Who is Lesley?
If you have found me, you have already decided that you need to make some changes in your life. You have probably had a wake-up call, forcing you to re-evaluate everything around you.
My wake up call came in 2002 when I fell off my motorbike and broke my collar-bone. The bone took five months to heal with the ongoing threat of surgery, pins, and plates. I realised then that I needed to find ways to help myself and began extensive studying, which led to a whole new career in private natural healthcare. I opened my first clinic in 2003 and started teaching others soon after.
Over the years I have achieved qualifications and collected certificates in various natural, holistic, complementary, alternative, functional and integrative healthcare modalities, including a doctorate and PhD in Integrative Medicine.
My PhD research focused on preventative medicine and empowering people to help themselves. Today I combine the best of my studies and experience and my natural intuitive ability to offer a unique, dynamic, consciousness-lead mind-body-soul approach to health and well-being.
My passion is to help you find the happy, healthy and purposeful life that you deserve.
Like most practitioners, ill-health sparked Lesley’s interest in complementary health and she was determined to find natural ways to help herself. Labelled a “ME/FM/CFS” sufferer in her teens in Dundee, Scotland the final straw came in 2002 when she fell off her motorbike and broke her collarbone. The bone took five months to heal with the ongoing threat of surgery, pins and plates. In 2003 Lesley opened her first practice in Northern Ireland, became a Reiki Master and started teaching others about self-healing, self-development and how to help others.
Lesley continued studying new techniques and philosophies and added an advanced Kinesiology diploma (4 years), Anatomy and Physiology VTCT Diploma and an ITEC Diploma in Diet and Nutrition to her professional qualifications. In 2007 she found The BodyTalk System and intuitively knew that this was what she was missing. Lesley is a Certified Advanced BodyTalk Practitioner, PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner, BodyTalk Instructor and Access Trainer. She has been teaching BodyTalk at different levels since 2009.
In 2019 Lesley completed a Doctorate and PhD in Integrative Medicine at IQUIM (International Quantum University Integrative Medicine) Hawaii, the only university in the world that shares her passion for consciousness-lead healthcare. Her research focused on the use of “yes/no” self-testing as a means for people to assess their general health priorities. The results highlighted the importance of self-empowerment for stress management and the subsequent reduction, elimination and prevention of disease.
With a life-long interest in the human mind and behaviour, Lesley has a Master's degree in Psychology & English and supplemented her student life working in BHS, an iconic British retailer. After graduating, she spent two years in Commercial radio as a production assistant and technical operator, followed by sixteen years in the Insurance Industry. Her insurance roles were mostly in relationship management, business development, business process re-engineering, change management, marketing, research and development and high-profile communication roles. She uses this experience to help people find balance in their lives to work smarter, not harder, so they have more time for themselves and what they are passionate about.
Lesley has a natural gift and passion for animals and only gave up her childhood dream of becoming a Vet as she couldn’t bear to “put them down”. She loves working with animals in her clinic and, on occasion, has been seen in the middle of a field with 130 dairy cows and a bull. Animals are very gracious and always find a way to say “Thank you”. One horse actually performed a dressage bow after a session, much to the surprise of the handler as it was not trained to do so.
Lesley integrates her various Mind-Body-Spirit-Soul modalities to offer a unique and dynamic healing programme, the result of which continues to amaze both Lesley, her clients and her students. She doesn’t claim any specialities but rather trusts that if people find her, they are supposed to regardless of their conscious issues or training needs. Lesley also provides distance sessions and online classes for her clients and students around the world.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
My approach follows the philosophy that our healing comes from within. Healing is, therefore, a personal journey, and it is our responsibility to find what is the right approach and who is the right facilitator for us at any given time. I believe that if you have found me, then I am part of your journey at least for now.
My approach also follows the philosophy that our physical symptoms and dis-ease are merely the tip of the iceberg. To truly heal, we have to examine and heal the story behind the symptoms and dis-ease. This story can include anything, such as periods of stress in your life, physical and deep-seated emotional trauma, your limiting belief systems, your learned and inherited conditioning, your relationships with others, your interaction with your environment and your lifestyle choices.
Over the years, I have achieved qualifications and collected certificates in various natural, holistic, complementary, alternative, functional and integrative healthcare modalities, including a doctorate and PhD in Integrative Medicine (more).
My PhD research focused on preventative medicine and my passion for empowering people to help themselves. Today I combine the best of my studies and experience and my natural intuitive ability to offer a unique, dynamic, consciousness-lead mind-body-soul approach to health and well-being.
Although I am a doctor of integrative medicine (IMD), I am not a medical doctor (MD) whose role it is to diagnose a disease or prescribe drugs. I cannot, therefore, discuss or comment on your prescribed medication or provide you with a medical diagnosis. I can help you to balance your system, potentially reducing your need for medication and any possible side effects that you might be experiencing. This natural balancing approach is mostly energy-based, although it might involve hands-on healing, gentle tapping, gentle massage and structural realignment. I am qualified to help you make beneficial changes to your diet, your exercise regime, your lifestyle choices and make recommendations for the use of nutritional supplements, healing foods, herbs and natural remedies.
Doctorate and PhD Integrative Medicine
IQUIM (International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine) Hawaii, USA
CBI - Certified BodyTalk Instructor
BAT - BodyTalk Access Trainer
AdvCBP - Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
PaRamaBP - PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner
DipKA - Diploma Systematic Kinesiology
Usui Western Lineage
Usui Eastern (Japanese) Lineage
IBA - International BodyTalk Association
KA - Kinesiology Association
TRA - The Reiki Association
Anatomy & Physiology
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
Diet and Nutrition
ITEC - Level 3 Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists
St John Ambulance - First Aid at Work
Master of Arts and Social Sciences
MA (hons) - Joint Honours - English and Psychology
Dundee University, Scotland
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