The approach I take within my work comes from my own life experiences and research, my deep interest in my fellow human beings and a longing to share with others my knowledge of self-management, spirituality and natural healing.
I graduated in Biology at Durham University in the 1980s and I entered the workplace at the Science Museum in London. Science and particularly Medical Biology were my first loves, however a taste of the stress of city life and falling ill from it, led me to take off on a travelling adventure and find out what it was I really wished for out of life.
Whilst living and working in South East Asia I gravitated towards Buddhism and the Eastern approach to wellbeing. Meditation then became part of my life and it stuck. On my return I attended Wat Buddhapadipa in Wimbledon and later I completed one of the first MBSR courses created by Jon Kabat Zinn.
Returning to the UK, two children later, and having decided to completely switch career, I worked in a Natural Health business whilst training in Stress Therapy, Holistic Massage, Acupressure, Chakra Balancing and Reiki Healing. I opened my first 'Holistic Wellbeing' clinic in Wetherby in 2006.
In 2017 I qualified as a ly qualified Mindfulness Association MBLC teacher.
I combine my multi-disciplinary skills, my extensive client-based experience and my deep belief in the power of Mindfulness to create a unique and considered approach to personal wellness and natural health. I call it the Qui way, a name inspired by the central underlying principle in Eastern medicine of vital life force or Qi (chi) energy.
Communicating through social media and blogs keeps me abreast of new developments and research into my diverse areas of interest. I like to share this new knowledge with my clients when relevant to their self-development and wellness. It is deeply satisfying to witness a move into greater physical and mental wellbeing.
Other than that, I am committed to be happy and compassionate in my work, with my family, with the people I meet and the world around me. I am very grateful to my many guides and influences.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.
The Complementary Therapies Association
The Mindfulness Association
Action for Happiness
Mindfulness & Meditation