Heather first learnt about essential oils, alongside other complementary medicine and integrated therapy principles and practices, in the early 70’s. She worked for Robert Tisserand when he first began to develop his business, then later studied at the University of Salford and was awarded a BSc (Joint Hon) Degree in Counselling and Complementary Medicine, and Masters Certificates in Integrated Mindfulness, and Supervision of Counsellors. She was also awarded a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate (PGCE) from Bolton Institute.
Heather has published a number of articles and research papers in associated professional journals, including the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA).
Heather is author of bestselling Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and the soon-to-be-released (Autumn 2019) Essential Oils for the Whole Body (Inner Traditions, USA).
Heather was employed at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, in the College of Health and Social Care as Programme Lead for the BSc Integrated Therapies in Practice and BSc Complementary Therapies in Practice Top up Degrees. She wrote and developed and was Module Lead and lecturer for the Aromatherapy, Supervision and CPD, and Communication and Professional Skills modules, and personal tutor for TCM, CAM and Counselling students, and ran an onsite aromatherapy clinic for staff. She also ran a private essential oil therapy clinic, provided professional supervision for therapists, and delivered CPD workshops and courses.
A Fellow of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA), Heather was Chair of Education during 2013, and continues to support the IFA’s educational programme as a consultant and examiner. She is also a member of the International Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
After relocating from Lancashire to Dorset, Heather continues to write; preparing content for her third book, and producing articles for magazines and journals. She also gives talks and presentations, and is scheduled to appear as a guest speaker on the main stage at the ‘Wellbeing by the Lakes’ festival in Dorset this September (2019). Heather participates in live UK and American radio interviews. She also provides essential oil therapy and training through her private practice, Aromantique, in Lyme Regis.
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