hour. Can be combined with a Mini Zoopharmacognosy or Red Light Therapy within 1 hour
DISTANT £85 per hour (Via Phone or Zoom)
Iridology is the science of analysing the delicate structures of the Iris (the coloured part of the eye). This ancient practice can be used as a nutritional guide and can detect a wealth of information that can assist an owner in making appropriate management decisions for their horse. Through doing this, Catherine will know where to start when offering remedies for self-selection, and what remedies might be appropriate for ongoing support and a healthier lifestyle for the animal once their immediate needs have been addressed. Often owners are unable to determine the root cause of a physical or behavioural problem. Iridology, which is completely non-invasive, and involves examining the animal’s eye with a torch & magnifying glass and taking high resolution photos, can often provide the missing link the information to inherited weaknesses / strengths, areas of inflammation or stress etc. to equip owners with the information to making lasting change in the health and happiness of their animal.
For an in person consult, the price includes all remedies consumed within the session. Horses must be in a stable.
For a distant consult, a high resolution close-up photograph of each eye must be provided via email prior to the session.
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RED LIGHT THERAPY (With ESSENTIAL OILS)
IN PERSON £85 per hour £45 per 30 mins e.g. Hyoid Balance / Pre Performance
Catherine uses Red Light Therapy (Photonic Red Light Torches and Red Light Therapy Pads), in conjunction with essential oils, for enhanced results to restore balance in the animal. Catherine is one of only a few Level 3 qualified practitioners globally. This non-invasive and gentle yet highly effective approach can be used on acupressure points and points of injury or pain to dramatically reduce pain and accelerate healing to achieve lasting results on both chronic and acute conditions. This is an excellent ‘structural’ support session for your horse.
Horses must be in a stable for the in person consults. Click here for more info.
IN PERSON £85 per hour
DISTANT £85 per hour (Via Phone or Zoom)
Animals obviously do not speak in the same way that humans do, but they are constantly trying to communicate with us. As most humans are not able to understand an animals attempt to communicate with them, the animal then has to employ more and more extreme methods, often ones that we humans see as ‘behavioural problems’ to try and make us listen! Over the ages many humans have lost their ability to communicate with animals using our feelings, however, we can re-learn this skill, and everyone has this innate ability.
A communication with your animal can help in many ways, including to uncover any missed signals for any issues your animal may have and make appropriate adjustments to yours and your animal’s lifestyle to ensure more understanding and healthy communication. Catherine will tune into the animal’s thoughts and feelings and relay these to the owner in human terms. This can give great insight into any physical or emotional issues. Animals are so sensitive to their humans and it can sometimes surprise owners to receive messages from their animals about themselves! This beautiful ability can lead to healing of both animal and owner, resulting in a much deeper bond.
For a distant consult, two photographs must be provided prior to the consult. One focusing straight on the face with the eyes on show and the second with the whole body. Photos must be as recent as possible, no older than one month (unless the animal has passed over).
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Included in IN PERSON Iridology, Zoopharmacognosy, Mini Zoopharmacognosy, Red Light Therapy
Catherine will undertake a physical examination testing certain acupoints and trigger points to detect if your horse is in any physical pain. This is included in all her in-person consults.
A 10% discount will be applied for 3 or more horses being seen in the same Consult.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS
Follow up appointments are normally one hour, or may also be done via Zoom or a conference call if general advice is needed. Calls are £45 for 30 minutes or £85 for 1 hour.
GENERAL TELEPHONE / ZOOM CONSULTS
By Popular request Catherine is now able to offer telephone or zoom consults at pre-arranged times, to advise on your animals general health and well-being issues for those unable to have a one to one consult. During a consult Catherine can advise on any issues that you may need help with, common consults include:
· Natural products to support particular health or behavioural issues;
· Advice on how to work with self-selection with your animal, with both herbs and essential oils;
· Life style, habitat / environmental enhancement advice;
· Holistic care to include diets relevant to species and particular health needs.
Calls are £45 for 30 minutes or £85 for 1 hour.
Once our call has been paid for and you have completed the consult form we will contact you to arrange a convenient time for the consult. After a phone consult customers will receive a discount code for 10% off their first order at www.naturallyanimals.co.uk for any products they may require.
Please note there is a 72 hour cancelation policy – any cancellations received less than 48 hours before your appointment will be subject to full charge.
Travel costs may apply (only 50p per mile after the first 10 miles free) – please provide yard address for a quotation. If the horse needs extra time for the consult this will be discussed with the owner at the time and additional charges will be made pro-rata at £85/hour
If having the Zoopharmacognosy or red light consult it is recommended that you do not ride or exercise your horse for the rest of the day after the session.
PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT CARRY HERBAL PRODUCTS WITH ME BUT EVERY CLIENT IS GIVEN A DISCOUNT CODE TO USE AT WWW.NATURALLYANIMALS.CO.UK WHICH ENTITLES THEM TO 10% OFF THEIR FIRST ORDER AFTER A CONSULT.
My name is Catherine Edwards.
I have a BSc in Biology, specialising in Animal Behaviour and Physiology, and an MBA.
I also have professional qualifications as follows:
· Diploma Equine Iridology
· Diploma Applied Zoopharmacognosy (all species)
· Red Light Therapy Level 3 Practitioner
· ACT 2 Animal Communicator
· CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
My real passion has always been animals, and I have owned my own horse(s), cats, dogs and guinea pigs for over 30 years. I have a keen interest in natural horsemanship and apply a holistic approach when working with horses, using a combination of Equine Iridology, Herbal Remedies, Zoopharmacognosy, Red Light Therapy, Animal Communication and a detailed knowledge of Equine Behaviour and Nutrition.
Having qualified as an Equine Iridologist with the world renowned Ellen Collinson I have built up an extensive knowledge in this area. I am continuing my professional development in this area through ongoing research, case study review with qualified peers and attending relevant courses as appropriate.
I work with a network of therapists, equine practitioners and vets and I am excited to share this journey with you.
Catherine Edwards - MBA, MSc (hons) Biology, Dip. Equine Iridology; Dip. Applied Zoopharmacognosy; Level 3 Red Light Therapy, CT2 Animal Communication
"Catherine came to visit the ponies at our rescue centre for the first time 2 years ago – we were already using herbs but Catherine has been able to greatly enhance our knowledge, skills and techniques. Catherine is amazing…so supportive and encouraging and happy to answer any questions you might have. It’s her knowledge, approach and combination of techniques which is so special! She has helped us with self- selection, iridology and red light therapy – a range of therapies to address and manage emotional issues, structural issues and physical challenges - all of which are critical to address as part of the rehabilitation process.
Iridology has been such a crucial tool
to understanding our ponies’ needs and keeping them healthy.
Catherine’s assessment and recommendations for getting our
management plans right for each pony means that now the laminitic
ponies who used to be kept off the grass for long periods of time in
the summer are back grazing on the same routine as our other
non-laminitic ponies. As long as we follow our management plan
we have no laminitis…this is such a gift…and beyond what I ever
thought we would achieve! It has helped us to now concentrate
on rehabbing more complex cases - we currently have a pony who would
be labelled as “Cushings” – the vet tests and iridology show
that his condition is not Cushings disease. In fact his
lymphatic system is the issue and we have been able to nutritionally
support him through these issues into a significantly improved state
of health that we can regularly reassess. We have been so
impressed that I am undertaking the iridology practitioner course
Thank you Catherine!
- Faye, Devon
"My 8 year old Appaloosa Ozzie has had physical issues since he was three when he was diagnosed with pedal osteitis. When he was six the seemingly 'genetic bad card' he had been handed had moved up to his SI joint causing a lot of pain. On my vets advice I waited until he was seven and a half before having him physically tested to see if his growth plates fusing would have made him safe to re-back. During this time he had really good nutrition to support him and was only walked out or shown in hand. Because I wasn’t sure whether he was out of pain or not and all of my horses had had glyphosate sprayed on them by a neighbouring farmer which made them very ill, I didn’t want to take any chances so I asked Catherine to come and do an iridology consult, self-selection (zoopharmacognosy), red light therapy and a structural assessment with him. She found a lot of markers in his eyes and recommended a vet check, which we did. The results of the iridology were very accurate, and it was great to see how he selected for what had been found with the iridology assessment. That resulted in me adding Manna probiotic and MSM to his natural organic diet. My vet recommended high dose Vitamin C and I supplemented all of the horses diet with self-selected herbs and oils. So far, Yarrow and Peppermint oil are popular and Turmeric, Seaweed, Barley Grass, Hawthorn berry, Rosehips and Fenugreek, they are all selecting these on a regular basis. Just because we are into the winter now, I decided to add in Naturally Animals Hedgerow mix, it has so many good things in that usually they can self-select from the hedgerows around their field. The vet came out to re-check Ozzie after 7 weeks of Vitamin C and several months of Manna, MSM and the self-selection, he is much better, heavier, shiny coat, his gums are not blue and yellow anymore, but a much healthier pale pink. I am hoping that this improvement will continue and I am very grateful that I have such a wonderful open minded vet, Catherine and Naturally Animals who found the problems in his eyes and provided Ozzie with top-grade herbs and supplements. He has also greatly benefited from Red Light Therapy and Mastersons."
- Auriol, Surrey
"Although we have used Catherine’s
herbs , oils and Manna Equine for 2 years now she came out to do a
full consult on our horse who was struggling with box rest and we
were struggling too. We had been through 4 months of stress at this
point and the more his box rest went on the more we couldn’t even
go in his stable to groom him as he was showing us, his owners, his
anger and frustration. Catherine selected herbs and oils for him
based on his own selection and he was so calm and well behaved
throughout . It was lovely to just spend 2 hours being able to be
around him! It has given us something positive to do when we come
down to the yard too as we can spend time grooming him now and then
doing the herbs and oils which he seems to love so helps to turn a
very difficult situation into a more positive interaction.
Most importantly Catherine helped me at the session ( mum , groom , financier and all round worrier, as this is my 16 year old daughter’s horse). I really can’t thank her enough for the help, advice and ideas that will help support us through this tricky time . We WILL get him through this and I SO look forward to seeing them back riding together next year . Enough said!
Thank you Catherine. Xx"
- Debbie, Berks