Therapists Muswell Health
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). Click here for Claire’s website. Claire is available on an ad hoc basis.
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. Jane prides herself on giving clients long treatment time and offers up to one hour on first and follow up appointments. Since qualifying, Jane has been working in multidisciplinary and osteopathic group centres in London, Cambridge and Potters Bar. Jane is available on Thursday.
Jenny Southall. Jenny is a UKCP-registered psychotherapist and BACP associate counsellor with 15 years of experience. She has worked with groups, young people and adults within private practice and public organisations including the BBC, the NHS, primary and secondary schools and the Employment industry. She has experience of working with people from 11+ up to 80-years-old from many different cultures.
“My specialisms lie in working with issues related to young people and adolescents (eating disorders, self-harm, low self-esteem, bereavement, family breakdown), employment (including stress, illness, PTSD, long periods of unemployment), trauma, depression (including post-natal) and anxiety management, relationship issues and confidence building.
My first training is in Transactional Analysis (TA) psychotherapy, a method of understanding what happens between and within people, which helps us to change patterns of interaction that interfere with achieving life aspirations. Overall, the approach aims to facilitate healing by learning to recognize and change old, self-limiting patterns.
I also draw on other styles of psychotherapy to find collaborative ways of working that suits each individual client. It really depends on what you are coming to therapy for – you may have specific goals in mind and a desire for structure or be looking to explore and understand yourself and relationships with others better. I may also use a variety of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, positive visualisation, relaxation exercises, and some practical exercises which can enhance the therapy process between sessions. Click here for Jenny’s website. Jenny is available during the day and on Thursday evenings.
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.
Nicola Hughes. Nikki is an Integrative Positive Psychology Life Coach. She has an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) and has worked with a variety of clients in both professional and personal contexts.
Nikki draws on a combination of positive psychology research and various coaching techniques, including person-centred, solution-focussed and narrative coaching, to help her clients develop and achieve. She offers a space of unconditional positive regard, dedicated attention and collaborative enthusiasm in which clients can explore their ambitions and advance towards them.
Client goals may be around career, relationships, health, lifestyle, creative output or any other desired change or ambition. Whatever the subject matter, Nikki will help clients clarify their wants and resolve issues that might be standing in their way, before identifying actions that move them closer to their goals. A loving challenger, she will listen for unconscious blocks, contradictions or patterns and bring these to the client’s awareness, so that they might be overcome.
The frequently noticed benefits of coaching include improved performance, higher levels of achievement, completion of goals, mental clarity, increased self-awareness, increased motivation and a sense of calm or ‘taking control’ of one’s life. Click here for Nikki’s website. Nikki is available in the evenings on an ad hoc basis.
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 3.30pm-9.30pm and Friday daytime 9.00am-3.00pm.
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, Holistic Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Traditional Thai Massage, Reiki and Reflexology during Pregnancy. 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.