Leaving Woodside Clinic: Sad to go, but exciting times ahead
A lot of changes have been happening at Nature To Nurture recently, but I look upon this as a positive sign of growth – onwards & upwards!
As you may have read in the New Clinic – Emma James blog, in the past month I have joined a new Clinic in Hemel Hempstead at Emma James Physio & Wellbeing & have ventured into on-site office treatments at Whitbread – see my blog on Corporate On-Site Massage.
It’s hard to believe that I have actually been a member of the Woodside Clinic team for over 2.5 years now. I applied for the post as a fairly fresh-faced graduate therapist, having been at Neal’s Yard Remedies Therapy Rooms in St. Albans for just over 6 months. I felt incredibly fortunate to join such a well-established & respected clinic so early on in my career. I could barely believe that I had got the job (memories of doing the Happy-Sian-Dance round the garden come flooding back).
A special half-price offer meant that I hit the ground running with a high volume of bookings. The sheer number of back-to-back treatments were a bit of a shock if I am honest! but clinic work meant that I also had a lot to learn in other ways.
For starters I had never been shown a patient’s X-rays before, or had referrals for NHS & private healthcare sessions. Then there was the clinical notes system & medical shorthand to learn, not to mention trying to decipher my colleague’s handwriting, or them mine! Suddenly clients were seeing me alongside other practitioners & I was playing just one role in healthcare given by a whole team. With clients now sitting for me in the waiting room I certainly also improved my time-management skills – by sheer necessity.
Most importantly I was suddenly seeing a huge range of mental, emotional, psychological & physical conditions – very quickly I expanded the range of issues that I was treating
I will, of course, be sad to leave the incredible team of lovely colleagues & supporting staff at the clinics. They have been an absolute joy (& sometimes a real giggle) to work with. Only 6 weeks ago we were all decked out in our finest at Luton Hoo to celebrate Pratik’s 5 year anniversary at the helm with a very special afternoon tea (yum!).
Most of all though, if I am honest, I will miss my clients, many of whom are now much loved regulars. I have been privileged to treat them, & also follow them through the thick & thin of their daily lives
So now I am muchos looking forward to this year’s Wine & Cheese Christmas party to say a fond farewell to everyone, but if you would like to see me please book in whilst you can before 7th December!
If you would like to book in with me before 7th December at
Woodside Clinic in Dunstable please click here,
or for a Leighton Buzzard booking, please click here