I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1993 and worked in all departments of the hospital and outpatients gaining experience with every patient group from intensive care to the gymnasium.
In 1995, I specialised in Adult Learning Disabilities and Paediatrics. I also became experienced in working with clients with challenging behaviour and mental health problems.
In this pioneering role, I worked extensively with patients, carers, and families to assist in the management of complex physical and emotional problems. I used an imaginative range of unconventional therapies to achieve our objectives.
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 worked closely with a wide variety of health professionals with a similar ethos as part of a multidisciplinary team.
In 1998 I trained as a hypnotherapist and practitioner of neurolinguistic programming.
I currently work as a physiotherapist, hypnotherapist, and psychotherapist dealing the most 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.
As a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and practitioner of N.L.P. I regularly work with burnout, anxiety, emotional trauma, P.T.S.D. low self-esteem, weight loss, addiction and phobia.
I have always found that it is the combination of physical and psychotherapeutic approaches and a very specific kind of strategic counselling which work best. People need to create a bespoke set of skills to address their unique set of circumstances. This is where Resilient Practice comes in.
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 ten years of working as frontline professionals. Over time we have become increasingly aware of the need to enable more than one person at a time.
Our aim is to teach everyone the skills required to take responsibility for their own wellbeing.