Esther's career began with an interest in the outdoors, the sciences and a desire to support people who had visual impairment. At this time she lived only two miles from the country's only Royal National Institute for the Blind Boarding School. Her intention was to become a Horticultural Therapist, using sensory outdoor classrooms to benefit child and adult learners alike. A lower back injury as young adult meant that the physical demands of a truly outdoor life became less available. Esther’s flair for design and Horticultural qualifications took her into the Architectural industry. Here she worked in Landscape Architecture teams designing School Campuses with a professional interest in accessible design and equality for all users. It was whilst working as an Environmental Consultant, that the 2007 UK recession gave Esther the opportunity she had longed for: the ability to get out from behind her computer and rediscover her lifelong joy for working directly with people again, in an empowering and supportive capacity.
Esther initially spent some time in the NHS and soon found herself as a senior supervisor to ten residential adults with profound physical and learning disabilities.
It was during a pivotal conversation with an Occupational Therapist about the needs of a resident that Esther began researching pain-relieving therapies. On finding The Bowen