My backgroundI was born and raised in France and in 1989 emigrated to the UK, North London, where I have been living ever since. I am bilingual and work with my clients in both English and French.
After receiving my First Class BSc Honours Degree in Sports Sciences from the University of North London in 1996, I received my First Class BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of East London in 1999. I then worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the NHS for 6 years, where I gained experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of conditions.
In my last two years at the Royal Free Hospital, I specialised in the management of spinal conditions. I also ran the Physiotherapy Service for Osteoporosis and set up a research project on the long-term effects of exercise on osteoporosis.
I am also a Pilates teacher (Pilates Foundation trained) as well as a Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® teacher.
I am a guest lecturer for several Pilates Teacher Training courses and for the 'Masters in Training Actors' course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. I have co-authored the Oxford Rheumatology Library publication on 'Physiotherapy Approach to Osteoporosis' and am on the International Advisory Board of the 'Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies'.
I have undertaken extensive training in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Spectrum (Centre for Humanistic Psychology and Member of the UKCP) since 2009 and am continuing to develop my skills by attending the continuous professional development programme at Spectrum.
I am also working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for the NHS at a Barnet GP surgery.
The passion, curiosity and expertise I bring to my work is also informed and enhanced by my personal experience as a wife and step-mother to three lively boys.