Registered Craniosacral TherapistI 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.
Amanda Bailey has worked as a healer and therapist for over 22 years, originally training in Deep Tissue Massage and Reiki in Hong Kong before returning to the UK and setting up her practice in the South West of England. She added ThetaHealing® to her practice in 2010, after experiencing this amazing laser-sharp tool for personal change in her own life. She then trained with the founder Vianna Stibal, and now teaches this technique, as well as workshops and courses in meditation and dramatherapy practices (Amanda also holds an MA in Dramatherapy).Amanda discovered ThetaHealing when recovering from a miscarriage and found it an invaluable tool at a very difficult time. She has since used the technique to both cope with and release patterns of depression, anxiety, suppressed anger, grief. chronic fatigue, and to develop herself both personally and spiritually. Amanda believes (from her own experience) that it is a combination of solutions that often brings results and finds that ThetaHealing complements most other healing methods, medical models and philosophies.
To book a session directly at the Chiron Centre please call reception on 0117 962 0008
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.
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DipVCTC, MICHT, HPD, NCH, AFSFH, Dip level 1,2,3 Mat Based PilatesMassage
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.
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.
Psychoanalytic PsychotherapistI 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.
VTCT certificate Body massage therapist
Aromatherapy therapist and Reflexology therapistI 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.
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… 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.
DHP HPD AfSFH CNHC MAR
Hypnotherapist, Reflexologist, Reiki Master PractitionerI 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.
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 – Reflexologist – Reiki Master Practitioner
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.
KFRP Dip MESKKinesiology 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.
BA Hons, Dip Reflex, Dip IHM, MARA warm welcome to you. I am so excited to be a part of this centre and to be offering my therapies; Reflexology & Indian Head Massage, from this therapeutic environment with amazing energies that help add to the positive effectiveness of these naturally healing treatments. I have such a passion for these non-invasive therapies and the tradition, belief & longevity they have ascended from, looking to promote prevention, rather than just working on a cure, as is very characteristic of western ways. As Bruce Daggy put it…’Let’s build wellness rather than treating disease’.
Reflexology; I trained with The Bristol School of Holistic Therapies, accredited by the International Federation of Reflexologists. I am also a member of the Association of Reflexologists. Reflexology really helps those suffering from anxiety among many other things, but this was the therapy I turned to when going through some really tough personal struggles and which led me to become a practitioner. In the words of my lovely tutor Tara Ni Mhaille, ‘The road is long and winding and the hills can be hard to climb, but when you’ve reached your destination, you will realise healing happened during that time’.
I followed this and trained in Indian Head Massage, completing the diploma accredited by the Institute of Indian Head Massage. This seemed a natural therapy to learn following on from reflexology and complimented it as many of the common issues experienced by clients attending for reflexology often included the neck, shoulder and the back, mostly a result of the stress of everyday life, something Indian Head Massage targets.
I am keen and passionate about the therapies, maintaining and developing my knowledge and practical skills and learning new ones. I am booking on a pain management reflexology course in the new year and on a new note I am looking to complete a Reiki course, which will enhance the healing energies I have been told by many, I am naturally gifted with.
My overall message from Be Therapies to you all is … Be relaxed, Be at peace, Be content, Be spoilt, Be balanced, Be revitalised, Be this and more, but don’t ‘just be’ …let Reflexology & Indian Head Massage help you achieve wholeness & wellbeing, allowing for a more peaceful existence and state of relaxation, Hallelujah! I want to help you and be part of this journey, now come and give it a go and join me in my new adventure where I look to support and treat you, providing a safe & nurturing space in which to do so. ‘A healer doesn’t heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself’. Maryam Hasnaa
Apart from my Therapies I love spending time with friends and family, enjoy eating out…not good when a member of slimming world!?! Taking part in fundraising events, raising awareness for amazing charities and supporting their missions, this brings me the biggest smiles. This summer it was the rainbow run and the bubble rush for the Children’s Hospice South West and looking forward to the Santa Run in December! I will donate £1 from each treatment to this very worthy cause and if you feel inclined, you are welcome to add a £1 on and do the same. And as you can probably tell I love a saying!
I am introducing my loyalty card scheme by which when you receive 6 fully paid treatments you will get £10 off your 7th, but as an introductory offer you will receive 5 stamps after your first treatment!! Follow Chiron’s ethos and take the walk on the ‘…path to transformation’. I love being part of this fantastic centre….you can be too….see you there. Alex xxx
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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 yog0a 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
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.
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!
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.
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My unique combination of qualifications and experience means that I am able to effectively combine Kinesiology with Reiki, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and vibrational tools in order to give professional, individually-tailored and effective sessions.In addition to 17 years of Kinesiology experience (3 in 1 concepts/Integrated Practitioner training/Touch for Health/Perceptual bodywork) and my other qualifications, I’m an Instructor of Touch For Health Kinesiology. I’ve recently qualified as a Professional Touch for Health Kinesiologist and have become one of only 10 Touch for Health Mentors in the UK.