About

I qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1980 with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, winning the Pharmacology prize. I ran a training clinic for herbal students on behalf on NIMH at Highgate Natural Health Centre 1980-2 and was a tutor at the School of Herbal Medicine Tunbridge Wells 1979-84, in Clinical Skills, Pathology and Pharmacology. I had a private herbal practice in London 1979-1989. I taught the first Adult Education evening class in Herbal Medicine in London in 1981 at the Chequer Centre Islington and devised and taught adult education in Herbal Medicine and Women’s Health at the City Lit, WEA and ILEA until 1989.

In 1989 I worked with the Catholic Institute of International Relations, first in Nicaragua and then in The Dominican Republic, researching Traditional Medicine. I remained in the Dominican Republic until 1999 working with Traditional Medicine in Villa Mella and La Romana.

I have taught workshops all over the world. Recently I ran workshops in Magical Herbalism and Astrology and Herbalism at the Radical Herb Gatherings 2015 and 2016 in England. I am a guest tutor at Heartwood School of Herbal Medicine and have lectured at the University of Westminster in Traditional Western Herbal Medicine.

I trained as a Psychosynthesis counsellor with Diana Whitmore and Pierro  Ferucci, graduating in 1989. I have a private practice in counselling in London, specialising in working with creative professionals, including students and tutors from RADA.

I studied and worked with Maggie Hyde and Geoffrey Cornelius of the Company of Astrologers from 1980-1989. I tutored in Medical Astrology for the Company and produced articles for their Magazine.

I recently completed a BA (Hons,) in Classical Studies and plan to study for a MA in the near future, focussing on Greek Medicine.

Publications:

A Woman’s Book of Herbs, 1992, The Women’s Press 2018 Aeon Press

Women Healers Through History, 1993, The Women’s Press, 2019 Aeon Press.

A Woman’s Book of Shadows, 1993, The Women’s Press. 2019 Aeon Press.

Herbal Therapy for Women, 1993, Thorsens. 2018 Aeon Press

Medicine Women, 1994, The Crossing Press.

As Above, so below: Traditional European Medical practice, 2019. Aeon Books.

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