Meet our amazing team.
Helen Bowcock RSHom
Principal Lecturer, Personal & Professional Development Clinical Supervisor.
14 years’ experience of homoeopathic education, including experience in Croatia and another homoeopathy school. Joined the College in 2008. “My area of Personal & Professional Development is the glue that binds homoeopathy training. It is of paramount importance to be a healthy, safe and well resourced practitioner.
I love to communicate my passion for the reflective practitioner, able to take positive responsibility and have fun; empowered by self awareness & acceptance, and compassion.
In all this, I also draw on my skills in designing and delivering ethics training and facilitating aware thinking.”
Background: Helen trained as a homoeopath after a career as a teacher in Further & Higher Education and volunteer counsellor.
Emma Cox RSHom
Senior Lecturer, Repertory; College Clinician.
“I hope to pass on some of my passion for the Repertory to new students – properly understood and used it can be a wonderful tool and greatly streamline cases.
My relatively new status is a natural thing to harness, in order to combine a supportive, nurturing environment where no one gets left behind, with academic depth.
I have worked at growing student clinics and making them a healing place for our patients and a rewarding learning experience for students, where they feel supported during the rigours of the final years of training.” Paper on potency choices and Homeopathy 4 Everyone article on sea remedies.
Background: Homoeopathy is Emma’s first professional career after graduating in Philosophy.
Emma Colley MARH
Office Lecturer / Communications Consultant
Em undertook a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and Neuroscience, graduating in 2000 before returning to Manchester in 2003 to study homeopathy at the North West College of Homeopathy. Qualifying with a 6 month old daughter in 2007, she’s since built her practice and works full time around being a mum. Work is split between seeing clients and communication work along with some supervision of students and practitioners, all of which she loves doing. Studying initially with Jackie McTaggart for several years focussing on the lanthanides, radioactive remedies and the periodic table, Em then enrolled in Jeremy Sherr’s Dynamis course and still does some occasional locum work for Jeremy. The Joshi’s work is currently engaging her and she is equally passionate about studying and furthering her abilities as she is about sharing what she has learnt with others.
Cath Donovan RSHom
Principal Lecturer, Human Biology & Physiology; College Clinician; Clinical Supervisor.
Clinical experience in UK and Botswana HIV clinic. “My area of expertise is anatomy, physiology & pathology. It is important to me that this knowledge is related to homoeopathic principles and treatment.
My ambition is get across the identification of the symptoms one should analyse and prioritise in order to reflect the centre of the patient’s case.
I have a published case in physostigmine related to Parkinson’s, available on hpathy.com.”
Background: Cath re-trained as a homoeopath after a career in Nursing and Teaching.
Sue Hladky RSHom
Principal Lecturer, Clinical Practice; College Clinician; Clinical Supervisor.
“I love working with groups of students. It is a privilege to be with them and watch each one blossom in their own particular way, as they develop their clinical skills.
I really enjoy sharing ideas and interests in Homeopathy. We can all learn from each other. My research project was on the remedy Thea, made from tea. I focus my writing on introductory articles for local health magazines to get the word out to the public about how great homoeopathy is.”
Background: Sue trained as a homoeopath after a career in Teaching.
Angie Zajac RSHom
Senior Lecturer, Philosophy & Clinical Practice; Clinical Supervisor.
25 years’ experience of homoeopathic teaching and clinical training, encompassing the College, four other homoeopathy schools and a practitioner study group. Northern Coordinator, Travelling Homeopaths’ Collective. College Supervision Coordinator until 2015. Yorkshire School Clinical Director until 2008. “My passion is practical philosophy, demonstrating homeopathic principles in action through cases. Teaching using one’s own cases encourages teaching from the heart.
I want students to know: It works! And you can do it! Keep it simple. If you are stuck the answer is in homoeopathy’s founding book, the Organon! For inspiration read paragraph 9 regularly!
I have had several papers published in The Homeopath and the international magazine, Homeopathic Links, reflecting my expertise in LM potencies, provings and the treatment of children.”
Background: Angie trained as a homoeopath after careers in Teaching and Scientific Research.
Mel Downing RSHom
Senior lecturer, Personal & Clinical Supervisor, Materia Medica, Philosophy and Practice Management
19 years clinical experience in the UK. I love sharing my passion for Homeopathy and the diverse way Homeopathic philosophy is part of life. When teaching Materia Medica I really enjoy finding the character in the remedies and showing them in ways that are memorable and alive.
I am truly delighted to be part of the teaching staff at the North West College of Homeopathy. I look forward to college weekends in the same way as I did when I was first a student. Being part of such a vibrant community is exciting and affirms the strong future of Homeopathy.
The Rumi quote, “We’re all just walking each other home”, feels to me to encompass the power of the homeopathic journey with the healer, teacher and hero’s journey.
Mel trained as a Homeopath after a career as a Theatre Stage Manager where she met some fascinating characters. Her first job was as a trainee computer programmer where she quickly realised she prefers people to machines.
Senior Lecturer, Human Biology & Physiology
3 years’ experience of homoeopathic education, joining the College during 2013/14.
“I want to support investigative and curious minds continuously interested in building scientific knowledge to best serve a homeopathic practice.
My specialism is anatomy, physiology & pathology. I bring to the College a mix of the British and French approaches to homeopathy, with a focus on organ and body system support, and an interest in symptoms related to hormonal, cancer or long term drug toxicity.
My research interests have included reviewing a randomised controlled trial of homoeopathy in rheumatoid arthritis and developing a pilot study on the potential action of a specific remedy in increasing callus formation during fracture healing.
Background: Anne trained as a homoeopath after an International Business career.
Holly Shrestha RsHom
I always had wide ranging interests in animals, plants, natural medicine, crystals, geology, chemistry, biology, physics and art. I studied architecture at MMU but it was not for me. After leaving, I looked for a career that covered my different interests and stumbled upon homeopathy which had everything I wanted to learn! I immediately signed up for the four year NWCH course and graduated in 2008, then took a break whilst I brought up my family. Now I work in private practice and also as a clinician at Kath Locke since 2018. I feel excited to work everyday and love working with the students and the diverse patients who are some of the most amazing cases.
Ffranses Wharton-Faraut RSHom
Senior Lecturer, Learning Development/PPD
I have always been passionate about teaching, since getting my first swimming instructor qualifications as a teenager. I continue to teach outside College, specialising in the medium of British Sign Language, including Yoga.”
Search “Ffranses” on hpathy.com for a profoundly deaf patient’s story.
Andrene Mills RSHom
“I have been passionate about the potential of homeopathy since my 1st remedy in 2000.
Alongside my private practice, I currently work with students in a clinic setting at the Kath Locke Centre and also undertake case supervision. I love reflecting upon and exploring the therapeutic relationship between patient and homeopath. I love the journey that we go on together. I hope to strengthen the Clinical Practice of students by bringing some practical guidance and teaching into a college setting. The common thread running through my life in whatever role I have undertaken has been the desire to nurture and help others realise their potential. My aim is to ‘Keep it Simple’ whilst supporting the academic rigour expected of the college.
Background: Original career was in retail banking where I had a wide variety of roles. I taught in FE for 10 years. “