Our College Team
The College has the highest quality teachers and lecturers in all fields of complementary medicine, our enthusiasm and energy makes studying a pleasure.
All our teachers, lecturers and staff are extremely experienced in teaching and promoting holistic medicine, listening to our lectures can be life changing. The majority of our lecturers have between 20-30 years experience working in the field of natural health.
More info about Khush Mark
I was born in Birmingham and my parents had moved to England in the 60s from India. My studies took me all over England and now I live in Kingston Upon Thames with my husband and two boys and our dog, Ravi.
As well as nutrition, homeopathy and naturopathy, I love walking in nature, dancing and spending time with family and friends. On a rainy day you can find me curled up with a book hibernating.
I have always been fascinated by the human body, which started with my sister having a rather nasty fall when I was only 5. I remember watching in horror the blood that just oozed out of her wound wondering whether she was going to bleed dry and if I would get the blame being the eldest.
I went onto to do my first degree in Pharmacology, which opened up the world of Western medicine. I grew up with migraines and was quite used to happily popping pain-killers without a thought, although my mother did try various ayurvedic techniques that helped sometimes. I then went onto do a MSc in Molecular Toxicology and Pathology as I wanted to understand the impact of not only toxins in our body but also the genetic mechanism. Molecular biology at that time was a new and exciting field of science.
Following my MSc I moved to Berkshire to work for a Biotech company in and that gave me the drive to go and do my PhD in cancer research. I completed my PhD in cancer at King’s College Hospital and by the end of my PhD, I had discovered an influential medical doctor who was treating cancer patients with the same cancer (pancreatic cancer that I studied during my PhD) but with results that were pretty astounding. He was integrating nutrition and naturopathy into his clinical practice and of course I moved to the USA with my husband and completed a Masters in clinical nutrition.
I started my first practice in Manhattan in 2001. Later both my husband and I moved back to London when I was pregnant with my first son. I set up practice in Harley Street, London and was enjoying life and all that motherhood brought with it. I also began to teach for various nutrition colleges with a focus on the science of nutrition.
My first son bought me to homeopathy. In 2003, his eczema at the age of 6 months was cured with one homeopathic remedy that was given to him for birth trauma. As you may have guessed, I went onto study this incredible science for the next 4 years and had my second son whilst studying homeopathy, running my nutrition practice and writing a book. Gordon was one of my homeopathic lecturers and I found his teaching style not only practical but captivating.
In the last year of my homeopathy course, I published my book, ‘Fat Does Not Make You Fat; and Other Naked Health Truths’.
I love integrating my scientific background with the nutrition and homeopathic approach to healing. I have been in practice since 2002 and I am blessed to say that I love what I do and do what I love.
More info about Gordon Sambidge
I was born in St John’s Wood in London and have worked there as a homeopath in the same location for thirty one years.
I began my studies with a degree in Botany at London University. After university I travelled overland to Greece, and then across Asia, visiting many countries including India and Thailand, before landing in Australia. During my three year stay in Australia I became fascinated with Naturopathy and Nutrition. On my return to London I started a course in Herbal Medicine and in 1985 this led to me to my true vocation – Homeopathy. I studied at the College of Homeopathy, being part of the first full-time group under Robert Davidson and Barbara Harwood. In 1988 I qualified as a homeopath and started my practice in St John’s Wood as well as at home in north London. I was also asked to teach at the College of Practical Homeopathy, both in London and Birmingham, which is where my love of teaching homeopathy began.
In 1998 I co-founded the Centre for Homeopathic Education (CHE) and was Principal and Course Director for fifteen years. During this time I established and managed the BSc (Hons) degree in Homeopathy validated by Middlesex University. CHE became the largest homeopathic college in the UK and well over 1000 students graduated to become homeopaths. As Principal I gained huge experience of education in homeopathy and complementary medicine, while still maintaining a busy practice and also expanding my own knowledge of homeopathy, nutrition, counselling and health management.
Lecturing in homeopathy has taken me to various different countries over the years including America, Australia, Iceland and Hungary. I have also lectured at many UK homeopathic colleges, conferences and seminars.
In 2003 myself and Anna moved to Hertfordshire so that our children could attend the Rudolf Steiner School. We have lived there ever since, enjoying being part of the community, living and working alongside likeminded friends and colleagues.
In 2017 I approached Khush Mark, who had recently taught on a postgraduate series of seminars for me, with an idea to form a college teaching both homeopathy, and nutrition, in an integrated way – something I had been formulating for a long time. To my delight she had been thinking along exactly the same lines! Khush and I both feel that on their own, despite being extremely effective systems of medicine, Nutrition and Homeopathy together provide a more complete and powerful way to really improve people’s health and wellbeing. This college is now the most exciting “project” I have undertaken for many, many years, and is continuously evolving and expanding, bringing all of us much joy and satisfaction.
More info about Hilery Dorrian
I have been in Practice for 34 years now (I know… I started as a child).
I was an Acupuncturist first and I felt that were some holes in my ability to treat people. I discovered it was hard to treat acute illness and almost impossible to treat children with anything more that massage on the points.
I had been given a Homeopathic remedy to help me with a Sinus problem and was very impressed with the speed in which it helped me feel better and so I looked at Homeopathy as a possible extra string to my bow. I started to study at the College of Homeopathy in 1982 and very quickly I fell under its spell. I loved the remedy pictures, the detective work, the breadth and scope of the therapy and since then it has been the mainstay of my practice.
I practice in Surrey from a converted double garage in my garden.
I have two treatment rooms and a reception and I share the space with my friend who is an Osteopath. My brilliant receptionist has been a qualified homeopath for 5 years.
The clinic is very busy. I see about 60 patients a week. Patients come to see me for a huge variety of complaints and I love it that my patients come from all racial backgrounds and cultures, also that they are of every age and gender.
If I had to say what my special interests are I would have to pick 3 areas, Skin disease, Endocrine disorders and Developmental issues in children.
My repertory of choice is Murphy and my go to Materia Medica’s are Murphy and Vermuelen’s Prisma, (both volumes).
There are so many brilliant books out there today. I buy them all and have so little time to read them that they sit on my shelf looking impressive until holiday time comes around and I can really enjoy them.
I started teaching around 20 years ago when another teacher asked me to cover a seminar he was doing as he had become ill. I was very nervous but it all went very well and I have never looked back. I now lecture all over the place, at many colleges and at post graduate groups all over the country and in fact all over the world.
I love teaching. I like to think I make it look effortless but in fact I take it very seriously and spend a long time preparing every lecture so that it is very clear and well structured.
Over the years I have seen many of the students that I have helped to teach running very busy practices them selves which is hugely gratifying.
In around 1999 I started a Skin Care business with my friend and colleague Jonathan Stallick, called Barefoot Botanicals. It came out of a need to find products that worked for our patients with Eczema. The company is still going strong although we sold it four years ago.
I have recently started another company called ‘ Skingenius” which is making acne products for teenage skin conditions.
I tell everyone I am writing a book on the Endocrine Sarcodes, which I am, and I will finish it just as soon as God puts another day in the week.
I live with my husband Ian Watson (no- not him, but it causes no end of confusion!!). We have four children, Nick, Emily, Alex and Iona who are all but grown up now and a silly Labradoodle called Raisin.
More info about Dipti Solanki
My journey with Homeopathy started at the age of 17.
I lost my Mum at the age of 13 while she had been in hospital for what should have been a routine surgery, whe was only 34 when she died.
Until the age of 17 I had managed to avoid all medical personnel because of an understandable fear I had developed during my teenage years. However there came a time I needed help with my health and I refused to see a GP.
My gorgeous Dad had a Homeopath friend, who I went to see instead, this is where my love affair with this brilliant system of medicine began. Firstly as a patient, then as a student and now continues to serve my family and clients just as faithfully.
Before training as a Homeopath I worked for the House of Parliament as a researcher for two years before I found my real vocation for which I am very grateful.
I absolutely love what I do. Homeopathy is one of my biggest passions, alongside using all things natural, to help the body to heal, swiftly, permanently and without the discomfort of side effects. My journey is ongoing and I am constatnly updating my skills to be the best for my clients.
Training and Credentials
- Politics and International Relations and Sociology BA Hons
- Licentiate in Homeopathy LCPH ( 4 year training in homeopathy and nutrition)
- Member of The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths
- Qualified Lifecoach
- Two years supervision and course marking for CPH
- Trained Homeobotanical therapist
- Independent consultant for Neals Yard Remedies Organic
More info about Ian Watson
Ian Watson is the Founder and Managing Director of The Insight Space. Ian has worked in the field of natural healing and personal transformation for almost thirty years. He was founder of The Lakeland College in 1993, and is widely known through his books and audio materials on homeopathy and related topics. Ian was certified as a Three Principles Trainer by Dr Mark Howard and Cathy Casey, two of the foremost teachers who learned directly from Sydney Banks.
More info about Anna Sambidge
I have been a homeopath now for over twenty-five years. I discovered homeopathy whilst living in Australia in my twenties and after experiencing its incredible healing power, very quickly began to study at the Sydney College of Homeopathic Medicine as I wanted to help others benefit from it too. For me it was a perfect integration of my former degree study in Psychology and my fascination with the concepts of health and well-being as it gave me the means to treat the whole person, honouring the interconnection between the mind, body and soul. The way that the medicines are made from plants, animals and minerals also really appealed to me. As a qualified teacher, another gift homeopathy has given me is to be able to integrate my teaching work with children by helping them with their emotional and behavioural problems which so often hinder learning and enjoyment of school.
In 1998, back in England with Gordon, I helped to set up the Centre for Homeopathic Education which went on to provide a BSc Hons degree in Homeopathy. My role there was primarily in Student Support and Pastoral Care, although I also taught on the Practitioner Development module of the degree as well as supervising our students, enabling them to become confident and successful homeopaths which gave me great satisfaction.
It is so wonderful to be working as part of the team in this new and exciting college! I believe that the integration of Nutrition with Homeopathy will give our graduates the knowledge and confidence to help many people with their health and happiness.