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Tisserand Institute Diploma of Holistic Aromatherapy
Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
Certified Infant Massage Practitioner

Jo trained at the Tisserand Institute in 1996 and has been in private practice since graduating. Her aromatherapy practice from the seed, is based in Brighton.

She taught Essential Oil Therapeutics at The Tisserand Institute for 6 years, is part of the teaching staff for Neal’s Yard Remedies and a Massage Tutor for ITHMA. Jo Has been running IFPA accredited CPD since 2010.

Her main passion is around supporting women through their hormonal journey, from puberty to fertility, through pregnancy and into Menopause.

Jo is a published author, The Little Book of Baby Massage – DK Books and a contributing author in Aromatherapy for Health Professionals 5th Edition and Neal's Yard Remedies Complete Massage. Jo has lectured around the world on the benefits of aromatherapy and has appeared as an expert on the Chrissy B show talking about using essential oils to support wellbeing.

Alongside her practice she also works as a Consultant for Tisserand Aromatherapy creating new blends and products and contributing to their marketing and social media.

Donna Robbins PGCE MIFPA ITHMA.dip  MFHT
Postgraduate Certificate of Education.
Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

Institute of Traditional  herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy Diploma
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists

After discovering the benefits of complementary therapies in her early twenties, she initially trained with Gabriel Mojay at ITHMA in 1997 and since then has completed numerous forms of post graduate studies.

Currently based in Cornwall, she’s spent her career as a Holistic Therapist working both in private practice & for charitable organisations that specialise in HIV, AIDS and cancer support.

She completed her PGCE teacher training at Exeter & Greenwich universities and has been teaching complementary therapies since 2001, from beginner to post graduate levels, at various facilities around the UK inc’ ITHMA, Raworth International College of Natural Nutrition and Sports Therapies and Exeter Natural Health Centre.

Jo & Donna met on a CPD training course in the early 2000’s, have been good friends and colleagues ever since and then in 2017 she became a member of the from the seed teaching team.

Victoria Plum BA MIFPA RCST

Bachelor Of Arts

Member of The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

Registered Craniosacral Therapist


Victoria qualified as an aromatherapist in 1996, from the Tisserand Institute.

In 1998 she was invited by the Institute to teach on the Aromatherapy Diploma course, on the Essential Oil Therapeutics module, and then also on the 2 day Lifestyle module. Later she taught several CPD courses at Tisserand. When the Institute closed, in 2004-5 she was invited to teach on a Natural Medicines course Neal’s Yard was then running, and to create a new Diploma course for them. She began teaching for NYR in 2005 and developed several courses for them from 2006 including the Diploma course, which she was the Principal Tutor for, and 3 courses designed for lay people.

As a practitioner, she has specialised working in the field of mental and emotional health. She worked for 13 years providing aromatherapy for a specialist addiction service, mainly working with clients with alcoholism, but also with those using street drugs. Some of these clients also had dual diagnoses of other mental health conditions. She has devised teaching programmes for users and carers in the field of elderly care and dementia, and eating disorders in a specialist young persons residential unit within the NHS

She is particularly interested in the delicacy of the therapeutic relationship, and  is also a craniosacral practitioner and reiki practitioner

She has written for In Essence, The IJA, Aromatherapy Today (an Australian publication), was the Consultant Editor and contributing writer for Neal’s Yard Remedies Complete Massage Book, and contributed the Aromatherapy sections of their Mental Wellness book, both published by Dorling Kindersley

She joined the from the seed teaching team in 2022.

Emma Charlton MIFPA ITHMA.dip PGCE
Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy Diploma
Postgraduate Certificate of Education.

Emma qualified as an Aromatherapist at the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA) in 2000 where she subsequently taught aromatherapy and massage for many years.

Her clinical practice has been based in a variety of settings, including a multidisciplinary clinic and an HIV charity. Her aromatherapy and bodywork practice is now based in Twickenham, Southwest London.

In addition, Emma worked in the field of mental health for many years, beginning her working life as a support worker. Until recently she managed a mental health education project alongside her aromatherapy practice, delivering regular workshops & other educational initiatives for a North London charity.

Emma holds a teaching qualification (PGCE) from Christchurch Canterbury University. Emma has over 20 years’ experience as an aromatherapy and mental health educator.

She joined the from the seed teaching team in 2022.

Ines Willis MIFPA MFHT NYR dip
Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Neal’s Yard Remedies Diploma

Ines is an aromatherapist/wellness practitioner with over 16 years’ experience of working in education related roles and over 12 years' experience of working within the natural health, wellbeing and natural skincare industry.

As a therapist she is particularly interested in natural healing for women throughout every stage of their lives and has seen first-hand how aromatherapy can help with many symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances. Throughout her career as an aromatherapist, she has supported many women and particularly enjoys seeing the benefits that massage and aromatherapy can bring to pregnant women and women going through the perimenopause/menopause. Ines also has a keen interest in facials and natural skincare and believes that a good skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated.

Feeling very passionate about educating people about natural health, wellbeing and natural skincare, she worked as the Head of the Education department and tutor for Neal’s Yard Remedies in Covent Garden for 9 years. During this time, she had the honour of supporting many Aromatherapy Diploma students throughout their learning journey and she also wrote, developed and delivered courses and workshops in aromatherapy, massage, natural product making and facials.

She joined the from the seed teaching team in 2022.