After many years in a high-stress business environment that does nothing for your health, I decided to take my life in a different direction.
My first exposure to reflexology was with a therapist who offered me reflexology instead of a massage. I found that the reflexology was powerful and deeply relaxing and that it helped me to feel more myself. It wasn’t long before I was would choose reflexology over massage.
I received my initial reflexology qualification with International Institute of Reflexologists over two years with what is now referred to as 'level 5' qualification (the highest reflexology qualification). This trained me to work with clients from all walks of life with no exceptions - from IVF and pregnancy to cancer and palliative care.
I went on to study Tony Porter's Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART), Tony Porter has been active in reflexology since the early 1970s, this is an 'evolvement' of the original reflexology concept which I have found to have a more profound effect.
What I enjoy most about my practice is working with clients to help them to take responsibility for their own health and well being. It is a pleasure to see my clients thrive as they learn to rebalance and to enjoy improve health.
I work as a volunteer reflexologist at the local hospice once a week which I love, it is an opportunity to help some amazing people to live better with chronic illness and I am always facinated to witness the difference that reflexology can make to their health and vitality.
I am originally from Ireland, I have been living the the Netherlands for the last 10 years in the Netherlands and returned to Tunbridge Wells in the summer of 2017. I look forward to establishing my practice here.
I decided to train as a Progressive Counsellor as I was aware that it was a powerful form of talk therapy. I realised that many of my clients were coming to me to me not only for reflexology but to talk and I wanted to learn to work with them in a professional and appropriate way. I am a developing Progressive Counsellor, having finished a three year Diploma with SRMHC in the UK.
Please note I am not currently working as a counsellor. I am happy to refer to other qualified counsellors if requested.