Homeopathy has been an important part of my life for more than 30 years since it helped me with chronic and debilitating health problems in my early 30s. Despite trying many allopathic treatments my symptoms got worse and worse until I could no longer work full-time as an academic and thought that I would have to accept that I would never be well. A friend suggested homeopathy, which I’d never heard of, and I thought it was worth giving it a try. Within a few months, my main symptoms had got much better and 10 months later I was back to health and able to resume full time work and life in order to build a career as an academic writer and researcher in the fields of sociology, psychoanalysis and social psychology. My areas of research and writing were gender, identity and social class in the contexts of education, families, sibling relationships and other groups. For a full list of my publications see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helen-Lucey
Being helped so much by homeopathy sparked a deep interest in the subject that stayed with me and so I began to study informally and for a long time just practiced first aid homeopathy on friends, family and pets (!). However, seeing and experiencing for myself the positive results of homeopathic treatment made such an impact that I eventually decided to train as a classical homeopath at the School of Homeopathy in Stroud.
I am a Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths and attend regular study groups and seminars, incorporating latest developments into my practice. I run first aid courses on how to use homeopathy for everyday complaints and accidents and speak on in various contexts about the benefits of homeopathy. I have a PhD in 'The psychosocial dimensions of gender, social class and education' from King's College London (2004).