Kat Marriott – Complementary Therapies &
Hello and welcome to Crow Valley Therapies, I’m Kat, and I run Crow Valley Therapies along with my husband Gareth. Between us we have over 25 years experience in the field of Mental Health and Holistic Well Being and we are both continuing to practice as Mental Health professionals. Until March 2018 my career had always been in the caring sector working as a Mental Health Nurse. Following several thought provoking conversation with patients, and a couple of years of reflection, study and a lightbulb moment. I realised that I wanted to work with people as a whole, rather than separating them into boxes labelled as mental health, physical health, and so on. It was then that I realised that this meant leaving my career as a clinical nurse and forging a new path as a soul nurse.
Although I still wanted to use my clinical skills in a positive way and I had spent three years working for my Counselling degree in 2008. Counselling allows me to open up a dialogue with an individual with a potential for looking forward. Fortunately this clinical skill fits very nicely into a complementary lifestyle.
The World (including me) was finally waking up to the fact that we need to be whole. It’s not enough to just focus on fitness, wealth, health etc. as separate things. So from the moment I started learning more about well being and complementary therapies. I realised that there was a need for more well being and holistic work to work on the mind, body and soul.
I worked for my level 1 & 2 Reiki attunements and practised for a certificate in Indian Head Massage in 2012. In 2018 I completed a Complementary Therapies diploma in Reflexology, Swedish massage, Hot & cold stone massage and Aromatherapy.
The plan was to be able to offer an holistic approach to individual well being and life purpose offering different therapies such as Counselling, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Stone Massage, Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Meditation, and spiritual work which can be blended together or used separately to open up and offer a completely personal but bespoke experience.
Of all these therapies, some and not all of these beautiful modalities resonate with me so I am pleased to offer Reflexology, Reiki, meditation and Counselling as the ones that I feel a natural affinity to. I still practice the others, but my passion lies in the former.
I am finding more and more that people are looking at aspects of their well being, but finding it difficult to navigate the benefits of different therapies and needed the experience of a fully trained and qualified practitioner. I offer the best of my ability and hone my therapies, because I believe that the most important person in any therapy practice is you, the individual client. I want to ensure that my practice is safe and that I work in an ethical manner, so please don’t hesitate to have a look around the website, or ask me any questions you might have beforehand.
I am really looking forward to meeting you and working with you in your talking or complementary therapy appointments with me. So, until then, please take care – Kat