About Me

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I originally worked as a teacher of English to secondary age pupils, after gaining an honours degree in English Literature from York University.

After bringing up a very large family of (now adult) children, the youngest of whom has disabilities, I spent several years as a bereavement counsellor with a national charity, and worked as a home visitor for families of young pre-school children with disabilities and social problems.

At the same time, I retrained as a traditional bodywork therapist, initially offering Swedish Massage, Sports and Remedial Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Stress Management.

However, my experience over many years as a therapist lead me more and more in the direction of light-touch modalities and Healing, as being truly holistic, non-invasive and gently effective. I added Bowen Therapy, Healing and Reiki to my repertoire over the years, and now use them exclusively, alongside Stress Management.

I have extensive experience of working with children and young people of all ages, including those with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. In addition, I have worked alongside a national charity providing care for those with drug and alcohol problems, and am experienced at working with people in all stages of recovery.

My own experience of caring for a child with disabilities has given me a profound interest in working with those who care for others, whether because of disability, ill-health or drug/alcohol use, and I am very committed to supporting others through the stress and emotional turmoil of their caring responsibilities.

My profound belief is that to have good health, we need "happy bodies". In addition to helping people achieve restoration of physical well-being, I am passionate about supporting people through stressful experiences, whether these are through "outside circumstances", such as accidents, physical pain, ill-health or infertility, or through "internal experiences" of emotional pain, unhappiness, depression, sadness, emotional crisis or feeling of "something missing" from their lives.

My personal experience of using light-touch therapy is that it can have a profound effect on the emotional and spiritual aspects of people's lives, in addition to bringing them help physically in terms of pain relief and improved physical well-being.

I have run a busy bodywork practice from my family home in Glastonbury for many years.

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