Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Medical Herbalist
As a Medical Herbalist and Craniosacral Therapist, I see patients/clients, give talks and workshops, run occasional events and help companies with the development of herbal supplements.
My fascination with healing and natural medicine probably originated with my grandmother who had a liking for many things alternative. So, when a friend's mother told me that Lady's Mantle could be used for period pain, I was receptive to the information but, as I was studying for a science degree at the time, didn't follow it up immediately. The interest, however, did not go away and, after discovering that herbal medicine involved a lot of science, I decided to try out the practitioner course. It turned out to be a slippery slope and, sooner than I had anticipated, I found myself commited to a full-time career in complementary medicine.
I came across craniosacral therapy through several colleagues who were both herbalists and craniosacral therapists. I was very drawn to this way of working and ended up training with the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust. It seemed to combine very well with herbal medicine, and gave me another way to help people find health through their physical bodies.
Through all of my training I've studied medical sciences including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology, as well as the principles and practice of craniosacral therapy, herbal medicine and nutrition. I have been taught an understanding of the effects of combining herbs with conventional drugs.
I am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the Craniosacral Therapy Association. I abide by their strict codes of ethics and professional conduct and regularly attend postgraduate training.
Prior to natural medicine, I had obtained a Bachelor's Degree in microbiology and a Master's Degree in science (environmental resources management). I have also spent time as a manager and environmental mediator in the charity sector.
"In order to cure the human body, it is necessary to have a knowledge of the whole of things."