Bach Flower Therapy

Information about Bach Flower and Bach Flower Therapists

Bach Flower Therapy is named after Dr. Edward Bach, who pioneered its research and development in England in the 1930’s.
Dr. Bach believed our mental attitude played a part in maintaining health and in recovery from illness. There are 38 remedies in total, which can be taken in combination for whatever emotional state we find ourselves in.




Bach Flower Therapy is a part of alternative medicine used to help ease daily stress, address mild mood concerns, calm anxious feelings and help reduce frustration and anger. Remedies consist of water that has been infused with the essence of one of 38 different flowers. Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants. Dr Bach believed that Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants and they interact with patients help Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants. Dr Bach believed that the flower essences interact with patients by addressing the emotional responses to their illness.
The Remedy is added to a suitable drink to be taken four times a day with the aim of returning the patient to a positive, happy condition.

There are 38 original Bach Remedies classified in three categories:

The ‘twelve healers’: Agrimony, Centaury, Cerato, Chicory, Clematis, Gentian, Impatiens, Mimulus, Rock Rose, Scleranthus, Vervain, Water Violet

The ‘seven helpers’: Gorse, Heather, Oak, Olive, Rock Water, Vine, Wild Oat

The ‘second 19’: Aspen, Beech, Cherry Plum, Chestnut Bud, Crab Apple, Elm, Holly, Honeysuckle, Hornbeam, Larch, Mustard, Pine, Red Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Sweet Chestnut, Walnut, White Chestnut, Wild Rose, Willow

Each of these 38 remedies is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state, the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling.

Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face

Aspen – fear of unknown things

Beech – intolerance

Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’

Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions

Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way

Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes

Chicory – selfish, possessive love

Clematis – dreaming of the future without working in the present

Crab Apple – the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred

Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility

Gentian – discouragement after a setback

Gorse – hopelessness and despair

Heather – self-centredness and self-concern

Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy

Honeysuckle – living in the past

Hornbeam – tiredness at the thought of doing something

Impatiens – impatience

Larch – lack of confidence

Mimulus – fear of known things
Mustard – deep gloom for no reason

Oak – the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion

Olive – exhaustion following mental or physical effort

Pine – guilt

Red Chestnut – over-concern for the welfare of loved ones

Rock Rose – terror and fright

Rock Water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives

Star of Bethlehem – shock

Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain – over-enthusiasm

Vine – dominance and inflexibility

Walnut – protection from change and unwanted influences

Water Violet – pride and aloofness

White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life

Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow – self-pity and resentment




For details of  Bach Flower Therapists near you, use our Find a UK Therapist pages to locate a therapist in the  following areas:-

Bach Flower Therapy  Bedfordshire
Ampthill, Arlesey, Aspley Guise, Battlesden, Beadlow, Bedford, Beeston, Biggleswade, Dunstable, Flitwick, Kempston, Leighton Buzzard, Linslade, Luton,Shefford

Bach Flower Therapy Berkshire
Ascot, Bracknell, Crowthorne,Earley, Eton, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Sandhurst, Slough, Thatcham, Windsor, Wokingham, Woodley

Bach Flower Therapy Buckinghamshire
Amersham, Aylesbury, Bletchley, Botley, Buckingham, Chalfont Common,
Chalfont St. Peter, Chesham, Gerrard’s Cross. High Wycombe, Hyde Heath
Little Chalfont, Milton Keynes, Wolverton

Bach Flower Therapy Cambridgeshire
Aldreth, Ashley, Bretton, Cambridge, Eaton Socon, Ely, Huntingdon, March
Norman Cross, Peterborough, St Neots, St. Ives, Whittlesey, Wisbech

Bach Flower Therapy  Cheshire
Alsager, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Halton, Macclesfield, Northwich, Norton, Runcorn, Warrington, Widnes, Wilmslow, Winsford

Bach Flower Therapy Cleveland
Billingham, Brotton, Eston, Guisborough, Hartlepool, Ingleby Barwick, Loftus
Marske-by-the-Sea, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Seaton Carew
Skelton-in-Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby-on-Tees, Yarm

Bach Flower Therapy  Co. Durham
Annfield Plain, Billingham, Chester le Street, Consett, Darlington, Durham
Ferryhill, Hartlepool, Newton Aycliffe, Peterlee, Seaham, Sedgefield, Shildon
Stanley, Stockton on Tees

Bach Flower Therapy  Cornwall
Camborne, Redruth, St Austell, Truro, Penzance & Newlyn, Newquay, Saltash, Bodmin
Helston, St Ives

Bach Flower Therapy Cumbria
Abbeytown, Aikshaw, Aikton, Aldoth, Allerby, Allonby, Barrow in Furness
Bowness-on-Windermere, Carlisle, Isle of Walney, Kendal, Penrith, Ulverston
Whitehaven, Workington

Bach Flower Therapy Derbyshire
Alfreton, Belper, Bolsover,Buxton,Chesterfield,Creswell, Derby, Heanor, Ilkeston
Long Eaton, Matlock, Pinxton, Ripley, Staveley, Swadlincote

Bach Flower Therapy Devon
Barnstaple, Bideford, Devonport, Exeter, Exmouth, Ilfracombe, Newton Abbot, Paignton
Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Torbay, Torquay

Bach Flower Therapy Dorset
Ashley Heath, Bockhampton, Bournemouth, Bridport, Broadstone, Burton, Christchurch
Dorchester, Easton Ferndown, Oakley, Poole, Portland, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster

Bach Flower Therapy Essex
Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey, Chelmsford, Colchester
Grays Thurrock, Harlow, Loughton, South Benfleet, Southend on Sea, Wickford

Bach Flower Therapy Gloucestershire
Bishops Cleeve, Bath, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Chipping Sodbury, Churchdown
Cirencester, Dursley, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucester, Kingswood, Mangotsfield
Pillsbury, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Thornbury

Bach Flower Therapy (Gtr.) London
Central London, North London, South London, East London, West London
Barnet, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London
Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey
Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth Lewisham, Newham, Merton, Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth
Westminster

Bach Flower Therapy (Gr.) Manchester
Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Chadderton, Farnworth, Heywood, Middleton, Oldham
Radcliffe, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan

Bach Flower Therapists Hampshire
Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet, Gosport
Havant, Locks Heath, Portsmouth, Southampton, Totton, Waterlooville, WinchesterAcupuncturists

Bach Flower Therapists Herefordshire
Leominster, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Bromyard, Hereford

Bach Flower Therapists  Hertfordshire
Hertford, Hatfield, Hemel-Hempstead, Watford, Stevenage, St. Albans, Berkhamsted

Bach Flower Therapists Huntingdonshire
Huntingdon, Ramsey, St Ives, St Neots, Abbots Ripton, Abbotsley, Alconbury
Godmanchester, Grafham

Bach Flower Therapists Kent
Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay
Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, St Peters, Tunbridge Whtmells, Whitstable

Bach Flower Therapists Lancashire
Accrington, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Cleveleys. Lancaster, Leyland
Lytham St. Anne’s, Masefield, Morecambe, Nelson, Preston, Rossendale, Skelmersdale

Bach Flower Therapists Leicestershire
Ashby-de-la-zouch, Blaby, Coalville, Earl Shilton, Hinckley, Kegworth, Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Oakham, Shepshed, Syston, Wigston

Bach Flower Therapists Lincolnshire
Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grimsby, Hykeham, Lincoln, Louth
Market Deeping, North Hykeham, Scunthorpe, Shapcott, Skegness, Spalding, Stamford

Bach Flower Therapists Merseyside
Liverpool, Bootle, Southport, Wirral, Bebington, Birkenhead, Bootle, Crosby
Formby, Greasby, Heswall, Kirkby, Knowsley, Liverpool, Maghull
Prescot, Sefton, Southport, St Helens

Bach Flower Therapists Middlesex
Harrow, Enfield, Staines, Ealing, Potters Bar, Brentford, Eastcote, Edgware, Feltham
Hanworth, Harefield, Hayes, Hounslow, Isleworth, Northwood, Perivale, Ruislip
Ruislip Manor, Southall, Twickenham, Uxbridge, Wembley, West Drayton

Bach Flower Therapy Norfolk
Norwich, Thetford, Kings Lynn, Gt Yarmouth, Dereham, Ashill, Attleborough, Banham
Bawdeswell, Beachamwell, East Dereham, Hairston, Hellesdon, Sprowston, Thorpe St. Andrew
Wymondham

Bach Flower Therapy Northamptonshire
Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Cottingham, Daventry,
East Carlton, Great Oakley, Gretton, Irchester, Middleton, Rockingham, Rushden, Stanion

Bach Flower Therapy Northumberland
Alnwick, Morpeth, Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Acklington, Alnham, Alnmouth
Alwinton, Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth, Cramlington, Hartley, High Buston, Prudhoe

Bach Flower Therapists Nottinghamshire
Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Arnold, Beeston, Carlton, East Retford, Hucknall
Kirkby in Ashfield, Newark on Trent, Selston, Sutton in Ashfield, Underwood, West Bridgford

Bach Flower Therapy Oxfordshire
Oxford, Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Henley-on-Thames, Thame, Abingdon, Alkerton, Ambrosden
Carterton, Didcot, Hayford, Kidlington, North Hinksey, West Adderbury

Bach Flower Therapy Rutland
Oakham, Uppingham, Cottesmore, Wing, Ridlington

Bach Flower Therapy Shropshire
Ackleton, Acton Round, Albrighton, Bridgnorth, Dawley, Hadley, Lilleshall, Madeley
Newport, Oakengates, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Stirchley, Telford

Bach Flower Therapy Somerset
Bath, Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Weston-s-Mare, Burnham-on-sea, Chard, Clevedon
Frome, Highbridge, Keynsham, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Rockwell Green, Street

Bach Flower Therapy Staffordshire
Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Burntwood, Burton upon Trent, Chase Terrace
Chasetown, Hednesford, Kidsgrove, Littleworth, Newcastle under Lyme, Rugeley, Tamworth, Uttoxeter

Bach Flower Therapy Suffolk
Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Acton, Aldham, Alpheton, Beccles, Bungay, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Woodbridge

Bach Flower Therapy Surrey 
Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames, Wimbledon, Banstead, Epsom Esher
Great Bookham, Horsley, Leatherhead, Merstham, Runnymede, Staines, Sunbury, Surrey Heath
Walton on Thames, Weybridge

Bach Flower Therapy Sussex
Brighton, Chichester, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Bexhill
Crowborough, Hailsham, Hove, Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Portslade, Saltdean, Seaford
St Leonards, Uckfield, Aldwick, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham
Lancing, Littlehampton, North Lancing, Rustington, Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick

Bach Flower Therapy Tyne & Wear
Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Shields, South Shields, Birtley, Felling
Houghton le Spring, Jarrow, Longbenton, Newburn, Wallsend, Washington, West Boldon, Whitley Bay

Bach Flower Therapy Warwickshire
Warwick, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Alvecote, Ansley, Atherstone, Bedworth
Earlswood, Kenilworth, Kingswood, Leamington, Old Arley, Wood End

Bach Flower Therapy West Midlands
Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Bromwich, Solihull, Aldridge, Brierley Hill
Dudley, Halesowen, Acupuncturists inworth, Oldbury, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall

Bach Flower Therapy Wiltshire
Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Marlborough, Warminster, Aldbourne, All Cannings
Allington, Calne, Corsham, Devizes, Melksham, Westbury, Wootton Bassett

Bach Flower Therapy Worcestershire
Worcester, Kidderminster, Malvern, Evesham, Astley Cross, Blackwell, Blakebrook, Bromsgrove
Droitwich, Eardley, Great Malvern, Holy Cross, Redditch, Upper Catshill, Wythall

Bach Flower Therapy East Yorkshire
Hull, Beverley, Bridlington, Adlingfleet, Aike, Airmyn, Aldbrough, Allerthorpe, Anlaby Common
Arnold, Arram, Cottingham, Driffield, Goole, Hessle

Bach Flower Therapy North Yorkshire
York, Northallerton, Scarborough, Whitby, Harrogate, Catterick Camp, Eston, Knaresborough
Middlesbrough, Ratchford, Redcar, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, South Bank

Bach Flower Therapy South Yorkshire
Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham, Armthorpe, Bentley, Cudworth, Darton, Dearne
Ecclesfield, Goldthorpe, Grenside, Hoyland Nether, Wombwell

Bach Flower Therapy West Yorkshire
Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Halifax, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Wetherby, Batley, Brighouse
Castleford, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Guiseley, Keighley, Morley, Pudsey, Shipley