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Clinician

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Lecturer

Osteopathy

I began my clinical practice in 1996 having graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine. Over the years I have done an extensive amount of continuous professional development extending and deepening my skills including a qualification in clinical Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute, and a mentorship with Cor Kinetic, a movement and rehabilitation program founded on movement and pain science. This enables me to assist people out of chronic pain and back into movement without relying solely on the “hands-on” aspect of osteopathy. I specialise in helping people who have seen a number of other practitioners with limited or short-term success.

Naturopathy, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing

Qualifications:

•Diploma in Naturopathy – British College of Osteopathic Medicine. 1996

•MSc in Public Health Nutrition – University of London. 2004

•Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

– Institute of Functional Medicine. 2018

•Diploma in Obesity and Eating Disorders – NCFED. 2024

 

The range of my qualifications gives me insight into a significant range of nutritional approaches. This means that I do not follow any one particular approach and am able to adapt my knowledge base to suit the requirements of the client. I have a very person-centred approach. This is often a relief for my clients who are frequently overwhelmed by the conflicting volume of nutritional information that is currently available through all media.

Teaching

I taught at BCOM from 2000 to 2023 in a number of roles which included:
•    Tutoring technique classes
•    Writing and delivering new courses in gut physiology, nutrition and visceral osteopathy
•    Setting up and running a student nutrition clinic


I have benefitted from teaching and writing courses enormously, honing my knowledge base, keeping abreast of developments in the field and integrating different disciplines. This has crossed over into my clinical practice where I view educating clients about the issues they present with as a very important element of the process of change. 

Counselling and Coaching

Knowing what you need to do to improve your health status is not the same as knowing how to make the necessary changes. Over the past 4 years I have been gradually equipping myself with an eclectic range of psychological approaches that spoke to the issues that I encountered in clinic. I built on basic coaching and counselling skills trainings with:
•    2-year training in Systemic Constellations (N.B. this is not astrology!)
•    1-year training in Shock Trauma Therapy with Bodynamic International.
•    Diploma in Eating Disorders and Obesity with the National Centre for Eating Disorders. 
•    Coaching for Executive Function Skills with Connections in Mind.

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