My name is Vanessa and I have been involved in the study and use of medicinal plants for over 10 years. My journey began with a foundation course in natural medicine where I was lucky enough to explore such special places as the Springhead Trust in Dorset, the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and a beautiful lavender farm in the Pyrenees. I then went on to do a degree in herbal medicine and am still enchanted by herbs and their amazing abilities to heal!
When you see a herbalist, it is time dedicated to you, where we can explore and discuss your medical history and your lifestyle and work together towards getting yourself back to full health with the use of herbs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Western Herbal Medicine and regularly run local workshops and herb walks.
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) is the UK's leading professional body representing herbal practitioners. The Institute is self-regulating and is run on a voluntary basis. The Institute maintains a register of individual members, sets the profession's educational standards and runs an accreditation system for training establishments, maintains mandatory programmes of professional development, provides codes of conduct, ethics and practice, has a complaints mechanism and disciplinary procedures, represents the profession, patients and the public through participation in external processes such as regulation of the profession and herbal medicine.