I qualified as a sports remedial massage therapist with the North London School of Sports massage in 2007. Since then I have worked in physiotherapy clinics in London and Sussex and in the South West, close to Bristol and Bath. I still run my Clinics in South London and in West Sussex.
I was fortunate to be chosen as one if the sports massage therapists to work at the London 2012 Olympics working with elite world class athletes. It was an inspiring and interesting time.
Both young and old can benefit from sports massage and I am committed to helping those with chronic and persistent soft tissue injuries and wear and tear problems.
I develop my practice by regularly attending courses in order to keep myself informed of the latest research and techniques in sports massage therapy.
My practice offers preventative therapy, strategies and hopefully solutions to persistent and long term problems.
Please take a look at my personal website HERE!
When I qualified as a Reflexologist over 25 years ago, a whole new world of healing opened up to me and I have continued to work on my personal and professional development. I now consider myself an holistic therapist who combines all the knowledge and skills that I have gathered into my treatments.
I am a Member of the Association of Reflexologists* and practice Classical, Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) and Hand reflexology. I use essential oils and reiki routinely and advise when necessary on diet, exercise and hydration. I practice yoga daily and realise the importance of breathing well and the benefits of Mindfulness which I promote to all my clients. I also encourage self-help, showing the areas of the feet and hands that would be beneficial for them to work between sessions with me.
Qualifying as a Facial Energy Release practitioner was a natural progression. This highly relaxing and rejuvenating therapy is wonderful to receive and a joy to give.
I'm really looking forward to becoming part of the Courtyard Natural Therapy Centre team.
" I have multiple physical and mental problems and have been seeing Ann for two years. Her skill and care have greatly helped me and I always feel better afterwards." Marylla Jones, July 2018
I have recently returned to England after living in New Zealand for many years. Whilst living in the Bay of Islands I ran a successful healing studio and developed my work as a reflexologist and transformational life coach.
I am excited to now offer my work at the Courtyard Natural Health in Wells and bring 21 years of experience in natural therapies.
My greatest passion is to support you to release your patterns and pain, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Together we'll dismantle your negative old stories, free up pockets of trauma and release them from your field. The method is effective and transformative in that it shifts you at your core, so you easily generate new habits for yourself.
Transformational Life Coaching is a safe process of personal discovery and empowerment unlocking your potential for self-love and self-healing
Linda trained at the College Of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading where she also completed a post graduate certificate in Chinese Patent Herbal Remedies. She is a member of the British Acupuncture council and regularly attends courses and seminars to upgrade and develop her knowledge and skills.
Linda has studied both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Elements acupuncture. These are the two main styles of practise in the UK. Five Elements focuses on improving the patient's constitution and strength supporting their mental and emotional well being. Traditional Chinese Medicine the predominant practice in China concentrates on the treatment of symptoms based on yin yang and eight principle theory.
Linda is also a qualified yoga teacher and has certificates in Body Massage and Thermo-Auricular Therapy.
Organic Facials Jane Hobbs established her own clinic, The Therapy Hub in Birmingham in 2006 before relocating to Somerset in 2018.
She is an experienced, well qualified and skilled practitioner who specialises in holistic body and facial massage and has a particular interest in pregnancy and baby massage. Jane offers a range of enjoyable, effective and therapeutic treatments -all given to the highest of standards and with the utmost care and professionalism.
Jane qualified and is accredited with The Massage Training Institute. She is also a qualified Yoga Teacher accredited with Yoga Alliance and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher accredited with YogaKidz Worldwide.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience, and offer both short and long term counselling. My work is bound by the Ethical Framework and Practice of BACP. In addition to working in private practice, I have counselled in a GP practice as well as in various agencies one of which specialised in working with clients who had been bereaved, and another with clients who had been abused in childhood or adulthood.
My areas of speciality include anxiety; abuse; anger management; bereavement and loss; childhood related issues; couples counselling; depression; low self confidence; low self esteem; OCD; relationship issues; stress; abortion, termination and miscarriage; work related issues;
I offer you a safe confidential space where you can be listened to by a trained therapist who is not involved in your everyday life.
I have Diplomas in Life Coaching, CBT and NLP and my background was in education, where one of my roles was as Careers Teacher, but I have also worked with adults who were seeking career change or were ready to make changes in their life style of in other areas in their lives.
I offer you a safe reflective space, where you are encouraged and supported in making changes to your life style
I am also a BACP Snr Accredited Supervisor and for many years have worked with both trainee and experienced counsellors.
I offer counsellors a safe confidential space where you can talk about, discuss and reflect on your work with your clients to safeguard them, ourselves and the counselling profession
I am a graduate from the Practical College of Homeopathy 2006. I have a passion for homeopathy that has kept me wanting to be involved with different clinics, working with different patients, seeing peoples' life improve with homeopathic help. In Bath I worked with Maggie Dixon, who is on the board of the Society of Homeopaths. I taught in the student clinic run by Maggie, at Homeopathy Direct and whilst practising there I saw a wide variety of patients
I am now, after having three children, working in Somerset. My continued love of the beauty of homeopathy as both a health option & mental support means it is something I will always be working with and sharing through my homeopathic practice.
Birmingham College of Practical Homeopathy 2002-2006, LCPH licentiate
Organic Chemistry 2nd yr. Module Open University B
Leeds Metropolitan University Home Economics BA Hons
Monthly meeting of Homeopaths in the South West: - discussing for example - remedies & methodologies
Remedies for women- Workshop through the Society of Homeopaths
Bowel Nosodes - Hilary Dorian
Remedy selection - Mike Bridger
Organs Chinese medicine and homeopathy - Hilary Dorian
The Society of Homeopaths - Insurance through the SOH
The Sciety of Homeopaths website - my registering body www.homeopath-soh.org
Homeopathic Research Institute
In 1997, Mark attained a 3-year diploma in Shiatsu with The Shiatsu School, formerly the British Shiatsu Association under the tutelage of Christine Perardel. He became professionally qualified in 1999 (MRSS) and has practiced at the Courtyard since 2003. Mark also practices in Glastonbury and Bath.
In Somerset Mark now divides his time between his Shiatsu practice, teaching Qigong, and a busy family life. Living close to nature, his work emphasises the link between energy cultivation and the natural world, and embraces the insights offered by using the Chinese 5 elements as a framework for practice.
Mark set up SSOHA as an umbrella organisation to expand his work and deepen his personal practice in Chi/energy based practices of the Orient.
I joined Allergy Test UK in 2003 as the Company Secretary after 20 years in Administration. I also worked for Early Years and Child Education Team within the Social Services Department of Bristol City Council.
In May 2012, I completed my training in B.E.R Allergy Testing and in November 2013 I passed my Intermediate B.E.R. Course in Allergy Testing.
I have a Clinic in Winscombe, Somerset, with satellite Clinics in Bristol and Wells. I can test children from 6 months and anyone who doesn't have a pacemaker.
I have had close hand experience of food intolerances after contracting Glandular Fever in 1993 and it progressing on to M.E. Through diet management, I now lead a full and productive life.
Like many osteopaths, I came to the profession through my own experience of back pain and osteopathic treatment. Just being able to understand what had happened, why it had happened, and most importantly, how I could prevent it happening again gave me the inspiration to follow my current career path.
Following on from my undergraduate studies, I continued to learn, specialising in classical osteopathy, which is a method of treating the whole body, and can be adapted to be as robust or gentle as the patient needs. Most recently, I obtained a postgraduate master's level diploma in children's osteopathy. I trained at the world-renowned Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, where I continue to be part of their voluntary team on Mondays.
Osteopathy is for all ages. I love having a general practice where I treat people from all walks of life, from birth to those in their later years. Working with expectant and post-partum mothers, and children, is particularly rewarding for me. Pregnancy and childbirth are natural events, but also times of great change and I've had the privilege of working with mothers, by being part of their journey and helping them adapt. It can be amazing to see the effects that even a seemingly minor change in posture can have on a child as they grow and develop.
I believe I offer patients the time and space to tell their story and explain their problem, so we can work together to find a solution.