About Me

It is easy to see, looking back, that being adaptable and understanding how to survive well in life, meant I would have more fun and adventure!  We could question whether this was nature or nurture as I grew up in a household which moved each time we were relocated with the RAF. But either way, ‘understanding’ how people ticked always excited me.

In my early twenties I left England to go travelling and spent the next 13 years exploring South East Asia. During my years abroad I encountered and explored yogic philosophy and practice, mindfulness meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. I was fortunate to study with many eminent practitioners including his Holiness the Dalai Lama. I also trained in various bodywork modalities such as Shiatsu, Reiki and Thai Massage, enjoying greatly the intelligence of these systems.

Returning to the UK in 2006, I trained as a Craniosacral Therapist with Franklyn Sills at Karuna. Here I started blending my experiences and training from Eastern and Western philosophies into a single language, a practice that recognises the deeply integrated nature of mind and body.

Then in 2013 I ruptured a ligament in my knee playing netball! This pushed me into learning about the physical body and its tissue healing possibilities and capabilities. So I spent the next year studying remedial sports massage at the BCMB. I was excited to see how far science had come in explaining and connecting tissue healing with mind and emotions.

Continuing to embrace the interface of modern science and ancient wisdom, I embarked on training in the knowledge that Peter Levine, a leading light in trauma research, has offered. He sought to understand our biological response to trauma and in 1997 developed a technique called Somatic Experiencing. I find this a deeply creative and transformative system.

Alongside my work as practitioner, I was a tutor on the two year Resonance training course for Craniosacral Therapists and have recently joined the Somatic Experiencing team as an assistant on their training.

I’ve been involved in group work for more than 15 years and am currently in the process of co-creating a workshop focusing on the foundational nuances of coming into a more refined relationship with ourselves, others and the world around us.

I believe you will gather from reading my biography, that the theme running through my practice is my conviction and experience that both intricacies of mind and body must be engaged in the process of healing, whether in relation to physical injury or mental trauma. My training in various techniques means I can blend them together to match the needs of my clients on their personal journey to health.

If you would like to share your journey with me then please visit my contact page. I look forward to exploring with you.