Muswell Health Therapists
Augusta Hull. Gus qualified in Holistic Swedish Massage in 1997 and then went on to qualify in Traditional Thai Yoga Massage in 2004. “I have over 15 years of experience running successful private practice in centres and home visiting. I have also worked in hospices, where I treated people living with HIV and patients with a cancer diagnosis. Through experience I have become incredibly adaptive and nurturing to the needs of my client.
I have developed my techniques and skills as well as my ability to bring my whole attention to the treatments I give to clients, which helps promote their self-awareness and self-healing; helps bring about balance, deep relaxation and rejuvenation as well as helping specific issues.
I have successfully treated many different presenting aches and pains, including painful Achilles; lower backache; pain and tension related to the sciatic nerve, hip area, shoulder and neck. My massage has helped with mobilising areas with restricted movement.
I have also had success helping those who suffer chronic headaches and migraine by incorporating acupressure point work to alleviate symptoms and free up blocked energy flow, which in turn promotes all round well-being.” Gus is available on weekdays and weekends.
Claire Frost. Claire qualified as an Acupuncturist in 2008 from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture. She has worked in private clinics in North London, GP practice and an NHS specialist acupuncture clinic. Claire has completed post-graduate training in the fields of Pregnancy, Infertility and Paediatric acupuncture. Claire treats a wide range of conditions particularly concentrating on Women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, induction of labour, anxiety and depression. She also treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including sciatica, frozen shoulder, neck and back pain. Claire is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. The British Acupuncture Council maintains and oversees the high standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice in acupuncture – www.acupuncture.org.uk – Lic Ac, Bsc (Hons), Ba (Hons), MBAcC (Member of the British Acupuncture Council).
Deborah Levy. Deborah graduated as an Alexander Technique (AT) Teacher in 2014, after a long career managing a busy Social Care service in Central London. She had many AT lessons herself over 20 years ago and never forgot about them as she found them so powerful and useful even though they were so gentle and unobtrusive. Since graduating as an AT teacher she has been running a busy practice giving individual lessons and running groups for all ages, the elderly and new mums. She also works with people suffering and recovering from cancer and has worked with music and drama students. “I love giving AT lessons, the concept is really so simple but the effects can be very powerful and life changing, especially since I am teaching people to empower themselves to reduce pain and stress.” Deborah is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Jackie McCusker. Jackie graduated from the University of Westminster in 2003 with a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy, and has since worked as a nutritional practitioner in both private and GP practices, as well as in a consultative capacity within the wellness and beauty industry. Jackie also works as a clinic tutor at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION).“My interest in nutrition was sparked by my own personal health crisis that was in part the result of some poor dietary and lifestyle choices. In effect, I was letting work pressure take over, wasn’t looking after myself in relation to my diet, exercise and stress management, the net result being ill health! This forced me to re-evaluate my life and fuelled my interest in nutrition and well-being. Having made some changes to my diet, I saw first hand the fundamental effect the food I was eating was having on my health and energy levels. For me, helping someone to optimise their health and well being is my ultimate goal.” Click here for Jackie’s website
Jane D’Arcy. Jane qualified as an Osteopath and Naturopath in 1986, graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jane has an holistic approach to her work offering clients self-help advice, including diet and exercise. Since qualifying, Jane has been working in multidisciplinary and osteopathic group centres in London, Cambridge and Potters Bar. Jane is available on Thursday.
Jessica Sherlock. Several years ago I suffered from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and tried a range of treatments which were unsuccessful. I had previously studied Ayurveda as a student of Buddhism and anthropology of health, and was drawn to Ayurveda as it shares the same roots as Yoga. I stumbled upon Dr Deepika Rodrigo’s highly successful practice in South London. After three months of treatment, I was so relieved to feel well again and this experience inspired me to train to become a practitioner, leaving behind my 15 year long career in the field of environmental sustainability. Some of those I’ve treated would not have tried an alternative health system like Ayurveda and were quite sceptical about the scientific basis for the treatment, however, seeing the benefits first hand they are now converts! Ayurveda is not widely known about in the UK and I’m delighted to be working with Dr Deepika and the Ayurveda Institute UK to grow the practice within London.
Louise Salmon. Louise has been in Homeopathic practice since 1992 and is a registered and insured member of the Society of Homeopaths. Louise works with adults and children, treating a wide range of conditions including acutes, such as seasonal colds, coughs and sore-throats, and long-term health issues such as digestive problems, respiratory and skin problems, ear, eye and dental issues, headaches and back-aches, menstrual and fertility problems, sleep problems and more. Patients very often bring emotional concerns such as anxiety, fears, grief, anger and stress, memory and cognitive issues that they wish to have help with. Louise is classically trained, most often prescribing one remedy at a time.
“I was introduced to homeopathy as a child and appreciate its gentleness and great common sense that the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual are intimately connected. My mindfulness training and practice supports this inclusive nature of homeopathy. It’s a privilege and joy to treat people, journey with them and witness healing at different levels. Healing is reconnection and wholeness. Homeopathy has the capacity to stimulate our psyche, neural, hormonal and immune systems, to respond, re-balance and reconnect on our path towards wholeness”. Louise is available on Thursday.
Martha Egger. R.C.S.T., B.C.S.T. is a qualified nurse and a UK registered Craniosacral Therapist. She has many years of experience caring for people with chronic health problems in hospital and home environments, including working with people in their terminal stages of life. Martha has been in private practise as a Craniosacral Therapist for 10 years and has helped many clients of all ages. The gentle and effective skills used in Craniosacral Therapy may be particularly suitable in pre and post-natal care and for the elderly. She has completed post-graduate Craniosacral Therapy training in working with mothers, babies and children, trauma, stress and chronic fatigue. Her clients especially appreciate the open-hearted space that she creates.
“My passion is it to support you in your healing and recovery process, and to help you re-connect with your true essence.” Martha is available on Wednesdays, other days available on request.
Sal Fulcher. Sal is an integrative BACP registered psychotherapist, using theory and techniques from psychodynamic, CBT, solution focused and person-centered therapies. She offers a confidential space to express what’s really going on for you and collaboratively work through your issues to help you feel better and make changes. She uses her insight and psychotherapy tools to help you approach things differently in the present, heal from the past and build your future. Over the last five years she has helped a variety of clients in both private practice and in organisations with issues including; depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction, stress, social anxiety, loneliness, eating disorders, self-harm and relationship issues. Click here for Sal’s website. Sal is available on Monday and Wednesday.
Steve Dell. Steve is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, having trained at the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training centre in London. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern, optimistic and positive form of therapy which avoids delving into and reinforcing any negative patterns of behaviour and instead helps to build new, mentally-healthy, positive ones – allowing the old ones just to fade away. Steve will help you reduce your levels of anxiety or panic; leave any depressed moods back in the cave where they belong; conquer any phobias or fears; remove a trauma and make it feel like a safe, distant memory; get your weight back under control; stop smoking or just generally help you feel more confident, creative, motivated and happy. As it’s great for changing patterns of behaviour, it’s also ideal for those who feel they are somehow stuck and are unable to move forwards in their life. Steve is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Click here for Steve’s website. Steve is available on an ad-hoc basis, during the week and at weekends. He is also available for early morning sessions before work.
Tanya Spencer. Tanya is a fully qualified professional therapist, with over 15 years’ experience. She has a high level of expertise and practices, amongst other things in: Deep Tissue/Sports/Remedial massage and Hot & Cold Stone massage. Tanya provides personalised treatments for a wide range of medical and health conditions including; Stress, Tension, RSI, Postural problems, Sports injuries, Emotional issues, Post Traumatic Stress, Insomnia, Depression, Migraine, Addiction, Pregnancy, Hormonal Imbalances, Infertility, Immune & Digestive disorders and Bereavement. She often uses a combination of therapies which aim to assist the client by: supporting the immune system, enhancing performance, encouraging healing, aiding relaxation, increasing feelings of well-being and stimulating our bodies own ‘Natural Healing Response’. Tanya is available on an Ad-hoc basis both during the week and at weekends.
Tom Hoyland. Tom has been working full time as a Therapist since 1999, running his private practice, working in the NHS and in the corporate environment. Tom offers Reflexology, Holistic Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Traditional Thai Massage, Reiki and Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology. I am able to help with a wide range of issues; My Reflexology work has included helping clients with sleeping disorders, sinusitis and hay fever, and helping with the menstrual cycle, menopause and pain relief. More recently I have been working, with great success, with clients with sciatic pain. My massage treatments have involved working with client’s specific areas of pain but also includes working on general well-being, maintaining good health, good posture and good flexibility. In all of my treatments I work on an emotional level, helping clients with feelings of stress and anxiety, particularly with Reflexology and Reiki but also in my Massage work. Along side my private practice I have also run monthly clinics in companies, including Selfridges and Readers Digest. From 2007 until 2013 I worked at University College Hospital within the complementary therapy team working on the adult, teenage and children’s wards within cancer care. “When treating I try to bring a non-judgmental, open and safe space for clients, that I hope enables them to open up to treatment, which in turn helps to facilitate positive change.” Click here for Tom’s website. Tom is available on weekdays and weekends.