Hello and a very warm welcome to Sanctuary Home Healing.
I have been a holistic therapist for 10 years and have worked with many clients privately. I had a treatment room in The Quiet Mind Centre in Southsea for many years. I have also practiced as a mobile therapist. I have provided a massage service for staff at Portsmouth City Council. I have also worked with Portsmouth Adoption Services providing massage to the staff and relaxation sessions to adoption mothers and daughters. I have worked in the Royal Albert Day Centre giving hand massage to the elderly ladies and massage to the staff.
My interest is in mental health as well as holistic health. I believe that the body and mind are interconnected and that by healing the mind we heal our physical body too. With the increasing pace of daily life and the pressures and demands we all experience, our minds need healing more than ever. Often, physical aches and pains are a result of a pattern of negative thinking and unresolved stress and mental tension.
I have worked in The Day Treatment Centre at The Orchards, St James Hospital as a volunteer co-ordinator in the group therapy sessions. This was mainly offering mindfulness based therapy to people with mental health issues. As a teenager, I suffered with anxiety and panic attacks, so this is an area where I can particularly empathise with and offer support.
I have a general understanding of other mental health issues and offer my full unconditional acceptance and positive regard for all people, whatever they may be experiencing in their lives. My wish is that I can help people to find a sense of inner peace, a sanctuary in their mind, a safe place where they can feel rested and receive healing and relaxation from one of my treatments.
I have 3 children and have completed the following qualifications, whilst being a stay-at-home mum and practicing therapist.
I have been meditating for about 15 years. I meditate daily, have attended a 2 day meditation retreat and am happy to offer guidance on how to incorporate meditation into your life.
I use Bach Remedies at home for healing purposes and although I am not a Bach Practitioner, I can offer guidance if there is a need for Bach remedies to be used.
I have completed a year long Counselling Skills course and I am a counselling skills user which means within the session, you can be assured that you are genuinely being listened to and offered empathy and warmth, which may assist in your healing.