My spiritual aspect came knocking on my door in the early 90’s when life although good, with family and two beautiful children, a thriving business and good friends, just seemed like there was something missing, I could not make sense of it, except there was a growing feeling of unease and lack of direction.
I had always suffered from headaches every day of my life from being a child, this was then very normal for me, but physically other than the headaches I was fit and kept active with sport and everyday life.
For all intents and purposes I should have been happy and content, but the more I tried to ignore my feelings the stronger they became. I started to be drawn to read spiritual literature and started reviewing my history. I realised on further investigation there were healers on both sides of the family, but thought no more about it, getting on with life as I knew it, and how it had grown to be.
Eventually I became ill. Physically my body was telling me to stop and because I had not listened enough my body decided to take its own action. My body decided to stop me running and playing sports. In desperation I went to see a complementary therapist / healer who a friend had recommended. I was very sceptical and did not know what to expect, as I had never been to any type of complimentary therapist before. After two sessions in the same week my pain was much eased, but what surprised me more than anything was my headaches were gone!
This was the start of my journey. Now some two decades later. I have come a long way on my path, learning and gathering knowledge as I pass each winding lane. I have enjoyed the roads- some have been difficult and some very smooth. I have met many friends on my journey. Some are still with me and others branched off into their own walks of life. Over time I have gathered many strings to my bow.
I chose to join the National Federation of Spiritual Healers, and to continue with my healing. I added Reiki into the mix, carefully following the traditions of Dr Mikao Usui. I wanted to experience all types of vibration of energy, which I started to understand in a more in depth way.
Achieving my Counselling diploma helped me to focus on other areas of the whole person, both emotionally and mentally.
My work was focused within a hospice and the mental health area. I was honoured to work closely with a wonderful supervisor with many years experience who guided me when needed, (as I was working with many difficult areas of people’s lives such as).
Bereavement & loss
Emotional, mental & physical abuse
Anorexia, Bulimia, & weight issues
Drug & Alcohol related difficulties
Those with low self esteem & lack of confidence
Confusion in life
More and more of my work at this time was starting to overlap. I was able to offer far more to my clients than just counselling or just healing, all the complementary therapies were coming together. Some people came with one problem and would then start to bring in other areas of themselves to look at; things they really had not necessarily noticed before, but all of a sudden their lives were becoming a little clearer. Clients began to realize that certain patterns of existence affecting their everyday lives need not stay the same. Many clients coming to me for one thing, would build up trust & confidence to come back to do more core work with themselves, always knowing they would be treated with respect and understanding, have protection and confidentiality. I would always be truthful and congruent but with empathic grace.
My wise self was always trying to relate to all aspects of my clients being, and focusing where most needed.
To keep fit in the later years I chose to take up yoga & pilates. This was good for my energy fitness and agility. I travelled a little and learned more about my inner breath and movement, exploring the hills in far of climbs of the Himalayas, India & Egypt, and became more at one with myself, nature, with all that is.
I had from my earlier experiences been amazed with the brains ability to store information in various areas of our brain, and as I had started to experience past & future memories since my time as a trainee healer, I decided that it was perhaps time to explore further my understanding of past life regression and future life progression.
I found a wonderful teacher whom I felt comfortable with straight away and over a period of time took my diploma in past life regression and teacher training in Meditation. These were added to my bag, and I started classes for meditation and relaxation. Often when clients had come to me on a one to one basis, they then liked to add the meditation classes as an extra, this gave a lot of people the opportunity to meet like minded individuals, which stopped them feeling so isolated on their individual journeys. It’s a great way to meet new friends.
These progressed on to healing courses for those clients that wished to learn more about self healing. Some clients wanted to start channelling healing to family and friends. As I had qualified as a full healer member with the NFSH, and also qualified as a Reiki Master some time before, I was able to offer Reiki courses and attunements, to those who wished to follow that path. It is always a great honour to attune those people who are ready to follow the healing path, and I always feel so humble when people feel I am the right teacher for their needs.
My journey is by no means over having studied some Neuro Linguistic Programming, & continually learning more in my healing, and having constantly worked on my continued growth. I have now had the fortune of settling down in my old home of Portsmouth, with my loving husband. Here I am able to offer my love and guidance to all those who wish it, to those that are drawn to my story, and those who in their heart, know I am able to offer some of what you need at this time with my complementary therapy.
Thank you for reading my story, I hope you found it interesting. Now you know more about me, I open my door to you if you feel I may be able to help you on your journey.
I would be delighted to speak to you on the telephone or via e.mail, if you think I can help you to understand yourself and those around you better, also giving you a greater understanding and awareness of your spiritual self.
Since writing my profile I have started studying Kinesiology and hope to add this healing technique to my tool box in the not so distant future.
I have now qualified in Emm-tech which is a technique which works on relaxing the muscles offering release of physical pain, this then helps movement and blood flow in the body.
I have expanded my tool bag once again by studying and qualifying in the Lemurian crystal attunement and teacher training course adding this to expand my healing and teaching.
I was invited onto SOUTHERN SPIRITUAL RADIO to be guest for two hours talking about my work, and invited back a week later to present a meditation I had written and adapted for radio.
On meeting the host of THE FEEL GOOD FRIDAY SHOW, I was invited onto EXPRESS FM RADIO for an hour discussing conditioning in August 2011.
I was invited onto the NO MEN ALOUD television show hosted by Sally Cronin discussing Anti-depressants and complementary therapy in September 2011.
I returned in October for another visit to the pragramme offering a Counsellors perspective on Relationship Issues.