I gained my Physiotherapy degree in 1995 soon specialising in sports and musculoskeletal medicine. Early in my career I was fortunate enough to gain valuable insights into the science and application of myofascial release as a manual therapy technique under the pupillage of Ron Huntley, which I later further developed into the unique, transformative form of body work that I use today.
Over the years I’ve ‘mixed and matched’ clinical practice alongside occupational health in large corporate settings and hospital departments delivering staff manual handling training and ergonomic assessments.
My curiosity and personal circumstances invited a deeper inquiry into the human experience that enabled me to complete and achieve with a distinction an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies. This was a pivotal moment in my life. It complemented and expanded on my yoga and meditation practice to understand the theories and neuroscience underpinning our full human experience, encompassing the spiritual dimension. It was at this point that I learnt about Authentic Movement; a practice that appreciates the cultivation and application of compassionate, non-judgemental presence in a therapeutic context.
I have a deep passion for equality and appreciate the wider sociocultural systems that affect our relationship to our body, which in turn informs our overall health. I’ve further expanded my skills in psychology, embodiment, trauma theory and land-based spiritual practices such as shamanism, broadening the scope of my practice.
If you don’t find me singing away down the allotment whilst getting my hands dirty or out exploring the nature in some shape or form, then you may see me acting on stage or giving some other creative outpouring elsewhere. I bring all of this wide experience to my therapeutic practice enabling people to discover their own internal resources to move towards wholeness.