I have been practicing herbal medicine for over 10 years, since graduating with a first class honours degree in BSc Herbal Medicine from the University of Central Lancashire.
After completing my first degree in languages I set about trying to live a life that I had always thought that I should. However, working in the commercial sector, meeting targets and being on the capitalist treadmill left me feeling tired and disillusioned. I became ill with repeated urinary tract infections that proved resistant to antibiotics. The infection traveled into my kidneys and as a last resort I tried a herbalist. Within a week, I felt better than I had done in years. I became fascinated by how herbs could bring such a drastic change to my life and this set me onto a new life direction. I was soon full of excitement at my amazing discoveries of the potential of herbs to heal the human body but slightly intimidated when I realised that if I wanted to do this for a job I would need to study again and study a science degree. But I felt I had nothing to lose and something told me this was the right move. I packed in my job and started on this path which I now feel so fully connected to. I trained to the highest standard, ensuring that I could bring herbal medicine to people in a safe and beneficial way. Today, I am happy to say that I regularly think to myself “I love my job”.
I am proud to be a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, which is over 150 years old. Being a member means that I am obliged to take part in continuing professional development; making my practice fresh, relevant and safe.
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“I have found the use of herbal medicine incredibly powerful. As a holistic treatment it has played a vital role in healing my emotional and physical self, subtly drawing to attention what needs to be acknowledged and let go of. In part through the consultation stages, as well as in the use of the herbs themselves. A master of her craft, Helen’s care has been instrumental in my healing process”
“Being treated with herbs for my gall bladder problem, I have regained huge trust in herbs, when before I felt uncertain . . . I’ve also had first hand experience of how western medicine is uncaring and only up for the quick fix scenario, not thinking or caring about why a problem occurred at all. . . You have helped me to take charge of my gall bladder problem and to make positive changes in my life. Thank you Helen”
“I came to see Helen because I was suffering from long term asthma and bronchial cough. I found her manner immediately calming, she is a good listener and an empathic healer. She provided me with two medicines, one daily dose and one emergency reliever for my asthma symptoms. I still keep the latter handy and it always helps. Helen is a kind and caring practitioner who I would never hesitate to recommend.”