I graduated with an Honours degree in Human Biology from Kings College University of London, concurrently taking a three year course in philosophy (and winning the 2nd Leathes Prize in the Faculty of Life Sciences), to be awarded the Associateship of King’s College (AKC).

Whilst studying at King’s College I became interested in Natural and Wholistic Medicine. This led to me being awarded a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to study a three-year, full time course at the College of Homeopathy, London, where I qualified as a homeopath in 1994 (MCH).

I continued post-graduate studies for two years at the Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathic Studies (PCH) (Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy).

My interest in health led to a Master’s degree in Chiropractic (MChiro) which I passed with Merit from AECC University College, becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) after further post-graduate studies, including specialisms in paediatrics.

I am the first Chiropractor in the 175 year history of the Faculty of Homeopathy to gain full membership, MFHom(Chiro).

In 1996 I completed the ultra-marathon, Marathon des Sables, a 250km self-sufficient foot race across the Sahara Desert. I was one of only three English women who were the first to take part in, and complete, what is dubbed ‘the toughest foot race on Earth'.

I undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on a regular basis and my particular interests include: Wellness, Nutrition, Paediatrics, Pregnancy and Birth, Ergonomics and Yoga.

In recent years, I have spent time in India joining colleagues in charitable clinics.

Dr Marliese Symons BSc, AKC, MCH, PCH, MChiro, DC, MFHom(Chiro)