I had my first contact with homeopathy in 1996, initially questioning and yes, sceptical I first visited a homeopath in 1998. After the end of a relationship my opening line was: I'm not the person I used to be and I want that person back.
Never before had a health practitioner taken me so seriously nor treated me so effectively. I've been seeing a homeopath ever since.
So when I decided I needed a change from years in the public sector there was only one thing to do! I studied for 4 years at the Centre for Homeopathic Education in London and since graduating in 2010 have practised from home in Aviemore.
In my spare time I explore the wild places of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, take photographs and walk our dog Pollaidh. I spend a lot of time in the mountains summer and winter and am learning how to ski. I've twice completed the Loch Ness Marathon and I continue my commitment to environmental issues, grow vegetables and watch Scotland play rugby, at least one of which is a regular disappointment
BSc. LCHE. MARH
I trained at the Centre for Homeopathic Education in London, and prior to that I studied Naturopathy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine also in London.
From my naturopathic training I bring an understanding of Bach Flower Essences, nutrition and herbs to my homeopathic practice.
I started out working in the media industry, and although it was exciting and dynamic, after some time I found it unfulfilling, and at the same time my interest in natural health and healing was growing. It wasn't long before I decided to take the leap and train as a homeopath.
I have since spent several years working as a homeopath in London, before taking the plunge and moving away from the city to the Highlands, and I'm so happy I did, as I love it here!
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, walking, making things, and I try to practice yoga often. I completed the Loch Ness marathon in 2011 and run in the woods around Aviemore when I can fit it in.
So what do the letters after our names mean?
BSc: Bachelor Of Science: Independent of each other we chose to do a University degree in Homeopathy. Whilst there were times when we both cursed the weight of academic work we value the rigour it bought to our learning and practice.
LCHE: Licentiate of the Centre for Homeopathic Education, we studied at the Centre for Homeopathic Education this is formal confirmation that they approve us to enter homeopathic practice.
ARH: Alliance of Registered Homeopaths. This is an organisation solely for Homeopaths, which operates a strict code of ethics and also provides insurance.Amanda is a member.