Please search the BFVEA Practitioner Directory for a practitioner in your area and also read ‘Why consult a BFVEA practitioner’ below. For your information, BFVEA UK practitioners are continually updated with the latest legislation in essence therapy. They also adhere to regulations set by COREP, The Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners and the UK Lead Body and Professional Council for essence therapy.  COREP is recognised by the GRCCT (General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapists) and sets guidelines for minimum content for essence practitioner training courses. It is a collaboration between the BFVEA and The Bach Centre, the two main professional bodies in the UK involved with essence therapy. 
To practice Flower Essence therapy (solely or as an adjunct to another complementary modality), a practitioner must have adequate training and belong to a register.  Additionally, they must be insured*, work to a Code of Conduct and undertake CPD (continuing professional development).  
Advanced Practitioners have completed a BFVEA compliant course or have undertaken further training in order to upgrade from Practitioner status. All other Practitioners have either completed a non-compliant course, which met BFVEA minimum content, or they have gained experience and training which complies with BFVEA minimum standards.   

*Please note that for overseas members, insurance may not always available in their country of residence.


Essences provide an excellent self-help therapy, and, for simple solutions, self-administering is ideal. However, the choice of essences is vast, which can make it confusing when trying to select an essence for oneself. Also, if you attempt to address profound or complex issues with essences, it can be difficult to know just where to start. In these situations, you are advised to book an appointment with a qualified practitioner, where you can benefit from an objective view of your situation or issue and their expertise and wide range of flower essences to choose from.

The way in which practitioners work may vary slightly, according to their training, certain methods they may have adopted over time, other modalities they work with and their experiences with clients. In order to be able to help you, a practitioner needs to fully appreciate your specific situation or issue, so will need to ask you several questions in order to complete a case history form. In addition to utilising their vast knowledge of essences, some practitioners may work with kinesiology, dowsing or other intuitive means, to choose the essences specifically for you. Practitioners create tailor-made bottles for their clients. These may consist of drops from either a single bottle of stock essence or a combination of drops from several different stock essences.

Read also what to expect in an essence therapy consultation with a BFVEA practitioner.