Suzie’s story


established timeouttherapy in 2005 after a career working in London as a PA. Suzie relocated to Manchester
and initially provided body treatments within the corporate workplace as well as for the private client.

This led to working in the community from 2007 with Manchester Mental Health & Social Care/Manchester City
Council public health interventions:

  • (primarily) stop smoking
  • some healthy eating
  • reducing anxiety
  • signposting to other organisation, for example: substance misuse

Meanwhile, timeouttherapy evolved to provide treatments not only for the body but also the
whole person.  After studying with the NHS Christie a postgraduate diploma in Hypnotherapy Suzie Exley deepened
her understanding of stress and imbalances of health to practice mindfulness, her enjoyment of which led to complete
the advance level mindfulness training which included support working and running a mindfulness practice course
with Breathworks (Feb 2013-June 2014).

Her enthusiasm for the subject and wanting to share her learnings and knowledge led her to gain a recognised
teaching qualification (BTEC Level 3 Teacher Training, March 2015). timeouttherapy works with other healthcare
associates to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

“mind” qualifications

  • Advance level mindfulness training – incl. Breathworks
  • Teaching qualification – BTEC Education & Training Level 3 Award
  • Certificate in Stress Management – Centre for Stress Management
  • Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy – Manchester College of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy in Health & Holistic Care – NHS Christie
  • Introduction to Lifestyle Counselling for Weight Management – NHS
  • Alcohol Identification & Brief Advice – NHS
  • Life Coaching – Coach2Deliver
  • Intermediate Level Stop Smoking Advisor
  • NCSCT Certification as a Smoking Cessation Practitioner – Stage 1 & 2

“body” qualifications

  • Practitioners Certificate in Reflexology – Central London School of Reflexology
  • Diploma in Holistic Massage – ITEC
  • Diploma in Aromatherapy – ITEC
  • Stress Massage – Manchester Massage
  • Onsite Massage – Manchester Massage
  • Seated Acupressure – City & Guilds
  • Reiki Level 1 – Balance Holistic Therapies


trees help people live longer, healthier and happier lives*

*(research in America by Environmental Pollution (Dave Nowak and colleagues) found
that trees prevented 850 human deaths and 670,000 cases of acute respiratory symptoms in 2010 alone.
That was related to 17 tonnes of air pollution removed by trees and forests, which physically intercept
particulate, matter and absorb gases through their leaves)