Andrew Wilson-Smith, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath, ND, DO
After qualifying at the British College of Osteopathy & Naturopathy in London in 1989, Andrew stayed on and lectured on osteopathic technique. He entered full-time practice at the Haslemere Clinic in 1990 and completed post graduate studies in lower leg biomechanics and podiatry thereafter. Andrew became a partner in 1996 and in 2006 became the sole owner.
One of our most experienced osteopaths, he has a particular interest in sports injuries, focussing on the hip and knee, and in gait assessment – he has been prescribing prescription orthotics for 15 years, working closely with Langer Biomechanics during this period as manufacturers of orthotic devices. See our Orthotics page for more information. He’s a keen sportsman himself, playing tennis, village cricket and golf on a regular basis.
Martin Coleman, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath ND, DO, DPO
Martin has been working in healthcare since leaving school. He studied for a combined nursing degree with psychology and then worked in cardiac and general intensive care units over 10 years. He also found time to study for an occupational nursing certificate and has worked in industry as an occupational health nurse advisor, wherefrom he derived an interest in health and safety issues, particularly working to prevent the musculo-skeletal injuries that result from occupational activity. He then retrained as an osteopath, qualifying with an honours degree in osteopathic medicine and a Naturopathic diploma.
Martin has a hands on approach to health care. He describes himself as a holistic practitioner who looks after the physical and psychological aspects of a patient’s health. He very much views one of the osteopath’s roles as inspiring individuals to look after themselves in a therapeutic relationship between the osteopath and the patient. He has completed the Paediatric Diploma in Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children. He now offeres specialist paediatric care with structural and cranial approaches.
Martin is married with two children and actively supports them in their 101 activities including stints at the ice rink and refereeing his son’s football team. He keeps fit by playing tennis and running. In 2008 he ran the London marathon and raised £1,600 for muscular dystrophy research. He is also a keen long distance walker and is keen on rugby and football, supporting London Irish and Tottenham Hotspur. He tries to be nice to Arsenal fans when they venture into the practice . . . !
Beth Forrest, Registered Osteopath BAppSc (Clinical), BOsteoSc, MSc (Paeds Osteo)
Beth graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia in 1998 with degrees in osteopathic and clinical sciences and has just completed a masters in Paediatric osteopathy
Prior to moving to the UK Beth practiced in Australia and New Zealand where she managed a large multidisciplinary practice and represented her colleagues on the registering council. Whilst living and practicing in New Zealand Beth studied for a post-graduate diploma, further upgrading her knowledge in current management of musculoskeletal conditions and pain.
Beth now has 12 years of clinical experience and enjoys treating patients of all ages with a wide range of complaints including acute and chronic back pain, work-related injuries or complications of poor posture, sports injuries, headaches, migraines and digestive disturbances. She has a masters degree in paediatric osteopathy, which involves clinical practice at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London and further study in cranial osteopathy. Beth lives locally and enjoys yoga and salsa dancing. Once her studies finish she plans to revisit learning to speak Spanish. Read more on our Osteopathy for Children page.
Tatiana Wiles, Registered Osteopath, BSc (Hons) Ost Med, ND
Tatiana graduated in 2003 from the BCNO in London with diplomas in osteopathy and naturopathy. Prior to 2003 she worked as a physiotherapist in Slovakia. She has furthered her postgraduate studies by attending a course in acupuncture and learning from some of the UK’s best classical osteopaths to improve her technique and skills in general body adjustment. Her treatment aims to align the spine to restore the health and balance of the body. Her technique is extremely effective yet gentle enough to be suitable for the elderly or very young babies.
Common conditions treated include migraines, period problems, fertility issues, IBS, asthma, eczema, joint pains and neck and back problems.
Tatiana is married with two young children.
Peter Black, Registered Osteopath, BSc (Hons) Ost
Peter came to osteopathy in his mid thirties after a career in the police. He graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a first class honours degree in 2004. Since then he has been treating patients at Haslemere and in his clinic at home in Buriton, near Petersfield.
He has gained a wealth of experience from treating a wide range of patients of all ages, from athletes and sports players to office workers. He has a keen interest in acupuncture and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. When appropriate he can incorporate acupuncture into the osteopathic treatment, which can provide very effective pain relief. Read more on our Acupuncture page.
When not working he spends time with his wife and three young children. His sporting interests include mountain biking, swimming and skiing. He also sings with the Southampton Philharmonic Choir.
Jeremy Feilder,Registered Osteopath
Jeremy obtained a degree in Comparative Physiology at Queen Mary College, London University in 1978 and subsequently worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer in the NHS and later within the pharmaceutical industry. Becoming disillusioned with the drug industry and seeking a ‘hands on’ therapeutic role within healthcare he trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 1988 and setting up the East Finchley Osteopathic Practice in north London where he worked as Principal until selling the practice 2014. During that time he also lectured at BCOM in Osteopathic technique and latterly served for five years as an external examiner. Jeremy employs a wide range of osteopathic techniques, uses trigger-point acupuncture when appropriate and also provides nutritional advice. His approach is patient-centred with the aim of providing patients with the tools they need to get better faster and stay better longer.
Jeremy recently moved to Haslemere following his marriage to Lesley, who has been a patient at the Haslemere Clinic over a number of years. Away from work he enjoys hiking, attempting to maintain fitness in the gym, reading, cinema, and has recently become a fly-fishing enthusiast.
Lyndsy Mills, Registered Osteopath
Lyndsy graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2009. Prior to this she trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance and worked as a professional dancer in London for ten years, including a number of TV, film and music video credits.
Due to her background in dance and movement, Lyndsy has a keen interest in rehabilitation and is a certified Pilates instructor from the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute and Polestar Pilates, both in matwork and studio equipment. Lyndsy also has further post graduate training in western medical acupuncture and a diploma in sports massage along with a PGCert in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Queen Mary University in London. Modules studied included podiatry and biomechanics, sports injury assessment and treatment.
Lyndsy has had more than 8 years of experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints in various settings from GP surgeries, Pilates studios, ballet schools, private physiotherapy/osteopathy clinics and multidisciplinary practices across London and the South East. Lyndsy enjoys seeing patients from all walks of life and believes in treating the whole person instead of just the diagnosis.
Lyndsy works with her patients to find the underlying cause of the problem and helps her patients to understand this to avoid reoccurring episodes and chonicity. Lyndsy uses a variety of osteopathic techniques that include safe joint mobilisation and manipulation, soft tissue and fascial release techniques, medical acupuncture and cranial approaches.
Lyndsy is married and recently moved to Godalming after 22 years of living and working in central London. Now enjoying a more relaxed and slower pace of life, Lyndsy still finds time to attend ballet classes, Pilates and yoga regularly.
Philip Allen, Registered Osteopath
Philip qualified and registered as an Osteopath in 2010 with the College of Osteopaths, London.
Originally working in physical and outdoor education, Philip first encountered osteopathy as a patient to assist recovery from a persistent sports related injury. Having experienced the benefits of osteopathic therapy first hand, Philip resolved to study and become a professional himself and has now been in practice for over 8 years. Currently Philip divides his time between practicing as an Osteopath in Haslemere, Midhurst and Westbourne along with lecturing in Chichester.
Philip has gained a wealth of experience practicing osteopathy effectively with a wide range of patients to assist recovery from pain or loss of mobility and promote positive sustainable health and well-being.
Philip practices using a range of osteopathic techniques individually tailored to meet the needs of the patient and takes into consideration the many different factors that can ultimately contribute to a person’s pain, recovery and continuing wellbeing. Examples of treatment techniques include gentle joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques and ultrasound therapy.
Philip is passionate about maintaining his own health and fitness and regularly competes in running, triathlon and open-water swimming events. Philip enjoys village cricket during the summer and is a volunteer for Canine Partners, a charitable organisation that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities.
Fiona Harper, Homeopath LCHE, MARH
Fiona is a Licentiate of the Centre for Homeopathic Education, the largest homeopathic college in the UK. As a member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths, she works strictly according to the ARH Code of Ethics and Practice. Married with 3 children, Fiona plays tennis, does pilates and yoga and is a keen skier.
Read more on our Homeopathy page.
Amanda Beechcroft-Kay – Sublime Pilates. Pilates Foundation listed & trained
I am Amanda Beechcroft-Kay and what I bring to you I believe is exclusive, personal and can now be experienced at our new Sublime Pilates studio beautifully set within the Haslemere clinic. Here you will either receive one-to-one personal tuition or share your Pilates session time and cost with one other. This is your choice but either way you will receive a tailor-made programme designed specifically for your body and be given all the individual attention you require.
Through a series of techniques devised I can help you to let go of the stress in your life, feel younger, feel a bounce in your step, a zest for life and in this way reduce any pain you may be experiencing in your body.
As a Pilates instructor listed and trained to the highest capacity with the world-renowned Pilates Foundation, a yoga teacher and practitioner of almost 20 years recognised by the Yoga Alliance along with having initially trained as a fitness instructor, I can create for you a unique programme of what you might need for ultimate body work through mindful movement.
Also trained as a massage therapist and aromatherapist with extensive knowledge of the body, I aid clients back to health post illness and injury. In the studio I receive referral patients from the clinic’s osteopaths for rehabilitation purposes along with healthy clientele looking to strengthen, tone and change their body shape. Incorporated into my work, where I feel necessary, is the use of essential oils for absorption into the body via skin and lungs for physiological and psychological benefit.
Qualified and certified in the practice of NLP, I teach meditation enhanced with hypnotic and positive language techniques to help you sleep, clear the busi-ness of your mind and help create effective change in thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and state.
With use of the breath as life’s most vital tool the mind and body are united in a fluid, moving meditation, aligning the body’s bones for correct muscle function, improving tone, perfecting posture, improving core stability and aiding weight loss where required.
All of this is available if you opt for the private home wellbeing sessions if you are in rehabilitation and unable to come along to the Sublime studio. In the studio you will experience the original repertoire equipment such as the Cadillac & Reformer as designed by Joseph Pilates himself.
Makiko Wood, Deep Tissue Masseur & Sports Massage. VTCT MFHT
Makiko qualified as a sports masseuse in 2008 and is a member of the federation of holistic therapists. She is very experienced in all areas of sports and deep tissue massage. Makiko lives locally and has 2 children.
Read more on our Deep Tissue Massage page, and on our Facial Acupuncture page.
Nikki Snelling, Deep Tissue & Sports Masseur. VTCT MFHT
Gemma Suntokessing BA Hons, Deep Tissue Masseur & Sports Massage.
Gemma qualified in Sport Massage in 2014, she is also a qualified Personal Trainer, Ante/post natal specialist and teaches a
variety of exercises classes including Pilates. She is now using her knowledge of exercise and massage combined to help treat clients through prevention, as well as cure with effective exercise prescription and massage.
Gemma is a mother to two children and is regularly seen in the local gym, teaching Buggy Bootcamp or running.
Clive Henderson – Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer, Life Coach
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Life Coaching, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress
Member MBACP (Snr Accred), Dip Humanistic Counselling, 1999; Comb Cert Counselling Skills & Theory, 1996; Acc 2002; Snr Acc 2012
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative
Type of clients
Adults, Couples, Older Adults, Families, Groups, Organisations
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling.
Isabel Bristowe, BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling BSc (Hons) Psychology
I believe the relationship my client and I build is the most important element in the healing process. When this working relationship is collaborative, trusting and feels safe it encourages understanding of what can be changed in your life and how to accept and better manage what cannot be changed.
Training & Experience
My training and qualification is an integrative-relational approach which draws on a range of theories, including psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. I read widely and also regularly attend workshops covering other approaches such as CBT and mindfulness. This means I can tailor our collaborative work to best fit your individual concerns within a safe and compassionate environment.
My experience includes working as a CRUSE bereavement volunteer with adults and children. I have also worked with Surrey Care Trust helping support teenagers who have struggled to fit into mainstream school and as a mentor to help with their personal goals.
BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling BSc (Hons) Psychology
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.
I am a graduate member of The British Psychological Society (BPS).
If you would like to talk through your needs informally, please just contact me, I would be very happy to talk to you. You can access more information about me and counselling on my website: http://www.isabelbristowecounselling.co.uk/
Fiona Taylor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MBACP – Young people and Adults
Most people through life encounter difficulties that they have to deal with. For some the difficulties can all become too much and they feel they need support. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I offer a safe confidential space where you can explore and work through whatever issues you are struggling with and wish to bring to counselling. It is important to build a strong therapeutic relationship between us so you feel comfortable and supported as you will be dealing with difficult and sometimes very personal thoughts and feelings. We will work together at your pace exploring whatever you wish to bring to each session, empowering you to develop your own strategies to cope and move forward with your life.
I am supportive, non-judgmental, and caring with a wealth of life experience. I offer an introductory session which is a chance for you to meet me and see if counselling is something you would like to proceed with at this point in time. I have extensive experience of wide range of issues including
- Depression, anxiety and stress
- Relationship and family difficulties
- Low confidence and self-esteem
- Abuse, Trauma/ post-traumatic stress disorder
- General counselling and other mental health issues
- Eating disorders
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB Diploma
- NCFE Level 3 Award, Counselling Skill and Theory, NCFE Level 1 & 2 Awards
- Creative therapy work with children and young people
- Trauma, dissociation and recovery course
- Ongoing continuing professional development
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their principles of good practice in their Ethical Framework.
Nicky Wilson, BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
I offer counselling for individuals with a warm, caring approach to problem solving and healing. As an experienced, counsellor, my approach is accepting and non-judgmental, allowing clients time and space to be heard, and explore more about themselves, and the issues they are facing – at their own pace; most often bringing about lasting and positive results. I realise that counselling can seem really daunting, especially for those who have not undertaken it before and so I offer a free preliminary session to allow time for both of us to discover if we feel happy about working with each other.
I am an integrative counsellor, (BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling) which means I can work in a way to suit each client’s individual needs.Whether you want some help coming to terms with major issues in your life or a listening ear to help you find a way forward, I can help you overcome present difficulties and find next steps. You may only require a few sessions or wish to engage in long term work. We would agree a way forward at our first session together, and monitor the work as we go. You are in control at all times.
I can help with a variety of issues such as, depression, anxiety, stress related issues, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem, anger management, worried about children or other family members, experiencing relationship difficulties, suffering illness or bereavement, experiencing employment difficulties , facing retirement, suffering or suffered abuse or struggling with eating disorders
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accredited) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.
I have a private practice in Farnham as well as working at the Haslemere Clinic
Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or would just like to explore how I may be able to help.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and I obtained my degree at Worcester University and then I went onto qualify as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist training at The Clifton Practice, which is recognised centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy; it is considered to be one of the top training schools.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) this is the largest registered, professional body for Psychotherapists in the United Kingdom.
Sharon Gregory, Hypnotherapist, NLP and EFT practitioner
The techniques I use work best when you have made a conscious decision to improve your life- whether it’s getting over an issue, getting through a problem or getting around to making lifestyle or behavioural changes. I regularly work with clients with chronic pain or recovering from physical and psychological health challenges and recommend that you discuss working with me with your supervising clinician or GP before you embark on these sessions.
The therapeutic process is gentle, supportive and does not require lengthy analysis of past events. However, a key premise of my therapeutic interventions is the firm belief that you have the right solutions within yourself and the power to change lies solely with you. I will guide you and be with you on your therapeutic journey but it is up to you to engage fully in the process.
I recommend an initial three sessions at the end of which time you will have dramatically increased your levels of self-awareness and have acquired a number of self help tools. At this point you may decide you can continue your recovery with these tools or you can continue your sessions with me. Most people have 3/4 sessions and then visit me occasionally thereafter for ‘top help’ sessions.
Your initial appointment will be free of charge and you are welcome to make an appointment either directly with me via my website at www.atimetochange.co.uk or through the Haslemere Clinic.
Paula Cosier – Practice Manager
Paula has worked with us since 2006 and enjoys all aspects involved in managing the clinic. Previously she spent 12 years working for a major high street bank before joining the clinic and gained valuable office management experience. Outside of the clinic she is kept very busy with her husband and two active boys, and with any spare time loves to get together with friends, reading and swimming.