About Lyssa

I am an experienced Homeopath working in East Lothian, in Edinburgh and via on-line consultations.  I live in Musselburgh, just along the coast from Edinburgh.

Lyssa Clayton Homeopath Edinburgh and Online

Discovering Homeopathy

My first experience with Homeopathy was at age 17. My mother took me …. probably dragged me …. along to see a Dr. Burns in Manchester. During a bumpy transition to University Homeopathy again turned my health around. I’m eternally grateful for that introduction to a different way of looking after myself. With no idea what homeopathy was, I got better. Many years later I saw a homeopath when I started getting terrible migraine headaches, and again for severe morning sickness.
Going along to a Homeopathy evening class 37 years ago sparked my interest some more. Homeopathy made sense to me immediately and I’m fascinated by the philosophy and ideas. Homeopathy is exciting. It has the potential to enhance our health both in acute situations and for deeper, long term wellbeing. Homoeopathy was my first choice for my three children. It was invaluable during pregnancy, through their baby and childhood years to teenage and adult life. We also had a lovely, very experienced and knowledgeable GP who had studied homeopathy, and I’ve always had a Homeopath to consult with for myself and my family.

Homeopathy Training and Diploma

 After school and A-Levels I moved to Scotland and studied Medieval History at St Andrew’s University, and discovered my love of music and singing. Some of the best times I had were rehearsing and touring with the university Renaissance Group. We travelled and sang concerts in the Basque areas of France and Spain, Orkney, Kent, Hungary, what was then Czechoslovakia and finally Poland in the early 1980s. Eye opening travels and experiences for sure !
It’s so interesting how we find the way to find what it is we love and have to do. In my 4th year, I took a special subject called Popular and Professional Medicine in Medieval Times. I discovered the world of different ways of healing, philosophy and medicine. In a way that sowed more of the seeds leading me to Homeopathy and holistic health.
After some time living off the West Coast of Scotland, and learning to cook wonderful food in an island hotel, I moved to Edinburgh and worked in vegetarian cafes. Some of those skills of organisation, planning and juggling a crazy amount of work from the world of catering have come in handy.
For several years I was involved in childbirth education, pregnancy and breastfeeding support. Then I realised I had to go deeper into Homeopathy and learn more.
I studied Homeopathy at college for 4 years from 1994 – 1998 in Edinburgh. I have a Diploma and Licentiate in Homeopathy.
That was just the beginning.
Since then I’ve continued learning. I attend a wide range of Continuing Professional Development seminars, courses and Masterclasses. My personal study and regular professional and peer supervision support my practice.

What I enjoy

Exploring and learning more about homeopathy and philosophy every day. Seminars with colleagues and inspiring teachers.
I love singing and voice work …..Shapenote, Georgian, African, new songs by contemporary musicians and songwriters, close harmony, Gospel and more
Dancing, of course
Pilates, a more recent discovery for me and I have a weekly class scheduled.
Learning to grow more food – using homeopathy in my gardening efforts.
Spending time with my feisty grandchildren, family and good friends.
Getting along to as many good plays, films and great music as possible is vital soul food.
Walking along the river and to the sea near my home.
Wild swimming and sea swimming in East Lothian…this I love, it energises and inspires me.
Travel and finding new places, to experience the world in all its glory, beauty and craziness.

Society of Homeopaths

I am a Registered Member of the Society of Homeopaths.
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