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 37 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, who 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 sports 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.
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.
Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Francesca Marjoram MBACP
Francesca is an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist having qualified with a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Francesca holds her professional registration with the BACP and can be found listed on Psychology Today, The Counselling Directory and the BACP Find a Therapist service. Francesca works professionally, ethically and with compassion and respect for where you find yourself now and for where you might like to be going forward.
She can provide counselling and psychotherapy to both young people and adults having had a long career in nursing, training and lecturing and having completed a Certificate in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People. She works with issues including anxiety, depression and OCD and in supporting individuals with feelings of loss and grief, chronic illness, trauma and sexual violence, gender and sexuality. Francesca holds a certificate in Professional Development in Trauma Informed Stabilization: Working with Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Compulsive Self-Harm and Suicidality. Additionally, she has worked for several years for a charity supporting survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
Nick Henshaw MBACP
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Buckinghamshire. I work remotely UK-wide, using Zoom or by phone. I live near High Wycombe and also work face-to-face in rooms near the town centre.
I have extensive experience helping people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health conditions, relationship problems and bereavement. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space in which to explore and work through your thoughts and feelings. I offer short- and long-term therapy.
I would describe my approach as integrative. At its core it is person-centred, focussing on your experience and your needs. It then also draws on psychodynamic insights, and on cognitive behavioural approaches. It is adaptable depending on your needs and preferences. At its heart, it uses talking as a way of unlocking psychological problems, helping you to understand what is happening and take control.
In addition to working in private practice, I work with clients through a national bereavement charity and a national mental health charity.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I apply the BACP’s Ethical Framework to my work and have regular counselling supervision. I am DBS-checked and have appropriate professional insurance.
Ines is a senior trainee psychotherapist and an approved counsellor. This allows her to offer low-cost sessions whilst still maintaining a high level of professional standards and ethical care. She has trained in two of UK’s leading institutes in Psychotherapy and has worked clinically in 3 organisations for over 6 years specialising in a broad range of mental health issues. She is a calm and welcoming individual, offering a grounded space for her clients’ expression.
She offers an initial session free of charge.
Ines is fully insured, DBS checked, ICO certified and working within the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) ethical and professional standards.
As she is furthering her studies with a Masters in Psychotherapy, she is invested in contemporary research in the field which informs her practice, and enables her to work with a wide range of emotional distress and mental health difficulties.
For more information visit www.thegoodtreetherapy.com
Registered Therapeutic Reflexologist
Previous careers in dance as well as Early Childhood education, sparked my interest in the human body, it’s intricate functioning, and how important it is to approach health holistically.
Reflexology changed my entire view on the Mind, Body and Spirit connection. It has shifted my family’s focus on health, and I hope it does the same for every client that I meet.
I studied Therapeutic Reflexology under the guidance of Inge Dougans at The International Academy of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy, in South Africa. I graduated cum laude in 2010 with a Diploma in Foot Reflexology, 5 Elements Theory, Meridian Therapy, Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathology. I studied Face Reflexology with the award-winning Ziggie Bergman, at The London School of Reflexology.
I am fully insured and registered as a Full Member of the Association of Reflexologists UK.
I enjoy working with all ages from babies to the elderly. I have a special interest in stress and associated conditions.
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.
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.
Alexander Technique Teacher
After many years of neck and shoulder pain associated with a car accident many years ago, I consulted an Alexander Technique Teacher and practised the Technique for over 10 years before deciding to train as a teacher myself. I trained at the Alexander Re-Education Centre in Hurley, Berkshire and graduated in 2014, and since then have been teaching from my home, teaching the Technique to children, teens and adults of all ages, as well as teaching group classes through the Bucks Adult Learning Centres. I also regularly practise yoga and pilates.
The Alexander Technique is a skill for self-development teaching you to change longstanding habits that cause unnecessary tension in everything you do.
Whatever your age or ability, the Technique can help boost your performance in any activity and relieve the pain and stress caused by postural habits, like slouching or rounded shoulders.
Working with your teacher, you will learn to recognise your usual reactions to the stresses of life. You will find out how you have been contributing to your problems, how to prevent them and regain control.
For more information please visit my website - julieprothero.co.uk
Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Laminn-Thaynt McMahon, DipION, mBANT, rCNHC
Laminn is passionate about nutrition and lifestyle medicine and has been practising nutritional therapy since graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2021. Prior to this, she practised sports massage for 10 years and before that, she worked in the corporate world as a management accountant.
Nutritional therapy uses the functional medicine approach of seeking and addressing the root cause of illness, analysing the whole person and the whole picture to determine the underlying imbalances that are causing ill feelings.
Laminn helps her clients to achieve their health goals, by working together on their wellness journey. Problems could be gut issues, stress symptoms, fatigue, weight management, blood sugar concerns and more. Her special area of interest is the gut brain axis and mental well-being.
Outside of work, she is a keen runner and loves the outdoors and nature.
She is registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
For more information, please visit her website intrasymphony.co.uk