After careers in the film industry, teaching and PR, I know I have found my purpose

I can honestly say that for me no work is more rewarding than helping people heal, grow and find freedom, harmony and balance.

For years I didn't really know what I wanted to do. I was envious of my friends who had always known their calling. After university I worked as a Government press officer, then worked in the film industry and then PR/marketing. All great jobs but I knew it wasn't my calling.

 

I retrained as a teacher as I knew I wanted to do something that was rewarding and which gave back to society. Teaching was brilliant but still I had that feeling that it wasn't my true purpose.

Then through tragedy, I discovered what I was meant to do. I sadly suffered with a miscarriage and was seeing an acupuncturist. It was through these sessions that I had an aha moment: I felt called to train in kinesiology, the holistic therapy I had loved since my early 20s. That was in 2015 and I haven't looked back since!

 

I would love to be able to help you on your journey of wellbeing, whether it is emotional or physical issues that you want to improve. I understand the stresses of life, have experience in the world of business and have been on my own journey to wellness. I'll listen, treat you as an individual and help you achieve your goals for wellbeing. 

I am qualified in Health Kinesiology, Integrated Healing, Touch for Health, Reiki Level 1 and 2, and am qualified I Love You, Me self-love coach. Qualifications are all well and good but here's a little more about me, beyond qualifications, to get a flavour of who I am:

 

A little bit about me

I'm a single mum to a spirited pre-teen daughter

I have a crazy fur baby called Casper

I used to be a Government Press Officer

I've worked as a primary school teacher for 13 years

I love Scrabble and Backgammon, and many other board games

I once spent 4 consecutive nights on trains in India, the lone woman amongst many men

I was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and qualified as a coach at 15

I get seasick but love the sea so often forget and go on a boat trip. Whoops.

One of my favourite books is A Suitable Boy; I spent a year carrying it around London

I worked in New Zealand picking strawberries and lifting wire on vineyards

I love mountains and beaches but not keen on snow

At various times I've learned French, Spanish and Italian. Not fluent yet but it's a goal.

I used to follow Watford FC home and away

I worked as marketing manager for Watford FC, at the time a dream job.

I played football (badly) for Queens Park Rangers Women's 

I qualified as an FA Referee but was sadly too scared at the time to use it

I got sacked from McDonald's as a teenager - I now see this as an achievement

I cry easily

I laugh easily

I recovered from IBS

I'm working on healing my vision naturally

I used to be a people-pleaser

I learned to love myself unconditionally

I'm a shy extrovert thriving on good connections

I believe in the power of natural health

I like healthy living but love treats

I distil my own water

I love to cook Thai, Indian, Mexican and Moroccan

I hate washing up

I work with friends on an allotment growing organic fruit and veg

Testimonials

Sophie has a clear passion for her practice and a true connection with the body. She introduced me to kinesiology and explained what my body was telling her/me and gave me great advice for a better quality of life.

Claire, London

I love working with Sophie, she is very calm and a great therapist. The other day a little bell rang in my head and I just realised that I felt differently.

Gita, London

I've suffered with hay fever for years but in 2 sessions with Sophie my hay fever has gone. I don't know how it worked but I used to have a runny nose and itchy eyes all the way through summer but now it's completely gone. 

Annie, London

​"Sophie is very thorough. She puts you at ease and pays careful attention to the outcomes.  I feel less anxious and more at ease. Her recommendations for me to use clary sage and meditation have worked amazingly well."

Claudia, London

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