Alison Endenburg
BA Ed, BSc (Hons) ARHom

First a teacher…

I graduated in 1990, with a Bachelor of Primary Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. I worked as a teacher and later as a copywriter in advertising before moving to the United Kingdom in 1997, where I continued working in London as a copywriter until the birth of our first child.

Then a mother…

When I had my children, I wanted a safe and gentle system of medicine for them. I was looking for ways to support their immunity and I wanted to avoid medicines that could upset the delicate chemical balance in their bodies.

I had first experienced homeopathy as an 8 year old. Before then, I was sick every winter, going from one illness to the next, living on anti-biotics, never quite recovering fully. Then I was taken to see a homeopath and my health improved dramatically. As my immune system became stronger with further treatment, I got fewer illnesses and recovered more quickly each time, until my tendency towards chest infections was removed entirely. Members of my family visited our homeopath for other ailments including hepatitis, dysmenorrhoea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and IBS, and the improvements were remarkable.

When I became a mother I found a wonderful local homeopath who treated my kids for everything from nappy rashes and colic, to ear infections, temper tantrums, and warts. I  was so impressed by how gentle and effective it was for so many physical as well as emotional ailments, that I decided to become a homeopath myself.

Then a homeopath …

I studied for 4 years at the Centre for Homeopathic Education in London, qualifying with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree validated by the University of Middlesex.
I am a registered member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths, one of the main registering bodies in the UK. I am bound by their code of ethics, and I am insured to practice as a homeopath.

Special areas of interest

My focus as a therapist is emotional difficulties e.g. anxiety/fear, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, self-harming, irritability, exam stress & exhaustion, panic attacks, phobias, bullying/abuse, abandonment, trauma/ PTSD, nervous breakdown.  

Bereavement:  I nursed my father for the last days of his life, and I was with him, holding his hand when he died. I know the process of coming to terms with a loss like this, and understand all the emotions that surface afterwards. I had the benefit of amazing remedies that helped me each step of the way in getting my life back on track.

The remedies were brilliant for the following:

  • Steadying the ups and downs of the early stages of bereavement when my sadness turned to laughter and moments later would dissolve into inconsolable sobbing
  • Grounding me after such a profound existential experience so that I could function efficiently again
  • Keeping my heart open after such deep pain, when all I wanted to do was disconnect from everyone, to prevent being hurt like that again.

I’ve supported several people after a loss and they all agree that engaging with someone who really understands and is comfortable talking about death is very therapeutic. And they often come for follow-up appointments saying something like “Please can I have that remedy again this time, I’m feeling so much better

Shock:  I’ve walked into a room and seen the man I love dead on the floor, being resuscitated with CPR and a defibrillator. To say I was shocked was an understatement. So I know what’s involved in  recovering from a traumatic event and I am very familiar with the remedies that helped me come to terms with it all.

I chose remedies to help me with the following:

  • Shivering uncontrollably right after the event – acute shock
  • Seeing the event replayed in my mind like a movie
  • Being paranoid that the event would happen all over again
  • Waking in the middle of the night with a fright and my heart pounding
  • Coming to terms with the sheer magnitude of the event, the narrow escape from losing my husband, the implications for my family’s future