Course Coordinator

Candice Lucas

By Lincoln College
Candice Lucas


Course Coordinator DipHE Complementary Healthcare and Wellbeing, Complementary Therapies Tutor, and Herbal Medicine Clinic Supervisor

Candice has vast experience within Holistic Healthcare; with 25 years’ experience as a Holistic Complementary Therapist with numerous qualifications under her belt to include Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Remedial Massage, Indian Head Massage, Stone Therapy, Thermal Auricular Therapies and also has many qualifications within Beauty Therapy.

In 2015, Candice successfully graduated with the BSc (Hons) degree in Herbal Medicine from Lincoln College; validated by University of Lincoln; where she studied for three years covering modules in phytochemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, pharmacy, along with clinical and diagnostic skills.

Candice started teaching Holistic Therapies at Newark College in 2000. Newark later merged with Lincoln College where she continues to teach and has now been part of the Lincoln College group for 21 years. Since 2020, Candice has supported the Clinical Herbalism students as a clinical supervisor within the College’s complementary medicine clinic which is run both on campus and remotely. 

Outside of College, Candice own a Wellness clinic where she offers all her skills to support her community with natural holistic healthcare approaches, runs workshops in wellbeing, and supports a local Cancer Support centre with health supporting workshops and talks. 

A member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT) (the UK's leading professional body supporting Complementary Therapies) and also the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) (the UK’s leading professional body representing herbal practitioners); ensures that she meets the high level of professional standards, adheres to strong codes of conduct, ethics, and practice and undertakes ongoing professional development set by the associations. She is therefore fully insured, passed all Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and is obliged to take part in continuing professional development.

Candice encourages all opportunities to raise public awareness about the use and practice of Herbal Medicine and Holistic Healthcare, so much so that in 2020 she followed her passion in combining her practice skills and knowledge, with her teaching and educational background to design and write the new Complementary Healthcare course which was successfully validated by the Open University in 2021 and is professional accredited by the FHT. 

The result is the DipHE Complementary Healthcare and Wellbeing course available now at Lincoln College which aims to provide Complementary Therapy based training with a higher level of standards and understanding of working within the healthcare sector.