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My niche is helping women increase their resilience to stress (in a healthy and sustainable way), and optimise their digestive and hormonal health using herbal medicine and naturopathy.

My Story

I spent my 20's and 30's working in Data & Tech at top-end Consultancies (Big 5) in London.

Long days, long weeks, travel to non glamorous locations, living out of a suitcase Mon-Thurs, eating out at least 2 times a day, and playing hard to try and have some semblance of a 'work/life' balance. Sound familiar?

Eventually this way of life and constant stress took it's toll, and I started developing health issues including stomach ulcers, and debilitating period pain. I didn't recognise it fully at time but I was burnt out.

I thankfully did fully embrace travelling for a month or so at a time whenever the opportunity arose, so I went to Bali to "sit on a beach for a while".  A while turned out to be 9 months, and I didn't just sit, I learned to surf, embraced Balinese culture and met many an entrepreneur living life in a different way to what I was accustomed. I also met many alternative health practitioners who were genuinely helping people to heal. It was eye opening.

I travelled some more, this time to Peru where I experienced some very powerful plant medicines (Ayahuasca and San Pedro) and a glimpse of the history behind the medicinal use of plants. And although these experiences were transformational, I couldn't help thinking 'but what do everyday herbs do, such as rosemary?'.  

Fast forward a few weeks to the next phase of travel - an Empanada cooking class in Buenos Aires, where I met someone who told me about herbal medicine practitioners in the UK (her mother happened to be a very well-known herbalist!) and where to consider studying (College of Naturopathic Medicine in London).

So I followed the breadcrumbs and spent a delightful, albeit stressful, 4 years of condensed studying of Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy part-time alongside my busy consulting career. This is where I really got the opportunity to understand how all the systems in our body work and are connected, and how both Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy modalities are INCREDIBLE for supporting your nervous system with stress, sleep issues, healing gut issues as well as balancing hormones.  

I left the consulting world after maternity leave, and now live a quieter life in the Kent countryside with my husband, toddler and crazy working cocker spaniel, spending any free time I can on changing our 2 acre field from being old agricultural pasture to being a haven for wildlife. 

Qualifications and Clinic

I am a qualified and insured Herbalist (Diploma level 6 - degree level) and Naturopath. I run my practice online, and from my clinic in Kent.

 

I am a fully accredited member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners and GNC (General Naturopathic Council).

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