Therapists

Claire Attridge Claire Attridge
BA(Hons), RCST,
Registered Craniosacral Therapist

I started having craniosacral therapy sessions to help treat migraines. I was amazed at how this light subtle touch could be so powerful and that it led me think about my physical and emotional health in a completely different way. I started to understand that my body was part of a process to be engaged with rather than just a symptom to be fixed.

Craniosacral therapy is very gentle and non invasive so it is suitable for all ages from newborn to the elderly. Clients come for varying reasons. Some have specific physical health issues such as neck or shoulder pain, back problems, headaches etc, clients also come because they have more emotional or stress related issues.

I am a member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association www.craniosacral.co.uk which upholds professional standards of practice. I have also done a further 3 year training with the Institute of Pre-and Perinatal Education, USA, taught by Karlton Terry who is a leading teacher in the field of pre-and perinatal education. This allows me to work with babies in a deeper way by paying attention to the body language of the baby, vocal expressions and crying. This can allow a deeper healing of any trauma the baby may have and can really help to know your baby better. The work is done in a gentle non-invasive way and is always permission based.

I work with adults and babies and I have an enthusiasm and commitment to help support clients explore their health in a way which can be deeply effective and empowering. If you would like to know if craniosacral therapy is suitable for a specific condition please contact me.

Tel: 0117 9620008

Mobile: 0777 3204001

Email: claire@attridge.co.uk

Website: www.craniosacralbristol.co.uk

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Anne Brunton Anne Brunton
Ph.D, B.Sc (Hons), IIR, MAR, BTAA, Diploma Reflexology. Diploma Bowen Therapy, Member of Association of Reflexologists. Member of Bowen Association, UK.

“Like many others, I became a therapist after becoming disillusioned with corporate life and wishing to do more for others. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you have helped improve someone’s life by alleviating their pain and anxiety.

I initially trained as a reflexologist with the renowned International Institute of Reflexology (UK) and have since continued my post graduate reflexology training with the best in field including Dwight C. Byers, “the Godfather” of Western reflexology. I was appointed Regional Director of the International Institute of Reflexology (UK) in 2006 and have since been running Diploma and post graduate training courses in Scotland and South West England.

I subsequently trained as a Bowen Therapist with the Bowen Association (UK), and I have, again, trained with the top instructors in this field.

I have developed a particular interest in back and joint pain (particularly longstanding problems, which have not responded to other treatments), whiplash, complex & long-term health issues and migraines. As a practitioner, I have seen clients respond quickly to overcome long standing health or pain issues.

Please do contact me if you have any questions about how Bowen Therapy or Reflexology may be able to help you:”

Website: www.annebrunton.co.uk
Phone: 0777 157 5837
Email: anne@reflexology-uk.net

Additional Professional Qualifications

Certificate in Nerve Reflexology – 2009
Certificates in Vertical Reflexology – 2009, 2006

Certificate in Working with People with Cancer: Penny Brohn Cancer Care – 2008

Sports Bowen
Working with Back Pain
Palpation & Assessment Skills
Bowen for Mothers & Babies

Products for sale-
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Hand Reflex Balls
Foot Reflex Rollers
USANA Nutritional Supplements

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Sam Cleverly Sam Cleverly
DipVCTC, MICHT, HPD, NCH, AFSFH, Dip level 1,2,3 Mat Based Pilates

Massage
I firstly became interested in massage as a therapy when I experienced the enormous relief it gave to my ongoing neck pain. Working as an Office Manager in a busy office, the time spent crouching over a computer gave me painful knots in my neck and shoulders so I decided to train in something that would benefit others as it had me.

I offer a wide range of massage treatments tailored to the individual to treat the body both physically and emotionally. Whether you need to alleviate the aches and pains of everyday life, have an ongoing condition which would benefit from remedial massage, a sports injury or just taking time out to enjoy a relaxing treatment, massage will leave you feeling calm and de-stressed. It is a common misconception that massage is just for a treat, but through personal experience I have found it to be essential for good health and wellbeing.

Pilates
I trained as a Pilates instructor in 2008 after attending classes for many years. I found that by attending regular classes the improvement to my posture, neck pain, lower back pain and muscle tone was remarkable. By strengthening my ‘core muscles’ and improving flexibility to my joints I noticed that I no longer suffered with the stiffness associated with standing on sitting for long periods. I also noticed a big change to my body shape by strengthening and toning my muscles. I now teach regular classes and 1:1 instruction for people of all abilities.

Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy
I first discovered Hypnotherapy as a patient and found it enormously effective by focussing on the solutions rather than the problem, which enabled me to move out of any negative cycles of thinking. I found the whole process fascinating and so beneficial that it seemed a natural step to become a qualified Hypnotherapist myself.

Hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of issues such as depression or anxiety, anger, stress, phobias, anti-smoking, weight loss, confidence building, low self esteem, pain, OCD and many more. During the treatment process I use trance which is a very powerful tool for accessing the subconscious mind and by using positive imagery and suggestion it can help to move someone out of negative patterns of thinking or behaviour towards a more positive outlook on life.

I offer a Free Initial Consultation, where we can discuss the treatment process, find out more about Hypnotherapy, ask any questions and discover whether Hypnotherapy would be appropriate for your needs.

Email – samanthacleverly@hotmail.co.uk

Mobile – 07786 961772

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Claire Collins Claire Collins
BA (Hons), Dip Reflex, Post Grad Cert in Maternity Reflexology
Member of International Federation of Reflexologists (MIFR)

“Six years ago I decided to re-train as a reflexologist; this career move came about because I have always used, where ever suitable, complementary therapies to help myself and my family. Prior to this, I’ve had a diverse career starting in the private sector but finding most job satisfaction working in the hospitals and the voluntary sector supporting carers and people with disabilities. Throughout my working career I have always enjoyed working with people. On a personal note, I’m married with two teenage boys which gives me a good understanding of the ups and downs of family life!

By drawing on my life experiences, both personal and professional, and combining it with my on-going reflexology training, I feel I am able to offer competent and caring reflexology treatments to all my clients; I gain enormous satisfaction from working with these clients, helping them to achieve their optimum physical and mental health.

I have experience working with all people of all ages; I’ve had clients ranging from 6 weeks to 100 year old. My key areas of interest and expertise are fertility, antenatal and postnatal work. I also teach baby reflexology classes at the Chiron Centre; these classes are designed to show mums how reflexology can help their baby or toddler with teething, sleeping and general well being.” For further information – www.this-little-piggy.co.uk

Website: www.clairecollins-reflexology.co.uk
Mobile: 0798 964 7775
Email: claire.collins@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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Louise Collens Louise Collens
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

“I trained with the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy (SIP) and as a practitioner am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Based in Bristol, I have worked with a range of patients over the last twenty years specialising in longer term intensive work. I also practise as a clinical supervisor with psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as with counsellors in the field of integrative therapy.”

Contact via the Chiron Centre.

Sarah Geraghty Sarah Geraghty
VTCT certificate Body massage therapist , Aromatherapy therapist and Reflexology therapist.

VTCT certificate Body massage therapist , Aromatherapy therapist and Reflexology therapist.

I have always wanted to be in a career that benefits others and as a complementary therapist I have and will continue to achieve this. I have learnt the importance of treating the body as a whole and work hard to analyze different aspects of life that need to be addressed to improve and relieve unwanted health or pain issues.

I am an enthusiastic, caring, courteous and positive individual who has the skills and the right intent to help uplift your life.

I offer:

• Reflexology

• Aromatherapy

• Massage Therapy

…which can be enjoyed as a treat, but can also be very effective treatments in dealing with the stresses of everyday life and many health related problems.

Change can be hard to achieve in life, but I truly believe that with both the therapies and myself change is something that comes naturally to any client with an interest to do so.

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sophie-harding Sophie Harding

DHP HPD AfSFH NCH CNHC
Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Practitioner

I began my working life as a Legal Secretary when I turned to complementary therapies to help combat anxiety. This in turn led to my change in career and I gained qualifications in hypnotherapy, reflexology and reiki.

Having experienced the benefits of these therapies myself I have enjoyed sharing them through my work which has given me great pleasure. I have now decided to focus my attention on hypnotherapy and reiki.

Outside of my work I have various interests including nutrition and exercise and love watching tennis especially when Andy Murray is playing.

Very dear to my heart is my love for animals and concern for their welfare. I am a member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) which is an international non-profit making organisation.

Sophie Harding – Hypnotherapist – Reiki Master Practitioner

Mobile: 07952 490 828

Website: www.sophiehardinghypnotherapy.co.uk
Email: info@sophiehardinghpnotherapy.co.uk
Website: www.sophiehardingreiki.co.uk
Email: sophiereflex@aol.com

Tel: 0117 9620008

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Reiki

Ann Hobbs

DIP BSA, BSR, IHM, MICHT

I first became interested in complementary therapies when my own health deteriorated and I became frustrated that all the doctors could do for me is to prescribe medicines and nothing else.

I explored holistic therapies and trained in Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Kinesiology.  Eventually my obsession to find answers turned into a business that has gone on to help hundreds of clients overcome their own physical problems like stress, back and neck pain, relaxation and wellbeing and emotionally their self-esteem, confidence and fear based beliefs so that they could go on to a live a life with fulfilment, happiness and limitless possibilities.

I use all my skills and knowledge to find clients the best possible way to overcome their issues.  I work in a holistic way – mind, body and spirt.

If my journey from feeling lost to helping people discover who they really are and what they truly want has taught me anything it’s that – No one needs to suffer however bad it looks. There is a way out and it doesn’t have to be a long arduous process. Change can happen instantly when you know how. I still remember the day when someone told me that I could change and they believed in me. They knew I could bust through and I did, so I return the favour and do that for others.

In essence I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt!!  And now inspiring others to achieve the same.

I am also the author of Kick Ass Your Life – www.annhobbs.co.uk/book

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Kinesiology    Coaching    Reflexology

Claire Kedward Claire Kedward

“I discovered Kinesiology through my own health problems as many practitioners do. Ironically I had booked in for a back massage and ended up having a Kinesiology session, which thankfully helped with more than just my neck and back pain!

Once I realised the potential that Kinesiology had to offer, there was no doubt in my mind that this was the therapy for me. I am a very logical person, and although it deals with energetic imbalances (once a very alien concept to me!) I could understand the basis of how it was working and could not only see, but feel the benefits for myself almost immediately.

Personally, I have used it to improve my squash performance, resolve injuries and cope with the stresses and strains of daily life. I am also a Mum of two little girls, so understand what it’s like to have children, be pregnant and give birth! 🙂 I had post natal depression when my first was born, and this has helped me understand PND and depression in so much more detail, which in turn benefits clients.

I also Streetdance, love gardening, especially growing vegetables organically, keep chickens and two house rabbits.

I have also attended courses in Counselling and Nutrition to support my work as a Kinesiologist and I am a member of the CThA (Complementary Therapists Association).

More recently I have trained as a Shaman, which has allowed me to explore the more spiritual side of what can hold us back in life”

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andrew-k Andrew Kemp
KFRP Dip MESK

Kinesiology found me while I was working in financial services. It is a very logical therapy so fitted in well with my left-brained bias at the time. As I expanded into the therapy, I discovered a world of healthcare beyond the medical paradigm, a world of emotions, soul, and energy. Kinesiology is extremely powerful at addressing imbalances in our physical self, but it is its ability to tune into the unseen with authenticity and accuracy that intrigues me most.

I have been privileged to perform well over 10,000 treatments and despite all I have learnt from this, I remain totally awestruck by the beauty of life and the unique journey we all travel within it.

My other major project is the free healing programme Quantum K. This has passed 1 million hits and thanks to volunteers is now available in 9 different languages. It continues to inspire me to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in healing with passion and focused intent.

Outside of my therapy, the website and helping run the Chiron Centre, I am blessed to live in a truly beautiful part of Somerset near Kewstoke, where my wife and I are developing a smallholding / respite centre to see what we can offer in this field. There is so much I learn from nature and the animals that share their lives with us; they are humbling in their simplicity, community and sheer joyful living. If you want to see how this is progressing, check out www.woodspringfarm.co.uk.

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Ying-liu Ying Liu

Ying Liu went to medical school to train in both Western and Chinese medicine for 8 years. She gained Bachelor of medicine in 1994 and a Masters degree in Internal Medicine in 1999 for her research work in the treatment of autoimmune disorders using Chinese herbal medicine. She is a registered doctor in the Chinese Health Service and had worked at the University Hospital for ten years before moving to the UK in 2004. She is fluent English speaker.

Ying’s approach in the clinic is to marry the best of both Chinese and modern Western medicine. Ying will look at the patients’ problems from both a Western and Chinese medicine perspective. She uses a holistic approach to tackle the root of the problem with acupuncture and herbs as well as advice on lifestyle and diet. Just as binocular vision affords us greater depth and perspective, Ying believes using the twin lenses of the Chinese and Western medical systems makes us more effective doctors and can contribute to improved clinical outcomes.

With over 20 years of clinical experience from working in the hospital in China and as a Chinese medicine practitioner in the UK, Ying holds a high level of expertise in many areas. Her main areas of interest are Women’s health, Infertility, Autoimmune disorders and Rheumatism. Please visit her website www.chi-medicine.co.uk” to read more about her specialities.

Email: enquiry@chi-medicine.co.uk

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Sarah May Sarah May
BA (Hons). Lic Ac. MBAcC. Dip S. Cert Tuina.

“I first became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine 20 years ago when I began studying Shiatsu. I had already discovered both yoga and meditation and had an enthusiasm for anything spiritual and holistic. As my interest in the healing arts grew I travelled to China to study at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and have since developed skills in Chinese Massage, Buqi Healing and Tai Chi – which I teach in the Bristol area.

As I became more involved in holistic medicine I went on to complete a three year training course in Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. The course encourages an integrated approach, combining Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture. This provides a thorough understanding of the whole range of conditions which may be affecting any individual, whether physical, emotional or spiritual. The goal is always to treat the root cause of ill health rather than simply suppressing the manifestation of the problem.

My approach to treatment involves assessing every patient as an individual and devising treatments that best meet that individual’s needs. Sessions may involve just acupuncture, or may also sometimes incorporate Tuina massage, Shiatsu or advice on Tai Chi exercises.

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), I follow a strict code of ethics and professional conduct, and undertake continuing professional development. Further information is available at the British Acupuncture Council.

If you need any further information or would like to discuss how acupuncture may help you, please contact me. I’ll be happy to speak with you.”

Telephone: 07929 252756
Website: www.flowingwithlife.co.uk

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pam_moolman Pamela Moolman
BSc, MA, CQSW, HSEC and MRSS (Shiatsu).

The counselling I offer reflects twenty four years’ experience, a BSc and MA in psychology and twenty five years mindfulness training (Satipatthana) and Somatic movement which I studied in Java and the UK (SuPrapto and Dr Sandra Reeve).

A further influence has been eighteen months study of Hakomi, a body centred psychotherapeutic practice that supports clients in experiencing their core patterns, moving through traumas and blocks and discovering their own unique choices and potential.

I offer individual and couple counselling. Alongside my private practise I provide short term counselling for the staff of City of Bristol and South Gloucester and Stroud Colleges, often through times of stress and crisis. I am continually amazed at how unique and strong people are, even in very difficult situations. The approach and techniques I draw on will always respond to this.

In 1986 I qualified as a practitioner of shiatsu, an ancient practice that is both gentle and powerful. It works on removing blocks and, as with counselling, encourages the health on a number of levels, i.e. structural such as back problems, and emotional or energetic.

Prior to counselling, I was a social work for eight years, a family and court mediator and a part time Open University tutor for three. Nature, especially the Forest of Dean where I live, and creativity are sources of inspiration for me. I have an MA in Creative writing and have completed my first novel.

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Jo Morgan Jo Morgan

I am a highly experienced therapist of 20 years, offering ‘individual therapy’ ‘relationship therapy’ and ‘psychosexual therapy’ for both couples and individuals.

I work in an eclectic way drawing from my mixed training background of both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural to tailor the therapy to the individuals/couples needs. I work in a short term focussed way as well as offer longer term work.

I have over 10,000 hours experience of counselling people from a wide range of backgrounds. I worked for Relate for 14 years and have run my own practice for 10 years. Currently I am an associate therapist for an employee assisted scheme and an affiliate therapist for a health care provider. I am a fully accredited member of COSRT and a member of BACP following their code of ethics for good practice.

Accredited psychotherapist/psychosexual therapist

COSRT accredited reg: 2148/439 BACP register:number 027501 MBACP

Fees: £52 for individuals £57 for couples.

Email: j_morgan@blueyonder.co.uk

Tel: 07790 593585 (Bristol)

Web: www.jomorgan-therapist.co.uk

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Charlotte Perrey Charlotte Perrey

I have always wanted to learn massage, even as a child; I would massage friends and family. Now, I am a fully qualified massage therapist, with five years experience. It is great to finally give people a proper massage, rather than massaging blindly! I enjoy helping others, and massage is a great profession to de-stress my clients and help with any aches and pains. I feel very passionately about my job, it gives me a sense of purpose to my life.

My friends and family have told me that I am friendly, warm and compassionate. I like helping people, whether it is an ear to listen, or making a warm tea or coffee. I have run race for life and carried out a sponsored wax on a very brave man!

I try to keep fit as much as possible, playing badminton, swimming, walking and the occasional game on the Wii! I find great enjoyment from reading; I am currently absorbed in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! I also read newspapers, keep up to date with the news.

I have a great passion for art, and have quite a few qualifications in this area. I paint very large, abstract water colours of flowers. I have been sewing a beautiful cross stitch picture for the last year or so. The tapestry is not my own design, however the brochures and business cards for my massage business were designed by myself.

I try to socialise as much as possible, I have a pub a one minute walk from my flat, the Victoria, five minutes with heels! I like visiting Coffee Number One for their gorgeous cakes and hot chocolates. I recently turned thirty, and had an amazing meal at Casamia, was a great treat! However, no food compares to my Mother’s Sunday roast, and I am very lucky to live a five minute drive from their house!

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David Wilcox David Wilcox

Professionally qualified mental health nurse and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 17 years experience of working within the NHS and six years of private practice. Accomplished in all areas relating to the provision of treatment, training and supervision of CBT.

David is accredited with the BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and clinical supervisor, following gaining an MSc in 2002. He is also accredtied as an EMDR practitioner with EMDR UK & Ireland. He works with adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties including generalised anxiety, panic, stress, depression, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety and trauma. David is particularly experienced in working with traumatic stress, from road traffic accidents or assault to working with forces veterans having experienced combat trauma. He has also worked in general hospitals with the psychological effects of physical illness.

He currently works for the NHS as a Clinical Lead for the South West Veterans Mental Health Service. His previous posts include clinical lead for a primary care psychological therapy service in South Gloucestershire, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the Liaison Psychiatry and Traumatic Stress Service in Cardiff which included the role of CBT therapist for the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service.

David has been providing clinical supervision for CBT therapists and other mental health professionals for sevaral years. In addition to clinical work he has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of West for England, Cardiff University and Mid Glamorgan University.

David is a recognised CBT practitioner for Bupa and Aviva.

Website: www.cbtbristol.com

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