I 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.
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 Centre (link to Page please)
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.
What can I expect when I see a homeopath?
Using a holistic approach the homeopathic consultation and treatment differs from conventional medicine in that rather than focussing on a specific named disease/diagnosis all factors which have the potential to impact on health are taken into account, (lifestyle, environmental influences, stress factors, diet, medical history, sleep patterns, etc).
During a consultation you will receive a thorough assessment. You will be supported, listened to, treated with respect, empathy and without judgement. As a professional practitioner I am bound to adhere to a strict code of conduct and confidentiality.
Working on the homeopathic principle of “like cures like” homeopathic prescriptions are individually tailored to match as closely as possible all the symptoms you are suffering from, (eg if you are suffering from both asthma and eczema, and your symptoms are worse at a specific time of day or month of the year a homeopath will endeavour to try to find the closest prescription which incorporates all these factors.
You will not be asked to remove your clothing for invasive physical examinations. If you require a diagnosis for your condition you must contact your general practitioner or other health care professional.