I have had a keen interest in health and well-being since my teenage years when an illness prompted me to use diet to regain health and strength. A few years later working as a chef in a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket sparked off an interest in all things alternative. By my early twenties I had enrolled on my first Therapeutic Massage course.
In 1990 I started as a massage therapist, in 1992 after training as an aromatherapist I began teaching massage and aromatherapy, as a tutor for Edinburgh’s Adult Education Programme and in a variety of community project settings. This continued throughout the 90’s, in addition to my own private practice I also worked as a therapist, long term, in a couple of community based health projects.
From 2000 my interest in teaching and therapy shifted from bodywork to stress reduction and relaxation, a couple of years later adding meditation, mindfulness and personal and spiritual growth to the classes and workshops I offered. I also taught EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Reiki Practitioner Training. Some of the therapies I’ve trained in over the years include EFT, EmoTrance (a form of counselling that coaches the person to release uncomfortable feelings through a focus on the body), Theta Healing, Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, Hypnotherapy, NLP and Reiki.
I bring 30 years of training and experience both in my professional and personal life to every session/class I conduct.
Organisations I have worked for include:
- Edinburgh Council
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Panmure House
- Body Positive
- Care for Carers – various locations in Edinburgh and W Lothian
- Bridgend Community Center through West Lothian Council
- Chi for Women
- Nero Health and Beauty
- OMH Therapies
- Edinburgh University Chaplaincy Center
- Kilravock House
- Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
- Pilmeny Development Project
- First Statement Investments
- Link Up
- Mellon Newton
- Spice Scotland
- Stepping Stones
- Single Connection
- And more, sorry to all I have forgotten the name of…