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Holistic Treatments are here to complement Nutrition, Lifestyle and Gut Health by approaching the body holistically through shiatsu massage, homeopathy, coaching, counselling, reiki, family constellation and many more

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine (and completely sterile) stainless-steel single-use needles into specific access points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘Qi’ (pronounced ‘Chee’). Qi is the life force which flows around your body.

Strong emotions, stress, injury and poor nutrition are some of the things which can cause one’s Qi to become depleted or blocked, leading to pain or illness. Acupuncture needles help restore the Qi to a balanced flow, thereby triggering a natural healing response, as well as inducing a state of relaxation and a sense of well-being.

Through palpation as well as enquiries into a person’s health, appetite, digestion, emotional wellbeing and sleep patterns, the practitioner will be able to offer a holistic diagnosis. The practitioner will also assess the flow of Qi present by taking pulse readings on both wrists and by looking at the tongue – this helps form a picture of general health and also usually provides an indication of any imbalances.

This diagnosis will enable the practitioner to create an individualised treatment plan – which could also include other complementary therapies such as moxibustion (a herbal therapeutic heating treatment), cupping and guasha (used to relieve pain and tension and encourage nourishing blood flow), and Tuina (a form of Chinese massage).

Initial visits usually last for approximately 90 minutes and subsequent visits last for 60 minutes. We ask individuals to wear loose clothing for their appointment and to bring along any current medications.

If you think that acupuncture could help you, please schedule a complimentary 15-minute chat with our practitioner.

For more information and the latest research on what acupuncture can treat, please visit the British Acupuncture website.

Our practitioners:
Michelle Ulisse
Lubitsa Stubnova

Coaching

Guidance from a personal coach can not only have a positive impact on your general health but can also help improve your all-round wellness too. Your coach is there to listen, support, educate and motivate you on your journey, empowering you to take positive steps and to keep making better choices for a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Just as each one of our clients is different, so are our coaching professionals with each one bringing a unique set of skills and experience to the practice. While their skills and style of coaching may differ, all our coaches are united in offering non-judgemental, respectful support to assist clients on their path to improved health and wellness, whatever their needs or situation.

Our practitioner:
Andrea Okos

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a talking therapy that has been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of anxiety, stress and depression – but it’s sometimes also used to manage other issues relating to both physical and mental health.

The main concept behind the success of CBT to help those suffering with stress, anxiety and/or depression is that our thoughts, feelings, physical responses and the actions we take are all linked. And so, this therapy works to first identify the patterns of negative thoughts, feelings and responses that we’ve adopted over time and then looks at how we can change our way of thinking to enable us respond and deal with the difficult situations in our lives in a more positive way.

During the course of your CBT sessions, your practitioner will work with you to recognize the areas where unhealthy or negative thinking impacts your everyday life and help you break free from the vicious cycles of anxiety and depression that these thoughts and feelings can trigger and provoke.

If you are unsure whether CBT is the right therapy for you, please contact us for further information.

Our practitioners:
Fleur Dewsnap

Counselling

Sometimes the battles in our lives feel overwhelming and impossible to share with others. Such feelings can be triggered by a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, recent or historic abuse, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, relationship issues, or health anxieties. A change in circumstances such as divorce, unemployment, or bereavement can also make coping with everyday life feel much more difficult.

Other times, a general sense of unfulfillment, lack of accomplishment or feelings of flatness, unhappiness, fear, frustration or anger, where you feel unable to identify the causes, are the barriers or obstacles that reaching out and seeking help can help you overcome. Whatever the issues, our one-to-one Counselling sessions can help you work through the difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions you’re experiencing to enable you to discover and process the underlying sources that will help you find a way forward.

Working together therapeutically in a safe, non-judgemental space, we’ll explore the source of your anxiety, stress and depression. As the relationship created here is integral to the success of the journey, we offer an initial session where you can ‘test the water’ to find out whether our Counsellor is the right person for you.

Seeking support can often feel very daunting – so during this initial meeting, your Counsellor will explain the process and their way of working as well as talking to you about your needs and expectations in relation to these sessions. After this, your Counsellor will discuss a commitment of a further 6-12 sessions with you, depending on the areas or issues you’d like to work on. Alternatively, you may feel that a more open-ended, long-term commitment – allowing you to work through deeper or ongoing issues – is better suited to your needs.

Our practitioners:
Ewa Rudz

Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy is a therapeutic intervention that incorporates the use of the creative arts as a means of expression and exploration of experiences and feelings.

It’s defined by the Health Care Professions Council as ‘a unique form of psychotherapy in which creativity, play, movement, voice, story, dramatisation and the performance arts have a central position within the therapeutic relationship.’

Working with both the subconscious and conscious (thinking) mind, this therapy takes a holistic view of an individual and considers the connection of body and mind as paramount to the healing process. Dramatherapy helps us:

● connect with ourselves and others
● understand ourselves, our needs and our motives
● gain an improved sense of wellbeing
● improve confidence and self-worth
● build resilience
● in our recovery and healing.

It’s also used as a clinical intervention for mental health difficulties.

Dramatherapy takes a very flexible approach that offers many different and diverse pathways for individuals to find the best way to access a therapeutic intervention.

With the belief that intrinsically we all have an understanding of what we need to heal, the dramatherapist facilitates the individual to be able to find their own healing pathway. Dramatherapy is open to all ages and abilities and there’s no need to have any particular creative abilities or talents, rather just a willingness to explore.

Our practitioner:
Ali MacDonald

Functional Medicine Coaching

Functional Medicine Coaches are there to assist you as you work through the recommendations and changes to your diet and lifestyle suggested by your FM Practitioner.

Your FM Coach will understand and be able to guide you through all the protocols prescribed. They’ll be there to spend time with you to explain the details of the Practitioner’s recommendations and will be available to answer any additional questions you might have. And they’ll also be on hand to offer daily support to you on your journey (through text/instant messaging) and face-to-face support at your weekly half-hour appointment.

Our practitioner:
Andrea Okos

Family Constellations

Family Constellations is a practice that sheds light on unconscious inherited trauma and hidden family dynamics. It can be used to look at issues in your life such as relationships with family and in love, finances, work, health and much more. It is a profound healing modality. Working with the individual, we use figures or markers instead of human representatives to look at issues or symptoms. This practice involves observing and analysing systems that the client is a part of. Although our Family Constellations sessions are usually carried out on a one-to-one basis, this work can also be done as a group session. We offer a free 15-minute chat with the Family Constellations facilitator so that you can ask questions and find out if this work is well-suited to you and your situation.

Our practitioner:
Poppy Altmann

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a gentle, non-invasive and comprehensive system of medicine which uses specially prepared medicines called remedies. It is non-toxic, there are no side effects and it is ideal for use in pregnancy and for young babies as well as children, teenagers and adults. Homeopathy is holistic, which means it looks at the whole person, on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. An initial consultation takes about an hour and involves looking at your medical and family history, lifestyle, diet and overall health. Extensive research into your condition or problem is then carried out, and your Practitioner will write a timeline of your life, noting any big events and traumas that have led to your current state of health. Following this, a programme will be created by the Practitioner consisting of naturopathic guidelines, homeopathic remedies and / or flower essences and health coaching. If necessary, you may be referred to another practitioner for body work or nutritional advice. For this treatment, we recommend booking four appointments over a six to eight month period as homeopathy works on a very deep level and tracks back over your entire life, even prior to conception, so it can take time.

Our practitioner:
Poppy Altmann

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a treatment that combines psychotherapy and hypnosis – it works by inducing a trance-like state in the individual, where they are fully aware of their surroundings and are guided by the hypnotherapist’s voice. This is different from sleep and closer to a relaxed state of wakefulness, where breathing becomes slower and deeper, the heart rate slows and brain waves adjust. The Psychotherapy alone can be highly beneficial – but its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make positive changes. Once in a state of hypnosis, a person is open to suggestions from the hypnotherapist and able to take control over any involuntary thoughts, behaviour or feelings which take place in the subconscious.

From help to stop smoking or nail biting, weight control, OCD, IBS and skin disorders, to help dealing with anxiety and stress, depression, insomnia, phobias, panic attacks, and a lack of confidence – hypnotherapy can help overcome a wide range of issues.

Our Practitioner specialises in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy which is designed to be a brief therapy – most people are surprised by just how quickly they notice a difference following these sessions. Part of the session involves a talking therapy (psychotherapy) and the other part involves hypnosis (trance work). The length of therapy required is entirely led by the individual’s progress but to give an idea: simple phobias can be dealt with in four sessions, therapy for anxiety or depression can take around eight to twelve sessions, and smoking cessation can be achieved in one single session lasting up to an hour and a half . However, these results are ultimately dependant on the client’s willingness to fully engage with the therapeutic process.

Meaningful change is only achieved when you really want it to and when you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen. An Initial Consultation allows us the opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed environment to ascertain if hypnotherapy is a suitable treatment for you.

Lightness, playfulness, laughter and creativity are present during every session. The therapy is non-judgmental, it encourages mindfulness and is respectful of client’s own wisdom. All information shared is treated in the utmost confidentiality, and you will be treated in a friendly yet professional manner. The treatment is tailored to your preferences, your personality and needs.

The key to the success of this therapy is how shifts and changes come from the client’s own discovery, so that results are more achievable and long-lasting.

Our Practitioner:
Aija Kruce

NADA Ear Acupuncture

The NADA technique uses a 5-point acupuncture protocol as a method of treating stress reduction, addiction, emotional trauma and mental health issues. Symptoms brought about by these issues may include headaches, body aches, tremors, excessive sweating, poor sleep, anxiety, anger and depression. For this treatment, 5 disposable acupuncture needles are placed at specific points of the ear in order to assist the receiver in the withdrawal and detoxification from toxic substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs, but also helping somebody with the detoxification and withdrawal symptoms of certain foods/drinks as sugar, coffee, or when on a journey of diet change for health or weight loss reasons. This treatment is quiet, relaxing and non-verbal. The aim of this treatment – which combines acupuncture and meditation – is to stimulate the body into self-healing and encourages the participant in the re-building of both the emotional and physical self. A typical session lasts from 30 – 45 minutes and regular treatments may improve the participant’s ability to focus, increase mental clarity and allow them to gain physical and emotional stability.

Our practitioners:
Michelle Ulisse
Andrea Okos

Lubitsa Stubnova

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique that reduces stress and promotes healing. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that is open to everyone. Also known as ‘energy healing’, treatment is given by ‘laying on hands’ as the transferral of universal energy occurs through the palms of the Practitioner. Although it is not a religion, Reiki is a deeply spiritual practice. Reiki centres on the belief that there is an invisible life force or energy that flows through us all and gives us life. If this energy or life force is low that we are more likely to feel stressed or unwell – and conversely, if it is high, we are able to achieve greater happiness and feel healthier. Reiki looks to treat the whole person – not just the physical, but the emotional, mental and spiritual state and general well-being of the participant. Many people who have tried Reiki, speak of it in relation to how it feels – a brilliant, glowing radiance that flows through and around you – but there are also lots of other benefits of this treatment. Many report feelings of peace, relaxation, security and wellbeing following a session. Reiki is also used in the treatment of many different illnesses and conditions alongside other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and aid recovery.

Our practitioner:
Andrea Okos

Aija Kruce

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a physical healing practice that originates from Japan. The practise consists of pressure on the body of the receiver with the hand, palm and thumb as well as joint rotations and stretches. Through pressure and movement, the energy in the body is brought into flow, promoting and strengthening the body’s own healing abilities. As a holistic practice which concentrates on the connection between mind, body and soul, Shiatsu brings comfort and can aid the healing process in physical, emotional and psychological ailments. Regular Shiatsu sessions can help to ease: • Joint stiffness • Chronic or acute back pain • Sciatica • Pain and tension in shoulders • Anxiety and depression • Insomnia • Stress • Digestion issues

Our practitioner:
Daniela Voit

Swedish Massage

One of the most popular forms of massage therapy, Swedish Massage promotes relaxation by releasing tension in the muscles. This is achieved through the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and the use of a range of techniques, including: applied fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to the body.

Alongside these techniques, oils and creams can further alleviate aches and pains and help you feel generally more relaxed and pampered during and after your massage treatment. A traditional Swedish Massage involves the whole body but if you have particular areas where muscles feel tight or strained, your massage therapist will be able to spend more time working on these.

Swedish Massage is gentler than a Deep Tissue Massage but you can advise your therapist on whether you prefer a light, medium or firm level of pressure to be applied throughout your treatment.

Systematic Kinesiology

Systematic Kinesiology is a complementary therapy that uses muscle testing to access the body’s biochemistry. The assessment on the muscle is based on the ability of the nervous system to control it rather than the power the muscle can produce. Muscle testing is gentle, safe and precise. Systematic Kinesiology treats the whole person to find areas which need to be brought back in balance: structural (bones, muscles, organs), biochemical (finding nutritional needs and food intolerances), mental (emotions that are affecting our wellbeing) and the body’s Energy Meridians. Kinesiology sessions benefit people looking to restore general physical and mental wellbeing and are often used as a means of support by people with chronic issues that may not have benefited from conventional medicine. Digestive, hormonal and immune system conditions are amongst the most common that can be helped, as well as structural, respiratory and urinary. Skin disorders can also be addressed as can previous injuries that are still affecting the person. Retained primitive reflexes and heavy metals toxicity can also be tested and treated.

Our practitioner:
Marzia Caldirola