Acupuncture - Deb Smith, DipAc, MBAcC, PGDip, MBCS
Debs graduated in 2007 from the prestigious Northern College of Acupuncture in York, one of the foremost educational and research institutions for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the UK. She is a fully registered member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which maintains common standards of ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the public.
Debs has a diverse wealth of experience, including veterinary nursing, specialist IT services, researching, teaching adults and providing several alternative therapies.
Debs has a post graduate Diploma in Oriental Medicine from The University of Wales (specialising in osteo-arthritis of the knee).
She also has holds post graduate qualification in facial enhancement acupuncture from Virginia Doran and is happy to discuss any enquiry. She is at Croft House Clinic on Wednesdays.
Homeopathy - Aileen Smith
Aileen Smith is married with three daughters and after experiencing the effectiveness of homeopathy with my children for over twenty years was inspired to learn more and found the philosophy behind it intriguing. She qualified in , and continue with her professional development by attending regular seminars in London and locally.
She is a compassionate, open and empathic person, who continues to be inspired by homeopathy. She uses her skills to facilitate people in discovering their own unique qualities and strengths, enabling them to make choices and improve esteem.
Her past training as a bereavement counsellor and acquired skills in mentoring Self esteem courses, are further tools which she uses to help people reach their potential. Appointments available on Wednesdays.
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Herbal Medicine - Janice Miller BSc. (Hons) Herb.Med. PGDipAc MBAcC
Janice Miller was one of the first people to graduate with a degree in Medical Herbalism. At Middlesex University Janice was taught by some of the country’s leading authorities in the subject. She subsequently completed a four year post graduate degree course in Acupuncture at York and feels both disciplines complement each other extremely effectively.
During Janice’s ten years in practice she has been responsible for writing the BSc course in Herbal Medicine for Lincoln University and was a member of the accreditation board at both Lincoln and Leeds Universities. She was subsequently offered the position of external examiner for the course. More recently Janice has undertaken a three year Master of Medical Qi Gong course. Appointments available on Tuesdays.
Podiatry - Suzanne Dolby
Suzanne is a State Registered Podiatrist with a special interest in Biomechanics.
Suzanne graduated from Northampton School of Podiatry, Leicester University in 1993 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine. Since then she has worked both for the NHS, Privately and for Leeds United F C and Bradford Bulls Rugby Club.
She is passionate about Biomechanics aspect of Podiatry as it can alleviate pain from all over the lower limb and back. It is often an area overlooked until the very end and it is most satisfying to be able to help people become pain free or be able to return to a sport they enjoy doing but have had to stop due to pain or restriction.
She currently manages an NHS contract for Bradford and Airedale Community Trust and has two Private practices; one based in Wetherby and I more recently she has moved her Yarm based Clinic to Northallerton Osteopaths in January 2018.
She is registered with BUPA and most other medical health insurance companies
Massage- Helen Storey, Dip RM &Zoe Rose, BSc, Dip RM
Helen qualified in Body Massage and Reflexology in 2003. Her work includes Remedial Massage, Reflexology and Indian head massage.
Helen also works in Bedale and Yarm and runs a mobile business visiting clients in the Bedale, Leyburn, Masham and Richmond areas. She also works in many of the local care homes and has specialist experience in working with patients with alzhiemer dementia.
Helen uses a wide variety of massage techniques designed to address your specific needs. She will tailor a treatment to your needs, and works very closely along side our osteopaths to ensure the best treatment plan is delivered to meet the needs of the individual.
Appointments with Helen: Mondays & Thursdays
Zoe joined Croft House in August 2016.
She has travelled all over the world and lived in Denmark for four years. She completed her BSc in psychology and criminology in June 2015 and graduated with first class honours. She had always wanted to find a career in which helping people would be her main focus and had always been fascinated with the links between our biological, psychological and social worlds. She then decided to pursue a career in holistic therapy instead of going on to do a masters in psychology.
In November 2015 she enrolled on intensive programmes in business, anatomy, physiology and pathology, and massage at the London School of Massage.
Zoe has qualifications in swedish/holistic massage, deep tissue massage, and therapeutic massage.
She works using a holistic approach and caters each treatment to the individual, often bridging across the different styles during a treatment.
She is trained to perform postural evaluations on clients in order to provide a more specific service and incorporates Neuromuscular Techniques in order to reduce knots and adhesions in muscles.
She works with a strong eco-friendly ethos and only use natural, organic products. I use recyclable materials whenever possible with the aim of making her business as sustainable as possible.
Appointments with Zoe: Fridays & Saturday mornings
Reflexology- Melanie Turner MFHT MAR
Melanie joined the clinic in February 2017.
Melanie is a Diploma qualified Complementary Therapist with a particular interest and focus on Reflexology.
Melanie has extensive experience helping clients improve and manage their physical and/or psychological conditions (the two can often be linked) and finds the positive effects this holistic therapy has on her clients very rewarding.
Melanie is a Member of both the Federation of Holistic Therapies and Association of Reflexology and is always keen to keep up-to-date in her field of Complementary Therapies. She plans to study “Fertility & Maternity Reflexology” in 2017. Melanie feels strongly that Reflexology helped her conceive in 2014 and is excited to be able to help couples trying to conceive, as well as Mums-to-be, in the near future.
Reflexology and Massage Appointments with Melanie are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Clinical Hypnotherapy – Fiona Kelly, GQHP, GHSC Accredited, GHR registered
Fiona successfully completed her Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnosis, graduating in October 2016. She is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), and is an Accredited Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
She is currently completing her Diploma in Mindfulness, which will complement Hypnotherapy sessions through its focus on deep relaxation.
Fiona also works for a leading Learning Disability Charity, and has a Post Graduate Qualification in Supporting People with Complex Behavioural Support Needs with St Andrews University, (2015). She completed her BTec Life Coaching Course with Newcastle College in 2006.
Having experienced the positive impact of Hypnotherapy in her own life, such as managing her fear of lifts, she feels passionate about empowering others to overcome their fears, phobias, stress, anxiety, unwanted behaviours and so much more.
Fiona offers a free initial consultation, enabling you to learn more about hypnotherapy, how it can help and decide whether it’s right for you.
Appointments available alternate Thursday afternoons and alternate Saturday mornings from mid- March 2017.
In addition to individual therapy sessions, Fionawill be facilitating Relaxation Classes on alternate Thursday evenings, 6-7pm, from April, drawing on Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy Techniques.