Robert Pettingell D.O.
Robert graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1984, having grown up and had all his schooling in the High Wycombe area..
With over 34 years of working as an osteopath, he has a wide variety of osteopathic experience and interests from treating children through to nonagenarians. Offering an integrated approach to osteopathy, combining structural techniques with deep tissue massage, alongside exercise prescription, postural and ergonomic advice to achieve the best results for each patient.
Robert is an ex county badminton player, and a current triathlete GB age grouper, where has won a national championship and medals in European championships, both in the Standard and Middle-distance events, as such he has a special interest in Sports Injuries.
Robert is also a level 2 triathlon coach and level 3 Pilates Teacher.
Anne Wright D.O.
I trained at The British School of Osteopathy in London qualifying in 1989 after completing the 4 year full time diploma course. While working as an Assistant in two other osteopathic practices I set up my own practice in Ruislip in 1990. I extended my interest in sports injuries by running a sport injury clinic at Hayes Stadium for a few years and I also worked with Uxbridge Rugby Club treating their sports injuries for several seasons. I have attended many courses since qualifying including first aid, pregnancy related problems, dry needling (similar to acupuncture), strapping, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, naturopathy and numerous courses in Cranial Osteopathy which has become a speciality of mine, especially treating babies and children and expectant mothers. I now teach on the post-graduate cranial osteopathy courses at the British School of Osteopathy which also involves quarterly training days.
Jenny Knott B.Ost B.S.c. (Hons)
Following a Sport and Exercise Science degree, Jenny Knott worked in a corporate environment for a few years before deciding to re-train as an Osteopath, qualifying in 2008 from the British School of Osteopathy. Jenny’s first experience of Osteopathy was as a competitive swimmer and via her hobbies of skiing, windsurfing and running, finding it so effective that she was keen to learn more and pursue Osteopathy as a profession. Jenny still enjoys sports and in her spare time she is busy looking after her young children, gardening and baking.Jenny has developed an effective, personable approach for assessing each patient individually. Her aim is to get to the root cause of the problem in order to implement the most appropriate treatment approach. She uses a range of osteopathic techniques and always gives specific, relevant advice such as exercises, dietary, ergonomic or wellbeing advice to prevent future problems.
Hazel Hanley (M.Ost)
Hazel graduated from the London School of Osteopathy with a Master of Osteopathy degree in 2013. Previously, Hazel held management roles in retail, supply chain and project management. Whilst working as a store manager for a wine company, a role involving extensive manual handling, Hazel first encountered back pain and fortunately the benefits of osteopathy. Hazel was so impressed with the transformation to her health that she decided to train to become an osteopath herself. Hazel has also undertaken sports massage qualifications and she often incorporates elements of this into her treatments.
Hazel really enjoys the diversity of working in a clinic where she sees a wide variety of people with a range of complaints. Her previous work experience gives her a real understanding of the stresses and strains that can arise from both heavy manual handling and sedentary work. More recently, Hazel has had two boys, now aged 4 and 1: her experiences during and after pregnancy have led to a special interest in treating both expectant mothers and post-natal women and she has undertaken further training in peri-natal care.
Harry Pettingell M.Ost. BSc. (Hons)
Harry has recently graduated from the University college of Osteopathy with a Masters of Osteopathy degree (M.Ost). Harry has a particular interest in sports injuries, as he enjoys playing football to a high level, running and cycling in his spare time. Other areas of interest are in nutrition, sleep, and biomechanics. Harry is passionate about patient centred care and thrives to get patients improving in function and decreasing pain so patients can get back to doing what they love (through manual treatment and exercise prescription). He will be working in the Castle street clinic as well as from Risborough Osteopaths and at Long Crendon Clinic. Harry is also a qualified level 3 sports massage therapist and will be offering this at the Risborough and Long Crendon Clinics.
Gilly Hewlett, MBACP
Gilly is a professionally qualified and experienced Person-Centred counsellor, also trained in a range of other therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques (CBT) and Creative Therapy. This enables her to offer clients a very personal and individual experience, tailor made to their unique needs and requirements. Her aim is to create a genuinely trusting relationship with her clients, so they may feel accepted and understood, safe in the knowledge that they can say anything without fear of judgment or criticism.
Gilly sees clients of all ages, but has extensive experience working with teenagers and young adults having provided counselling in Buckinghamshire secondary schools and at a local youth advisory centre.
For more information, please visit Gilly’s website (gillyhewlett.co.uk).
Julia Appleton BSc (Hons) MBACP
A fully qualified and experienced counsellor, Julia works with adults (18+) from all cultures, orientations and backgrounds. This can be either on a short or long-term basis, depending on what a
person might need. Drawing on over 20 years of clinical experience in the healthcare system, both within the NHS and the private sector, she offers individual counselling to people struggling with a broad range of of emotional difficulties. This might be depression, anxiety, loss, relationship difficulties, illness, trauma or perhaps a sense that something isn’t quite right. There are lots of
different reasons why people seek help. Counselling is offered in weekly, 50 minutes sessions in a confidential, consistent and non-judgemental space.
Julia is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
Christine Watson-Bartlam HMAR, Dip AK, Reg RBFT, Reiki Master. HCITB
I trained as Reflexologist in 1993 and have spent the past 25 years, growing and developing my skills as a holistic therapist training in many other therapies including ; Bio resonance therapy; Diet Nutrition; Kinesiology; Reiki; Bach Flower Therapy; Life coaching but to name a few. All these therapies provide me with a ‘tool box’ that I can draw upon. I continue to undertake professional Development (CPD) to expand my knowledge and keep up-to date with new thinking and research. I am also a qualified trainer and have spent many years teaching therapies in adult education.
As well as working from the Castle Street clinic I run my own practice in Wendover. Please visit the website speedwell-chc.co.uk, for more information.
Jodi Romaker B.S.s. (Hons) FHT LMT NCTMB LST
Jodi Romaker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Supervision and a 1,000 hour diploma in massage therapy with an emphasis on sports massage. She also maintains her licence in a limited branch of medicine from the State Medical Board of Ohio.
Her sports massage experience includes the International Weightlifting Championships, the International Judo Championships, Olympic athletes, American football teams, and Professional Golf Tournaments. As the touring manager of a dance troupe in 1989, Jodi followed the dance company to New York City where she focused on professional dancers, musicians, and actors until her 2-year spa management position on a five star cruise ship.
Jodi's continued professional development is vast and includes a certification in aromatherapy, studies in Dr. Vodder's Lymphatic Drainage, advanced sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, positional release, postural assessment, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, LaStone Therapy, and Kinesio Taping®.
Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist
Amanda Brundrett BSc Hons (Psychol), DHP, MAPHP (Acc)
Amanda qualified in 2008 in Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique and counselling skills at The Royal Berkshire College of Clinical Hypnosis (www.rbcch.co.uk), where she now also teaches others to become hypnotherapists.
Every client is unique and so Amanda assesses each client’s individual needs and may offer any of the above therapies on their own or as part of a multi therapy approach. Your issues will be dealt with in a caring and friendly way, always in strict confidence so that you can feel safe and at ease at all times.
Amanda is a member of The Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (www.aphp.net) and The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, which is the only hypnotherapy regulatory body recognised by the Department of Health (www.cnhc.org.uk). She is bound by a strict code of ethics which includes the requirement for continuous professional development to maintain an up to date knowledge of current and new therapies.
For more information, please visit Julia's website (www.whiteleaftherapy.co.uk) or call 07544 533121.
Rebecca Cox Acupuncturist BSc (Hons) MBAcCV
Since qualifying in 2008, I have been passionate about practising acupuncture in clinics across Buckinghamshire, within the beautiful Chiltern hills.
I enjoy the integrated approach to treatment that my training provided, supporting both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the Five Element model of diagnosis.
Over the years, I have developed a special interest in treating womens’ health concerns and how this can impact them at different times in their life. I also specialise in assisted conception, including IVF, ICSI & IUI for men and women. This, alongside treating a wide variety of other conditions in clinic.
I strongly believe in the importance of incorporating dietary and lifestyle advice into the treatment process where appropriate. I use a Chinese dietary approach, which focuses on the ‘energetics’ of food and how this impacts you as an individual.
In my spare time I am a keen practitioner of Tai Chi & Qi Gong and enjoy spending time in nature and finding new and nutritious recipes to cook.