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 gained varied experience working both on the NHS in Rheumatology and in the Army for 8 yrs in a musculoskeletal/sports injury unit. I have also worked in private practice. I currently work in the Musculoskeletal Department at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, and with the Surrey Heath Pain Service, Camberley .
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 training in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, following this on with EFT.
Having seen and personally experienced the positive effects Hypnotherapy and EFT may have on a variety of physical and psychological issues, and general well-being, I am passionate about these therapies. 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. Life can seem rather a bumpy ride if some of the innate needs are not being met.
In my spare time I dance, Ballroom and Latin, taking part in competitions, and play the violin in an amateur orchestra. Over the last 18 months I have taken up singing. I have a particular affinity for the performing arts, and empathy for the sports person.
BM Southampton Med School
Dip Sport & Exercise Medicine
Dip Musculoskeletal Medicine
Ad Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Changing Patterns of Behaviour.
Emotional Freedom Technique, levels 1 & 2.
Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.