Carmel Conway | SDSHom MCMA
The 18 years spent working in the travel industry were great fun, I enjoyed the fast pace, the excitement and even the stress that can come with this type of career. But in the midst of it all I developed IBS, an intestinal disorder causing pain and discomfort, probably aggravated by a busy and stressful lifestyle.
Conventional treatment was unsuccessful so I consulted a homeopath. After only one homeopathic prescription, I felt so much better. Further visits to the homeopath for remedies and advice, saw continued improvement and slowly I regained my health.
This positive experience set me on a path of learning that resulted in four years of study at the South Downs School of Homeopathy, and in 2008, I gained a license to practice.
I have been practicing homeopathy ever since, and I am still learning about this wonderful and natural system of medicine. I keep my skills up to date by attending regular workshops and lectures, and more recently have embarked on counselling skills training. I see people with all sorts of health issues and over the years have developed a special interest in the following areas:
My own experience prompted me to delve into this topic further, and for my final year dissertation I prepared a homeopath’s guide to inflammatory bowel disease. It explores conventional, complementary, alternative and homeopathic treatments. I learned what an important role diet can play, and was fascinated to discover that gut health has a strong connection with mental health.
Anxiety is on the increase according to Anxiety UK, and it’s worth considering the possible links with gut dysbiosis and inflammation. I use homeopathic remedies to support mental health, as well dietary advice to support gut health. My counselling skills mean I can give clients the appropriate time and space to discuss any mental health concerns, if needed.
Mother and Baby Health
As a new mother in 2002 I was grateful to have my homeopath on hand for support and advice. Drawing on my own experience of motherhood, I aim to give parents the confidence to use homeopathy for common minor complaints instead of reaching for the Calpol. I run short workshops on holistic first aid, and supporting children through coughs colds and fevers.
When not practicing homeopathy I work with a local charity. As a community health volunteer I encourage and promote healthy lifestyles through one to one coaching. I also work with a community group whose aim is to support parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities, in partnership with local charities.
I’m a member of the Complementary Medical Association, a not-for-profit, highly respected membership organisation for complementary, medical, and natural healthcare professionals.
Originally from the north of England I moved to Hove in 1995 and immediately felt it was a place I could call home. I now live in West Hove with my husband, son and Basil the dog.
Anxiety UK. (2020, May 11). Anxiety UK survey indicates an further rise in anxiety levels.
Retrieved April 10, 2021, from Anxiety UK.