We’d like to introduce you to our college and the people who
make it the centre of excellence we are so proud of.
were founded in 1999 and grew dynamically from a demand in complementary medicine at the time. At that time the rise in interest in all forms of alternative medicine, especially non-pharmaceutical, were gaining popularity. The unique appeal of homeopathy as a truly sustainable green medicine had become well established. We had an enthusiastic and curious group of students matched by a team keen to develop a strong professional programme.
Accessible and available to those working or caring, our main professional course still runs at week-ends throughout the academic year. We are working towards celebrating our 20th academic year, highly acclaimed and accredited programme.
The college won The Society of Homeopaths’ award for Innovative training began in 2012, were runner’s up in 2013, joint winners in 2014 and winners again in 2015, 2016 & 2017. The college programme was reassessed in 2011 as part of its commitment to SOH and its high standards of education. The new standards included attainment at Higher Education level 6 and the SHC programme was assessed as meeting all criteria. It was assessed again in 2016 as part of the five-year review and passed again.
Meet Our Staff
Annie Batchelor RS Hom
“My personal discovery of homeopathy was more of a realisation that here was a philosophy that felt kind to people and benign to the planet. I had been a passionate organic gardener and then a smallholder and saw how my animals reacted to homeopathy too. Compassion informs everything I do, and homeopathic teaching is a central part of my personal philosophy and what I want for the world. My view of what we do is that in small ways we have a large effect, and in a nutshell that’s homeopathy!”
Annie had a background in language and literature before discovering homeopathy. After her initial Licentiateship in homeopathy she continued and was awarded the masters equivalent for her contribution. Setting up her practice in Cornwall she also ran a smallholding and recognised the impact on animal health immediately.
After being asked to write the curriculum and tutor for The College of Homeopathy (SW) Annie went on to work for other schools as a consultant and adviser. She represents all courses on the Educating Steering committee for The Society of Homeopaths and has been active in raising standards of delivery and programme direction.
Annie has presented at CPD groups and has contributed to reports informing the development of homeopathic education. She is also a founder member of Homeopathy at Wellie Level (HAWL) teaching farmers the responsible use of homeopathy on the farm.
As a senior lecturer Annie has responsibility for developing the curriculum at SHC and staff training. She is a passionate and innovative and inspiring teacher.
Carmen Adamou RS Hom
Head of Materia Medica
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein. “This is exactly what homeopathy does for me.”
Carmen is a lecturer at the college, who become passionate about homeopathy over 17 years ago when seeing the results first-hand with her children. She picked up a copy of Miranda Castro’s Mother and Baby book and quickly became hooked. She trained as an RSHom and graduated in 2007.
She now runs a busy family practice in Witney and in Oxford supporting the whole family. Carmen has been attending the summer post-graduate international course with Professor Vithoulkas in Greece for the past 6 years. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two teenage girls and has an interest in mind body medicine.
Carol Butterfield RS Hom
Head of Personal and Professional Development
“Learning is opening your mind to infinite possibilities.”
Carol is a homeopathic practitioner in Geneva, Switzerland and UK. She lectures in homeopathy and meditation part-time and is an aspiring yoga teacher. An advocate of joyful existence through healthy mind, healthy body.
10 years experience in practice includes a total of four months in Botswana working for a successful homeopathic charity, the Maun Homeopathic Project, primarily treating those suffering from HIV and AIDS, along with the side effects of ARV’s. She also supported rape victims, working in a local community clinic as well as outreach villages and safari camps.
Sue Weeks RS Hom
Head of Teaching Clinics
“The study of Homeopathy is an essential part of its progress into the 21st Century. As homeopaths it is our responsibility to expose homeopathy and it value to our community.”
Sue has a particular interest in personal development and clinical education. She first became interested in Homeopathy over 20 years ago when breeding and showing cavalier King Charles spaniels. Meeting homeopathic vet, Christopher Day, and observing the results on her animals convinced her of the efficacy of homeopathic treatment. Sue graduated from Salisbury Homeopathy College in 2003 and now has a busy practice on the outskirts of the New Forest.
Joanna Shipely RS Hom
Over 20 years ago, Joanna experienced a dramatic improvement in health through homeopathy. Intrigued, she went on to study homeopathy part-time, and although she was an army officer at the time, Joanna decided to change her career. She took the plunge and trained full-time in Integrated Health: Homeopathy at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2005 with a first class honours degree. She has run many practices since in clinics throughout the South of England.
Continual Professional Development matters, and Joanna has undertaken many postgraduate courses, including a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Medicine, the Orion Postgraduate Course and is currently undertaking the IACH e-learning diploma with Professor George Vithoulkas. Joanna has a background in teaching, with the military, and is also qualified as an NCT antenatal teacher. She has set up many practices as she has moved around the UK, and currently runs clinics in Shrivenham, Highworth and via Skype.
Dr Alison Fixen RS Hom
Visiting Lecturer and Liaison with the Society of Homeopaths
“Homeopathy is part of how I see the world, view health and live my life. As a teacher there is nothing more fulfilling that seeing students blossoming into confident, competent and caring practitioners.”
Alison is a founder member of the college, and a Lecturer, researcher and author. She has been a qualified homeopath for over twenty years, and is also a qualified natural nutritionist, an ILM coach and trainee CPCAB counsellor. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and is an international conference speaker. Alison holds a doctorate in professional studies (personal and professional education). She is passionate about maintaining high standards within the homeopathic profession. Alison runs a family practice with her husband Chris in Heddington and Chippenham, Wiltshire.