PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS
All our Practitioners are members of recognised professional bodies and are all covered by Medical Malpractice and Public/Products Liability insurance.
Our Acupuncturists are all members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (ATCM) or the Acupuncture Society UK. Members of the Council and the Society must observe a Code of Practice which lays down stringent standards of hygiene and sterilisation for needles and other equipment.
These procedures have been approved by the Department of Health and provide protection against the transmission of infectious diseases. Only pre-sterilised, one-use disposable acupuncture needles are used.
The BAcC maintains common standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times.
Hypnotherapy, NLP, Hypnobirthing, Life Coaching, EFT and CBT
Peggy Guglielmino is an internationally acclaimed Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and trainer, ICF certified Master Coach, AAMET accredited certified advanced EFT practitioner and a certified hypnobirthing practitioner. She studied at the Phil Parker training institute and at the EFT centre. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation, the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP, the Association for NLP and the AAMET International.
Peggy is the founder of the Person-Centred NLP therapeutic approach which offers a brand new way to use NLP in a deep therapeutic context. She has been training students in Person-Centred NLP and Hypnotherapy for a few years with the vision of developing highly skilled therapists. Peggy is the director of the Salus Academy.
Peggy runs a full time practice in Highgate Holistic Clinic where she is also the Managing Director. She has a wide experience in working with a lot of different physical and psychological issues, and her services are highly in demand due to her high success rate.
Peggy works with a wide range of issues such as Chronic Illnesses and pain regulation, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress and anxiety, panic attacks, confidence, insomnia, procrastination, eating and sleeping disorders, smoking, phobias and depression among others. She has a unique, empathic and sensitive approach committed to helping her clients get the life they want.
Website: &lt;a href="http://www.lifetherapycentre.com"&gt;http://www.lifetherapycentre.com&lt;/a&gt;
Availabilities: Wednesday to Friday 12am - 8pm
Fees: £150 per session.
Hypnotherapy, NLP, Hypnobirthing, Life Coaching, EFT and CBT
Katerina is a fully qualified, professional Gestalt counsellor having trained at the prestigious Gestalt Centre in London, and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg MBACP). She works one-to-one with adults in a GP surgery, private practice and universities and has worked extensively with charities including Samaritans and Mind, supporting people struggling with suicidal thoughts and young adults exiting the care system. Having spent more than 10 years in the journalism and creative arts industries also, she understands the cumulative effects of unconventional lifestyles and the vicarious and secondary trauma that can impact professionals exposed to harrowing stories. She works with a very wide range of issues, clinical or not, and is able to discuss these in consultation.
I recognise that the pursuit of counselling can be an overwhelming and stressful experience in confronting your emotions. There is a stigma in society attached to seeking help, and information isn’t easily accessible. There are two things that really matter when you seek out a counsellor or therapist:
1. How comfortable you feel with the therapist and
2. What happens in the therapy
I am a fully qualified, insured and professional counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling &amp; Psychotherapy (one of two main accrediting bodies for counselling). This means that as well as having completed an accredited training course, I adhere to a clear ethical code, which you can find here: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/practitioners.
My style is welcoming and gentle. I use my intuition and instinct to get a sense of what’s happening for you. In our initial consultation together, we will explore what brings you to therapy, what your expectations are and whether we’re a right fit for each other. You are never under any obligation to book further sessions with me if you don’t wish to; My job as a Gestalt counsellor is to help raise your awareness of your coping strategies, your impact on others and to support you in living as true to yourself as possible. I support you in noticing entrenched patterns of thought and behaviour that may be limiting you. I encourage you to unlock your creativity and to take risks and experiment as a way of stepping away from the things that are upsetting you or others.
Gestalt is an effective way of getting to better understand how people view us and how we impact them. Through observing patterns in the therapy room, we can witness in the immediate present how we impact each other, and practise and experiment with ways of behaving and talking in a safely contained, confidential space without any fear of repercussions. Gestalt therapy can at times feel more experimental than other types of talking therapies. Depending on what comes up, we might use props and objects in the room, partake in visualisation exercises, work with dreams, use art, drawing, role-play, music or movement to explore feelings and even place those feelings in different locations in the room. Or we may just simply focus on talking. Where many talking therapies focus on what you say, Gestalt therapy takes into account your use of words, body language, bodily sensations and feelings as well as thoughts and emotions. Sessions can in some moments feel spontaneous, even at times playful; at other times, sessions may feel more reflective with dialogue between us. I respond to you and what you bring. There is a focus on the here-and-now experience where we use what comes up in the moment as a springboard for where the session will go. My intentions are to draw out insights and connections for you to reflect on – however I take the view that you are the expert in your own life and you are never forced to do anything you don’t want to do.
Ultimately, my aim is not to interpret what you do or say or to define who you are but to support you to define yourself and help you make sense of how you do things. I focus on raising your awareness of self and your way of relating, getting to the crux of underlying feelings and the core of who you are and what you want when you remove society’s expectations and messages out of the equation.
Availability: Tuesdays all day, Wednesdays 8.30am-2pm, Fridays 2.30pm - 8.30pm (Skype sessions and other sessions available outside of these hours by arrangements or for those outside of London)
mobile 07980 814645
Twitter/Facebook: @kgcounsellor (KG Counselling Psychotherapy)
Initial consultation: £60
Price per follow up session: £80 (Concessions available for students, retired and those on a low income, with prior agreement) I offer both short-term (6-12 sessions) and long-term counselling, to be discussed in consultation. Sessions to be paid for in cash or cheque at the start of each session. Block bookings of 6 or 12 sessions may be paid in advance via BACs or PayPal at a reduced price after the initial consultation.
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tuina Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tuina BSc (TCM), BM (China), MATCM
Alex Owen started his training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1996 and studied in the UK and China for 9 years. He holds qualifications from UK and China and is a full member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
Since qualifying in 2005 Alex has taught at Middlesex University acupuncture training clinic and in various clinics on the NHS. In 2006 he helped setup the first full-time maternity acupuncture service on the NHS, at Whittington Hospital. This highly successful service was seeing over 150 patients each month and is still running today.
Alex believes very much in tailoring treatments for each patient and accesses the broad array of treatments available from TCM including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina (Chinese massage), cupping, moxibustion and many more.
Alex has a broad knowledge of many health issues but specialise in both male and female fertility, problems during pregnancy and pain conditions. Alex works in clinics across Hertfordshire and at Highgate Holistic Clinic in North London.
Alex is happy to see you if you are struggling with fertility issues and are trying to conceive naturally or following the assisted fertility routes, such as IVF and IUI. During pregnancy acupuncture is a great, drug-free, therapy which can help with anything from morning sickness to back pain, as well as helping to turn breech babies or helping to start labour naturally. Alex has great success with various pain conditions ranging from arthritis and sports injuries to migraines and frozen shoulders.
Mobile 07813 184180
Website: <a href="http://www.kunlun.co.uk">http://www.kunlun.co.uk</a>
Tuesdays from 3pm. Other times available by arrangement
Fees £60 per session
Herbal medicine and Tuina prices vary according to what you require.
Jinal Shah, MBAcC is a fully qualified and experienced Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, and a registered and fully insured member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Jinal specialises in Classical Acupuncture based on the ancient classical tradition of Huang Di Nei Jing(Yellow Emperor's Cannon of Internal Medicine) and uses the philosophies of Five Elements, Stems Branches as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine for diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions.
Having graduated from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM), after completing a four-year full-time course, Jinal has done and continues further studies and training in China as well as around Europe and in the UK. He has run successful busy practices in both North and Central London, and was involved in a project providing complementary and alternative therapies on the NHS. He currently practises in Highgate and Crouch End in North London, as well as being a Lecturer and Examiner at ICOM and senior practitioner in the college's teaching clinic.
Jinal is also trained in and uses a variety of massage techniques including Remedial, Holistic, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Chinese, and Sports massage and combines these with Qi (energy) based bodywork where necessary.
Contact details: 07779 222778
Availabilities: Wednesdays and Thursdays all day. Other times are available by arrangement.
Initial Consultation £75 (1hr)
Follow up £70 (45mins)
All sessions £75 (1hr)
(longer sessions by arrangement)
Lynne Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynne Williams MBAcC
Acupuncture, cupping, tui-na
MSc Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture
Lynne is a licenced acupuncturist, with an MSc in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture and is registered with the British Acupuncture Council. She previously had a 20 year nursing career, specialising in Oncology and Palliative Care.
Lynne initially studied TCM style acupuncture, and is extending her practice to adopt a more classical style of acupuncture, based on the ancient text, Yellow Emperor’s canon (Huang di Nei Jing). Lynne uses a range of techniques, including cupping, moxa and Tui-na, as well as “Qi” techniques.
Her nursing background gives her a deeper understanding of biomedical diagnoses and treatments as well as extensive experience in caring for people with complex and disabling illnesses.
She graduated from London South Bank University and has been studying continually ever since, both in UK, U.S. and China. She currently practices in Holloway and at St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney in a busy neurology clinic.
She teaches Western pathophysiology (biomedicine) for the BSc Acupuncture course at LSBU and research appreciation at the International College of Oriental Medicine. The teaching enriches her clinical practice and vice versa.
She is also trained in aromatherapy, myofascial release and Reiki, which may be integrated into treatments to optimise the therapy.
Mobile: 07873 216681
Availabilities: Fridays 9am to 9pm and Mondays 3pm - 9pm. Other times may be available by arrangement
Initial Consultation (via zoom) + first treatment £85
Follow up £65 (60mins)