Our Patients Are At The Heart Of Everything We Do

We are passionate advocates of natural health and its place within healthcare in our modern life.  Our patients and clients are at the very heart of everything we do and this drives us to deliver consistently excellent treatments.  We focus on holism and draw on the expertise of other natural health practitioners within the practice to ensure our patients get the very best treatment they need, be it acupunture, herbal medicine, clinical massage, counselling, physiotherapy, Ayurveda or reflexology.

We have a 100% commitment to sustained excellence in safe and effective clinical practice, and total patient care.  What’s more, we’re all super-friendly, approachable and will always go that extra mile to make sure our patients and clients feel comfortable, relaxed and at home.

Have a look at our team members and let us show you how good natural medicine can be!


Meet The Team!

Samantha Hamilton Stent

Acupuncture  | Chinese Herbal Medicine  | Tui Na Therapy

Practising acupuncture and Chinese medicine is one of the great joys in my life.  I see every day the immediate and lasting effects this traditional medicine has on people’s lives and the difference it can make, in ways big and small.  I have been in clinical practice as an acupuncturist for well over a decade and during that time I have been privileged to have worked with humans at every stage of life, from teeny tiny babies to people enjoying old, old age.  To date my oldest patient has been 98 years and my youngest, just 6 days! I have worked with many patients facing huge health obstacles in my work running the acupuncture service at St Catherine’s hospice; I have worked with people who are fit and healthy and want to stay that way and everyone in between. I love to hear my patients’ stories and help them sometimes at the most vulnerable times of their lives.  It is quite something to be allowed into people’s lives and to be part of their journey, whatever the destination.

I have a strong foundation in the academics of health by virtue of my first degree in health science and have been working in the research and delivery of health and medicine all my career. I toggle between both Eastern and Western medical systems with ease and this fluency enables me to work in partnership with western medical doctors and other Chinese medicine practitioners.   In addition to my clinical work,  I am a lecturer and faculty member at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and teach undergraduate acupuncture students.

I have a busy and fun life outside of the clinic and am mum to two girls.  I enjoy getting out and about in the countryside with my two dogs (an adorable Whippet and gorgeous Omani Wadi Dog) and love writing.

Qualifications 

BScHons Acupuncture (First-Class Honours)

Licentiate in Acupuncture

PG Dip. Gynaecology, Fertility & Obstetric Acupuncture

Dip. HE Oriental Medicine

Dip. HE Tuina (Chinese physical therapy)

Licentiate in Tuina

Prof. Dip Chinese Herbal Medicine

Certified Practitioner of NLP

BScHons Health Science (First-Class Honours)

Memberships

The British Acupuncture Council

The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The Royal Society of Medicine

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

The Acupuncture Fertility Network

Zita West Affiliated Acupuncture Network

Samantha Hamilton-Stent


Netta Murray

Acupuncture  |   Tui Na Therapy

After years of having acupuncture, I could no longer ignore my desire to learn the magic of this traditional medicine.  I trained at the City College of Acupuncture and graduated with first class honours.  I am a sessional lecturer at the college, supporting undergraduate acupuncturists in their learning of this amazing medicine.

I take a holistic approach to my treatments, ensuring they are gentle and nurturing.  I am also a practitioner of Tuina, a remedial body-work therapist, and have a background in nutrition, abdominal-sacral therapy and sports massage.

When I am not working, I am often chasing something – be it my son, my dog or a tennis ball at my local club!

Netta is currenlty on maternity leave.

Qualifications

Licentiate in Acupuncture

Licentiate in Tui Na

Diploma in Sports Massage

Diploma in Abdominal-Sacral Therapy

BA (Hons) Modern Languages

Memberships

The British Acupuncture Council

Institute for Sports and Remedial Massage

Netta Murray

Anne Christensen

Acupuncture  |  Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Having experienced fantastic effects from acupuncture on myself, I decided to study Chinese medicine after a decade-long career as a creative designer and art director in luxury fashion advertising. I graduated as an acupuncturist from the City College of Acupuncture in London where I also occasionally assist in teaching undergraduates.

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, my biggest enjoyment is witnessing a patient’s unique journey of recovery. I have a special interest in gynaecology and women’s health problems as well as hormone related headaches and migraines.  I also have a special interest in holistic facial acupuncture and one of my favourite tools of the trade is the Gua Sha technique because of its amazing effects on improving the complexion – it’s also a great use-at-home strategy for use in between treatments.

I hail from Denmark but have spent the last 12 years in London. Outside of acupuncture I spend most of my time on design, craft and music.

Qualifications

Licentiate in Acupuncture

Memberships

The British Acupuncture Council

Anne Christensen


Katharine Wray

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

I am a professional member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)  FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and I adhere to their code of ethics and working practice.

I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist practising both privately and within the NHS. I gained my Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for psychotherapy in the UK.

Katharine Wray


Nadine Fernandez

Reflexology

I have been practising as a reflexologist for over 20 years, having qualified at the Maureen Burgess School of Reflexology in 1993. During the early years I was delighted to be invited back to the school to be an assistant tutor on the practitioner courses and also gladly used my artistic skills to help create the school’s reflexology foot chart. I continued to return to the school from time to time to share reflexology insights with students. Maureen was an absolute pioneer in spreading the wonders of Reflexology; she is held in the hearts of all she touched in her extraordinary life, and her legacy most certainly lives on. Dearest Maureen.

When living in London in addition to my usual practice it was a great privilege to give Reflexology treatments at the Recovery Centre in Knightsbridge. Here my treatments complemented the work of medical doctors, psychotherapists, and other holistic therapists in helping people, including adolescents on their wellbeing journey.

For a period of three years I gave Refexology treatments at East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, a very special supportive sanctuary.

Working as a Reflexologist for so many years I have worked with a huge variety of people of various ages seeking this beautiful treatment for a myriad of reasons. I continue my professional development by attending courses that enrich and enhance my practice.

Aside from loving my work, I am mother to my gorgeous shape-shifting teenage son. I find drawing to be a form of meditation and painting as a way to celebrate colour. I love walking in nature, the arts and am a big fan of Five-Rhythms dance, a form of meditation through movement.

Nadine Fernandez


Kate Gollow

Clinical Massage Therapy

I am a highly qualified and experienced Clinical Massage Therapist with qualifications from the Jing Institute, ITEC and the London School of Natural Therapies, and am registered with the CNHC and the SMA.  I approach treatments with a ‘whole person’ view to achieve the best results for your physical health and overall wellbeing, offering a hands-on, supportive an enabling path to restoring your body.

My treatments integrate a range of techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy and manual stretching to decrease pain and increase range of movement. Clinical treatments also include tailored self-care advice to help you feel in control of your healing process.

I treat all sorts of long-term pain issues such as RSI, neck & shoulder pain, migraines and sciatica, as well as aiding rehabilitation to restore healthy movement to joints following a primary or secondary injury.
As well as clinical treatments, I also offer Pregnancy and Post-natal, Restorative and Deep Tissue massage.
As a massage therapist my goal is to help you feel better all round – I believe that touch can be a very powerful tool, with huge healing potential for the body and the mind.

QUALIFICATIONS

TBC

MEMBERSHIPS

TBC

Kate Gollow


Claire Paphitis

Ayurveda  |  Reiki

I am a fully qualified Ayurvedic Consultant, Sound Healer and Author. I’m also a Reiki Practitioner in training and hopes to be bringing this additional modality to the treatment room in Spring 2022. As a member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association and Complementary Medical Association, I have helped hundreds of patients overcome a range of issues as IBS, colitis, digestive issues, anxiety, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, painful periods, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause, weight loss and skin conditions using Ayurvedic herbs, nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Ayurveda emphasises balance in all areas of life so I  take an extensive personal and medical history to better understand many aspects of your life including your diet, your professional life and working conditions, relationships, lifestyle and exercise routines. After the consultation a selection of Ayurvedic herbs, tonics or oils will usually be prescribed for you to take home. Shortly afterwards you will receive a personalised plan with lifestyle advice tailored to you, details on how to take the herbs and of course a nutrition sheet of foods to avoid and foods to enjoy as an integral part of your treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS

MMus

BMus, Kings College London

Dip ALN

MEMBERSHIPS

Ayurvedic Professionals Association

Complementary Medical Association

Claire Paphitis


Gemma Pilkington

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Bio coming soon

Gemma Pilkington


Vidya Bellur

Hypnotherapy | Therapeutic Coaching

Bio coming soon

Vidya Bellur


Georgina Smith

Counselling

Georgina is an experienced relationship counsellor, working with individuals, couples and families. She provides a safe, confidential space in which to explore the challenges of relationships, helping to create healthier and happier futures. She has an integrative approach which means she uses interventions from all disciplines – psychodynamic, CBT and humanistic. Her work as a young person’s counsellor means she can work with young people individually or as part of a family setting.

Georgina has a friendly approachable style and works with a wide range of issues including communication issues, conflict, infidelity, separation/divorce, loss, anxiety and depression, sexual difficulties, blended family challenges and past relationship trauma.

BA (Hons)
Post Graduate Diploma Relationship Therapy
Diploma in Adolescent and School counselling
MBACP
Enhanced DBS

Georgina Smith


Martha Nestor

Reception  |   Clinic Assistance

I am currently studying A Levels in French, Sociology and English Literature at 6th form college, and am planning to read French and Linguistics at university in 2022.  I work as a French tutor for children in keystage 3.

Outside of my studies, I enjoy practising yoga, and have been learning this for the past three years. I my spare time I love to spend time with my friends, listen to music and read.

Martha Nestor


Kim Munro

Reception  |   Clinic Assistance

I have had a varied and interested working life;  I worked at Boots the chemist,  then went on to be a beauty consultant for Roc and Revlon cosmetics.

For the last 16 years I have had an enjoyable time working at British Airways;  first as a Customer Service Agent, then latterly as Cabin Crew flying all over the world. I have lots of experience working with diverse range of people including helping passengers with reduced mobility and additional needs.

I love being creative and have been sewing since the age of four!   I am an accomplished artist and particularly love portraiture.  I also really love keeping fit and active and practice yoga, and enjoy cycling, swimming and hiking.  I Recently hiked up Mount Snowdon,  Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike.

Kim Munro