I became interested in Bowen when most other physical therapies had failed to help my chronic back pain. Bowen gave me significant relief and I was impressed by the subtleties of the approach. I studied for my Diploma under the Bowen Academy of Australia (Bowtech) and I also have the ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Diploma, qualifying in 2003. I have completed my advanced Bowen modules, and have started my Bowen Masters-level work. I have had the privilege of being taught by Oswald and Elaine Rentsch who learned from Tom Bowen himself. I regularly attend CPD courses to ensure that the standard of my Bowen work remains as high as possible and sometimes assist Bowen Instructors teaching student classes. I am a full member of the Bowen Practitioners associated with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia and the UK Association, and was a committee member in 2005. I am also a member of the Bowen Therapy Professional Association. I have contributed to articles in the Bowen UK Newsletter and International Journal, 'Bowen Hands' amongs others (see below). I have Professional Membership with the Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA) and the London & SE Hypermobility Club, (an academic group, led by Professor Rodney Grahame), the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and Dance UK. I also have a full Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. I am also a member of the Complimentary Healthcare Council.
I am interested in treating all clients, but have a particular interest in treating chronic fatigue and chronic pain, back pain, sports injuries, women's health complaints and fibromyalgia. I have a special in working with patients who have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT). I am also very interested in working with dancers, especially classical ballet dancers. I have completed an MSc in Dance Science at Trinity Laban which has enhanced my skill based in working with and treating injured dancers. Completing an MSc has also honed my research and writing skills. I am a Dance UK registered practitioner and a member of the International Association of Dance, Medicine and Science (IADMS).
I now offer 2-hour consultations especially for those with EDS-HT because they need so much more time to share history and often to seek advice (to include a Bowen treatment). A qualified Life Coach, (and also teacher with a BA(Hons) Ed), I am now offering Life Coaching especially tailored for those who have and are living with chronic health complaints - especially those with chronic/persistant pain, EDS-HT and Fibromyalgia.