Qualifications & Accreditations

Accreditations

  • Finalist in The Kent Women in Business Awards 2021, ‘Home based business’ and ‘Professional achievement’ categories
  • Gold award winner ‘Home based business of the year’, Bronze awards for ‘Service Excellence’ and  ‘Complementary Practitioner’ The Kent Health and Beauty awards 2019
  • Finalist in The Kent Women in Business Awards, ‘Professional achievement category’ 2019
  • Runner up in The Independent Business Awards Kent, Start-up business category and a finalist in the professional achievement category 2018
  • Gold award winner ‘Complementary Health Award’ and Bronze award ‘Home based business of the year’, the Kent Health and Beauty awards 2018
  • Finalist in The Kent Women in business awards 2018 ‘Home based business category’
  • Story Massage Best Practice Award December 2017
  • Finalist in the OT of the year awards 2017

Qualifications & CPD

  • Diploma of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (Dip COT); Coventry University, 1992
  • BABICM (British Association of brain injury Case Managers) Advanced Registered Practitioner Case Manager, April 2014
  • Diploma, with credit in Swedish Holistic Massage with Anatomy and Physiology; Member of the International Register of Massage Therapists; May 2017
  • Pregnancy Massage, Elemi Training, Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) accredited course, May 2017
  • Story Massage accredited practitioner; by the Co-founders of Story massage, April 2017. FHT Accredited course.
  • Diploma to teach baby massage; By ‘To Baby and Beyond’, June 2017. Accredited by The Royal College of Midwives, CPD Standards Office, Federation of Antenatal educators (FEDANT), Complementary Therapists Association (CTHA), International Institute for Complementary Therapists and Approved training provider by The International Institute for Complementary Therapists
  • Specialist Cancer massage training, Amethyst trust Accredited course; August 2017
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy; Elemi Training, FHT accredited course, October 2017
  • Level 3 Pathologies Diploma, EDS Training, October 2017
  • Hydrotherm by John Holman, massage training;
    Level F1, Tranquil Sea (Cancer Care and life limiting conditions) and Pregnancy massage; achieved Distinctions, November & December 2017
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, introductory 4 day certificated course, by Skills development service, Approved by The British Psychological Society. December 2017
  • Treating Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorders; by Mind Body Breakthrough, accredited by The National Counselling Society, January 2018
  • Advanced deep tissue massage diploma; Brighton Holistics, FHT accredited, January 2018
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction 8 week programme; Palouse Mindfulness, January-February 2018
  • Occupational Therapy introduction to Coaching, March 2017
  • Skillful Mind meditation leaders program, Sept. 2018
  • CONTROL practitioner/Remedial Hypnosis training with Tim Box, The CONTROL Academy, January 2019
  • CONTROL presenter training April-June 2019
  • Integrative Health Convention Oct 2019
  • McLoughlin Scar Tissue release practitioner training Nov 2019
  • The Ultimate coach programme April-September 2020
  • Emergency first aid at work level 3 certificate adults May 2020
  • Emergency first aid at work certificate level 3 certificate paediatrics May 2020
  • Food for thought; Future Learn, May 2020
  • Preparing to return to work in a Covid-19 world, Think Tree Education, July 2020
  • Risk Assessment checklist for returning to work in a Covid-19 Environment, Think Tree Education, July 2020
  • Indian Head massage, London Ace Beauty Academy, Sept 2020
  • Hypermobility and EDS clinical assessment and management, in adults and children, NCORE, October 2020
  • Essential oils in Cancer, The Natural school & Therapies, October 2020
  • The Natural approach to essential oils, The Natural school & Therapies Oct 2020 – March 2021
  • How herbs can help with sleep, Pukka herbs, Nov 2020
  • Extended course for Winter Essential oils, by The Natural School & Therapies, Dec 2020
  • Remote working webinar, HCPC, Jan 2021
  • TMJ Therapy Level 1, Blend Therapy Training, February 2021
  • Take your business online, Blend Therapy Training, February 2021
  • Accessing Family Therapy in Brain injury cases-the clinical and legal issues, Feb 2021
  • Stress anxiety and overwhelm workshop, School of Bodywork, Feb 2021
  • Mental Health First aid training by MHFA England, Feb 2021
  • Menopause & Perimenopause workshop, School of bodywork, June 2021
  • Menopause & Reading the skin, The Natural school & Therapies, June 2021
  • Trauma series online learning, School of Bodywork, April-July 2021
  • Fascia series, online learning, School of Bodywork, May-July 2021
  • Pelvic Floor health workshop, Jane Simpson, School of Bodywork, June 2021
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists, OT Pioneers, February 2022
  • Scar therapy, Blend Therapy Training March 2022
  • 3rd Age Certificate, Burrell Education
  • Monthly specialist topics/supervision with The Control academy; depression, anxiety, grief, self-sabotage, pain, weight control, addiction, trauma

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) No. OT20858 – www.hpc-uk.org
  • The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (MRCOT) – www.rcot.co.uk
  • Member of BABICM – www.babicm.org
  • Member of the International Register of Massage Therapists (MIRMT) – www.irmt.co.uk
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists – www.fht.org.uk
  • Amethyst Trust – www.amethysttrust.co.uk
  • Registered as a Dementia friend; Alzheimers society
  • Registered with The Harmony Therapy Trust to offer treatments to those with Cancer and life limiting conditions
  • The CONTROL Academy: Recommended Practitioner and Presenter
  • Data Protection register
    Registration Number: ZA29366
    Check the register here www.ico.org.uk/register

Assurance and Insurance

  • DBS (Disclosure and barring service) Enhanced check
  • Medical Malpractice, Professional liability and Public and Products liability insurance, with Holistic Insurance and BAOT, specialist insurance brokers

Endorsements

  • Nominated for ‘Outstanding Service to Occupational Therapy’ 2017
  • Nominated for Case Manager of the year CMSUK 2017
  • Nominated for the Kent Women In Business Awards 2018
  • Nominated for The Kent Health & Beauty Awards 2018
  • Nominated for the Independent Business Awards Kent 2018
  • Nominated for The Kent Women in Business Awards 2019
  • Nominated for The Kent Women in Business Awards 2021
  • Workshop presenter at the 1st Story Massage Conference, May 2019
  • Co-authored “Unlocked, Striving to Thriving”, May 2020
  • Speaker at The Faversham Literary Festival, February 2022