Maud Berneburg MFHT

Maud Berneburg MFHT > Massage, Reflexology, Reiki

Maud has been working as a professional body worker for over 12 years. Her approach is holistic, aiming to restore a sense of well-being and wholeness.
She trained in dynamic, strain free Massage (Dynamic Bodywork) and in clinical Complementary Therapies in Oncology and Palliative Care. She has since gained much experience in clinical as well as corporate settings. Over the years she has increasingly worked with clients suffering from chronic illness.
Her friendly and positive outlook on life is combined with an understanding that the physical body is part of but never separate from the mind and the soul of the individual being. In that Complementary Therapies can lend a helping hand to the joy of life.

Professional Bodies:

Federation of Holistic Therapists



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Linda Moore

Linda Moore > Ayurveda, Meditation

Although I practice a particular type of meditation, I appreciate all forms of meditation. I am not a religious Guru but someone who has gained amazing benefits from my meditation practice and want others to have the same opportunity.
I offer these teachings to beginners and to masters alike.
Primordial sound Meditation is a mantra based meditation technique that dates back thousands of years and incorporates primordial bija sounds (the first sounds of nature, the earliest sounds of the planet). Deepak Chopra and David Simon MD in 1990s took this ancient practice and with the blessing of shankaracharya (modern day preserver of these ancient teaching in India) updated the technique to be more user friendly.
Each student will receive their specific Mantra calculated from ancient Vedic Mathmatics. A specific sound created for each person – specific to them calculated from their date, time and place of birth. With instruction from a Primordial Sound Instructor you can learn this ancient practice, sharing in the rich history, your primordial sound and how to practice meditation practically into your daily life.

Professional Bodies:

Chopra Centre



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Laura Shakeshaft PG Dip Ayurveda

Laura Shakeshaft PG Dip Ayurveda > Ayurvedic Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Amnanda Process, Amnanda Moksha, Vibromuscular Harmonisation Technique

Laura is an Ayurvedic practitioner and co-founder of Essential Ayurveda Retreats. Since qualifying at University of Middlesex in 2006 she has been helping people using a combination of bodywork, lifestyle guidance, food and herbs.

Health from an Ayurvedic perspective is not merely lack of pain or disease, it’s about learning to live well and Laura’s approach is to help people find this positive state of health for a happier and more creative life.

An important part of this approach is helping people free themselves from the self-limiting patterns that inhibit both physical and emotional well-being. Many of these patterns are linked to traumatic experiences or blocks that have developed and Laura works with these using two powerful Ayurvedic therapies, the Amnanda Process and Amnanda Moksha.

Laura also uses Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Vibromuscular Harmonisation Technique to help address acute and long-standing physical issues such as back pain.

Professional Bodies:



Essential Ayurveda

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John Armitage RCST

John Armitage RCST > Craniosacral Therapy, NLP, Mindfulness

John is the founder of Natural Health and has been a Registered Craniosacral Therapist since 2005. His work is guided by his core training in cranial work and more recently, therapeutic NLP, yet also draws upon further study and training with osteopaths and psychotherapists, and is further influenced by developments in the growing fields of energy medicine and trauma therapies.

His approach recognises that each of us is a complex whole and that we have enormous potential for self-healing. He believes that the job of the therapist is often to get out of the way and enable the client’s inner resources to unfold.

He has a particular interest in body-mind connections and how our tissues appear to hold on to traumatic memory from our past.

Through his clinical work and from personal practice, he has developed and implemented Mindfulness-based exercises, workshops and programmes for individuals, groups and organisations. For more information click here.

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Sarah Frith PGDip

Sarah Frith PGDip > Psychosexual Therapy, Relationship Counselling

Sarah is a Relate-trained counsellor and psychosexual therapist. She works with couples and individuals who are having relationship or sexual problems (sometimes both). She helps people who are struggling to communicate effectively and works with them to help them come to a greater understanding of themselves and each other in order to make the changes that will be most helpful to them and their relationships.

An area of special interest to Sarah is the treatment of sexual addiction. This describes any sexual behaviour which feels out of control and despite trying, the client is unable to stop engaging in, such as compulsive use of pornography. She trained with Paula Hall, one of the UK’s leading experts in the treatment of sexual addiction and offers a comprehensive psychoeducational treatment programmes for individuals struggling with sexually addictive behaviours.

For more information about Sarah’s work, or to make an appointment, you can call her directly on 07818 343833.

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Jane Miller UKCP

Jane Miller UKCP > Psychotherapy & Counselling

Janie is a fully trained and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
She adheres to the strict Codes of Ethics of the UKCP and BACP.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, she specialises in relational and developmental approaches to modern life issues and offers a range of therapeutic approaches, including Transactional Analysis and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

In addition, she has extensive experience in work place counselling as an affiliate and case manager within Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP) and has also worked in higher education, doctors’ surgeries and with a variety of charities.

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Marek Postola MSTAT

Marek Postola MSTAT > Alexander Technique

Marek qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 2013 having completed a full-time three-years course at York Alexander Technique School. He has also been practicing as a community pharmacist since 2000. Unresolved long term postural problems which caused him a lot of discomfort in his pharmacy work, made him interested in the Alexander Technique. Having experienced its unique, holistic approach to posture, he decided to join the teaching course. Marek is also interested in music, having sung in various choirs for several years and playing the guitar. During his Alexander training course he discovered the influence of the whole body co-ordination and balance on the quality and strength of the voice in singing and functionning of the hands in playing intruments.

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Christina Shades-Hayes MA, PGCM, BA (Hons)

Christina Shades-Hayes MA, PGCM, BA (Hons) > Counselling

Chrissy completed a Master’s Degree with the Relate Institute and works with individuals, couples, families and teenagers.

She is passionate about providing a supportive space for people to work through any difficulties they may be facing, and she approaches her work with an empathic and non-judgemental perspective.

There are a whole range of difficulties that bring people to counselling, from a major crisis or traumatic event, to an ongoing issue that a person may be struggling to resolve on their own.
Family and friends are often a great source of support and advice, however, sharing your difficulties with someone who is not emotionally involved in your situation and who is dedicated to actively listening to your individual perspective, can be an empowering experience and can provide the space you need to determine how to move forward positively.

Chrissy has worked with many issues such as, depression, anxiety, self-harm, bereavement, the break-up of a relationship, family relationships and various medical conditions to name but a few!

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