Our Practitioners

Jodie Foreman

Herbal Medicine, Reflexology

Jodie initially gained a diploma in Reflexology in 1999, before going on to study Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster – gaining a BSc (Hons) in 2002. She benefited from working alongside two experienced and established Kent herbalists, Anita Ralph and Philip Evans, during her degree training. After graduation she joined their business, working at clinics in Canterbury, West Malling and Folkestone.

Five years later, she opened her own practice with fellow herbalist Hayley Jones and in 2009 they opened their own muti-disciplinary practice in Hythe high street – Foreman & Jones.

Jodie has been practising Herbal Medicine and Reflexology full time for over 15 years and is also a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (a professional organisation founded in 1864).

Her particular areas of interest include gynaecological complaints – Menstrual issues, Fertility issues and Pregnancy. Over the years she has also seen many patients suffering from stress related complaints, anxiety and mood imbalance.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Reflexology
  • BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, MNIMH

Recommendations

“Jodie is extremely caring and knowledgeable. When you have a consultation with her you feel that you are the only client she has, and she has all the time in the world for you. Never is your appointment rushed. Always happy to see you. When you come away you feel a lot lighter in body and spirit.

Just brilliant!”

Katherine S, Kent

“Jodie is extremely professional and passionate about her area of expertise. Her subject knowledge, her integrity and her approach to people make her the best at what she does. Jodie is a fantastic herbalist and reflexologist and would add value to the wellbeing of any patient she encounters”

Suzanne S, Hythe

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Lucy Osbourne Nutritional Therapist

Lucy Osborne

Nutritional Therapy, Food Intolerance Testing, Zest4Life

Lucy graduated as a Naturopath in 2002 after successfully completing a 4 year, full time advanced diploma course from Nature Care College, Sydney, one of Australia’s leading natural therapy colleges. Since graduating Lucy has worked in private practice in Sydney, Bath and Kent. Whilst in Sydney Lucy spent time working in a cutting-edge allergy clinic, and consequently developed a great interest in working with allergic conditions.

Now living in Kent with two young boys, Lucy continues to practise, with the aim of further imparting and developing her passion and in depth knowledge in the areas of both Nutrition and Herbal Medicine, and enjoys working both with adults and children. Lucy is committed to continual professional development and regularly attends seminars and workshops to keep up to date with the current research and thinking in this fascinating and fast evolving field.

In 2013 Lucy completed the zest4life practitioner training program and in 2015 became a graduate of the highly regarded and intensive course Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), ND, Dip Nut, DRM, DBM, MNNA, MCNHC (these need expanding!)

Recommendations

“I’m waking up feeling refreshed and happy. I really enjoy my breakfast, which I didn’t think I would. I’ve lost 14lbs despite eating more. I have more energy. My concentration is vastly improved. I’m more alert and on the ball. I’ve noticed a definite improvement in my skin. My mood is more even. I’ve no sniffles and snuffles. I’m coping better with stress.”

Zest4life customer

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Heather Rees

Acupuncture

Heather had a keen interest in natural medicines from a young age and graduated in
Acupuncture in 2015 after studying at The International College of Oriental Medicine. She is
also a member of the British Acupuncture Council, ensuring high standards of practice and
the continuity of professional development and ongoing training.
Heather has worked in a busy multi-disciplinary clinic in Paddock Wood. She enjoys helping
people to feel empowered to improve their physical, mental and emotional health and
wellbeing.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Ac, MBAcC

 

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Linde Taylor

Herbal Medicine

Linde’s passion for Herbal Medicine developed over several decades. In 2015, whilst completing a BSc (Hons) as a Medical Herbalist, she joined Foreman and Jones dispensing herbal prescriptions and gained experience working alongside Jodie Foreman. She also developed her herbal training in China during 2016 – spending time in the foothills of the Himalayas studying with some of China’s best Master experts. She also attended a First Aid Herbal Medicine workshop run by the respected American Herbalist 7Song.

As an author, Linde successfully completed and published ‘The Book’ in 2013, a comprehensive lifetime work in researching preventative healthcare coalesced into a complete and simple guide: www.thebookbook.co.uk.

More recently, she was awarded a scholarship by the University of Westminster to train in Kinesiology. Kinesiology is a technique using muscle testing to communicate with and detect imbalances of the body (biochemical, emotional, electrical and structural). Treatment involves applying gentle physical corrective measures such as acupressure, diet and lifestyle advice and tailored herbal remedies and supplementation.

As a member of NIMH, Linde is committed to continued professional development ensuring she is aware of the latest information and developments as a medical herbalist.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, MNIMH

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Jacqualine Kearns

Holistic Massage Therapy

Jackie specialises in holistic massage, which aims to restore the balance of both body and mind – specifically tailored to each individual client, taking into account their physical and emotional well being.

She is passionate about healing the body and mind through various paths ranging from holistic massage to nutrition. Jackie’s experience as a massage therapist has seen her work with a broad range of clients of all ages, dealing with everything from overworked and tense muscles to those recovering from operations and injury.

Qualifications

  • Level 4 diploma in Holistic Massage from the Massage Training Institute (MTI).

Recommendations

“I was quite new to massage as anything other than a periodic stress reliever. After suffering with a particularly severe bout of sciatica I decided to take matters into my own hands and look for a therapist to work with me.  After the initial interview Jackie made me feel totally at ease and very relaxed. I felt she listened to my needs and gave me a fantastic massage teatment that I really felt the benefit of especially the day after. I have since returned for further treatments with Jackie as I continued to feel the benefits in both the short and long term and have not had a recurrence of my sciatica since undertaking the treatments. Thank you Jackie for all that you have done for me.”

John

I was fortunate to have been recommended to Jackie Kearns for deep tissue massage by my Physio after many years of pain and discomfort with disc and arthritic problems. Jackie’s treatment has proved invaluable to me. Her caring nature has allowed me to trust in her ability to provide a unique massage for my specific problems.  When you are worn down with pain and stiffness it is uplifting to believe and feel that it can diminish. I look forward to her treatments so much as I feel so relaxed and positive afterwards.

Jacky

 

 

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Alaine Eadie

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Alaine is a Counsellor & Psychotherapist qualified in the three major therapeutic approaches of Psychodynamic Theories, Client Centred Therapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. After her initial training she progressed her studies at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) where she received an MA in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and accreditation with the UKCP.

Her work has covered both primary care at G.P surgeries and long-term therapy with individuals & couples. She has also worked in a number of educational facilities & special units with children, families & young people – some of whom had complex or special needs, ADHD, language & communication challenges, Autistic Spectrum Disorder or emotional & behavioural difficulties.

Alaine’s client base has been varied, including very young children, adolescents, couples, groups & families. Her approach is always tailored to the needs of each and every individual – focusing on collaboration and creativity to keep things fresh. Each client & every session is unique & new.

Therapy provides the space where painful outmoded beliefs about ourselves and others can be brought into open awareness without judgement or distraction. Alaine offers a safe, confidential, enabling & unconditionally positive space in which to explore life’s issues.

Qualifications

  • M.A. in Integrative & Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy – De Montfort University
  • B.A.(Hons.) Theatre Arts
  • Higher National Diploma – Integrative Counselling, Bromley College. BACP accredited course.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy – The Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy. UKCP accredited course

Recommendations

Alaine has a strength & ability. She works intuitively, sensitively & with great creativity. This enhances her work tremendously. She is open & reflective, has heightened compassion & empathy, both with her clients & those around her.” – D.M.

Alaine is an experienced Therapist whose case load often involves demanding high risk work including behavioural problems & families with highly diverse background & significant social needs & mental health issues.She draws creatively from her dramatic arts experience which she translates very effectively into her therapeutic practice. I am often impressed with the creativity & variety she uses to engage & help her clients.” T.H.

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Kristy Perez

Soft Tissue Release

Kristy qualified as a gym instructor and sports therapist in 1996 and over the last fifteen years has specialised in helping people with pain caused by injury and poor postural habits. She has developed fluid movement awareness techniques resulting from her extensive experience and training in soft tissue release, yoga, sports massage, aromatherapy, martial arts, Thai massage, life coaching and gym based exercise.

Through her experience, Kristy has developed a deep understanding of the human body and its intelligence. She can often detect where there is an imbalance in her clients’ bodies. Her clients experience a treatment that is as individual as they are, depending on their requirements.

Over the last two years Kristy has been using her teaching training to share her insights and skills with others, including schools and small private courses. She also offers one-to-one yoga/postural training.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy from the International Institute of Sports Therapy

Recommendations

Kristy has a quiet, gentle manner & is a very good listener. She is very intuitive, & quickly assesses & treats the problem. She has been able to give me advice about exercise, and the use of aromatherapy oils, to ease muscular pain & stress. She is interested in the whole person.”

New Romney

I did not think after 3 years of suffering I would ever be relieved of pain and thought pain killers were my only way of getting temporary relief. It’s amazing how being taught posture techniques has improved my life.”

Folkestone

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Emma Coffey

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Emma uses two powerful psychological therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy, offering an effective evidence-based method to address issues with tangible improvements.

Emma has a background in teaching, relationship education and leadership training across England and Wales. In 2016 she made the transition to therapeutic practice when she was awarded the James Braid scholarship to train with the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (the only hypnotherapy training programme approved by The British Psychological Society). In addition to private practice Emma now works for the UK College, developing their training programme.

“I understand the true value of hypnosis and cognitive behaviour therapy, having overcome my own personal anxieties and challenges using these proven techniques. I know from experience how we can help ourselves grow and transform our lives through understanding how our own thoughts shape our experience.”

Emma works with a range of issues including anxiety, social anxiety, low confidence, goal setting, phobias, habit reversal, weight loss and performance improvement.

Qualifications

Dip CBH, BA, PGCE, GHR (reg)
Emma is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, CNHC and the National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Recommendations

“Emma has been brilliant in helping me deal with my social anxiety that was starting to interfere with my work, and would cause me to deliberately avoid my friends and opportunities for fear of judgement. After only a few sessions, I started to see an improvement in my behaviour and ability to control my intrusive thoughts. Now I’ve become so much more able to cope with my anxiety and have learned to use relaxation strategies that help me to generally enjoy life more. Getting therapy has given me a whole new outlook and benefited me in so many ways. Emma is extremely empathetic, non-judgmental and helped me identify and find solutions to some of my biggest anxieties. I would highly recommend her!”

“I was sceptical of hypnotherapy at first but Emma was fantastic at reassuring me and clearly explaining the benefits of hypnotherapy. I found it very easy to work with her and the hypnotherapy I experienced has been very helpful for my everyday life. I highly recommend her.”

“I made more progress and achieved more change with Emma in a few sessions than I have in years of seeing other therapists.”

“I had never been to any kind of therapist before, so was a little nervous before my first session with Emma. I needn’t have worried, however, as she made me feel calm and relaxed and she really took the time to properly listen. In my experience she used very effective techniques and I would definitely recommend her to others.”

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Wenda Holland

Homeopathy

Wenda Holland trained at the College of Practical Homeopathy in London for four years and graduated in 2007, where she was mentored and trained by many eminent practitioners in her field. She experienced the effectiveness of treating her own family at first hand, which led to a growing passion and respect for the human body’s ability to heal itself. She is a member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and she is privileged to treat a huge variety of clients in Hythe and at her clinic in Ashford.

Wenda has a particular interest in homeopathy for children and young people but is also very interested in supporting the older generation. She also sees many female patients with a wide variety of hormonal and infertility problems.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)
  • Licentiate of the College of Practical Homeopathy (LCPH)
  • Member of the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (MARH)

Recommendations

My husband and I have been seeing Wenda for the past 5 years, she always gives much support on health issues we have and discusses any homeopathic medicine with us. Wenda is a very kind and patient person, and is extremely good at the service she provides. LT

 

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