I studied psychology at UCL and have a First Class Honours degree and a Masters in Social Work. I began work with disturbed adolescents residentially, then troubled young families and adult psychiatric rehabilitation.
As social work became more political and less hands on in the late 70s and 80s I retrained as a massage therapist and also in Gestalt psychotherapy. It was a rich time for complementary therapies with a huge blossoming of mind/body work. I worked for several years in Adult Education teaching massage, self awareness and communication skills alongside my private practice.
The interplay between our emotional holdings and how the body accommodates this has always fascinated me. I studied CST in the late 80s drawn to its foundations in the anatomy of the body. The belief in a deep intelligence and stillness inherent in the body felt more in keeping with my own sensitivities and safer than the more cathartic models of therapy of the early growth movement.
In 2016 I completed 4 years training as a Feldenkrais Practitioner a subtle and deeply embodied movement form which has also found its way into my work and teaching.
Having run my own therapy groups and massage trainings I have always loved teaching in complementary health alongside my individual work with clients and have watched many students unfolding through the work. I worked for the Craniosacral Educational Trust in London as Coordinator of the Living Anatomy Course and was a Senior Tutor on the Practitioner Training as well as running my own workshops. As a supervisor for the Cranio Sacral Therapy Association I stay in touch with how the work is developing and regularly assist on postgraduate courses. I am a registered craniosacral therapist with CSTA and carry professional insurance.
Spare time I’m busy working in the garden and have a particular passion for roses. I enjoy the contrast of being quiet and close to nature and the excitement and challenge of teaching. I live near the woods in Boxhill with my husband and 2 cats and have two grown up boys.