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ISHom, Lic ISH, BCom
a Registered Homeopath.
I am a mentor and supervisor for other Homeopaths and previously acted as Media Spokesperson for the Irish Society of Homeopaths for 6 years.
My practice is currently in Wicklow Town since my maternity leave in 2011. Previously it was on Greystones main street (opposite The Happy Pear) from 2002. I have been visited by wonderful people from age 0 to age 90 who wish to use Homeopathy. Every week brings its own focus sometimes clients battling with recurrent infections, menstrual issues, headaches, tummy bugs, skin symptoms, gout, muscular strains or feeling generally run down. Using Homeopathic remedies I work to reduce these patients susceptibility to a particular illness while treating any underlying constitutional weakness. This way we aim to break the pattern of recurrent illness and cycle of repeated pharmaceutical treatment.
At other times patients bring with them a story of anxiety, insomnia, grief, depression or low spirits. Through in-depth conversation my client and I work in a gentle way to ascertain what needs to be identified and treated homeopathically. I feel particularly privileged to share in such life stories and like to work closely with my patients along the path to improvement. In cases where anti-depressant medication is being used for example I prescribe Homeopathic remedies over a significant period of time in conjunction with any existing medication. As the person feels better in themselves and maintains this feeling over a number of months they may decide to return to their doctor to discuss a very gradual review their medication dosage. Naturally the long term objective may be that, after a very gradual process, life could perhaps be enjoyed without medication. In any event I find people tend to feel better within themselves while using a combination of Homeopathic remedies and other medication since we are trying to support and assist the underlying issue.
A number of children and teenagers are brought to see me as well; I enjoy their vibrant energy and strong individualism. On some occasions the request is to consider repeated illness or colic, at others it relates to fears, sleeping problems, lack of independence, concentration and social or behavioural difficulties.
I believe in integrated treatment where it is required. This means I find Homeopathy can work in isolation or it can have a strong role combined with other disciplines such as counselling, complementary medicine, or pharmaceutical medication. I work with the principle that it is not my role to take a person off medication that I have not prescribed and I have found local doctors open to my method of practise where patients attend both our clinics.
I became interested in natural medicine while living in Africa and developing a strong appreciation for nature. During a busy corporate career, Homeopathic treatment arrested my own tendency to bronchitis and long winter colds. Such was my fascination in its power that Homeopathy became my chosen discipline. After 4 years of licentiate under-graduate studies at the Irish School of Homeopathy, I participated in post-graduate learning with Jeremy Sherr, Dr Ramakrishan and Ann Walker harnessing a special interest in tangible therapeutic results.
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BSC(hons.);Post Grad Dip Health Ed;
Dip Hom SoH; ISHom
|I was attracted into
homeopathy having worked in the health service in the UK
for ten years in the fields of health promotion and
public health. I was studying a masters degree in Ethics
of Health and found myself puzzling over the
philosophical problem of what the connection is between
the health of the individual and of society as a whole.
Luckily (in my opinion) I came across a book which
described the strong links between western medicine,
Indian ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine and
homeopathy. Reading this, I immediately saw the potential
for homeopathy to answer my vexing question. It came
across as a discipline that connects the
individuals internal issues to what is going on for
them in the bigger picture of their life experience. And
it is all about health too!