The Faculty

Bev NickollsBev Nickolls

Bev’s first encounter with homeopathy was when she became ill with ME in her third year as a student at Oxford and homeopathy was one of her tools for complete recovery. It literally changed her life. She admits that homeopathy then went on the backburner whilst she worked as a Hearing therapist, tutor and University lecturer but it was resurrected for a whole host of ailments when her children were young and worked a treat. When going through a challenging time homeopathy was there for her yet again and this time she knew that she wanted to train as a Homeopath more than anything in the world. Training at the School was a complete joy and she has relished growing her practice. She is passionate about evidence-based practice, spreading awareness about the huge potential of homeopathy and contributing to the emerging research evidence to demonstrate and examine what we see in daily practice.

Bev runs a busy homeopathy practice, often treating whole families. From her background working in children’s centres, and also running baby massage classes, she has a particular interest in ante-natal and post-natal support and working with children and families. She is a member of the Society of Homeopaths Research Sub-committee and is studying for a Research PhD in Research Methodology. Her research interests are homeopathy for skin disorders including psoriasis and pragmatic trial design.

Bev loves everything about being a tutor and working for the School! She particularly loves being on this incredible journey alongside her students and supporting them as they integrate their learning into their lives and future practices. It is very special to build this relationship and to appreciate how much life experience and diversity our students have to bring to the profession…….very exciting for the future!

Bev studied at the School and completed her Diploma in Homeopathy in 2007. She holds an Honours degree and a Masters degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford. She is qualified to teach adults in Further and Higher Education. She also has a number of other professional qualifications including counselling skills, supervision, teaching baby massage to parents etc. She loves attending CPD courses and considers herself a perpetual student! She has a particular interest in the Sensation approach and  has attended two courses with Sankaran and one with Scholten. Her next ambition is to train with the Joshis in India.

Bev grew up in London and had always wanted to move away and live by the coast. 20 years ago she realised that dream and moved to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset when her children were 1 and 3 years old. They have grown up by the sea and used to enjoy running along the beach and playing in the rockpools every day after school. Now Bev enjoys walks along the seafront every night and uses the sea to clear her mind when she needs some thinking time. Bev loves travelling and was lucky enough to go on a 7-week trip last year to Cuba, Central America and the Caribbean for a big birthday and anniversary! Highlights were walking with a guide in the rainforest, talking to various people in Cuba about how mainstream homeopathy is there and seeing it dispensed from the chemists and visiting a community baboon sanctuary.

  • BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (University of Oxford), MA (Hons)
  • Practitioner Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy: School of Homeopathy
  • City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate Stages 1 and 2 (City Literary Institute, London)
  • Diploma in Baby Massage Instructor accredited by FHT (Body Basics, London)
  • City and Guild Certificate in Hearing Therapy (professional qualification including counselling skills for work in NHS)

"My biggest tip sounds easy but it can also be a lifetime of learning and that is to trust the process. The more we are open to it and can trust it the more we attract patients who we can help at the right time for us and them. It is expressed beautifully by Ian Watson in The Tao of Homeopathy : Just as the honeybee and the flower attract one another, so the homeopath and patient are drawn together when the moment is ripe."

My biggest tip: trust the process - the more we are open - the more we attract patients at the right time for us and them.