Nick Avery qualified at Guy’s Hospital in 1975 and practised as
a conventional GP in Sussex for 20 years until leaving in 2000
to practise complementary /integrated medicine full time. He
began with acupuncture in 1984 , then a year later started the
homeopathy training which led to his MFHom qualification in
1999. He used these techniques in his NHS practice for 6 years
and also worked at the homeopathic hospital in Tunbridge Wells
as a Hospital Practitioner where he helped to develop their
successful acupuncture service.
Nick is a founder member of the Tunbridge Wells homeopathy
course (HETW) for medical health professionals, where he is
Director of Education. He represents HPTG and HETW as a member
of the Academic Board of the Faculty of Homeopathy, and has been
teaching for many years on the HPTG courses in Oxford where he
completed his undergraduate studies as well as a three year
dedicated homeopathy teacher training programme. He practises in
Eastbourne and at The Centre for Complementary and Integrated
Medicine in London with Professor George Lewith. His has also
completed a three year programme with the British Society for
Ecological Medicine (BSEM) which involves diet, nutrition,
allergy and environmental factors. Nick's main interest, apart
from treating the whole patient, is the emotional aspect of
disease which appears to be present in all illness and is the
part associated with the suffering involved in being ill.
Although the other techniques are all helpful in terms of
treating disease, he has found that homeopathy has the most
impact on the emotional disturbance.
Nick has always enjoyed teaching and HPTG gives him the
platform to develop this interest both home and abroad. He has
already taught with HPTG in Ireland and is looking forward to
the challenge of developing an HPTG course in Sri Lanka.
Current dilemma – "so many patients appear to be ill because
of the damp English climate (the English diseases are
particularly respiratory or rheumatic), how can I justify not
moving to France and commuting to England?!!"