Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
12 Cross Street
Hello, and welcome to my profile. I am an experienced and qualified holistic therapist, and have been working for many years with a number of therapies, that can help ease a wide variety of conditions.
It is my belief that body and mind work together to create harmony both inside and out, and I therefore always look at the emotional aspect of any presenting physical problem in order to offer the most effective soothing and healing treatment that I can. I can also offer a more in depth look at emotional issues, please see my listing at www.counsellingdirectory.org.
Therapies I Offer:
Holistic massage is a therapeutic application of touch that can benefit individuals, body, mind, soul & spirit at the same time. While loosening tight muscles, this technique may also help to encourage lymphatic drainage, improve skin elasticity, boost the immune system and increase mental clarity
...promoting a deep sense of relaxation...
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from aromatic plants and flowers to create balance and harmony, enabling the body to heal itself and bring about a feeling of well being. Aromatherapy massage can be wonderfully soothing, relaxing, uplifting or energizing depending on which oils are used.
...balance & harmony of mind and body...
Reflexology aims to release tension and direct the free flow of energy throughout the body to bring about self healing and normalize the functions of the body. Every organ, structure and system of the body is mirrored in the feet and hands through reflex points. These different reflexes of the feet and hands are connected to the body through energetic channels or zones, which can easily become blocked through stress, emotions, trauma or illness. Reflexology applies a gentle pressure which stimulates these reflexes, encouraging energy flow and unblocking and thus promoting self healing and well being.
...Steps to healing....
Indian Head Massage:
Indian head massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. It has been practiced in India for over a thousand years as part of everyday life. This treatment can help calm the mind and is deeply relaxing. A firm and gentle rhythm is used to help relieve muscular discomfort, improving circulation to the head, it calms the spirit, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.
...relax, re vitalize and re energize....
Setting aside the time and money to go and talk to a skilled listener can be invaluable. With the therapist that's right for you, counselling sessions can be a way to stop, reassess your life and current difficulties and give yourself a much needed focus on a regular basis. Counselling helps people to look at their lives differently and to begin to effect change.
"Asking for help doesn't mean that we are weak or incompetent, it usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence" (Anne Wilson Schaef)
Training, qualifications & experience
ITEC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
ITEC Diploma in Reflexology
ITEC Diploma in Aromatherapy
ITEC Diploma in Indian Head Massage
ITA Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
University of Southampton: Cert HE Humanistic Counselling
University of Winchester: Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling
University of Middlesex: BA(hons) Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
I have worked extensively over the past ten years with alternative therapies in various formats. I have seen massage clients at home, in treatment rooms, in hotels in and around Bournemouth, in luxury holiday settings in Mid Wales and as a mobile therapist. I have seen counselling clients both in private practice, for the NHS in GP surgeries locally, and seen clients with more enduring mental health issues in psychiatric hospitals, both the NHS and the private sector for the Priory Hospital Group.
My passion is working with people and being a part of an individuals journey to improved health and well being, I therefore try to balance earning a living with providing a service that is both affordable and within reach.
All body work therapy is charged from £35 per hour.
Counselling Sessions(individuals) from £40 per hour, couples from £60 per hour.
Home visits are available, please inquire about fees
- In addition to individual treatments, I also offer gift vouchers, ladies days/nights and various workshops, events and special offers throughout the year. Please send a message asking to be added to my mailing list.
- Aromatherapy products can be made to individual requirements ensuring a product that is unique to you as an individual and your personal health requirements.
- I am a member of the BACP and EMBODY.
- Fully insured.
- Hold a current CRB certificate.
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
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