I was born in England and emigrated with my family from the UK in 2005. I live and work in Palmerston North. I enjoy the sights of the natural world of which New Zealand has in abundance. I take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty around me from leisurely walks along the river or strolling along local beaches, to travelling a bit further afield.
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years working in the U.K. and New Zealand within both primary and secondary settings. I hold a Master of Nursing degree and Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Professional Supervision) Furthermore, I added mental health to my scope of practice in 2016. I have been formally providing professional supervision for nurses since 2014.
I have held a Certificate in Counselling Skills for 20 years and have incorporated this learning into my nursing practice. My intention has always been to continue on this counselling pathway. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to complete the Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice in 2015. This enabled me, as a qualified counsellor, to gain provisional membership with New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
Along the way, I developed an interest in Reflexology and engaged in a learning journey that led to completing a Diploma in Reflexology and enabled my registration with Reflexology New Zealand as a qualified Reflexologist.
Approved practitioner in Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD).
Diploma in Natural Facelift Massage.
A more recent learning experience has been in regard to Natural Facial Rejuvenation which has a number of processes to create a lighter glowing complexion but relaxes and releases of tension in the face and has had been reported to have the reported beneficial effects of better sleep and reduction of stress.
Within the services I provide, I am committed to the clients I work with, providing a calm environment in a quiet residential area. I work towards building and maintaining respectful relationships that recognise the individuals’ knowledge of their own lives and bodies.
Treatments and therapies are conducted at a pace that is acceptable to the client and supervision is from a client-led agenda. I am committed to ensuring my own knowledge and skills remain current in all areas of practise. I engage in regular professional development and supervision to deliver the best possible services, incorporating best practice guidelines where applicable.
Counsellor Grad. Dip. Counselling Practice
Reflexologist Diploma Reflexology Approved RLD Practitioner Diploma in Natural Face Lift Massage
Professional Supervisor RN, MN (hons) PGCert Health Sciences (Professional Supervision)