Laura started her career at 13 years of age working as a Saturday girl in hairdressing salons. She attended Kingston College of Further Education, Kingston, Surrey, where she undertook her CIBTAC and City and Guilds qualifications in Beauty Therapy, hairdressing and electrolysis. She has always been passionate about upskilling and attending many courses to improve and develop her skills. She is now able to offer training in reflexology, skincare and facial treatments to all levels.
Having spent many years in prestigious London salons, she entered the world of teaching. During her teaching career she has worked with several awarding organisations including City and Guilds, VTCT, CIBTAC and CIDESCO, as a teacher, assessor, and Internal Quality Assurer. When she moved to the West Country in 2007, she became an External Quality Assurer for VTCT. During her 13 years with VTCT she took on several roles working initially as a Principal Examiner for Beauty Therapy, then working with the qualifications development team and exams, as a Judge for WorldskillsUK for Beauty and Complementary Therapies and her final role as Centre Training Manager supporting centres and acting as the communication bridge between departments within VTCT.
Laura has always had a passion for complementary treatments and in the salons that she has worked in has always enjoyed working from ‘the inside out’, she has interests in nutrition, diet and lifestyle and the effects it has holistically to the client. Throughout her teaching and VTCT journey, Laura has continued to offer treatments, preferring to specialise in complementary therapies, at present she practices in Wellington Somerset. With over 30 years of experience within the beauty and wellness sector, she has continued to update her skills and offers beauty and complementary therapies including Cancer Touch Therapy, Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage, reflexology.
Working from The Complementary Therapy Centre at Nurtured by Nature in Wellington Somerset, Laura is able to provide a variety of training in reflexology, skincare and facial treatments, massage, Cancer Touch Therapies and Indian head massage.
Extensive knowledge, skills and experience within training and development makes Laura an ideal assessment partner for the City & Guilds holistic and Complementary therapy training programmes delivered in partnership with Phoenix Holistic and Complementary Therapy Training. When you join our therapy family, you will be part of the main organisation and supported through your learning journey via the virtual classroom and Therapy Learning Resources platform.