The two Principals and Staff are all experienced, working practitioners with many years of teaching behind them. They now bring their wide and varied skills together under one roof, to share with the students in a supportive and friendly learning environment.
As well as helping to run the college, I also worked at the fabulous Dolphin House Children's Clinic Charity in Brighton (sadly now gone since Covid) where I was fortunate enough to have treated several thousand children in the charity, alongside my private practice. I was lucky enough to be asked to join South Downs a few years after its inception and have found it to be a fantastically rewarding experience – so much knowledge gained, so much laughter had along the way. I can't imagine life without it.
I am absolutely hooked on homeopathy. It is the most interesting subject ever. I know that with the excellent teaching of this most subtle and far-reaching system of health that we offer, students of the college can go out to practise in the world with confidence, skill and compassion.
I am delighted to be offered the post of Co-Principal, it’s an incredible opportunity to be a part of the future of a growing college.
I trained at SDSH and following graduation I have concentrated on building a very busy homeopathic practice online. I have found running an online practice has created amazing opportunities to tap into a patient base that spreads far and wide, I now have clients all over the world and many thousands of hours of practice under my belt.
Alongside my practice I running training workshops and have been lecturing at South Downs for the last few years. Whilst I love working online and can see great potential for the expansion of education in that arena, working with students at South Downs was a fresh challenge which I really enjoyed. Being able to combine lecturing with my online skills offers a future for the college, which I think, is exciting. I’m passionate about the next generation of homeopaths and feel it’s a privilege to be part of that journey.
I have many happy memories of my time studying and I believe my experience as a student as well as a lecturer will add to the skills I bring to South Downs. I am passionate about sending out confident homeopaths into the world who know that they can be successful.
The college has grown and flourished over the years and to be a part of its story is something I am hugely enthusiastic about.
Kathy Pitt Co-founded the college in 1997. Lecturer
Sally Nunn Lecturer. Runs student clinic
Sarah Plumb Lecturer
Tracey Brewster-Brown Pharmacy coordinator. Lecturer
Andrea Booth Lecturer
Robert Bridge Lecturer
What to expect from teaching
The course is streamlined according to Higher Education level guidelines to provide a thorough and progressive learning experience through different teaching methods, graded work modules and a wide range of lectures. In addition, there are monthly homework requirements. There is a strong emphasis on developing practical clinical skills as well as academic study.
The classes are small and informal, with plenty of time available for debate, discussion and individual attention.
Many students feel worried about their level of academic ability. We are aware that different people learn and express themselves in different ways and we will help you come up with the approaches that work best for you. Homework can usually be answered in a variety of styles and you will have plenty of support from your tutors.
We comply with the Society of Homeopaths education standards.
"The Society’s Education Department operates a transparent, rigorous and comprehensive course recognition process with the support of independent reviewers and panel members. Working with courses preparing students to become independent primary practitioners of homeopathy, we believe that quality assurance is a crucial way for a profession to demonstrate its capacity for effective self regulation and to increase its public accountability. We favour a supportive and developmental approach, valuing ongoing consultation with course providers, teachers and students, as well as homeopaths and the public.
The courses currently on our list substantially meet the criteria of the Society’s course recognition system. This includes scrutiny and evaluation through documentation and observation of teaching in the classroom, the clinic and online. We also engage in discussion with the course team and students, and look for evidence of external examiner reports and students’ assessed work. Homeopaths qualifying from Society recognised courses will be knowledgeable, competent, reflective and safe, and are automatically eligible to join the Society’s Register of Homeopaths, the first to become accredited by the Professional Standards Authority"