My Approach

Many so-called ‘physical’ issues often have an emotional mindbody component - something we now recognise as Biopsychosocial understanding of disease. This does not mean it’s ‘all in your mind’ – it means the problems are physical and real but they will respond to emotional healing and social connection.

 

The autonomic nervous system connects our emotional (survival) brain with our body organs to either allow healing and rest or breakdown and threat. This understanding is the hidden link where mind and body connect via emotions which have a resonance that is felt throughout the body, but emotions that were felt in childhood are stored.

 

These have to be dealt with to heal effectively as if this resolution is missed then further suffering, sometimes for years, is inevitable.  Don’t make the mistakes I made!

 

Read more about mindbody medicine, adverse childhood experience and the causes of disease as determined by natural medicine (naturopathy).

Waves

Through my own experience and research, I have developed a holistic approach to health and wellness which means I consider the whole person not the issue you have. I also believe health is an ongoing, proactive process not a thing’. Neither is it something you take for granted – it takes commitment and effort. At our first meeting I will do a comprehensive Health Assessment to find out what your issues are. I will then recommend what therapy combination would work best for you.

I am trained in Advanced Clinical Massage (ACM) at the Jing Institute, Brighton which allows me to confidently treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. However, as I soon realised that this is sometimes not enough to help my chronic pain clients, I then studied Nutritional Medicine(5) and Nutrition, Stress Management, and Psychotherapy diplomas at the School of Natural Health Sciences (SNHS) so that I could offer a fully holistic therapy. But the psychological element drew me still further.

I have a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) using CBT-based Hypnotherapy (CBH) which is a highly effective, evidence-based psychotherapy which encourages you to develop your own skills so you can face the future with confidence. In addition, I am a certified NLP Practitioner and Chrysalis Effect Wellbeing Coach specialising in Chronic Fatigue Syndromes such as ME and Fibromyalgia. By approaching the mind as well as the body more significant results can be achieved. Using a step by step, team-based approach you are able to achieve true health and wellbeing and freedom from ME and other Chronic Fatigue-type Syndromes. For more information see my book The Scar that won't Heal on Amazon and Audible or explore the Education pages where you will find a range of downloads, books and videos about my work and my approach.