Therapist: Tracey Bramham
Traditional Acupuncture is part of the traditional medicine of China and has been practised for over 2000 years and now is widely practised in the West. Acupuncture helps to reinstate our own innate healing capabilities which often become exhausted. In addition, acupuncture is used a preventative medicine to promote good health which is seen as more than just an absence of disease.
Although acupuncture can be effective with specific conditions the treatment focuses on the person rather than the illness. During treatment, fine, disposable needles are inserted into the skin/energetic channel of the body releasing emotional and physical blocks as well as supporting any deficiency. Diet and lifestyle are also discussed.
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of numerous conditions including headaches, migraines, digestive problems, menstrual disorders, aches and pains, bell's palsy, asthma, hay fever, stress, tiredness, depression and anxiety, panic attacks, ME, fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, ulcerative colitis, IBS. high-blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, fertility problems. pregnancy, pain in childbirth, sinus problems, autoimmune diseases, and any collection of strange symptoms, problems with scars, blood sugar imbalance, diabetes, fascitis.
Therapist: Anne Lammar
The Alexander Technique was developed a century ago and is now scientifically recognised throughout the world as a powerful method of dealing with physical and mental stress, encouraging personal growth and transformation. It is a way of becoming more aware of balance, posture and movement in everyday activities. Most of us have learned habits which interfere with our natural poise, coordination and functioning.
The role of the Alexander Teacher is to re-educate the whole body using gentle guidance with the hands and subtle thought processes. This helps unravel our inappropriate responses and encourages the natural reflexes to work again.
Therapist: Alexandra Dominique Datwyler
BodyTalk acknowledges the profound influence the psychology of the body has on our health. We think of psychology as only relating to the mind, however, every part of the body has specific emotions and beliefs that are associated with it. These underlying emotions and beliefs as well as any contributing environmental, biochemical and ancestral factors must also be addressed for dis-ease to be resolved. BodyTalk seeks to address the “whole person” meaning no aspect of the human experience should be overlooked.
The beauty of BodyTalk is that it provides insights into the areas of your bodymind that need attention and in what priority and sequence they need to be addressed. BodyTalk helps you to appreciate how disease develops and why it is maintained. Then, with the use of structured intuition, biofeedback and a variety of non-invasive techniques, the BodyTalk practitioner helps to reestablish better communication within the body and refocus your body’s natural healing response.
What might seem like an obvious problem to you is not necessarily the one your body needs to have addressed first. Each session is completely individualised for each person.
If you’d like to know more about BodyTalk or discuss your requirements, e-mail [email protected] or call Alexandra on 07504 750869.
Therapists: Jade Amma, Nigel Burgan, Kyriakos Fiakkas
Coaching is a skill whereby the coach will help take the client from where they are to where they want to be, through effective use of questions and various tools, exploring the options available, then producing a workable plan of action, holding the client accountable along the journey in a supportive and non judgemental way.
In the UK coaches do not tell you what to do and coaching should not be confused with other disciplines such as consulting, mentoring or counselling.
Therapists: Taf Kunorubwe, Marta Zastepowska
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that targets unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour, which often impact on how we are feeling. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy works on the principle that the way we think about ourselves, the world or other people, impacts on how you feel and how we feel impacts on what we do. By changing the way we think, and/or the way we behave, we can improve how we feel!
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is the most widely researched and evidence-based form of therapy and has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders and psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, phobia, perfectionism, PTSD. In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy is focused on the here and now, is practical and solution oriented as it empowers you to create goals, solve problems, learn skills and develop more adaptive ways of handling difficult situations. While CBT is structured and active, it is also a collaborative process . As you are the expert of your own life , the treatment will be cater to your specific needs!
Therapists: Matthew Austin, Katarzyna Jaszczyk, Richard Potts, Poospah Riley, Juliet Russell-Roberts, Deborah Wilson, Marta Zastepowska
Counselling is a contractual arrangement by which a practitioner regularly meets a client, in privacy and confidence, to explore distress the client may be experiencing. This may be a difficulty; their dissatisfaction with life; or loss of a sense of direction or purpose. Counselling and psychotherapy will help you make decisions but a practitioner will not tell you what to do.
Through exploration you will gradually become clearer about the choices you are currently making. These insights will help you to make more informed decisions about the way you choose to go forward.
Different therapists work from different perspectives - you can find out more at www.bacp.co.uk (seeking a therapist, theoretical approaches).
A person-centred approach highlights the self-healing capacity within us all, and the quality of the therapeutic relationship. An existential approach is concerned with searching for ways to live a more meaningful life within the constraints of being human.
Therapist: Patrick Walford
Counselling Psychology is a speciality within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span. The speciality pays particular attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organisational concerns.
The practice of Counselling Psychology encompasses a broad range of culturally-sensitive practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to both normal developmental issues and problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders. The specialisation holds a unique perspective in the broader practice-based areas of psychology.
Therapist: Anne Lammar
Caniosacral Therapy is an extremely gentle hands on therapy using no manipulation. At the core of the body the cerebrospinal fluid which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord, expresses a motion in a tide-like ebb and flow. This moves the bones of the skull and is reflected in the organs and all the structures of the body. However, congestions and restrictions in the body's functioning show up in the way that this craniosacral motion is expressed.
Treatment is comprised of this gentle listening touch, which is both diagnostic and therapeutic. It assists the release of compression and stress in tissues, bones, organs, fluids and the nervous system, towards a higher level of functioning and a revitalisation of the mechanism as a whole.
Craniosacral therapy is safe and suitable for people of all ages, even in fragile or acutely painful conditions. Injuries, birth trauma, colic, learning difficulties, exhaustion, migraines, backpain, dental trauma, ME symptoms, etc., all react favourably to this treatment.
Therapist: Alexandra Dominique Datwyler
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in Deep Tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.
Deep Tissue massage may be done with 3 and 6 fingers, reinforced fingers, a flat elbow, opposing thumbs, the heel of the hand or foot and the forearm.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
- Alleviate pain Recover from injuries (sports, traumatic, whiplash, falls, etc.)
- Increase mobility
- Decrease muscle tension
- Recover from repetitive stresses (sports, computer use, lifting, etc.)
- Improve Posture Relief from Osteoarthritis Relief from Fibromyalgia
Therapists: Nigel Burgan, Philip Gowler, Poospah Riley
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique, also called the "Tapping Technique", is a new discovery and a fast evolving treatment within the field of meridian energy techniques which has proven to be very effective in holistic healing.
In the technique tapping is performed on acupuncture points (points which lie on energy channels called meridians) in order to release blockages within a person's energy field. It is believed that when energy is blocked in any part of the body it affects the harmonious flow of energy throughout the whole system; body, mind and spirit. This disruption in the flow of energy can then result in disease (dis-ease) and, if not dealt with, can eventually develop into serious physical or mental illness. By tapping on the acupuncture points the blocked energy, wherever it is, is released thus allowing natural healing to take place, restoring harmony and balance in mind, body and spirit.
Therapists: Jade Amma, Nigel Burgan, Kyriakos Fiakkas
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy where by the therapist will guide the client into an altered state of consciousness usually through various relaxation techniques. This state is called hypnosis.
Whilst the client is in this state they will find that the conscious mind is relaxed and the subconscious mind is actually in a heightened state of awareness.
The skilled therapist will now essentially talk to the subconscious mind to help the client achieve their desired outcome.
Most people find it very relaxing and are surprised that they are still fully aware of their surroundings during the session.
Hypnotherapy is regularly used to help clients alleviate fears and phobias, weight loss, stopping smoking , improving confidence or maybe just to sleep better.
Therapists: Alexandra Dominique Datwyler, Caroline Smith
Concentrating on the upper part of the body, including the back, shoulders and arms, as well as the head and neck IHM is given with the client clothed and seated. It is a holistic treatment similar in effects to other forms of massage providing many physiological and psychological benefits. It is a valuable treatment for stress and after treatment the client will feel an improvement in their whole system.
Therapist: Juliet Russell-Roberts
Kundalini Yoga combines breath work, postures, meditation and mantra to bring balance to mind, body and spirit. It is known as the yoga of awareness for the enhanced clarity it brings to people’s lives. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice that was traditionally taught in secret from Master to disciple in India, before being brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1969 and made available to all.
How does it work? The word Kundalini means ‘the curl in the lock of the hair of the beloved’ and refers to the dormant energy situated at the base of the spine. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, the chakras are gradually balanced, thereby enabling this energy to rise in a safe way, and creating a heightened sense of awareness.
What to expect: A typical session involves breathing exercises and/or warm-ups, followed by a Kriya – which is a sequence of postures, breath and sound, that are carried out in a specific order to work on a particular theme – and concludes with a meditation, followed by a relaxation and time for integration. There are thousands of Kundalini Yoga Kriyas – all varying in intensity – and so each session may feel quite different from the next.
Therapists: Jade Amma, Kyriakos Fiakkas
A Life Coach is someone who will help you get, and stay, motivated to change an area of your life, as well as teach you the skills needed to achieve it. It is very practical and will help you stay focused on what you want to change, whilst also helping to remove what stops from achieving the life you dream of. In essence it is about helping you get the most out of yourself and your life - like a sport coach who will help an athlete be the best they can be.
Life Coaches have different experience, training and specialities so it is important that you find the right one for you before you begin; once you do, the results can be quite spectacular.
Therapist: Taf Kunorubwe
Mindfulness is an approach that can help us to relate differently to our experiences. It involves paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, body, and the world around us in a way that increases our ability to manage in difficult situations and affords us more opportunities to make wise choices. A good working definition from the Mindfulness Association is: Knowing what is happening while it is happening, without preference.
It is a skill that we can learn and further develop, that allows us to be present for what’s going on in our daily lives, to notice and to face our difficulties with kindness rather than avoiding them. It can help us to be more attentive, settle the mind, recognise and calm the criticism our minds often place us, and live in a more compassionate way which can benefit not only ourselves but those we encounter in our day to day lives.
Mindfulness isn't the answer to everything, and it's important that our enthusiasm doesn't run ahead of the evidence. However, research indicates that over time, mindfulness can bring about long-term changes in mood and levels of happiness and well-being. Practice also positively affects the brain's patterns which underlie day-to-day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability so that when they arise, they reduce more easily. There's encouraging evidence for its use in health, education, prisons and even workplaces.
Therapists: Nigel Burgan, Kyriakos Fiakkas, Philip Gowler
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
NLP is devoted to discovering how to think, and communicate effectively with yourself and others. It gives us the tools to unlock our minds and free them up, it has been used for many years now not just as a therapy but also as a way to coach success in all walks of life.
NLP draws on best practice from a wide range of disciplines such as psychiatry and psychology, hypnotherapy, neuroscience, life coaching, linguistics, counselling, and education. NLP can therefore provide a variety of solutions and techniques which makes it a very flexible and proven therapeutic solution.
Neuro: concerns your neurological system. We experience the world through our senses and that sensory information gets translated into thought processes, both conscious and unconscious. These thought processes activate the neurological system which affects our physiology, emotions and behaviour.
Linguistic: refers to the way we use language to make sense of the world, how we capture and conceptualise experience and how we communicate that experience to others, not only through our words and tone of voice, but also through our body language.
Programming: this shows how we code or mentally represent our experiences. It includes our internal processing and thinking patterns that we use to make decisions, solve problems, learn, evaluate and get results.
NLP shows you how to recode your experiences and organise your internal programming so that you can get the outcome you want and get rid of behaviours or thought patterns that you don’t want.
Therapist: Priya Kannath
Nutritional therapy is the application of evidence based nutritional science and nutritional medicine in promotion of optimum health. Nutritional therapy intends to support prevention or cure of diseases or helps to alleviate symptoms through dietary and lifestyle modifications. It helps to improve overall health and well-being by addressing imbalances and improving immunity. The aim of nutritional therapy is to treat underlying causes rather than treating symptoms.
Nutritional therapy can be helpful for a range of conditions including:
Difficulty in losing weight, Lack of energy, Fatigue, Food intolerances and Allergies, Diabetes, High cholesterol , High blood pressure, Premenstrual Syndrome , Menopause, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Wind, Bloating, Fibromyalgia, Candida , Intestinal permeability, Arthritis, Asthma, Sinusitis, Hay fever, Migraine, skin conditions such as Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis etc.
Therapist: Anne Lammar
This is a therapeutic process developed by Dr Ray Castellino collaborating with William Emerson & Franklin Sills. The work is based on Ray’s 30 years' experience as a natural health care practitioner, consultant and teacher; helping babies, children and adults heal their pre-natal and birth trauma. In addition to this, the process has the principal impact of encouraging loving bonding within primary relationships.
It is a process that anyone of any age can experience. By using subtle energy awareness, empathy and incorporating craniosacral techniques, the therapist helps find the unexpressed or unrecognised movement patterns and emotions.
Mirroring and reflecting these back, this inspires the inherent wisdom in each of us to heal itself and resolve the trapped energy from these traumas. This proactive treatment can help heal the pain before it manifests itself in present day functioning and so prevent full expression of our potential.
Therapist: Caroline Smith
This is a complex process with different levels of communication involved; from interpretation of the Aura or energy field, to communication with Spirit helpers and Guides. Past lives may also be visited. Although Information received may be unexpected as the focus will be on the needs of the sitter there is opportunity for specific questions to be asked during the reading.
Therapists: Caroline Smith, Caroline Smith
We know that the early Chinese, Indians and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote good health. Today, many of the same techniques have been developed into a modern scientific method called Reflexology.
There are energy zones that run through the body, and reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all major organs, glands and body parts. The therapist works on the feet, applying pressure with the thumb and fingers.
Reflexology is very effective for conditions brought about by the stresses of modern life.
Therapists: Nigel Burgan, Alexandra Dominique Datwyler
Reiki is a Japanese form of hands-on stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the principle that we all have energy flowing through our bodies, which sometimes becomes stuck or damaged. These blockages can be caused by physical illness, negative thinking or difficult experiences. Reiki aims to remove these blockages and to restore a healthy flow of energy. Most people feel physically and mentally very relaxed after a session, although sessions can bring up suppressed emotions, helping to release pent-up feelings. For a few hours after a session, and sometimes a few days, you may feel more emotional. Eventually your feelings will stabilise. This process should feel very cleansing and cathartic. Some people report heightened perception following sessions – perhaps feeling able to see more clearly or better able to notice sounds and smells. Reiki can also help with pain reduction.
Clothed, you will either lie down or sit upright on a chair with your eyes closed. Reiki healers place their hands on or above various locations on your body to perform the Reiki healing. The session will be conducted in silence. It is recommended that immediately following a session you drink plenty of water and try to take some time out.
Therapist: Juliet Russell-Roberts
Shamanic Healing is an energy healing practice, drawing on and channelling natural healing energy to release blockages and bring balance to the individual. It simultaneously works on all aspects of an individual’s being – spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. Sometimes, where talking fails, or deep-seated unconscious blocks exist, energy healing practices can get straight to the root of an issue and offer rapid transformation.
Shamanic Healing can include sound healings, soul retrievals, regression and chord cutting, as well as guided Shamanic Journeys, which are a great way to find the root cause of a problem, to seek guidance on specific issues and to heal wounds. It is a hands-on healing practice, and involves healing with voice and where appropriate the use of a Shamanic drum.
Therapist: Mira Mahoney
Shiatsu has its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Touch is the essence of Shiatsu. The Patient lies on a comfortable mat on the floor, fully clothed and through the medium of touch self-healing can be healed.
Physically, Shiatsu stimulates the circulation of blood, the flow of lymphatic fluid and the activity of the nervous system. This can release toxins, deep-seated emotions and tensions from the muscles and encourages the hormone system into more balanced activity.
At a more subtle level, Shiatsu enables the receiver to relax deeply to get in touch with his own body's healing ability and gain a greater sense of calmness and well-being.
· assists recovery from injury, major diseases or surgery· reduces the effects of stress (the cause of many modern problems)
· treats insomnia, migraines, digestive disorders, menstrual irregularities
· alleviates tension in the body and mind, aches, pains, anxiety and depression
· strengthens the immune system
· helps restore good posture, muscles and joint pain.
· indicates the cause of any particular of discomfort on a deep level.
· helps you get in touch with your own body and feelings
· creates a space to relieve a busy mind
Therapists: Sandra Muzeen, Sandra Muzeen
Looking and feeling good are critical to a Healthy Happy Living.
Smooth and Organic offers high Tech intimate female body waxing using natural and organic waxes, such as bees wax and resins in addition to a technique that results in a pain free experience. This will leave you with smooth skin and a desirable sexy and clean look at very competitive prices.
Brazilian wax is the perfect solution to stubborn pelvic hairs.
Waxing is an inexpensive highly effective way of ridding yourself of unwanted hairs and when done regularly results in a low to nil hair regrowth over long periods.
Massages are to your choice and needs, ranging from a soft touch to simply de-stress while feeling pampered, to deep tissue massage which helps with those aches and pains, using organic oils.
Regular massage enhances your mental and physical health, reduces stress levels and muscular pain, propelling you to living a much happier and healthier life.
Deep tissue massage helps with stiffness, boosting blood flow to invigorate and revive tissues and muscles.
Whether a gym goer with tired legs, a stress related back/neck pain sufferer, or simply in need of a pampering massage, book a treatment that suits you best. Visit www.smoothandorganic.co.uk
Therapist: Alexandra Dominique Datwyler
The classic Swedish massage is deep and very soothing for tired muscles. This massage is used for specific problems as well as to prevent injuries occurring. Therapeutic stretching is included for a better result of
the treatment. Are you feeling stressed or have a lack of energy in daily
life? Then choose a soothing and relaxing massage for your well-being. The
massage treatment will be adjusted to what you most need at the time.
Swedish Massage is not only a powerful antidote to stress; it is also
an excellent means of enhancing overall feelings of well being. It
helps to boost the immune system, preventing illness, and when used
regularly it contributes significantly to the quality of life. The
beneficial effects of massage include;
· easing of stiff and aching muscles
· stimulating circulation
· alleviating stress and tension
· reducing fatigue and insomnia
· stimulating the body's natural healing processes
Therapist: Philip Gowler
When asked to think about how we perceive time, we tend to mentally see time as a line, with our past on one side and future on the other, and ourselves standing in or near the Timeline in the ‘now’. If you have negative emotions or beliefs now, then there would have been a specific time in the past when we acquired that emotion or belief, which also means there was a time when we didn’t have it. By allowing our mind to travel back before the emotion or belief was created, we can see that it has in fact no useful value. In fact, that negative emotion has had an equally negative effect on our life right from the moment we acquired it. Recognising this, we can then let go of it, and in so doing we can actually see and feel that negativity removing itself from our timeline right up until the present, and that it will have no power over us in the future. Imagine how empowering it feels to let go of years of anger or guilt, or sadness.
Timeline© therapy is also excellent for setting goals. If we place a future goal in our timeline and make that picture as vivid and sensory rich as possible, it will create such an impression on our unconscious mind that we will not only work towards that goal consciously, we will do it unconsciously. Therefore we are much more likely to succeed.
Therapists: Richard Potts, Juliet Russell-Roberts
“Psychotherapy” literally means “mind healing”. Psychotherapy is a relationship in which the therapist works with clients to help them understand themselves, their lives and their difficulties more clearly. While many perspectives have emerged in the field of Psychotherapy in the 20th Century it is possible to identify four major viewpoints: the psychoanalytic, the behaviourist, the humanistic and the transpersonal.
Transpersonal Psychotherapy can help clients in the same way as any other type of therapy, as it encompasses the understanding and methods of the earlier orientations. In addition the transpersonal approach works with the client to help them (re)discover their spirit, and to experience the deep essential core of themselves – who they really are.
Transpersonal psychology believes that behind the masks, culturally conditioned beliefs and roles of each individual lies a deeper state of being that transcends individual identities, and that the individualised self or persona is only one manifestation of this deeper Self. Transpersonal counselling and psychotherapy works on the fundamental principle of building and expanding on people's strengths or 'qualities'.
There are many problems that can be helped by transpersonal psychotherapy. Some of these include depression, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, anger management, bereavement, loss and grief, addictions and abuse.