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
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.
After discovering the healing power of good nutrition whilst suffering a period of ill health, I decided to study nutritional therapy so I could help others achieve optimal health and wellness. I am passionate about nutrition and wellbeing and empower my clients to take their health into their own hands to feel well, gain energy and enjoy food! Even small changes can make a big difference to how you feel each day.
I graduated from the college of naturopathic medicine and gained over 200 hours of clinical experience and I am a registered member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and applied nutrition (BANT).
During an initial consultation I will go over your current symptoms, medical history and where appropriate your lifestyle, to help me identify any potential nutritional deficiencies or imbalances. Backed by evidence-based clinical research I will then deliver a plan personalised to your health needs and goals.
In some cases I may use specific functional tests that help to determine the root cause of the symptoms you are experiencing and through diet, supplementation and practical lifestyle changes harness your body's own innate healing ability.
Nutritional therapy can help with digestive issues, food intolerances, auto immune conditions, hormonal issues, menopause, thyroid disease, low energy and fatigue, acne and other skin complaints, pain and inflammation, post viral fatigue, fertility, general wellbeing and much more.
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.
I am an Integrative Child Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), qualified to teach mindfulness and compassion practices to adults and young people. I have worked in the field of mental health for over a decade, both in a school setting and in private practice, working with children, young people, adults and families.
Counselling children and young people (CYP) provides an opportunity for them to share in confidence about things that are worrying them or affecting their day-to-day life. Speaking to a counsellor, away from their home and school life, can take away some of the pressure and offer a safe environment to express and understand feelings that may have been bottled up or which have become very difficult to deal with. Once time has been given to exploring these, it becomes possible to think about the way forward.
I work with a range of art and play materials including paint, clay, puppets, mini-figures and sand tray, enabling CYP to communicate in a medium they have chosen and to explore all aspects of how they are feeling, in a playful and experimental manner.
Older children may also want to incorporate talking therapy or CBT techniques for specific issues such as anxiety, phobias or depression.
In all cases I am led by my clients' needs and wishes and, importantly, they learn that any emotion or feeling is welcome. My approach is also brain and body based: that is thinking about any neurological impact caused by trauma or distress, how it affects their state of being in the world, how they experience the world around them (physiologically and emotionally) and the impact on their self-regulation, self-esteem and mood.
If it is appropriate and may be of benefit, I integrate mindfulness and compassion-based practices into our sessions. This helps CYP learn to choose their responses to challenging circumstances, rather than simply reacting or 'acting out' their difficult emotions.
Although a variety of techniques may be used in counselling young people, the aim of counselling for both children and adults alike is the same: to help the individual cope better with their feelings and to enjoy life again.
Above all else, the therapeutic relationship is key, and I aim to establish a relationship based on trust and to provide an open and non-judgmental space where my young clients can learn to develop positive relationships with themselves and others around them.
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.
Are you struggling to deal with anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, relationship problems? The thought of counselling can be daunting. Taking the first step can be difficult. You may want to change a situation or make sense of the past and release its hold on you. No matter what issue has brought you to counselling, I offer a caring confidential space, listening without judgment to your concerns. Whatever you want to talk about is never too insignificant for counselling. Together we can look at the thoughts and feelings that are preventing you from making positive changes to enable you to move forward in your life. I will help you to explore the concerns or fears you may have and work through issues that trouble you. I can also provide you with tools and techniques to deal with certain situations and help you think about them from a different, more manageable perspective. I also have extensive experience working with children and young people. Counselling can be life changing and empowering.
I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I can use different counselling approaches to suit your needs. I am trained in Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) I will also use other approaches including mindfulness, relaxation, visualisation and creative techniques.
Person Centred Counselling is at the core of my work. It is a talking therapy putting you at the centre of the counselling process, it’s about your own thoughts and feelings and not mine. I will not tell you what you should do, I will help you find your own answers.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a therapy that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems. It combines cognitive therapy (examining the way you think) and behavioural therapy (examining the things you do).
I have over 9 years experience counselling adults, young people and children offering both short and long term counselling in my private practice and also work in a local secondary school.
Some of the areas of counselling I deal with are:
Abuse, addictions, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, bereavement, depression, grief and loss, low self confidence, low self esteem, relationship problems, stress, substance misuse, trauma, work related stress, bullying, suicidal feelings, self harm, exam stress.
Liz Willis PG Dip. CYP Dip Couns
I offer a 30 minute video or telephone call free of charge
£45.00 per 50 minute session
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)