I have worked in the caring professions for over twenty years. This originally centered around residential and day care for people with both mental health needs and learning disabilities. About twenty years ago I started to move from social care and community work to complementary healthcare: firstly Shiatsu and more recently Craniosacral Therapy and Focusing.
Two fundamental beliefs inform all of my work:
1. There is intrinsic health and goodness at the core of every human being,
2. Our mental, spiritual, emotional and physical aspects inter-relate and co-exist as one whole.
I qualified in 2001 from the BSS/Genki School of Shiatsu with Sarah Wale, and joined the professional register of the Shiatsu Society in 2002.
In 2014 I completed practitioner training in Craniosacral Therapy with Franklyn Sills of the Karuna Institute. I continue to study with him and other teachers. I am a member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association.
From 2013 through to 2017 I completed my training in Focusing. I studied up to Practitioner level with Peter Gill and have taken many Advanced retreats with Kay Hoffman. I am a member of the British Focusing Association.
I have regular clinical supervision, which not only allows me space to reflect on my clinical practice, it also supports my ongoing professional development. I attend CPD events regularly.
Alongside my therapeutic working, I am also a potter. I enjoy hand throwing vessels and am intrigued by the unpredictable nature of Raku glazing. I have a keen love of the outdoors – walking and camping.