William J Fayers, BSc (Hons) Chiropractic. MMCA.
Bill was born in Essex and had spent most of his life there before moving to Somerset in 2014.
But it was not a direct move, Bill firstly travelled to Nepal and spent six months there as a volunteer teaching in a primary and junior school in the province of Gorkha. The school is financed by a British run charity.
Looking back Bill describes it as a challenging but very rewarding experience and quite different from anything he had done before.
Bill has retained his links with the charity and says that he will definitely be going back to Nepal sometime in the future.
Why did he choose a career in chiropractic?
Bill decided he would like to become a chiropractor as a result of accompanying his wife on the occasions that she went for chiropractic treatment for an ongoing back problem.
He was fascinated by the treatment technique and how it altered the quality of life for his wife after her years of suffering following a childhood injury. He knew it was what he wanted to do.
Consequently, after 28 years of working in industry, he took a leap of faith and retrained as a therapist. He then ran a clinic in his home town of Grays in Essex.
Eight years later he went on to become a mature student at the McTimoney Chiropractic College in Abingdon, Oxfordshire where he graduated, at the end of a five year course, with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Chiropractic.
Why did he choose to come to Somerset?
Bill says that Somerset “felt like home” the first time he came here on a family holiday and stayed in a caravan at Watchet. He immediately felt a ‘connection’ with the county.
Following his voluntary work abroad he decided that the time was right to follow his heart and relocate to Somerset, so he did. He is now a Somerton resident.