Rosemary Frances Lockyer

Rosemary Frances Lockyer

Rosemary Frances Lockyer

B.Sc (Hons.), TCert (Biol), MBRA. ISPA. ITEC.
Practice Manager
Rosemary and Charlie

About Rosemary

Rosemary commenced her career as a Senior Laboratory Technician at Avery Hill Teachers Training College, Eltham, London, where she was allowed a day release each week to gain further qualifications.

Over the years this led to her gaining more experience, knowledge and qualifications at Watford College of Technology, George Stephenson College, Watford, Hertfordshire and also at Newland Park College, Chalfont-St-Giles. This led Rosemary to take up a teaching position in Science as Biology specialist at Queen Eleanor Comprehensive School, Hertfordshire. Rosemary loved working there, but circumstances forced her to move to Newbury, Berkshire in 1972 where she accepted a position as specialist teacher in Science and Biology at Turnpike Comprehensive School.

By 1974 Rosemary's life had changed entirely due to a happy event - her baby daughter. However, though she could only continue to teach part-time due to illness and adversity she was led along an entirely different path of learning; qualifying in Holistic Medicine.

In 1980 Rosemary introduced Reflexology treatments at Inglewood Health Hydro, Kintbury: "a new pair of feet being introduced to me every half hour. It was a great learning experience". In the same year Rosemary established her own School of Natural Therapies in Shaw and taught Massage, Aromatherapy, Remedial/Sports Massage, Reflexology, Diet and Nutrition as well as Kinesiology (Touch for Health) all to Diploma level. She also gave treatments, ran workshops at weekends and evenings and lectured Science/Biology at three colleges of further education, also offering complementary subjects to ITEC Diploma level.

Among the weekend and evening workshops that Rosemary ran both privately and at the Colleges were: Feng-Shui; I-Ching; Metamorphic Technique; Colour Therapy; Auras; Crystal Healing; Kinesiology (Touch for Health); with the most interesting according to Rosemary being Dowsing/Divining Rods for objects, water, gas, electricity etc; also using the various Pendulum techniques in order to detect body energies.

By 1995 Rosemary was able to set up a Holistic Centre with practitioners and therapists whom she had met along her interesting learning pathways. Now known as the Berkshire Holistic Health Centre, the centre has a friendly, informal atmosphere and the practitioners are fully qualified and registered with the relevant professional bodies.