Therapists

Catherine Kemp

(co-principal)

BEd(Hons) English & Physical Education
Massage and Reflexology

Catherine’s background is in the Fitness Industry. She managed the Barbican Health & Fitness Centre (now Holmes Place) in 1990, before moving into the field of complementary health. She then launched her own company and has been a practicing Massage Therapist, largely in the Corporate world for the last 15 years.

Catherine specializes in :

-Seated Acupressure Massage (through the clothing),
-Deep Tissue Oil Massage ,
-Reflexology ,
-Sports Massage ,
-Thai Foot & Indian Head Massage ,

Catherine is also a qualified Vibrogym instructor.

Veronique Delort

(co-principal)

BSc (Hons), MSc, AFTCSB
Registered osteopath and craniosacral therapist

A former computer and electronic science engineer, Véronique tutored for 6 years in a student school for craniosacral therapy in North London, in addition to practising Osteopathy in various high street clinics.

She has completed a MSc in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster(2012 Public Health Nutrition prize for best postgraduate dissertation) and this knowledge in Epidemiology and Research enables her to deliver an evidence based health care.

She provides the following:

-Osteopathy/soft tissues,
-Sports injuries (including Physio therapeutic Ultrasound),
-Craniosacral therapy,
-Display Screen Equipment Assessment.

See also her website (a translation button “anglais” is available at the bottom right of the web page):

https://bioosteo.fr

Laura Hayward White

Member of AOSM, Registered birth and post natal Doula.
Holistic massage ITEC, Current paediatric First aid certificate.

Since 1999, her full time work  in the field of complementary health is primarily corporate, encompassing both the office environment and hospitality events.
Over the years Laura has built a strong client base and has dedicated twelve years as a volunteer massage therapist to Macmillan Cancer’s support centre at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Laura specializes in :
-Deep Tissue Oil Massage
-Acupressure Massage (through the clothing)
-Doula support for expecting and new parents, which includes:
-Pregnancy & Postnatal Bodywork including Massage and Scarwork.
-Baby massage instruction (MSCM Holistic Massage)

Past Doula/Pregnancy courses
Well Mother Bristol (WMB) – Massage in Pregnancy and Labour part 1 & 2 –
WMB Workshops – Pelvic Pain Management & Postnatal Depression
Nurturing Project seminars -The State of the Art Breastfeeding & Breastfeeding with Jack Newman
Patrick Houser – Nurturing Birth Fathers To-Be-Study-Day
Middlesex School Complementary Medicine – Baby Massage in Pregnancy
Diploma Body Realignment with Body in Harmony 2017
Sharon Wheeler Scarwork courses
ITEC Holistic Massage Training – Anatomy & Physiology
Early Nurture – Breastfeeding workshop by Pam Lacey
Chelsea & Westminster hospital – Antenatal course & their Birthing Class.
Hypno Birthing Course by Julie Alexander

Currently training in:
TMJ Disorder with Blend Therapy Training
Three Step Rewind with Birthing Awareness
Holistic Sleep Revolution by Holistic Sleep Coaching Program
Understanding and Supporting PND by “Traumatic Birth Recovery” which specialises in working with Parents post traumatic Births.

Her website: https://www.fingersandthumbsmassage.com/

Simon Clarke

BA(hons), ECP, CNLPP, DHP(NC), MNRHP, UKCP
Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

Simon Clarke is a London based hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, who previously worked in a senior business management position. He thus has considerable insight into assisting others to overcome work-related stress and to build motivation.
He is now a fully qualified hypnotherapist and psychotherapist working in private practice. He trained with, and gained a Diploma from the National College of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, is a registered member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Simon is also a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy, The Register of Approved Gastrointestinal Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, and has a certificate in NLP Psychotherapy.

See also his website http://www.elondonhypnosis.com/

Alice Cook

Registered nurse
L3 qualified Personal Trainer
Alice is an energetic and engaging personal trainer with experience in teaching both groups and individuals. As an NHS nurse, she is passionate about health promotion and forming positive and sustainable habits. Training with her is both fun and challenging and will focus on quality movement, intensity and strength and will allow you to begin the process of building a strong and resilient body and mind. .

Joanna Rzepczynska

CthA,BA UK, MacS
ACUPUNCTURE AND BOWEN THERAPY

-Graduate of the « école supérieure de medecine chinoise », (FR,2008)

-Diploma of proficiency in Bowen therapy (AUS,2010)

-ITEC level Diploma in massage (UK,2012)

-Graduate of the Uk College of Chinese Medicine (UK,2014)

Thanks to her different trainings in various therapies ranging from Acupuncture to Bowen, and including Reiki and massage, Joanna can tailor her treatment adequately to each patient’s specific needs, using a wide holistic approach.

Joanna provides the following :

-Therapeutic Acupuncture including Auricular Acupuncture , and Korean Hand Acupuncture.
-Bowen therapy including Mind and Body Bowen, Bowen for Mothers & Babies, and Sports Bowen.
-Cosmetic Acupuncture

Rob Veater

BSc (Hons.), LicAc
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Rob trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, gaining a Licentiate in Acupuncture as well as a First Class BSc (Hons.) degree in Acupuncture from Kingston University in 2011 and has been practising since then. Rob is a programme leader for the professional practice programme and a dissertation supervisor at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine..

Rob specialises in treating acute and chronic pain, along with anxiety, stress, digestive and respiratory issues and gynaecological problems

Rob provides the following:

-Acupuncture,
-Guasha, Cupping and Moxibustion,
-Tuina massage.

Michael Nicolaou

BSc (Hons) Ost Medicine, DO, ND, GOSC

Michael has graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the leading colleges in Osteopathy in the world. He has over 20 years of experience, and some of the places he has worked at include “Imperial College Sports Centre”, “Farmacia Urban Healing” at Selfridges and the “Pilates Education Centre” in South Kensington, London. He has been treating people from all backgrounds including professional athletes, dancers from Strictly Come Dancing and principal ballet dancers from both the Royal Ballet and the English National Ballet.
Michael provides the following:
– Osteopathy,
– Cranial osteopathy,
– Sports Injuries Clinic,
– Spinal massage therapy,

Shelley Hopkins

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture), MA Psychoanalytic Studies
Massage Therapist, ITEC level 3 Holistic Massage, ITEC level 4 Sports Massage

During her 12 years as social care professional, Shelley was an Activity Development Worker, Craft Group Volunteer and Art Teacher.These various roles involved working with clients holistically and delivering quality activities within art, creative writing, filmmaking and photography. She coordinated many projects which led to exhibitions, spoken word/ art events, a performance at the Old Vic and the publication of an art/ poetry magazine which is still running today. Shelley linked in with major galleries and their Education Department at the Tate Modern, V & A, ICA and the Soane’s Museum etc.

After seeing the many benefits of complementary therapy upon Social Care clients and staff, Shelley was inspired to become a professional Massage Therapist, with a special interest in the mind-body connection, especially in regards to the impact of anxiety and stress on the body. She also holds extra diplomas in deep tissue, myofascial release, Japanese facial rejuvenation, Thai Yoga Massage and pregnancy massage. During the session, this large skill-set coupled with her commitment to holistic well-being support the unfolding of the body’s natural healing mechanisms of her clients.
Shelley specializes in 4 types of massage:
-Holistic, Deep Tissue, Seated Acupressure, Sports/ Remedial .

Training and CPD courses include:
Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Equality at Work, First Aid,
specialist training in Mental Health and Substance Use,
Training the Trainer, Motivational Interviewing, Assertiveness Skills.
Various courses in pottery, model making, life drawing,filmmaking,
art and meditation and mindfulness.

Shelley is also a filmmaker and video editor, specialising in experimental films, art videos and music videos. She has collaborated with musicians including The Heavy North, The Cheating Hearts and Carly Paradis. Shelley also continues to enjoy life drawing, model making and photography.

Poppy Alfredou

Yoga teacher
L3 qualified Personal Trainer

Poppy is a Personal Trainer, a Fitness Instructor and a Yoga Teacher. She has 7 years of experience in the Fitness industry. Her fitness journey started from a weightlifting background but after a couple of years she discovered her love for boxing/kickboxing. She also believes that mobility and flexibility are also two important keys when it comes to longevity in training.

(Mobility & Flexibility training maximises the gains obtained through Strength and Conditioning training by improving range of movement and quality of tissues)

Having worked with more than 400 different clients during her career, she knows how to adapt for any client’s requirements.

Natalia Garrido

Member of the UK Pilates foundation
Pilates and danse teacher

Natalia is a fully qualified Pilates teacher, having received her certification from the Pilates Foundation in 2006.

Her specialist areas are in ballet and Modern dance, and she has performed and taught in both disciplines. The strain placed upon the body by her dance career had encouraged her to take a keen interest in activities and techniques that can help in both the prevention of and recovery from injury. Her classes place a particular emphasis on flow, breathing, stretching, body control and precision to achieve a strong core and a better posture and sense of wellbeing as a result.

Natalia provides the following:
-Pilates beginners, intermediate and advanced matwork,
-Prenatal and postnatal Pilates,
-Ballet

Charlie H. Jones

MSc Osteopathy, GOSC, iO
Registered osteopath

Charlie has additional training in advanced spinal manipulation and the analysis and treatment of sports injuries.

Charlie is also a qualified fitness instructor and uses this, alongside biomechanical assessment techniques to devise tailored exercise and rehabilitation programs for patients.

Charlie also works in a multi-disciplinary practice and a GP practice where his referred patients are not responding to standard health care.

Charlie provides the following:

-Structural osteopathy and advanced spinal adjustments,
-Biomechanical assessment,
-Sports massage,
-Rehabilitation program for (sports) injuries.

Tom Cheeseman

BSc Sports Development, UKSCA conditioning and Chek exercise coaching
Personal trainer

Tom has several years of experience including a senior Personal Trainer position in a 5-star international hotel. He can work closely with people of all fitness levels, from those who have never stepped into a gym, to professional athletes.

He has trained clients for marathons, ultra marathons, Iron Man Triathlon, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, and has worked with a professional rugby team.

He specialises and can assist clients in training for:

-Body transformation,
-Endurance events,
-Events orientated goals, e.g. a wedding,
-Sports nutrition advice.

Cai Marle-Garcia

L3 qualified personal trainer
Personal trainer

In addition to being a musician and producer, Cai is a master trainer and personal trainer who’s been working in the fitness industry for over 7 years, training clients and other instructors one-on-one, in spin, HIIT and bootcamp classes. He started his instructing journey as a Beachbody Coach, leading INSANITY (a ferocious bodyweight workout) and PiYo (a Pilates / yoga hybrid) classes, before venturing into personal training with clients looking for anything from building muscle, losing fat, to toning or just keeping active. Cai now trains clients and instructors all over London, sharing their passions in reaching their short and long term goals. He can teach One to One , HITT, Core, Boot Camp, etc…

See Cai’s presentation on https://vimeo.com/445687222

Cai is also a professional magician; pre-COVID, his mixture of close-up magic and mentalism would feature at parties, corporate events and festivals, and in the last year has expanded to online platforms. Alongside performing, Cai also teaches magic, running weekly magic clubs in schools as well as giving short instructional classes online, to children aged 8 and up as well as to adults.