I am a GOsC registered osteopath and have been in practice for 29 years, qualifying in 1986 after a full-time four year course at the European School of Osteopathy (ESO). I spent five years working in two busy central London multi-disciplinary clinics, two years tutoring at the ESO, and a year working at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. I have tutored on postgraduate osteopathic courses run by the Sutherland Cranial College.
I relocated to the Cliftonwood area of Bristol in 1991 from where I see clients from all over Bristol.
For the last six years I have worked one day a week for the NHS alongside physiotherapists and chiropractors. I am base at the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Barton Hill. This is a community building hosting a GP surgery, dentist, complementary therapies , arts classes and projects, many social proscribing projects and outreach services.
I have completed the Foundation Course of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and use acupuncture to support and complement my osteopathic treatment.
Throughout my life I have had an interest in health, bodywork, biodynamics, the organic food movement and community-based enterprises.
Over the years I have practised Pilates, yoga, Alexander technique, Qigong, Feldenkrais technique and meditation. I apply and pass on what I have learnt from these disciplines to my clients. I am a keen mountaineer, walker, runner and cyclist.
Before my osteopathic training I gained a degree in Environmental Sciences, following which I undertook geological research. I later studied Environmental Education at Prescott Centre College, Arizona, and worked in the outdoor programme of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, USA.