During my time as a General and Mental Health Nurse in the NHS. I discovered the importance of exercise on patient wellbeing. I decided to train in exercise to music and gained a gym instructor award at Telford College Edinburgh. As my career in health and fitness progressed I found that my clients required more than just exercise to help them maintain the health benefits gained and studied in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Remedial Sports massage which can be included in your treatment programme.

My journey into Pilates began while studying for my Postgraduate Diploma in Exercise and Health Sciences at Edinburgh University furthering my knowledge and experience of the benefits of core exercises on low back pain. Having discovered the benefits of Pilates I started training with Polestar Pilates on their Pilates rehabilitation course in London.

After further training with Rebecca Leone at the Swissbody Pilates Academy in Geneva, Switzerland, I returned to Edinburgh and completed my L3 Diploma in Pilates and Exercise Referral.



  • Registered General Nursing, Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland.
  • Registered Mental Health Nursing, Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting for Scotland.
  • Diploma in Exercise Referral L.3 Active IQ.
  • Diploma in Mat Pilates L3, VTCT.
  • Polestar Approach to Pilates Rehabilitation Principles, London.
  • TheraPilates for Osteoporosis.
  • Pilates Excel, Rebecca Leone. Swissbody Pilates Academy, Geneva Switzerland.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Exercise and Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh.
  • Certificate in Exercise and Health Studies, The Physical Education Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Telford College.
  • Diploma in Remedial & Sports Massage, The Lothian School of Remedial Massage.
  • Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy. The Association of Medical Aromatherapists.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Reflexology. The Scottish College of Complementary Medicine.
  • Certificate in Indian Head Massage, ITEC.
  • On-Site Massage, The Academy of On- Site Massage.
  • Pregnancy Massage Therapy, RCM accredited Edinburgh.
  • Introduction to Counselling, West Lothian College.
  • ILM L3 Coaching, Reward Recruitment, Edinburgh.
  • L3 Yoga Diploma, ActiveQ, Drummond Education.

Other professional Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh.
  • EDEXCEL L3 Award, Assessing Candidates using a range of methods. Central YMCA, London.
  • Introduction to Group Therapy. The Institute of Group Analysis, London.