Danielle has had a lifelong interest in natural health and wellbeing. Becoming a mother motivated her to train as a herbalist. She studied Herbal Medicine for five years at the University of Central Lancashire and was awarded a first class honours degree.
Danielle believes we need to learn to work with nature rather than against it and use our natural resources sustainably. To this end she assists an Eco-club every week for the pupils at a local primary school and has recently completed courses in Permaculture Design and Woodland Management. She is currently doing the “Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong-Learning Sector” course, as she is passionate about educating others in herbal medicine and caring for the earth. As of September 2020, she will begin working on an MSc in Herbal Medicine.
Danielle also enjoys providing herbal first aid at festivals, where she can help people with acute sickness and injuries. She has done some voluntary work for Incredible Edible Todmorden, an award-winning community garden project. Her two children enjoy helping her both with her volunteer work and with growing their own organic produce on their allotment.
In 2007 Danielle completed the VTCT Diploma in Reflexology, and sees this as a valuable adjunct to herbal treatment.
Danielle also has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, which reflects her interest in nature. After studying Environmental Science, Danielle worked on a research project in the Amazon Rainforest, this gave her a better appreciation of the synergistic systems upon which the wellbeing of our world and our bodies are both founded.
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is the largest and longest established professional body of herbalists in the UK. Patients can be assured that when they see a member of NIMH that they have been trained to a high professional standard to be safe, competent and effective. Members have to comply with stringent codes of conduct, practice and ethics set by the institute.