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.
Carlo Volpi. Carlo is a fully qualified sound therapist and currently undertaking extra training with the British Academy of Sound Therapy, learning their method that was developed over 20 years of research into music psychology, neuroscience and ethnomusicology. A mindfulness based technique is used 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. “There are so many benefits to health and wellbeing that can be achieved through therapeutic sound and music.”
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 digestive health related 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. Nina is available on weekdays and ad hoc on Saturdays.
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. 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.” Tom is available on weekdays.
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. Tony is currently running 8 week mindfulness now programme online.
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.