I studied Homoeopathy and Naturopathy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London. After three years of intense but very enjoyable study I graduated and went to Calcutta, India in 2003 to do a postgraduate Homeopathy course that involved visiting various slums in Calcutta in order to gain practical experience.
Noticing that allergies, food sensitivities and environmental intolerances are very widespread I also qualified as a NAET practitioner (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique). In fact, I did the basic course in France in 2003 and after seeing the fantastic results that were achievable with this technique I did eight more advanced NAET courses. This is now one of the main natural therapies that I use in my practice due to high demand and very good successes (see testimonals).
Many people also ask me "What is the right diet for me?" or "How can I implement a healthy diet into my lifestyle without becoming a health fanatic?" I had heard of William Wolcott and the Metabolic Typing Diet and when I got more familiar with its principles I knew this was the answer to my client's questions. I then became a Metabolic Typing Advisor, where clients are advised on the right diet for their metabolic type (not blood type), i.e. how their body utilizes and burns certain foods.
In order to help clients with back problems I studied the Dorn Method in Germany, which uses gentle manipulation while the patient is in motion in order to help with re-alignment of vertebrae.
Over time my practice started to expand more and more and I now find myself helping people of any age, from the new-born to the elderly from all over the UK as well as many European countries either via Skype or in person.
Several of my clients became pregnant and it was only a natural progression to advise them on proper diet, supplements, etc. to prepare them for the birth. So much so that several of my pregnant mums asked me to be there with them when giving birth. This I did on several occasions. I supported them homeopathically and in other ways to make this experience as pleasant and painless as possible. Although demanding I enjoyed it so much that I became a certified Doula (Doula means woman caregiver, someone who supports another woman during labour but also after the birth).
I was asked by Healthy Magazine to be on their panel of health experts and have contributed several times to their magazine.
In January 2005 after the Tsunami I decided to go to the south of India with a group of volunteers to assist those in need. I stayed for 5 weeks and helped hundreds of people to recover from shock and trauma. Consequently I was awarded the "Health Award of the Year" by the CNM for outstanding contribution in promoting Naturopathy.
In 2009 I was introduced to and subsequently trained in FDN (Functional Diagnostic Nutrition) a diagnostic method that uses very specific laboratory tests in order to determine certain problems like adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, menopausal problems, insomnia, digestive problems like parasitic/bacterial and/or fungal infestations, H. pylori, yeast infections, Candida, etc. This is a very important tool to get to the bottom of some stubborn problems that don't seem to shift no matter how healthy one's diet is and it's not uncommon to find several issues, e.g. a bacterial as well fungal infection.
A few years ago I acquired and trained in Zyto Bio-Communication. This is a unique way of getting responses from the body through so-called bio surveys in order to determine the body's exact needs for certain nutrients by scanning its organs, vertebrae, teeth and meridians with regards to certain problems the patient may present with.
Then in 2018 I went to the U.S. to train in NRT (nutritional response testing), a non-invasive system of analysing the body in order to determine the underlying cause of ill health. When these underlying causes are corrected through safe, natural, nutritional means, the body can repair itself in order to attain and maintain more optimum health.
I am constantly updating my knowledge by attending lectures, workshops and seminars. Studying never stops for the dedicated health practitioner. There is always more to learn and my patients benefit from it.
I am a member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).
It's important to note that I'm not a medical doctor and the relationship between me and my clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information I present and where needed I may refer a client to a medical doctor or specialist if I deem it appropriate.