Hello, I’m Fiona Morris.
As a Medical Herbalist, I did my training at Edinburgh Napier University on a 4 year BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine and registered to practice with the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). This is a professional body of herbal medicine practitioners, established since 1864, that demands a high level of herbal knowledge, clinical medicine & diagnostic training, over 500 hours apprenticeship at student training clinics, a strong code of ethics and accountability.
As well as providing holistic herbal health care, I also offer Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage & Holistic Facials, currently also completing my training in Traditional Thai Massage.
My first connection with plants was making fairy gardens and befriending certain plants as a child growing up in Jakarta, Indonesia. I remember watching the traditional herb ladies with great curiosity. They carried their wares wrapped in a sarong over their back, stopping at the roadsides to blend magical health giving tonics and powdered concoctions for their customers.
My first client ever was my mum, whose feet enjoyed my daily massage treatments after school. This was a nurturing way for us to bond and catch up with each other’s days. Having moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to reconnect with my Scottish roots on my dad’s side, I became inspired by natural health and herbal medicine through an evening class I took while studying for an MA in Philosophy at Edinburgh University.
This is where I enjoyed learning about the art and science of astrology at my first foundation class. I also encountered my first tarot deck in a book shop and became enamoured by their ability to facilitate deep discussions with my friends and neighbours. I also support my clients on their personal development and healing journeys as an Tarot & Astrology reader with over 19 years experience. I have now combined this with my herbal skills to offer a new service called Tea & Tarot.
I decided some years later to train in herbal medicine after travelling in Asia, North & Central America and Europe meeting traditional herbalists, experiencing herbal practice, and working with herbs in various locations. I gained my first class BSc Honours degree in Herbal Medicine at Edinburgh Napier University, doing my dissertation research project on Herbal Medicine to Support Grief in Life-Threatening Illness. I was accepted as a NIMH member in 2009, when I was also awarded the Michael Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement.
In giving back to the community, I do seasonal work as a Foraging Guide & Natural Remedy Making Tutor for a mental health charity called Outlook Project. I am a volunteer group facilitator and enthusiastic promoter of the Alternatives to Violence Project, an organisation that helps people reduce conflict in their lives and explore creative ways to improve relationships.