My Career… so far

I have been in practice as a Homeopath and Acupuncturist for over twenty five years.

I was very lucky. As part of my Zoology degree I studied physiology under Professor Wall who taught his ‘Gate Theory of Pain’. Inspired by this fantastic teacher I began my studies of Acupuncture.

Immediately after my degree I worked with Dr McFee as part of the Stroke Research Team at Charing Cross Hospital.

Evenings and weekends I studied Acupuncture and when I qualified I went to work with Dr Chandra Sharma, who ran a clinic in Seymour Place and The Manor Hospital in Ludshott which, in the 1970’s was a private alternative hospital funded by stars, including George Harrison.

Dr Sharma was an MD and a Homeopath. I apprenticed with him at his London Clinic during the week and at weekends I worked at the hospital. I was also studying (again) at the College of Homeopathy, which was one of the UKs first teaching centres.
I later completed post graduate trainings with George Vithoulkas and Dr Vassilis Ghegas over 12 years.

Since 1984 my work has been divided between three different areas:

  • Firstly, my private practice as a Homeopath and Acupuncturist.
  • Secondly, lecturing in homeopathy,mainly at the London College of Classical Homeopathy and University of Westminster. From 1997-2000 I lectured on homeopathy for infant and child care at a homeopathic course in Oxford run for vets and doctors. I have also taught continuing professional developement courses to students over the years as well as offering students personal supervision.
  • And number three, I worked in the NHS as a Homeopath in Primary Care at Marylebone Health Centre. For many years I was part of a team with Professor Patrick Pietroni, Dr.David Peters and Dr Sue Morrison, researching the effectiveness of homeopathy and other complementary medicines within the NHS. This was a pioneering practice with research funding to discover ways to offer a holistic approach to health care.

Since 1981 I have also studied Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of the Selves with Drs Hal and Sidra Stone. This work informs my practice and I use my knowledge to help when there are relational difficulties in families.

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