I am a Classically trained Homeopath having completed the four year Diploma in Classical Homeopathy in 2003 at the Wellington College of Homeopathy.
I have a fairly eclectic background when it comes to past education that includes completing a Certificate in Counselling and an advanced Certificate in Dual Diagnosis (mental illness and addictions). I have also had training in Solution Focused Therapy and am trained clinical supervisor.
Over the years, I have attended seminars with many world renowned Homeopaths such as Jan Scholten, Rajan Sankaran and more recently John Melynchuk.
In October 2013, I qualified as a CEASE Therapist having taken the opportunity to train with one of USA's leading experts on CEASE Therapy - Kim Kalina.
I originally qualified as a New Zealand Registered Nurse in 1985 and since this time have worked either part or full-time in variety of specialist areas including mental health, oncology and coronary care.
I am a registered member of the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths
I am also registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and am a member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
What Theresa has to say...
Many homeopaths become homeopaths as a result of having had a positive personal experience with homeopathy and I am no exception.
My introduction to homeopathy followed several years of having a very unwell family member who suffered terribly from a chronic cough and asthma. Despite being treated by a hospital specialist and having many different medications including inhalers, steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines... she remained significantly unwell. I was encouraged by a friend to take her to see a homeopath and eventually I did with great skepticism... I was a nurse after all and hadn't even heard of homeopathy at that time!
With homeopathic treatment I was able to observe what could almost be described as a miracle, her health steadily improved over the period of around one year and she was able to gradually come off all her prescribed medication.
I was so impressed and intrigued with how effective and gentle her recovery was with homeopathy, I decided to study homeopathy in more depth.
In my practice, I continue to be amazed by the positive benefits homeopathy has on a whole variety of health issues ranging from acute ailments to chronic diseases.
It is important to note that neither homeopaths nor homeopathic remedies interfere with medication prescribed by GP's... this is not in our field of expertise (just as homeopathy is not a GP's field of expertise!)... It is anticipated that your requirements for prescription medication may change and therefore it is important that your medication continues to be monitored by your GP.
I encourage and facilitate open communication with GP's.