I was raised in Highgate, North London though was fortunate to spend most weekends at my Grandfathers house in the Sussex countryside. I moved to Nottingham for 5 years during my twenties and even got to spend two wonderful years in New York City before moving back to the UK 2 years ago. I now live with my husband in Crouch End.
For much of my childhood and teens I had a lot of anxiety and at times depression. Conventional and clinical psychotherapy was attempted first but didn't work for me. My mum, fatefully came across a women named Lubina Mohammed who was a Reiki and Kurana Master and Homeopath. For me this therapy worked and Lubina guided and supported me through one of the darkest periods of my life. She taught me Reiki and helped me to help myself out the other side and introduced me to the power and mystique of energy healing and associated philosophy and literature, which has become my passion and life.
I think Reiki (and energy healing in general) was and continues to be so helpful because sometimes what we're feeling on the inside is really hard to put into words, it's intangible and fleeting. Conventional therapy has it's place and I think it's highly valuable, but sometimes words are not enough, and words confuse and muddle. Energy healing such as Reiki, Shamanism, Massage and Aromatherapy can provide a more subtle yet no less powerful form of therapy on a soul level. I know this through my own experiences and my own healing, and from how I've seen this work assist my clients lives.
After completing my BA in Cultural Anthropology in 2012, I studied massage in New York City and attended The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where I was trained to the highest standard in over 6 different forms of massage as well as in full anatomy and physiology, orthopaedic assessment, biomedical pathology, kinesiology. and the foundations of Chinese Medicine.
I believe this integrative form of education is important when treating a client as I think it provides a truly holistic understanding of each person and their condition which enables me to not only physically but also emotionally and energetically be of help.
I became a Reiki Master/Teacher in 2012. My teachers are Lubina Mohammed and Skie Hummingbird. I practice the Usui System.
At the beginning of 2015 I began formal training as a Shamanic practitioner (Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, Peruvian Medicine Wheel). Shamanic therapy adds a powerful depth to the healing work I enjoy and know my clients benefit from greatly when appropriate.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, I look forward to working with you in the future.