My decision to train as a coach at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge came very much through my work for over 20 years as a qualified reflexologist and my desire to be even better equipped to facilitate people in achieving their desires and goals through exploration of their values, thoughts, feelings and an increase in self-awareness. Many of my reflexology clients had expressed their desire for change in some area of their life and I wanted to be able to support them on their journey of discovery and success.
Therefore, my practice now as a coach includes assisting people in reviewing their current situation and exploring the many possible options open to them around the different areas of their lives, ranging from health and well-being, including mental and physical issues, to work, career, finance, personal development or life transitions. My approach as a coach is person-centred and I believe that the collaborative, non-judgmental and safe relationship my client and I build together is the foundation necessary for my clients to achieve their goals and unlock their full potential.
I am also a certified Resilience Practitioner able to assist with building and strengthening your ability to cope in an often difficult and stressful world. I am a member of the Association for Coaching, UK, I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Good Practice, I have current insurance and as a requirement of the Association I complete further practitioner training every year by continuing to study diverse topics in coaching thereby expanding my skills and knowledge for the benefit of my clients.
As a qualified reflexologist I have been practicing for more than 20 years. Since qualifying I have lived and worked in several countries around the world where I have been fortunate enough to meet and work with many other complementary therapists and clients. This has given me the chance to deepen my knowledge and to learn and grow from a diverse group of people and cultures, thus broadening my range of skills and my overall awareness of both myself and others.
I continue to take practitioner development courses in many areas of reflexology and affiliated therapies, such as traditional Chinese medicine combined with reflexology, basic counselling techniques, reflexology and the nervous system, facial reflexology, reflexology and the menopause, nutrition, reflexology and cancer and aromatherapy. By continuing to study, I am constantly expanding my skills and knowledge and what I can offer to my clients.
I am also a qualified Level II Reiki practitioner and I have studied herbal medicine.
My rationale for continuing to study and for being curious generally, is that I believe exploration and learning are life-long processes which enhance one’s happiness and are empowering.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists, UK whose aim is to ensure professionalism in the field of reflexology. Its members must adhere to a Code of Ethics and Good Practice, have current insurance as well as a requirement to complete further practitioner training every year. I am also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council which is a UK accredited register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The register of complementary practitioners was set up to give the UK general public assurance that registered practitioners have completed an approved professional training course and that they continue to develop their practice for the benefit of both their clients and themselves.
2021 - Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace UK
2018 - Certified as a Resilience Practitioner by the College of Wellbeing, Scotland, UK
2015 - 2016 - Certified as a Coach by the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, UK
2011 - 2012 - Achieved Knowledge and Attunement of the First and Second Level of the Usui System of Natural Healing, Scotland, UK
2009 - 2011 - Certificate, Foundations in Herbal Medicine, Dr Tieraona Low Dog M.D., New Mexico, USA
1995 - Certified Reflexology Practitioner, The Philip Salmon School of Training, London, UK