I qualified from the College of Phytotherapy in the UK in 1996 and have been practising in Durbanville since then. I served on the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa for 5 years, and founded the South African Association of Herbal Practitioners. I was chairperson of this association for many years. I also lectured at the University of the Western Cape for 6 years. I have written many articles pertaining to Phytotherapy and co-authored a book, The Illustrated Book of Herbs.
I have a passion for the environment and organic gardening, and blog regularly on the subject. My garden is full of herbs and bee-friendly plants, many of which are an important source for my practice.