The Journey so far
"I began working as a complementary therapist in 1998, when I first qualified as a massage practitioner. I went on to study aromatherapy with the IFA the following year. My learning continued in meridian massage with Martin Stubbs in 1999 and Chi Nei Tsang Chinese abdominal massage with Marie Brain in 2003, where a longstanding passion for eastern philosophy grew.
This training led me to complete a four year BSc Honours degree in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM). I qualified and became a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) in 2010.
I have had the privilege of studying with many great teachers, researched, travelled and worked in many different health care settings including hospitals, hospices and worked as a surgical auxiliary nurse at the Horder Centre.
Today, I have established natural health clinics in East and West Sussex. I teach massage at the International College of Oriental Medicine and I am a fully licensed and insured practitioner.
I see myself as a compassionate practitioner, with diverse treatment skills. I have developed my own unique style, often combining the benefits of acupuncture, aromatherapy, essential oil energetics, and specialist massage in a single treatment, dependant on the treatment aim. As well as treating all general health issues, I commonly treat patients with stress-related issues, emotional problems and musculo-skeletal problems. I also work alot with patients that are have fertility and pregnancy related imbalances. I have attended post-graduate courses on the use of acupuncture in sports injuries, pregnancy and infertility, and gained certification in Chi Nei Tsang massage and Tui Na techniques.
It is my belief that we should take active and positive measures to ensure our own health. I am wholeheartedly committed to the health and well-being of my patients. I believe in empowering the individual by encouraging self-help. I enjoy sharing what I have learnt. Treatments are patient-centred, with a highly personalised treatment strategy, using varied and specialist techniques.
I believe that by creating ease within the body, dis-ease may ultimately be prevented. Even after all these years I am still humbled and inspired by the profound change that can occur when we allow ourselves the space. Ultimately our systems are purely designed to repair and mend. We just need to create a balanced environment for this to take place.
When I am not in clinic I enjoy spending time with friends and family especially my husband Matt. We love being outdoors and when ever possible can be found either walking on the Ashdown forest, working away on our allotment or relaxing in a tucked away campsite in our bell tent. I love music, dancing, travel and anything creative".
"I look forward to meeting you"