My background is in managing services within the voluntary sector. I have worked in supported housing and learning disability services and was a manager in Action Mental Health for many years. Since 2012 as Willow Therapies I have been a self-employed trainer and therapist; I currently provide complementary therapies at the Wave Trauma Centre and am a sessional trainer for Aware NI and Macmillan Cancer Support NI. I also work with organisations supporting people to remain in or return to work following periods of ill health or stress.
I qualified in Aromatherapy in 2002 with Lifespring in Belfast and in Reflexology in 2005 with the Sheila Nugent School of Reflexology. I am a Reiki master and hold a Diploma in Stress Management. I have a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (2014) and am a qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, having trained with the UK and international Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) school.