Edwina is a fully qualified and respected healthcare professional, with over 30 years of experience. She has worked for over 12 years in the NHS as a staff nurse and Ward Sister, specialising in medicine and endocrinology and has been a complementary therapist since 1995. She has experience of working as a complementary therapist at her local hospice, co-founding and managing Bury Cancer Support centre for three years and working as deputy clinical lead for complementary therapies at a major cancer hospital. She has also worked as keyworker at Bury cancer support centre as well as setting up and co-ordinating Bury Breast Cancer Support Group.
She trained as a Medical Herbalist at Central Lancashire University, gaining a first class BSc (Hons) degree and becoming a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), which is one of the country’s leading professional bodies in Herbal Medicine . As a consulting Medical Herbalist she practices at St Georges multi therapy centre and runs Community Herbal clinics at some of the anti-fracking camps in the north west. She is passionate about wild nature and keen to support projects which protect the environment and wildlife. She leads Wild Medicine Walks in the North west and co-teaches on a Hedgerow Herbalist course at Offshoots permacuture project in Burnley as well as being part of a Herbal Co-operative.
As a committed healthcare practitioner she is keen to use a holistic approach to health using a combination of herbal medicine and diet. Also qualifying as a GAPs (Gut altered Psychology and Physiology) practitioner, she feels it important to try and get to the root of a problem, using a variety of approaches that promote long term health and well being.