DC BSc(Chiro) LHom
Chiropractor and Homeopath
The word ‘chiropractor’ meant very little to me when it was suggested that I take my daughter to see one. The outcome was remarkable and it meant that it was not necessary to have the surgery she was told she would need on her neck. The chiropractor she saw practised the ‘McTimoney’ method, a particularly gentle and whole-body way of working. That experience inspired me to become a chiropractor.
GP and Homeopath
I am a GP in Southampton. I began training in homeopathy as it is clear that for many conditions conventional treatment options are not effective and can have unwanted side effects. It seemed to me that there must be another way to help people suffering from symptoms such as these.
I am in easy reach to see patients from Southampton, Winchester, Andover, Hook, Basingstoke, Chandlers Ford and Romsey.
I believe in whole person medicine. No illness exists in isolation. The human body is immensely sophisticated and complicated and we do not understand it fully. Therefore the illness cannot be separated from the person suffering the disease. This may be as simple as stress impairing the immune system to far more complex interactions.
Homeopathic treatment seeks to match the underlying disturbance in the system and stimulate the body to correct itself.
My registering body is the faculty of homeopathy- the professional body responsible for training medical professionals in homeopathy and for monitoring continuing professional development.
Peter first became interested in massage therapy after suffering a sports injury while studying kung fu. His martial arts back round has given him a keen interest in the way the body moves and functions, an interest that serves to drive an investigative, as well as hands on approach to massage therapy.
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Debbie is the mainstay of the clinic since she joined us in 2012. As well as managing the practice, she is a longstanding patient so she knows just how everyone feels when they first come into the clinic. She is committed, together with the reception staff, to making the experience a very positive one.
All our reception team are here to help you enjoy coming in to see us and having a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. If there is anything you feel we could do better, just let us know.
I have recently joined the clinic and manage the reception when Debbie is on holiday. I really enjoy making people feel at home and welcome when they arrive. I have been a seeing Vanessa for a few years for chronic back pain and I am now pain free.
In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, scuba diving and being a carer/companion for a disabled adult. I am also training to be a dog groomer as I am passionate about animals.
I have been working behind the desk in Reception since I was a puppy. My role is to meet patients and make them feel at relaxed and at home. I look forward to the end of my shift when I am allowed to have a fish treat from the store cupboard.