My journey to homeopathy

Like many homeopaths, I originally experienced the medicine as a patient.

I had gone to conventional medicine, and it had helped my symptoms, but I didn’t feel better enough.

Because I had an inquisitive brain, I felt there had to be another way. I went to see a homeopath, and the remedies made me feel properly well. It wasn’t just that my symptoms were gone.

I wasn’t just better, I was wholly well. It was like turning the clock back to a time before I was ill.

Homeopathy really helped me, and I really wanted to help other people too.

A bit about my education

To become a homeopath takes 4 years of study. I put in a lot of pre-study before starting, as I had 2 young children at the time. When they were a little older I was fortunate to attend The Homeopathy College in Birmingham, graduating with a Licentiate in Homeopathy in 2014. That enabled me to become a member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (ARH), a British professional organisation that supports and promotes a high standard of safe, effective homeopathic practice.

The ARH encourages its members to continue studying throughout their career, and I am currently involved in studying Human Chemistry, an advanced field of homeopathy. I gained a diploma in Human Chemistry in February 2018, and continue to learn, as it really does give me an extra toolkit to help my clients get the best results from their treatment.

Back in my pre-homeopath days I studied Maths and Operational Research at Salford University and got a 1st class honours degree. I loved Operational Research – it’s all about analysing how a system is working and looking for ways to improve it. That underpins my whole approach to homeopathy.

I really love figuring out what’s going on – I had enjoyed my work as an analyst in my twenties, but homeopathy is where my analytical brain has flourished. I now have a successful practise and am currently researching blood sugar.

In my spare time

When I’m not working or studying, I love to be outdoors. You’ll generally find me walking – I love the freedom of an open field or a mountainside, with my family or close friends.

I have a natural fear of all things fast and out of control, but I have embraced that in recent years and have taken up horse riding. I’ve had a go at skiing and paragliding too – I found both of those terrifying, but strangely I’m keen to do both again!

Charity

By coming to see me for your treatment you’ll also contribute to homeopathic treatment for children and mothers at outreach clinics in Africa. Some of these are on Maasai tribal land, where there is no access to medicine. Each year I aim to fund an outreach clinic for 1 week, where experienced homeopaths travel to where they are needed most. To find out more, visit www.homeopathyforhealthinafrica.org