About Buttercross Natural Health Practice

The practice is managed by husband and wife team Valerie and Ken Dodson.

They 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

Valerie Dodson

A Registered Therapist and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, qualified nurse and midwife. Valerie 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 Dodson

Ken is a highly experienced and fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist and specialises in Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), life coaching, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Transformational Therapy.

He trained at the College of Transformational Therapy and also gained a practitioners certificate in NLP. Ken 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 is also a fully qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained a clinical diploma, training at Bristol Community Practice.


Our hours are from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday.

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