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OUR TEAM

The Whole Harmony Wellbeing Centre brings together the knowledge and experience of our team of specialists in alternative medicines. Find out more about each of our team members, their backgrounds and areas of expertise below.

Ali MacDonald
Andrea Okos
Babita Parkash
Catarina Yue
Claire Desroches
Daniela Voit
Giedre Babrauskiene
Heidi Johnson Paul
Henry King
Kate Stuart
Dr Priya Bhana
Dr Klaudia Raczko

Ali MacDonald
Ali MacDonald

Ali MacDonald ( BA hons, MA, Dipl REBT.) is a Dramatherapist and a registered Health Care Professional, meeting national standards for training, skills, behaviour and health.

Ali obtained a Master’s degree in Dramatherapy in 2015 and has over 10 years of experience working in Mental Health.

Ali has a holistic approach towards improving mental health and wellbeing with a specific interest in helping people to connect with themselves. Drawing upon arts psychotherapy, yoga, meditation and reiki, she tailors the most suitable approach to meet the individual’s needs and goals.

Ali has experience working with adults, young people and children. She is currently employed by the NHS where she specialises in trauma and attachment.

Ali works with both individuals and groups, delivers training to other professionals, and facilitates workshops and creative projects.

“Ali is an extremely talented individual who has great empathy with people and the ability to encourage the best in others…she has a very practical approach to life whilst retaining an acute sensitivity to others. A very creative lady.”

Ali has a holistic approach towards improving mental health and wellbeing with a specific interest in helping people to connect with themselves. ​ Ali has been influenced by and has had accredited training in Yin yoga and is influenced by this knowledge in her clinical practice.

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Andrea Okos
Andrea Okos

Andrea is the owner and founder of the Whole Harmony Wellbeing Centre. This represents the achievement of a lifelong vision to establish a centre with many alternative therapies working together under one roof. The goal of the centre is to help people improve their all-round health and wellbeing through a combination of Nutritional Therapy, Functional Medicine, Colonic Hydrotherapy and other holistic therapies like Reiki. From the gut, to the mind and the entire body, these alternative therapies work together to heal the person as a whole. Besides her own clinic Andrea also practices as a Nutritional Therapist from Harley street.

Through extensive training and practice, Andrea has seen first-hand the benefits of Functional Medicine and believes that quality sleep, stress management, purpose in life, good relationships are as important for good health as nutrition, exercise and digestive health. In fact, it was her own digestive issues and severe skin condition that led her to try a juice detox and colonic hydrotherapy treatments as a first step, then a life long diet and lifestyle change. Within two months of treatment she found that her eczema cleared, she lost weight and gained lots more energy. She’s been championing the effectiveness of Functional Medicine ever since. After this success, promptly took a juice therapy course and became a Natural Juice Therapist. She then trained as a Colonic Hydrotherapist and is now a proud member of ARCH (Association of Registered Colonic Hydrotherapists).

Her love of learning and inspiring others later led her to train as a Functional Medicine Health Coach (with FMCA), achieving National Board Certification in 2018 with NBHWC and joined the UK Health Coaches Association as a member.

Through this, she has herself been inspired to take the next step to become a fully-fledged Functional Medicine Practitioner with a three year degree in Nutritional Therapy at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and and became a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist.

In 2018, she also completed the foundation course, ‘Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice’ (AFMCP) and in 2019 the Advanced Practice Module GI Function & Dysfunction with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and she is currently a Member of IFM.

In 2020 Andrea has also completed the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certificate Course and became a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and member of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners (AFDNP). This course prepared Andrea to be proficient in Lab interpretations for many type of Functional Testing like: Comprehensive Stool Test, DUTCH test, Food Intolerance test, SIBO test, just to list a few.

Currently Andrea is pursuing the School of Applied Functional Medicine (SAFM) for more deep dive courses. The SAFM specialises in Practitioner education to provide very thorough science & evidence based knowledge in addition to the originally taken courses to qualify as a Coach or Nutritional Therapist. Andrea already completed the Disease 101, Disease Begins in the Gut 101, Mind-Body Connection and the Placebo Effect, Nutrients / Supplements 101 and the Adrenal and Thyroid deep dive courses and currently taking the Labwork 101 course and planning to take the Anxiety, Depression and Mood Imbalance and the Toxicity, Detoxification and Heavy Metals courses that would give even more insights in these topics. Andrea is planning to take the Level 1 exam in September, and to continue with Level 2 coursework from January 2022.

Andrea is at the clinic physically on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, when you can book Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments and once a month on selected weekend days. In addition on Mondays and Thursdays you can book half an hour free zoom consultations related to your digestive, skin and thyroid issues and if you are struggling with anxiety and mood imbalances or suspected detoxification issues. Andrea will guide you with the best diet and lifestyle changes for you, potential functional tests or if she thinks other holistic treatments would be necessary that are offered by the other practitioners. With very complex cases, still book the free consultation, but Andrea might refer you out to a Functional Medical Doctor from the clinic.

During the free consultation, Andrea will also assess if you are a good candidate to take part in her 12-week personalised 1-on-1 programme (which is fully virtual trough zoom). This programme is very tailored to your own issues and requires Andrea to do extra work outside your usual appointment times, thus she only takes a few clients at a time and works only with people who are very serious on taking responsibility over their own health. Currently she only has two spaces available and she takes people onto a waiting list to start the programme from September. The programme starts with an assessment to look for your particular root causes, so every single programme is unique, then we work on a treatment plan, potential testing and supplementation, but mostly working on implementation of diet and lifestyle changes.

You can learn more about Andrea at www.andreaokos.com

You can also visit the Harley Street Wellbeing Clinic’s website, from where Andrea also practices from at: https://harleystreetwellbeingclinic.co.uk/aboutus

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Babita Parkash

Babita is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Babita qualified in 1993 as a Registered Surgical Nurse working in the NHS, advancing her skills into the Aesthetics industry from 2006, when she joined Harley Medical Group. She is passionate about facial aesthetics and skincare and strives to achieve a very natural look. She opened her private clinic Professional Skin in 2012 but still works alongside other professionals in the industry to help achieve the best results for her clients.

With many years of experience, her client base has gone from strength to strength and she is committed to providing personalised care to all of her clients.

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Catarina Yue
Catarina Yue

Catarina archived a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She provides holistic and comprehensive therapeutic solutions including Chinese herbal medicine, Acupuncture and Cupping for her clients. She also gives advice on dietary and lifestyle modification in order to enhance the therapeutic effects of her treatment.

With the background of growing up in Hong Kong, this gives Catarina the advantage to inherit from her grandmother and mother in treating illness and maintain wellbeing using Chinese medicine as a way of life. During her childhood, she was too young to understand why the Chinese remedies were vital. In time, she started to understand the incredible therapeutic effects of Chinese medicine. This also triggered her interest to become a Chinese medicine practitioner as her career. Her caring personality is hugely beneficial as a therapist. She also finds the reward of seeing clients feel much better and their smile is invaluable.

Catarina has a wide range of experience in treating various medical conditions. Her specific interest includes working with people suffering with eczema, bowel disorder, various types of pain, insomnia, emotional disorder, asthma, hay fever, cough and post-stroke maintenance. Providing dietary and lifestyle enhancement advice is also her strength.

See more details about Catarina on her website: https://equilibriumclinicuk.co.uk/ or book directly by calling her at 07548 258 355.

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Claire Desroches
Claire Desroches

Claire is an enthusiast of movement in all its forms, and believes that bodies feel better when they are able to move freely. Throughout her career as a massage therapist, personal trainer, and strength and conditioning coach, Claire has found a passion in finding ways to optimise each client’s movement patterns according to their unique bodies and lifestyles.

Claire’s own journey in sport, fitness and wellbeing began when, after falling in love with running, lifting weights and then martial arts (kickboxing, then Thai boxing, then Brazilian jiu jitsu), she realised she had become the sporty person she had never been as a child. Her years of experience with clients has confirmed what she began to suspect: our bodies are made to move, but often we aren’t shown how to do it safely or in a way that we enjoy.

After suffering some minor injuries – as any active, or even inactive person will tend to at some point – and then a major knee injury, as well as working with clients recovering from various injuries and chronic pain, Claire became frustrated with the lack of understanding around the nature of injuries and pain; too often treated with rest and medication, allowing people to return to the activities that injured them in the first place, with no understanding of the patterns that caused the injury. That’s why Claire will always aim to demystify injuries and pain, and to empower her clients to improve the way their bodies feel. She does this by working with compassion, asking clients for feedback throughout a treatment or training session, explaining her observations and discussing how they can adapt their movements or activities to perform better, be more active, or simply reduce their discomfort.

Having worked with a wide variety of clients from teenagers to 90-year-olds, non-athletes and recreational athletes (including competitive cyclists and runners) and professional athletes (including NFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Rugby Sevens, and cricket players), Claire knows how to adapt her treatment and advice to give her clients the greatest benefit each time, and to help them make the most of their bodies and their movement!

See more details about Claire on her website: https://www.movement-fix.com/

To book your appointment with Claire, please follow this link.

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Giedre Babrauskiene
Giedre Babrauskiene

Committed, compassionate, and highly skilled in multiple disciplines, Giedre seeks to empower both women and men to achieve their optimal life and health goals through natural medicine practices, integrative nutrition, and lifestyle management.

Giedre provides Acupuncture, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Red-Light Therapy and Reiki. With 10 years of clinical practice, Giedre aims to restore any imbalances affecting physical and mental health by applying the treatment that suits best for her client.

Giedre graduated from Middlesex University (UK) with First class degree in Chinese Acupuncture and completed the course of Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy in Original Dr. Vodder School, in Walchsee/Austria.
She has deepen her knowledge with many experts and very well-known teachers of Chinese medicine such as Dr Tung and Dr Tan, completed the course with fertility experts Emma Cannon & Giovani Maciocia, and applies Yamamoto Scalp acupuncture techniques in helping with neurological and neurodegenerative conditions.

Currently Giedre studies Functional Nutrition with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (UK) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (US). She is inspired by the body’s innate healing power and believes that combining the wisdom of traditional Chinese Medicine and functional medicine and nutrition will expand her practice with evidence based and client focused approach. The individualized and comprehensive treatment plans are to address the underlying causes of chronic illness and restore the imbalances of the body and mind in sustainable, realistic and effective way.

Giedre is expert in working with people suffering from:
• Female/Male fertility and IVF Support
• Woman health, hormonal imbalances & menopause
• Neurological & Neurodegenerative disorders
• Chronic pain, migraines, insomnia
• Long Covid (Acupuncture or/and Manual Lymphatic Drainage): Post -viral fatigue, foggy brains, loss of smell and taste, post-traumatic stress, lingering cough, palpitations, muscle pain and weakness, functional GI symptoms.

Manual Lymphatic drainage can help with:
• Oedema/water retention as a result of traumatic injury, or hormonal fluctuation
• Water retention and heavy legs in pregnancy
• Post -viral chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions
• IBS and other inflammatory bowel disorders
• Migraines, sinus infections, hay fever
• Lipoedema, lymphedema, cellulite, weight gain, and many other health conditions caused by poor detoxification and slow lymphatic circulation.

Giedre is a member of BAcC and MLDUK, covered by professional indemnity insurance and bound by a strict code of professional conduct, ethics, and safe practice.

Visit Giedre’s website: www.giedreholistictherapies.com. To book an appointment with Giedre, please call 07972 705 733 or email giedrebab@gmail.com.

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Heidi Johnson Paul
Heidi Johnson Paul

Heidi will support you to cut trough the challenges you face in your professional or personal life and bring about the positive transformation you are seeking to achieve. She will work with you to focus on your priorities.

With 20 years’ experience as an accomplished Headteacher, Heidi is well versed in working strategically, ethically and with agility. Her extensive experience of successfully leading and managing people in complex organisations will ensure that you will achieve your goals.

Heidi’s expertise focuses on Leadership, Executive and Personal Coaching and delivering bespoke Coaching packages to answer the needs of organisations. In addition, she supports clients on an individual basis working with them to improve the quality of their working and personal lives.

With an MBA in Leadership, Heidi is an accredited Leadership Coach, Positive Psychology Coach and Trainee Counsellor and she is here to help you realise your vision and personal targets.

Visit Heidi’s personal website at: https://supermagiccoaching.co.uk/

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Henry King
Henry King

Henry is a fully qualified Integrative Relational Counsellor, which means he practices a combined approach of counselling and psychotherapy, which can be tailored to individual needs. Henry is a proud member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.

Henry has a passion for helping people to grow and unlock their innate potential that comes across in his relaxed but enthusiastic approach.

Henry also has experience with working as a therapist in front line NHS services and he has worked in the mental health arena for seven years, which has given him experience with people who have a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties. Some of the issues Henry has worked with include anxiety, stress, low mood, and depression, feeling overwhelmed, self-harming (suicidal thoughts), relationship problems, loss, isolation and loneliness, identity issues.
After learning Introductory Counselling Skills at the Kingston College, Henry also completed a Level 3 Integrative-Relational Counselling training as a preparation for his BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling degree at Middlesex University.

The modalities Henry is trained in are CBT, Safeguarding Level 3, Working with Isolation and Loneliness, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Working with Autism spectrums, Attachment Impact on Practice, Therapeutic Life story work, gender identity and Trans Awareness, Young People and Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance, Gangs & Youth Violence Awareness, Aggressive and Difficult Behaviour training, Cross-Cultural Domestic Violence Perpetrators, Child Sexual Abuse, Radicalisation and Prevent, Working with Unaccompanied Children.

Visit the counselling directory if you would like to book an appointment with Henry https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/henry-king/

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Kate Stuart
Kate Stuart

Kate Stuart is a practitioner of Cranio-Sacral therapy and is also a qualified Reiki practitioner with a particular interest in how trauma can affect the nervous system. Her other areas of specialism include anxiety, grief, panic-attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism spectrum disorders, insomnia and infant colic.

Kate qualified at The Collect of Cranio-Sacral Therapy – the UK’s most established and widely recognised training establishment.

Having previously worked in the music industry as a high-level publicist, Kate understands first-hand the stress of executive burn-out and the ongoing stressors on our nervous system. Added to a stressful job, a series of challenging personal life events had previously taken their toll on Kate’s health and wellbeing.

It was on a yoga retreat where Kate discovered Cranio-Sacral Therapy. During that very first session, something magical happened – as the therapist made gentle contact with parts of her body, she felt almost weightless and she left the session feeling more deeply relaxed than she had done for years.

The next morning, Kate woke up and realised that she had been sleeping comfortably on her left shoulder – something that she hadn’t been able to do for years due to an old rotator cuff injury. Kate was in awe of how such a gentle therapy could have such a profound results. This began a life-changing journey that later resulted in the decision to train as a Cranio-Sacral therapist.

Kate has experienced first-hand the benefits of Cranio-Sacral therapy as she no longer suffers from anxiety or panic attacks and feels happier and healthier than ever before.

Kate’s treatment approach is a detailed and personalised one, which takes into consideration the whole person in relation to their current symptoms, their environment and everything they have experienced so far.

Visit Kate’s personal website at: https://www.thiskatestuart.com//

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Dr Klaudia Raczko
Dr Klaudia Raczko

Dr Klaudia is an open-minded medical doctor who has extensive training in nutrition as well as conventional medicine. When she realised that conventional medicine does not always have the answers to common health problems and mainly treats the symptoms instead of the cause of the disease, and trough her own health struggles, she found Functional Medicine which she believes is the most powerful approach to treat and prevent diseases.

Functional Medicine is a scientific approach towards chronic health conditions designed to the identify underlying root causes of health problems. When the underlying imbalances are addressed, diseases often ‘disappear’. She wants to guide her clients towards optimal health and well-being. She has a special interest in nutrition, lifestyle and personalised medicine and all interventions are tailored to the client’s specific needs and preferences.

She uses medication-free, lifestyle solutions based on the Functional Medicine approach to optimise her clients’ health and manage chronic health conditions such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cardiometabolic disease, digestive issues, skin problems, mental health conditions and much more. She offers a wide range of tools to help her clients to understand their individual health needs such as genetic, nutritional, gut health and hormonal testing. This approach works for both prevention as well as disease ‘reversal’.

Longer appointments time, a relaxed atmosphere and a holistic view of the person coupled with personalised tests and interventions will help her clients understand the root causes of their health concerns and guide them towards their maximal health potential by discovering the power of nutrition and lifestyle interventions.

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Dr Priya Bhana
Dr Priya Bhana

Dr Priya is a GP and a Functional Medicine (FM) doctor. She has been a GP for over two decades and practices in the NHS in South West London. She recognises that we are all unique combinations of our genetics, environment and lifestyle which, if not in balance, can lead to symptoms and chronic ill health. Priya has always been intrigued by the person and the story behind their illness.

As Priya is practicing FM, she is trained to diagnose and treat the cause of the illness. Why is that important? Patient primary-care often means dealing with a large number of patients, in a time-constrained environment and this makes it more difficult for GP’s to treat chronic conditions which often require deeper investigation and tests that are not fully available.

Priya is able to provide personalised healthcare and the most common conditions treated are:
* Hormonal: Menopause, polycystic ovaries, thyroid conditions
* Digestive: Irritable bowel, food reactions, reflux, diverticulosis, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
* Autoimmune: Rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac, vitiligo
* Musculoskeletal: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue
* Cardiometabolic: Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol
* Neurological: Depression, anxiety, memory problems, migraines.

Advances in genomic medicine have now made it easy to test for certain genetic mutations which play an important role in finding out what you may be at risk of, and how best to tailor your treatment. Priya is trained in providing genetic test profiles (See more detail under FM section).

In a time where it is expected that more than half of the population will have a chronic condition, Priya feels it is more importnat than ever to look at why, and how we can prevent and treat chronic conditions. For this reason, Priya’s training in FM continues to expand and thus far includes Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), Advance Practice Modules in Gastroenterology, Hormones, Environmental Health and the DNALife Certification course. Priya holds full registration with the General Medical Council and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, as well as The Institute of Functional Medicine.

See also dr Priya’s website: www.mosaic-medical.com

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