23rd October 2017 

Our Practitioners



Practitioners. Adam_Leighton_001

Adam Leighton MBAcC DipAC BSc (Hons) TCM: Acupuncture
Acupuncture Cupping Tai Chi and Traditional Chinese Medicine


In 1998 Adam graduated from Westminster University with a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture.

Since 1998 he has completed a number of post graduate courses with the likes of Zita West, Jani White, Ilkay Chirali, Dr Stephen Gascoigne, Michael Dooley, David Mayor, Giovanni Maciocia, Tony Brewer and more. These courses covered a variety of topics including cupping, fertility, gynaecological conditions, obstetrics (treating during and after pregnancy), electro-acupuncture, Back pain, TCM diagnosis and how the interaction of pharmaceutical drugs may affect TCM diagnosis.

He has over 25 years experience with Tai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung (passive martial arts) and in keeping with traditional chinese practice may include certain exercises or breathing techniques to aid recovery. Adam also now offers Chi Kung/Tai Chi classes on a Wednesday evening in Radlett which started in May 2016. Treatment may also incorporate TCM dietary advice, therapeutic massage (utilising Chinese meridian theory and contemporary teachings), cupping, moxibustion and electro-acupuncture.

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) have regular news bulletins, an array of important information relating to current and historic research, background information about membership of the BAcC and more which can be viewed at www.acupuncture.org.uk.

For additional information about research in these areas you can also visit the Journal of Chinese Medicine: click here.

For specific research and abstract articles focusing on fertility and associated issues please visit Dr Magarelli and Diane Cridennda’s website in the USA, eastwindsacupuncture.com.

Adam has a particular interest in gynaecological problems, fertility issues (male and female), obstetrics such as labour induction, general muscular-skeletal problems including sciatica, frozen shoulder and disc problems. Additionally, patients present with a wide range of complaints including insomnia, stress, migraines, asthma, IBS, ME, CFS, MS, Parkinsons, Bells Palsy and much more. Over the last few years Adam has been seeing more teenagers [and younger] in clinic for a variety of issues and has had referrals from a pediatrician with teenagers diagnosed with IBS. These younger patients have benefited from a reduction or cessation in their symptoms. Please feel free to call Adam should you wish to discuss a particular condition as he is happy to advise as to whether he can help and if not, who else at the clinic may be appropriate.

Adam's treatment is covered by a variety of private medical insurance companies including WPA, Aviva, HSA, Pru Health and now in 2016 BUPA and AXA PPP are now covering classical acupuncture. If you want to try and claim your treatment cost back from your health insurer please do discuss this with Adam prior to your first appointment.

What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter.

Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet.

Lao Tzu
The Tao Te Ching



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Practitioners. Mauriceleane03

Maurice Leane BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS SRCh
Chiropody and Podiatry


Maurice is a State Registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist with considerable experience in both NHS and Private Practice chiropody treatment. After graduating from the University of Westminster in 1996 Maurice worked for Camden and Islington Health Authority, gaining a wide range of knowledge in a challenging inner city environment. He used this experience to later enter into private practice in the Barnet area where he has practised since 1998.

Clinic visits cost 29.00 and home visits from 32.00.
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Practitioners. Lee Crocker 2008

Lee Crocker BSc (Chiro)
Chiropractic


Lee graduated as a Chiropractor from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, Abingdon, where he received a degree in Human Chiropractic. He is a member of the United Chiropractic Association (UCA) and registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).

Lee Crocker is an active sportsman. He has run the Edinburgh and Paris marathons, raising money for CLIC Sargent. He has a keen interest in the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries.

Lee Crocker takes a holistic approach to his patients' treatment, where he will try to treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Lee uses a variety of Chiropractic adjustments and massage techniques to achieve this.

GCC Reg: 02191
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Practitioners. Jacquie_Lloyd_001

Jacquie Lloyd
NLP Master Practitioner Counselling Reiki Master Practitioner


As a professional musician, people and communication have always been important to Jacquie. She is also a counsellor and Reiki Master as well as an NLP Master Practitioner.

Jacquie can offer you a facilitative, non-judgmental and supportive environment to enable you to see, hear and feel the difference that makes the difference.

NLP is an evolving subject that continually opens doors to further learning.

Being flexible will give you the best chance of achieving what you want in your personal and professional life.

"If you believe you can’t, you won’t.
If you believe you can, you will."


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Practitioners. Christine_Guerrier_001

Christine Guerrier APNT BSc (Hons) Ost
Osteopathy


Christine is a fully qualified Osteopath having completed a 5 year degree programme at the College of Osteopaths in London where she is a part-time clinic tutor.

She is a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council, a member of the British Osteopathic Association and London Osteopathic Society.

Christine also holds a diploma in Sports Injuries and regularly attends post-graduate courses focused on all aspects of osteopathic care.

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Practitioners. Gill Abrahams 2

Gill Abrahams MBACP (Accred)
UKRC Reg Ind Counsellor

Psychodynamic Counselling


Gill is a BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor, possessing fifteen years counselling experience, working with a wide range of Clients. This includes working in private practice, with Students, Trainee Counsellors, and referrals from both G.P’s and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s). She has also worked as a Counsellor for Boots helping employees deal with both personal and professional issues, and supporting them to deal with traumatic incidents in the workplace.

Gill works with clients on both a short term and long term basis.

Why do we need counselling?
During our lives we often experience times when we feel unable to cope, feel unheard, and/or stressed. Counselling offers an opportunity to express unspoken feelings and concerns which may be difficult to vocalise. Counselling sessions provide a confidential, safe, and supportive space to explore feelings, past issues and how to make changes; and to feel heard without judgement.

Gill helps clients with a wide range of issues including:
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • depression
  • employment/work related issues
  • health issues
  • loss
  • low self-esteem
  • panic attacks
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-harm
  • stress
  • transitions
  • trauma

Further information can be found at www.hear2help.net.

As an Accredited Counsellor, Gill is bound by BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure in force. Further information regarding this and counselling related matters can be found at: www.bacp.co.uk.

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Practitioners. Marina_Townsley_001

Marina Townsley MBANT NTCC CNHC ANP AMH
Naturopathy (ND) Nutritional Therapy (dip CNM) Herbal Medicine (Western Ayurvedic and TCM Herbs dip CNM)


Marina is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist who trained at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London for 5 years. Originally from Russia, she brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional and folk medicine of that country where natural medicine and home-made remedies are not viewed as alternative but rather integrated alongside the orthodox medical approach.

As a Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist, Marina has a passion for educating others about making healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging them to enjoy their food while helping to prevent nutritional imbalances which may lead to escalating health problems. She believes in being proactive in preventing such problems before they turn into illnesses.

Marina is trained in three systems of Herbal Medicine. Her patients can benefit from evidence based Western herbalism and ancient traditions of India and China, which offer unique energetic approaches to health. She can prescribe herbs and medicinal plants from three continents, and relishes a challenge of addressing chronic long-term conditions. As a Naturopath she focuses on the person as a whole, taking account of not just physical but also mental and emotional well-being.

If you book a consultation with Marina, you can expect the following:
  • To have a thorough assessment of your life patterns and daily routine
  • To receive an individualised dietary advice based on your medical and family history, current state of health and lifestyle
  • To address any health issues you may have through the dietary recommendations specific for you and to correct your nutritional status if it is out of balance
  • To be guided on natural detoxification, ways to support digestion and absorption, and the avoidance of environmental pollutants or allergens
  • To be advised in regard to the appropriate use of dietary supplements, vitamins and minerals as well as medicinal herbs
  • To be referred to further tests either through your GP or privately
  • To be recommended Bach Flower Essences to restore emotional well-being

The areas of special interest include women’s hormonal and gynaecological problems, cholesterol reduction by natural means, children’s ailments, diabetes type II prevention, improving energy levels and finding herbal alternatives to antidepressant medication.

Marina also writes for the Health & Beauty column of Sublime e-magazine.

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Practitioners. Karen Hallowell

Karen Hallowell BA (Hons) MCSP
Chartered Physiotherapist and Registered with Health and Care Professions Council

Member of Physio First
Member of The Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Association of Physiotherapists


Karen trained at the Queen Elizabeth School of Physiotherapy in Birmingham and has more than 30 years' experience in both the NHS and private sectors.

Karen worked as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS, specialising in orthopaedics and women’s health issues. For the past ten years, Karen’s career has included working in a private hospital, health clinic, nursing home as well as visiting people in their own homes when necessary.

Karen has a busy and active lifestyle which includes looking after four children as well as two dogs. She enjoys walking and enjoys activity filled holidays, and she is keen to make sure that treatments and any advice are tailored to an individual’s needs and requirements.

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Practitioners. Dee Cowan

Dee Cowan Adv.Dip MBACP
Integrative Counselling


Dee is an Integrative counsellor whose previous experience includes providing counselling services within local GP surgeries and two national charities. Her specialist interests are: depression (including severe and post natal), anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, work related issues, life transitions, historical abuse, childhood issues, parenting concerns, early menopause/menopause, low confidence and self-esteem and stress reduction through mindfulness.

Dee completed a Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) in 1998 and an Advanced Diploma (Post Graduate Level) in Integrative Humanistic Counselling in 2012. She is a Registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abides by their Code of Ethics

"I aim to support you on your journey of self-discovery, always respecting your pace of change and your individual needs. I believe that we have the answers within us, but that we may need a helping hand occasionally to be able to discover those answers.”

www.deecounselling.com

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Practitioners. Georgina Hibbert

Dr Georgina Hibbert
Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist


Dr Georgina Hibbert is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS and private settings for the last fifteen years. Since qualifying in 2005, she has specialised in working with children and adolescents from birth to 18 years old. She works with a variety of psychological models including CBT, DDP and more systemic approaches. She is qualified to work with a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic and phobias. She works with older children around 'adolescent' issues and has an interest in working with children who have suffered childhood trauma. Georgina, in line with NICE guidelines carries out assessments for autism which may often involve a cognitive assessment to gain a better understanding of academic ability including strengths and weaknesses.

Georgina has undertaken numerous training courses since qualifying and is able to tailor her approach to suit the needs of the child or young person. The length of therapy varies depending on the level of complexity and the approach used. A 90 minute assessment including a full developmental history will always been carried out in the first session.

Even when working with children individually, Georgina will always bring the parent or carer into the sessions at times. She believes that difficulties are never the fault of one individual but more of response to a wider context including relationships.

Georgina is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Professionals' Council (HCPC). She is also accredited by various private health insurance companies and registered with ACHIPP and the Counselling Directory.

Georgina offers a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss the difficulties and ways in which she may be able to help your child and your family.

Please visit www.georginahibbert.com for more information

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