MSc, DC, MRCC
Whilst studying Biology at university I was a keen rower, unfortunately this resulted in problems with my shoulder and lower back. Having researched and tried various treatments, it was only chiropractic treatment that allowed me to continue to row.
So after a few years working for Glaxo Welcome I left and returned to education, I graduated from the Anglo-European college of Chiropractic in 2000.
I worked firstly in Sutton, and Crawley, with Brian Hammond, in large teams gaining an untold wealth of clinical skills, radiology, rehabilitation, and medical acupuncture. I continued my education whilst working and I began to specialise in my passion, babies, children and pregnant mothers to be.
I married Simon in 2003 and moved to Rowland’s Castle, and worked in Portsmouth, with Maria Browning and with John Springard in Chichester. Simon and I have had three children, our eldest Isabella, Felicity, who prefers Flixy and last but not least Augustus, named after his great great grandfather.
From newborn babies to more mature patients, including a 99 year old lady, I continue to develop my skills with continued studied and the spark that glowed all those years ago is still burning brightly. I have a fascination with my profession and am known for the personal approach to my patients, with my interests continuing to be treatment and management of chronic pain, exercise rehabilitation and paediatrics.
I have a role within the Royal College of Chiropractors CPD team (Continuing Professional Development) organising events to enhance and open specialist areas to Chiropractors on the south coast.
I have had numerous articles published in magazines and national newspapers, including Women’s Own, Prima, PlantBased, Top Sante and the Daily Mail, The Sun and Express.
I am a recently graduated evidence based Chiropractor from the AECC with a patient centred outlook on care. This ensures patients best interests and preferences are met throughout care, providing personalised treatment for every individual.
Being active throughout my life I have experienced a few injuries on the way, some of which were treated through Chiropractic. I was always impressed with the effectiveness of the care I received and professionalism of those treating me. This inspired me from a young age to study Chiropractic – leading me to the AECC, a year after finishing my A-levels. During the year inbetween, I completed a Level 3 Personal Training course. This not only provided me work at a local gym, but also a greater understanding of Anatomy and Physiology. After a challenging but highly enjoyable 5 years at the wonderful AECC, I graduated in the summer of 2020. I thoroughly enjoyed my time throughout, particularly working in the excellent student clinic, where valuable experience is gained.
I am still active and interested in sports, particularly Thai Boxing, even travelling to Thailand for training in 2017. In my school years I was a keen Football and Rugby player, and still keep an interest in both sports. Thanks to the recent isolation period I have taken up cycling and love to get out and about in the South Downs.
I have been involved in sport as an athlete, coach, massage therapist and now a sports therapist. I was a competitive swimmer from the age of 7, gaining many accolades until his forced departure from the sport through injuries. I then decided to become a swimming coach for the same team he swum for to continue his passion and participation in the sport.
Determined not to see anyone else have the misfortune I had, he decided to gain a sports massage qualification and work as a sports massage therapist. With his experience working for a physiotherapist in Portsmouth, going to events such as the great south run and picking up private clients, I decided to further advance his knowledge to help others.
I qualified as a sports therapist from the University of Chichester and looks forward to aiding injured people achieve a speedy recovery and get back to their normal function or sport fitter and stronger. I also has a passion to further clinical research and is looking to produce some pioneering studies in sports therapy treatments.
ICHT VCTC Level 3. Reiki to level 2
I began my journey into holistic therapies in 1994 by learning Swedish Massage. I have since then continued developing my interest and knowledge by completing various qualifications including ICHT VCTC Level 3 in Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. I have now expanded my interest and gained BTEC qualifications and specialising in Clinical Massage, Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage, Myofascial Release and Postural Assessment. I take pride in my work and aim to get people out of chronic pain and provide a bespoke treatment for each individual client.
After training as a nurse at St. Georges hospital in London and later as a midwife at St. Richards hospital in Chichester, where I worked for 10 years, I studied at the British College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to gain a Licentiate in Acupuncture. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
My interest in acupuncture is rooted in my experiences whilst travelling in Asia and the Far East. After completing my training, I set about bridging the gap between western and eastern medicine in order to help people struggling to find solutions to their health issues.
I have always striven to stay up-to date either by study or research. In 2019 I gained a Diploma in Gynaecology, Fertility and Obstetrics from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.
With over 25 years of experience working in clinics in both Emsworth and Worthing, I am able to help with problems such as back pain, osteoarthritis, anxiety and migraine.
Drawing on my background as a midwife I offer support for women in pregnancy and specialise in treating pregnancy related conditions, fertility issues, menstrual and menopausal problems and offers IVF support.
I also practice Tui Na, a form of Chinese massage that focuses on unblocking areas of tension to aid the body’s natural healing ability.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
BSc HONS, MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip
I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist. I received my diploma in CBT in 2015. Previous to this I was working as a psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) for 5 years within the NHS. This role meant that I conducted assessments for therapy and did low intensity CBT interventions for those with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Prior to this I was a research assistant at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Through working with families, I yearned to provide more care than I was able to give at the time, resulting in my training as a PWP for an IAPT service. As I spent my time delivering CBT, I wanted to further my education and ability to practice techniques I saw working so effectively. This inspired me to privately fund my training so I did this alongside my everyday job. I left the NHS in 2015 and now work both at The Priory as a CBT therapist and in my own private practice. Not many people can say they both enjoy and gain satisfaction from their job on a daily basis but I do!
The collaborative nature of CBT results in a great therapeutic relationship which empowers clients to make significant changes to their lives. As an accredited member of the BABCP, I adhere to a code of ethics and code of conduct.
I am registered with a number of insurance companies, please contact me if you have insurance and wish to access my services.
OCR level 3
I started teaching pilates in 2004 as a level 2 pilates instructor from gyms and fitness centres, in 2014 I then went on to further training and completed my NVQ 3 in pilates with the added underpinning of specialised back care. I currently work full time form The Stride Centre in Denvilles. Pilates for me is so rewarding especially when you can improve clients lives for the better in work rest and play. I offer pilates for all abilities ,from rehabilitation programmes or helping to keep the body in harmony from arthritis or osteoporosis. Pilates is suitable for everyone regardless of age or level of fitness.