BA (Hons) IIHHT Dip Holistic Therapies
In 1999 I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Art, Psychology and Human Biology and worked for some time as part of a community mental health team. I travelled in Southern India and the Himalayas and discovered Reiki a natural method of healing. I followed a study book on the subject, (incidentally the town libraries only book in English), while being held up in remote Karwar due to illness. The Reiki practice (self help initially), meditation and a growing interest in healing herbs and plants led me then to study at Northampton and North Oxford Colleges and graduate in 2002 with an IIHHT Dip. in Holistic Therapies, a VTCT Dip. in nutrition, counselling by a therapist certificate and a USUI Reiki Certificate.
In 2004 after working as a mobile therapist, I started conducting wellbeing workshops for the County Council and focused work with teenage mothers. I now run an independent project, County Council approved, for young people who have been excluded from mainstream education. The project has a therapeutic purpose and has successfully inspired and helped reintegrate 13-16year olds over the past four years. The programs include Woodland and Land Based Skills, Conservation in the Community, Anger Management and now also Equestrian Facilitated learning.
I am fortunate as a mother to have a found a harmony in life and enjoy working both in the great outdoors with horses and young people and also at The Maple Tree Clinic offering a range of holistic treatments. Most of my work involves helping people to manage stress both physically mentally and emotionally. I have over the course of my career developed an ability to tune in to people’s individual needs, so all my holistic treatments are tailor made and with consultation often involve a cross section of my professional disciplines.
This year Camilla is aiming to qualify in the EGALA method of Equine Assisted Therapy and continues developing working practice with young people with challenging behaviour.