About me

Portrait of me opI first discovered homeopathic medicine approximately 26 years ago on recommendation from a friend when my daughter was suffering from recurrent infections and I was feeling at the end of my tether so started to explore options in addition to repeated antibiotic prescriptions.  I was so impressed by the improvement in my daughter’s health after she had visited a homeopath that I made an appointment myself and was astonished by the improvement in my health following treatment for mobility issues, digestive problems and hay fever.

When the opportunity arose to study homeopathic medicine I was absolutely delighted, having always been attracted to wildlife, nature and interested in a natural, environmentally friendly approach to healing without the side effects of conventional medicine.  I received a high standard of tuition in classical homeopathy with clinical experience during 4 years of training at the award winning British School of Homeopathy

My passion and enthusiasm for homeopathy continues to grow and in November 2013 I resigned from my position within the NHS where I had been employed for many years to allow time to focus fully on building my homeopathy practice.   Coming from an NHS background I am fully aware of the importance and benefits of working in collaboration with general practitioners, health practitioners and other therapists to complement the care that offered and am keen to encourage integrative working where appropriate.

Because I am particularly interested in supporting people where emotional issues; stress and trauma have impacted upon physical health I undertook a placement at the Step by Step homeopathic clinic in Bristol in 2011 where I gained experience in working with people with a diversity of mental health conditions.

I am a fully trained and registered CEASE practitioner. CEASE therapy was developed by Dr Tinus Smits as a form of homeopathy combined with orthomolecular support for use on children on the Autistic spectrum.

I first observed the benefits of using flower essences alongside homeopathy following recommendation from a friend when my daughter was competing at a high level on her horse and stress levels were high.

Flower essences can safely be used to compliment the homeopathic prescription. To further my knowledge of the use of flower essences I have undertaken Bach Flower for Homeopaths training and will often recommend essences to complement the homeopathic prescription.  I volunteer at the Flower Essence Resource which has been set up by Dr Tressider and is held at Orchard Osteopaths in Chard.

I attend as many training courses and CPD events as possible to keep myself up to date with current practice and continue my learning including:

  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • CEASE Therapy
  • Eating disorders
  • Hormones and the Endocrine System
  • Homeopathic treatment for the elderly
  • Women’s Development Unlimited business support group
  • I have an Open University qualification in Health and Social Care.

I am proud to be a member of the The Society of Homeopaths (RSHom).  I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.  The Society of Homeopaths is the largest professional governing body for homeopaths within the UK with a strict criteria of membership.  Members are all trained to a high standard and are bound to adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice.

Friends and colleagues describe me as being calm, well-grounded, open minded, genuine and sincere. I am a proud mother and grandmother and in my spare time enjoy spending time with my family and menagerie of animals; exploring the countryside on my horse or the coastline by boat.

The past 18 months have been very busy:   I have attended the Dream-A-Way charity May Makeover and Sizzling Summer makeover/wellbeing events at Woodbury Park Golf Club. I have joined the Blackdown Hills Business Association, and together with other therapists working within the Blackdown Hills we have formed the “Blackdown Hills Health Collective” a professional group of therapists who feel passionately about enhancing the health and wellbeing of people living within the Blackdown Hills and beyond. As a member of the Blackdown Health Collective we promoted health and wellbeing at the Honiton Agricultural Show 2013 .

In 2014 I  have offered homeopathic advice at the May Makeover and Wellbeing Event in aid of Dream-A-Way Charity, Woodbury Park  Golf Club, Exeter in May 2014; at the Holistic Fayre at Taunton Castle Hotel , June 2014 , Axminster Health and Wellbeing Exhibition in September and participated with a colleague in a talk to the local group of parents of children with ADHD.

I have  donated free consultations to raise funds in support of the following local charities:  Dream-A-Way Charity; Friends of the Beehive, Micro & Anophthalmic Children’s Society and St Margaret’s Hospice.

I feel passionately that homeopathy, as well as other complementary therapies, are options that everybody should be made aware of and  encourage people not to be influenced by the anti-homeopathy propaganda which is currently being lobbied not to be dissuaded from  undertaking your own research and I suggest you talk to others who have received homeopathic treatment so that you can make an informed and balanced decision regarding your health and wellbeing.  (From a very personal perspective I would not have devoted 4 years of my time and money to study or resign from a safe and secure career within the NHS if I did not feel passionately about the potential effectiveness of homeopathy for a wide range of conditions).

I believe that homeopathy should be accessible to all, regardless of income and therefore offer substantial concessions to people on a low income at a monthly low cost clinic.