My Background

My Background

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”


My background as a Mental Health Nurse has gifted me the opportunity to work with people experiencing various complex mental health needs, including depression, anxiety,Personality Disorder, Bipolar and psychosis. However, I quickly learned that these diagnoses did not explain the origin of the person’s distress and that actually the common theme was that each person had experienced a trauma of some kind. Realising this, steered me towards therapies such as Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) which incorporates a number of ideas and concepts such as attachment and developmental theories and mindfulness some of which fit very well with EFT and Matrix Reimprinting such as working with multiple selves. Understanding that many of the traumas people experienced were relational due to living and interacting within various and sometimes complex systems, I also trained in family interventions and have worked with many families affected by trauma.

As I progressed professionally, personally and spiritually I began to feel that there was something missing from my practice. I knew that people benefited from therapies such as these but sometimes it felt that the healing was at a superficial level and I wanted to be able to do more.

I was drawn to EFT and Matrix Reimprinting because of the concept of the matrix, working with past traumas and interacting with the parts of our consciousness that were stuck in these moments. I chose to train and qualify as an EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner with Karl Dawson; one of only 29 EFT Founding Masters worldwide and the creator of the evolutionary Matrix Reimprinting. The training really cemented the path for me, I loved that the technique worked on an energetic level and left space for imagination. It felt gentle, yet powerful but overall it felt authentic. 

I have also worked with EFT and Matrix Practitioners in my healing. If you would like to read about some of the ways that EFT and Matrix Reimprinting has helped me please click here

When I later experienced a NLP (Neuro LInguistic Programming) session, I knew I needed to add this to my skill set to be able to help my clients at an even deeper level. I loved the timeline techniques that we used and how easy it was to create powerful shifts just through conversation. 

I chose to do my training with David Shephard, Master Trainer of NLP with over 30 years of experience. It was an intense experience where we became both the therapist and client, allowing us to experience the transformational techniques first hand. During my practitioner training I had some really profound and personal experiences that encouraged me to return this year and qualify as a Master Practitioner and Coach of NLP.  

As with many people who progress into healing, I have had to overcome challenges and traumas myself. This not only resulted in a personal understanding of suffering but of the strength and vulnerability it can take to go through the therapeutic process and towards healing. Of the therapies I have tried myself over the years, some have been helpful and some potentially damaging but all have been lessons that have led me to where I am today and helped to shape the values and ethos of Freedom 2 Heal. 

Qualifications and Training


EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Academy

• EFT Practitioner

• Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

Certified Master Practitioner of NLP – Preformance Partnership

Introduction to META-Consciousness

Foundation in Family Interventions for Adults

Family Interventions for Psychosis and Other Serious Mental Health Problems (AFT accredited)

BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Award in Introduction to Counselling Concepts


Pastlife Regression Training for 1:1 and Group Settings

First and Second Degree in Reiki

One to Many – EFT Practitioner Course Creation

Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT)

The Compassionate Mind Foundation:

• Introduction to Theory and Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy

• Compassion Focused Therapy for Psychosis

• Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups

Applying Intuitive Eating & Non-Diet Approaches in Practice – London Centre for Intuitive Eating