About June Carnell

Why I Do What I Do (or How I Got Here)


June Carnell B’ed Hons, MAR

Reflexologist and Aura Mediator

June Carnell Thrive Health

My Story

I took me a while to realise that I am a people person. I value time on my own but I also love interacting with others. I have been involved with people in many, varied ways since my teens and am very grateful for it.

At 19 I started a 2 year period of working as a nursing assistant in a community home in Okehampton. During this time it became apparent to me that our expressions and non-verbal communications can often give us more insight into what is being said than words alone. I enjoyed this time but by 21 was ready for a change.

My desire to continue learning, diversify and expand my world took me to primary teacher training in Bath. In the 4 years from 1988 – 1992 I studied for my B’ed Hons degree in Education. During this time I gained further experience of how to connect with a variety of people of all ages and how developed awareness of different people react to learning situations.

I taught in South Devon from 1992 for 5 years and during this time I learnt how to inspire, organise, evaluate and promote a love of learning. Towards the end of this period I found that I was suffering regular chest infections, sore throats and mouth ulcers and realised that these were physical signs that I wasn’t in exactly the right job.

When I left teaching my confidence dropped and for several years it impacted how I viewed myself and my achievements. From the outside I looked like I was doing well but on the inside I wasn’t feeling so good. Life didn’t stop and in fact there were so many good things happening in my family life, friendships and work life but everything seemed clouded by this internal lack of confidence.

Stained Glass inspired me

However, I changed direction completely in my work life and became a stained glass artist and after a year, a qualified glass tutor for Devon Adult Education services. When I encountered stained glass my creative skills ignited and I fell in love with my craft and with adult teaching.

After a few years I set up my own teaching studio. Something special, something very nourishing happens in my studio, it is more than just the learning of new skills, there is camaraderie, support, creativity and fun.

Providing a safe space for people to learn something new, make some exquisite creations, or simply have the chance to switch off from everyday life is important to me and to them.

You may have gathered, I have a passion for learning, a need to understand more, do more - I have a curious mind. After 18 years of working and teaching stained glass I was ready for a new challenge.

I had no inkling what that might be until I overheard 3 of my glass students talking at the end of the day’s course. They were sharing with each another that they enjoyed reflexology and all the various ways it helped them. I knew nothing about the treatment, but never being one to shy away from a new opportunity I dived in.

June Carnell Reflexologist and Aura Mediator

Reflexology Revived Me

I trained and qualified with a level 3 diploma in reflexology, including anatomy and physiology and in Sept 2015 I started Thrive Health Therapies in my beautiful treatment rooms in South Devon. The training and practise of this complementary holistic treatment breathed fresh air into my life again.

It was also around that time that I began to reclaim my confidence. It started with Reiki Healing and then finished healing fully with AuraTransformation™ in 2018. This awesome one-off treatment enabled me to let go of all the baggage, labels and limitations that I was carrying. This was a brand, new start with all my energy and power back.

As soon as I experienced the power for positive change that AuraTransformation™offered I knew I would like to be able to work with people in this way. So I qualified as an Aura Mediator™ in May 2018.

It has been a blessing of my life to have come into contact with an amazingly diverse range of people. The empathy and understanding comes naturally now and my own fire for new things, solutions, change and adventure helps inspire others who are ready.

June Carnell Reflexologist and Aura Mediator

Helping You Live Your Best Life

Now, I am a Reflexologist and an Aura Mediator™ and have my own therapies business, Thrive Health Therapies, in a beautiful part of South Devon. I’m in my zone of genius when I’m helping people like you connect with their wellness and personal energy.

I can help you disconnect from your stress, limiting beliefs and emotional baggage so that you can move forward with your life and fulfil your dreams.

Are you ready to upgrade your energy and unleash your power to live your best life? Of course you are!


Book an appointment to talk to me, let’s see how I can help you.


Contact June Carnell Thrive Health Devon

June Carnell Reflexologist and Aura Mediator