about me

Born in Worcestershire, I gained a Master of Science qualification at the University of Nottingham before I learnt Eastern well-being practices whilst travelling and working in the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya, Mozambique, and the USA.

I also worked in Italy, where a lovely, hidden restaurant in Venice called 'al Covo' - which translates as 'at a secret place' - provided the future name of my suite.

I returned to England to work at Chewton Glen Hotel in the New Forest, and I now happily own a treatment, product and training suite in Southampton, Hampshire. I continue to build my complementary therapy portfolio, currently focusing on Tantra and Ayurveda, and now have over 15 years of professional qualified experience as a therapist.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my journey, and have developed this into my own practice, Man on the Couch, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on Man on the Couch's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

I trained where ever possible at international standards such as VTCT and NCFE. Awarded qualifications have come from the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM), London Therapists, London School of Thai Massage, British School of Yoga (BSY), The Fitness Training Company, The Health and Sciences Academy, Helen McGuinness Health and Beauty International, Axiom Bodyworks, The Ayurveda Retreat, and The Cottage Training Centre.


  • Accredited Trainer for Guild Training International
  • Member of the Guild of Beauty Therapists
  • Member of the International Council of Holistic Therapists
  • Member of the Indian Head Massage Network
  • Member of the Perron Rigot Expert Waxing Network
  • Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant
  • Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Consultant

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