About Buttercross Natural Health Practice

Welcome to Buttercross Natural Health Practice. The practice specialises in colon hydrotherapy (colonic irrigation), hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT, transformational therapy, reflexology, Reiki, food intolerance and candida testing, diet and nutrition.

Opening Times

Opening hours from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday.

The Owners

The owners are Valerie and Ken Dodson who manage the practice and carry out the treatments. They are passionate about helping people to make a difference to their lives and keen to build a trusting caring relationship.

Valerie is a Registered Therapist and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, qualified nurse and midwife. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science class one honours in Specialist Community Nursing and Health Care Practice.

Valerie trained at the National College of Colon Hydrotherapy gaining a Post Graduate Certificate with distinction. She is a member of the Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH) who are pleased to be supporting the work of the IBS network. She is also registered with the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) and is also a Reiki Master.

Valerie has successfully completed Diploma, Intermediate and Advanced courses in both the theory and practise of BER (Bio Electronic Regulatory) testing, incorporating food intolerance, vitamins, minerals, candida testing and complex Homeopathy. She has also successfully completed a Diploma in Diet and Nutrition being awarded a distinction. Valerie is also registered with Lorisian healthcare laboratory food intolerance testing services.

Ken is a fully qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained a clinical diploma, training at Bristol Community Practice.

Ken is also a fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist having trained at the College of Transformational Therapy, also gaining a certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming. He is a member of the Society for Transformational Therapy and registered with the Hypnotherapy Association. He is a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Ken has spent many years working with adults with learning disabilities, and their families, and has NVQ level 4 in Health and Social Care.

Their aim is to

  • provide specialist care and advice to support clients in improving their health and well being.

Valerie and Ken believe

  • each client is unique and should receive a high standard of care tailored to their individual needs
  • in being transparent, open and honest
  • in working in partnership with clients who should feel supported in improving their health and well being
  • each client should be able to access timely advice and support
  • each client should be safe in the knowledge that they are being cared for by appropriately qualified professionals