Anita Wicks RSHom RGN
I have been a practising homeopath since 1990 and am a Registered Insured Homeopath with the Society of Homeopaths.
I originally trained as a registered nurse and still work part-time with people living with HIV & AIDS in a small community rehabilitation unit in Brighton.
As well as my private practice i've worked for a number of Registered charities, including the Sunrise Childrens Clinic in London, and the Dolphin childrens clinic in Brighton, as part of their outreach team
I spent 26 yrs working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of complementary health practitioners at Hoxton Health Holistic Care in London, providing subsidised health care for older people and those on very low incomes of all ages, stopping my practice there finally at the end of 2018 to have more time to focus on my private practice in Brighton, where i am currently
I was introduced to homeopathy as a teenager, when my father used it to help him recover from the trauma of a road traffic accident.
I was drawn to it, not only because it helped my father so much, but also for its 'holistic' approach and the importance placed on understanding each person as a unique individual.
From this point on, all of my family started to use it as our first choice of health care.
Disease affects us all differently
I enjoy working with people who are on their own personal journey in life, people who recognise that we are beings with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects - all of which have an affect on our health and wellbeing.
Within the field of homeopathy and other systems of medicine such as traditional Chinese medicine, it is understood that mental and emotional stress, if left unresolved, can manifest as physical symptoms. For example, lungs are associated with the emotion of grief; liver and gallbladder with anger and frustration; kidneys with fear.
Disease affects us all differently, even if we have in common certain symptoms or diagnosis. Homeopathy is about getting to the heart of how you and your life are being affected and then tailoring individual remedies and strategies to help you heal.