Homeopathy has always been part of my life; growing up, we always had a bottle of Aconite (homeopathic remedy) in the cupboard to take as soon as we felt the symptoms of a cough and cold. Although my mum wasn't trained in the use of homeopathy, she always believed in the safe gentle approach of a homeopathic medicine. I was fascinated and began reading as much as I could about homeopathy. Life however, took me towards a degree in Psychology and an early career in Social Housing, although I continued to be interested in, and to use homeopathic remedies at home.
The real turning point was the difficult birth of my eldest daughter. This was fraught with problems and stress, leaving my daughter and me physically and emotionally in a bad way. I decided that we needed something different, a more caring and gentle approach to our health, not a 'one size fits all' attitude. I made an appointment for us to see a local Homeopath, who sorted out my daughter's birth injury and eczema within a couple of months, and my own subsequent chronic fatigue syndrome with just three doses of a particular remedy - I have not looked back since!
I now have three teenage children, all of whom are healthy and happy. Although there have been some health issues such as allergies, we as a family have been spared endless rounds of antibiotics or reliance on conventional medications such as steroid inhalers or steroid creams.
I began my formal homeopathic training in 2001 at Purton House School of Homeopathy, and then had a break to concentrate on the needs of my growing family. I completed my studies on a degree course at the prestigious Centre for Homeopathic Education, graduating in June 2013. I am currently studying for an MSc Health Psychology, which is giving me a fascinating insight into health behaviour and prevention as well as an appreciation of evidence based medicine, including homeopathy.
I am fully qualified and a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths, the largest registering body for Homeopaths in the UK. All registered Homeopaths have met the required standards of education, are insured and have agreed to abide by the Society’s Code of Ethics and Practice. ( www.homeopathy-soh.org )