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Therapists Muswell Health

photo for web 2 aboutAugusta 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.” Click here for Augusta’s website. 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). Click here for Claire’s website. Claire is available on weekdays and weekends.

Denise Devenish is a person-centred counsellor and registered member of the BACP, running her own private practice. She works with people from all walks of life, but offers a specialist service to those who work in the music and creative industries. This is because she has a background music and recognises a great need for specialist services. Denise is also a spokesperson for Help Musicians UK and works on the healthy touring programme with The British Association of Performing Arts Medicine. She has spoken about mental health and wellbeing in the music industry at the London Jazz Festival, The Roundhose, and the British Institute of Modern Music. Denise has toured professionally as a singer and grew up in a family steeped in the music business. Denise also spent many years as a youth worker and during her training as a counsellor worked in the NHS as part of the IAPT service, a substance misuse centre and a north London secondary school. Denise says ‘It is my belief that going to see a counsellor for support with your mental health should be as normal as going to see a professional when concerned about your physical health. We all have mental health to take care of. Counselling isn’t for those in crisis only, it’s an explorative process, a way of preventing issues from developing further in the future, and something we could all benefit from’. Denise currently has availability on monday mornings and lunchtimes.

John Graham. BSc (Hons) Osteo.Med. John qualified as a registered osteopath in 2003 from the London School of Osteopathy, where he studied clinical and osteopathic medicine. Following his degree he returned to the LSO and assisted with the teaching and examining of undergraduate students in osteopathic evaluation and technique. John has built his experience for over 15 years to refine his expertise in musculoskeletal conditions in all aspects of osteopathy. John enjoys treating patients of all ages with varying problems, from helping an athlete overcome a sports injury or an elderly patient to improve their mobility.
John has a particular interest in trapped nerves, neck pain, back pain and sciatica using a tailored combination of manual therapy techniques from soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques and joint manipulation. He treats his patients with care and formulates individual rehabilitation for a speedier recovery. Adding to his clinical knowledge, John has over 30 years experience working within private hospitals within the clinical pathology field, working in biochemistry, haematology and microbiology. As a registered osteopath, John is bound by the conditions of the General Osteopathic Council which existes to protect the public by regulating the profession and by monitoring standards. Continual professional development ensures John is kept abreast of the latest research and thinking into osteopathic and clinical medicine and regularly attends general medical and orthopaedic workshops. His hobbies and interests include travel, cooking, theatre and cinema. John has a good sense of humour, he is also a graduate of the Comedy School London and enjoys stand up comedy. John is available for treatment evenings and other times on request.

Jessica Sherlock.  Jess Sherlock provides Ayurvedic Nutrition, Lifestyle and Herbal Therapy. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest healing system, which has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Jess has a special interest in treating anxiety, digestion and skin issues. Through a one-to-one consultation she will provide a personal Ayurvedic treatment plan including nutrition, lifestyle and herbs.
Jess trained at the Ayurveda Institute UK with one of the foremost practitioners in Europe, Dr Deepika Rodrigo. She is a member of the Complementary Medical Association. Jessica is available on Friday and Saturday.

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. 

Lucy Nicholson is a chartered clinical psychologist (DClinPsy) and qualified in 2011. Following qualification she worked in an NHS setting for 8 years. She worked in the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for 3 years before moving into a hospital setting and focusing more on Women’s Health, including fertility distress, psychological support with gynaecological issues, and perinatal concerns including support thinking about parenting, birth planning, post-natal depression and birth trauma. Lucy works primarily in a Compassion-Focused Therapy approach but is also happy to work within a cognitive-behavioural framework (CBT). She will discuss suitable approaches with you and work together to tailor a plan to individuals’ needs. Lucy is a member of the British Psychological Society and is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Lucy is available weekdays during school hours.

Mark White. Mark is a psychotherapist (Cert, MA, MBACP) with experience of working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, bereavement and infertility. He is a South Londoner living in North London, has a young family and two cats. Work with Mark can be long term, short term or open ended, exploring whatever you bring, whatever you are going through, person to person in a sensitive and private setting. Mark’s past experience includes working at Mind in Camden, CASA Islington Alcohol Addiction Service and the Camden City Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service (CCIWBS) as well as working as a facilitator for the Donor Conception Network (DCN), a charity that supports families, couples and individuals with the challenges of infertility and donor conception. Mark is available on Thursday. Click here for Mark’s website.

Navdeep Kaur. Navdeep is a final year student, studying a postgraduate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of East London. She will be working with us for a year. She works in an integrative way mainly focussing on Person Centred Therapy which involves building an empathetic relationship and a safe space to work through problems and issues clients are experiencing. “For me person centred counselling provides an opportunity to create a safe space for clients, through establishing a relationship based on respect and empathy. Together we can work through a range of issues”.

Nicola Hughes. Nikki is the life coach and happiness workshop facilitator at Muswell Health. She has an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, has published research on happiness and wellbeing and is a speaker on the subject of happiness in relation to digital technology. Nikki enjoys coaching clients in both professional and personal contexts, to help them achieve greater happiness and success. She offers a space of unconditional positive regard, dedicated attention and collaborative enthusiasm in which clients can explore their ambitions and advance towards them. Whatever the subject matter (career, relationships, health etc.) Nikki will work with clients to help them clarify their wants, identify issues and help them more forward. Click here for Nikki’s website. Nikki is available in the evenings and on weekends

Nina Cattley (BSc, Dip BCNH, mBANT, CNCH) is a qualified Nutritional Therapist. She is fully insured and registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH) and an Associate Member of the Royal Society for Medicine. Nina helps individuals with a range of health conditions and has a special interest in gut related health conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), food sensitivities, weight management and women’s health. Nina practices the evidence-based Functional Medicine approach, identifying imbalances in the body and addressing the root cause of the condition(s) rather than just ‘treating’ the symptoms.

Sal Fulcher. Sal is a warm, insightful, BACP accredited integrative psychotherapist. 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. Her main therapeutic tools are EMDR, Image transformation therapy and person-centered therapies. She uses her insight and psychotherapy tools to help you heal from the past, approach things differently in the present, 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, trauma, addiction, stress, social anxiety, loneliness, self-harm/suicidal ideation and relationship issues. Click here for Sal’s website. Sal is available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Sophie Mercado.  Sophie is a qualified Health Kinesiology and Touch for Health Practitioner. She is a registered member of the Kinesiology Federation and Federation of Holistic Therapists (UK). Kinesiology is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and the understanding that well-being is dependent on the balanced flow of energy through our bodies. Sophie uses Health Kinesiology to balance the body in both mind and body, enabling people to live in optimum health. Sophie first had Health Kinesiology herself over 20 years ago and when faced with any health or wellbeing issues, it is her first port of call. Before training in Touch for Health and Health Kinesiology, Sophie first had a career in Marketing & PR, including work as a Government press officer and as a marketing manager at a Premier League football club. Inspired by the Aristotle quote “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation” she went on to train and work as a primary school teacher for more than 10 years. She always knew she wanted her work to involve helping people and is proud to have helped many children fulfil their potential. Now with Health Kinesiology, she is able to help adults and children achieve their health and wellness potential. Click here for Sophie’s website. “I’m passionate about helping people achieve an improved state of wellbeing. Often people become accustomed to living with aches, pains and emotional stress, believing it is just the way it is. It’s a joy to see the aches and pains or emotional stresses dissipate, leaving a person to live in optimum health, both mentally and physically.” 
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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.

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, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Holistic Swedish Massage & Reiki. 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.

Zoe Platt. I trained as a Craniosacral Therapist with Turning Point Training. After years of working as a Pilates instructor and movement therapist I realised that while working with my clients I could sense, when I used my hands to guide their movements , a different level of subtle movements in their bodies. Having always been a hands on therapist and been fascinated with bodies, I took to the training with ease and continue to learn on a daily basis as I work with the individual. As well as being a Craniosacral Therapist I still have a deep interest in movement disciplines and mentor students of Pilates for an international organisation. I continue to make time for myself to encourage my own health and well being which is vital while working with others. I gravitate towards chi gong which is very helpful as a Craniosacral therapist. I have a keen interest in working with teenagers with stress and anxiety.I am also a mum to 2 children. Zoe is available on an ad-hoc basis.