I qualified as a Homeopath in 1998, following a three year full time training course at The London College of Classical Homeopathy (LCCH). Two years later, I graduated from the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies and have been in practice for the last 20 years.
Prior to discovering homeopathy, I obtained a degree in Chinese language and culture at the University of London, and spent a total of five years studying and working in Beijing. It was in China that I first developed an interest in the holistic approach to healthcare, and on my return to the UK I was drawn to study homeopathy when it had a dramatic impact on my own health. I was in my late twenties, searching for a new and more meaningful career than the unfulfilling work in corporate environments that I had known up to that point, when I injured my achilles tendon badly and was virtually unable to walk for a short time. It was a major setback, as hiking was my big passion. Physiotherapy helped, but my recovery was slow and I knew the time had come for a big change in my life.
That was when I went to see a homeopath. I found the consultation itself very therapeutic, even before taking any remedies. The homeopath also recommended a book, which gave me some fresh insights. It was called The Healing Power of Illness, by Thorwald Dethlefsen.
All of this set me thinking about why the injury had happened and challenged my ideas about the nature of chronic illness. I realised that none of it was a coincidence -- it had happened for a reason. The enforced rest made me stop and see that I was not the victim of a random event. I had actually brought about my own symptoms, by the inner conflict of remaining in a job that was making me unhappy. Within six months, my tendon had healed, I had made the decision to resign from my job and had enrolled to study homeopathy. With hindsight, I see the injury as a blessing in disguise.
I enjoy working with people to help them explore possible triggers for their symptoms. My aim is to help every client achieve improved quality of life, by understanding each individual's unique experience of his or her condition, prescribing appropriate homeopathic remedies, and suggesting dietary or lifestyle changes that may enhance wellbeing.
My interests are walking, yoga, meditation and nutrition.
Julie qualified as a Homeopath in 1998 following a three-year full-time training course at the London College of Classical Homeopathy. She is a graduate of the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies and is a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths (RSHom).