Natural Therapies Practitioners
Debbie Rayfield - Practitioner of Homeopathy
R.N., Dip.N., Dip.N.ED., Dip.Hom.Med.
Specialising in child and family healthcare, Debbie is a homeopathic
practitioner with over 15 years of practical experience, as well
as a registered nurse and a qualified Montessori teacher.
Debbie practices in the Northern Beaches and North Shore of Sydney,
specialising in women, children and family healthcare, however all
are welcome! Through her extensive experience, Debbie feels she
can offer a truly holistic perspective on health and illness to
hopefully enable others to feel well and happy in their lives.
Debbie has extensive experience with early childhood, behavioural
problems, learning difficulties, stress management, asthma and allergies,
childhood anxiety and depression, ear nose and throat, women’s
health, menopause, palliative care and general child and family
Debbie studied nursing at St. Thomas's Hospital, London, and pursued
her career with an interest in medical and intensive care nursing.
She then moved into the field of nursing education and was a tutor
for some years. During this time, Debbie became aware of 'gaps'
in the conventional system of medicine, and in 1988 followed her
desire to develop an understanding of natural therapies and nutrition,
particularly the philosophy of homeopathic medicine.
Debbie has accumulated over 15 years of practical experience in
homeopathic healthcare and has lectured at the two main Sydney homeopathic
colleges, as well as the Montessori College and other colleges in
In 1996, Debbie took on the responsibility of director of health
and education for a charitable project in central India. The position
involved establishing a homeopathic hospital and outreach programme
with an emphasis on mothers and their children, and polio and paralysis
During her time in India, Debbie also established a charitable
school following the philosophy of Universal Education. Her interest
in understanding the needs of young children in assisting the development
of a Universal Education curriculum, lead her to qualify as a Montessori
teacher, after which she taught in the UK and India.
Debbie's experiences in India helped to established a deep wish
to understand the spiritual nature of the human being, particularly
through the practice of meditation and the study of Buddhist philosophy.
In order further this understanding, she has undertaken intensive
solo meditation retreats in the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Central India
and the mountains of Spain, often for several months at a time.