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About Carol Rose

Carol Rose
Clinical Aromatherapist & Educator
BSc (HONS) Pall Nurs, RGN, Dip Aroma, RMT

“The ‘blanket- approach’ to medical treatment doesn’t always work. We are individuals. If we are going to treat someone in a truly holistic sense we must first value their uniqueness.”

As a Registered General Nurse, Carol Rose followed the advice of a close colleague to specialise in oncology nursing.  It was an area she quickly became passionate about.  She worked in various UK cancer centres, including the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital in London.  Here she gained an Oncology Nursing Certificate followed by a BSc (HONS) in Palliative Nursing.

In a career spanning over 20 years, Carol set-up a colorectal cancer service at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London and a regional cancer genetics service in Oxfordshire.  She worked as part of a Palliative Care team for a London Hospice.  For 3 years, Carol chaired the UK National Bowel Cancer Forum, initiated national awareness campaigns, a patient information service and published in the medical & nursing press.

Throughout her nursing career, Carol’s interest in complementary therapies grew.  After moving to New Zealand, she studied Aromatherapy to Diploma level alongside a second Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy.  Carol has since continued with overseas advanced studies in Clinical Aromatherapy, writes regularly for the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA) & is a member of the IJCA Editorial Advisory Board.  

As owner/operator of “The Aromary”, based in Kerikeri, Carol specialises in stress-management & people with progressive illness.  Her love of nature, coupled with her vast nursing experience, has enhanced her ability to deeply connect with a person and offer treatments tailored for the individual.  As such, Carol has designed and runs a series of aromatherapy educational programmes for Healthcare & Allied-health professionals aimed at integrating aromatherapy safely into clinical practice to enhance the well-being & quality-of-life of people with progressive illness, their family and carers.