French born Oephebia, has always been an animal lover. As a baby, she was surrounded by cats and birds, and her adolescence was spent with an unruly Schnauzer and many birds.
As a young woman, Oephebia had a variety of animal companions such as a mouse, a dwarf rabbit, a pair of lovebirds, a pair of parakeets and a Blue Fronted Amazon parrot called Coco who lived with her for 22 years until he was granted his ‘freedom’ and went to live in a parrot sanctuary where he found a girlfriend.
Oephebia had a wonderful African Pygmy Hedgehog called Zoe who sadly was put to sleep in November 2008.
She and her musician husband live in South London, UK and they share their lives with two rescued Persian kitties called Karloff and Lugosi (aka kitty monsters) who Oephebia adopted from the Celia Hammond Trust (whilst she was doing some healing as a volunteer).
Oephebia is a fully qualified animal communicator (ACT2) and animal healer and a qualified Bach Flowers Remedies Practitioner (BFRAP) based in London UK.Her speciality is working with animals who have been traumatised due to cruelty and neglect.
Her work has been featured in books, newspapers, magazines and online articles.
Her aim is to help animals (pets and wild) and their people to understand each other better, to respect each other and above all, give all creatures the love and understanding they deserve.
Her passion for animals is not exclusive to pets though, and she has worked with wild animals under the care of different animal organisations like the Turgwe Hippo Trust, Wild Is life, Animals Asia, Harmony Fund, Darwin Primate Group to name but a few, for a number of years.
She has worked with many different wild animals such as elephants, hippos, possums, bats, vultures, bears, Vervet monkeys, bees, parrots, dolphins and whales.
She has a strong interest in marine life and created her own group of conservationists and spiritual activists called Mermaids 4 Cetaceans to help the ocean on a spiritual level, but also to educate people on the issues facing our oceans today.