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Where and When Do the courses take place?
All of our online foraging courses are pre - recorded and take place online, so you can watch them wherever and whenever best suits you - at a pace that fits your schedule and lifestyle. There's no start or finish date and so you can start watching the course right away or wait until you have a moment to yourself.
How long do I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access - unlimited access to your course for as long as you like. You'll be able to rewatch each lesson as many times as you would like - and dip in and out of each lesson.

I don't live in the UK. Can I still take the course?
Yes – all our courses are available internationally and you may spot many of the plants in your own country. Please note, however, that all our courses are taught in English.
Can I use a Gift Voucher to buy an online course?

Yes! All gift vouchers are redeemable across all of our courses. All you need to do is pass on the voucher code to the recipient and they can then choose which course to apply it to.



What types of in - person foraging courses do you offer?
We offer seasonal foraging, including:

  • Spring Foraging
  • Summer Foraging
  • Autumn Foraging
  • Coastal plant & seaweed foraging
  • Birthday and special occasion foraging
gorse foraging
How do I book a Foraging course?

The best way to book a foraging course is through our Eventbrite page as we hold a variety of spring, summer and autumn foraging courses in lots of different locations, including in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Wiltshire and new dates are updated frequently.

The tickets are e-tickets and you will be contacted before the course with a 'what to bring' list as well as a detailed map and the location.

Why should I learn to forage?

Today, more than ever, there is a dizzying array of short - term wellness fads that seduce us with promises of dewy skin and boundless energy. Whilst many of us are overwhelmed with distant spices and "super herbs", we have overlooked the abundance of incredible indigenous plants that thrive near us, plants that are not only tasty but can promote healing for ourselves, our families and our communities. 

Modern life can sleepwalk us into a cycle of detachment - we're all guilty of constantly checking our phones, scrolling through endless social media posts and spending much of our working life in front of a screen, disconnected, and unfamiliar with much about our local environment beyond road names and local shops. Foraging plants is a powerful way to reconnect with what's around us and it inspires us with a more conscious and mindful consumerism. Foraging takes us back to our roots, our core wisdom and our ancestral heritage - it forces us to slow down and engage our senses, whether you live in an urban, suburban or rural setting. 

Wild edibles, abundant in phytonutrients, also add colour and variety to our diets that are often dominated by uninspiring dishes of potatoes, corn and tomatoes. How many times have you had wild garlic pesto or nettle bread for dinner or made elderberry syrup in the winter? Sustainable foraging inspires us to become more resourceful, self - sufficient and, ultimately, better custodians of the environment. It is a tool and a practice that adds richness and depth to the way we connect with life and our own outer and inner landscape, allowing us to attune to our senses, practice deep presence and gratitude and to recognise the interdependence with living things that surround us.

If you're still not convinced, read about ten reasons to forage here.


Does the Course include Food?
Yes! On each foraging course, you'll be given a buffet - style lunch which will be themed around what we're foraging and will give you the opportunity to sample some tasty seasonal foraged food.

I am a big fan of creating different wildcrafted recipes so each course lunch will differ, depending on what's available - no menu is ever the same!

For the seaweed foraging course, you might sample some pepper dulse crackers and seaweed hummus, sugar kelp brownies, oarweed pesto and sea spaghetti.

In the spring course, you may sample wild garlic frittata, wood avens syrup with violet topped brownies, black rice feta and nettle salad and ground elder dip.

In the autumn course, you might sample hawthorn ketchup, wild mushroom and chestnut pie and elderberry ice cream.

In the courses, you may also get to test out some medicinal lotions that can be made from some of the foraged plants and seaweeds - for instance, irish moss moisturiser and rosehip water.
spring foraging meal with navelwort, wild garlic salad, feta and nettle pastry and dandelion salad
What Can I expect from your foraging workshops?

Many of the plants we shrug off as weeds have fascinating stories and medicinal uses. During your foraging course, you will cover in great detail a variety of different plants (usually between 18 -20 delicious wild plants; or 13- 16 seaweeds) so that by the end of the course you'll be able to confidently identify them and distinguish between lookalikes (including any ones you should avoid).

We'll cover responsible foraging guidelines, how to forage sustainably, and you'll learn about ethical harvesting and a number of preparation methods, from pickling to drying. You'll also learn about some of the medicines our ancestors made good use of, their medicinal properties, and some handy bushcraft tips that will serve you when out and about outdoors, including nettle twine and horse chestnut shampoo.

Nature ebbs and flows. The foraging course will make you more aware of how food fits into the natural living cycle, and equip you with knowledge of the incredible abundance growing around us in all sorts of unlikely places, often lurking just beneath our feet in nondescript fields.

Not only will you learn an essential life skill, discovering diverse wild foods that will awaken muted taste buds and your senses but by the end of the course, you should feel inspired to use these new intriguing foods.

Do you cater for other dietary requirements?
Yes! We are able to cater to most dietary requirements, including gluten - free, vegetarian, and vegan.

You will be asked about your requirements after booking your ticket and I will do my very best to accommodate your food requirements.


What is a Naturopath?
A naturopath has a truly holistic approach to healing, taking the time to thoroughly understand your health condition and get to the essence of your health complaints.

As a qualified naturopath, my role is to develop a treatment plan that is centered around your specific health needs, designed to treat the root causes, rather than simply suppress the symptoms.

My aim is to get you feeling as well as possible so you're not taking herbs for the rest of your life. A projected timeline will be discussed during your first consultation.

For naturopaths, there is no 'one size fits all' approach - every single one of us is different and will respond to different programmes. Using the body's innate healing ability, I focus on prevention and draw upon a wide range of health - enhancing modalities, including herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and lifestyle advice to create a treatment plan that is effective and suitable for you.
What are the benefits of Herbal Medicine?

Herbal medicine is a powerful, but gentle modality with a long (millennia) history of use; as a qualified herbalist, I have worked successfully with newborns, children, and the elderly.

When people are sceptical as to whether or not herbs work, I point them to a host of modern pharmaceutical drugs used today that have been derived from plant compounds. Morphine and codeine, for instance, are obtained from the seeds of opium poppy, papaver somniferum, or synthesised in laboratories. A first - line treatment for type 2 diabetes, metformin, is a derivative of guanidine, originally extracted from goat's rue, galega officinalis. Colchine, used to treat gout and Behçet's disease, is derived from autumn crocus, colchicum autumnale, and was mentioned for joint pain as far back as 1500 BCE in Egyptian manuscript. Not to mention that digoxin, a cardiac glycoside, used to treat arrhythmias, is derived from purple foxglove plant, digitalis purpurea.

The list goes on! Herbal medicine is not to be underestimated. I have found herbal medicine and evidence - based natural treatments to have a myriad of different benefits. In clinic , this means:

  • Herbal medicine formulas can address more than one health issue in one formula - so, for instance, I can create a formula to help your bloating, as well as period pain rather than you having to take many different medications separately.
  • I am able to create a personalised and unique formula that is specifically tailored for your particular health condition (s) and constitution.
  • Rather than a reductive approach that isolates individual constituents, having the whole plant generally means that you will experience fewer side effects (if any at all).
  • Understanding your unique set of circumstances, including lifestyle, stress, environmental damage or genetics, herbal formulas can not only target the condition but can act as preventatives.
Which Conditions do You treat?

With over 6 years of clinical experience, I have treated a broad range of different chronic and acute conditions, including:

  • PCOS, endometriosis, PMDD, PMS, Subfertility, Amenorrhea
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Multiple sclerosis, Lupus
  • IBS, GERD, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diabetes
  • Long Covid, Asthma, Allergies
  • Heart disease, High blood pressure, High cholesterol
  • Burnout, Stress, CFS, Adrenal Fatigue, Anxiety
  • Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema

Every case is entirely unique. More often than not, patients come to me with a complex health picture, presenting with multiple symptoms. My aim is to discover the underlying cause(s) for your health problem, and to support your body in self - healing.
What is your approach?
I am passionate about helping people to feel truly well, vibrant and energetic - for many people, herbs can be life - changing.

My role is almost like a health detective, looking at the interconnectedness of the mind, the physical body and the emotional body rather than a tunnel - vision approach to health.

As a naturopath and herbalist, I listen compassionately to what you are experiencing and guide you towards better understanding your body and what it is that you need to optimise your health - whether that's a gentle nudge to integrate some dietary advice, or implementing more radical and comprehensive lifestyle changes.

During our consultation, I will encourage you to set practical and sustainable goals so that you can make positive steps to empower your health.

My goal is to ultimately empower you and and encourage you to embrace changes that at one point may have seemed impossible,so that you can feel your very best self.
What happens during the consultation?
Prior to the first consultation, you will be sent a new client questionnaire and a sleep and food diary, so that I can thoroughly prepare for our consultation (see the form examples below).

During the first consultation, the most important thing is that we get to know each other and that you feel comfortable sharing your health history with me.

It's important that we have sufficient time to thoroughly investigate your health issues so the first consultation lasts 60 minutes, and a follow - up consultation lasts 45 minutes. If you are a returning client that I haven’t seen for at least 6 months, please allow 60 minutes.

During the session, we will look at the following:

  • Your health concerns, symptoms and energy levels
  • Your eating habits, daily routines, stress levels and the effect of your lifestyle on your health. Together we will create an individual and bespoke treatment plan including nutritional and lifestyle advice, a herbal protocol and suggestions for additional supplements you can take
  • A rigorous discussion of your health history to get a full picture of connections between different health events in the past and how the body's systems are interacting with each other
  • Look at your psycho - emotional environment and discuss how to optimise your emotional wellbeing
  • Discuss and analyse recent scans or blood tests, such as iron levels, vitamin D, CRP and liver function, in terms of 'optimal' levels rather than 'normal' levels
What if I'm on Medication?
Herbal medicine is an excellent support alongside conventional pharmaceutical treatment. Many of my clients take prescription medicines and my goal is to support your health journey in the best way that I can; a number of conditions call for long term allopathic treatment and so, in certain cases, it would be dangerous or imprudent to suddenly discontinue taking them.

I will look at any prescription medicines that you may be taking, as well as the dosage, to ensure that there are no interactions or contraindications with the herbal medicine that I'll be prescribing.

I often work with clients to help alleviate the side effects of their prescription medication or, at times, to gradually lower the dosage of their prescription medication required.

It is recommended that you inform your GP or doctor of any herbal medicine you are taking; I have had positive experiences working alongside other health professionals with an integrated approach to your health concerns.
How long will it be before I notice a difference?
No single person is the same and so it's hard for me to give a blanket time frame. Progress and change in your symptoms will depend on a number of different factors, including how long you've had your condition for, the severity of your symptoms, your overall vitality, and your age. When treating the root cause of your condition, it can take longer to observe changes than conventional modern medicine, which has a tendency to suppress rather than address symptoms.

For acute conditions such as respiratory infections, herbal medicine can work quickly and simply.

For chronic conditions that you may have had for at least a few years, some notice symptoms subsiding within a few weeks; for others it can take a few months before improvement can be noticed.

Unlike pharmaceutical medications, many natural remedies and herbal medicines are not a 'quick - fix solution' to a problem. Instead, they work on healing the body and finding long - term and sustainable solutions to health complaints.
How Do I book a Consultation?
To book a consultation , please send me an email.
What's the cancellation policy?
I understand that sometimes life gets in the way and it's necessary to change your appointment. You can reschedule or cancel your appointment at any time up to 48 hours before your consultation appointment.

However, please note that a cancellation fee of 50% will apply to all cancellations within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment. 

Please email me if you have any specific queries on this.
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