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Therapists Muswell Health

Anna Foakes is a Holistic Life Coach. In my professional work I have supported clients from a wide range of backgrounds through a wide variety of life situations and growth opportunities.  Life Coaching is not simply about dealing with problems and issues.  While it can include an element of this, it frequently goes further to encompass proactive development, growth and change. Previous clients have worked with me in relation to health, relationships, career progression and life changes, in addition to those who simply recognise that a deeper understanding of themselves, their world and how they think and feel within it will enhance their experinece in all aspects of life. Outside of work, I am  a lover of nature, human beings, kindess and life.  I am a strong advocate for taking care of our health and wellbeing, making time for ourselves and enjoying all this world has to offer. I am a Certified Clarity Coach (Jamie Smart Academy), a registered BACP Counsellor (Masters) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Diploma) Practitioner.  Anna offers a free 30-minute initial coaching conversation (online, phone) and is available Wednesday, Friday and some evenings.

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.” Gus is available on weekdays and weekends.

Carlo Volpi. Carlo is a fully qualified Sound Therapist that has trained with several organisations and sound healers across the country. In his practice he uses a mindfulness based technique to explore how some past situations might still be affecting your body and mind in the present moment and through therapeutic sound we try and shift how you feel about these issues. Sound is a very effective medium to induce deep altered states of consciousness (ASC): in these states, you may have the chance to experience yourself beyond your conscious, analytical mind. One could say that you may see yourself from a ‘higher perspective’ and as a result the way you feel about a certain issue, or a certain situation might be different after a treatment. When this happens, even if temporarily, you start breaking up old behavioural patterns and you are slowly retraining your brain to have a different response to past traumas.”

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). Claire is available on weekdays and weekends.

Juliette Martin. Juliette is a registered Nutritional Therapist dip CNM, mBANT, CNHC. She is passionate about personalised nutrition and its positive effects on both your mental and physical health. Her main areas of interest are digestive complaints, stress management, low energy, poor sleep, brain fog, hormonal and skin health as well as inflammatory conditions.

Ten people in a room could be presenting with the exact same symptoms but have a completely different root cause which is why each session needs to be highly personalised.  Instead of simply masking symptoms, nutritional therapy empowers you with the knowledge and understanding of the drivers and underlying imbalances. Juliette’s approach is dynamic, supportive and scientifically-backed. After carrying out a thorough case history, she will provide bespoke food and supplement recommendations. Private testing will occasionally be required in order to assess and identify the underlying imbalances. She is a big believer in the four pillars of good health – balanced nutrition, relaxation and emotional health, sleep and movement – and will often give you lifestyle recommendations to complement nutritional advice. Juliette offers an initial free 15 minute consultation.

Kieran Howse. Kieran developed an interest Chinese medicine through the study of karate and Eastern philosophy. He completed a 5 year (BSc Hons) degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Middlesex University, including a 6 month placement in Beijing. Kieran has been practising professionally since 2008, including 4 years specialising in fertility at the Zhai Clinic on Harley Street. He is registered with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM). In addition to fertility, Kieran also offers treatment for a range of conditions, including headache and migraine, digestive disorders, skin problems, and pain relief.

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 Thursdays.

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.

Luisella Lombardini is a UK qualified Nutritional Therapist DIP BCNH, mBANT, CNCH and Biomagnetic Pair Practitioner.  Luisella works with inflammatory, chronic, viral, bacterial and fungal conditions and emotional issues. Her areas of specialism are hypertension, candida, detoxification, headaches and migraines, food intolerances and any other conditions that have not responded to conventional medicine.  When the information of a conflict or trauma enters our system, with or without awareness, it can cause imbalances in the body and create physical problems.  Luisella has also been working with nutritional supplements for over 5 years. Supplements with be assessed for compatability with muscle testing. With Biomagnetic Pair Therapy, Nutritional Therapy and her own intuition, Luisella indentifies and addresses the root causes of the condition, promoting healing.  Food intolerances scan (with muscle testing) and reversal: available on request. Luisella is available weekdays and weekends upon request.

Magdalena Adamczyk. Following successful completion of her first degree in Teaching in 2009, Magdalena’s thirst for growth led her to take on a Master’s degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in the UK. For the last seven years Magdalena has been providing short-term psychotherapeutic counselling in NHS settings; long-term, open- ended contracts to private clients and in parallel has also worked in a clinical role in the acute mental health care sector. She works with people from a variety of socio-political, cultural, economic and linguistic backgrounds who present a wide range of issues. Magdalena prides herself on building trusting relationships with her clients and creating a place of safety from where deeper issues can be processed and resolved. Magdalena has a calm, sensitive approach and a lovely curious manner. Her particular interest is in working with individual adults who are facing relationship issues; anxiety and depression; bereavement and loss; processing traumatic experiences; existential dilemmas, such as finding a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction in life. Magdalena offers a free 30-minute consultation and is available for appointments upon request.

Mark White. Mark is a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist (AdDip, MA, UKCP accredited, BACP registered) with experience of working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, bereavement and infertility. Work with Mark can be long term, short term or open ended, exploring whatever you are going through, in a sensitive and private setting. Mark’s research dissertation was on the benefit of humour in therapy. While therapy can be no laughing matter, sensitive, appropriate and playful humour may also be beneficial to therapeutic work. 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 Thursdays and some evenings.

Naomi Selwyn.  As a Humanistic Integrataive Counsellor, my focus is to place the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent for change. I aim to be empathic, respectful and non-judgemental and through this stance make clients feel safe, supported and able to explore their issues openly.  I work with adults and young people (18 and over) experiencing a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, eating disorders, grief, self-harm, bullying, low mood, infertility issues and loneliness.  I have worked at various settings such as GP practices, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Mind and Hampstead Counselling Service and am now in private practice. Naomi offers a free 20-minute online session and is available for face-to-face sessions on Fridays.

Dr Ronan McSorley  is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He has extensive experience in NHS settings and has helped people with a wide range of difficulties including: sadness, worry, obsessive thoughts, extreme mood swings, unusual experiences and hearing voices. Sometimes people come to see Dr McSorley for reasons that are difficult to put into words but involve deep existential themes they need to explore. He is sensitive to issues affecting people who come from oppressed groups and welcomes those from the LGBTQ+ community. Dr McSorley takes a non-diagnostic and trauma-informed approach to therapy. He has a particular interest in how economic, social and environmental factors shape emotional wellbeing. Dr McSorley offers both short-term and long-term therapy and is available for appointments on request.

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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. Steve is available on an ad-hoc basis, during the week and at weekends. He is also available for early morning sessions before work.

Thrine Sofie Goes. At the root of my practice is the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to feel at ease and to live a fulfilling life, whatever that looks like to them. I am a compassionate and warm integrative psychotherapist (MBACP), using CBT, person-centred therapy and attachment therapy as my main approaches. I offer people a time that is dedicated just for them, where reflections can be made in a non-judgemental space, whilst promoting new perspectives for making everyday life more manageable. My experience lies in working with family and relationship conflict, trauma, substance misuse, work related stress and young people. Apart from my private practice, I also work for MIND in Barnet’s bereavement counselling service. I offer both short and long term psychotherapy during day and evening times. Thrine Sofie is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Tom Hoyland has been a full time Therapist since 1999, running private practice, working in the NHS within cancer care, and in the corporate environment. “I first trained as a Reflexologist, helping clients with, amongst other things, sleep disorders, sinusitis, and hay fever, the menstrual cycle, menopause, endometriosis, and digestive problems. My Massage treatments involve working on clients’ specific areas of pain, but also includes supporting well-being, maintaining good health, good posture, and good flexibility. More recently I have been studying Fascia and Myofascial Release, which brings a more subtle and gentle way of working with the body, where clients are experiencing chronic or acute pain. I believe trauma, stress, and anxiety are all stored in the body, and that this physical tension, pain and discomfort have an impact on our emotional well-being. Bodywork helps release this physical and emotional tension, allowing us to be freer and more fluid in our bodies, our mind, and our emotional state”. Tom has been training with the Mei Quan academy of Tai Chi since 2017 and is a regular meditator with an interest in Buddhist practice. “My physical training and meditation practice, bring together the principle that integration of body, mind and soul are an important part of full and holistic health”. Tom is available on weekdays and evenings.

Tony Dallas. Tony has worked within communities for over 40 years. He is the founder and CEO of the children’s charity Success Club working in schools with children, parents and teachers and has been practising mindfulness for the past eight years. He is a qualified Paws B mindfulness in schools’ practitioner and is a fully licensed Mindfulness Now teacher. He passionately believes that mindfulness can change landscapes within society. Tony Says “I am insightful, persistent, challenging and I listen carefully to others to help bring about change in individuals and society. Over my many years of helping people I consistently see that when people discover an ability within them be it to sing, write a poem, express their feelings in a way that touches others this ignites a spark of hope that their lives can be different, that they can realize their potential. I get people to feel they can do better than they’re already doing.’ Tony is also a storyteller and poet and believes in the power of the story. “The greatest story you will ever tell, is the one you tell about yourself.” Anon.

Zena Hitchin.  Zena is an intuitive healer, passionate about helping her clients to enjoy their natural state of happiness, health and wellbeing. She was drawn to the spiritual dimension from a young age, questioning life and searching for a deeper reality but it was her awakening in the Mexican rainforest in 2004 that was truly life-changing. This insight into the nature of reality inspired Zena to begin her journey as an artist and intuitive healer. Zena has had particular success in treating stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, low energy levels, trauma, depression and relationship difficulties. In 2007, Zena met her spiritual teacher, Amma ‘the hugging saint’ (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi) who has become her constant guiding light and source of inspiration. Zena’s offerings include 1-1 sessions distance healing online, events, groups and retreats. Zena is available online only. Appointments upon request.

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 for appointments upon request.

We continue to have a number of infection control measures in place, for the safety of our clients and therapists.

This includes:  Handwashing protocols for therapists and clients, with instructions at hand washing sinks. Hand sanitiser in all therapy rooms, and the reception area, along with anti-bacterial spray for cleaning between each client. Opening windows to air treatment rooms for at least 10 minutes between each client.

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