I find honesty, respect, compassion and a sense of humour to be my most valuable tools, and I consider ongoing professional development vital to maintaining authentic status as a bodyworker. My bodywork style is intuitive, holistic, evidence-based and client-led, which means you, the client, are always in charge.
I have been working professionally in Body Harmony for twenty five years because it is the most effective tool for growth and transformation I have found.
I have been a massage therapist for 17 years, and I have Reiki 2 in the Usui system of healing. I have worked from home, and from clinics in Bristol, Monmouth, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye; and taught Body Harmony nationally and internationally.
I have been meditating for 30 years, and began practising mindfulness 11 years ago, and am working with self-compassion.
I brought my daughter up alone, and put her through Steiner School in Bristol and Hereford.
For 12 years I managed my Mum’s elderly care and stroke rehabilitation in her own home. During this time I trained and qualified as a physiotherapist at Cardiff University (2011).
Since then I have worked as a physiotherapist at Hereford County and Ross Community hospitals outpatients; and as a physiotherapist and aquatic therapist with young people and children with complex and severe neurological conditions at National Star College and Claremont Special Schools, Bristol.
I have also worked in a primary school one to one as a Special Educational Needs teaching assistant, using sensory integration and theraplay.
Throughout all of this I have maintained my bodywork practice.
I am fascinated by behaviour, play, how bodies move, and how they express our history and emotions.
I love swimming in the sea.
My professional code of ethics means that anything that takes place within a treatment session is totally confidential.
I am a member of the Body Harmony Association (BHA), Chartered Society for Physiotherapy (CSP), and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am Insured by Independent Professional Therapists International, and CSP.
Kate Verney BSc physiotherapy is a Body Harmony Association certified practitioner and teacher.
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