My main practice for the last twelve years has been in Bilston, Wolverhampton. Before that I was based in Erdington, Birmingham and now practice in both these areas again.
Prior to training to be a herbalist I gained an honours degree from Imperial College University of London in Zoology and Applied Parasitology and taught biology both in schools and sixth form colleges.
I have always had a great love for plants and enormous respect for their healing power. I was brought up being given herbs by my Austrian mother; Peppermint drops on sugar lumps for tummy aches and Chamomile tea for period pains. My grandparents had a farm in rural Norfolk where I spent idyllic long school holidays and most weekends throughout my childhood. I was left totally free to wander about the farm, spend time with the animals and explore the woods. I learnt to rub in dock leaves when stung with nettle stings and climbed the two huge trees planted by my great-grandmother to pick and eat fresh walnuts. From the lane next to the farm each year I would collect snowdrops for my grandmother in winter, and primroses in the spring.