As a result of witnessing first hand a remarkable change in my then 18 month old daughter's health, following severe chicken pox, I trained at the North West College of Homeopathy and qualified in 1989.
In 1992 I was admitted on the register of the Society of Homeopaths.
Following a two year post-graduate course at the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies I graduated in 1996.
During my 2nd year at the Dynamis School I took part in the homeopathic testing of Salmon. This was my first experience of being involved in a ‘proving’ (homeopathic testing of remedies). Since then I have been involved in numerous provings.
Fom 1993 to 2011 I worked as a homeopath at Liverpool Centre for Health, an NHS funded Complementary Health Care service in Anfield, which provided Complementary Therapies to the people of Everton, via their General Practitioners.
It began as a pilot project, which was deliberately set up in an area of deprivation where it was felt there was a need for Complementary Health Care but where it was unlikely that the population would be able to pay for private treatment.
In 2011 I was successful in bidding for my own service, the Hilary Hampel Homeopathy Service, which was based in Everton, and which I ran until 2014, when I decided to retire from the NHS.
I have also taught the general public, health professionals and students of various disciplines over the years since I started in practice. I used to run numerous introduction to homeopathy classes on Merseyside and have also been a regional tutor and supervisor for homeopathy students, in addition to lecturing in hospitals. I ran a workshop at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital Inauguration Conference on ‘Complementary Therapies’, and have taught midwives, as also nursing, midwifery and medical students at Liverpool John Moores University, as also students on the Holistic Therapies course at Liverpool's Communiversity.
As part of my ongoing training and development, in 2011 I completed training on the issue of fertility in both men and women utilising homeopathic remedies.
I am a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths and abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice and also have professional indemnity insurance with them. This is the largest professional association for homeopaths in the UK, and the oldest, established in 1978.
I am committed to a programme of CPD (Continuous Professional Development). I have individual supervision, and attend both national and international seminars and conferences as part of my continuing development.
As a result of my knowledge of German I have also translated a variety of homeopathy-related documents, including five homeopathic remedy provings.