Victoria Fallowfield has her own practice, called ‘The Fragrant Retreat’. She is an Holistic therapist, Chiropodist, Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Assoc. Member of The Royal Society of Medicine.
Victoria is based in Driffield, East Yorkshire, England.
She has the following holistic therapy qualifications:
SNHS Dip. (Diabetes Risk Awareness), SNHS Dip. (Hypnotherapy), SNHS Dip. (Iridology), SNHS Dip. (Advanced Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy), SNHS Dip. (Psychotherapy & Counselling), SNHS Dip. (Advanced Reflexology) & Reiki Level 1 & 2
Finding the SNHS was a very fortunate discovery for me.
I started training initially in Beauty Therapy 38 years ago. Since then I have spent my time progressing, upgrading and diversifying my range of skills in related therapies. These have included Reflexology, Reiki 1 and 2, Kinesiology, Indian Head massage, and Scientific Aromatherapy.
Then I took a two year course in Chiropody and qualified in 2002. I was looking for a course in Iridology when I came across the SNHS online. I was impressed with what they were doing and registered for the course. On completing this very well structured course, I was eager to do others. Diabetic Risk Assessment seemed a logical choice having studied it in depth for Chiropody, I thought it a good addendum.
Advanced Reflexology was my next choice. I had done a course in basic reflexology in 1970, before it got trendy! This was an excellently devised course, and I was filled with renewed enthusiasm for the treatment, which is much in demand in my salon.
I began to get interested in Hypnotherapy through a friend and practitioner. I registered for the basic course and was immediately hooked. It was the most fascinating course to date. I soon realised that I wanted to do this professionally.
Having completed the basic course, I went head long into Advanced Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and Counselling running together. It was hard work but I loved doing it.
On completing the course I wanted to do the practical Workshop. I went to Colchester to The Trinity Centre where I met the man who had written the course for the School of Natural Health Sciences (SNHS Ltd), Tony Edwards, he was to be my tutor.
I went with great trepidation for this practical day. Its one thing doing theory but now I had to prove that I was competent to be a practitioner. Tony is a gifted tutor who put me at my ease immediately. By the end of the day you will be competent he said, I was not convinced! Tony put me through my paces and by the end of the day he was right. I did feel amazingly confident, and went home thinking I can do this!
That was September 08 – I wanted to build up my new confidence slowly so I worked on a few friends first, they were impressed.
I started advertising in January 2009 and have had complete success with the clients I have helped to date.
All thanks to the School of Natural Health Sciences and Tony Edwards whom I cannot thank enough.
If any one wants to retreat from this bustling world for a while, this is my website: www.thefragrantretreat.co.uk and click on The Fragrant Retreat.