ATL, I.I.H.H.T, I.C.H.T, CST, Reiki Master & CNHC
Professional Member Of The Federation of Holistic Therapists – FHT www.fht.org.uk
UK Reiki Federation www.reikifed.co.uk
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council – CNHC www.cnhc.org.uk
NHS approved workshop presenter and supplier of Complementary Therapies
Adhering to Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice
Broad holistic experience
Since qualifying in Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology in 1997, I have worked as a self-employed Complementary Therapist in the UK and Australia. I have worked with the public sector including the NHS and delivered stress awareness workshops within diverse groups such as adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and women support groups; additionally teaching Reflexology in colleges. I run baby massage courses for individuals and groups. In 2002 I began my journey within energy work, receiving my 1st Reiki Usui Rhoyo attunement. I continue to train within the complementary health field and have attended many professional development courses, including; Stress Management With Touch Therapies, Reflexology & Cancer Care, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT), Hand Reflexology, Communication In Health & Social Care and many more. In 2006 I qualified in Craniosacral Therapy and at the same time I achieved my Reiki II attunement and went on to gain Masters/Teachers Level in 2010.
Specific holistic experience in cancer care
In 2007 I was offered the post of Reflexologist at the Holistic Cancer Care Centre, within the James Cook University Hospital, UK. This was a ground breaking venture working hand in hand with the Oncology Department where complementary therapies worked alongside conventional treatments, providing treatments that offered support to patients and carers, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. From 2010 to 2013 I lived in Sydney, Australia and continued my work within cancer care at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, a $200 million new purpose built cancer care facility. My role was as the Subject Matter Expert on the Integrative Medicine Steering Committee for Complementary Therapies. I presented the benefits, standards, guidelines and protocols for the use of Reflexology and Reiki in cancer care. Reflexology and Reiki were accepted as the first therapies to be offered to patients and carers when the Lifehouse opened in September 2013. I continue to deliver complementary therapies privately to cancer patients.
Cancer Care Workshop CPD - Creation and Delivery
In 2011 I created and delivered one day CPD Cancer Care workshops for Reflexology, Reiki & Massage practitioners wishing to adapt their practice and work within an integrated medicine model. The workshops were first delivered in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and accredited by the Reflexology Association of Australia and Australian Reiki Federation. In the UK it has national accreditation by the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the UK Reiki Federation as a continual professional development workshop. I present the workshops in locations around the UK and internationally. Subjects covered include: What are we treating?, Considerations with cancer care, Best practices, Contraindications and cautions, Communication, A patients journey, Adapting your therapies, Treating carers, Protecting yourself and Hand on techniques.
The workshop is run throughout the UK and internationally. Please click on CPD workshops tab for dates and venues.
I continue to deliver therapies at:
Healthpoint Acupuncture Clinic & Natural Health Centre, 97, North Road, Darlington DL3 0PD (Corner of Denmark Street, near Morrisons)
Richmond, North Yorkshire
My belief is:
‘too often we underestimate
the power of a touch……….
all of which have the potential
to turn a life around’.
Mob: 07712 703 753