The Faculty

Machteld ErkelensMachteld Van Haeften

Having been raised in a family full of medical professionals, healthcare has always been a big part of Machteld's life. Following a career in conventional medicine as a Speech and Language Therapist from 1989, she became interested in energies and explored yoga, Qi Gong and complementary medicine. When homeopathic treatment transformed her life in 2004 she went on a basic homeopathic prescribing course. On seeing how homeopathy relates to energy Machteld realised that this was what she needed to study in more depth. She enrolled at The School of Homeopathy and first studied via distance learning, greatly appreciating the encouragement, support and knowledge from her mentors. For the final two years of the course Machteld completed her studies by attending the School of Homeopathy in Stroud.

Following her undergraduate training Machteld went on to complete Jeremy Sherr’s 2 year Advanced Homeopathy Dynamis Course.

Machteld is passionate about homeopathy because of the power it has and the possibilities it offers. She very much enjoys her homeopathic practice, which involves clinics, talks and homeopathy workshops as well as further study, supervision and taking part in online homeopathic groups and forums via social media. These discussions can be both entertaining and inspiring, which she feels works well for her.

Machteld is a registered member of The Society of Homeopaths, committed to abiding by their guidelines. In addition to homeopathy she teaches Dutch (her first language) and enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.

"The source is within you. And this whole world is springing up from it." - Rumi, 13th century Persian poet and philosopher

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