Homeopathy worked extremely well for me so I became more curious about how and why it worked. This led me to study for four years at the British School of Homeopathy in Bath, graduating in the summer of 2007. I am also a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths and adhere to their code of ethics and professional conduct. I currently work in clinics in Settle and Bentham and also work with Absolute Specialists who offer mindfulness training for therapists and stress management tools.
I have a background in science with a degree in Chemistry from Sussex University. After graduation, I worked in university chemistry and geology research laboratories for many years before discovering homeopathy. With my scientific mind, I wanted to see existing evidence supporting homeopathy and was reassured to find there are a huge number of research papers and studies which show it is an effective treatment.
I have a particular interest in working with people with a range of mental health issues and feel homeopathy has a huge amount to offer. When I lived in Bristol I ran a weekly homeopathy drop-in clinic for The Big Issue for their staff and homeless magazine vendors. At the same time I worked for the charity SANEon their telephone helpline and had a great deal of training in mental health counselling. As a result of this interest, a large proportion of the people I treat have come to me with problems such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and Post Traumatic Stress.
Every year I volunteer with the Travelling Homeopaths Collective who provide low cost homeopathy clinics at various festivals over the summer season. I usually work at Glastonbury and one or two local festivals.
In 2008 and 2009 I spent time in Kolkata in India doing a post graduate homeopathy course with Dr Subrata Banerjea. This was an amazing experience and you can see more about my Indian adventures on my blog.