Dr Alice Greene Psychotherapy, Ealing, London

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Having medically qualified in 1977 from Trinity College Dublin, I entered General Practice and gained the MRCGP in 1981. Dissatisfied with the limited achievements of much drug prescribing in general practice and committed to discovering other more healing approaches, I came to the UK in 1981 to train full time in Classical Homeopathy at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, gaining Faculty of Homeopathy membership in 1982. Further hospital out-patient experience was combined with working as a GP in three NHS practices around London. My experience using homeopathy was deepened by on going studies in London and Greece with world renowned homeopath, George Vithoulkas, who was awarded the Alternative Nobel Prize for Complementary Medicine in 1997.

I founded and am medical director of the Fourth Floor Practice since 1989 and have invited practitioners working in different disciplines to join with me in offering a wide choice of complementary and psychotherapeutic approaches.

From 1990, for 14 years I acted as medical advisor to J Laing Services plc providing health care to senior management in the building industry until the take over of the Services in 2004.

I was also a founder member of The Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group (HPTG) begun in 1992 in Oxford, a partnership of 8 doctors and vets which teaches homeopathy to doctors, vets, and nurses in the UK and, through HPTG International, in Ireland, Australia and South Africa. Having acted as HPTG managing partner, and co-led a new teacher training group to replace us, I retired from active teaching after 15 years. Together in 2005, my HPTG partners and I wrote "Passionate Medicine – making the transition from orthodox medicine to Homeopathy", edited by Robin Shohet and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Read a review at the bottom of the page...

I was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Homeopathy in 2001 and currently supervise homeopathic doctors and conduct medical appraisals on its behalf.
With a keen interest in Autogenic Training & Therapy, I worked for many years in education and training for the British Autogenic Society, serving as Chairman until 2000, and awarded Fellowship of the Society in 2001. I still enjoy teaching AT to anyone who wishes to learn!

Homeopathy and Autogenic relaxation naturally led to an interest in Psychotherapy and I gained the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust's Diploma in Counselling and Therapy in 1995 and am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

These interests in supporting and encouraging the natural healing forces of mind and body have been underpinned by a long interest in spiritual work centred on mindfulness and the study of universal teachings on non-duality.

Also, with a deep interest in the practical arts and their use in therapy and healing, in 2010 I completed a 2 year post graduate Diploma in Historic Stone Carving at City & Guilds School of Art, Kennington.
You may see some images here Stone Carvings


MB BCh BAO - primary medical degree, Trinity College Dublin 1977
DCH, DObst - Diplomas in child health and obstetrics & gynaecology 1979/80
MRCGP - Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners 1980
MFHom - Membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy 1981
Dip AT - Diploma in Autogenic Training & Therapy 1987
Dip Psych - Diploma of the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust 1995
UKCP Reg - Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy 1997
FBAS - Fellowship of the British Autogenic Society 2000
FFHom - Fellowship of the Faculty of Homeopathy 2001


The Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group www.hptg.co.uk
The British Autogenic Society www.autogenic-therapy.org.uk
The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust www.psychosynthesis.edu/
The Faculty of Homeopathy www.trusthomeopathy.org
The Royal College of General Practitioners www.rcgp.org.uk
The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy www.ukcp.org.uk
The British Holistic Medical Association
The Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk

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Passionate Medicine - Making the transition from conventional medicine to homeopathy
Paperback, ISBN: 9781843102984, 192pp, 2005. Edited by Robin Shohet. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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Biography & Admin. Passionate Medicine

Passionate Medicine is a compelling record of the journeys of five doctors and two veterinary surgeons from conventional medicine to homeopathy.

In search of truth and healing in their profession, the contributors challenge the shortcomings of conventional medical training and methods, in particular the notion that effective clinicians should be objective and emotionally detached. Their insightful autobiographical stories clearly demonstrate the cost of the 'dehumanising' principle to the medical profession and argue for a more holistic, caring model that regards self-knowledge, passion and the ability to create successful practitioner-patient relationships as central to the healing process. The contributors make a convincing case for the inherent ability of people to heal themselves and for the changing role of the clinician from expert to facilitator.

This book is a thoughtful and illuminating consideration of the relationship between the medical profession and alternative therapies, and will prove compelling reading for all trainee and practising medical professionals.

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