Andy has been a practitioner since 1998, starting out as a massage therapist. Since then he has trained in just about every modality of natural medicine. He is a Doctor of Naturopathy and member of the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA) and Executive Member of the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM). He is a Medical Herbalist and member of the United Register of Herbal Practitioners (URHP). He is a Clinical Acupuncturist and member of the Acupuncture Society (MAcS). Andy is also a Functional Nutritionist and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nutrition (Research & Practice), and diplomas in Nutritional Therapy, Translational Nutrigenomics, and Functional Medicine. He is also a member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP). Andy has been a PGCE-qualified teacher of Biology, Life Sciences and Health & Social Care since 2003, working in a number of FE colleges over the years. Between 2016-2020 he worked as a Lecturer in Biomedicine and Nutritional Biochemistry for the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester, Belfast, Bristol and London. Andy is passionate about delivering high-quality education in holistic medicine; that it is the medicine of the people, and should be available for all.

Andy Patterson: Principal
MAcS, PgDip, M.H, N.D
Zoe worked in the graphic design industry for many years and enjoyed a successful career in photography before more recently returning to academic study.  She is currently completing a Masters degree in Autism Spectrum from Sheffield Hallam University. She has a long-standing interest in neurodiversity and how this affects learning and education. Her current research centres around sensory factors which affect autistic students. Zoe’s unique training and supportive skills make her an ideal liaison for student admissions and wellbeing. Contact her at
Zoe Field BA(Hons):
College Registrar
Katie is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist and studied Naturopathic Nutrition for 3 years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, obtaining a distinction in her field. In her clinic, Katie’s predominant interests are Chronic illness. In particular: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, Long-covid and Environmental illness. The reason for these specific interests lies with the fact that Katie herself has been managing multiple chronic health conditions for over 7 years and has seen for herself the benefits that natural health approaches can make. She is passionate about nutrition and health and is very much looking forward to bringing her experiences and learning to the Hippocratic Institute. Note: An updated Bio and Katie’s clinic website will be available in January.

Katie Roberts NT Dip CNM, BA(Hons): Nutritional Therapy Consultant

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