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Andrew Slack HPC reg – Podiatrist
Podiatry involves the assessment and treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb disorders. Treatment is available for a wide range of foot problems including corns, calluses, toe nail problems and verrucas. Lower limb joint problems may arise from poor mechanical alignment and may be treated with exercises, stretches and fitting of orthotics, or insoles to improve this alignment.
Andrea Whipp – Homoeopath & Reiki Practitioner
In modern medicine symptoms are often suppressed with prescribed medications. Homoeopathy is an alternative practice where "like is treated by like" allowing the body to heal itself.
From a detailed examination of the patient's history, which will include physical, mental and emotional states a remedy is chosen.
Andrea also practices Reiki which is a form of healing whereby healing energy is thought to be transferred through the palms of the hands.
Lorraine Ashworth – Bowen Technique Practitioner
The Bowen technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that involves very light touch which can be subtle and relaxing. Gentle rolling movements over the muscles throughout the body are thought to promote the repair and rebalancing of the body. Although this technique is not diagnostic it may help with pain relief, improve general function and energy recovery.
As it is very gentle it may be an alternative approach for a wide range of clients from babies to the frail elderly.
Cathy Cartwright at Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy – Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, Dip Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, CNCH and NCH reg
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is evidence based on the latest research and neuroscience. It is a gentle and effective therapy combining elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Psychotherapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy that utilises the client’s own natural resources to bring about positive and lasting changes.
The therapy is positive and solution focused in its approach to a range of emotional, nervous or psychological problems including anxiety, stress, depression, fears, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and unwanted habits. It is also very effective in improving sleep, confidence, motivation and performance. Cathy offers an initial consultation during which she will take a brief health history. This will help to develop an individual treatment plan for you. She will then explain how the brain works in simple, straight forward terms. This often reassures people that they will regain control of their life.
Cathy studied with the prestigious Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training group.
If you would like any further information please feel free to visit my website at www.freshthinkinghypnotherapy.co.uk or alternatively contact me on 07716 145 122.
Dr. Stephen Hoole Bsc, DClinPsychol, CPsychol – Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Hoole is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist, who trained at the University of Leeds. He has worked in the NHS for over 10 years in a variety of roles including as an Assistant Psychologist, a Psychologist in Clinical Training and ultimately as a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist from 2014. His previous roles have seen him working with a wide variety of problems: from anxiety disorders, to depression, to trauma, or psychosis and Dr. Hoole still works in an NHS Secondary Care Adult Psychological Therapies Service, treating clients with complex psychological needs.
Dr Hoole approaches problems as problems and clients as people. His philosophy is that clients and therapists work together to tackle problems and thus try to improve the clients quality of life in the process. Dr Hoole offers individual psychological assessment, formulation and intervention for a variety of psychological problems at The Physiotherapy Clinic. This includes but is not limited to anxiety, phobias, panic, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, abuse, bereavement, stress, relationship problems and low self-esteem. Please visit his website at www.hoolepsychservices.wix.com/therapies for more information or alternatively contact him on 07733 982 196 and he will be happy to discuss your individual needs.
Kay Stafford at Alderley Acupuncture – Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, BSc (Hons), MBAcC, Lic Acu
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture has been practiced for over 2000 years. Classical text books have been translated and are used with new academic works and research to provide the knowledge for today’s teachings of TCM within our colleges and universities. In China TCM is practiced in hospitals alongside and complimenting Western medicine.
TCM will look at signs and symptoms not necessarily significant to Western medicine. A practitioner will use these signs and symptoms to try and identify an underlying cause. They will use this information along with other characteristics, demeanour, voice, complexion, pulse and tongue etc. to identify patterns of disharmony creating the imbalance. Because of this approach two patients with the same complaint e.g. IBS could have different underlying causes and would receive different point prescriptions. Many complaints benefit from this approach. For a full list of conditions that may be helped with acupuncture please check out the British Acupuncture Council website www.acupuncture.org.uk.
At your consultation Kay will aim to get a full understanding of your main complaint. She will then make a diagnosis and create a treatment plan, this may involve acupuncture needles, cupping, moxa or auricular needles. Acupuncture needles are single use, pre-sterilized and extremely fine.
Kay studied at the Northern College of Acupuncture, York.
For further information, please visit her website www.alderleyacupuncture.co.uk or contact her on 07811 273 093.