Being brought up by parents who were strongly influenced by complementary therapy and macrobiotics, I became interested in health and alternative ways of healing at a young age. My stepfather was a well-known acupuncturist in the 1970s and 80s, when acupuncture was just becoming known in this country, he was a real pioneer at that time. My mother was a very good aromatherapist who incorporated a lot of kinesiology into her work and so I was introduced to kinesiology as a teenager.
I first qualified with the Academy of Systematic Kinesiology in 1991, I then went on to train in Aromatherapy and Massage in 1992 and followed these qualifications with Rejuvanessence, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy in the 1990s and NLP, Emotional Freedom Technique since then. I have also studied Visceral Manipulation which is worth mentioning as I incorporate it quite a lot in my treatments.
I practised at three well known clinics between 1992 and 1998 – Neal’s Yard Therapy Rooms in Covent Garden, Bellevue Lodge in Chelsea and the South London Natural Health Centre in Clapham. I also worked at The Life Centre in Notting Hill Gate from 2002-2014, and these days run a busy practice solely from my home in Kilburn Park.
I continue my post-graduate study, regularly doing kinesiology updates, courses in Functional Biochemistry and advanced CranioSacral courses with the Upledger Institute, as well as assisting on their training programmes. I regularly take courses in Visceral Manipulation and Neuro Meningeal Manipulation with the Barral Institiute.
I really love expanding my knowledge and self development, as I feel it is so important to evolve with my practice and my clients.
I live and work in the Kilburn Park area, with my two children and three cats, which is three minutes' walk from Kilburn Park Underground and various bus links.
I am a member of the Kinesiology Association, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the Cranio Sacral Society.