BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, 2006
Dip NT Nutritional Therapy, 2011
A potted history...
My name is Sarah Hughes and I qualified as a herbalist in 2006 and as a Nutritional Therapist in 2011. My love affair with all things herbal started when I worked for Neal’s Yard Remedies in London as their project manager. Until I worked there I didn’t realise you could walk into a factory and be overwhelmed with the smell of lemon grass, and rose instead of harsh grating chemicals. At the same time I started thinking about my own health, not just taking it for granted and throwing pills down my throat when something went wrong. I decided to take the plunge and go back to university and did the BSc degree in Herbal Medicine at Westminster university. On qualification I left London and moved to Galway on the wild west coast of Ireland where I joined a thriving integrated practice and for 5 years I saw a lot of patients with an awful lot of conditions. This was a wonderful training as well as a great life adventure. I also did the diploma in Nutritional Medicine at the Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin as herbs and nutrition work together hand in hand.