BA(Hons), PGDip, Dip Couns, Dip Sup MBACP, MEFTi, MCMA, MUKRF
Hello, my name is Suzi. I am the South West regional IHHT tutor based in South Devon, UK.
I have been incorporating sound healing instruments into my client sessions and courses for over 10 years, including tuning forks, singing bowls, chime pipes, koshi, rainsticks, tingsha, Native American drums, flutes and rattles, African Djembes, Russian Rav drums and my voice – through chanting and threshold singing (gentle singing at the bedsides of the dying).
My passion for sound therapy and musical instruments has been inspired by many teachers and workshop facilitators over the years, starting with my Grandfather who played the piano and sang to me as a child. Since then I have been inspired and feel privileged to have been taught by many sound teachers, including Tim Wheater and Cherub Sanson (multiple sound instruments, including tuning forks), Tobias Kaye (singing bowls), Sika Deer (sound baths), Nigel Shaw, Willow Freeman and Steve ‘Cloud Song’ Highhawk (flutes), Carolyn Hillyer and Chloe Goodchild (singing), Tim Wheater, Cherub Sanson and Ruth Lerew (gong baths) and Debbi Walker (tuning forks).
As well as being a sound practitioner/teacher, I am also a counsellor and life coach specialising in palliative and bereavement support. Within my primary mental health and wellbeing practice I offer both life and end-of-life coaching, infusing EFT, NLP, solution-focused coaching, sound, mindfulness, breathwork, gentle-touch therapy and energy healing into my client sessions.
In addition to Sound Healing, I teach Reiki, Mindfulness, Essential Self-Care and Energy Management Techniques, Holistic End of Life Care skills and Active Listening Skills workshops. I also offer mentoring and supervision to counsellors and other professionals working within caring, therapeutic or holistic roles.
My passion is to facilitate and personal empowerment through all stages of life (particularly end-of-life and bereavement) and I offer therapy and mentoring sessions, workshops, courses and retreats worldwide – via the telephone, online or face-to-face.
Although based in South Devon, I am happy to travel to any location and am already planning on teaching courses in Wales, the Midlands, Cyprus, Spain and even Australia over the next couple of years.
I will be running regular IHHT Tuning for Self-Care, Tuning Fork Sound Practitioner Courses and Palliative Sound Practitioner Courses throughout the year, and also run a range of other courses and workshops throughout the year – details of which can be found on my two other websites www.suzigarrod.com or www.next-steps.org.
Professional Memberships and
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), a Thrivecraft Accredited Coach member, an EFT International Advanced Accredited Practitioner, Master Teacher member of the UK Reiki Federation, Member of the College of Sound Healing, member of the CMA and member of IPHM. I hold professional indemnity insurance for both my own mental health and wellbeing practice and through IHHT, am DBS checked and hold a current First Aid at Work certificate. Continued personal and professional development forms an intrinsic part of my professional practice and I attend regular one-to-one, group and peer supervision groups to ensure my practice is of the highest standard and in accordance with the ethical guidelines of my professional bodies.
Please visit my two other websites (links below) for further information.