What is the FHT Ambassador Programme?
It is our mission to promote the highest standards in professional practice, promoting the FHT's mark of quality to therapists, healthcare providers and the public.
We do this nationally in a number of ways, including: advertising in print and online; lobbying parliament and key government stakeholders; and working closely with decision makers within health and social care, employment and education.
We now seek to raise awareness on a regional level through the FHT Ambassador Programme. It sees specially appointed, local FHT Ambassadors visiting your college, whenever you require a talk for your therapy students throughout the academic year.
What are the benefits of an Ambassador visit?
The programme puts a trusted, trained FHT representative in your classroom, giving your students valuable information about regulating bodies, insurance and all the valuable support the FHT has to offer every step of their therapy career.
Students will be awarded 2 CPD points for attending the talk and will be given a certificate for their portfolio. If they are training in Beauty and Hairdressing, it will also count towards the business units on their course.
Maria's professionalism and expertise was second to none, and we were inspired by her talk and subsequent Q&A session"
Julie Wallis, Lead Internal Quality Assurer and Tutor at Robert Clack Beauty Academy.
HOW CAN I BOOK AN AMBASSADOR FOR A TALK?
Simply use this form to request a visit from your local a ambassador and a member of the team will contact you shortly.
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Ali became involved with complementary therapies back in 1992. She had been suffering with eczema on her hands for 14 years and using steroid creams as her only comfort. Tea Tree was recommended in a hand cream which she used some what sceptically and was surprised to find that it cleared in just three months!
From then on Ali became passionate about complementary therapies and would read anything she could find on the subject.
She then trained on a two-year course at Northbrook College for a Diploma in Holistic Therapies and has carried on training while setting up and running her own business, Ali's Holistic Hands.
She has been improving on her knowledge since starting out in 1992, and has experience with running her own holistic therapy business since 2000.
Anna has been practising complementary therapies since 1998 when she had her first Reiki atonement. From then, she knew she wanted to help others make positive changes in their life.
She studied with Thai Buddhist monks in Thailand in 1999, and worked in a retreat centre in California as an on-site therapist while she travelled and lived abroad.
Prior to that Anna had been working in London for a variety of corporations, so has a broad range of business knowledge.
Carole has been a qualified aromatherapist since 2002. Not only is she a FHT Ambassador, but she also spends her time running a FHT Local Support Group in Wrexham.
She works on a freelance basis and visits clients who have difficulty travelling to and from appointments, making sure to support and work with them throughout their whole life journey.
Carole has post-graduate training in Aromatherapy to provide massage during pregnancy and further training to provide massage for clients and carers dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
She is based at Clinics on the Llyn Peninsula and at Estyn Wellbeing in Wrexham.
Denise achieved her degree at University of Central Lancashire and has since expanded her repertoire by completing diplomas in various therapies including reflexology, Indian head massage and stress management.
She is passionate about holistic health and wellbeing and currently works part-time for a mental health charity and as a freelance Therapist and Health and Wellbeing Coach.
Jackie runs her own business delivering treatments to clients of all ages in her treatment room or by visiting their home.
Having trained in several modalities over the years, Jackie’s passion now lies in reflexology.
She is delighted to be a part of the FHT Ambassador Programme and is excited to see what lies ahead, getting to know and inspire students of all ages and practices.
Julie began her therapy career when she qualified in 1994 in Swedish body massage. She then joined the FHT as a member and has completed many courses over the years.
Julie now has a comprehensive range of qualifications, but she is always willing to learn something new.
She is passionate about the therapy industry and helping her clients both physically and emotionally.
Julie is currently working for a cancer charity giving treatments to patients and their supporters.
Julie also runs the FHT Local Support Group in Pontyclun to help eradicate loneliness in therapists working alone.
Judith is one of the vice presidents of the FHT and shares her knowledge by encouraging and supporting the FHT’s Association of Therapy Lecturers (ATL). She completed her first qualification in Hair and Beauty in the 1980’s and went on to open her own salon.
Judith has extensive experience in teaching in further and higher education and during her time teaching she expanded her own knowledge, gaining an extensive list of qualifications.
Her passion for Reiki centres on most of her freelance work but she has taught many therapies, including different types of massage, aromatherapy and reflexology both in the UK and abroad.
Judith’s enthusiasm for alternative therapies also extends to Chinese feng shui, where she has worked with various experts prior to developing her own accredited short courses.
Louise is qualified in aromatherapy, Swedish massage, reflexology, Indian head massage and is an instructor for baby and infant massage.
Pam is a qualified holistic therapist, gaining her Diploma at Sussex Downs College. She has been working from home for 14 years and has completed her Reiki I, II & III which was followed up with a deep tissue course.
Pam also gained her Level 3 Beauty Therapy Massage qualification and believes that learning has a whole new meaning when it is something you want to know about.
She also provides a wide range of treatments in a local retirement home to the residents, as well as running the very successful Eastbourne FHT Local Support Group for six years where therapists can come together, meet new friends and learn about new therapies.
Vanessa graduated from Steiner Beauty School in 1991 with CIBTAC & CIDESCO qualifications then further qualified as a Sports Masseur and IFA Aromatherapist.
Vanessa ran her own successful salon for six years and on recruiting staff her passion as an educator developed. She has taught and examined all aspects of beauty therapy, aromatherapy, hydro/thalassotherapy, remedial and sports massage in a variety of settings from FE, private colleges and in spas of all sizes.
Vanessa also worked for 12 years as a therapist, member of the medical team and mentor for the Football Academy Scholars at several professional football clubs.
She still operates as a therapist in a complementary therapy clinic providing massage to individuals needing a total body wellness approach be that stress management, mobility issues or more challenging health restrictions, such as living with cancer, MS or impact of long term trauma.
Wendy is dedicated to helping others to have their best life. She loves being a holistic therapist and has been running her own business since 1982 when she trained in London as a beauty therapist. She went on to train as an exercise teacher, life coach, NLP Master and learned hypnotherapy and TBP meridian therapies.
These days, most of her work is doing beauty treatments and transformational life coaching.
She is also a coordinator for the Waterlooville FHT Local Support Group with her sister Angela and is looking to inspire others to have their dream job with the professional support of the FHT .
Angela started her journey in holistic therapy in 1995 having qualified as a BHS AI riding instructor. She was very interested in aromatherapy but completed a qualification in body massage first. She enjoyed it so much she went on to qualify in sports massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, sports therapy and remedial massage, sugaring, hot stone massage and Indian head massage. She is also a Y.M.C.A. exercise to music teacher.
Angela also worked for 11 years as a therapist and head receptionist at a spa hotel where she trained in Decleor, Carita, Elimis, Bare Minerals, Mii and Jessica products as well as organising leisure spa days. Having taken a break while recovering from breast cancer, she is currently training in holistic whole energy body balance for animals and humans and hope to use her extensive knowledge to treat both human and animals alike.
She is also a coordinator of the Waterlooville FHT Local Support Group.
Apply to be an FHT Ambassador today!
“Being able to combine my passion for the spa and wellbeing sector with my love for travelling means I have the best job in the world”.Vanessa Franklin