I became a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1993 working in all departments of the hospital and community and gaining experience with every patient group from intensive care to the gymnasium.
In 1998 I qualified as a hypnotherapist and practitioner of neurolinguistic programming.
In 1995, I specialised as a physiotherapist in Adult Learning Disabilities, Paediatrics (young adults) with specific responsibilities for the management of challenging behaviour and mental health problems.
In this pioneering role, I worked extensively to assist patients, carers, teachers and families in the management of complex physical and emotional problems. This required the use of an imaginative range of innovative therapies to help those who did not respond well to more conventional approaches.
I was treating the whole person rather than concentrating on single body parts. This is where I really began to appreciate the value of working holistically. I have found throughout my many years of experience, that physical and emotional pain are never separate.
I currently work as a physiotherapist, psychotherapist, C.B.T practitioner and hypnotherapist dealing a wide variety of complex of cases.
As a physiotherapist, often people come to me with chronic pain and debilitating conditions. On many occasions, they have received a diagnosis and the appropriate medication and advice but are struggling to manage their pain or dysfunction on a daily basis.
I gained diplomas in both psychotherapy and C.B.T in 2019.
As a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and practitioner of C.B.T and N.L.P. I regularly work with burnout, anxiety, emotional trauma, P.T.S.D. low self-worth, weight issues, body image, addiction and phobia.
I have always found that a bespoke combination of physical and psychotherapeutic approaches can empower my patients to take control and do their own work. People need to create a tailor-made set of skills to address their unique set of circumstances.
When I first met Karen, it was clear immediately that we shared common values, and both worked in a very similar way. We were both operating a system where the focus was on enabling the patient to take control of their pain, whether physical or emotional and manage their own situation.
Resilient Practice is the result of our sharing, honing and perfecting our framework over 14 years of supporting each other as practising frontline professionals. With the current face-to-face and virtual training that we offer, we are able to teach to a much wider audience as well as maintaining our skills in clinical practice.
Our aim is to offer to everyone, the skills that they need to take total responsibility for their thoughts, emotions and behaviours in al situatons and in turn, their own mental and physical wellbeing.