I retrained as an osteopath after a 15-year corporate career in the PR, oil and gas and insurance industries. My first career gave me opportunities to travel the world and work with many different people, but I felt my calling was more in a healing profession. I had received osteopathic treatment since I was a teenager which helped me so much, I was drawn back to this as my second career. I absolutely love being able to help people of all ages by relieving their long-term or short-term pains – I know how they feel as I have been there myself!
Since qualifying 11 years ago, I have worked in busy practices in Harley Street in London and in East Surrey, treating a wide variety of conditions for patients of all ages. Over recent years, I have built up particular interest and expertise in treating expectant mothers, babies and children – as well as treating three generations of several families! I have specific obstetric and paediatric training and also my own experience as a mother to a two-year-old.
My treatments combine structural and cranial osteopathy with practical advice and support, including tailored exercises and ergonomics. I strongly believe that chronic and recurrent problems can be avoided. I approach my treatment plans using the osteopathic principle that ‘health can be enabled by supporting the body’s own healing mechanisms’. My aim is to help patients identify, understand and manage the factors that contribute to their patterns of pain and dysfunction. I want to ensure each individual achieves their best health state by becoming more self-aware so they can play a part in their own recovery, ensuring a long-term benefit rather than a quick fix.
I have recently moved to Farnham with my husband and daughter and we love spending time in the countryside walking and cycling as well as gardening and cooking, and I hope to join a local choir soon too.