Tutor profile – Karen Ashton

Tutor Profile

Karen Ashton (formerly Kilminster)

Principal Tutor, Assessor & Owner of Holistic Therapies Training

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Karen is a fully qualified beauty and holistic therapist, assessor and teacher. She has many therapies ‘under her belt’ and is very passionate about her work.  Karen has run her own therapy business since 2003 as well as professional training in beauty and holistic therapies and offers a range of professional training to therapists as well as people looking for career changes. She is dedicated to providing her students with the highest standards of education in beauty & holistic therapies. Holistic Therapies has always been an interest of hers and she is so pleased to be able to pass on her passion for such a wonderful profession.  Karen is qualified in and teaches the following therapies:  Aromatherapy (level 3 & 4), Baby Massage Instructor, Beauty therapy level 2, Body Massage (level 3 & 4), Body Wrap, Chinese Body Massage, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Cosmetic Tanning, Colour Therapy, Crystal Healing, Holistic Facial, Hopi Ear Candling, Hot Stones Massage, Indian Head Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Make Up level 3, Nail technician, Oriental Face Massage, Oriental Hand Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Provide therapies for clients with cancer & other life limiting conditions level 4, Reflexology (level 3 & 4), Reiki 1, 2 & master, Sports Massage (Level 3 & 4), Stress Management level 4, Thai Foot Massage, City & Guilds in Further Education teaching level 4. VTCT Assessor level 3, IQA (verifiers) level 4. “Teaching is a passion of mine and i love to pass on my skills and knowledge to my students.  I enjoy small group training as i feel the students can receive more tutor contact throughout the day. I also love to teach students on a one to one basis as the training can be tailored specifically to the student and they can work to their own pace without feeling the pressure of keeping up with their fellow students. This method of teaching has proven very popular with my students as they can also book the training to suit their schedule, whether it be to fit around their current job or children, rather than booking a group course on a specific day. The training days are always fun & relaxed allowing the students to gain maximum knowledge and enjoyment out of the day.  My students also receive ongoing mentoring from me whether in development of their skills or setting up and running their therapy business, I’m always on hand to answer any questions or give advice.”


Venue Details 

Karen spends a lot of time running Holistic Therapies Training as well as travelling to salons and spas offering on-site training. Karen also offers training at our South Molton venue, as well as assessing all VTCT students