Tina brings 15 years
of direct experience as a therapist both in the
practical and behavioural field
but also in the spiritual arena. She brings a forthright
compassion and understanding laced with empathy and a
proactive outlook which is fearless. Tina is happy to talk
about God or, if you prefer, a higher power and has no
hesitation in calling grace into this work.
Having attended a Quaker boarding school, Tina originally
trained in Business Studies in 1970 at St. Albans College of
Further Education. From working in other people’s businesses
for 8 years, she went into the entertainment world as a
deejay/compere working all over the UK and in Europe
entertaining between 1,000 and 6000 people per week for five years.
She is understandably very comfortable running
workshops and lecturing which she
does regularly both in the UK and abroad. Whilst working in
the music industry in Edinburgh in 1980, Tina found
Samye Linge Tibetan Centre in Eskdalemuir, Scotland
and was offered and took refuge as a Buddhist
in 1997. Tina brings the understanding and compassion that
comes from some 30 years of meditation practice.
Her fascination with psychology began as early as 1970 when
she worked as a volunteer for the Probation Service and then
in a Kent prison running a weekly discussion group with
inmates and subsequently teaching remedial English 3 nights
per week to young offenders.
She has never lost this passion for the workings of the
human mind and indeed is currently in a study programme with
the Centre of Stress Management in the cognitive and
behavioural therapies and in further deepening her
Wanting to be in a helping profession and being very
practical in nature, Tina started a driving school aimed at
assisting women in getting their independence back after
having had their families and needing greater freedom and
mobility when returning to the workplace. This was a
successful business but was abruptly ended following a
serious car crash in 1990.
A TURNING POINT
This event later became a blessing as it brought Tina to
the healing profession. She was faced with a life
threatening disease as a result of the shock trauma from the
accident and her own healing process came to be a great
teacher. It was a long road to recovery, during which time
she undertook learning the hands on healing system of energy
work called Reiki which was just the first step to total
Simultaneously to the energy work training, she studied
with Monty Roberts, the world renowned horse ‘whisperer’ at
West Oxfordshire College in Whitney undertaking Monty’s
Preliminary Certificate in Horsemanship. She worked with
troubled horses with behavioural and health issues as a
result of meeting and working with such a wonderful soul as
Monty. Tina regards this period as a huge privilege and gift
never to be forgotten. You will find information about Monty
www.montyroberts.com and a very worthwhile read is the 6
million bestseller book, The Man Who Listens to Horses.
Tina became locally known as a horse healer
and this aspect of the work expanded to include cats and
dogs; then the owners of the pets started asking if they too
could receive some of the energy their pets
benefited from so much. Tina soon realised that to
work with people she needed more knowledge – people are
typically more defended than animals – and so began a
journey into the search for knowledge and effective
therapies with a particular leaning towards trauma
clearing. This journey is on-going as the quest for
knowledge and good practice never ceases.
Tina’s interest in her work is on-going and inspiring for
her. She loves the approach of Dr. Hew Len Ihakalea
and the Ho’oponopono. At the same time she
knows the importance of fresh air, being with family,
walking, gardening and travel and enjoys all of these
aspects to life. Practising what she believes in she is a
regular visitor to the local gym and walks in the woods as
often as possible. She is interested in cookery, reading,
theatre, travel and healthy living.
Tina can call upon the assistance of other therapists both
locally and in the wider market from the many groups she is
in worldwide and works as a team with those people to
support the work she does.
If she can’t help you, she will help you find somebody who
can where ever possible.
Whether it is Counselling, Roger Woolger’s
Deep Memory Process (DMP); short term
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or
Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT); Leadership groups;
Dynamic Theatre or Negative energy/spirit
release or Stress Management, there is always a way
through if you are willing to work.