Carmel O'Dell SDSHom
I spent 15 years working in the travel industry, and loved the fast pace, excitement and yes, even the stress and pressure that can come with this type of career. Older and wiser, I now understand that it was probably this lifestyle that contributed to my developing IBS, an uncomfortable condition which affects everyday life.
After many years of discomfort I decided to try homeopathy. After only one visit to the homeopath, my symptoms had substantially improved. Further visits to the homeopath resulted in a continued improvement and I slowly regained my health. I was surprised and delighted and wanted to know more about this amazing system of healing. This set me on a path of learning which culminated in gaining a license to practice from the South Downs School of Homeopathy in Chichester in 2008.
As a mother I have developed a particular interest in children's health, and help co-ordinate the Arnica Parent’s Support Network in Brighton & Hove. Arnica is a non-profit making, parent-led, national support network, and its main aim is to promote health and natural immunity. More details can be found on their website.
I also have a special interest in treating digestive issues having thoroughly researched the subject when preparing my final year dissertation on Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
I don’t believe there is only one route to health and I encourage my clients to take an active role in their healthcare by offering advice on diet and lifestyle where appropriate, and by sharing my knowledge of homeopathic remedies and naturopathy.
I also run short courses on using homeopathy for common children's complaints and in minor first aid situations.
Originally from the north of England I moved to Hove in 1995 and immediately felt it was a place I could call home. I now live in West Hove with my husband, my son and Basil the dog!
My other passion (apart from homeopathy) is tennis. What I lack in ability I make up for in enthusiasm, and play outside, in Hove Park come rain or shine!