About Louise Roy
Qualifications and Experience
Having completed B.A. (Hons) in English at University College, London in 1991, I trained in Therapeutic Massage in Edinburgh and maintained a successful practice in the city for 12 years, developing my understanding of the interaction of body and psyche - the way stress and trauma impacts our bodies and how our physical resources can contribute to healing.
I founded and directed a complementary health centre, Energetics, which brought together a team of practitioners to offer a range of treatments and classes to the public. We ran retreats in Scotland and Spain and also hosted the first Oncology Massage trainings in Scotland with Gayle Macdonald and Jamie Elswick.
I completed the MSc programme in Complementary Therapy (Bodywork) at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London in 2009.
Moving to Northumberland with my family in 2011, I have enjoyed a return to my roots and the development of my therapeutic work in this beautiful place. I qualified with the BACP/UKCP accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Northern Guild in 2019, having had a counselling training placement in a GP practice for 2 years.
My interests include the practice of Authentic Movement, a movement therapy developed by Mary Starks Whitehouse and Janet Adler, based on the work of Karl Jung.