Ellie Holly joined Restore Therapy in 2018 and is often considered an underpinning link in a client’s recovery. She is a highly qualified and experienced practitioner with over eighteen years of clinical experience treating patients with nutritional therapy and herbal medicine. Ellie is passionate about working with her patients to get them back to best possible health. She combines detailed dietary advice with herbal medicines, supplement recommendations, and exercise and lifestyle guidance.
Herbal medicine and nutritional therapy are safe to use alongside orthodox drug and surgery treatments when prescribed by a professional. Ellie has extensive experience in treating patients with a wide range of conditions including supporting patients who are going through or have completed cancer treatments; patients preparing for or post-surgery to ensure the best possible health outcomes; and women with a range of hormonal issues including menopause, infertility, and pre-menstrual syndrome.
Ellie completed a four year BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University in 2000. Ellie has been trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors, but takes a holistic approach to illness. Her degree course included extensive training to a high standard in the medical sciences: physiology, pathology, diagnostic skills, pharmacology and pharmacy, as well as botany, herbal therapeutics, nutrition and clinical skills. Ellie had two years of clinical training at the Archway Clinic of Herbal Medicine in the Whittington Hospital, North London.
She has completed the ITEC anatomy, physiology and body massage course and spent several years teaching anatomy and physiology alongside seeing patients. Ellie has undertaken numerous additional courses in herbal medicine and nutrition to continuously update and enhance her knowledge and skills. Listed below is a small selection of the seminars and further training within her field which she has completed.
Since qualifying in 2000 Ellie has worked continuously seeing patients privately, she also worked for two years at Boots the Chemist in South Kensington as their Medical Herbalist. She has gone on to mentor newly qualified herbalists through their first years of practice. In addition to her private practice, Ellie spent several years teaching ITEC anatomy and physiology at City and Islington College and Barnet college. She also devised and taught beginners and intermediate courses in herbal medicine at the Mary Ward Centre in central London.
As Ellie’s experience grew she became more and more aware of how diet is a key part of treatment in order to help patients not only get well, but to stay well. Ellie has undertaken a significant number of nutrition courses and nutrition is now a large part of her practice. For over ten years she has been teaching nutrition to adults at two central London colleges – the Mary Ward Centre in Russell Square and the City Lit in Covent Garden.
Ellie now practises herbal medicine and nutritional therapy in three locations: Enfield, Harpenden and Islington. Due to her busy practice she has recently reduced her teaching but still devises and delivers most of the diet and nutrition courses at the City Lit in Covent Garden.
Managing the herbal dispensary and being a senior herbalist at the Haelan Centre in Crouch End, London N8 for over eight years
Devising and teaching six and twelve week courses in Herbal Medicine at the Mary Ward Centre in Russell Square, London
Devising and teaching over nine different diet and nutrition courses at the City Lit in Covent Garden
Delivering nutrition workshops to Enfield Council staff on a variety of health topics
Access to Human and Biomedical Sciences
BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine 2:1 (Middlesex university)
Registered Member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy
HIV service training
Care for cancer patients: an integrative approach
A herbal approach to nervous system health
Safely using schedule III herbs in your practice
Phytotherapy for healing and tissue repair
Phytotherapy for autoimmune disease
Menopause/andropause phytotherapy insights
Phytotherapy for anxiety and depression
New directions in cardiovascular phytotherapy
Balancing female hormones naturally- A foundation for female health
Inflammation: the latent culprit of many diseases