I am a second generation Complementary Practitioner who has been fortunate to have had a highly respected and talented Naturopath for a Father. Dad specialized in Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Clinical Ecology (Bio-Energetic Medicine), Homoeopathy and Herbalism and was one of the original Vega testers. His holistic approach to healthcare and symptom management was my inspiration and the catalyst for my interest in all aspects of Complementary Medicine.
Since my initial complementary medicine qualification in 1990 I have continued to study both in the UK and internationally gaining qualifications, skills and experience of a wide and varied range of therapies and models of healthcare.
1981-82 Stage 1&2 Teaching Cert. City & Guilds FETC Teaching Cert. Bristol.
1990 Diploma Homoeopathic Medicine
1992. Diploma Iridology
1993 CSCT Cert Counselling Skills
1993 BER Medicine (Vega Testing)
1994 BER Advanced Practice (Vega Testing)
1994 Diploma Reflexology
1994 Reflex Zone Therapy ITEC
1994 Anatomy & Physiology ITEC
1998 Acupuncture for Pain Control Beijing China
2002 BSc Degree Health & Social Studies
2006 Thermo-Auricular Therapy
2007 City & Guilds Assessor Award A1 & A2
2008 Food & Environmental Allergies Diploma
2009 Cert Swedish Massage VTCT
2009 Cert Indian Head Massage
2010 Advanced Diploma Nutrition
2011 Cert Basic & Advanced VRT Booth Method
2011 Advanced Diploma Herbal Medicine
2012 Advanced Reflex Therapy Cert
2013 Nerve Reflexology
2014 Palliative Care Skills
2019 Reflexology Lymph Drainage
2019 College of Medicine Foundation Course
2019 Emotional Freedom Techniques EFT
2020 NIHR Good Clinical Practice
2020 Cross-infection in a Post-Covid-19 World
2020 The Health, Safety & Hygiene-Returning to Work Covid 19
2020 Clinical Infection Prevention and Control – NHS
2020 Basic Life Support – NHS
2020 Moving & Handling – NHS
2020 Fire Safety – NHS
2020 Equality, Diversity and Human Rights – NHS
2020 Preventing Radicalisation-Basic Prevent Awareness – NHS
2020 Data Security Awareness – NHS
2020 Non-Clinical Mental capacity& DoLS – NHS
Non-Clinical Safeguarding Adults – NHS
Non-Clinical Safeguarding Children – NHS
2021 Advanced Diet and Nutritional Advisor Cert
2021 NLP Practitioner Certificate. Higher Distinction.
2005-2012 Volunteer Complementary Therapist Weldmar Hospice
2012-2015 Elected Public Governor of Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust
2013-2016 Elected Board Member International Council of Reflexologists
Award Senior Status ICNM operating the BRCP 2013.
Award “Best Complementary Practitioner” Runner-Up ICNM 2015.
Award “Research Award “ International Council of Reflexologists ICR 2017.
Award Winning Fortuneswell Clinical Reflexology Audit 4923 Urgent and Integrated Care Division A. NHS DCHFT 2020.
MAR Assoc of Reflexologists.
ICNM operating BRCP.
FHT Federation of Holistic Therapists.
CThA Complementary Therapy Association.
College of Medicine and Integrated Health.
RCCM Research Council for Complementary Medicine
Conferences Attended/Training Seminars
Meeting and gaining knowledge from some amazing pioneers in the field of complementary medicine through attending international conferences and training seminars has enabled me to develop a unique complementary practice in Dorset. Below are some of the conferences I have attended or presented at.
Cert Acupuncture for Pain Control 1998 Beijing China.
International Council of Reflexologists Conference Attendee 2011 Portugal.
International Council of Reflexologists Conference Attendee 2013 South Africa.
Australian Assoc of Reflexologists Conference Attendee 2014 Melbourne Australia.
RCCM Conference Attendee/Co-Presenter 2016 Warwick University UK.
Australian Assoc of Reflexologists Conference Attendee/co-Presenter 2016 Perth Australia.
Federation of Holistic Therapists Conference Attendee 2018 The Kings Fund London UK.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage. 2019 Tampa Florida USA.
College of Medicine Foundation Course 2019, Penny Brohn Cancer Centre Bristol UK.
Healing – A Two Way Process.
I obtained a City & Guilds Further Education Teaching Certificate FETC ( credit ) in 1982 and in 2005 delivered VTCT level 3 Diploma in Reflexology/Anatomy & Physiology at Weymouth College in Dorset. I became a City & Guilds Assessor in 2007.
As a complementary practitioner I believe engaging patients in their own healing to be effective and reflective of good practice. Passing on skills to patients that enable them to manage their own symptoms has proved to be both therapeutic and beneficial. Teaching simple techniques to help patients manage the most common symptom or sign of distress PAIN they say empowers them. Patients feel they gain some control in circumstances where they often tell me they feel powerless. Empowering patients with knowledge enables them to be an active participant in the healing process, confident to challenge and make decisions that are right for them. Obtaining patient feedback evidence from delivery of 3,000 Clinical Reflexology treatments in two clinical settings a NHS hospital over 4 years I felt confident the time was right to develop and launch a training course for qualified reflexologists. With the aim of sharing my knowledge and experiences of working within the NHS and to encourage other reflexologists to feel confident to treat the complex needs of the chronically complex or fragile patient that we as professional therapists are seeing more regularly in our clinics.
Professional Clinical Reflexology PCR-The Langstone-Wring MethodTM AoR and CThA approved CPD Training workshops began in 2018 and more are planned for 2019 (See Training Page). The evidenced Method focuses on a “Sliding” technique of delivery thus reducing pressure on a specific area as with orthodox reflexology techniques. It was developed to reduce the “fight or flight” response of the sympathetic nervous system and concentrates on balancing the autonomic nervous system. Providing a deep sense of relaxation that has shown to be therapeutic and beneficial in helping the associated symptoms and many side effects from cancer treatment.
The photo shows a cheque for £600.00 being presented by PCR- The Langstone-Wring MethodTM 2018 workshop participants to Dr David Evans the chair of the Fortuneswell Cancer Charity.