I’m a fully qualified medical herbalist based in Leeds with a particular interest in chronic illness, for example, diabetes, menopause, digestive or gynaecological issues. I also offer pragmatic support for those with more common ailments such as allergies, anxiety, asthma, eczema, inflammation, insomnia, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, weight loss, stress, hay fever, colds and flu.
Practitioners such as myself are registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), which is subject to completion of a four-year, degree-level qualification and 500 clinical hours. I trained at Heartwood and passed with distinction; the UK’s leading educator for professional western herbal practitioners, benefiting from access to a large network of internationally renowned herbalists. NIMH registered herbalists are trained in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and nutrition and hold BSc degrees or equivalent.
I believe people can get better, naturally – even those who may have given up after years of struggling with their health or who simply tolerate their symptoms. Common complaints such as debilitating periods or depleted energy levels can stop us doing the things we love in life. Often, these complaints are considered normal and we learn to live with them. But this can change. Chronic illness can be managed to a point of good health and vitality, using herbal medicine – and a little time and dedication to restoring health fundamentals.