|My Full Name|
I am very fortunate that I have been able to create my ideal job as I’ve developed my service to deliver what I love doing and what makes a true difference to people’s lives
After working for many year as a Chartered Physiotherapist I realised that with some clients, their pain did not resolve with the traditional ‘physical’ approach to rehabilitation and so began my interest in exploring a more effective way of helping clients with persistent pain.
As pain is an unconscious automatic response it was obvious to me that I needed to explore ways of helping clients change unhelpful unconscious reactions. This inspired me to train as as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist and went on to establish by current business, BodyMind Solutions where I offer both a physical and psychological approach to wellbeing.
I specialise in helping clients to move on from a life of pain, worry and stress to one of calmness and confidence where they feel in control and live a life of happiness, something I believe should be fundamental to everyone’s life.
|What I Am Looking For (eg Collaboration, Training, Meet other Therapists...)||
I offer assessment diagnosis and management of neuro- musculoskeletal (muscle joint and nerve) problems and give an expert opinion on how best to manage on-going persistent pain.
My programmes include
Assessment and treatment is usually on a ‘face to face’ session though on occasions, Skype sessions can take place where appropriate.
|Specialist Area of Expertise||
• I have a special interest and skills in working with persistent back and neck pain.
• I have considerable experience working with clients who have undergone surgical intervention and still experience difficulties with pain.
• I also have extensive experience working with runners whose performance and enjoyment of running is impacted by recurring injuries or pain.
• I also have a special interest in the preventing the development of persisting pain. To this end, I also enjoy working with a number of different client groups, including young people, busy stressed individuals and runners to highlight strategies to avoid on-going pain conditions arising.
|Qualifications/Experience/Professional Bodies etc||
Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy 1987, Kings College Hospital, London.
Clinical Pilates Instructor. APPI , London 2009
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. Kent Institute of Clinical Hypnosis 2014
BWRT Level one/two practitioner 2016