About me


I  qualified as a Medical Herbalist in 1980 with the National Institute of  Medical Herbalists, winning the Pharmacology prize. I ran a training  clinic for herbal students at Highgate Natural Health Centre 1980-2. I  was a tutor at the School of Herbal Medicine Tunbridge Wells 1979-84 in  Clinical Skills, Pathology and Pharmacology. I had a private herbal  practice in London 1979-1989. I taught the first Adult Education evening  class in Herbal Medicine in London in 1981 at the Chequer Centre  Islington and devised and taught adult ed. at the City Lit, WEA and ILEA  until 1989. In 1989 I worked with CIIR first in Nicaragua and then in  The Dominican Republic. I remained in the DR until 1999 working with  Traditional Medicine in Villa Mella and La Romana. I have taught  workshops all over the world. Recently I have given workshops in Magical  Herbalism and Astrology and Herbalism at the Radical Herb Gatherings  2015/16.

I  trained as a Psychosynthesis counsellor with Diana Whitmore and Pierro  Ferucci, graduating in 1989. I have a private practice in counselling in  London, specialising in working with creative professionals, including  students from RADA.

I  studied and worked with Maggie Hyde and Geoffrey Cornelius of the  Company of Astrologers from 1980-1989. I tutored in Medical Astrology,  Tarot and Numerology for the Company and produced articles for their  Magazine.


A Woman’s Book of Herbs, 1992, The Women’s Press.

Women Healers Through History, 1993, The Women’s Press

A Woman’s Book of Shadows, 1993, The Women’s Press

Herbal Therapy for Women, 1993, Thorsens,

Medicine Women, 1994, The Crossing Press.

Forthcoming: (Jan 2019), As Above, so below: Traditional European Medical practice, Aeon Books.

April 2020 Women Healers through History- updated 2nd Edition-Aeon Books.