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Naturopath

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Naturopaths believe that the body has the power to heal itself, and that illness can be treated without using drugs or surgery. They look at the body as a whole when prescribing treatment to their patients, taking into account their general health, diet, psychological condition and lifestyle.

The Work

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Pay

Most naturopaths are self-employed or work on a freelance basis so their earnings will vary. They normally charge a sessional rate of £50 up to £80 for each initial one-hour session and up to £45 to £55 for half-hour follow-up session. Naturopaths who have established a successful reputation sometimes charge more.

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Getting In

You usually start by working as an assistant to an established naturopath. Most naturopaths run their own businesses.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1957
2.1 %
RISE
2023
1998
  United Kingdom
2018
23888
2.7 %
RISE
2023
24523

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tel: 020 7435 6464
E-mail: info@bcom.ac.uk
Website: http://www.bcom.ac.uk/
Twitter: @OfficialBCOM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishCollegeOfOsteopathicMedicine

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine offers courses in naturopathy as well as in osteopathy.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Tel: 020 3668 0406
E-mail: info@cnhc.org.uk
Website: https://www.cnhc.org.uk/
Twitter: @CNHC_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Complementary-Natural-Healthcare-Council-CNHC-522039644528920/

General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN)
Tel: 01458 840072
Website: http://gcrn.org.uk
Twitter: @BNJ_latest
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GCRN.BNA/

Skills for Health
Tel: 0207 388 8800
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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Health and Medicine

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