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As the Prinicpal of the Academy, Dorothy has a background in the NHS with 41+ years standing, working at management level both in primary and secondary care. She is a highly qualified Reflexologist and Naturopathic Consultant of 19+ years experience and is a notable local trainer, achieving the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (Dieat) to ensure professional teaching of CPD and the Level 5 course while continuing in her private practice clinics in Belfast, Dromore and Tandragee. Her Fertility Course is the first standalone course to be approved by CThA as well as recognised by FHT in the UK.
Dorothy has a strong desire to raise the profile and standard of Reflexology in Ireland and has facilitated CPD courses by other notable reflexology educators from the mainland providing up to date relevant post graduate training over the past few years.
Working closely with husband, Dave, also a Naturopathic Consultant, Bowen Technique Practitioner, Emmett Technique Practitioner and a Master Teacher of Reiki in the style that he has developed (Shamanic) who teaches the A&P part of the course. She is delighted to have been selected to bring the Level 5 Reflexology to both parts of North and Southern Ireland; to be a Partnership Centre with Centralia and to offer the Centralia Reflexology Mastership (incorporating Agored Cymru units at Level 5). This is the highest level of Reflexology training available in the UK whilst all of the other schools in the province of NI teach at Diploma Level 3. Now you can have a clear advantage with the Mastership at Level 5!
Dorothy is CNHC Registered, a member of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA), Association of Reflexology (AoR) and the Federation of Holistc Therapists (FHT) with a passion for Fertility and Maternity Reflexology. These areas of work along with seeing clients for relaxation, stress, aches and pains encompassing back pain, sciatica, migraines, arthritis, MS and other debilitating conditions continue to keep her busy in her Treatment Room at home and in other private clinics located in Belfast and County Down. Dorothy combines Reflexology with Naturopathic training and use both of these modalities along with Reiki, Bach Flower Remedies and EFT to support clients both on a physical and/or emotional level. Every client is treated as an individual.
She offers a natural fertility treatment approach. This includes an initial consultation with her by drawing on her wealth of knowledge and experience gained through working in one of the first private Fertility Clinics in Belfast, and with Fertility Clients for many years from her Treatment Room using her therapies. Dorothy acknowledges that getting help to get pregnant can be both stressful and expensive with private treatment cycles only available to those who can afford it. However, Complementary therapy, namely, Fertility Reflexology can provide help and support for only a fraction of the cost of IVF or ICSI for example. During the first session a detailed medical history, including information on any mainstream fertility treatment being undertaken, together with details of your diet and life-style are noted. Based on this initial consultation you are offered a Treatment Plan which includes reflexology for fertility and or a combination of: EFT, Reiki, Herbal medicines, Bach Flower Remedies, dietary changes and supplements. Some of the recommended products may be purchased from the Treatment Room.
Dorothy has also devised a Preconception Preparation Programme; an additional plan for those with PCOS or Endometriosis to optimise couples for conception which has proved very beneficial. If you wish to engage in any of these programmes or discuss how this can support you with fertility please use the contact page or telephone her by mobile 07967 736796. Dorothy is also pleased to have a working relationship with Examen (Spermcomet) as a distributor of their Sperm DNA Fragmentation Kits for clients. Dorothy has also undertaken training with the company to allow her to analyse DNA report results for her clients. She can also provide this service to non clients for an analyse fee. If you wish to have this test taken you can contact Dorothy for advice. In the quest to learn about the area of Fertility Dorothy has worked in the field of Infertility both within the NHS (currently 45 years) and the private sector.
With a strong desire to incorporate this experience within the Naturopathic and Reflexology therapies Dorothy went to England to train under Gill Thomson, a qualified Midwife and Reflexologist. Gill facilitated the training for Maternity Reflexology using the course developed by Suzanne Enzer, a renowned Author and Midwife; whose course is recognised and taught worldwide. This has led Dorothy to work with both aspects of Maternity and Fertility Reflexology. She further expanded her knowledge of Fertility Reflexology and attained Certified Fertility Reflexologist, training with Sarah Holland. She has added to her knowledge by completing a Post Graduate course from Monash University in 'Food as your Medicine' for Fertility and Maternity clients. She recently also completed a course on Gut Microbiome which enhances her Naturopathic approach. All of this experience has encouraged Dorothy to develop a Fertility Course to enable Reflexologists to gain this knowledge locally.
By providing the first Fertility Reflexology CThA approved course in the UK for qualified Reflexologists as well as being an approved trainer for this course with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). Dorothy offers Fertility Reflexology as a two day course in several venues. Please see the course page for further information about the course or visit the course date page for the forthcoming training days. Or if there's a group of therapists who would like Dorothy to bring any of my courses to them please contact her by mobile 07967 736796 or through the contact page.
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FHT Accreditation awarded for CPD Courses: Fertility Reflexology and Maternity Reflexology