At 19 years old, when I first had a massage at a naturopathic clinic, I knew that, some day, I wanted to be involved in complementary therapy - the difference to my sense of wellbeing, physical comfort and mood was remarkable! I trained at St Barts Hospital in London and, after a varied nursing career, I then trained in massage in 1989. I went on to train in a whole range of other bodywork and energy-based practices including Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu and Qigong.
I was already trained as a general nurse, my involvement in complementary therapies began when I first moved to Norfolk 29 years ago. I followed a natural progression through bodywork and energy based practices including aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki moving onto practices based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) like shiatsu and qigong.
Alongside these I studied hypnotherapy and M technique. Having worked with a variety of therapies this enables me to offer an individualised approach drawing on my various skills to address my client’s needs in a calm relaxing environment.
My special interest is in women’s health, fertility and pregnancy.
My burning ambition was to combine my nursing knowledge and my many therapy skills, and I achieved this when I became the first complementary therapy co-ordinator employed at the Specialist Palliative Care Centre in Norwich. I had worked hard to prepare for this by travelling the country to study the provision of therapies for a cancer care setting, without knowing whether such a job would ever become available, so I was over the moon to be working there.
I was awarded the highest accolade of FHT Complementary Therapist of the year 2018 for the work that I did in developing this service, and one of the achievements of which I am most proud is that complementary therapists were subsequently employed by the NHS.
I also practise Hypnotherapy and teach the M Technique and Yoga. One of the most fun things that I do is running Yoga/Qigong holidays abroad, in places such as Greece, Italy and Denmark.
For many years I have had a special interest in working with women’s health, from fertility and pregnancy to menopause. I am passionate about helping women to manage these periods in their lives, enabling them to feel relaxed, empowered, and able to improve their own health and wellbeing - and I enjoy running a busy clinic doing just that.
I combine fertile body treatment, hypnotherapy and reflexology to support women experiencing issues with fertility and to support women through pregnancy and use hypnotherapy to help women manage anxiety in pregnancy and to have a positive birth experience.
I also work with all aspects of family health, including children, teenagers, fertility, pregnancy and menopause, and elderly and palliative care.
Beyond these core areas of therapeutic work, I assist at the Norwich Shiatsu college, maintaining my professional development and run a thriving Taichi – Qigong class in Norwich – a great way for people to maintain and enhance the improvements they are experiencing.
I also teach carers and professionals and practice M-Technique, a safe, deeply relaxing, palliative treatment for anyone in any state of health. This treatment helps relieve stress and anxiety offering much-needed treatments for fragile patients, and relatives in need of a small oasis of relaxation, and emotional support.
I feel so lucky to be able to spend my time doing work that I love. Outside of work, I like nothing better than spending time with my family, walking in the countryside with my spaniel Poppy, and I’m often found working at the allotment – or chatting!
Qualifications Anatomy, Physiology & Massage Diploma 1989 Aromatherapy Diploma 1995 Reflexology Practitioner Certificate 2000 Reiki Level 2 2006 Indian Head Massage Certificate 2006 Professional Hypnotherapy and NLP Diploma (Distinction) 2008 Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy & Childbirth Certificate 2008 Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma 2008 Advanced Hypnotherapy & NLP Diploma (Distinction) 2008 Shiatsu Professional Practitioner Diploma 2009 Hypnobirthing Practitioner 2010 M Technique Practitioner 2010 Massage & Cancer Care Practitioner Diploma 2010 Maternity Reflexology Certificate 2010 Clinical Reflexology Post-Grad Diploma in 2011 M Technique Instructor 2013 Qigong Teaching Certificate 2015 Pregnancy Massage Diploma 2015 Fertile Body Therapist 2015 Seren Natural Fertility Reproflexology 2015/2016
Yoga Teacher Training Certificate 2017
Member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists (ARR)
Member of Association of reflexologists (MAR)
Member of the Register of The Shiatsu Society (MRSS)
Member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT)
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