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

I graduated from the City College of Acupuncture with First Class Honours and have since enjoyed furthering my knowledge of the medicine, with a special focus on women’s health and internal 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.  I feel the blend of acupuncture and body work can have a unique and powerful effect, from musculoskeletal issues to fertility. I have a particular interest in helping women get back on their feet again after childbirth.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my two young sons, dabbling with a paintbrush or swimming in the sea.

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

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 is currently on maternity leave

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, Author and Reiki Practitioner.  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

I am a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist skilled in helping restore health and happiness back into women’s lives. With almost 20 years experience in clinical practise, 16 in pelvic health, I’ve helped countless patients return to their optimum health and wellbeing.

I am empathetic, thoughtful, caring and a dedicated women’s health expert.  My bespoke and holistic approaches to treatment are the key to helping patients to fully understand their condition and reduce any associated pain.

I focus on helping women recover their postpartum health , treating the often embarrassing symptoms of prolapse and incontinence and easing the devastating effects of pelvic and sexual dysfunction or pain.

I have a BSc hons in Physiotherapy and have worked in leading hospitals and physio practices throughout London, Surrey and Kent.  I have completed numerous post graduate courses and qualifications including acupuncture, abdominal visceral manipulation, advanced pelvic floor manual therapy, pelvic pain, ‘birthlight’ pregnancy yoga and the MACP course and placements to name a few.

I have assisted on the renowned Mummy MOT training course and am well respected by my peers. I liaise and work closely with womens health and fitness coaches, specialist and allied healthcare professionals to provide the most effective and efficient recovery for the patient.

Gemma Pilkington

Ineke Nugteren

Functional Medicine Practitioner


Vidya Bellur

Hypnotherapy | Therapeutic Coaching

I love to understand people in a very real way, and that’s the greatest gift I was ever given which I have always wanted to share. It feels a lifetime ago now, but once upon a time, I was consumed by anxiety, stress and depression until I made a decision to embark on my own transformational journey some years back, and began to want to learn and understand certain truths of myself that I was unaware of.

I knew I wanted to help others, but I felt that the best way I was ever going to help others to make changes they wanted to, in a meaningful and lasting way, was to truly understand the mechanics of the ‘change’ by putting myself ‘under the microscope’. I was intrigued by the fact that I had made significant mindset shifts in a short period of time and so I trained up as a NLP Practitioner. That learning experience really has been invaluable in lots of the work that I do with people.

A Linguistics graduate, and having done my MSc in Computation, I’ve always been interested in how we use language to ‘code’ our reality of the world. You could say it was a natural curiosity coupled with my own unique experiences and learnings that lead to my seeking my qualifications in Hypnotherapy, EFT and Mindset Coaching.

I am a work in progress, and as such have continued to enjoy learning, and acquiring an understanding of other modalities and approaches that empower us to handle our human experience, be it Mindfulness, Breathwork, EMDR and Somatics. I am inspired to bring all my learnings together with a view to being client centred and focussing on the needs of those that require my services.

Vidya Bellur


Georgina Smith

Counselling

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

I am well-known for my friendly approachable style and work 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


Ineke Nugteren

Functional Wellness Practitioner

I am passionate about promoting health through lifestyle changes and helping people to feel better and live their lives to their full potential. I have spent my entire career working in the health industry; I am a fully qualified Nurse with further studies in Travel and Migrant Health and more recently completion of Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. As a nurse I have worked in intensive care, general practice, respiratory and travel health, health promotion as well as volunteer work in Africa. During the pandemic, I was part of the COVID Track and Trace team.

I am the founder of Nourish – Grow, Cook, EnjoyTM a healthy snack company which has won many awards for innovation and taste. Nourish was borne out of my desire to promote healthy eating, sustainability, and natural, organic eating. I am passionate about what we eat and spend almost every spare hour focusing on health-nutrition and devising new recipes.

I have a busy and enjoyable life outside of the clinic and am blessed to be a mum to a girl and two boys. I love getting outdoors in the fresh air and going for a walk in the countryside, or by the seashore, and have a deep interest in music and even taught it back in the day!

Ineke Nugteren


Ali Ketley

Reception  |   Clinic Assistance

I am mum to two children and outside of work I have a busy, active life!

Ali Ketley


Jo Leatham

Reception  |   Clinic Assistance

I have had a varied and interesting working life having worked in a number of different and varied roles from Virgin Atlantic cabin crew to clothing retail, from Press and PR through to chair of the PTA.  As a mother of three boys, there isn’t much spare time but my passions include sailing, swimming, walking, and coaching the under-9’s football team!

Lo Leatham