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The Haelan Clinic Practitioners

  • Rita Shamia
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Body Acupuncture
  • Scalp Acupuncture
  • Tuina Chinese Medical Massage
  • Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture & Rejuvenating Massage
  • Tok Sen Thai Tapping Therapy

  • Shampa Bell
  • Acupuncture

Abi Brazil BA Hons, CRM5, PRM, CNHC

I am passionate about the power of reflexology and how it can help relieve symptoms of many ailments as well as improve overall feelings of wellbeing. I am a Clinical Reflexologist, holding a Level 5 Mastership in Reflexology, the highest qualification available in the UK today. As a Clinical Reflexologist, I am trained to work with medical conditions as well as offering treatments focusing on pure relaxation. As part of my Mastership qualification I have specialist training in Pregnancy Reflexology (Pre and Post Natal), Fertility Reflexology and Reflexology for Palliative Care. I also hold a further qualification in Hot Stones Reflexology. I am fully insured, a member of Professional Reflexology organisation as well as the CNHC; the UK government backed voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.
All treatments are tailored to the individual depending on your personal health and goals. As reflexology is a holistic therapy, whilst I may focus on the main reflexes appropriate for your personal health concerns, each treatment will strive to bring the whole body back to its natural balance. Throughout the treatment you should feel relaxed and may even fall asleep and at the end of the session I may offer you some homecare advice if appropriate. First treatments include a health and lifestyle consultation which adds around 15 mins to the appointment time. All information provided is kept in the strictest confidence.

For more information on me and my practice, please go to www.reflexologyroomlondon.co.uk

Abi practices at the Haelan Clinic on the 4th Thursday of the month.Appointments are available outside of these hours, call for more information. Please ring Abi on 07971523672 to book an appointment. You can also email her at abi@reflexologyroomlondon.co.uk

Charges are:

1st appointment 75 mins: £60
All subsequent appointments 60 mins: £55

Hot Stone Reflexology
1st appointment 75 mins: £65
All subsequent appointments 60 mins: £60

Cheque or cash accepted; no credit or debit cards. Bank transfer accepted prior to appointment only.

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

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Amanda Garber

At times we all experience difficulties in our lives, for some these are clearly related to specific experiences or events and for others they may be more difficult to define. It may be something that you have recently become aware of or something that has been troubling you for some time. Whether it’s a thought, a feeling or a behaviour that you are struggling with, talking things through with someone who is impartial and non-judgemental can help people cope with life’s difficulties.
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is person centred and humanistic. This means that I work in a non-directive and non-judgemental way. In a comfortable and secure environment the space is yours to decide what you want to focus on at your own pace. As trust grows I believe that you will choose to speak about things which are more sensitive to you and explore your feelings or whatever issues are causing distress.
Seeing a therapist means talking with someone in a confidential, reflective and caring space. This can help you to understand your situation and emotions more fully, helping you to feel happier and stronger with a greater sense of control.
I believe that being able to gain insight facilitates greater self-awareness, understanding and enhances self-esteem and confidence which promotes an improved quality of life.
 If after contact has been made either by phone or email, we decide that it would be helpful to meet, the next stage of the process will be an initial consultation where we can discuss your needs and how we can work together.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy which means I subscribe and adhere to their code of ethics.
If you have any further queries please do feel free to contact me either by phone or email
Initial consultation: £45.00
Hourly Sessions: £55.00

To book an appointment please 
contact Amanda directly on 07984157370 or email amanda@clarity-counselling.org

Cheques, bank transfer or cash accepted only: no credit cards or debit card. If for any reason you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours' notice or a fee will be charged


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Beatriz Linhares Dip Phyt, NMIMH,MRCHM

beatriz Beatriz is an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist based in North London and Hertfordshire. Not many therapists specialise in regression in the UK. Beatriz combines techniques that are in the forefront of Clinical Hypnotherapy. Beatriz also specialises in the highly effective and popular Stop Smoking therapy and the CE Hypnobirthing Method

Beatriz was trained by Corinna Elsey, an innovative, highly skilled and successful hypnotherapist and founder of CE Hypnotherapy who was herself a student of Valerie Austen, one of the modern pioneers of Hypnotherapy. Valerie Austen is well known worldwide for her highly effective 'Stop Smoking in One Hour' therapy.

Beatriz practices at the Haelan Clinic on:
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
For more information see www.healingbyhypnotherapy.co.uk and www.healingbyherbs.co.uk

Charges for Hypnotherapy:
£75 for initial consultation (including suggestion).
£95 per regression session.
£65 per suggestion session.
£225 for stop smoking (including CD & backup session).
£180 for CE HypnoBirthing Method (course of three sessions, plus relaxation and visualisation scripts)

Cheque or cash accepted only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

To book an appointment
Ring Beatriz directly on 07944 739 586

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Debbie Giles

Quantum Touch is a hands on or distance energy healing technique that works with the body’s innate intelligence. For example: when you cut your finger it does not stay cut. The body has its own ability to heal itself, this happens without much assistance from us. The practitioner uses specific breathing techniques, sound and positive intention on the focused areas of the body. Resonance comes into play, by leveling energy from a lower to higher vibrational frequency.  It sounds complex but a 2 year old could do this. These actions create a powerful and organic healing energy force which sets the body into a rapid healing reaction. Generating some of the most amazing and incredible results many have seen within healing modalities

If you haven’t tried Quantum Touch yet, why wait any longer, don’t put a pause on your health! Allow your body to feel good, in fact, allow your body to feel its best. No-one has to feel pain in any aspect of their life, and nor should they, Love and its higher vibration are the only emotion to feel.

Email Debbie to book or call her on 07912 601 408. Debbie practises on Saturdays at the Haelan Clinic.



Gemma Cox MAR

gemma portraitMy interest in complementary therapies began at an early age after suffering from severe eczema as a child. From the age of 16 I began attending beginners courses in different therapies, but it wasn’t until I benefited personally from the healing power of Reflexology after a challenging period in my late 20s that I knew it was the right discipline for me.

I trained at the London College of Reflexology with the renowned Reflexology practitioner, Louise Keet.
Continuing to keep my practice up to date, I have completed a
postgraduate specialist course in Fertility, Pregnancy and Post-Natal Reflexology plus a further course in ‘Advanced Reflexology Techniques‘ (ART).

The first treatment lasts one and a half hours and includes a consultation where we will discuss your current condition, medical history, diet and lifestyle. Subsequent treatments last approximately one hour. You can have as many treatments as you feel comfortable with.

Reflexology is a very individual treatment that works holistically. My treatments are informal, informative and confidential. You can expect to feel relaxed during the treatment. After a treatment your tension should be reduced and you may feel more grounded. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving.

I am a fully qualified, insured and dedicated member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR).

If you would like more information about Reflexology, please don’t hesitate to have a look at my website www.GemmaCoxReflexology.co.uk

Gemma practices at the Haelan Clinic on Saturdays. Appointments are available outside of these hours, call for more information.

Please ring Gemma on 07961 398 816 to book an appointment. You can also email her at gemma_reflexology@yahoo.co.uk

Charges are:
1st appointment 90mins: £60;
All subsequent appointments 60 mins £50
Cheque or cash accepted only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

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H Peters

  • Zone Face Lift Facial Reflexology

H has been a complementary therapist for more than 20 years and is registered with the AoR, AIHM and CNHC. H is highly committed to Continuing Professional Development and regularly undertakes a variety of training, study and research to develop and update her knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.
Reflexology is her base therapy and she specialises in Zone Face Lift Facial Reflexology, which she combines with a range of other therapies, working holistically and flexibly, utilising treatments to suit individual clients in agreed therapeutic packages.

Zone Face Lift Facial Reflexology
All treatments commence with this therapy, which has been developed from a combination of traditional reflexology with ancient healing techniques and tools from Native Americans and from across Asia. H also utilises other therapies, notably Indian Head Massage, Reiki and Crystal Therapy. Aromatherapy is used throughout via NYR Organic products, which contain a range of beneficial essential oils and herbal ingredients.
This health supporting holistic therapy has all the benefits of other reflexology treatments, which work differently for each individual, but can balance, aid relaxation, reduce stress, improve sleep, and enhance emotional and physical wellbeing.  It also works directly to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin and lead to a glowing complexion. Many people that have a series of regular treatments comment on the improvement to their appearance, and other people notice too!

Other therapies available if you book for longer than an hour:

  • Thermo-Auricular Therapy (ear candling)
  • Facial Cupping
  • Holistic Facial
  • Foot, Hand or Hot Stone Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Crystal Therapy
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Thai Foot Massage

Workshops available on request:

  • Baby Reflex
  • Toddler Reflex
  • Functional Reflex Therapy (for children or adults with special or additional needs)
  • Story Massage
  • Crystals

H practises at the Haelan Clinic on:
2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of each month between 11am and 3pm
Ad hoc appointments are available outside of these hours.
Email H at hhhhhh@talk21.com or ring her on 07752 200 904 to book an appointment.

One hour - £60; One and a half hours - £80; Two hours - £98
Payable by bank transfer prior to appointment, cash or cheque. 

Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel a session, you need to give 24 hours’ notice or a fee will be charged


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Hidemi Hatada MSTAT, BA.

hidemi portraitHidemi Hatada has over 20 years of teaching experience in the application of the Alexander Technique to musical, educational, medical and business situations.
She also teaches the Alexander Technique trainees, and has given workshops in the UK and Japan.
She is a professional singer and keyboard player, and is a registered A.T. teacher of British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). She also lectures on the Music Course at Soai University, Japan.

All STAT members have completed three years of full-time training and abide by the code of ethics laid out by the Society.

If you have any queries about the Alexander Technique or wish to make an appointment outside of these hours, call Hidemi on 07905 301 645 (mobile)

Hidemi practices at the Haelan Clinic on
Tuesdays 4-8pm and Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm
Ring Hidemi on 07905 301 645 to book an appointment.

Introductory Session is £15.00 only!
Per lesson (approximately half an hour long): £30.00
Cheque or cash accepted only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy 
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged. 

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Jeanette Thomson DO., ND., D.Hom(Med)

jeanetteJeanette Thomson qualified in Osteopathy in 1982 and qualified in Homeopathic Medicine in 1985. She has travelled widely, attending conferences and teaching in Europe, India, Japan, Malaysia, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Her treatments often combine western medical acupuncture and homeopathic medicine with osteopathy, naturopathy and laser therapy. Other treatments such as therapeutic massage, relaxation therapy, reflexology and cranial osteopathy are used when indicated. She also practices vega health screening .

Jeanette practices at the Haelan Clinic on:
Mondays and Tuesdays from 3pm to 8pm
Ring 07887 907 026 to make an appointment.

For more information you can look at Jeanette's website.

The initial appointment is £50 and includes consultation, examination and treatment.
Follow up treatments are £50 for adults and £25 for children.

Cheque or cash accepted only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy 
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged. 

Jeanette may be contacted during clinic hours on her mobile 07887 907 026.

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Julia Peters

There is increasing recognition today that psychological problems are an inevitable part of life, rather than a symptom of failure or not coping. Whilst clearly antidepressants and other drugs have their place, most of us prefer to understand what's making us so unhappy, so that we can take constructive steps to change things for the better. Consequently more and more people are turning to therapy and finding what a valuable resource it can be.

Existential psychotherapy takes the position that anxiety is an inevitable part of life, and that fears are best dealt with when we gain the courage to honestly face up to them. As your therapist I can be a powerful ally on this -facing up to journey-. We can look together, without judgement, to find out what's gone wrong and equipped with new insights, a path forward will start to emerge.

Counselling is of course of value at any stage of life. I find myself working with many people who are having difficulties with forming or maintaining relationships. It's natural to long for closeness and intimacy with a partner, or even simply real friends, but sadly unhelpful patterns or habits may sabotage our efforts and keep us lonely and isolated.

As well as being a qualified homeopath for many years, I also work with groups and individuals using a systemic approach. This combination of knowledge and understanding enables me to be more balanced and effective as a therapist. I can offer you homeopathic remedies, at no extra charge, to help you physically and emotionally to deal with life`s challenges. In addition, the systemic lens allows me to appreciate that your free will is often undermined and limited by the powerful family forces around you.

Charges are: £50 per session.

To book an appointment or for more information please contact Julia directly on 0208 340 2158 or via email julia4therapy@btinternet.com or visit her website - www.counsellingn8.co.uk

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Kate Allardyce(MRSS, BCST)

kate portraitKate is passionate about supporting people on their journey to better health, fulfilment, ease and flow in their life.
She has been studying energy-based medicine, including shiatsu, craniosacral therapy and qi gong, over the last twelve years. Her approach is to work with the natural self-repair and self-healing capacity of the person, which is fundamentally empowering and transformational.

Kate qualified as a shiatsu practitioner with the British School of Shiatsu-Do London in 2003 after three years of training and has since continued with regular post-graduate training with leading teachers in the field to develop her clinical skills. Kate also qualified as a Craniosacral Therapist after a further two years training with the Craniosacral Therapy Education Trust in 2010.

Kate also practices Qi Gong, which is a Chinese self-healing energy-based practice. Qi Gong supports a deeper connection to qi (life force) and quality of therapeutic touch. Kate has trained with leading Qi Gong Masters from China over the last 10 years and practices the ‘Hua Gong’ tradition with the Chinese Heritage Institute. Kate has developed her own unique approach to bodywork and adapts this to suit the needs of the person - whether this be to help with an acute physical injury or pain, more long-term health condition, emotional and mental wellbeing, support during pregnancy and post-child birth or to support someone through a stressful period in their life. Energy-based bodywork can help on many different levels through helping to recover our life force to bring deep healing on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.

Kate Allardyce practices Shiatsu and Cranio Sacral Therapy at the Haelan Clinic on Thursdays from 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
Other appointments are available upon request.

Charges are: £50 per 1 hour session

To book an appointment please contact Kate directly on 07947 617 563. Alternatively you can email Kate or see her website. Please note that 24 hours notice is required for cancellations or a fee may be charged.

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Kayte Brimacombe

I am a fully qualified integrative transpersonal psychotherapist and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2003) from C.C.P.E. (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, Warwick Crescent, London W26NE) and an M.A. in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (De Montfort university 2004).
Transpersonal psychotherapy is an integrative counselling and psychotherapeutic approach which includes behaviourism, psychodynamic and humanistic psychologies but also acknowledges the spiritual potential of human beings. I have a particular interest in spiritual direction.

My training allows me to meet your individual needs by drawing on a range of therapeutic perspectives: person-centred and humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, family and systemic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), mindfulness and transpersonal psychotherapy. I also use creative imagination and dreamwork.

I work with a wide range of difficulties such as relationship issues, bereavement (recent and in the past), addictive behaviours, low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness and emptiness. Often people come to therapy experiencing low-grade depression and anxiety and a desire to search for meaning. Healing begins when we acknowledge that we need to truly give ourselves space to reflect on our life and take the first step on that journey.

What to expect

In the first session we will look at what brings you to therapy at this time in your life.  You will have the opportunity to ask me about the process and to think about what you hope to gain.
You can then think about whether you want to continue and if I am the right therapist for you. I offer short-term and long-term therapy, although the latter is recommended if you want to explore long-standing issues.

Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes. I charge £55 a session.

I see clients in Crouch End (N8) on Wednesday evenings and in the City, daytime and evenings. For more information or to book a session please contact me by email or visit my website.

To book an appointment please contact Kayte directly via email

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Kevin Leong

kevinKevin studied and qualified as a Bowen Therapist with the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, which is the original and most recognised international Bowen Association. Since qualifying in July 2000 he has regularly treated people with a variety of conditions ranging from musculo-skeletal problems to asthma, hayfever and sleepling disorders.

As a Sports Massage and Injuries Therapist, Kevin treats people for a range of conditions. This includes sports people such as runners, rugby and football players, cricketers, rowers, tennis players, martial artists and snowboarders. Kevin also treats people who do not partake in sport on a regular basis. He is qualified to assess injuries, muscles and joints.

Kevin practices at the Haelan Clinic on:
The second Sunday of each month from 10:30am - 1:30pm , ad hoc appointments are available outside of these hours.
Ring Kevin on 07941 657 955 to book an appointment.

All appointments (Bowen Technique and massage) £45.00
Cheque or cash accepted only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

If you have any queries about The Bowen Technique or Sports Massage or you wish to make an appointment outside of these hours, call Kevin on 07941 657 955.

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Kim Wells B.A., Lic.Ac., Dip.J.C.M., Dip S.C.H.M., M.B. Ac., M.R.C.H.M

kim portraitKim Wells has been practising Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for over 25 years. Kim's interest and experience extend to a wide range of medical conditions and other forms of dis-ease but he has a particular interest in using acupuncture in the areas of joint and back problems, sports injuries, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines and tension-type headaches, men's problems, smoking addiction, fertility (IVF etc) and pregnancy including preparation for childbirth. Kim has recently written information leaflets on IBS (www.wellsacupuncture.co.uk/IBS) and Joint and Back Problems (www.wellsacupuncture.co.uk/joints ) which can be obtained at the Haelan Centre or on line.
Kim Wells can, if requested, combine Acupuncture with Chinese Herbal Medicine, in both cases basing his diagnosis and treatment on T.C.M. principles.
Kim Wells completed a three-year training in acupuncture in 1987 at The College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and then in 1988, took a one year course in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). organised by the Journal of Chinese Medicine. In 1991, following a two year intensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine, he obtained a diploma from the School of Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has completed a clinical training at a hospital in Nanjing, China, and trained with Marine Al-Khafaji, a leading Chinese herbal expert in the field of skin diseases.
He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Both of these professional  bodies ensure that members  have adequate training and clinical experience and follow a strict code of professional ethics. He practices Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Haelan Centre in North London.

Kim practices at the Haelan Clinic on: 
Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Appointments can also be scheduled for weekdays including early evenings.
Home visits can also be arranged. If you wish to book an appointment at the Clinic please call Kim directly on 07949 671 440. Should you wish to ask Kim for further information or ask him any questions, please do not hesitate to call him on 07949 671 440 or email him at kim@wellsacupuncture.co.uk .
Treatments are usually given once a week initially and at longer intervals as improvement occurs. Recently acquired conditions usually required less treatment than those that have persisted for a long time. Each treatment takes three-quarters of an hour to one hour.
 £45 per treatment. The initial consultation includes treatment and also costs £45. Concessionary rates are available, for students, those on lower incomes and those who because of other financial  commitments have relatively low disposable incomes. If you wish to cancel a session please give 24 hours notice, otherwise a cancellation fee may be charged.
Only cheques or cash can be taken in payment. Regrettably credit and debit cards can not be accepted.

For further information, please refer to Kim’s website (www.wellsacupuncture.co.uk)

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Kym Lang

Kym Lang BSc is a registered nutritional therapist, with a passion for digestive health and good food. She completed a training course with the researchers who developed the low FODMAP diet for IBS; and is an expert health advisor to Bowel Cancer UK. With extensive experience helping people achieve their health goals, she combines expertise and insight with endless encouragement. Kym is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).

Kym is at the Haelan Clinic on the 3rd Thursday of each month, and is available at other times. Email hello@pipnutrition.com or call 07748 246927 to book your personal consultation today
Instagram and Twitter @mskymlang

Initial consultation, with detailed health history and action plan £75 (60 min)
Follow up consultations, with action plan review and further recommendations £45 (45 min)
Try pip nutrition's 'feel good' package: 3 consultations at a discounted price of £150
Email and telephone support available between appointments

Payment accepted by cash or bank transfer; no credit or debit cards
If you have to cancel a session, please give 24 hours’ notice or a fee will be charged

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Michelle Austen-Marriott BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), LicAc, MBAcC

michelle portraitMichelle, a British Acupuncture Council member and a mother-of-two is very passionate in supporting couples trying to conceive.  She investigates every aspect of a woman’s health history and habits to determine which organs and meridians are out of balance, and then recommends a regimen of acupuncture, exercise, relaxation techniques and/or dietary changes to restore equilibrium to her body. When a woman’s body is restored to balance, the hormones needed for conception and pregnancy are produced the way nature intended.
Acupuncture offers a natural way to support your efforts to get pregnant. Acupuncture can improve your overall health and well-being, strengthen the organs and systems vital to reproduction, help to heal specific conditions that may affect your fertility (i.e. PCOS, Endometriosis) and even support Western-based reproductive technology such as IUI and IVF.
Traditional Chinese medicine describes the female reproductive system as a network of energy systems with complementary organs and hormonal responses. This network responds to stress, chemicals, lack of exercise, poor eating, and excess emotions, all of which can put the body off balance. Even a slight aberration can throw the entire system off so that it no longer functions smoothly. Yet, just as the body responds to negative influences, it also responds to gentle direction to return to balance.
One of the beauties of Eastern medicine is that there is no separation of mind, body, emotions and spirit, and acupuncture is based upon ministering to them all. Michelle believes this approach is more in alignment with the body’s own design. She also believes that because acupuncture focuses on restoring balance to the entire body, it can serve as a valuable adjunct to Western medical technology.
Michelle believes Acupuncture can provide you with a new source of health and hope in your quest to conceive and carry a healthy baby to term.

Michelle practices at the Haelan Clinic:
Sundays from 9am - 7pm; on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9.15am to 2.45pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Ad Hocs are available outside of these times, please ask Michelle.

For appointments and enquiries
Contact Michelle on 07966 030 077 or email michelleacupuncture@haelan.org.uk

For consultation & treatment lasting 1 hour: £50.00
A number of Health Care Plans such as HSA recognise acupuncture.
Cheque or cash accepted only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

If you have any questions about any aspect of acupuncture, please email or telephone Michelle direct and she will be happy to help.

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Michelle Flynn BSc TCM , BM Chinese Medicine , MBAcC

Michelle is a qualified and fully licensed Practitioner in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She graduated after studying at Middlesex University and Beijing University, the five year degree programme she undertook is respected as the highest Chinese medical degree.
Michelle also trained in the UK at the Asante Academy of TCM, North Middlesex Hospital and Whittington Hospital, and during her course was seconded to two of Beijing’s most reputed hospitals of both western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine; ‘Xi Yuan hospital’ and ‘The Japanese Chinese Friendship hospital’.
Michelle has been recommended by leading TCM practitioners from the UK and China and is represented and fully insured by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). Members of the BAcC have completed a thorough training of at least three years in traditional acupuncture and western medical science. The BAcC maintains common standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times. Members are covered by Medical Malpractice and Public/Products Liability insurance.
Extensive travel and living in France, Japan and China has made Michelle adaptable, versatile and resourceful, which positively impacts her clinical practice. Her areas of interest and expertise are female emotional and gynaecological disorders, infertility and pain management.

Michelle practises at the Haelan Clinic on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
To book an appointment or for more information please contact Michelle direct either via email or by telephone 07737 735 529.
For more information regarding my practise please see my website - www.acupunctureandchineseremedies.co.uk

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

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Rita Shamia

Rita Shamia (Dip BH MAcuC, CNHC) qualified with Distinction in Acupuncture (TCM) and TuiNa therapeutic massage at the highly regarded Body Harmonics Centre in Cheltenham.
She has trained in advanced clinical acupuncture at the University of Shandong in Jinan, China, the Hospital of Traditional Medicine in Hanoi, Vietnam and at the College of Chinese Medicine in London. She also studied Microsystems with the world-renowned John Tindall at the Yuan Centre in Colliers Wood and Master Tung acupuncture with Philip Weeks.
he has completed training in Fertility Acupuncture and supports clients to improve their fertility and also whilst they are undergoing IVF.
Rita teaches acupuncture to TCM students at the College of Chinese Medicine.
Rita is an experienced micro-systems practitioner (auricular, scalp and facial cosmetic acupuncture including facial massage), and also uses cupping, moxa, magnets and electro acupuncture. She is also a TuiNa Master (Chinese medical massage) and can deliver this dynamic form of therapeutic massage independently or combined with acupuncture.
While travelling in the north of Thailand, Rita discovered and trained in Tok Sen, a 5000 year old form of musculo-skeletal, energetic and vibrational body therapy that uses a special wooden hammer and wedge. It’s totally painless and delivers a unique experience for musculo-skeletal issues. There are very few practitioners offering this in the UK.
As a qualified swimming instructor, Rita also supports clients using an eclectic approach to swimming and water therapy.
Rita believes in offering her clients a genuinely holistic approach to their health using a variety of therapeutic tools. She is committed to increasing her knowledge through continuous professional development travelling to Asia, working in traditional medicine hospitals and attending clinical workshops and advanced courses to support her clients with the best possible healthcare.

Rita offers a range of oriental therapies that complement each other but can also be delivered as standalone treatments.

  • Body Acupuncture

Effective for musculo-skeletal conditions (Rita has a particular interest in spinal acupuncture) stress, emotional health, women's healthcare, chronic pain, digestive/gastrointestinal problems, migraine, insomnia, fatigue, eczema, asthma and bronchitis. However, sometimes clients simply feel below par, perhaps vulnerable to colds and viruses, or lacking in energy or motivation, but can't quite pinpoint what's wrong. This is where acupuncture can make a real difference.

  • Auricular acupuncture

Particularly effective for stress and in treating addictions to nicotine, alcohol, drugs, and sugar. It supports weight loss and is now used by the American military for PTSD. A protocol of just 5 tiny needles take a minute to put in and stay for half an hour, making it an ideal treatment for busy people. You stay clothed and seated throughout and relax while the needles do their work.

  • Scalp acupuncture

This relatively new form of acupuncture is renowned for treating neurological and conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. However, this micro system can also be used for many other conditions.

  • Facial cosmetic acupuncture

The natural facelift is a wonderful, toxin free alternative to invasive surgical treatments, promoting collagen, reducing lines, toning and enhancing facial contours. This is combined with a relaxing facial rejuvenation massage and requires a block of six treatments.

  • TuiNa Chinese remedial massage

TuiNa is a dynamic and powerful remedial ‘massage’ more akin to osteopathy or physiotherapy, that massage, and is used to treat a variety of health issues as well as being very effective for musculo-skeletal conditions such as neck and back pain, whiplash, sciatica, knee pain and frozen shoulder. A TuiNa treatment typically happens whilst the person is still clothed, usually on the couch but sometimes seated depending on the condition. It is delivered as a stand-alone treatment or to complement acupuncture.

  • Tok Sen Thai Tapping Therapy
An ancient Northern Thai energetic and vibrational musculo-skeletal therapy. Tok Sen is a rhythmic method of tapping using a special wooden hammer and wedge (called a 'Limb' and 'Khone') combined with Thai acu-points that creates a healing vibration working deeply through the fascia and muscles in the body. It’s totally pain-free and incredibly effective in relaxing body and mind, and reducing musculo-skeletal pain and tension


Acupuncture £50, 1 hour
Acupuncture/TuiNa massage £60, 1 hour
Acupuncture/TuiNa massage/Tok Sen £70, 1 hour
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture and facial massage £90, 75 minutes
(A course of six treatments is recommended. If block booked then you receive the seventh treatment free)
Tuina massage £45, 30 minutes
Tok Sen £50, 30 minutes

Payment by cash or bank transfer accepted only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session please give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

Rita is available for appointments from Monday to Saturday including evenings. Please contact her directly on 07961 346822 to arrange a suitable time or to answer any questions you may have. Her website provides more detailed information.
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Shampa Bell

  • Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture is well known for improving fertility for both men and women. Countless scientific studies have been conducted, proving its effectiveness. Shampa is skilled at determining each individual patient needs and challenges and is then able to create a customised plan to enhance fertility, while being fully aware of where Western medicine would be useful as well. 
Acupuncture can increase fertility by:

  • reducing stress
  • increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs
  • helps improve embryo implantation
  • balancing the endocrine system.
  • regulate menstrual cycle
  • support ovulation dysfunction

Acupuncture can also help with:

  • amenorrhea
  • decreased ovarian reserve
  • endometriosis
  • irregular periods
  • low libido
  • menopause
  • PMS
  • recurrent miscarriage
  • uterine fibroids
  • unexplained fertility

Shampa starts her practise at the Haelan Centre on Saturday 11th March. For more information or to book an appointment contact Shampa via email or by phone 07940 963 617.


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Susan Tyrrell

susan portraitSusan graduated in 1993 with a degree in Osteopathy and continues in post-graduate education and development, working alongside many different osteopathic practitioners. She teaches Cranial Osteopathy at undergraduate level (British College of Osteopathic Medicine) and postgraduate level (Sutherland Cranial College).

In 1989 Susan qualified as a Registered General Nurse at the Royal London Hospital. This training brings a balance between allopathic and complementary thinking to her work.

Susan Practices at the Haelan Clinic:
On Tuesdays 4pm-8pm; ad hoc appointments are available, please call Susan or more information.

To Book an Appointment:
Ring Susan directly on 07967 824 557 to book an appointment or to find out more.

Charges are:

Adult's appointments:
Initial Consultation lasts an hour and costs £55
Follow up consultations last 45 mins and cost £49

Children's appointments:
Initial Consultation costs £50 and
Follow Up Appointments cost £45

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged.

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Vanessa Alves

I look at the body as a whole (holistically) and examine possible root causes by looking at how the different systems of the body work together and impact each other. This allows me to get to the root problem and tailor a plan that is unique to you. The person is treated not the disease.
If/when necessary I can advise for and provide functional testing (e.g. food intolerance and/or allergy testing, comprehensive stool analysis and parasitology, adrenal stress profile etc). I am registered and work with reputable laboratories (CNS, Genova Diagnostics)

I have a particular interest in digestive health problems such as:

  • IBS
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Ulcers
  • Reflux

The initial consultation will last between an hour to an hour and a half. I will ask you questions about your body, diet, family history and any medication or supplements you are currently taking. I will ask you information on all aspects or your health and lifestyle. I will then e-mail you your plan 1 day later (if not given to you on the day of our appointment).

I am registered with the Naturopathic Nutrition Association and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. I am also fully insured.


Reiki is the Japanese word for "Universal life energy". It helps people to move towards balance and wholeness. It's a Japanese healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes the natural healing processes of the body and restores physical and emotional well-being.
It's a simple, natural and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.
The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The Recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation and the whole person is treated not just a specific area. You may or may not feel sensations. The sessions can take from 45 minutes to an hour depending on the person's needs.
The benefits of Reiki may include deep relaxation, calmness and a peaceful sense of well-being. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling or see colours, whist others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.

A 1 hour session is £50 and 45 minutes is £40.

I'm at the Haelan Clinic on the second Tuesday of the month from 11am until 2pm but I am available on request on other days and times. I am also available to travel to your home or office. 

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07956 581 949 or via email vanessacalves@hotmail.co.uk or Facebook fb@vanessacalves.holisticnutrition

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