The most touching, beautiful stories about animals are the ones where mutual rescue happens.

This is also my story.


I have been a therapist and a healer for the last 20 years. It wasn’t until Charlie came into my life and changed it forever that I realised my passion for working on deepening the relationship between animals and their humans.

He taught me loyalty, love and commitment to a degree I never thought was possible.

Charlie is the inspiration behind this website and a big inspiration in my private and professional life. I gave Charlie a home and he gave his heart & soul. It was love at first sight

In my mid 20’s I became interested in psychology and natural healing. I started my journey learning psychotherapy, aromatherapy, therapeutic bodywork and energy healing.

I have always loved animals and felt drawn to the natural world. As a child I collected ladybirds and snails, had a succession of hamsters, guinea pigs and budgies, played with neighbours’ dogs and family members’ cats.  As teenagers, a friend of mine and I rescued a few stray dogs and found them loving homes. 

Curiosity took me to places like Bali, Indonesia to learn how to help deliver babies, and I studied to be a Doula (birthing assistant) with The Doula Consultancy Services. I also studied kinesiology, nutrition, energy psychology, EFT, BodyTalk, EmoTrance, hypnotherapy, Hakomi Therapy and Internal Family Systems therapy. 

For 10 years from 2003 – 2012 I worked at Women & Health as an aromatherapist and a biodynamic counsellor.

We worked with women who experienced anxiety, depression, serious mental health problems and with victims of sexual violence. It was a challenging and demanding but extremely rewarding work. I worked on projects with The Rape Crisis and on projects for carers of children with disabilities and carers of elderly with dementia. I also worked with children with disabilities and learning difficulties and their parents and guardians at a place called Palace for All. 

Recently, I have completed Diploma in Energy Healing for Animals and many courses and workshops on plant medicine.

In my work I combine Applied Zoopharmacognosy, working with plants and mindfulness. It is helping animals and people find a deep sense of trust and confidence while opening new possibilities of co-operation. It is truly beautiful and gentle work but powerful enough to change deep-seated behavioural problems and facilitate nourishing connection between you and your animal.  

My healing qualifications:

  • Working with Women Psychodynamically – Sep – June 2001
  • Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage 2002
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy 2002
  • Diploma in Biodynamic Massage 2003
  • Indian Head Massage Diploma 2003
  • Kinesiology Certificate 2006
  • Body Talk certificate 2007
  • Advanced Diploma in EFT 2008
  • Ayurvedic Face Massage Diploma 2009
  • Emotional Clearing Practitioner Diploma – John Ruskan 2009
  • College of Natural Nutrition Diploma 2009
  • Hypnotherapy Certificate 2011
  • Energy EFT Master Practitioner Diploma 2012
  • EmoTrance Diploma 2012
  • Hakomi Body-Centred Psychotherapy – various workshops 2012 – 2018
  • Astrology Foundations – 1 year Nick Hughes 2014
  • EFT Foundations 2016
  • Diploma in Energy Healing for Animals 2017
  • Diploma in Canine Communication 2017
  • Foundations in Canine-assisted Therapy 2017
  • Canine Massage Certificate 2017
  • Trust Technique – James French 2018
  • Animal Communication ACT1 James French 2018
  • Certificate in Canine Wellness and Balanced Behaviours (1 day) 2018
  • Certificate in Complete Canine Wellness (4 days) 2018
  • Foundations of Psychological Astrology 2019 CPALondon.com
  • Applied Zoopharmacognosy for Dogs – Caroline Ingraham Gateway 1, 2 & 3 2019
  • PsychAromatica for Animals – Certificate 2019 Nayana Morag
  • Modern Energy Tapping MET Pro Diploma 2019
  • Slacker Magic 2020
  • PsychAromatica for Animals – Diploma 2020 Nayana Morag, Portugal

  • Shamanic Herbalism Pathway 1 2020
  • Shamanic Herbalism Pathway 2 2021
  • Alchemy: Aromatherapy and the Medicine of the Soul – AromaGnosis 2020/21
  • Sacred Plant Medicine Mentorship Programme 2021
  • Poisonous Plant Medicine 2021
  • Dreaming Yourself Awake with The Shift Network by Paul Levy 2021
  • Internal Family Systems Basic Course August 2021
  • Internal Family Systems Exiles Course October 2021
  • Whole Energy Body Balance for Animals – Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte 2021
  • Intuitive Plant Medicine – One Willow Apothecaries 2021
  • Botany 101 2021/22
  • Internal Family Systems – Inner Critic January 2022
  • IFS The Gifts of Exiles – Paul Neustadt January 2022
  • IFS Working with Difficult Protectors Mike Elkin February 2022
  • IFS Transcending Trauma Frank Anderson March 2022
  • IFS Online Circle April – September 2022
  • TIST Level 1 – Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment – Janina Fisher Sep – Dec 2022
  • TIST Level 2 – Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment – Janina Fisher Jan – Apr 2023
  • TIST Level 3 – Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment – Janina Fisher May – Jul 2023
  • IFS Level 1 training April – June 2023
  • IFS Introduction to Somatic IFS – Susan McConnell Sep – Dec 2022
  • IFS Direct Access – Fran Booth April – August 2023
  • Memory Reconsolidation training – Jules Taylor-Shore July 2023
  • IFS Special Treatment Challenges – Colleen West
  • Master Class: Healing Complex Trauma part 1 – Colleen West
  • Master Class: Healing Complex Trauma part 2 – Colleen West