I’ve always been interested in health and well-being, and my first career was in nursing. I worked in paediatrics and cardio-thoracic before leaving to fulfil my childhood dream of working in the airline industry as cabin crew. I did that for 14 years and it’s how I became interested in- and convinced by – natural therapies.
The long hours and time zones took a toll on my health, so I made the most of my visits to the countries I travelled to. I sampled many amazing traditional treatments. My health improved and my experiences gave me great insight. I quickly realised that treating the person rather than the symptoms was the only way to get lasting results. It was obvious really!
During the next few years I studied a range of natural therapies and gained diplomas in Reflexology (1988), Holistic massage, Manual lymphatic draining, Kinesiology, Reiki, and Bach Flower Remedies and Nutrition. More recently I have studied Thermo-Auricular Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Spiritual healing. I’m also interested and knowledgeable in the ayurvedic traditions, the use of essential oils, and the energy of colour.
When I stopped flying I decided to put everything I had learned into practice. I facilitate Bach Flower Remedy education courses for Nelsons, which I have done now for 15 years and have recently co-developed an on-line programme. I now combine my natural therapy practice in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey with Bach Flower Remedy training up and down the country.
I have also recently accepted a invitation to be a tutor for the Thermo-Auricular Therapy Association under the guidance of Sue Maunsell.
Updating my knowledge by attending advanced skills and refresher courses is something that’s very important to me. It’s how I make sure my clients constantly get the best treatment available for their particular needs.
Because I’ve experienced first-hand and studied many different therapies, I’ve can create a blend of treatments for clients. It means I can make sure the treatments are truly in tune with their body and mind, and meet their particular needs.
I’ve been a consultant at several exhibitions including:
- South Eastern Pharmacist AGM
- Boots Top Brands Show
- Vitality Show
- Cosmopolitan Show
- Three Counties shows
- Womad Festival 07
- Model Sanctuary at London Fashion Week
- Demalogica School of Beauty
- One Life Live show
- Hertfordshire & Brighton Universities (Nurses programme)