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:

BFVEA Chair,

Friends Officer and Editor of ESSENCE Magazine

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

Email BFVEA Chair

Email Essence Editor

Email the Friends Officer

Visit Helen’s Website

BFVEA Secretary



Pete Wayne is the BFVEA Secretary. He is an Advanced Practitioner having worked with Flower Essences for many years and also works with other healing modalities such as Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Past Life Regression. Away from healing, Pete is a partner in several businesses and enjoys the outdoor life whether hills and mountains, wild coastlines, or the organic garden. 

Email the Secretary

Email the Webmaster

BFVEA Treasurer


Howard G Ward BA (Hons) FCCA is a qualified Accountant and the BFVEA Treasurer for the BFVEA whose experience spans over twenty-five years. Qualified within a top five Accountancy firm performing company audits before moving into industry as a Group Finance Director and more recently working as a self-employed portfolio Finance Director. 

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 Membership officer

Naoko Edwards is an Advanced Practitioner and the Membership Secretary for the BFVEA.  She is Japanese and has been living in The United Kingdom since 2003. Her other interests are nature, animals, the universe, her allotment (growing organic vegetables and fruits), simple lifestyle and lovely, reflective moments celebrating all of the above. She has been studying and practicing several spiritual methods, including complementary therapies, over twenty years and she is always enthusiastic about subjects related to spiritual growth.:

Email the Membership Officer

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Interim Practitioner Officer


Abigail David lives and works in Somerset, an Advanced Flower Essence Practitioner who graduated from the Chalice Well Flower Essence Course. She runs a complementary therapy business, ‘Unfold and Shine’ which in addition to flower essences offers energy healing modalities and fitness instruction. Abigail has worked for many years in various places worldwide in the International Development arena, and currently runs a business consultancy.

Email: Practitioner Officer

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Hello, I am Cheryl Fryers, Advanced Flower Essence Practitioner, English Teacher (PGCE) and psychic medium. I live in East Sussex on the edge of a protected Ancient Wood a few miles from the coast with two of my four children and two black cats and a kitten. I work both as an English teacher and a Flower Essence Practitioner and producer. I run spiritual courses and am qualified in many healing modalities. I have a very special interest in helping women through all stages of their life from maiden to crone and I have an affinity with the birth and death cycle.

Email the Education Officer

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corep chair & corep disciplinary officer, bfvea research officer, AND COURSE MEDIATOR

Jan Stewart is a former BFVEA Chair who now represents the Association as Chair and Disciplinary Officer of COREP (the Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners).  She is a retired academic who has made and worked with flower essences since the 1960’s.  She is also a Tutor Member and Research Officer of the BFVEA as well as the producer of Stewart Essences. 

Email the COREP Chair

Email the COREP Disciplinary Officer

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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.