Hi! I’m Roses.

I’m a medical herbalist and mycotherapy practitioner (mushroom herbalist!) with a community organising background. 

I offer inclusive, affirming herbal medicine to people of all identities.

My favourite medicines are weeds! They know so much about surviving and adapting hostile environments into places in which they and other beings can thrive, which inspires me. And they’re abundant and generous with their medicine.

I bring love and empathy, systematic and thorough enquiry, understanding of trauma, an intimate relationship with the plants, and an analysis of power and oppression to my practice. You can read about my training here.

Come as you are

I support and affirm all bodies, including queer, trans, black/brown, fat, disabled, young, old and survivor bodies. 

All parts of you are welcome in my clinic: the parts that feel resilient and powerful, and those that feel confused, vulnerable or afraid. 

You may have experience of systemic oppression, trauma or neurodivergence that makes you less able to access the benefits of mainstream healthcare. I am flexible to both our needs – feel free to contact me to discuss.

I am trained to work safely alongside any mainstream healthcare and pharmaceutical medications you may be accessing. 

If you decide to work with me, I hope you might feel

  • Supported, held, heard
  • Fewer and less severe symptoms
  • More resilient, physically and emotionally
  • More deeply connected with yourself, loved ones and the more-than-human.
Training & background

I qualified as a medical herbalist from a five-year, degree-level course with 97% in my final clinical exam. My training included anatomy, physiology, differential diagnosis, nutrition, “materia medica” (plants as medicines) and herbal pharmacy, and 500 supervised clinical hours with some of the most experienced medical herbalists in the UK and Ireland, including in an NHS hospital. 

Before qualifying I worked for ten years with survivors of state violence and interpersonal violence (work I still do), particularly with queer, gender-non-conforming and male survivors, people incarcerated under immigration powers, and activists experiencing repression.


I am trained to 

  • interpret blood and urine test results
  • carry out routine physical examinations
  • prescribe herbs safely alongside any conventional medication you may be taking
  • recognise symptoms that need referring for further tests.
Continued professional development

Since qualifying I have undertaken further training, including:

  • Mycotherapy Practitioner qualification from the UK & Ireland Mycotherapy Practitioners Register
  • FREC3 Emergency First Response qualification
  • Further professional training in the neurobiology of trauma, somatics, scar care (including specifically from gender-affirming surgery) and endobiogenic medicine.

I also work in a mobile acute clinic and for a national charity.

“Working with Roses has literally changed my life. I came to them with chronic stomach problems on top of a chronic illness. I’m happy to say that at this moment, both are under control thanks to the care provided by Roses and this has allowed me to reduce the number of drugs taken.”

“I appreciate the way Roses communicates with me, particularly in non gendered ways regarding reproductive/ovarian health. … I couldn’t imagine working on this with anyone else, which is a credit to Roses’ skills and practice. It is a true blessing to be supported by Roses.”

Get in touch

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Katherine (therapist):


I mostly work Tuesdays-Thursdays and some weekends

Roses (herbalist):


I work on Mondays & Tuesdays, 10am-5pm

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