Qualifications and experience

Qualifications and experience

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Do I really know what I’m talking about?  

Well, none of us will ever know everything, but after many years of university education and more importantly, 13 years of practice, during which I have worked with many hundreds of people, I’ve learnt a thing or two . . .

Qualifications – :

  • BSc Phytotherapy (Medical Herbalism) University of Wales
  • Post-grad dip. Nutritional Therapy.  University of Worcester
  • GAPS certified practitioner
  • Institute of Functional Medicine AFMCP graduate (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice).
  • EFT Facilitator


Lectures and seminars

  • Birmingham University Medical Students – Introduction to herbal and nutritional medicine (annual lecture given every year for 8 years)
  • National Institute of Medical Herbalists 2 x 1 day courses:  “Nutritional Supplements – seeing through the marketing hype” and “Natural Medicine for Insulin Resistance” – I was invited to give a repeat lecture at the Annual Conference
  • Birmingham Women’s Hospital – regular talks to the Endometriosis Group
  • Birmingham FreshWinds Charity (People with chronic and Incurable disease).  Frequent talks on Herbal and Nutritional subjects.
  • University of the Third Age (U3A).  Regular talks on Herbal and Nutritional Medicine.

Media appearances  BBC

  • BBC West Midlands – I was the “go to” person for comments on herbal medicine or nutrition in the news, and spoke frequently (1 – 5 times a month) on these matters.
  • Articles – many.  In regional newspapers and magazines.


  • BioCare.co.uk – Herbal Medicine Consultant ( 2014 – 3 days per week for 9 months)

Professional Membership


Sarah holds full insurance to practice in Australia and is a member of two leading professional bodies in her field, both of which have strong codes of ethics and promote the highest levels of practice.