About Me

About Me

 

I have to admit to being somewhat selfish in my choice of work.  My greatest wish is to live a long and healthy life, always to be active and to stay curious about the world.  A few years ago, I met an Alexander Technique teacher who was 94. She was still busy teaching the Alexander Technique to individuals and groups and even riding a bike.  She also moved beautifully and had a lovely cheeky, sharp wit.  I do not doubt that teaching the Alexander Technique contributed a great deal to how well she aged.  She is my role model, and the Alexander Technique is my insurance policy against reducing mobility and frailty so often seen with increasing age.  If you too want to stay active and curious throughout your life, the Alexander Technique is a great thing to learn. It could also act as your insurance policy.

All my qualifications and experience influence my approach to teaching the Alexander Technique.  I will typically ask lots of questions to help you become more aware of what you are doing. I will also give you clear explanations when needed and help you explore alternative ways of moving and responding.

I am a member of the Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) and am committed to working within their ethical and professional standards. I am also fully insured and have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  All this means that when you choose to see me, you can be confident that you are seeing someone who is fully trained and who will always put your needs at the centre of all we do.

In the past, I have been a keen runner.  Now, walking my young English Springer Spaniel takes up lots of my free time and brings me a great deal of pleasure.  Also, because I see so much benefit in moving in different ways and learning new things, I love to challenge myself with regular dance classes.

Before training as an Alexander Technique Teacher, I worked in Mental Health Services for over 30 years. Starting in, in-patient and community services, I later worked in research, training and service development.

Qualifications

Alexander Technique Teacher

Registered Mental Health Nurse

MSc in Gerontology

Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring