Haelan Centre Homepage The Haelan Clinic Section
Herbs & Spices by Mail OrderSite MapContact DetailsE-mail to us
Click on the topics below to expand/collapse related menu


The Haelan Clinic Practitioners

Abi Brazil BA Hons, CRM5, PRM, CNHC

I am a Clinical Reflexologist, holding a Level 5 Mastership in Reflexology, the highest qualification available in the UK today and am passionate about the healing power of reflexology. As a Clinical Reflexologist, I am trained to work with medical conditions as well as offering treatments focusing on pure relaxation.
Reflexology can help relieve symptoms of many ailments as well as improve overall feelings of wellbeing. 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 further qualifications in Reflexology for Women's Health and Hot Stone Reflexology. In 2018 I qualified as a Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage practitioner which is an evidence based, award winning technique built on the same principles as Lymphatic Drainage Massage/Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). This ground breaking technique focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet using reflexology and has been proven to reduce swelling and improve quality of life in breast cancer sufferers with secondary lympheodema.

I am fully insured and a member of Professional Reflexology organisation as well as the CNHC - the UK government backed voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Some health care cash plans may cover reflexology.

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. At the end of the session I may offer you some homecare advice if appropriate. First treatments include a health and lifestyle consultation which takes around 15 - 20 mins. 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 07971 523 672 to book an appointment. You can also email her at abi@reflexologyroomlondon.co.uk

Charges are:

1st appointment 75 mins: £65
All subsequent appointments 60 mins: £60
Reflexology Lymph Drainage
1st appointment 90 mins: £75
All subsequent appointments 75 mins: £65

Cheque or cash accepted; no credit or debit cards. Bank transfer accepted prior to appointment only - please ask for bank details.

Cancellation policy
If you have to cancel a session you need to give 24 hours notice or a fee will be charged. This may differ for pregnant clients going into labour.


Back to top

Alistair Smith

Sound Healing

Alistair has been in love with music and the nature of sound from an early age. He uses his training and experience as a sound healer, together with that as a composer and musician to provide a unique therapeutic approach. With compassion, understanding and empathy, you will be attentively listened to in order to ascertain the best course of treatment for you. Each session is tailor made to your needs and intention using tuning forks, voice, singing bowls, gongs and pure therapeutic frequencies.

Sound Healing is a holistic therapy that can reach the heart of all issues. It simultaneously effects the body, emotions, mind and spirit, and can energetically clear, restructure, and align us into harmony and balance. It is a powerful catalyst for change and growth, elevating our being to a higher level of knowing, health and wellbeing.

Sound is the primal creative and structural force in the universe and through it we can experience a profound sense of belonging. It is the essence of harmony and balance.

Alistair qualified with the College of Sound Healing in 2014 and has attended training courses with leading figures in Sound Healing including Jill Purce, Nikki Slade, Fabian Maman, Simon Heather and Jenni Roditi. He qualified as a tutor for the College of Sound Healing in 2017. Alistair also has 25 years experience as a musician, composer, teacher and writer and has enjoyed playing a variety of styles of music around the UK and Europe. Alistair and his partner, Julia Moore, run Yoga and Sound Healing retreats in the UK and Greece.


First session: £40
Subsequent sessions: £50

To book an appointment please contact Alistair directly on 07805 408 576 or email alistairsound@gmail.com

For more info go to soundcoherence.co.uk


Back to top

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

Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

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 Saturdays 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. 

Back to top

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.

Back to top

Jo Sorotos

I have always had a love of movement and, paradoxically, the peace and stillness that can be found through movement, be it a quality yoga class, hiking or swimming in the sea.
Equally I am fascinated and reassured by the philosophical approach that runs throughout the Asian therapies of the union and interplay of 'opposites' through which balance is found, expressed simply in the Chinese concept of Yin-Yang – an over-used and abused concept - but still a very important one. This paradigm is fundamentally non-judgemental, anti-hierarchical and holistic – all qualities we are in urgent need of in this world imho.
Thai Yoga Massage reflects all of this. It is a no-nonsense type of therapy – very practical and grounded, and not only very effective but also beautiful. In terms of the balance of 'opposites', it can be (according to what is needed for the individual) - energising and restorative / gentle and strong / exhilarating and grounding / releasing and soothing / dynamic and still. These are the reasons why I originally wanted to train in it, and continue to love practising it.
I trained to Advanced Practitioner level in Thai Yoga Massage from 2001-2004 with one of the UK's foremost teachers, at the School of Thai Yoga Massage (accredited by the Complementary Therapists Association). I have been practising full-time since then, and also continue to consolidate and develop my knowledge, both of anatomy & physiology (gaining a distinction in an OU Human Biology course in 2014) and of related therapies & practices.
As well as clinic work, I practice in theatres, working with leading London orchestras and other performers. I also treat adults with autism and a range of learning disabilities.
I practice Iyengar Yoga, Qigong and attempt to meditate daily.
I have a degree in Communications and Sociology, and had a previous career in arts project management, and festival production.

Jo Sorotos practices Thai Yoga Massage at the Haelan Centre on the 3rd Friday of the month from 4-7pm. Other appointments are available by arrangement.
To book an appointment or enquiries: please call Jo on 07980 586 538 or email jo.sorotos@gmail.com
Further info:

£60 for 1hr, £80 for 1.5hrs, and £100 for 2hrs. 
Payment by cash, cheque or online transfer.

Please note that 24 hours notice is required for cancellations or a fee may be charged.

Back to top

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

Back to top

Juliana Alves

I qualified as a Level 2 EFT Practitioner in 2017 and since then I have been having amazing results with the people I had the pleasure to work with. I previously trained as a lawyer, but never really felt fulfilled with the work I was doing, so when the time came for me to make a change in my professional life, I opted for something that would give me the pleasure of really making a difference into people's lives.
Working with EFT is very rewarding, as I can actually see real shifts happening in my clients life perspectives, emotions, body posture and even facial expressions, and, as a practitioner I am most passionate about it.

EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques, or simply Tapping is a talking therapy with a physical element - tapping on a few specific acupressure points as we speak, in order to re-establish balance in the body's energy system and therefore effectively resolving emotional, psychological and even physical issues.

The combination of tapping on the acupressure points, as the client verbalises the right wording connected to the problem, causes a change in the brain chemistry that allows the emotional blocks to be released, as the brain amygdala diminishes (the brain area that responds to threat and stress in general) in size and the hippocampus increases (the brain area in which the evaluation process of life events and the finding of solutions take place). All this change in the brain chemistry will enable emotional and psychological shifts within the psyche of the client to happen and they will be able to see and feel things from a different perspective from before, and that's how the treatment makes a difference in the client's life, that's the goal that EFT aims to achieve as a therapy.

EFT can be used for releasing the emotional charge of traumas, cravings, phobias, PTSD and stress, or even to achieve goals that would be otherwise difficult, due to the client's emotional blocks and disturbance in their electromagnetic energy system.

There is also a lot of scientific research linking EFT to epigenetics, neuroplasticity, memory reconsolidation, stress release and psychoneuroimmunology, which shows how our electromagnetic energy system is intimately connected to the molecules that carry information throughout our bodies and the benefits that sessions of EFT can provide in the clients life and health.
I am fully insured and I am a member of the AAMET International, the Association for the Advancement of the Meridian Energy Techniques.

My website address is www.efttherapylondon.co.uk
For a Skype session, please book directly on the website.
For a session at the Haelan Centre, please e-mail me at: juliana@efttherapylondon.co.uk
Prices are £70 for a Skype session and £85 for a presential session.
Feel free to e-mail me if you would like to have a free taster session.


Back to top

Karen Eyo

  • Art of Stretching

Karen A Eyo is excited to be part of the Haelan Clinic as an Art Of Stretching Therapist. Sessions are done on the Lajin Bench (Lajin means stretching the tendon) and comes from Chinese Holistic approach to healing.
The Lajin stretch is suitable for beginners to advanced there are many health benefits which include increased energy, relaxation and sense of well-being, improves posture, reduces aches and pains and improvement with flexibility and balance.
Karen also has a personal Training background and has worked in various private gyms 1-1 clients at the BBC studios and Rolls Royce.

Art of Stretching 30 minute sessions are available Monday to Thursday.

Packages on offer

30 sessions £300.00
20 sessions £200.00
10 sessions £100.00

Taster session 30 minutes £15.00

All sessions are at 41 The Broadway London N8 8DT

Contact Karen on 07530 348 124 or via email

Back to top


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.

Back to Top


Kate O'Connell

  • Therapeutic Coaching & Counselling

I have been working in a therapeutic and coaching capacity since 1995 and aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients. I work collaboratively in a creative partnership to explore ways to help you move forward.
I have a particular interest in women's issues. I have supported women on their journey to build healthy relationships with themselves and their bodies; in their search to make sense of childhood experiences, and in their relationships with parents, partners, children and work.

Therapeutic coaching and counselling can be helpful when you are feeling stuck or unhappy, and finding it hard to navigate areas where you are not living as fully as you would like.

It can help you:
- Make sense of thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour
- Develop internal resources and foster sources of inner strength and healing
- Identify and re-evaluate core-beliefs
- Cultivate kinder and more compassionate ways of relating to yourself and others
- Grow in self-awareness and fulfil your potential
- Create the possibility of change and implement strategies to sustain it

I also specialise in working with a method called Voice Dialogue which can be a particularly powerful and transformational tool. For more information on Voice Dialogue see my website www.kateoconnellcoaching.co.uk or www.voicedialogueinternational.com.
I trained at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies from 1992-5. I then went on to complete an executive coaching certificate from Henley Business School and a facilitator training in Voice Dialogue.

Initial Consultation and Fees
The initial consultation is an opportunity to meet, ask questions, and determine whether we could work together.
Initial consultation - £45.00
Hourly Sessions - £60.00

To book an appointment please contact Kate directly on 07762 571057 or email kate@koconnell.co.uk.
For more information see www.kateoconnellcoaching.co.uk


Back to Top

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

Back to top

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 2pm-5pm, 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) £55.00
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.

Back to top

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)

Back to top

Louise Doherty BSc (Hons), SRP, MCSP, MAACP

louise portraitLouise qualified in 2001 from Kings College London with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Since qualifying she has worked predominantly in the NHS, most notably at Kings College Hospital and University College Hospital.

Most recently working as the Operational Service Manager and Extended Scope Physiotherapist for Islington Primary Care Trust (Whittington Health), in this role Louise assessed and treated a wide range of patients, and was responsible for ordering diagnostic imaging (MRI, US Scans, X-rays) when required. Working closely with Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Neurology Consultants; and as part of the Diagnostic Triage Clinics for onward referral to Consultants and Local Hospitals. Louise is also trained at Masters Level in Joint Injection Therapy, and provided an injection service for the Islington patients.

Louise has also worked at The Princess Grace, HCA Hospital and at various private practices in London.

Trained at postgraduate level Louise is able to offer a range of Clinical Treatments including, Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilisations/Manipulation, Acupuncture, Muscle Energy Techniques, Pilates and Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation, and Pre and Post natal care.
Louise is trained as a post graduate in Modified Pilates by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).  Teaching 1:2:1 and Class Modified Pilates since 2006.

Louise practises at the Haelan Clinic on:
Thursdays & Fridays

To book an appointment
Please contact Louise on 07964 354 854

For more information about how physiotherapy can help you email louise@ldphysiopilates.co.uk. Or see Louise's website at www.ldphysiopilates.co.uk


Assessment 45 minutes: £60
Treatment 30 minutes: £40
1 to 1 Modified Pilates: 60 minutes £60, 30 minutes £35

Cheque or cash accepted only; no credit or debit cards. If you wish to cancel a session please give 24 hours notice, otherwise a cancellation fee may be charged.

Back to top

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 has been practising at the Haelan Clinic for over fifteen years and 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:
Monday to Friday 9.15am - 3pm. Wednesday evenings 6.45pm - 9.45pm. Sundays 2.30pm - 8.30pm. 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

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.

Back to top


Michelle Flynn BSc TCM , BM Chinese Medicine , MBAcC

Michelle is a senior practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), fully qualified and licensed to practise Acupuncture, Tuina (acupressure massage) and prescribe Herbal Medicine.
She obtained her BSc Honours degree at both Middlesex University, UK and Beijing University, China. The five year full time degree programme she undertook is respected as the highest chinese medical degree. Part of her clinical practice included training 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.
After graduation Michelle was offered a teaching position at the Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine (affiliated with Middlesex University) there she supervised and taught students during their clinical practice i.e., administration of acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine.
She ran one of the pain clinics at the Whittington Hospital and later helped set up an acupuncture clinic in the Ante-natal/Maternity ward.
Michelle is currently working for the National Health Service (NHS) administering acupuncture and acupressure massage (Tuina) as a pain relief in the pain management department.
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 has been recommended by leading TCM practitioners from the UK and China and is represented and fully insured by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

Medical Insurance Accepted: Axa, Pruhealth, Vitality, Simple Health, Aviva, etc

'I had tried various self-help therapies to help alleviate my back problems and to increase my chance in getting pregnant but had no luck So when I saw Michelle's leaflet at my GP Surgery I thought I'd give it a go. Michelle was very reassuring & professional in her manner & set me on a course of weekly acupuncture & later prescribed herbs. She was always friendly and chatty towards me and I can now count her as a close ally. Her treatment did make me fall pregnant which I was ecstatic about. Post pregnancy I continued to seek further treatment and can say that acupuncture has really helped me and would definitely recommend it to others & with Michelle!'
Mina, Enfield

'Michelle is an absolute miracle worker and I cannot recommend her highly enough! I first saw Michelle when I was 13 weeks pregnant and had had a migraine for 5 days. I contacted her in desperation as I could not take my normal medication and alternative therapy was my only option. I have to admit that I wasn’t convinced of how effective acupuncture would be for my migraines. However Michelle worked her magic and immediately after the first session I felt a significant reduction in the level of pain. By the next day I had almost recovered and after a follow up session with Michelle I felt like a new person. I have suffered with migraines throughout my pregnancy and each time I have contacted Michelle immediately. She has cured all of them for me very quickly. I plan on seeing Michelle for treatment of any condition I face in the future. I feel very lucky to have found her and would not consider using anyone else!'
Leonie, Crouch End.

'I suffered from sinusitis for months it went from bad to worse no prescription nor over the counter drugs worked. Michelle saved my misery with some sessions of acupuncture I haven't had any recurrence as yet.'
Damien, Highgate.

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.

Back to top


Shampa Bell

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • TCM
  • Nutrition
  • Shiatsu

Shampa has over 15 years of experience and her training and qualifications include acupuncture, TCM, yoga, shiatsu, and nutrition.
Shampa specialises in women's health and fertility, sports injuries, anti-ageing and stress related problems. Known for her effective and lasting results Shampa combines acupuncture with nutritional therapy and herbal medicine to achieve the best results.
Combining her love of eastern medicine and broad knowledge of western medicine has allowed Shampa to be a healthcare practitioner who understands health and wellness from both an eastern and western perspective. Shampa identifies and treats the root cause of a patient’s symptoms or health concerns. This approach enables the entire body to repair and re-balance from the inside out.
Shampa also runs Practitioner level cosmetic acupuncture courses.
The Cosmetic Skin Needling course will teach students to become proficient in anti-ageing treatments using cosmetic acupuncture techniques and derma-roller methods. This course caters to people of all levels, including clinic owners, qualified practitioners or home users with no previous experience. This course will provide you with all the information and practical skills you need to offer safe and effective anti-ageing and cosmetic treatments.
This course is very popular and places sell out quickly.

Below is a list of conditions Shampa frequently treats


  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • RSI
  • Whiplash
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Knee Pain
  • Achilles Tendonitis


  • IVF Assistance
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes
  • Unexplained Fertility
  • Period Pain
  • Amenhorrea
  • Irregular cycle


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Stress related problems

Acupuncture £50, 1 hour
Nutrition consultation & plan £50, 1 hour
Yoga 1:1 £50, 1 hour

3 month IVF and fertility package available. Includes:

  • Full nutritional consultation and plan
  • Weekly acupuncture
  • Home yoga programme
  • Details available on request.

Payment by cash only; no credit or debit cards.

Cancellation policy
Please note that 24 hours notice is required for cancellations or a fee will be charged.
To book:
To book an appointment please contact Shampa directly on 07940 963 617 or email shampa@shampabell.com. Shampa practices at the Haelan Clinic on Saturdays.


Back to top

Shirley Amatsakio

  • Holistic Coaching
  • Soul Plan Analysis

shirleyMy objective is to support you to change.
You choose your goal, and I help you to meet - and go beyond - your chosen personal or professional goal.
Together we write and stick to a realistic step-by-step plan. This helps to identify your strengths, recognise the things you can improve, and find ways to realise what you want to achieve. You will be given homework, a things-to-do-list, after each session.
You determine the pace and direction. I support, motivate and encourage you to learn and reflect so you can make those changes.
The tools I use in supporting you, is a blend of conventional and intuitive methods. It is a holistic approach, designed to help you to transform.
One of the methods I use is the Soul Plan Analysis. This will be the first session of your Holistic Coaching programme. We then decide our next steps, including additional session you may need to help you to change.

What is a Soul Plan Analysis?

A Soul Plan Analysis is an excellent way to help you connect with who you truly are: what you are good at, what you might find difficult, and your aims in life.
Based on your original birth name, as mentioned on your birth certificate, I translate your name into Hebrew. Each letter brings certain sounds and relates to values. They have meaning and bring vibrations into this world to help you attract what you want to experience, and to help you make decisions about your development.
You receive a full Soul Plan Analysis report after the session.

Email shirley@owahan.com
Mobile 0797 1061 763
Website https://owahan.com/

Back to top


Susan Woodward

  • Nurtitional Therapy

susanI am a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist trained in the principles of Functional Medicine. I studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine for 3 years. My passion for nutrition developed after Chronic Fatigue Syndrome left me struggling for many years with a range of debilitating health issues and Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine were critical players in my healing journey.

Disease and ill health occur when the body is out of balance. Nutritional Therapy seeks to restore that balance by addressing the root cause of symptoms and illness via support of our body's biochemical processes. From a cellular level upwards, our body requires certain nutrients, in specific ratios, to function properly. If we have developed nutritional imbalances and/or deficiencies then over time these processes may break down and result in symptoms, illness and, ultimately, chronic disease states

Everything we eat/drink is an opportunity to nourish and repair our body. However, those of us following a typical western diet are often making food choices that burden and stress our bodies. Correcting our eating habits, identifying nutritional imbalances and making the right food choices now can restore health and set you on the right path for a healthy future.
I have a particular interest in supporting:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Immune Health
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Digestive issues
  • Blood Sugar Balancing: Pre-Diabetics, Type 1 & 2 Diabetics
  • Weight Management

    To book an appointment or to have a chat about your health goals please contact me directly on: 07769 908 067 or email: info@replenishyourlife.co.uk

Appointments are conducted at the Haelan clinic. For those who are not local I conduct consultations via Skype.

For full details about the consultation process, payment and cancellation terms please see my website www.replenishyourlife.co.uk

Back to top

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, via email vanessacalves@hotmail.co.uk or through Facebook fb@vanessacalves.holisticnutrition

Back to top


Yvette Marks

Having been interested in esoteric subjects for as long as she can remember, Yvette has gone on to study Psychology, Astrology, the Tarot, the Runes and various systems of energetic healing such as Reiki, TAT basics and Theta Healing.

She has completed the Sacred Trust's Three Year Professional Shamanic Practitioner’s training, is an initiate of the Path of Pollen shamanic tradition and has embarked upon a new three year shamanic training programme with the Sacred Trust called the Return of the Pythoness.

For Yvette, personally, it is the practice of shamanic techniques which has brought everything together and which has lit everything up. The focus of her work is on healing and on using all the tools she has learned to help bring magical and lasting changes into our lives. If there is anyone out there who is struggling and who could be helped by receiving shamanic healing, she really wants them to know that this type of healing exists. 

Whoever you are and whatever your sacred dream is (that goal of yours which is untainted by ego or by the expectations of others) she wants you to be helped to achieve this. It doesn't matter what this dream is, whether it's to sweep the streets or to provide healthcare for others, she believes that, for every step that anyone takes towards fulfilling their dream, the rest of us reaps the rewards (provided, of course, that the step's taken without hindering the dreams of others.)
She is also the author of the book, Tales of an Aspiring Shaman

What to Expect
There are all sorts of reasons to come for a session. Some people come out of pure curiosity, others may come because they have a problem they would like to solve or a decision to make while others come for healing, be it physical or emotional.
It is you, the client, who sets the wheels of healing and of self-growth in motion through setting the intention to heal…through coming for healing.
At times, the healing and the events that follow seem miraculous and, at other times, the healing unfolds in a far more subtle way. The most important measure of success is the evolution over time from possibly feeling depleted to feeling as though you are coping or from possibly coping to feeling as though you are thriving, Of feeling connected, filled with energy, able to make decisions and to meet life’s appointments.
The time to integrate each session into your life is different for each client and for each session and it is always up to you to determine if and when you would like your next session to be.
In the same way, through your own healing process, it is possible that you will want to work with other specialists and these sessions are not intended to replace the services that these other specialists provide. For example, you can continue to see your doctor, herbalist, nutritionist and so forth while you see Yvette. On rare occasions, it may be possible that it isn't the right time for Yvette to work with you, in which case, she will always seek to explain why and to find an alternative to refer you to.
The work stands on the shoulders of the thousands and thousands who have gone before us; from the ancient Egyptians who suggested that all knowing comes from within and that, by knowing ourselves, we can even know the gods; to the Zulu people of Africa who say, 'if the future doesn’t come toward you, you have to go fetch it' ...and many, many others besides. Yet, it is also ever new and Yvette continues to be humbled, awed and enthused by the ways in which the healing stories unfold.
Within the sessions, Yvette seeks to share some of the following benefits with her clients:

Engaging with the wonder of knowing that there is more to this world than that which we can see, feel and touch;
A rich exploration of the self, shining a light on the strengths and talents which so often go unnoticed and upon the gifts and opportunities which lie hidden beneath the more challenging parts of ourselves;
Reinterpreting the stories of past, present and future and of self and others in a way which supports growth, choice and freedom;
Setting goals and ambitions that flow from the heart's desire;
Actively relating and responding to the moods and events of life in a way which supports whatever it is that you are trying to achieve;
An ongoing and deepening sense of empowerment, vitality and purpose.

To read the testimonials from other clients, please visit www.yvettemarks.co.uk

Price: £85 per hour. Payments can be made in cash, by bank transfer or via paypal. There are no debit or credit card facilities.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a session, please provide as much notice as possible. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will not be refunded.
To book a session, or for an informal chat to find out more, please send me an email.


Back to top

  Healing Hand Organic and Wholefood | Herbs, Nutrition & Bodycare | Remedies
The Haelan Clinic | Our Roots | Resources | Homepage

  Last updated: 11 November 2018 Legal Notes   info@haelan.co.uk   Credits