in Midhurst and Chichester
I qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 2001 after three years (1600 hours) training at NETCAT in Leeds. Since then I have done further training in person-centred body psychotherapy with the Brighton School of Embodied Therapy. I am a licensed Dance of Awareness™ facilitator, and have a post-graduate level qualification in adult education.
I originally trained as a jazz pianist and have a degree from Leeds College of Music. More recently have been learning singing. I first came across the Alexander Technique at music college when I was looking for a solution to Repetitive Strain Injury caused by long hours of piano practice and computer use. The Technique not only solved this problem but also had a remarkable effect on my piano playing and how I felt in general. The Alexander Technique has been an invaluable asset in my life. Its effect on my overall sense of wellbeing has been enormously beneficial and has opened up possibilities which are much more profound and far reaching than I expected at the beginning. They continue to surprise me with their depth and range of application — the journey was the best gift I ever gave myself!
I have a particular interest in the issue of High Sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity) and in working with people who have this trait. I am committed to practicing ethically and safely. I undergo continual professional development and belong to the Independent Practitioners Network (IPN) which offers a model of practitioner accountability based on open, committed relationships with peers who are prepared to 'stand by' each others work.
I give individual sessions and small group workshops in Midhurst and in Bosham near Chichester, West Sussex. To find out more or book a session, call me on 01730 352060 or contact me here.