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

Caroline Thomas

Caroline has been working with flower essences and animals for over 15 years. She initially qualified as a Bach Flower Practitioner and then as an Animal Bach Flower Practitioner via the Bach Flower Centre in Oxford and then at the Natural Animal Centre in Wales. .Caroline is a Registered Pharmacy Technician and manager at a busy Doctors surgery in Essex. She applies the same approach to her staff and patients and has filled her office with crystals and flowers, where many a time GP s who have popped in and have said that they can feel the calm loving energy. (Changing one GP at a time, is her mission)

Caroline has followed closely the works of Arthur Bailey, who was the founder and creator of the Bailey essences. She was fascinated by his down to earth approach and his scientific mind. He created many of the essences on the Ilkely moors and Caroline loved his passion for flower essences and the clever way that he created them. Caroline contacted the Bailey foundation and was given permission years ago to write a book about how they can help animals. To gather the needed evidence Caroline has tested the essences with over 100 dogs around the world. This year the Bailey foundation asked Caroline to develop a range of 7 combination essences called the Scintilla Range for specific animal behaviours, both were launched in

Caroline has written 2 fully insurable online practitioner courses for Animal Bach Flower and Crystal therapy and has an online academy, which allows her students to study with her via Skype and Facebook. In her spare time Caroline makes candles and holistic animal healing pendants and collars for dogs and cats and also rhythm beads for horses. Caroline has been happily married for over 25 years and has two sons, two Spaniels and two cats.

Committee responsibilities

BFVEA Secretary


Tel: No. 07904280264

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

Ronnie Williams

I was first introduced to the Bach Flower Remedies in the late 1970's, using them successfully for myself, family and friends. I trained in healing, reflexology, Reiki and vibrational medicine during the 1980's and 1990's, and later in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), teaching with a holistic approach in Adult and Further Education for many years.

I joined the BFVEA in 1999 and am an Advanced Practitioner Member.

I co-ordinate International Essence Awareness Week (IEAW) and, with Sara Turner and Erik Pelham, help with Advertising & Promotion.

I write for ESSENCE magazine and run occasional workshops, also creating mandalas for peace and relaxation. I live and work in the High Peak of Derbyshire surrounded by the hills, dales and watery places of this lovely area.

Committee responsibilities

Advertising and promotion
IEAW Co-ordinator


Tel: 01457 853563

Heather K Veitch
Heather is a Coach, Flower & Vibrational Essence Therapist, Spiritual Companion, and writer living in the Peak District of Derbyshire, UK.  She believes in the power of nature to offer us opportunities for healing and change, and to bring us back to ourselves.  A firm believer in the innate ability for everyone to be the best version of themselves, she works with individuals who are exploring creativity, spirituality, and inner leadership.  You can find Heather online at

Committee responsibilities

Member without Portfolio


Chris Phillips
Committee responsibilities

Data Controller


Tel: 07785790771