My relationship with complementary therapy started with herbalism in my early 20s. Soon after this I discovered Homeopathy and it opened my eyes to a new way of viewing health and wellbeing. I was so impressed with how effective it was for both physical and emotional issues and it showed me clearly the connection between mind and body. I used Homeopathy throughout my pregnancies and births and it soon became the main form of healthcare for myself and my family. After a 3 year training I graduated from the Lakeland College of Homeopathy in 2009.

After many years of receiving Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy I knew I wanted to learn the skills of this gentle yet profound and transformative bodywork. I decided to train with Body Intelligence and recently graduated from a 2 year training.

Alongside Homeopathy and craniosacral therapy I use herbs, essential oils, diet and movement as tools for personal wellbeing. I enjoy embodied movement and meditation and have practised qi gong and yoga for several years. I work part-time as a gardener and enjoy the great outdoors. I have three children and live in Edinburgh with my husband, two teenage kids and our greyhound.

Gathering Essence Studio

We, too, are shadow and light. We are not supposed to know this, or be all these different facets of humanity, bright and dark. We are raised to be bright and shiny, but there is meaning in the acceptance of our dusky and dappled side, and also in defiance.

Anne Lamott