Herbal Medicine (Western)
I am committed to herbal medicine, holistic health and supporting our body’s innate ability to heal. In consultations I work in a holistic way. I build an integrated, personal health picture and treatment plan incorporating information on diet and life style, mental wellbeing, medical history and a full enquiry into physical symptoms. A core principal of healing and well being is recognised here as the importance of owning responsibility for our own body and our own health; my endeavour is to support the individual in finding their path back to this intrinsic health.
My formal training in herbal medicine has followed from a near lifelong interest in the relationship between plants and herbal healing. My decision to undertake formal training came after 15 years as a teacher. I specialised in teaching Food Studies, Health and Well Being, predominantly to pupils with Special Educational Needs, including several years teaching within a Steiner based, Camphill Community. Understanding nutrition was central to my teaching and continues to guide my current herbal practise.
I undertook my herbal medicine training at Lincoln University. While the course was rooted in the practice of Western Herbal Medicine, it did incorporate extensive investigation of other healing traditions including Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Ayurvedic practice.
I have been fully qualified now for two years. In addition to consultation work at Neil’s Yard, I run herbal medicine making workshops, herb identification walks and make and sell my own range of herbal products.
Medical Herbalist, BSc (Hons)
Training undertaken at Lincoln University 2013-2016
National Institute of Herbal Medicine (Member)
Days at Neal’s Yard
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