Joanna came first into contact with health care as a mental health nurse. Looking for a more effective and gentle approach to mental ill health she found homeopathy which she studied for 4 years at the Allen College of Homeopathy. Joanna teaches Vanda Scaravelli yoga although originally trained by the British Wheel of Yoga. The yoga is also called "awakening the spine" or "effortless" yoga. Recently Joanna developed an 8-week natural relaxation/strs managment course, based on yoga and meditation, which is being taught at Castle Street. .www.naturelax.co.uk
Rowena Beaumont Cert.Ed. AAMET UKRF BCMA
Rowena has been working in the field of Complementary Health Care for over 20 years, she has facilitated the Training of many Reiki Master Practitioners and Teachers, Magnified Healers and ‘Light’ Practitioners and now specialises in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Emotional Freedom ‘Light’ Techniques. Rowena specialises in the releasing of emotional blockages and the balancing of the electromagnetic field her passion has been and still is to discover how quickly people are able to clear their past negative programming, blockages, limitation, emotional and physical pain and to compassionately support them on their life’s journey. Member of Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET) UK Reiki Federation (UKRF)and British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA) www.rowenabeaumont.com
Diane Chandler TIDHA, MIFPA
Diane is a caring, intuitive and well qualified complementary health therapist with over 12 years experience and has worked at Castle Street Clinic for over 10 years. In 1994 Diane qualified with the Tisserand Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy and is a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. Diane went on to further training in Reflexology, Bach Flower Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Crystal Therapy and is now a Reiki Master. Diane works by intuitively integrating her therapies and is particularly interested in vibrational healing with flower essences such as the Indigo Essences, Diane is currently becoming a Reiki Teacher.
Bas has undergone training at the University of Manchester, King's College and St. George's Hospital Medical School. He has been working as a therapist for over 10 years in both the voluntary, statutory and private sector. Bas offers both short term and long term therapy from a cognitive as well as integrative perspective. Bas is experienced in working with adults, adolescents and families. He has many yeas of experience in providing multicultural therapy and is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Gujerati. Bas specialises in anxiety disorders, depression, addiction, relationships, stress management and life coaching.
Ann Cook BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) Ost. FSCCO
Ann graduated with honours in osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy in 1995 (www.bso.ac.uk) and has been in practice at Castle Street Clinic since 1998.
Ann embraces Cranial Osteopathy and methods that are very gentle using principles introduced by A.T. Still and W.G. Sutherland as well as Peter Levine as an SK Practitioner. This approach is suitable for people of all ages, from the newborn to the old age and can resolve sometimes complex, varied and long term problems, as well as aches, pains and tension.
Post Graduate studies to extend the scope of her practice with the Sutherland Cranial College (http.sutherlandcranialcollege.co.uk), of which she is a fellow, Biodynamics with Dr. James Jealous, Somatic Experiencing of Dr. Peter Levine all inform the way in which the interrelationship of body/mind and emotion influence our health and wellbeing www.anncookosteopath.co.uk .
Brett Davison - Physioboutique
Brett completed a Life sciences degree from Cape Town University in Biochemistry, Physiology and Anatomical Sciences before embarking on a career in London at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Several years later Brett decided a change of career was in order and went off to study at Brighton University graduating in 2002 with a BSc in Physiotherapy.
Brett returned to Cape Town and set up in private practice. At the same time he became the head physio for the South African Rugby Sevens team and toured with them on the IRB World Series. After enjoying various successes with ‘'the Blitz Bokke'’ he moved back over to London to join Wasps Rugby Club. While at Wasps, Brett was asked to take over the England Sevens role and combined the two roles until England Sevens went Full-time and Brett signed up to become their Lead Physio and Head of Physical Performance. 7 Years (and many medals) later he decided to set up The Physio Boutique as well as Sports and Physio Consultancy and joined the IRB (now World Rugby) to help other Nations develop their Rugby Sevens Programs.
Brett is a sports and musculoskeletal specialist physiotherapist. Having completed courses in Dry Needling, Graston technique, performance matrix, Myofascial release, advanced rehabilitation and nutrition, Brett combines years of experience and a variety of different inputs to ensure the correct diagnosis is made and an individually tailored treatment and rehabilitation program is designed for each client.
Vahida Diaz B.Sc. Dip. Ac.
Vahida is trained in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Kinesiology, Reflexology and Bach Flower Therapy. She has been practising since 1991. Vahida is a specialist and has great experience of fertility problems, hormonal issues and related female disorders. Vahida is also qualified in Swedish body massage.
Francois de Menthon - BA (Jt-Hons), BAc, Clin.cert.(china), MBAcC
Francois has been in practice since he graduated in 1982 from a 3 year full time course at the International College of Oriental Medicine (U.K). He then attended a one year post graduate course in London and in 1986 went on a four week intensive Clinical Study trip to China to work and study in a hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine. For many years Francois has been involved in teaching and lecturing at the International college where he trained and at the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is past president of the Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has a busy practice, with clients in Guildford and in Cambridge (www.thebeechwoodpractice.co.uk) where he now lives. He enjoys working holistically and as a "general practitioner" of T.C.M. he treats patients with a wide range of disorders and has a special interest in post viral fatigue syndrome, migraines, sinusitis, sciatica, I.B.S, P.M.T. and infertility. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and covered by their professional liability insurance. www.acupuncture.org.uk Read more about Francois and his work at www.acupunctureguildford.org
Robin is trained to masters level as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and has 10 years of experience working within clinical roles. He has previously been employed as a counsellor in a diverse range of areas from higher education to addiction treatment which has given him a broad range of experience. He is a relational therapist and his approach incorporates humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural theories.
Some of the issues which Robin works with include relationship issues, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, attachment issues and young people's issues. He can also assist anyone affected by any type of addiction or obsessive compulsive behaviour, whether sufferer or someone close to them.
He works with individuals, couples and families and works in Guildford in Castle Street Clinic and also in Haslemere.
Robin is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adheres to their framework for ethical practice. For more information please check his website:
Marcia Fletcher, KFRP, dipM MCIM
Marcia first encountered kinesiology at a health fair not long after moving to London to take up a marketing position in financial services. I watched with amazement at the simplicity of using kinesiology as a way of identifying imbalances in the body. However enjoyable her marketing role was, she was now more than curious about kinesiology which it echoed her earlier work and passion for science, the natural world and the pleasure of finding things out. In 2003, she qualified as a practitioner and has enjoyed working with clients to resolve their health and well being issues ever since. In 2009 she embarked on CAM research with ongoing primary research into the effectiveness of kinesiology with individuals presenting with Irritable Bowel Syndrome www.findthecause.com
Harriet Foges RGN MA BPC ACC Reg
Harriet is a psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist, with many years experience working with adults across the life-span, and couples.
Originally trained as a Registered General Nurse, she pursued her particular interest in psychology and emotional well-being, and worked in the NHS in adult mental health. More recently Harriet worked in a Couples Unit within the NHS, and for a Counselling Agency. She has wide experience working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and relationship and family problems.
For many years Harriet was a foster carer for an Inner London borough, and has a particular interest in the welfare of looked after children, adopted children, adoptive parents and adult adoptees. Another special interest and area of expertise is in working with people with a chronic or terminal illness, and their close family members and carers.
Harriet is a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, and is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. She has a private practice with consulting rooms in Guildford and Wimbledon.
Caroline Galloway BSc MNIMH
Caroline trained in herbal medicine at the School of Phytotherapy, completing their four year course in herbal medicine in Tunbridge Wells, in 1982. She subsequently graduated from the University of Southampton in 1995 with a degree in Nutrition/Physiology and later in 1999 with a further degree in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University, where she trained in Aromatic Medicine, using essential oils to treat a wide range of health conditions, as well as using herbs and nutrients, She completed 500 hours clinical training at the Whittington Hospital. She lectures in herbal medicine and nutrition at local complimentary therapy colleges, and is a guest lecturer in that subject at Middlesex University.She is a member of the National Institiute of Medical Herbalists, which having been established in 1864 is one of the oldest practising groups of medical herbalists in the world. click this link to access her webpage. homeopathics
Kunu Gordon MA (Hons), M.Sc (PCouns) MBACP (senior accreditation)
Kunu was a voluntary counsellor and supervisor with Guildford and Waverley Cruse - Bereavement care - from 1985 to 1996. From 1988 to 2003 she worked as a counsellor and supervisor in the Surrey University Student Counselling Centre seeing students aged 16-60, She also counselled some university staff. Since 1990, she has maintained a small private practice which she has now expanded. Kunu is trained and experienced in a variety of areas but in some she has specialised as follows:- Depression,Generalised anxiety, Young people’s issues,Women’s issues,Anger management,Bereavement and other losses,Relationships - including couple counselling,Effects of trauma and abuse, past and present,Adoption in all its aspects,Infertility and donor children,Multicultural issues, particularly when individuals and families are of varied heritage,Pink Therapy,Schema Therapy,Work, career and study,Life balance,Self esteem,Social skills,Assertiveness Decision making,Stress management and relaxation . Kunu also provides ... Supervision for professionals whether qualified and experienced or still in training in the psychological therapies and related professions. and Personal Therapy for people on training courses in counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology. kunugordoncounsellingandtherapy.co.uk
Keith Graham - Certified Rolfer
Rolf Movement Practitioner, Rossiter System Stretching Coach, Senior Instructor and Hon. Vice President - Tai Chi Union GB
Rolfing Structural Integration works to ease strain patterns in the body's connective tissue system, and to modify unhelpful movement and postural habits. The Rolfing method was developed by American biochemist Dr. Ida Rolf in the 1950's.
Undergoing the Full Rolfing series is like giving your body a 100,000 mile service and will bring lasting improvement to posture, balance and muscle coordination. you will also have more energy and greater freedom of movement. Rolfing can often bring ease even where other methods have failed.
Keith Graham is one of only twenty Certified Rolfers working in the UK. He gained his Certification in Rolfing and Rolf Movement from the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. he is also registered as a Senior Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. www.rolfingtaichilondon.co.uk
Julie Hancox - Nutritional Therapist (Dip ION)
Julie trained at The Institute for Optimal Nutrition in London which takes an evidence-based, Functional Medicine approach to nutrition. This considers the whole person including diet and lifestyle. For more information on this approach, click on the following link www.functionalmedicine.org/about. Julie is also trained in recommending supplements, functional diagnostic tests eg. hormone panels and Nutrigenomic DNA tests. Julie is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Gunilla has always been very active and has a love of the outdoors, especially cycling. She has practiced yoga since the late 90’s. When she was diagnosed in 2007 with breast cancer, she realised how her yoga practice helped her to become stronger, both mentally and physically. Since then, yoga and meditation have become a very important part of her life. In fact, it made such an impact that she decided to take up teaching to share its benefits. She sees her spiritual path as that of a 'Seeker and Explorer of Inner Knowledge and Love' and she is drawn to a more meditative form of yoga practice. In a former life in the corporate world, she is very familiar with how the daily commute and long hours take its toll on the general well-being and how difficult it can be to achieve that important life/work balance. Gunilla is passionate about helping people find that vital balance and she fully believes that we all have the capacity to live a happy, healthy, well-balanced life. We may just need a bit of assistance and guidance in getting there. She is a British Wheel of Yoga Accredited teacher having completed an in-depth two-year teacher-training course with The Yoga Academy (Principal Simon Low). She has specialised further in Restorative Yoga and is a certified Relax and Renew ® Trainer after studying with Judith Hanson Lasater, an internationally recognised expert in the field. She is a qualified meditation teacher after undertaking advanced training over four years under the guidance of Meditation Master Andrew Henley at Andrew Henley Meditation and Spiritual Philosophy, totalling 1300 contact hours. Andrew Henley is a lifelong meditator who himself was invited to teach after being trained by the Masters from the cave monasteries in the Himalayas over 15 years ago. www.sunnysideyoga.co.uk
Andrew Henley - Meditation and Spiritual Philosophy
In pursuit of spiritual knowledge, he has attended many retreats in the UK, America and India. In 2002, he received training in the foothills of the Himalayas. He teaches meditation and spiritual philosophy to groups in the UK and internationally and trains meditation teachers. He is an independent teacher and although influenced by the teachings of the Himalayan Masters, he considers his work is that of a ‘Wisdom School’, seeking knowledge from many traditions and teachers. He attended a 500-hour yoga teacher-training course and is a Reiki Master. As part of his ervice to the community, he teaches meditation at The Fountain Centre at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust and at Mila Yoga Centre in Godalming. A qualified lawyer, he has mostly withdrawn from professional life and directs most of his time to teaching and study of the spiritual path. He lives with his two teenage daughters in Guildford and is presently keeping fit by cycling the Surrey Hills. www.andrewhenleymeditation.com
Maya Kraus. MD (MA), ALCM, MIIR, MBSAM, MBRI, D.Ac (Colombo)
Clinic Director Maya has been working as a Natural Health Practitioner for over 30 years. In 1994, when her client base at home exceeded a waiting list for new patients of over two months, she set up the Castle Street Clinic with the aim of creating a multi-disciplinary healing environment. With the support of over 20 experienced Therapists, she is able to continue her work and research in Natural Medicine. Maya specialises in Nutrition as well as applying Health Kinesiology for the identification and detoxification of allergens, hidden toxins and viruses, eg. often found in asthma, eczema and post-viral fatigue syndrome, IBS, amongst other health problems. Most of her work is a non-invasive yet very effective Stress Release Treatment. She also uses Edu-k for Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties. Alongside other Therapies she practises Applied Kinesiology, Iridology, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Mineral Therapy, Dowsing and Bio-Energy Healing. She is also a qualified Instructor in Touch for Health (the basis for Kinesiology), helpful for balancing the body’s energies and strengthening weak muscles, also useful for the layman. Maya is a Member of the Kinesiology Federation, the Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists, the Doctor/Healer Network and the Psionic Medical Society and has written two books, The Journey of a Healer and the Ten Qualities.
Clarissa Middleton Dip. CNM BANT CNHC NNA
Clarissa has been passionate about naturopathic nutrition for 9 years having found relief from her own severe allergies. Having been told by her GP and various specialists that the only solution to her health problems was to move to the sea or abroad, Clarissa was convinced there was another way to improve her symptoms and quality of life. Naturopathic nutritional therapy involves looking at the different bodily systems as a whole and how they effectively they are operating. In order to achieve optimum health all the systems need to work synergistically. If there’s an imbalance in those systems - digestive, immune, nervous, endocrine, musculoskeletal – this will affect the body’s ability to function optimally.
She will not aim to solely alleviate symptoms, but get to the root cause of any negative health complaints, creating long lasting change and relief.
Richard Morley MHPNLP, DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH
Richard Morley is one of only a few Certificated Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Health Practitioners in the UK. He is also a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP. He is a Practitioner of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is a Full Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (www.bsch.org), and a tutor with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy (www.lcch.co.uk) – which means that he has studied comprehensively how hypnotherapy can help with a wide range of illnesses and disease. In his work with individuals in clinics and organisations he has helped many hundreds of clients transform their lives by learning to recognise resources within themselves of which they were unaware. Richard chose to leave a successful business career to follow his inner conviction that his true calling is to help people be who they really want to be. www.hypnonlp.co.uk
Dr. Chris Penter M.Dip C (SA) DC (SA) CCSP (USA)
Chris has a dual qualification. His first degree is that of a chiropractor and his second is that of a sports physician. He graduated in 1994, and quickly built up the biggest clinic treating headaches in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, with referrals from General Practitioners, Neurosurgeons and Neurologist. In 1997 he qualified with a Sport Medicine degree and went on to treat the Natal Sharks (one of the Super 14 Teams). He lectured extensively in the field of headaches and whiplash injuries before coming out to the UK in 2001 to take up a post as medical lecturer at the University of Surrey. He left the University in 2004 to concentrate on developing his clinics in Guildford and London. His experience is vast, and he has had the privilege of treating patients in three different countries (South Africa, Zambia and UK). He has been involved in treating people at Hell’s Kitchen Studio, as well as treating elite sports people both in South Africa and the UK. Academically he continues to mark and supervise chiropractors pursuing their Master’s Degree. He is experienced in treating all forms of pain conditions, ranging from spinal problems like acute and chronic low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and headaches to sports injuries. Please refer to the section on Chiropractic in the THERAPIES Section for more information on Chiropractic.
Lindsey Puddifant BSc(Hons), BA (Hons) LCHE
Lindsey has been a homeopath since 2004.She first discovered homeopathy when her son was diagnosed with apparent ‘asthma’ as a baby. Not wanting to treat him with conventional medicine, she took him to a homeopath who prescribed a remedy individually tailored to his particular case. His symptoms disappeared without being ‘suppressed’ by steroids and obviously the she was then hooked. The more she explored, the more fascinated she became and decided to change career completely to train in what she had quickly become so passionate about. After completing a four-year BSc (hons) degree in Homeopathy at Middlesex University, she set up Dragonfly Homeopathy based in North Hampshire and now also works out of Castle Street Clinic, Guildford.
Set up by Brett Davison, The Physio Boutique benefits from his experience of having worked in several prominent private practices in the UK and within Elite sport for over 10years to deliver the highest possible care and attention to detail to everyone who is seen. Based in London on the Southbank, Weybridge and Guildford (Surrey) they have superb equipment and facilities to diagnose, rehabilitate and return all those who pass through our doors back to full health.
Their clinics have grown from strength to strength. The business now has clients that include the IRB, RFU, Georgian Rugby Union, Israeli Rugby Union, prominent schools in Surrey and Cirque du Soleil. www.physioboutique.co.uk
Physiotherapy - Ascenti-
Ascenti therapists combine traditional physiotherapy practices with contemporary hands-on techniques. This means using what we call manual therapies such as soft-tissue massage, alongside cognitive therapies to address how the mind and lifestyle factors can influence your physical wellbeing.
Helen Southern ND(DipAc)MACHRT
Helen studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in London, graduating in Naturopathy and Acupuncture in 2005. The same year she went on to train in Colon Irrigation at the National College of Colon Hydrotherapy in Dorset and continues her studies in Systematic Kinesiology. This helps bring all her skills together in determining what is needed to aid healing for each individual client. Since 2008 she has built up a successful colonic hydrotherapy practice in Bromley, SE London before coming to Castle Street Clinic to be closer to home. Helen is a member of ARCH. The Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists. www.colonic-association.org ARCH is the only Colonic Association to be recognised by the government regulated CNHC. Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. www.cnhc.org.uk For further information about Helen and colonic hydrotherapy, please see her website www.helensouthern.co.uk