Sara Turner

Sara's journey with flower essences began in the early 1980's following the early loss of her father, when she used essences to help her regain balance.  Since then she has worked and studied with flower essence producers from all over the world and is an Advanced Practitioner and Tutor Member of the BFVEA.  Sara is the producer of Moon Flower Essences and offers an accredited Diploma in Flower and Vibrational Medicine through her training school, Essentially Flowers.   She also has her own radio show called Nature Connections on Natural Health Radio.

Sara has an extensive teaching experience and is passionate about sharing the gifts of the nature kingdom as widely as possible and raising the profile and expertise of practitioners of this modality.

Committee responsibilities



Tel: 07725 609 873

Jan Stewart

Jan is a retired academic who has made and worked with flower essences since the 1960's.  She held the BFVEA Chair for eight years before becoming Chair of the Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners (COREP), the lead body for essence therapy.  Jan is also a Tutor Member and course moderator for the BFVEA and was for many years external examiner for the Garamia Foundation, Reiki, Reflexology, Massage and Aromatherapy courses.  In her spare time she enjoys water-colour painting, Tai Chi, reading, walking and writing.  Her products include wayside, woodland and tree moss essences plus a collection to help us face our shadows called Lighten our Darkness.

Committee Responsibilities

Disciplinary Officer


Tel: 07583 237 135




 Erik Pelham

Erik has worked with colour light and    energy his whole working life.  Born in India, he is the 4th of 7 children, coming to England when he was 12 years old.  He always loved colour and images and spent 17 years as a professional photographer based in Oxfordshire.  He had some very powerful spiritual experiences which changed the direction of his life in 1988 and in 1993 he came to work for Aura-Soma in Lincolnshire making colour therapeutic products.  Being strongly guided by Spirit he explored deeper and deeper into the Cosmic energies to his work on the Aura-Soma products.  He had worked extensively on flower essence energies at first and this gave a very good grounding and education into essences in general.  Sharing his insights into the Spiritual aspects of essences at world conferences gave Erik an opportunity to connect with world-wide essence producers and this further spurred on his own work on essences.

Committee responsibilities

International Chair

Tel: 075 8306 5760
PictureLesley Oates

Lesley is a qualified teacher and assessor, who has been a practising complementary and beauty therapist for over sixteen years. With ten years teaching experience in Further Education and Higher Education specialising in complementary therapies, Lesley also regularly runs workshops and a Reflexology Practitioner Continual Professional development group in Cornwall. Lesley is Education Officer and a tutor for the British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association (BFVEA) and a founder member of COREP (Confederation of Registered Essence Practitioners). Lesley is also recognised as a tutor member by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and a Reiki Master Teacher by FHT.

Lesley is a member of local dowsing groups and has been involved with the Carwynnen Quoit Sustainable Trust development project. Lesley works with the energy of Cornish Holy Wells and has created her own range of environment essences Holy Well Essences.

Committee responsibilities

Education Officer


Tel: 07753 349686

Dawn White

Dawn has worked with flower essences for over 15 years and often combines this healing module with other complementary therapies such as Reiki, Healing, massage and reflexology.  Visualisation and advanced healing techniques enhances the therapeutic benefits of flower essences bringing into the conscious mind the parts of  life that are not working making it easier to find answers to balancing the energies to make the changes necessary to live in harmony with yourself and others.

Committee Responsibilities

Practitioner Officer
Gathering Officer - Bookings and Admin
E-Newsletter Editor

: 079 46442002

Debbie Sellwood

Although I worked for many years in the IT industry, I always had a keen interest in complementary medicine particularly the link between the mind, body and one’s health.   My deep curiosity of why people behave the way they do, took me on to study Astrology.     After first using flower essences with myself and my family, this expanded further after completing a two year course in Vibrational Medicine with Clare Harvey.    I now work as a flower essence practitioner and a professional Astrologer.   Combining both my knowledge of astrology and flower essences resulted in writing my book, ‘Centaury for Virgo, Rock Rose for Pisces’ 

Committee responsibilities

BFVEA Secretary

Tel: 079 4082 1338

Helen Ward

Helen is an Advanced Practitioner member of the BFVEA and also a member of BAFEP.  She is the creator of the Guided Essences product range and is also an astrologer and channelling medium, working with spirit guides to provide written readings from the deepest level of soul for her clients. 

She is the Editor for  ESSENCE magazine and also authors the Cosmic Signpost for the BFVEA e-Newsletter.

Committee responsibilities

Membership Officer
ESSENCE magazine Editor
Cosmic Signpost


Tel:  01608 430899

Mobile:  07789 293939

White Hawk
Committee responsibilities

Gathering Officer  - Role 2 Event organising


Tel: 02089054614

Ronnie Williams

I’m an Advanced Practitioner member of BFVEA,- joining in 1999.

I developed an abiding passion for “alternative” medicine and natural healing in the 1970’s. In my twenties I had worked in public relations and marketing in London and Nottingham, so this was quite a change of direction. Introduced to the Bach Flower Remedies in 1979 by a healer-friend, I soon recognised their benefits and began sharing them with family and friends.

Qualifying as a healer and reflexologist in the 1980’s, and as a Reiki practitioner in the early 1990’s, some training days with Carol Rudd (a founder-member of BFVEA) strengthened my love of essences and in 1998 I completed practitioner and teacher training with Star Riparetti at Star Essences in Santa Barbara, USA. After teaching complementary therapies in adult and further education for many years I trained in EFT and am an enthusiastic tapper!

I share my love of flower and vibrational essences through my practice, and through talks and writing, which includes “Cosmic Signpost” for the BFVEA quarterly e.newsletter.

Recently I co-ordinated the International Essence Awareness Month.

Committee responsibilities

Advertising and promotion
IEAW Co-ordinator


Tel: 01457 853563

Chris Phillips
Committee responsibilities

Member without Portfolio


Tel: 07785790771