I have had a varied career path, exploring a number of avenues. My career initially began in early education, followed by nursing, then management.
My fascination with how we function as human beings - how we relate to, and with, our world and how we face the challenges that life delivers, has taken me into other areas of training. These areas consist of: counselling, transpersonal psychotherapy and psychology, Bio-energy Healing, hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching, somatic trauma therapy, EMDR, medical qigong, shamanic work, transformational breathwork, Kundalini yoga, advanced firewalk instructor training and astrological psychology.
My own life experiences and personal interests have led me to explore: the Celtic tradition, paganism, shamanism, traditional Chinese medicine, Buddhism and ecopsychology.
I believe each of us is a spiritual being, in a physical body. Our spiritual journey is not one of transcending the physical body; it is one of coming fully into our physical body, meaning we become fully incarnated in this lifetime, so that we walk the spiritual path, with practical and grounded awareness. My spiritual practices form an integral part of daily life. My experiences from these practices are, in turn, incorporated into my work.
My practice in the Scottish Borders enables me to offer the opportunity for nature-based therapy (bringing therapy out of the confines of a consulting room) - where awareness expanding practices, through engagement with nature, can be a powerful method in helping us to experience a sense of re-alignment, as we return to our centre.