How do you become a Medical Herbalist is a question I’ve been asked many times. There are many different paths. Mine stemmed from a love of nature, with the outdoors being my ‘safe-space’ where I’d always retreat to if I felt the need for clarity or time to recharge.
My interest in the natural world led me to study for a first degree in Plant Biology. During my studies I worked with, and received treatment from, a local herbalist who supported me throughout the four years that followed. On completion, I made a decision to pursue further training and applied for a Herbal Medicine degree course. Those next three years were a real journey of discovery into the healing world of plants.
After graduating, I spent the next seven years working for an organic herbal tea company, I became part of their herbal team where I trained and educated people in the benefits of natural medicine. During this time I also began building a small private practice where I developed a keen interest in supporting those with anxiety based conditions, treating depression, stress and trauma.
I started to notice that many of my patients used the well-known ‘Bach Rescue Remedy’ as an extra support. This led me on a journey into learning more about the benefits of each of the 38 individual Bach Flower remedies and how they treat specific emotional states. I’m now a fully trained Bach Flower practitioner, after having completed the practitioner level training at the Bach centre based in Oxford. I’m due to complete my teacher training in 2022.
After the birth of my daughter in 2019 I made the decision to focus on building the foundations of my own private herbal medicine practice in Somerset...and here we are!
I am registered with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and am a qualified Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner