My background

Quite a large percentage of my patients consists of people of different nationalities. I am half Swiss, half Dutch. I have lived and worked in various countries around the world. I am therefore familiar with what it entails to live abroad, to find your way in a different culture and healthcare system.

As a homeopath it is very important to fully understand the ins and outs of a patient’s complaints. Understandably patients feel most at ease talking in their mother tongue about themselves or their child. I can take consultations in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
Which means I don’t miss out on any subtleties concerning the pains in the body or any feelings and concerns.

Before training as a homeopath (degree in 1996) I passed a university degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Switzerland. I then became the director of an international language school. Thereafter I worked for the International Red Cross in various African countries and in the Middle East; first as delegate in areas of war, later in charge of setting up Primary Health Care projects. I then moved to the Netherlands with my Dutch partner and followed a 5-year course in Homeopathy.

For 12 years I have, as a volunteer for Homeopaths without Borders, taught homeopathy to doctors, nurses, midwives and community health workers in Uganda, Benin and Gambia. In the Netherlands I teach at the homeopathic college AvKH in Zwolle.

Photo by: Auke Hamers