I have been practicing as a Medical Herbalist since qualifying in 2002, first at Napiers and later at Thuja in Morningside before joining Neal's Yard Remedies is 2012. During my early years of training, I also worked in both the dispensary and clinic reception at Napiers. I am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.Since qualifying, I have also pursued my other love of teaching through being a tutor at the college of Phytotherapy, and as a lecturer on the Herbal Medicine course at Napier University; encouraging herbal students to become fully fledged Herbalists. I have followed this through with being a Mentor of newly qualified Herbalists with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
In my many years of practice, I have seen hundreds of clients with varied conditions. My clients have ranged from the very young to the very old. While giving support with herbs for many different situations, I have a particular interest in female health - looking at PMS, menopause and menstrual cycle related issues.
Initially trained as a Scientist, I have always been fascinated with health and the interactions of modern lifestyle on the individual's well being. Being of a more mature age when I came into Herbal Medicine, I feel that as well as an understanding of health and herbs I have had some of the experiences that life throws at you, which benefits the client. On a personal note I absolutely love cats and share my home with three!
Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH)
BSc (Hons) Phytotherapy. University of Wales (2002)
PhD (Respiratory Medicine). University of Edinburgh (1994)
MSc Toxicology - R.P.M.S. University of London (1986)
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry. Heriot-Watt University (1985)
First Aid Certificate in Mental Health