Nijen is a highly qualified and experienced Medical Herbalist, Functional Medicine Practitioner and GAPS practitioner passionate about health and wellbeing. She is dedicated to finding the root cause of ailments and resolving issues using natural solutions.
treating patients in a clinic dedicated to training. She is experienced in treating patients from all ages and walks of life and has a special interest in complex clinical cases when conventional medicine has failed to help. She always starts treatment from digestive health as she believes imbalance in digestion often develops into chronic ailments elsewhere in the body. She has seen time and time again that even subtle changes in the diet can reduce inflammation, improve blood sugar balance, increase energy levels and support a healthy body.
She is dedicated to self-development in her field and since her graduation has completed certification in Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) and Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). Nijen has also become a member of Institute of Functional Medicine and is currently undergoing advanced training to complete the highest level of certification to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. She is about to start on a Naturopatic Nutrition course with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Edinburgh.
Nijen is a member of National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) which is UK's leading professional body for Medical Herbalists continuously striving to provide the best patient care through the work of its members. As a member, she adheres to their strict code of ethics and practice and follows an annual Continuous Personal Development plan.
Nijen’s practice is insured with professional indemnity insurance.
Nijen has a First Class Honours from Edinburgh Napier University in Herbal Medicine. As a Medical Herbalist, she is trained in herbal expertise as well as skills in the clinical examination, pathology, anatomy & physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry. In addition, 500 hours of supervised clinical experience in observing and
"I have been seeing Nijen for a couple of months now, having moved from my previous nutritionist when she stopped working. Nijen picked up my case pretty seamlessly. She has added some more herbal elements to my plan which are easier to take than large quantities of pills. Nijen is always very quick to respond to emails and understands that sometimes things can become a bit overwhelming. She offers support and a do the best that you can do attitude which I have found very helpful. I feel I am definitely moving in the right direction."