I travelled widely in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, I completed
a BA in Arabic and English at the Polytechnic of Central London and Alexandria
University, before training as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language at
International House in Cairo.
Whilst travelling I encountered many different healing forms and ways of
working with the body. But there were very few models that appeared to involve
the client more actively and effectively in their own health and wellbeing.
I qualified as a Shiatsu Therapist at the Ki Kai School of Shiatsu, where I
first trained with Bill Palmer the founder of Movement Shiatsu. I found that
Movement Shiatsu extends the options of how I work as a practitioner with
clients: I encourage clients to have active input in their treatment process
based on 2-way feedback and exploring options, that have been discussed and
agreed with each client. This approach actively engages clients in their
I live and work at the Threshold Centre Community in Gillingham Dorset where
I treat clients in our Treatment Room and I lead Qigong classes outdoors in
the summer and via Zoom on-going.