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The Principal and Staff are all experienced 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.


Christian Taylor
As well as helping to run the college, I also work at the fabulous Dolphin House Children's Clinic Charity in Brighton where I am an executive manager as well as treating several thousand children in the charity, alongside my private practice. I have taught homeopathy in the Czech republic and lecture for the Society of Homeopaths.

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.
Christian Taylor
Saira Keevill-Thomas I’m in the lovely position of now working at the college that I trained in. I’m passionate about the student experience and when I qualified in 2002 I set up a low cost clinic so that I could provide sitting-in hours for students to observe the case-taking process. I took the lead as we transitioned in to the Higher Education model that our registering body recommends as I felt that it was a great opportunity for our students. I’m totally confident and very proud of the quality of education that we provide.
My own education didn’t stop with becoming a homeopath and I went on to train as a psychotherapist. I run a busy clinic in Chichester practicing both disciplines.
Saira Keevill-Thomas



Kathy Pitt

Kathy Pitt I originally wanted to be a pianist and studied music at York University. Homoeopathy had always been a fascination and a hobby (experimenting on friends and family!) but while working for a concert agency in London in the 1980s I discovered I could train part-time with the (then) College of Homoeopathy in Regent's Park

I co-founded the South Downs School of Homoeopathy with Robin back in 1997, and 'retired' as a Principal in June 2013. I've run a professional practice as a homoeopath since 1989 and divide my time between this and teaching at the School -

Caroline Jurdon
Caroline Jurdon As well as running a private practice in Brighton and London for the last 16 years, I am passionate about Homeopathy being available to all, not just those who can afford it. To this end I have worked in a variety of settings: including prisons and with homeless women. I feel that it is important for Homeopathy to be integrated with mainstream medicine and at the moment am funded to work in children's centres in Brighton taking referrals from medical professionals working with children and women suffering Post Natal Depression. I feel that Homeopathy needs to be researched more so that it can be better understood and made more widely available.
I enjoy teamwork and have set up a homeopathy project in a mental health day centre, which has recently received funding from the Lottery. -

Keith Smeaton

Keith Smeaton The practice of homeopathy has captured my heart and my mind. I believe that it is the answer to treating suffering both on a physical and an emotional level.

It brings a sense of balance into one's life, not just relief of symptoms. I've treated hundreds of patients of all ages, and my respect for the power of homeopathy continues to grow -


Sally Nunn

Sally Nunn I graduated from the London College of Classical Homeopathy in 1996, and practice in Arundel, where I live, and in Chichester. I am registered with the Society of Homeopaths where I served a six-year term on their Board of Directors, with a particular responsibility for Professional Conduct.

I have been teaching at the South Downs School of Homoeopathy since 2003. As well as lecturing, and supervising students in their 3rd or 4th years, I also run the Low Cost Student Clinic in Chichester, where students gain their valuable clinical training and experience. The clinic is a very rewarding part of my practice as this is where I see the results of the hard work of all our teaching staff - I take great pleasure in seeing students progress and grow in confidence with their case taking in preparation for the life-long learning experience that is homeopathy.


Mandy Elliott

Mandy Elliott Discovering Homeopathy changed my life. I always knew instinctively that to truly heal yourself you have to look at the whole person on all levels. When I experienced my own personal trauma, Homeopathy came along, made sense of everything and opened up a whole newly inspired world.

Since then I have tried to expand myself by exploring everything that was put in my path, and have since qualified as a Colonic Hydrotherapist, an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner and I also run Vitality Detox Retreats. I feel I could not have achieved all of the things I have without becoming a Homeopath first. It is my rock, and I am as passionate about this wonderful healing therapy today as I always have been - and


The Late Robin Hayfield - Founder and Principal (see tribute page)

Robin Hayfield

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