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 26 years because it is the most effective tool for growth and transformation I have found.
I have been a massage therapist for 20 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, I began practising mindfulness 14 years ago, and am working with self-compassion.
I come from a theatrical family, and travelled extensively for twenty years in my first career as a clown and (non-animal) circus/theatre performer and teacher.
I brought my daughter up alone, and put her through Steiner School in Bristol and Hereford. I am delighted to be a grandmother and I care for my grandchildren every week.
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 primary schools one to one as a Special Educational Needs teaching assistant, using sensory integration and theraplay. and currently as an LSA.
Throughout all of this I have maintained my bodywork practice, although I did take a break during lockdown, and to relocate to the Welsh seaside.
Following the pandemic I am excited to be teaching Body Harmony again, following our new curriculum.
I am fascinated by behaviour, play, how bodies move, and how they express our history and emotions.
I live and practise 5 minutes from the sea, where I swim regularly throughout the year.
I am a founding member and of the Body Harmony Association (BHA), Chartered Society for Physiotherapy (CSP), and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am Insured by Wellbeing Insurance, and CSP.