I was diagnosed with glandular fever (mononucleosis) when I was sixteen. The GP could offer no treatment and said that eventually it would burn itself out. My energy was so low I couldn’t even get up and make myself a cup of tea. I had a severe headache as well. My mother wisely followed the advice of a colleague and took me to a homoeopath. She asked me lots of questions and gave me two small pills to take over two days. On the third day I felt my energy returning. After another week I was back at school. This was my first experience of homoeopathy, and the beginning of my life long interest in the therapy.
There were no schools of homoeopathy in South Africa at the time and, when I emigrated to Ireland, there were none there either. My life took a different turn, with marriage and children and our family art gallery. Homoeopathy was our first choice whenever we got sick. When my children were in their late teens I decided to pursue my old interest, and I began my studies with Mr Lloyd Smythe, of The School of Homoeopathic Medicine in Dublin. I sat the exams and qualified in 2005. After a decade of practice I decided to do a refresher course with Professor George Vithoulkas. I availed of his excellent e-learning course and, after the relevant exams and submission of case studies, I received my diploma from the International Academy of Classical Homoeopathy. I heartily recommend this course to both new students of homoeopathy and to practicing homoeopaths. Prof. Vithoulkas has added immeasurably to my understanding of the therapy, prognosis in different levels of health, and to what can be achieved with the correct remedy.

I have participated in the excellent summer courses at the International Academy of Classical Homoeopathy on Alonossos, Greece. https://www.vithoulkas.com/

Homoeopathy continues to serve me, my family, and my patients. I am thankful for taking the step onto this path. I’m grateful, especially to my teachers and colleagues, and for the support I have received from my beloved family and friends.


Group photo with Professor Vithoulkas 2017
Group photo advanced course 2015
The International Academy of Classical Homoeopathy