I am a qualified medical herbalist who lives and works in the beautiful setting of West Wales.
I have been interested in herbal medicine for many years. When my children were small my interest developed as I looked for alternatives to conventional medicines for minor ailments. I undertook a years correspondence course in herbal medicine with the School of Phytotherapy and started learning as much as I could about herbs and their uses. I began to harvests herbs and make my own herbal products, something which has now become a real passion of mine.
When my children left home I decided to start my journey to becoming a qualified Medical Herbalist. I was accepted on the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Lincoln College and I qualified in 2017 with a first class honours. Over the three years of the degree I studied many aspects of Western herbal medicine including: Materia Medica, philosophy and history of herbal medicine , anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, energetics and clinical skills. I completed 500 hours of clinical training before qualifying.
I am currently undertaking a course in Chinese Herbal Medicine which I feel will enhance my practice and widen my understanding of herbs and there uses.
Drawing on my knowledge of both traditional and modern herbal medicine and my background in social science and research I offer a unique herbal medical service which includes; individual consultation and treatment, workshops and talks about herbs and their uses.
I am practicing member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists https://www.nimh.org.uk/
I am committed to running an ethical and environmentally friendly practice and where possible I harvest many of the herbs I use locally and I make a number of herbal products myself.