I have spent most of my working life as a health therapist in one form or another. My first career was in nursing where I got a sound grounding in the art of general nursing, midwifery and intensive care. In 1997 I moved into a full-time career within the complementary medical field and have since specialised in several body-mind modalities. Having such as diverse background means that I can administer a wholly integrated approach to my therapeutic work.
A core aspect of my personality is that I am the proverbial student and that I am always looking to develop myself further. I obtained my BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and my MSc in cognitive neurosciences and neuropsychology at Birkbeck Collee, University of London and I am currently studying for my doctorate in Integrated Medicine. I believe that this will further support my mission which is to have complementary medicine as an integral part of the many healing modalities within the field of main-stream medicine, and not merely be an adjunct to it.
I realise that for this to happen it would involve a very different mind-set to what is currently being in operation today. However, I think a start might be to remember just what powerful beings we are and that healing is inherent within us. Therefore, perhaps we need to focus more on learning how to reinstate those healing mechanisms back to normal functioning. To do this this would involve us moving into a completely differnt state of Consciousness where we can conceive that the impossible can happen and not only that, that we it can make it happen frequently.
This can be simply from being able to permanently change a difficult behaviour or where a person is able to permanently heals themselves from a terminal or chronic illness.
I am so excited that science is catching up with ancient wisdoms that are leading us into a world of new and infinite possibilities that few ever conceived of or even believed was possible 10-15 years ago.
I am also the author of the best seller “the Aha Moment”. This is a book that the process I took to change an eating behaviour and that this change could stick – For Good!! From this I developed the ICAN® Change Transformation Model which is a 4-step approach to help people create naturally occurring brain states that are shown to encourage transformational shifts in the brain’s neurology. When we experience these transformational moments, it potentiates the ability for us to break habits FOREVER. I am immensely proud of this accomplishment.
Many of my clients I see on a 1-to-1 basis for coaching and therapy. However, I also deliver trainings and workshops in self-development, stress management, intuitive decision making, self-hypnosis, Stephenson’s Creative Healing Massage and Cosmodic Training, the latter training with a colleague Vivienne Constad.
My memberships with the following recognised bodies:
- British Psychological Society
- Royal Society of Medicine
- UK Council for Psychotherapists
- Complementaly and Natural Health Care Council
- Neuro-linguistic Psychotherapy & Counselling Association
- EMDR Institute INC
- Hypnotherapy Association
- British Institute of Hypnotherapy
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Reflex Zone Therapy