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Galin Cleary MSc, BSc (Hons)

Doctor of Chiropractic

Galin graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science before deciding to become a chiropractor. She attended Surrey University and completed her Masters degree in 2003.
Since her graduation Galin spent 3 years working in the busy Fleet clinic before opening a new clinic in Farnham. Now days she is happily working at both Fleet and Farnham and enjoying the challenges that arise from managing two branches.

Galin is very focused in patient education and preventative care. Areas that are of particular interest for her include the treatment of headaches, chiropractic care during pregnancy, the treatment of babies and children and SOT (Sacro-occipital technique). Galin recently completed a course in western acupuncture conducted by the British Medical Acupuncture Council.

Galin's mission:
It is important to see each patient as a unique individual, to educate, examine and diagnose with the highest standard of care and professionalism, providing successful chiropractic treatment and rehabilitation advice, appropriate for their lifestyle.

Galin Cleary is registered with:
General Chiropractic Council,
British Chiropractic Association
College of Chiropractors.
European Chiropractors Union
Sacro Occipital Technique Organisation (SOTO Europe)
Registered AXA and BUPA Chiropractor


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Felicity James, Bsc (Hons)

Doctor of Chiropractic

Felicity James is a registered Chiropractor and was the first chiropractor to join the Durham House team at the newly established Farnham clinic. She has recently moved to the area following the completion of her degree in June 2008 at Cardiff, graduating well with a few prizes for overall achievement and excellence in radiology. She has so far enjoyed her time treating patient’s both in Wales and at the new Farnham clinic, observing the changes in people’s quality of life that can be achieved through chiropractic care, such as in the treatment of headaches, low back pain as well as during pregnancy and the early years of a child’s life.

Felicity James is registered with:
General Chiropractic Council,
British Chiropractic Association
College of Chiropractors.
European Chiropractors Union


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Elliot Goodrich DC, MChrio

Doctor of Chiropractic

Elliot Goodrich a registered Chiropractor who graduated from the Anglo- European College of Chiropractic with a Masters of Chiropractic with merit.

Elliot treats a wide range of patients; but has a particular interest in sports and movement related issues - including analysis of walking and posture during activities - having attended post-graduate courses reflecting this interest.

Elliot is registered with:
General Chiropractic Council, 
The British Chiropractic Association
The International Society of Clinical Rehab Specialists
The Royal College of Chiropractors


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James Bennett MSc, BSc(Hons)

Doctor of Chiropractic

James qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science, after which he travelled in Australia and New Zealand where he first discovered chiropractic. On his return he attended Surrey University graduating in 2002 with a Masters degree in chiropractic.

Over the past 13 years he has worked in Cuba, London, Surrey and Sussex. He has a keen interest in the prevention of injuries and in the optimisation of performance for athletes. He is a passionate believer in the use of chiropractic to maintain wellness in all ages and to that end has a wife and two children that are regularly adjusted. More recently James has trained in Applied Kinesiology which is a method of diagnosis via muscle testing.


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Claire Webster MChiro, DipHe (Adult Nursing)

Doctor of Chiropractic

Claire Webster gained her Master degree from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.

Claire has always had an interest in healthcare, spending her early career as a Registered General Nurse, training and working s a serving member of the Royal Air Force, before moving on to secondary health care. It was at this stage that she developed an interest in Chiropractic after experiencing the benefits first hand and decided to undertake five years training to qualify as a chiropractor.

Claire enjoys treating people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, and since qualifying has further undergone further training in medical acupuncture and the treatment of pregnant women and paediatrics.

Claire is based within the Fleet Clinic and is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and the British Chiropractic Association.


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Nick Wevill B.Sc. (Hons.) D.C.

Chiropractor

Nick graduated in 2008 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. He has since worked in the Southampton area, and moved to Durham House Chiropractic in 2015 for fresh challenges and to be closer to his family. Prior to his chiropractic training he volunteered in a physiotherapy department for physically handicapped children.

He takes a keen interest in optimising function for people’s daily activities especially in sporting performance. He takes particular care in rehabilitation and injury prevention through patient education.

In his home life Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and when he can gets out on bike to enjoy the great British countryside.


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Julie Jarvis, MSMA. LSSM (Dip), BTEC Prof. Dip.

Julie studied a BTEC Professional Diploma in Sports & Remedial Massage at the prestigious London School of Sports Massage. She is fully registered with the Sports Massage Association & with the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage. Julie is trained in the treatment, management & rehabilitation of soft tissue injury.

As a qualified Sports Massage Practitioner she treats an extensive range of problems using a variety of massage techniques, ultrasound, rehabilitation exercises & practical advice. She has a wide range of experience from treating sports teams & individual athletes to conditions arising from incorrect posture & tension.

Sports Massage helps to alleviate the pain associated with stress, chronic tension, muscle imbalance & soft tissue injury. Benefits to the sports person include injury prevention, improved self awareness, & improved quality & quantity of training, all of which lead to an improvement in performance.

Julie has also graduated from the Vodder School in Austria with a qualification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT)


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Margarita Smith-Roudakova

After an extensive career as a classical ballet dancer and an aerial gymnast and having suffered a few injuries Margarita developed an interest in Sports injury therapy. She returned into full time education and achieved an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy.

Margarita has a particular interest in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Clinical Massage and Remedial Bodywork, a powerful combination of techniques for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Margarita has supplemented her training and on the job experience by taking over a further 100 hours of CPD training per year to maintain my certification and broaden her experience.

 


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Fiona Carruthers

Sports Massage Therapist

Fiona qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist in 2007 and currently works at Durham House chiropractic clinic in Fleet and a bodybuilding gym, which offers a great spectrum of patients and injuries needing treatment.

Sports Massage is aimed at preventing and treating injury, enhancing performance and reducing muscle tension and the resulting pain. Fiona recently completed a kinesiology taping course, taping supports and strengthens muscles and joints, aids lymphatic drainage and reduces inflammation and swelling helping reduce pain.

Fiona is also qualified in Ultrasound Therapy which helps speed up the healing process and decrease pain, as well as Pregnancy Massage which helps ease some of the problems that can be associated with pregnancy, such as relief of muscle tension caused by softening of joints.


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Samantha Harding

Sports Massage Therapist

Sam graduated Winchester University in 2011 with a degree in Sport Studies. She then went on to study Sports Massage and qualified in 2012. She currently works at Durham house Chiropractic Clinic in Farnham and Wentworth Tennis and Health Club in Virginia Water, which allows her to treat a broad range of people with different needs.

Sam has been a part of the team here at Durham House since 2006. She started off as a Receptionist covering weekends and holidays, which is where she developed her passion for Sports Massage and the notion of helping people.

Sports massage not only helps to cure, prevent and maintain sports injuries, it improves people’s quality of life in so many ways.


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Ian Stones BSc Hons. Lic Ac. MBAcC.

Acupuncturist

Ian graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture and has been based in Farnham, Surrey for over 3 years. Ian is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the lead professional body representing over 3000 acupuncturists in the UK. As a BAcC member he is bound by the codes of professional conduct and safe practice ensuring he gives the highest standard of treatment.

Ian’s interest in acupuncture came from experiencing treatment. Fascinated by the mystery of Chinese medicine and having experienced great changes from treatment he chose to go on and study acupuncture in 2003. As his practice has developed he has built up extensive experience in the areas of fertility, IVF, menstrual problems, insomnia, IBS and Migraine along with many other conditions.

Having worked with many couples attempting to conceive naturally and those going through assisted conception Ian is a big believer in acupuncture being able to offer support at what can be a very trying time.

Having had his first child in August 2011 Ian is keen to offer acupuncture to women as part of their pre birth preparation and to aid post natal recovery.


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Jo Lewis BSc. LIC.AC MBAcC

Acupuncturist

Jo has a four year BSc degree in Acupuncture from the highly respected College of Chinese Integrated Medicine. From a background in education, Jo's initial interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine was sparked after she sought treatment for insomnia, wanting a natural approach to its management instead of a chemical one. Through clinical practice Jo has seen at first hand the benefits acupuncture can bring to patients both as a single therapy and as a complementary approach in combination with Western Medicine.

Jo's training allows her not only to address the patient's presenting symptoms, but also to use 5 Element theory to treat them on a deeper, constitutional level by working to restore their energetic balance. Lifestyle and dietary advice may also be offered if appropriate for the needs of particular patients.

Jo is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and is bound by their code of professional standards regarding confidentiality, data protection, health and safety and conduct. Jo is committed to continuing professional development in specialist areas of Chinese Medicine to enhance her existing knowledge and practical skills and is a registered practitioner with the Arthritis Association.


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Carol McCall MLCH ARH

Homeopath

Carol is a graduate of the Lakeland College of Homeopathy in London and has been practising for 5 years. She is registered with and insured by the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths.

Her journey into homeopathy began following a year's course in Satvik Energy Therapy which ignited her interest in energy therapies and the links between emotional and physical health.

Homeopathy seeks to understand the individual as a whole and not just a list of symptoms and to that end consultations and treatment are highly individualised.  Homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's own natural healing response and as such are gentle and non-toxic and suitable for use by all including babies and children, pregnant women and the elderly.  Remedies can be taken alongside conventional medicine and will not interfere with its effects.

A wide variety of conditions can be treated homeopathically including anxiety, fatigue, skin complaints, digestive problems, depression, hormonal imbalance (ie: teens and menopause), headaches, stress related disorders, fertility issues, colic.  You do not need to be unwell however to consult a homeopath, you may just be feeling 'stuck' in life or want to make changes and feel happier, or grow in confidence but don't know how.  Remedies can support you in doing this.

Carol often prescribes flower essences either alone or alongside homeopathic remedies. These can underpin the work of remedies to help release patterns of behaviour that no longer serve or release past trauma or grief in a gentle, supportive way enabling the patient to move forward with a new clarity and strength.



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Vivienne Evans

Hypnotherapist

Vivienne is a fully qualified hypnotherapist and member of the National Hypnotherapy Society. She is committed to updating and adapting her skill set to bring the client the very latest and most effective therapy techniques. Vivienne has a very friendly and fun approach to therapy. All clients' issues will remain confidential and are addressed in a non-judgmental and empathetic fashion. Vivienne lives in Farnham, Surrey, with her husband and children.

 



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Jane Swales

Podiatrist

Jane Swales is registered with the Health Professions Council and is a member of the British Chiropody Association. She graduated with an honours degree in Biological Sciences, before training as a Registered General Nurse in 1986. Having worked at Manchester Royal Infirmary for 2 years post-qualifying, she went on to join the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps in 1988. Jane left to marry and to have her daughter, in 1991, and decided to retrain as a chiropodist. She qualified in 1995 and continued to learn, qualifying as a reflexologist in 1999. Her most recent qualification is in Biomechanics, which enables customised insoles to be produced for individual patients, optimising foot function and improving painful feet permanently.

Jane offers a range of podiatry/chiropody treatments, including general footcare, treatment of cracked heels, in growing toenail treatments, verruca treatments, nail bracing and biomechanical assessments which can produce personalised orthotics. Her philosophy is that every single patient must be treated to the best of her ability and that the time spent in an appointment should always produce an improvement in how the patient’s feet feel.


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Kim Chandler BA(Hons) DipCNM BANT

Nutritional therapist

Kim graduated in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London and is registered with leading regulatory body British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). She is required to regularly attend continued professional development (CPD) seminars and training programmes to keep up with the latest scientific research and developments in the field of health and nutrition.


Kim is the founder of Eat Well and Work Out. She specialises in improving body composition (fat loss/muscle gain), detoxification (incorporating short term juice cleansing) and having two children of her own, she also has a particular interest in pregnancy and beyond. In addition to her specialisations, Kim has helped her clients deal with a range of ailments such as IBS and colitis, intolerances and allergies, hypothyroid, insomnia, poor immunity, obesity, eczema, depression, alopecia, addictions, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis and sugar cravings to name a few. Her approach is supportive, motivating and realistic and she believes that given the right education and guidance, as long as people have the choice of what to eat and drink, they have the power to help improve whatever condition their body or mind is in...


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Sarah Brown BSc, DipION, mBANT, rCNHC

Nutritional therapist

Sarah is a Registered Nutritional Therapist specialising in digestive health, hormone imbalances, weight management and energy disorders.

She hold a diploma from the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition, as well as a BSc in Nutritional Therapy. Since qualifying in 2012 she has worked in London clinics supporting clients with a range of medical conditions and working with sports enthusiasts keen to maximise their performance by fine-tuning their nutrition.

Sarah works collaboratively with clients, initially indenting the possible causes of their symptoms using Functional Medicine approach, and then coaching them to understand which foods and nutrients to choose to help them archive their health goals.

Where appropriate she works with functional tests to help identify underlying issues. Theses include Food Intolerance, gastro-Intestinal, Adrenal Function Thyroid and Cardiovascular profiles.

She offers a free 15 minute phone consultation prior to meeting to ensure that Nutritional Therapy is the right solution for you.

Read more about Sarah here www.goodfoodworks.co.uk or call her on 020 3239 0887.


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Babs Lehner-Platts MBACP

Counsellor

Counselling can help you understand and deal with your concerns or situation better. You will not be judged, analysed or told what to do and you will work with your counsellor to find a suitable way forward.

Babs will provide you with a calm, safe and supportive space to talk about what is troubling you. She will listen, respect your opinions and acknowledge your feelings to help you explore your options and alternatives.

She is an Integrative counsellor and combines different approaches, which are adapted to meet your needs. Your counselling relationship will be based on confidentiality, honesty, acceptance and understanding.

As a qualified counsellor and partner of Inner Focus Counselling, Babs abides by the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). In addition to her private practice, Babs also works at other agencies and runs workshops for Yoga, self-awareness, mindfulness based stress reduction therapy and meditation.
Babs offers a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION to discuss your concerns, explain how she works and answer any questions, so you can decide if counselling is for you.

To make an appointment, please contact Babs on 07749 – 342040, babs@innerfocuscounselling.co.uk or for further information, visit www.innerfocuscounselling.co.uk


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Anne-Christina Hitchin MBACP RGN

BACP Accredited Counsellor

There can be many reasons for having counselling. Difficulties from the past, painful experiences in the present or fears about the future can all hinder our ability to feel part of and enjoy life and find satisfaction.

The process of sorting out and untangling feelings and worries can enable you to see things with more clarity and empower you to make changes. Counselling can also help you come to terms with and accept what cannot be changed.

Anne-Christina offers a warm compassionate and non-judgemental space to talk things through and find support when life is difficult. Anne-Christina doesn't’ make assumptions or offer opinions, but helps people find their own solutions to their problems.

Anne-Christina is an integrative counsellor, which means she draws on a number of different counselling theories/approaches. This makes it easier to be flexible and work in a way that suits the individual. Counselling is a collaborative process and together we will work at finding the right track for you.

At the very centre of the service Anne-Christina offers a therapeutic relationship, which is based on respect, trust, confidentiality, equality and honesty. She is a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and completely abides by their code of ethics.

Anne-Christina offer both short term and open ended therapy on a weekly basis.


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Sue Masters

Holistic and beauty therapist

Sue is an experienced Beauty and Holistic Therapist, who is passionate about providing a unique experience to her clients. She has worked in most aspects of the Beauty Industry in her career including salon management, beauty education, adult education and retail beauty sales. She has also trained to advanced level in Reflexology and has achieved Master Practitioner level with 2 different Usui Reiki Masters.

Sue is able to provide a wide range of bespoke Beauty and Holistic treatments for all your needs.

A full range of beauty treatments are available,including:

- 'Elemis' facials

- 'Lash Perfect' - eyelash extensions

- Artistic - gel manicures and pedicures

- 'Jane Iredale' skincare makeup

- Electrolysis hair removal

- Waxing including eyebrow shaping

- Spa manicures and pedicures

- Eyelash and eyebrow tinting


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Wendy Wood

Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Relax for Birth provides The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme Hypnobirthing sessions for pregnant couples.

Wendy is a Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Qualified Midwife and trained Doula, and is passionate about supporting couples to have a positive birth experience.

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete antenatal Preparation Programme with a focus on Hypnobirthing.

The classes will support you to plan towards having a calm, comfortable and enjoyable birthing experience for you and your baby.

The practice of Hypnobirthing gives women the tools and the confidence to return to the art of birthing naturally. Women are able to call on their own natural birthing instincts, and experience a level of relaxation and calm, which allows them to have a much more comfortable, enjoyable and positive birthing experience.

Classes will be run on a monthly basis from the wonderful Studio at Durham House Chiropractic Clinic in Farnham.

Please contact Wendy on 07716 321477 or email wendy@relaxforbirth.co.uk for more information or to book your place.

Further information can also be found at www.relaxforbirth.co.uk

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Fifi Wilkes

Practice Manager, Fleet

Fifi was originally a patient back in 2003 and has been working at the clinic in Fleet since April 2004. She took on the role of Practice Manager in January 2006.

Fifi comes from a secretarial background having spent many years as a Personal Assistant within the Ministry of Defence. She retrained as a beautician in 1997 at South Downs College in Portsmouth and divides her time equally between running the busy front desk at the clinic and her own beauty business.

 


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Jenny Devine

STUDIO Coordinator
Jenny joined us in April 2016 having been a patient in Farnham almost since Durham House opened in Farnham. She has a dual-role covering the Reception and is also our STUDIO coordinator, making Jenny the go to person for any queries you might have on aa wide range of exercise classes, how to book or, if you are a qualified instructor, the first point of call if you'd like to work Durham House in the STUDIO.

Outside work Jenny, enjoys training and walking the family, Magnus, particularly in lovely Farnham Park, and has wide interests including theatre, travel and cooking. Until recently she was a trustee for a local mental health charity.


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Julie Andrew

Receptionist, Fleet

Julie became a patient at the Fleet clinic in April 2011 following 7 hip operations and started working  as a Receptionist soon after in September 2011.

Julie has a secretarial background working for 20 years in various Sales, Marketing and Corporate Hospitability roles, in the computer industry, for local companies based in Alton, Dogmersfield and Camberley.  Julie has lived in Fleet since 1991, left work to start a family in 1999 and has held various local roles since 2004, including in education at Court Moor School and charity work at Parity for Disability.


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Doreen Tophill

Receptionist, Farnham
Doreen was a patient at the Fleet clinic back in 2007 and joined the Farnham clinic as a receptionist in October 2009. 

Previously Doreen worked in the NHS for 24 years, then had a spell in the fashion world before joining Durham House.

 

 


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Hilary Marshall

Receptionist, Farnham
Hilary became a patient in 2007 and in January 2013 started her role as receptionist at the Farnham clinic.

Hilary previously worked in Barclays Bank for 14 years before leaving to start a family.

 

 


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