Hello and Welcome to the Purple Poppy Wellness website!

My name is Gillian and I am a Complementary Therapist with a BSc in Integrative Healthcare.

I am currently completing my honours degree and I run my therapy business from The Cross, in Beith.

Sunny selfie at the UHI Moray campus

In the beginning Purple Poppy Wellness was a way for me to share my passion for Aromatherapy and Natural Skincare but since 2016 it has become so much more. Over the last 6 years my business has evolved to include:

– An ever expanding range of both hands-on and energy healing treatments

– Weekly mindfulness/meditation group (Based in Beith)

– 1:1 advice around stress management and wellness

-Group wellness workshops (both online and in-person)

– Weekend retreats on Arran

– Home fitness and nutrition programmes.

I love connecting with other like-minded practitioners and groups, by collaborating and organising a variety of events, from wild swimming, and walking days, to drum healing and sound baths.

At the end of 2021 I made the decision to embark upon a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Healthcare. My degree year looked at the role of CAM therapies in the treatment of depression and anxiety, Comparative therapeutic practices (delving deeper into Traditional Chinese Medicine and diagnostic methods), and Critical thinking in management. This year, my Honours year, looks to be just as interesting, with a focus on Intensive Aromatics and Advanced Manual Therapies. I have also decided to carry out my dissertation research on the use of Complementary Therapies to treat symptoms of menopause.

What is integrative health?

Between family life, running my own business and full-time studies, my website updates have taken a bit of a back seat, but rest assured I am still here, helping people with their health and wellness. Please feel free to ask questions or leave me feedback on anything that you see on these pages, feedback on services is always appreciated. If you want to ask me something directly then please send me and email via the “Contact” section or DM me via social media.

Thanks for visiting, Gillian.

My Mother was always my biggest supporter, encouraging me to continue on this path and share “my gifts” with other people.  So when it came time to pick and name I chose the Poppy, her favourite flower.  Living in London for almost 8 years made me quite patriotic so I also wanted to include the Thistle.  I began drawing sketches of a logo, wanting to put my heart and soul into this venture I surrounded the words in a heart.  I gave this rough sketch to my good friend (Amar Ingreji) and with some of his editorial talent the Purple Poppy Scotland logo was born.

Not to be confused with the fantastic animal charity Purple Poppy, which raises money for animals injured during times of war.

In 2020, while the world was in lockdown, my business evolved and grew to offer a wider range of Wellness solutions. Purple Poppy Wellness felt like a more appropriate name.