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I am passionate about empowering my patients to regain control of their health using natural medicine in combination with dietary and lifestyle support.

My degree in Herbal Medicine incorporated years of training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, 

pharmaceutical medicine, botany, biochemistry,

diagnostic skills and the science and tradition of herbal medicine. 

I have a particular interest in women's health and supporting women through menopause and peri-menopause.

My previous career as a journalist and documentary film-maker has given me the great skill of listening to the people I serve, knowing the right questions to ask and the ability to get to the heart of complex matters.

I hold a first class Masters degree from Middlesex University with a specific focus on herbal medicine for menopause and received two national awards during my studies. I am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists which was first established in 1864.

 

Please contact me to arrange a free introductory call and find out how I can help you take the first step on your path to health.

What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal Medicine is the use of whole plants or plant extracts to achieve balance in health. It is the oldest form of medicine on earth and one we all use every day, from drinking mint tea to eating herbs in our food.

In the UK, we are lucky to be surrounded by medicinal plants whether we live in the city or the countryside. The hawthorn in the hedgerows and the dandelions in our lawns form part of our vast native medicine chest, used for thousands of years to heal the people of this land.

Herbalists treat a wide range of conditions, stay up to date with the latest scientific research and work alongside prescription medication and GP advice. 

 

Everyone is unique and every herbal prescription is different.

Herbs support the major systems of the body to bring about balance and healing. Most conditions that you would consult your GP about can be supported with the use of herbs.

Used in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle interventions, herbal medicine offers an holistic approach to the prevention and resolution of a wide range of conditions.

I have a particular interest in women's health and supporting women through menopause and peri-menopause.

Commonly seen complaints include:

  • digestive disorders

  • skin conditions

  • respiratory and cardiovascular issues

  • insomnia, stress and anxiety

  • thyroid and hormone imbalance

  • autoimmune conditions

  • PMS and menstrual problems

  • cystitis and UTIs

  • long term chronic syndromes such as ME. 

Herbs can be used safely by children and the elderly.​ 

What conditions are seen by Herbalists?