Testimonials

"I first saw Donna as a practitioner with our 4-year old daughter. Seeing Donna was my last hope to improve our daughter's behavioural issues before going down the path of conventional medicine which surely would have resulted in the prescription of retalin or something similar.

Donna's case taking was very thorough, she was very patient and attentive. I never felt rushed along or like “just another client” . The difference the chosen remedy made on our daughter's behaviour was incredible! After this success I decided to see Donna for my own health issues. The remedies and Donna's support have made a huge difference.
It was and still is a long journey but I know I can count on Donna's backup and the follow up consultations are always very useful and helpful. I also joined two of Donna's courses (childhood illnesses and first aid) which were very informative. I learnt a lot and now use homoeopathic remedies for the whole family. I am sure, Donna put a lot of time and effort in to gaining all her knowledge but this alone doesn't make her an outstanding homoeopath.

She seems to have a gift to really listen to and to tune into people in order to find the underlying problem. She has got a very open, friendly personality and I am sure I am not the only one of her clients who is made feel welcome, listened to and safe in her consultations and in general. Donna sure is a great gain to our community and i can not thank her enough for what she has done for us. "

- E. R.

 

"I first met Donna Flavell through a homeopathic course she was running on childhood diseases and immunity.
Following the course I took both my children to see her for a homeopathic consultation to address a few small health issues. Donna has a very calming and friendly manner about her.  My children and I instantly felt at ease in her practice. 
Donna was very thorough in assessing my children to determine their homeopathic needs.  She  was always organised when we visited, having our notes ready, and being completely present, it made the appointments seamless.  Donna was happy to receive emails between appointments to answer any questions I had.
The changes in my children were almost miraculous, my eldest stopped wetting his bed, and my youngest child developed an assertive and confident nature allowing him to feel comfortable to play outside alone.
I have been so impressed with the results that we have seen from visiting Donna,  I have recommended her to many of my friends. The courses that Donna runs on basic homeopathic remedies and determining which remedy to use have been very useful.  I have come to feel quite comfortable in administering the remedies in all manner of situations.  I now think of homeopathic remedies before anything else in my first aid kit. It is fantastic that Donna is sharing her knowledge to make Homeopathy more accessible to us all I am looking forward to attending further courses."

- D.D.

"I met Donna in the middle of last year when I enrolled in her Introduction to Homeopathy course that was being run here in Mangawhai.  I found the course to be very informative and well put together.  Donna has an excellent approach to her students, she is knowledgeable, practical, approachable and was always willing to reword or give another example if someone was still unsure of something.  The course was a good length of time and many aspects of homeopathy were covered.  Since participating in the course homeopathy is now a part of our family’s go to.

In addition, when the course had finished I approached Donna about seeking my constitutional remedy.  I have suffered from chronic eczema on my hands for approximately 8 years and it was becoming a large issue in my life.  I really enjoyed the consultation with Donna.  She was very open, asked all the right questions to enable me to look closer at feelings I didn’t realise were having a significant impact on my life.  She was very thorough with her note taking and the direction she would help take the conversation. 

Since my constitutional remedy has been prescribed there has been a noticeable improvement in my hands and my general well being.  While it has not completely disappeared I have been able to consult with Donna at various times either with further sessions, phone conversations or general conversation when we have meet in the street.  At all of these times she has been supportive and helpful.

I feel that Donna is a fantastic homeopath who is passionate about what she does and sharing her knowledge with others.  I have not hesitated in recommending her to others I know both for her homeopath knowledge but also her counselling skills."

- A. M.

"I have been seeing Donna Flavell as my Homeopath for almost a year now.  Her case taking skills were very thorough and gentle. She covered every aspect of health to help analyse which constitutional remedy was for me. She had the right one first go and took time to explain to me more about my remedy. She also explained to me what to expect when taking the remedy i.e. Increase in symptoms before seeing decrease. In my case, the illnesses/symptoms I had been suffering my whole life had hugely decreased and became something I could manage and would not affect my every day to day life, as it had been. The follow up consultations further ensured we were on the right track to healing. The treatment was so effective; I have subsequently referred a number of other patients to her.

She shows utmost professionalism during clinic. This made me feel confident in trusting her. She builds strong rapport with patients quickly and shows genuine interest in the welfare of them. This is far superior to what most GP’s have with their patients. She made me feel safe and able to disclose the full picture of symptoms. She holds patient confidentiality to the highest standard, which further cements the patient/practitioner relationship.

I also attended two, 6 week courses (first aid/intro to homeopathy and childhood illnesses course). After each course I felt empowered to use homeopathy as a valid treatment for myself and my family. She taught us how to accurately case take and discover what remedy was needed. She provided information on alternatives to medical vaccinations, which have been so incredibly insightful. There is not much support out there for parents who choose not to vaccinate. This course has further developed my confidence, so that when my child naturally comes into contact with childhood illnesses, that I will be able to treat her and help her through the normal stages through it.  This and the first aid knowledge she taught us, is the type of knowledge that will last a life time and further ensure Homeopathy remains a valid choice for treatment of illness."

- A. G.

"I have attended 2 courses and consultations for 3 of my kids with Donna. The first course was a 7-week introduction to Homeopathy where we learned about common ailments and the use of Homeopathy in First Aid situations. The second 7-week course was on childhood diseases and the homeopathic alternative to immunization. I learned a lot and gained a lot of confidence in finding the right remedies for myself and for my family and had some great success stories since in treating my kids with homeopathy. Donna conducted the courses in a very professional and confident manner. She is very passionate about homeopathy and I got the feeling that she really knows what she is talking about. She is also very helpful and I know that I can just ring her up when I need an urgent remedy and she will have it ready for me within a day.  I can thoroughly recommend Donna to anyone who wants to use Homeopathy or wants to learn more about it."

- C. M.

"I first met Donna Flavell through a homeopathic course she was running on childhood diseases and immunity.
Following the course I took both my children to see her for a homeopathic consultation to address a few small health issues. Donna has a very calming and friendly manner about her.  My children and I instantly felt at ease in her practice. 
Donna was very thorough in assessing my children to determine their homeopathic needs.  She  was always organised when we visited, having our notes ready, and being completely present, it made the appointments seamless.  Donna was happy to receive emails between appointments to answer any questions I had.
The changes in my children were almost miraculous, my eldest stopped wetting his bed, and my youngest child developed an assertive and confident nature allowing him to feel comfortable to play outside alone.
I have been so impressed with the results that we have seen from visiting Donna,  I have recommended her to many of my friends. The courses that Donna runs on basic homeopathic remedies and determining which remedy to use have been very useful.  I have come to feel quite comfortable in administering the remedies in all manner of situations.  I now think of homeopathic remedies before anything else in my first aid kit. It is fantastic that Donna is sharing her knowledge to make Homeopathy more accessible to us all I am looking forward to attending further courses."

- D.D.

"I first had the pleasure of meeting Donna Flavell whilst attending an Introduction to Homeopathy  8 week course she was teaching  last year in 2011.

Before attending this course I had  been aware of Homeopathy for a number of years however had always felt overwhelmed by the number of remedies listed in books for the ailments  I had ever wished to use it for.  During this course Donna  made the basics of homeopathy much more understandable and  user friendly by teaching it in a fun, factual and interactive way. I left the course feeling so much more confident to use homeopathic remedies for everyday ailments for me and my family.

In June 2011 I went to see Donna  as a client which at first was for a specific illness/ailment which she treated me for in a very caring and understanding manner.  This then led on to me having a constitutional remedy which I can only describe as a life changing time for me.  Not only because of the effectiveness of the remedy I was given  but in the  way  that Donna took me through the process in order to ensure that the correct remedy was given . 

During this healing process I have found Donna to be extremely trustworthy and  have always felt very confident about confidentiality."

- F.

"I contacted Donna Flavell Dip. Hom (NZ).  I.C.Hom (NZ). AI. NC. Hort, late last year, regarding my daughter Anna. Anna was 14 months old at the time & was showing signs of distress more & more frequently, to the point where she was constantly banging her head against various objects & me when she was at the height of her distress.

Donna had been recommended by a friend who had taken her son for treatment earlier in the year .On the initial visit Donna came across as very competent; her manner made it very easy for both myself & Anna to relax completely in her presence, which I felt was a good start to the consultation. Donna explained to me how homeopathy worked; as this was my first time using this type of treatment. I found this helpful in my understanding of her methods. I never felt hurried in any way, which was reassuring to say the least. Donna asked me quite a variety of questions in order to establish a picture of Anna, often explaining why she was asking a particular question, which again I found very reassuring.

She then went on to recommend a remedy based on what I had told her about Anna, & she administered the remedy. I made a follow up appointment & drove home. That evening both my husband & myself noticed a dramatic change in Anna’ disposition, she was calm & relaxed & very happy in herself. We were so amazed by the huge change that I rang Donna to tell her that we were both delighted & relieved that she had made such a radical turnaround in such a short time. Neither of us could really believe that our little girl could be so much happier so quickly. On our next visit to Donna, she asked how everything was progressing, & I told her that we had noticed the old pattern creeping back in, Donna then explained how the remedy was working & how it would continue to work, she used some very clear analogies, which helped me to understand how the homeopathic remedy was working with Anna.

I left that consultation feeling very confident that the remedy that Donna had administered was going to have a permanent effect on Anna, & that has been the case. Donna seemed to have the ability to empathise with my situation immediately, & this helped greatly with my understanding & acceptance of what she does as a practitioner. She instilled confidence & trust very easily in the initial consultation, & her manner toward Anna & me helped greatly in my understanding of homeopathy. She has given us a beautiful & happy little girl & for that we are truly grateful."

- M. H.B.

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