ITEC Massage Dip, ITEC Anatomy & Physiology Cert, CMA Life Coaching Dip,
UTPTP Grad, Holistic Therapy Cert, CThA, FHT
I believe that consciously loving experiences are necessary and healing.
I became a healer for myself by learning how to endure my own Dark Nights of the Soul. Eventually, I began asking for the support of others to assist my transformation. I received support from healers, therapists and people of faith. I continue to discover and cherish who I am, and cultivating self-love is core to my personal resilience and well-being. Aware of the inherent suffering of life, I honour the sincere aspiration to alleviate this wherever I can and to act as a guide for others towards individual well-being. I also truly believe that we can transform society by becoming healthier, happier people; I have seen how relationships change and people change when we change ourselves to become who we really are.
I began my holistic wellness practice after qualifying in massage, anatomy and physiology and counselling skills, Since then, I have advanced through many courses of continuing professional development, and this has included Ayurveda, Bio-Energetic Healing, Trigger-Point Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I practice a holistic (holistic means "whole person" - mind, body, soul, spirit, emotions) approach to working with clients in massage therapy. I specialise in working with stress-related conditions. I utilise my training in combination with an innate heightened sense of intuition and kinaesthetic empathy, evidence-based techniques and research, and skills in compassionate touch and listening.
I am also a trained Spiritual Life Coach practising coaching safely and ethically with clients who seek to develop personal insight, healing and growth. At the heart of spiritual life coaching are the relational qualities of companionship, non-judgement and encouragement to assist my clients to cultivate deepening awareness and to work through challenging Shadow Work. Coaching can be challenging but also life-changing as I support my clients to heal unconscious wounds. My practice draws on mindfulness, neuropsychology, archetypal psychology, philosophy and 'the Hero's Journey' within a person-centred paradigm. I hold Integral ethics and Humanist values, and my practice is inter-spiritual, inclusive of atheist, nonreligious and religious clients. I am trained and certified in the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults.
My work is inclusive, affirming, non-marginalising and robustly geared to empower and support clients who may be living under social oppression with intersectional identities. I have also undertaken a course of intensive study of spirituality, gender and erotic diversity and belong to a community of sex-positive clinicians and educators. I support many clients including people who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or in polyamorous, open, and monogamous relationships, or who are involved with sex work, kink or alternative lifestyles. I apply this training in deep empathy and understanding where needed within the field of spiritual life coaching and counselling.
I am grateful to continue to receive personal support and clinical supervision from profound healers and teachers - and I am also privileged and honoured to learn from my clients. I attend and sometimes run workshops, spiritual circles, and peer seminars, and study areas of interest such as Transpersonal Psychology, Shadow Work, Trauma Healing, Meditation, Laughter Therapy, Mindful Communication and Therapeutic Art. I am currently continuing training as a Work That Reconnects Facilitator, which is a Deep Ecology activist resilience process, and I am training in PsychoSpiritual counselling with a body-orientated approach.
My client work spans 1:1 coaching, counselling, massage and workshops, and I also practice multi-media art, performing arts and community-building, which you can find featured on this website. I seek to make my healing mission as inclusive as possible and to remove all barriers to health and happiness. I am insured and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the Complementary Medical Association, and the Complementary Therapist Association. All my work is in accordance with a strict ethical code of practice and under clinical supervision. I work privately in Wells and Glastonbury, Somerset, and Online.