Dr. Brian Kaplan is a qualified medical doctor specialising in Whole Person Medicine, Autogenic Training (a powerful relaxation technique) and Provocative Therapy, the use of reverse psychology and humour in brief psychotherapy and Classical Homeopathy
Whole Person Medicine includes the best of conventional medicine as well as holistic and naturopathic approaches which aim to encourage the body to heal itself. Learning to reduce stress dramatically with the powerful method of Autogenic Training is an important part of his vision of Whole Person Medicine.
In addressing the needs of the whole person, psychological issues are very important to Dr Kaplan. To help people improve their relationships, create new relationships and get more out of their work, he uses Provocative Therapy. This ultra-brief form of therapy or coaching provokes patients to come up with their own solutions to their issues - and enact them. Improved relationships may also contribute to improved physical health.
Brian became a doctor because he wanted to work with people and make them feel better – physically and psychologically. A six-year programme at medical school taught him a lot about medical science but working with people has been a life-time journey for him. He has studied Classical Homeopathy and written a book on the subject, The Homeopathic Conversation, (Natural Medicine Press 2001I)
Since qualifying as a doctor in 1980, Brian has continued to be passionate about learning about medical tools that empower people to get better and feel better about themselves.
International Practice: All initial consultations on video. Clinical examinations and blood tests will be arranged for your convenience.
- PROVOCATIVE THERAPY: The clinical use of humour and reverse psychology in brief counseling.
- COUNSELING: For individuals and couples.
- AUTOGENIC TRAINING: An effective form of deep relaxation that is helpful in all stress-related conditions and especially for insomnia.
- Whole Person Medicine: Integrating scientific medicine with holistic approaches.
- Autogenic Training: A powerful stress management technique.
- Provocative Therapy: Brief psychotherapy using Reverse Psychology and Humour.
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BCh 1980 University of the Witwatersrand
Registered with the General Medical Council
(GMC number 2558165)
Member of the British Autogenic Society
Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Dr Kaplan has helped me immensely. Working with him has been very worthwhile in terms of my general mental and physical well being. I can honestly say that if there were more doctors like him there would be healthier and happier people. We have used techniques such as Provocative Therapy and this has helped me to understand myself better, it has helped improve my personal relationships and has helped me to create a more relaxed environment at work. I feel less stressed, more relaxed and happier in myself. He has a way of making one feel very relaxed around him. He is very caring, compassionate and wise. He really understands people and how they tick and he goes above and beyond to help his clients. I would highly recommend.
Being a patient of Dr.Brian Kaplan since 1999, through homeopathic and provocative medicine consultations, I was able to find a better balance at all levels:physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I cannot thank enough all his integrity, wisdom, genuine care, humour,enthusiasm and all the kindness received.
Being a patient of Dr. Brian Kaplan since 1999, through Homeopathic and provocative medicine consultations, I was able to find a better balance at all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I cannot thank enough all his integrity, wisdom, genuine care, humour, enthusiasm and all the kindness received.
Brian has been our family Doctor since 1996. He has been amazing with all the family over many years. His caring manner and his wonderful knowledge of both conventional, homeopathic and holistic medicine makes him the best family doctor. His humour and kindness alone are a great therapy. We all feel very lucky to have met him.
Dr Brian Kaplan is an outstanding doctor and has helped me and my family on many occasions. For example he helped my daughter who suffered from eczema, sun allergy and asthma since childhood with homeopathic remedies and she is now fine. He treated her as a young child and now in her twenties she only occasionally needs to see him in order to get some remedies to boost her resistance. I myself had recently a prostate cancer operation and Dr Kaplan helped me very much with recovery after surgery. I overcame the after effects of the operation much faster with his help and homeopathic remedies. Due to Covid19 we recently conducted several zoom consultations that worked very well. Both my wife and son have also been patients of Dr Kaplan with very good results. Dr Kaplan is an excellent doctor and homeopath and has an outstanding understanding of holistic medicine. I fully trust his judgement and am not hesitating to recommend him to anyone.
Just a note to say a Big THANK YOU for your help in treating my migraine headaches. So far everything is going well. Thank you
I am so grateful to you for seeing my son. It has meant a lot to him and to me. Thank you for being so spontaneous and warm. My son was very impressed by your attitude and obviously what you said made a big impact on him. He is making a huge effort to come to terms with so much. Thank you so much for everything
Thank you very much for the great sessions, I believe I have achieved a lot through your support and patience. I very much appreciate your help!
One purpose of this note is (very belatedly) to express the thanks of my wife and I for your visit to her during her period in the Wellington Hospital. She was greatly cheered by your visit - a reaction of many benefits to her. Thank you
Thank you for your many years of tender care for my mother in law.
Thank you very much for your help & support this year, things are going really well for me pain decreasing, activities increasing. Thank you again
I can't thank you enough for your support and advice during my recent ordeal. It was such a comfort for myself and my mum as well to have you on the other end of the phone there past few days. Thank you
Thank you for everything! You were great :-)
Thank you so much for you time this morning. How wonderful having someone like you who listen to someone like me! Many thanks indeed
I was referred to see Dr Kaplan by my long-time GP and on the first session he immediately identified the underlying issue I needed help with, which I was not able to talk about. I have found my sessions to be very valuable and thought provoking to the point where I now attend a few times a year when I need to get "back on track". Dr Kaplan is a very caring and understanding therapist with a unique insight and knowledge in his field. I always feel incredibly supported whatever the reason for my visits
Dr Brian Kaplan has been our family doctor for the past 20 years. He is an excellent physician and homeopath. Dr Kaplan will always seek an answer to either physical or mental problems. He is a true holistic doctor. Mr Power
Brian is an exceptional physician, who is approachable and always listens carefully to what you have to say. He treats you as a real person rather than simply focusing on your symptoms, and always recommends a treatment or therapy that is right for you as an individual. He is a man of great integrity who is highly compassionate and cares about his patients, and in my experience, has often been able to solve health problems that other doctors have not been able to cure. I have known him for over 30 years and have no hesitation in recommending him.
I was fortunate to find Brian at a pretty difficult time in my life. Brian not only gave me the support and help that I so desperately needed to get through that chapter but I always left feeling that he absolutely always had my back. Once we’d navigated my emotional minefields, he worked tirelessly helping me find the tools within me to cope and master life in the future. He can be provocative but if you’re well versed in talking yourself into despair this is a brilliant way to begin to unpick the problem and see a new way forward. What I have learnt from him I will carry always and its turned my life around in a way I did not think possible.
For the last fifteen years I have been visiting Dr Kaplan once or twice a year whenever I am feeling “under the weather “, and somehow the consultation – which might range from symptoms to favourite poems – always seems to make me feel better, whether he prescribes some medicine or merely makes me realise I can improve my own health. As a perpetual worrier the autogenic course proved an enormous help too.
Brian has carefully nurtured our long-term therapeutic relationship. I will always value his kindness, insightfulness and wholehearted commitment to seeing me reach my potential.
In my experience of Dr Kaplan (as both a patient and the parent of a patient) I have found him extremely practical and thoughtful.
Brian kaplan is a genius , he has helped me so much, his approach combines humour with warmth and gives a real insight into the .journey and , development of the self ,Mark b
I find Dr Kaplan always very helpful and he always seems to find the most appropriate treatment for me.
Brian is a gifted therapist. He creates a warm & safe environment to open up in. He is astute at getting to the heart of a problem, and I feel I have made great strides in furthering my own personal life and goals under his care. I would highly recommend his practice.