The Faculty

Theresa BottomleyTheresa Bottomley
Tutor

Blissfully unaware of its mechanism, I used homeopathy both for myself and my daughter - I saw it work and that was enough. Years later, after much learning, I still don’t know its mechanism. But we can know so many other things - what it truly means to be healthy; what the purpose of a symptom is; what it is that needs to be cured. I read strange, archaic words in shabby, old books and don’t dismiss them; I find out what they mean because I want to know what a homeopath said one hundred years ago. I attend multi-media seminars and am enthralled by the dynamism and bold steps of the latest developments. It’s all homeopathy: evolving and still rooted; we can be playful with it and serious; it is creativity and logic in tandem and it is the balancing of these that makes us human beings whole.

I work from my home in London where I aspire towards a Sensation way of case-taking. I also attend a low-cost clinic which requires a more classical and immediate approach. In the past I have volunteered with the Travelling Homeopaths and the SHRI clinic in the Himalayas which, again, have different ways of practicing. I really enjoy seeing how different clinics work and determine to remain flexible so that I can work in a truly homeopathic way with clients.

I continue to work as an art technician for artists and an arts college. I like to keep my connection with artists and benefit greatly from the physicality of this work.

My previous work as an art technician and tutor at art college has given me plenty of opportunity and experience in facilitating and supporting a student’s individual creative process. I particularly enjoy this one-to-one relationship and derive much satisfaction from witnessing their development.

As an artist I have been instrumental in supporting other artists by promoting and showing their work through our artists’ collective and other local arts organisations.

I love where I live - Deptford, a truly multi-cultural area of London with a maritime history of sailors and migrants and female dockers; an artists’ community that stems right back from Christopher Marlowe, Grinling Gibbons and the inspirational landscaper John Evelyn. I love the connections you can make - if you wish; and the anonymity you can have on a bad day. As my interests turn towards gardening I set my eyes on a softer horizon - of hills and grass and maybe even the sea. I’m learning about plants, working on my sister’s plot of land, and then remedies come to life. My daughter is currently in Canada and, after visiting its wild landscapes, I’m looking for opportunities to spend some weeks volunteering on a biodynamic farm - learning about the moon phases, an interesting aspect of remedies. Whatever my interests, I’m never far from homeopathy!

  • Practitioner Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy, School of Homeopathy
  • Registered Member of Society of Homeopaths
  • Fine Arts BA, Goldsmiths University of London
  • City & Guilds Teacher Training Stage 1, London

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent van Gogh

Whatever my interests, I'm never far from homeopathy!