Credentials

My Training as a Medical Herbalist

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:

2022

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)

2021

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

2020

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

2019

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

2018

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

2017-18

  • Trained in Women’s Functional and Integrative Medicine, with Dr. Aviva Romm, The New Medicine for Women Institute - Online Course

2016

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)

2015

CPP seminar - Phytotherapy for Bacterial Disease

NIMH seminar - Natural approaches to improving fertility

Shulan College Seminar - Infertility

2014

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

2013

Workshop - Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, and Adrenal Stress - The Science and Art of Adaptogens

Diploma in Distance Tutoring, Blackford Centre

Certified GAPS Practitioner Training

2012

NIMH Seminar - A natural approach to breast and prostate cancer care

Seminar - The key to healthy weight loss and vitality

2011

Microsystems Acupuncture Certificate (Wrist, Ankle, Scalp and Auricular acupuncture techniques), Bodyharmonics

Electroacupuncture, Bodyharmonics

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