Before choosing a therapist you may want to ask:
Are you a member of a professional organisation? Are you insured?
Have you done any further training since you first qualified?
Are you bound by a Code of Ethics and Good Practise?
Hello, I’m Wendy Gaen, an experienced Reflexologist and Coach based in Fleet - specialising in helping my clients to live a more relaxed life and enjoy a stronger sense of well-being. For me, I believe it’s essential that when you choose a therapist, you are confident that the therapist has the necessary skills and training to help you. For this reason, I’ve always spent a considerable amount of my time keeping my knowledge and skills updated; ensuring I’m insured and qualified to nationally recognised standards.
Qualifying in 2007, with a Level 3 Diploma, I became a member of the Association of Reflexologists. (Click on logo below to check my membership). In 2014, I was proud to be awarded Fellowship status. My membership commits me to ongoing training (there’s always more to learn!) and demands that I adhere to a Code of Ethics and good practice. My post qualifying training has included courses on Advanced Reflexology Techniques with Tony Porter, Precision Reflexology, Vertical Reflexology and Reflexology Lymphatic drainage, to name a few. (You will find me on Sally Kay’s website, as a registered RLD practitioner, and on Suzanne Enzer’s website as a registered Maternity Reflexologist.)
These courses have helped me to refine the way I work with clients, giving me a ‘toolbox’ of techniques to tailor my treatment to meet the specific needs of my clients. I now combine my Reflexology skills with Coaching; bringing positive changes to your life for the better.
My original love for Reflexology came from my own experience. Having suffered from severe and chronic migraines, I tried many different medications and complementary therapies, I discovered Reflexology by chance while pregnant with my son. I loved it! My first treatment was so relaxing. With regular Reflexology treatments, I found it significantly reduced the severity and frequency of attacks. It soon led me to want to train as a Reflexologist. I still have regular treatments myself. It’s a wonderful time to relax and recharge my batteries.
Over the past years in which I have practised as a Reflexologist, I have developed an increasing interest in stress and the mind/body connection. I have trained as a specialist in M.E. recovery and Wellbeing Coaching. Most recently I have recently added a Diploma in Transformational Coaching awarded by the Animas Centre for Coaching and accredited by the International Coaching Federation. The training has significantly extended my skills and the services I can offer to my clients.
You’ll find regular contributions of mine in the Fleet/Church Crookham Connection and Village Connection magazines.
I very much look forward to meeting you.