My name is Alison Milne and I live in Alexandra with my soon-to-be husband Pieter, and shared care of my daughter Lydia.
Pieter and I love getting outside and walking the many tracks that our beautiful country has to offer. Travel is a major interest for us, with recent trips to the Pacific Islands. Our mountain bikes get the occasional dust off and we are trying to train our two-year-old Spoodle Sophie to run alongside us. I love my garden, great food, and the sun on my face, all of which Central Otago can offer!
I was born, raised and educated in Dunedin. After school, I decided to travel in search of my family's history in Scotland. I left New Zealand at the age of 21 and spent six years working in the inner circles of London, including work in HR, recruiting paramedics for the London Ambulance Service.
After travelling much of Europe and living the dream it was time to come home.
In 2013 I returned to study and graduated from the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure with a Bachelor of Applies Science in Physical Activity, Health and wellness. I never dreamed that smoking cigarettes on two separate occasions in my life would have added value to me in a career as a stop smoking coach.
The opportunity to work for the Southern Stop Smoking Service at Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust has been a fantastic way to learn about many beliefs, rituals and behaviours around smoking cigarettes. Nicotine addiction and a client’s desire to become smoke free and beyond is a journey I am always extremely happy and humbled to be a part of. Many people have differing motivations to be smoke free and it does not matter which motivator takes priority as all the spin offs: money, health, children, self-esteem or whanau, are the greatest gifts each person can give themselves.
Please feel free to check out my clinics in the Central Otago region, however I do like to offer the flexibility to visit workplaces and make home visits, if the need arises. I am looking forward to seeing you in Central soon!
Get in touch with me today! Free phone 0800 925 242 or email me!