My life experience, together with 20 years combined professional experience as a registered psychologist, wellness and fitness coach has equipped me to help many people live happier and healthier lives.
I co-owned and operated a multidisciplinary wellness centre in a busy and popular cafe district of Perth. Other health professionals included a naturopath, chiropractor, massage therapist, life coach and a personal trainer specialising in rehabilitation.
After more than a decade of working as a psychologist, I took an extended break from my professional life to care for my family and aging parents. Caring for my parents and raising a child taught me unconditional patience, a deeper sense of gratitude and selflessness, as well as the importance of self-care and being present and mindful.
Having worked energetically with my clients since mid 1990s with various modalities and traditional psychological techniques I witnessed first hand the benefits of energy medicine.
I was introduced to Reiki by accident. A friend gave me the contact details of practitioner whom I thought was a massage therapist. (I love getting massages). I called and made an appointment.
To be honest, my first Reiki session was very confusing for me. I was expecting a deep tissue massage treatment. I had never heard of Reiki before. I told the “massage therapist” that I hold a lot of tension in my shoulders and I needed deep trigger point work. I can’t remember what he said to me, but obviously I wasn’t paying too much attention. I just wanted to be relieved of my muscle tension, feel relaxed and fall asleep.
I didn’t know at the time the practitioner was a Reiki Master. He didn’t do a lot of talking. It was good enough for me that his energy and treatment room was calming and relaxing (I’m a go with the flow kind of person so I just went with the flow). Intuitively I knew I was in the right place for whatever I was meant to experience.
To my amazement after the session I felt energised, yet relaxed and clear. I had the best sleep I had in a long while. And I felt totally refreshed. Immediately after my session, I called my husband and told him he needed to have a reiki session with this Reiki Master.
But then life happened and I forgot about reiki.
Reiki resurfaced in my life when I needed it most with the passing of my elderly dad, the sudden tragic death of my close childhood friend and other personal emotional crises I was experiencing at the time.
Intuitively I knew that I needed more than just talk therapy to help me. I was aware that I was feeling stuck, imbalanced and just “not quite right”. I also knew that the other energetic modalities and techniques I had trained in as a psychologist wasn’t right for me.
I then remembered what my reiki session did for me many years prior. So I decided to learn reiki to help myself heal and to restore my own state of wellness. The benefits I received were positively beyond what I expected. Reiki helped me to deal with the grief, loss and the emotional turmoil I was experiencing at the time. It gave me a sense of balance, internal serenity and clarity.
Reiki is now an integral part of my life with daily self reiki practice keeping me grounded, balanced, clear and on purpose.
Helping others has always been a part of my life both professionally and personally. And now as a Usui Reiki Master, I am able to combine my experience as a psychologist and wellness coach with reiki to provide a holistic integrated mind-body approach to my clients’ emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing by restoring balance and harmony in their lives.
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