Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine which is based on the idea that the living body has a life force energy called Qi. Qi flows along highways known as meridians. The qi or life energy can become out of balance when there is disharmony in the body. The energy can block, for example, because of external invasion or due to internal conditions such as difficult emotions. These result in the development of symptoms. 

During your first visit a case history will be taken. You will be asked questions about your specific complaint as well as your medical history, diet, sleeping patterns and any other relevant aspects of your life. If there is a physical or structural problem a short examination may be necessary. Acupuncturists gain much information by looking at the tongue and by taking the pulse. From all of these details a diagnosis will be made to suit your particular needs. 
People can benefit immediately from acupuncture though it is usual to have regular treatments for six weeks to set the body on its road to recovery. Sessions may then be continued at less frequent intervals according to the patients requirements. Each treatment will last up to an hour. 
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine sterilised needles into the body. The needles cause a tingling sensation to be felt in the body, some people call it a dull ache. Treatment can be very relaxing and some patients have fallen asleep during a session. Cupping and moxa heat and some massage may be used during a treatment if necessary.



Allergy Testing

In just one hour we can test for over 150 food, drink and environmental substances.

  • You will leave knowing exactly which foods (if any) you are sensitive to and how to work in harmony with your body.
  • The system is non invasive, quick and most importantly - painless!
  • Your test will produce immediate results and also includes a free vitamin and mineral deficiency check.
  • Children are also able to be treated, as long as the child has been weaned onto solid foods.
  • Your personal elimination programme will be compiled for you with a view to re-introducing possible foods back into your diet after two months if appropriate.
  • This is a completely diagnositic therapy that combines well with traditional medicine.

To book your appointment with Carolyne da Silva, please call us on 01749 673070.

My daughter recommended Allergy Test UK, as her youngest son had had eczema from a young age, and was told he was dairy intolerant.  So removing dairy from his diet improved his skin greatly.

After being tested by Carolyne de Silva, I was found to have a bad intoleerance to both dairy and yeast.  So the process of eliminating these from my diet began, and I was also lacking in Vitamin D.

A course of probiotics and vitamin D tablets were started.

It would appear that having a few months of stress and getting run down, my yeast levels elevated and caused the problems. Over the course of 6 months my hands got back to normal, but testing sitll found my intolerances existed but were getting less and less.

So after just over a year after starting my treatment with Allergy UK, I decided to revert to my 'normal' diet and visited Carolyne in early March 2015.  My intolerances were negliigible.

My hands are now back to normal and I know how to manage my diet (which isn't too difficult) with adhering to it completely.

So with Carolyne's assistance, I am now as good as new!!!

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy where you have the opportunity to discuss emotional and psychological issues in complete confidence. 

Who is it for? 

Anyone can benefit from counselling.  I offer you a safe place to work through whatever you need to talk about and will listen to you without judgement.  I offer one to one counselling with adults and young people for weekly hour-long sessions for as long as you need. 

What can counselling help with? 

Counselling can help with a variety of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, stress, phobias and OCD.  I also work with trauma, PTSD and abuse issues, grief and loss and addictions. 

How I work 

I am trained as an integrative counsellor and work holistically with the mind, soul, emotions and body according to the nature of your difficulty.  I like to work creatively and can offer therapy using music, art and food. 

I specialise in addiction counselling and clients living with disabilities and life limiting illnesses.  Male identity issues in these confusing times are another special interest. 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.  I am also a member of the International Cultic Studies Association and will work with survivors of cults and spirtual abuse. 

To contact me, Chris Soloman, please ring me on 07872 376351 or email me at

I charge £40 per session with concessionary spaces available for those on benefits or a low income. 

I look forward to hearing from you.




Homeopathy is a holistic therapeutic system based on the principle of 'like treats like'.

A substance which causes symptoms when taken in large doses can be used in small amounts to treat similar symptoms. 

Homeopaths use specially prepared remedies, given mainly in liquid or tablet form.  Prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient, according to their specific symptoms.

Homeopathic philosophy is based on a process of looking at the whole person, rather than at a specific condition in isolation.  Looking at mental, physical and emotional symptoms that are present with the specific condition.  Homeopathy is a safe non-toxic holistic medicine.

Homeopathy deals with the whole person not just the part that is considered sick.  Therefore, a case may start in one place and end in another as you gradually improve an individual's health over the course of their treatment. 

For more information see the Society of Homeopaths web site or please give me a ring: - 0772598934



Natural Nutrition


Naturopathic Nutrition is an evidenced based complementary therapy aimed at using natural  whole and where possible organic foods and supplements to support your health. After an in- depth consultation treatments are tailored to your individual needs targeting the cause of your symptoms to support your body to heal itself


Naturopathic Nutrition can support with a range of common health conditions including:

  • digestive issues
  • weight reduction
  • low energy levels and tiredness
  • hormonal imbalances
  • skin problems
  • aches and pains
  • sleep problems
  • low mood
  • blood sugar imbalance
  • food intolerance
  • allergies
  • weakened immunity
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure


Initial consultation - 1.5 hours £55

  • full health assessment
  • review of current diet and lifestyle
  • individual plan to include manageable diet and lifestyle changes
  • on-going email support with recipe/meal plan suggestions

Follow-up consultations  -  45 mins  £30

  • review of initial plan
  • adjustments to the plan based on any test results and your experience

Cheryl Westbury

Registered Nutritional Therapist



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