Herbal medicine is not just my work it is my passion. There is always something new to learn, not just from books, courses or seminars but also from my patients and the plants themselves.
I am a fully qualified Medical Herbalist (2002), and a Registered Naturopath and Acupuncturist, currently working in private practice in Rutland, UK. I work by appointment only, offering one to one consultations. On this page, you will find information on my herbalist qualifications and training.
My training includes the application of functional medicine principles. I specialise in working with people with complex, chronic diseases especially of the digestive tract, to achieve their optimum wellness.
I have studied several subjects and disciplines that help me in this process. I graduated with the Royal Society of Chemistry, then after studying with the College of Phytotherapy I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine) with Honours, from the University of Wales, in 2002.
Since graduating I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nutritional Medicine, with Merit, 2007, with the University of Surrey.
I am a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, the General Naturopathic Council and the Acupuncture Acutherapy Council. And I am currently working towards certification with the Institute of Functional Medicine.
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I continue to update and expand my education and have completed several other courses and attended seminars, webinars and workshops to ensure my knowledge is up to date with the latest research in herbs, medicine and healthcare.
A summary of my most recent Continuous Professional Development:
currently enrolled in The Kharrazian Institute Clinical Mastership Training Program, with Dr Datis Kharrazian
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Diabetes and Dysglycemia Strategies
The SIBO Mastery Program, The SIBO Doctor Education (online course)
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Cognitive Decline and Dementia, Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Chronic Fatigue and Pain Syndromes Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications
Women's Health and Hormones Naturopathic Summit (online), provided by the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Hashimoto's Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications
SIBO Pro Course (online), Advanced Training for Practitioners on Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, taught by Dr Allison Siebecker, ND
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Infertility, Prenatal Care, and Maternal Health Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications
Drug-Nutrient Interactions (online), Basic Pharmacology and Drug-Nutrient Interactions, with Debbie Grayson
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Gastrointestinal Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Autoimmunity Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications
Kharrazian Institute: Postgraduate education and examinations - Neuroinflammation Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications
Institute of Functional Medicine: Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice Module
Institute of Functional Medicine: Immune Advanced Practice Module
Institute of Functional Medicine: Energy Advanced Practice Module
Institute of Functional Medicine: Hormone Advanced Practice Module
Functional Herbal Therapy and Cancer, with Professor Kerry Bone, Society of Wellness Nutritional Systems - Online Course
NIMH seminar - Medicinal Mushrooms Weekend Workshop
Institute of Functional Medicine, Advanced Clinical Training: Reversing Cognitive Decline
Institute of Functional Medicine: Detox Advanced Practice Module
Institute of Functional Medicine: Gastrointestinal Advanced Practice Module
Graduate of the AFMCP™-UK course
NIMH seminar - Analgesia; the search for effective pain relief - Botanical and Nutritional Protocols
FODMAP trained (Monash Certified) Completed the Monash University 'Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome' online training course for health professionals
ADAPT Framework Level One, trained with the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine (ADAPT stands for Advanced Diagnostics and Personalised Treatment), Kresser Institute
Certificate - Certified Gut Challenge Practitioner (Nutri Advanced Ltd)
CPP seminar - Phytotherapy for Bacterial Disease
NIMH seminar - Natural approaches to improving fertility
Shulan College Seminar - Infertility
Diploma - Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage), Shulan College of Chinese Medicine
NIMH Seminar - Managing inflammation and pain with herbs
NIMH Seminar - Strategies for managing cancer with botanicals and nutrition
Workshop - Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Adrenal Stress - The Science and Art of Adaptogens
Diploma in Distance Tutoring, Blackford Centre
Certified GAPS Practitioner Training
NIMH Seminar - A natural approach to breast and prostate cancer care
Seminar - The key to healthy weight loss and vitality
Microsystems Acupuncture Certificate (Wrist, Ankle, Scalp and Auricular acupuncture techniques), Bodyharmonics