About me

I initially worked as a community pharmacist and although I loved the patient interaction I didn’t enjoy the amount of time I had to spend counting tablets and typing labels.  From there I moved into R&D, developing medicines for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and renal osteodystrophy.  In between, I have also had senior roles in Medical Communications, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications….I like a bit of variety!

I became interested in alternative therapies to cope with the ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) that I had for over 20 years.  I found regular massages and Reiki reduced my stress levels and helped me manage the symptoms.  I initially learnt Reiki so I could do healing on myself, although now as a Reiki Master I offer this in my practice. 

I have always enjoyed massaging friends and family and loved learning Indian Head Massage.  It is so relaxing as it includes the upper back, neck, shoulders, head and face, all places where we can hold a lot of tension.  Try it and see…. I have been told I have magic hands!

I was introduced to NLP through Sandy Newbigging on the TV programme, ‘The Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses’, where I found out about his Mind Detox Method™.  I just knew I had to learn this Method and I signed up immediately for his Mind Detox practitioner course.  After this course I was symptom-free from CFS for four years.   This Method and Time Line Therapy are my favourite NLP techniques.  I have seen people experience significant changes in their health and emotional well being after just two or three sessions.

Sandy also introduced me to Ascension Meditation, my first experience of meditation and still one of my favourites.  I meditate regularly and have spent several months at Ashrams in India where I meditated for most of the day.

Although having CFS significantly limited my life in some respects, it has also changed my life for the better.  I was a corporate stress head, working really long hours with little or no life outside of work.  I have now learnt to enjoy life.  I am much more relaxed and calm and although I still experience the usual stresses of life, I am better able to cope with them.

I blend a knowledge of Westen medicine with alternative therapies,  using whatever is the most appropriate for each person.  Where possible I like to find and work on the root cause of an issue rather than just dealing with a single symptom.  Whatever you want to work on we can discuss and agree the best way to deal with it for you….And if you just want to chill for an hour, you can do that with a relaxing Indian Head Massage, Reiki or a guided meditation.

If you would like to find out more about how I work or any of the therapies I use, please call me or have a browse through my website.