I’ve always been interested in natural therapies but worked as a corporate creative. In 1999, whilst working full time, I completed a Diploma in Clinical Massage, followed by a certificate in Shiatsu and Reiki. I became a Certified Infant Massage Therapist and began working on weekends at Glebe Healing Centre in Sydney. After relocating to Brisbane in 2003, I worked as a therapist for a Day Spa in the City and New Farm. After I was married and mortgaged, I returned to the corporate sector working in marketing roles for recruitment.
Two years later, I was approached by Assiram Natural Therapies to rebrand their two city clinics. I managed the clinic, reception, branding and communications. I went through two pregnancies supported by an amazing team of acupuncturists, massage and musculoskeletal therapists. I began to fully appreciate the importance of natural therapy in daily life.
A few years later, working in education, I completed a parenting course which lead me to commence studies in Holistic Counselling. I began the juggle of working four days a week, wrangling small children, and a Diploma. This course included voluntary work with Redlands Healing Centre, helping to establish programs for addiction. During this time I stopped drinking and wrote an e-book about it called Hell in a Handbag, you can find it here.
Working and studying in the area of counseling and holistic health I have been honoured to meet many talented therapists, qualified in a variety of techniques and I am grateful to refer to these talented people.
For 25 years, I worked in many fast-paced work environments, in a variety of industries in Sydney, London, Brussels, Africa, and Brisbane. I have worked across the health care sector, banking, medical, legal, education, recruitment, and not-for-profit. This has enabled me to have a thorough understanding of the difficulties of achieving work/life balance and how the stress of this impacts relationships, family, health, and well-being.
I have lived experience with anxiety. I know how this can play out with emotional stress, relationship breakdown, addiction, physical ailments, including overwhelm, fatigue, and burnout. I have strategies and shortcuts to help better navigate life better and love sharing my lessons! If it’s time for you to change some stuck patterns in your life, I can support you. It’s time to bring back the joy.