I qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1980 with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, winning the Pharmacology prize. I ran a training clinic for herbal students at Highgate Natural Health Centre 1980-2 and was a tutor at the School of Herbal Medicine Tunbridge Wells 1979-84 in Clinical Skills, Pathology and Pharmacology. I had a private herbal practice in London 1979-1989. I taught the first Adult Education evening class in Herbal Medicine in London in 1981 at the Chequer Centre, Islington and devised and taught adult ed. at the City Lit, WEA and ILEA until 1989. In 1989 I worked with CIIR first in Nicaragua and then in The Dominican Republic. I remained in the DR until 1999 working with Traditional Medicine in Villa Mella and La Romana. I have taught workshops all over the world.
I trained as a Psychosynthesis counsellor with Diana Whitmore and Pierro Ferucci, graduating in 1989. I have a private practice in counselling in London, specialising in working with creative professionals.
I studied and worked with Maggie Hyde and Geoffrey Cornelius of the Company of Astrologers from 1980-1989. I tutored in Medical Astrology for the Company and produced articles for their Magazine.
Areas of interest
My areas of interest have changed with me. First it was Women’s Health and Gynaecology, then Fertility and Obstetrics, then Menopause. Now, I specialise in Preventative Medicine, incorporating Herbal Medicine, Medical Astrology and Psychosynthesis counselling.
I work mainly with the ‘worried well’ or people who have recovered from serious illness and wish to develop strategies to prevent its recurrence. My practice encourages clients to be actively involved in their health, through diet, exercise, personal reflection, and herbal remedies.