Andrea graduated from the respected College of Phytotherapy (University of Wales) with an Honours Degree in Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine) and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy.
I have been in practice as a Herbalist since 2003 and as well as consultations offer seminars and workshops in Herbal Medicine.
I have talked a number of times on both Splash FM and Southern Counties Radio and have written articles for publication.
As a qualified Holistic & Clinical Aromatherapist, since 1997, I have great experience in the field of complementary health, graduating from the Institute of Traditional Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine (ITHMA) a course accredited by the IFPA.
Whilst studying for my degree in Herbal Medicine, I worked as a dispensary technician at Ainsworths Homoeopathic Pharmacy and was involved in the manufacture of both Homoeopathic Medicines and Bach Flower Essences.
I regularly attend Seminars and update my knowledge continuously.
I am currently working towards certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner and have completed the AFMCP intensive course in London -2015. Please see the Functional Medicine page for further information.
I am also keenly interested in Nutrition and so have also undertaken further CPD training in this area and continue to update my knowledge whenever possible.
On a personal note, I am Mum to two wonderful boys and enjoy spending as much time as I can with my boys, husband and dog, often dragging them out for ‘Nature Walks’ where they humour me by helping to gather herbs, as Herbal Medicine is as much a part of their lives as it is mine!
I am also an obsessive Swimmer and lover of Water in all it’s forms!
Before I became a Herbalist I was a Horse Rider and Trainer until an accident left me in chronic pain. My path to healing came via Osteopathy, Reflexology, Essential Oils and Herbs – hence the realisation of my vocation – to train as a Medical Herbalist. I saw my first patient the day after receiving my insurance to practice and have been in practice ever since.