I come from a medical background and previously worked as a registered nurse, midwife and a clinical research nurse.
As a child I had a love of animals and started riding at the age of six. I have owned rescue dogs and currently have 2 horses and a rescue cat.
I was very fortunate to train at University College Hospital in London (UCH) which gave me a good grounding in life. I took a few years away after qualifying and moved to Edinburgh to work as a veterinary nurse in a small animal practice. At this time I studied veterinary nursing and also did my BHS stages 1 & 2. Due to personal circumstances I returned to human nursing and worked in Edinburgh in various specialties. Later I specialised as a Clinical Research Nurse at Edinburgh University.
My journey as a therapist started when I bought my first horse. He was not your average horse, very badly behaved and I turned to natural horsemanship, so that I could learn how he ticked. He then became very unwell with a metabolic condition called laminitis. He was stuck in his stable on box rest for 6 months with veterinary management but was not improving. I came across an equine osteopath visiting the yard who treated him with Craniosacral Therapy (CST). I had no idea what this was but the following day he was so much better. Well this was the start of my holistic journey. Over a few months with the help of complementary therapies and CranioSacral therapy he went on to make a full recovery.
With my new passion for CranioSacral Therapy I went on to do my post graduate training with the Upledger Institute UK. I then trained in Equine CranioSacral Therapy (ecosomatics) with The Upledger Institute International in Canada Ontario. I was also fortunate to attend The Small Animal CranioSacral Therapy course in Bristol.
I had been working as a human and equine therapist for a couple of years when I became aware of the EMMETT Technique from one of my horse clients and did the one day Equine course for owners. Amazed with the therapy and how well it combined with CranioSacral Therapy I went on to do the Emmett equine and human practitioner training.
I treat people and horses and have a therapy room in West Lothian. I will travel for Equine treatments in Central Scotland: Lothian, Fife and Perthshire.