Beverley is a degree qualified Western Medical Herbalist with over 4 years of experience. She is trained to use herbs safely alongside other medicines and treatments, fulfilling a supportive and complementary role to other healthcare you may be receiving. Prior to her training she worked as a scientist and bases her approach on both the traditional uses of plant medicine, complemented by the latest scientific research.
Beverley is committed to continually developing her knowledge and skills and as a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (http://www.nimh.org.uk) she undertakes a regular program of continuing professional development, recently attending seminars on paediatric herbal medicine, medicinal mushrooms, and herbs for pain management. Beverley also holds a certificate in first response emergency care that enables her to provide emergency first aid and herbal first aid at festivals and events throughout the summer. She particularly enjoys the challenges of dealing with acute medical problems in the middle of a muddy field as she feels it provides her with a different perspective on the practice of herbal medicine and the many ways it can help people.
Beverley administrates the Eastern regional herbalists group, keeping members up to date with events and helping to organise speakers for meetings. Recently Beverley has been involved with teaching at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education summer school and science festival as well as speaking at a menopause awareness evening in collaboration with a life coach and GP menopause specialist.
Beverley has a keen interest in medicinal and edible plants and wild flowers and can often be found foraging in the fields around her home. Her aim this year is to begin to harvest and make her own herbal medicines, enabling her to have a deeper connection with the plant medicines she uses. Meanwhile, where possible, the herbs she uses are organic and always from reputable suppliers and sustainable sources.