Whilst at school many years ago I developed a profound respect and interest for the complexities of the human body, I had always hoped that this would be an integral part of my career choice. However, I got sidetracked and found myself embroiled in the stressful world of IT and finance where I forged a successful career programming.
Many years later I was fortunate enough to be able to re-evaluate my life when I stumbled across Osteopathy and realised that many of its core principles were closely aligned to my own beliefs of health and well-being.
With the support of my husband and three children I studied for 5 years and completed my Masters Degree at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London. During this time I treated in various outreach Osteopathic clinics including working within the NHS, the Manna Society, Chapman HIV Clinic and Expectant Mother’s Clinic.
At the start of my studies I initially thought I might be drawn towards specialising in equine Osteopathy but that changed when, having explored other traditional avenues I tried Osteopathic treatment for my youngest child and have not looked back since!
I am currently studying the post graduate Diploma in Paediaric Osteopathy at the world renowned Osteopathic Children’s Centre (OCC) in London, working one day a week in their clinic treating pregnant women, post-partum mums, babies, toddlers, children and young adults up to the age of 18.
During my treatments I like to draw from many techniques and may combine structural, functional, visceral and sacral-cranial in order to support the body back to health.
I am fully trained to deliver OsteoMAP which is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and includes the development of mindfulness skills to increase awareness and support behaviour change. This is a new clinical intervention that has been developed by the BSO in conjunction with the Department of Health to help patients manage long term chronic pain.