Nikki Hawkes, Medical Herbalist, MNIMH, MCPP, Oakham

BSc. Hons (herbal medicine), PG.Dip (nutritional medicine)

Do you need help choosing the correct herbal remedies or supplements? Are you interested in working with a medical herbalist? I offer online consultations so that you can access my services from the comfort of your own home. I also have a herbal clinic in Oakham if you prefer an in-person appointment.

Have you ever felt that you are doing all the right things, yet you are still struggling with the same health problems? Would it help to have the guidance a herbal medicine specialist can provide? Are you looking for a qualified and experienced medical herbalist?

For over twenty years, I have been helping people with chronic health problems to rediscover their health and lost vitality with herbal remedies. Let me help you with guidance and support. I know you can transform your life with plant medicine!

  • Consider, what would it be like to be full of energy and vitality?
  • Find out what is holding you back from getting well?
  • Would you like to have a clear idea about what is causing your symptoms? And above all, which diet or herbal supplement will help?
  • Do you want to feel comfortable in your own body again and get back to the real you?
  • Wouldn't it be great to get rid of the ailments that are holding you back?

As an experienced medical herbalist, it's my pleasure to offer you an in-depth, one-to-one herbal consultation. Get in touch, and let's work together to find out what is holding you back from your optimal health.

Click the button below to book a free, no-obligation call with me.

Do you want answers to your health puzzle?

When I have a consultation with a new patient and ask about their medical history I am not only looking at their current concerns. Instead, we should take a more holistic view of health. What was the trigger for your present symptoms? What factors keep these symptoms going. In many cases, the only way to move forward is to find and address an underlying problem.

As a herbal and functional medicine therapist, I know the importance of a holistic approach. The root cause of your illness might not be apparent. For instance, if you have irritable bowel syndrome, there can be several factors to consider. Do you have an underlying recurrent infection? Could your digestion be better? Perhaps you want to find out why you have food cravings or bloating. Or, you want to understand which foods you can eat without being ill.

Are you already taking prescription drugs, but they don't make you feel better? Conventional medicine may suppress symptoms, but will it make you healthy again?

Some orthodox medicine can make you feel worse. For instance, many prescription drugs can deplete your body of nutrients or have other side effects.

If you have read this far, I know you are looking for something more than symptom management. Do you want natural solutions such as herbal medicine to bring vitality and ease back into your life? If so, then please reach out.

Experienced medical herbalist

Nikki Hawkes, Medical Herbalist BSc Hons, PG.Dip. MNIMH, MCPP, mGNC, mANP

For over twenty years, I have helped people to identify what triggers or perpetuates their symptoms. In clinical practice, I use a combination of herbal medicine, nutrition, supplements, and other natural remedies to help to improve your health and wellbeing. It can take time to resolve chronic ailments. But, I know that it is worth it to get your optimum health back.

As a medical herbalist, I understand that you want to feel like you used to and do what you used to do.

Are you ready to learn how to make the lifestyle and dietary changes that mean you can live a fuller life and feel like yourself again?

If this sounds like what you are looking for. If you would like to know more before you make up your mind. Why not book a free, no-obligation chat so that we can discuss how my methods might work for you.

What my patients say about me

"Having struggled with chronic heartburn for many years, I knew something in my diet needed to change but could not work it out for myself.  After a comprehensive intake process and initial consultation, Nikki suggested a low FODMAP diet, which I had previously avoided because it seemed too difficult.  With her support including meal plans and recipe recommendations, I adopted the diet and noticed an immediate difference..." 

"Great service, in a lovely relaxed setting.  I had a couple of acupuncture appointments for digestive issues, it worked wonders! I was given fantastic advice which I follow religiously..."

"There were times when I felt worry from certain symptoms and Nikki was only ever an email away to provide a reassuring ear and offer any advice that would help."

"After an extremely stressful period of my life, different acid suppressant drugs from the doctor and antibiotics, my tummy was in a terrible state, I had no joy from using pharmaceutical drugs to help get better and my body was saying enough was enough, I was very down about it and it was affecting my life, that's when I started to look into alternative support and found Nikki..."

"I still have contact with Nikki as I am not a 100% but she has taken me from being 2% of myself to 95% I have been able to get my life back, maintain a healthy weight and be happy again, I couldn't recommend Nikki highly enough she is a very supportive, professional and experienced herbalist who will tailor-make a plan to support your recovery and be by your side the entire way."

How I can help

Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Therapy

Following a thorough assessment of your current health, we will discuss a treatment plan that works for you. Optimal nutrition will usually form the cornerstone of your plan. However, with years of clinical experience, I know which herb or herbal product can help. As an experienced therapist, I know which medicinal plants to avoid if you take any medication from your doctor.


Acupuncture is a wonderful adjunct treatment to herbalism. They complement each other very well.

I find that acupuncture especially is a great way to promote relaxation and relieve stress. It can also improve your energy levels and help combat pain.

I offer acupuncture treatments in a comfortable atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.

Self-help programs

Currently, I am offering instant access to my Smooth & Soothe program at the incredible introductory price of just £49

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Nikki Hawkes, Medical Herbalist, MNIMH, MCPP

BSc.Hons (herbal medicine), PG.Dip (nutritional medicine)

Nikki Hawkes has an honours degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of Wales (College of Phytotherapy). Followed by a postgraduate diploma in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey. She is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH) and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (MCPP). Nikki is also a registered naturopath and acupuncturist.

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I am proud to be a NIMH herbalist. Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists MNIMH, the largest body of western herbal medicine practitioners in the UK.

Phytotherapist. Member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy MCPP, a professional herbalist membership organisation with the highest standards in herbal medicine practice.

Medical Herbalists, Approved to use the Herbmark symbol by the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners.

Member of the General Naturopathic Council. The GNC is the body that sets the standards for naturopaths in the UK.

Member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners.  The ANP is the leading professional association representing practitioners of naturopathy, such as naturopathic nutritionists, medical herbalists, homeopaths and acupuncturists.

I am not only an experienced medical herbalist and acupuncturist. Continually adding to my knowledge is important to me. So, I have trained with several institutions in functional medicine.

Here you can find out more about my clinical training and credentials.

In many ways, functional medicine principles are the same as those used in alternative medicine practices such as naturopathy and traditional herbal medicine. We are looking for the underlying causes of ill health, addressing perpetuating factors and nourishing the body and mind. As a herbal practitioner and functional medicine practitioner, ensuring adequate rest, purpose in life and social connection is vital for my patients.

Want to find out more; let's talk!

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Studied Women's Functional and Integrative Medicine Professional Training Program, at The New Medicine for Women Institute

Graduate of the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Course, with the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Completed the Advanced Diagnostics and Personalised Treatment Level One Course at the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine