Therese has had an eclectic work and life experience, which influences her approach to her healing therapies. With an insatiable curiosityto know how our body’s work she started out as a Biochemist, working for several years as a medical Research Scientist. After having children she gave up the laboratory to work with people rather than test tubes and trained in Therapeutic Massage in the UK.
Therapeutic massage combines the deep relaxation of Swedish massage with more specific deep tissue work often releasing long held patterns of muscular tension and stimulating the body to heal itself.
Through her work as a masseuse Therese soon realised that massage was all about healing the body at a physical, mental and emotional level. A profound experience connecting with ‘something other’during a treatment one day encouraged Therese to exploreher spirituality.
Therese trained with the UK’s oldest healing body, The National Federation of Spiritual Healers (recently renamed The Healing Trust) to become a Spiritual Healer.
Therese felt that the best way to help others heal was to healaspects of her own path, which led to further study and a BA (hons) in Counselling studies.
Therese’s continued adherence to following her spiritual path has led to study other modalities since that time. She now also guides clients with a deeply therapeutic form of meditation known as Integrative Restoration (iRest), which is based on the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra and adapted to working with trauma to help individuals deeply releaseand align with higher aspects of themselves.
Therese uses a Person-Centred and Transpersonal counselling framework to facilitate otherson their healing journey. Clients often experience feeling deeply heard perhaps for the first time in their lives and Therese’s compassion, warmth, unconditional positive regard and authenticity allows clients to feel secure in the knowledge that they are in a safe confidential space in which they are fully received.
Therese’s personal mission is to help others to find self-empowerment.She works soul to soul with her clients and guides individuals in aligning their spiritual and physical selves demonstrating to the clients how good they can feel when they use the tools she teaches them.
Therese offers her therapies at her beautiful practice room in Lennox Head and also at the award winning Gaia Retreat and Spa.