"I am a lover of life and people and remain ever curious as to what it is that brings us to that place of inner peace and wellbeing."
In fact it was this curiosity that led me, over 25 years ago, into the Health and Wellness profession. During this time I have had the privilege of working in a wide variety of settings, including the Kalahari desert where I lived and worked with the Bush people. More traditionally, I have also worked with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, hospices for children and adults, GP surgeries, schools, care homes, shelters for the homeless and businesses. Over the years I have discovered and trained in many different therapeutic modalities which I use to support people of all ages.
I understand not only the inter-relationship between our physical and emotional health but also the interplay between our personal wellbeing, our environments and communities.
Wherever I am and whatever therapeutic work I am doing, the one thing that I consistently witness and experience is the incredible healing power of human connection and gentleness. Whether it be through gentle touch or through being compassionately seen and heard, it can return you to a sense of peace and wholeness.
For this reason I have also set up a Non for Profit Company called A Touch of Gentleness.
For more information please go to www.touchofgentleness.org
My own challenges
For years I too struggled with my own challenges. These included dyslexia, an eating disorder and low self-esteem. By applying all that I have learnt in my therapeutic training and holistic work, I have thankfully been able to transform my health and my life.
The following quotes always inspired me on..
"Follow your bliss" - Joseph Campbell
"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
‘The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.’ Joseph Campbell
I now love my work and my aim is to:
a) support, inspire and empower children and adults to find freedom from ‘pain’ and ‘fear’ so they can feel well, be at peace and say ‘yes’ to who they are and all life offers.
b) teach carers and new parents about the connection and healing that pure, simple, gentle touch can bring..
All my work is imbued with creativity and stories as it is through our imagination that we find liberation.
Professional Health Qualifications Include
Human Givens HG Dip.P MHGI
CATT practitioner (Children's Accelerated Trauma Therapy)
Integrative Nutritional Health Coach
Massage therapist and baby massage instructor
Therapeutic play specialist
Relax Kids Instructor
Health and Wellbeing Cognitive Behavioural Coach
Primary school teacher
A Masterclass For Healers | Dr. Gabor Maté
Emotional Eating Psychology Course IIN
Stress management/Stress management in the Workplace
Mental health first aider
How to Tell Stories that Heal – a masterclass in therapeutic storytelling
Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change
Working With Children the Violet Oaklander Way Intensive
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Member of the Human Givens Institute,
Member of Havening Organisation
UK Health Coaches Association,
International Association of Infant Massage