The BFVEA is headed by a committee of established and experienced essence practitioners, who freely give of their time and energy to guide and govern the association.

You can contact the BFVEA here, or you can contact each of the committee members as follows:


Bonny Casel ND, MAMH, MBSLM is the Chair of the BFVEA. Bonny is the founder and director of School of Natural Medicine UK, a BFVEA Tutor and course creator of Lifestyle Medicine for Self-Care. She is also a training provider for NHS hospital staff, guest lecturer, and speaks internationally with a focus on holistic pro-health care. 

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International Chair

Our International Chair Portfolio is currently vacant. The email is being monitored and any emails will be responded to by another member of the Committee

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Caroline Thomas currently serves as Treasurer and Data Control Officer to the BFVEA, and is a registered Pharmacy Technician. An Advanced Practitioner member with a specialism in animal essence therapy, she offers courses in both essences and crystal therapy for animals, has written several books on these subjects, developed the Scintilla essence range with Bailey Essences and also has released her own range, Dingle Essences.

Email the Treasurer

Email the Data Control Officer

Visit Caroline’s Website

Dingle Essences 


Sally Arthurs is currently the BFVEA Secretary. Sally is an Advanced Practitioner member and producer of the EeeShel Trinity Essences. Her work is based around helping people who are ready to dive deeper into their own personal healing or spiritual journey and supporting them to take their journey to the next level. 

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Membership Officer


Christine Martin is an aromatherapist and massage therapist with over 20 years experience, and is an Advanced Practitioner Member working in Sussex. Christine specializes in working with women as they face changes, supporting them with treatments, Essences, Essentials Oils, Reiki and experience.

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Practitioner Officer


Lucy Hunter is our Practitioner Officer and CPD officer and has been using natural and holistic therapies for over twenty years. She is an Advanced Practitioner Member and specialises in supporting people with natural, well-being solutions using essences, reflexology, reiki and rhythm of beauty seasonal skincare rituals.

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Gathering Officer and Webmaster

Dawn White is the Gathering Officer and Webmaster for the BFVEA. She has worked with flower essences for over 20 years and often combines this healing modality with other complementary therapies.

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Email the Webmaster

Friends Officer and Editor of ESSENCE Magazine

Helen F. Ward serves as both the Friends Officer and as the Editor of ESSENCE magazine. Creator of the Guided Essences, she is an Advanced Practitioner member, astrologer, and channelling medium.

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Email the Editorial Team

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Education Officer

Lesley Oates is the Education Officer for the BFVEA. She is an Advanced Practitioner and Tutor Member, a complementary and beauty therapist, and a qualified teacher and assessor, with over ten years’ experience in teaching therapies in both Further and Higher Education.

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Disciplinary Officer and COREP Chair

Jan Stewart is the Disciplinary Officer for the BFVEA and also the Chair of the Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners (COREP). She is a retired academic who has made and worked with flower essences since the 1960s. She is also a Tutor member and course meditator for the BFVEA. Jan is the producer of Stewart Essences.

Email the Disciplinary Officer

Email the COREP Chair

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E-Newsletter Editor

Linda is BFVEA E-newsletter editor, an Advanced Practitioner Member, Aromatherapist and Sound Healer. She is also the producer of Natural Magick and Celtic Moon Tree essences and the author of ‘Flower Essences Plain and Simple’.

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Promotions Officer

Emma is BFVEA Promotions Officer. Formerly trained in and pursued a career as a professional historian, Emma is now an Advanced Practitioner Member, with a Practice based in Dorset, UK. She is currently co-creating her essence range – Lucia Essences.

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Research officer IEAW Assistant disciplinary officer and BFVEA Course Assessor

Veronica (Ronnie) Williams is the IEAW Co-ordinator and occasional BFVEA course Assessor and supports the IEAW Officer.  She is an Advanced Practitioner Member and is also a holistic therapist working with , Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Email the Research Officer

Email the IEAW Officer

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COREP Secretary and              disciplinary officer

Debbie Sellwood is the COREP Secretary. She has held the previous committee positions – Treasurer, ESSENCE Editor and Secretary. An Advanced Practitioner member, Debbie is also a professional astrologer and author of “Centaury for Virgo, Rock Rose for Pisces”.

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IEAW Officer

Sharon Keenan is an Advanced Practitioner, Aromatherapist and Reflexologist. She is one of the tutors for the BFVEA accredited course ‘Essentially Flowers’, as well as a Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology. Sharon is also a Self-Help Practitioner and Emotional Resilience Trainer.

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Sara  is a former Chair of the BFVEA. Involved in flower essence therapy since the early 1980s, Sara is an Advanced Practitioner and Tutor Member, as well as the producer of Moon Flower Essences. She offers an accredited Diploma in Flower and Vibrational Medicine and is passionate about raising the profile and expertise of practitioners of this modality.

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If you are a BFVEA member and interested in serving on the committee, look out for vacancies in ESSENCE magazine or contact us.