I began my studies at the Royal London Hospital where I graduated as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1988. After completing my junior grade at the North Middlesex Hospital, I relocated to Devon, where I married and had my family. My post- graduate studies include pain management, acupuncture, manipulative and soft tissue techniques, neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation and I have worked in a variety of NHS hospital and community settings.
A growing interest in holistic medicine and frustration at the limitations and invasiveness of the western medical model led me to seek a new way of working.
I entered the professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at the Karuna Institute in 2007, where I had the great good fortune to study under Franklyn Sills, a world leader in the development of the biodynamic approach. After graduation, I was able to apply and integrate my wide-ranging knowledge and clinical experience into this new biodynamic model, which emphasises the body’s inherent ability to heal itself given the correct conditions and does not advocate the use of any external force. I have found that this work supports and enhances well-being at the very deepest level, and is effective in alleviating complex and chronic symptoms of pain, fatigue and stress as well as more straightforward injuries and illnesses. My more recent post-graduate studies in pre and peri-natal psychology and working with babies, children and families inform my special interest in working with children of all ages. I bring sensitivity, awareness and empathy to my work, a natural gift for listening & responding with clarity and compassion.