I qualified from Southampton Medical School in 1987. Early on in my career I took a sabbatical to study a variety of dance forms and qualified as a classical ballet teacher. It was during this time that I decided to go in to Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine. I have worked in Rheumatology on the NHS, and spent 8 yrs working for the Army in a musculoskeletal / sports injury unit. I currently work in the Musculoskeletal Department at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
I soon realised the strong mind-body link when I noticed how patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis with a positive outlook did so much better than those who didn't. Over the years, dealing with patients who had pain and disability, I have become more aware of the profound influence of pain on psychological issues and vice versa. This drew me to studying Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.
Having seen and personally experienced the positive effects Hypnotherapy may have on a variety of physical and psychological issues, and general well-being, I am passionate about its benefits. The mind has a strong impact on our body and health. By improving what goes on in our minds we can improve both our physical and emotional health.
I provide a holistic approach to therapy, that we all require a balanced life style to make the most of ourselves and our lives. I not only look at areas such as diet, exercise and sleep but also assess whether all the innate needs are being fulfilled. Ever wondered why life seems to be rather a bumpy ride? It is more than likely that some of the innate needs are not being met.
I continue to dance, Ballroom and Latin, taking part in competitions, and play the violin in an amateur orchestra. I have a particular affinity for the performing arts, and empathy for the sports person.