Sue Adlam

B.Ed, dipCNM, dipBSA, mFHT, mBANT, CNHC reg, mIFPA

I am a Clinical Aromatherapist and Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, also qualified in various forms of massage for both relaxation and remedial treatments and mindfulness. If you are looking to optimise your health and vitality or reduce stress and gain life balance, I can support you using a wide range of modalities – essential oil and hydrolat therapy, nutrition, herbs, lifestyle, massage and stress management. I generally provide massage as part of a package of wellness for face to face clients as my work is mainly clinically based working long term with clients who are experiencing chronic or long term ill health.

Having been interested in natural health for many years, in 2011 I decided to train to be an aromatherapist. My daughter had been in school for a couple of years and I had no desire to return to primary teaching! It wasn’t long before I was looking to extend my modalities and was drawn to study herbal medicine. For health reasons I was unable to continue as it required me to travel for study so in 2017 I enrolled with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bristol. After 3 years of study, I qualified with a diploma in naturopathic nutrition in January 2022 and in March 2022 completed my clinical aromatherapy upgrade to add further skills to support clients on their wellness journey. I have also done further training in the use of herbs and Bach Flower Remedies. 

Personal experience has provided me with opportunities to explore how our lifestyles impact health and vitality, so I can fully empathise with those who are looking to regain optimum health. With all new clients, I provide a free initial enquiry appointment to ensure that your needs match my skills and experience and you can decide whether I am the right practitioner for you.

My Philosophy

I believe that much of what ails us can be remedied by closely examining how we live our lives based on some basic pillars of good health. To give yourself the best chance to be healthy and full of vitality, it’s important to focus on a lifestyle that provides the following:

  • appropriate levels of physical activity
  • unprocessed nutritious food
  • undertaking activities that promote health
  • optimise sleep quality
  • manage and reduce chronic stress
  • avoid toxic overload
  • develop healthy relationships, and a feeling a sense of purpose and belonging

It doesn’t have to be perfect, but if any one of these aspects has fallen by the wayside, your health will begin to suffer. I have discovered that if you are perpetually and chronically stressed, the body cannot return to the restful, healing parasympathetic state. Our bodies are amazingly good at healing and when fully relaxed, you can return to optimum health provided the other pillars of health are in place.

How to work with me

No matter where you are located, geography is no obstacle, as I work remotely using video conferencing services for clinical aromatherapy and nutritional therapy and you can book a completely free initial assessment to make sure I am the right therapist for you.

For in person work I am blessed with a dedicated cosy home clinic room and use exclusively organic products wherever available and endeavour to provide the best quality of care possible to nurture you back to health.

Insurance & Professional Membership

Insured with Balens, I am a full member of the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists), IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists), BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).

Qualifications & Current Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD ensures that my knowledge and skills stay relevant and up to date to deliver a professional service to my clients and the community and ensures that I remain aware of the changing trends and directions in my profession. I enjoy studying and am always reading, listening to podcasts and watching webinars to enhance my knowledge and understanding and so couldn’t possibly list everything! The links below show just some of the training I have undertaken.

Certificate of Professional Membership of the FHT 183965 valid until 10.11.2022

Qualifications & Certificates


Continuing Professional Development