Whilst sitting on retreat in the foothills of Nepal, an inner voice began to whisper that it was time for me to return home. By then I’d been travelling in South East Asia for the best part of 13 years, studying and practising various bodywork modalities, meditation and yogic disciplines along the way. So I returned to the UK in 2006 to continue my journey as a therapist.

To be honest, I had no idea that I’d fall in love with being back in the UK and the therapeutic world so deeply. But it’s been a gift to work with clients on a daily basis and there’s nothing more rewarding than sharing those ‘aha’ moments when we learn a little more about ourselves, or express or explore something, possibly for the first time in our lives. Feeling safe is the starting place for all of this.

During a session, I like to support people to find ways to get back in touch with themselves; to help them find new connections to their inner authenticity and wisdom so that they can feel less identified with their traumatic stories, and become more identified with their true selves. The stories will always be there, but the crippling emotional charge attached to them can eventually be dissipated.

I’ve come to the realisation that everything we say or do is an attempt to feel better. It may not always look like that from the outside, and we may not always be conscious that in some way our actions are trying to soothe us, but I haven’t met anyone yet that doesn’t ultimately want to feel happier.

My work is to help you recognise your inherent health. The secret is to reconnect and rediscover our ‘naturalness’, our Self, and remember what it feels like to be guided by our intuitions and gut responses when they come from a place of authentic connection to our self, and not from a place of adapted survival responses.

My partner affectionately calls me a proverbial student because I love to learn and challenge myself. Not only do I thrive on learning, but I’ve also noticed that it keeps my mind open and helps prevent me from seeing one truth as the only answer. I’ve been on many training courses over the years, and the accumulated, blended wisdom gained from my experience helps me to meet each client where they are in any given moment.

I believe that Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and Internal Family Systems are therapeutic systems which support reconnection to happiness. I’m grateful to be able to share them with you and support you in reclaiming your birthright of natural health.