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About Me

Hello I'm Karen Phillips, the owner of Serene Holistic Therapy (previously Serene Holistic Beauty).  

I started my business in April 2016 intially offering beauty therapies and from June 2017 I expanded my business to include Complementary Therapies.  My aim is to provide holistic treatments for female clients, with a strong emphasis on relaxation, reducing stress and an increased feeling of wellbeing.  

I am based from my home in the Round Hill area of Ingleby Barwick, where I provide a quiet, restful and welcoming environment where you can be indulged and pampered.

My Story

An Idea Is Born

After many years working as an Administrator in the Civil Service, I was becoming dissatisfied with my increasingly stressful job and needed a new challenge.  I have always had a strong interest in complementary therapies having sought them out to help with my own gynaecology health problems.  So I made the decision to retrain for a completely new career.  

After enroling at Darlington College, I gained  my VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy in June 2016 and followed this with a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies in June 2017.  

In November 2017 I left my Civil Service job and I am now pursuing a career which I love.  I especially feel very passionate about supporting women, whether its through their pregnancy, the menopause or with female health issues such as endometriosis.

It's never too late to start on a a new path.

Neals Yard Remedies

I am an Independant Consultant with Neal's Yard Remedies Organic .


Neal's Yard Remedies is a UK family owned business creating organic, natural health and beauty products which are free from harmful chemicals.  They are dedicated to trading ethically and have never tested on animals.  I am proud to be incorporating their products and essential oils into my holistic therapy business.

For more information or to purchase products, please visit

My Qualifications

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy 

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies

(inc. Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage Therapy and Anatomy & Physiology)

Fully Accredited Courses also completed in :

Control of Cross Infection in a Post-Covid 19 world (Jennifer Young Training)

Diploma in Cancer Awareness (Level 1) (Jennifer Young Training)

Indian Head Massage (Darlington College)

Facial Reflexology (Jane Bryan Training)

Lava Shell Relax Massage & Divine Escape Ritual (Shared Beauty Secrets)

Thai Foot & Tibetan Hand Massage (Face the World Therapies)

Pregnancy Massage Practitioner Diploma (Amethyst Holistic Training)

Maternity Reflexology (Sally Earlam Reflexology, accredited by AOR)

Reiki 1 & 2 (Reiki Master Teacher Jane Hopper - UKRF)

I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT) 

and the Association of Reflexologists (MAR).

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I am qualified and registered for your peace of mind.

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