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.

My professional code of ethics means that anything that takes place within a treatment session is totally confidential.

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.

Kate Verney  is a Body Harmony Association certified practitioner and teacher.
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