My love and realization that complementary therapies can be greatly beneficial in promoting better health and wellbeing began in the early 1990’s when I attended an evening class on Reflexology at a local college. I was amazed when week by week the tutor informed fellow students of presenting problems they were experiencing from directly touching sore points on the feet. I became so amazed with Reflexology that I undertook further training with the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR) where I obtained a Diploma in 1996.
Since 1996 I have continued to further my knowledge by attending various courses in Reflexology including Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART), and in 2011 attending training to massage people with Dementia.
Over the years I have worked as Reflexology Practitioner both on the young and the old in the Dearne Valley Area in South Yorkshire. I have delivered Reflexology as a volunteer in a local Hospice, to vulnerable teenagers, and to people with dementia. For 3 years I was privileged to work as a Reflexologist as part of a team on a project for complementary therapies funded by a private charity.
Over time my interests turned to look at other forms of complementary therapy with the understanding that different therapies suited different people. In 1998 I began my studies and journey when I attuned to Reiki one. Subsequently I am now attuned to Reiki Master. In 2009 I felt complete when I attuned to Seichem and became a Practitioner.
I have also undertaken a level 2 course in counselling and a PGCE in Emotional Education at Derby University to help support people with emotional upsets which can occur during a journey to better health.
In 2013 I qualified in a truly fulfilling therapy Health Kinesiology (HK) which accesses the subconscious through muscle testing response. Physical and emotional issues can be addressed through this technique to understand what the body needs to become energy balanced and for a person to reach their true potential.
In 2013 I was involved in a road traffic accident; afterwards I was diagnosed as having PTDS (Post Traumatic Distress Disorder) which left me unable to drive a car. I was extremely fortunate that I was treated with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). After 6 sessions I was able to get back into a car and start to drive. I became fascinated and undertook training in EMDR as a Practitioner. My passion has continued to grow as I recognized its full potential of helping people not only with PTDS but many other conditions such as depression and anxiety.
As a therapist I love the way that complementary therapies greatly help and benefit others; however I wanted to find a way that people could help themselves unaided on a daily basis. In 2004 I became a Practitioner in (EFT) Emotional Freedom Technique which gives me the tools to pass onto others for use as self-help techniques at home.
As a therapist I am impassioned about my work in helping others, and helping them to help themselves. I keep myself up to date with training in complementary therapies so I can and continue to help promote better health and wellbeing.