Our Practitioners

Jodie Foreman

Herbal Medicine, Reflexology, Food Intolerance Testing

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 17 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

Lucy graduated as a Naturopath in 2002 after successfully completing a 4-year, full time advanced diploma course at 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.
Now living in Kent with two teenage 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. Lucy has a particular interest in women’s health
but works to support both adults and children with a wide range of different health issues and concerns.
Lucy is committed to continuing professional development and regularly attends seminars and workshops – recently completing training in Nutrigenomics with Lifecode Gx, as well as with the highly regarded, intensive Institute of Functional Medicine course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Diploma of Nutritional Therapy
  • Diploma of Botanical Medicine
  • Member of the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (MNNA)
  • Member of the Complementary Natural Healthcare Register (MCNHC) – a voluntary register set up by the UK Government.

Recommendations

‘I have visited Lucy several times over the years often following a trip to my doctor so
that she can suggest additional support and treatment to compliment traditional
medicine. She has a wealth of knowledge in functional medicine, and I would highly
recommend Lucy to anyone who is looking to improve their general well-being.’
Mrs G, Hythe
‘Lucy has provided me with a wealth of brilliant nutritional advice as well as herbal
tinctures and supplements which succeeded in improving my wellbeing – boosting
my immune system and helped me overcome symptoms relating to early
menopause. She is a tonic in herself. Lovely to speak to – wonderfully supportive and
insightful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.’
Mrs PB, London

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Wenda Holland

Homeopathy

Wenda Holland is our registered homeopath. She 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

You can find out more about Wenda Holland and her homeopathy services on her website: www.wendahomeopathy.co.uk

 
You can also watch this introductory video on Wenda Holland’s homeopathy:

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Lyn Richardson

EMDR Therapy

Lyn originally trained as an Occupational therapist in 2003 and has worked for 20 years in various mental health settings. This experience led to an interest in wanting to help people overcome their past to enable better functioning in the present.  In 2017 Lyn went on to further study EMDR (Eye movement Desensitisation reprogramming) with Sandi Richman and in 2018 became a member of the EMDR international association. Lyn also likes to utilise other techniques such as EFT alongside EMDR to aid with this therapy.

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Claire Reid

Physiotherapy

Claire is a Holistic Physiotherapist specialising in chronic pain. Her journey into physiotherapy started when a mini bus came into the side of her car on the motorway, leaving her with whiplash injuries and a torn muscle in her shoulder.

With determination and the guidance of the physiotherapists, she got back to swimming competitively. Claire asked many questions of her Physiotherapist & organised work experience. From there she didn’t look back! She was inspired by the changes patients were experiencing from the involvement of the physiotherapists.

Whilst completing her degree at St George’s Hospital in London, she secured a job as a physiotherapy assistant. After spending 5 years in the NHS, she moved into private practice.

The past decade has been spent exploring how to help patients with chronic conditions get better, to have no fear in movements, connecting their bodies and minds.

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Alison Lingwood

Holistic Bodywork

Alison is a Chartered Physiotherapist and teacher and former founder of Physiologic clinic in Hythe which she successfully ran for 25 years . She was always drawn to work with the more difficult health problems including chronic pain, autoimmune conditions and those with undiagnosed symptoms. Since the Western medical model did not always produce the results for some clients, she started to investigate indigenous healing ideas which she now integrates during a session.
Over the years Alison has come to appreciate more fully what it means to heal body, mind and spirit; the expression of our human and divine energies. When we experience trauma of any kind the imprint of the memory can remain within our system and symptoms may be felt. To address this she has created a healing modality called Concentra that brings together all aspects of her work and life experience ; publishing a book in 2021, ‘Daring to Feel, Awaken the healer within.’
Alison’s desire is for everyone to realise the power and innate potential each one of us has to heal all that is not in alignment. To be curious and open to new experiences allows us to change perceptions and beliefs, bringing to the for our often hidden abilities. Alison also works online when she is not available in person.
The powers of healing and of creativity come from source energies around us and inside of us with which we can be in constant communication. All we need is do is to want to and know we have the ability to make theses connections. 

Recommendations

I have known Alison for several years, she is an intuitive, insightful and empathic healer and teacher. Through the simple, but highly effective, Concentra Process she has shown me how to connect with my heart and listen to my true self, to help identify, release and rebalance the stuck energies and beliefs that impact negatively on emotional and physical health.
L.R Ashford 2022
’I felt totally relaxed and a different person to the one who had walked in. It felt as though my body was now starting to run more harmoniously’
Headache sufferer of 30 years
I chose to work with Alison on the recommendation of my rheumatologist. It was an excellent
decision. She sometimes uses traditional physiotherapy but she also works hard to teach you
the skills to identify and release tension and knots on your own. I don’t always understand
what she asks me to do but as long as I follow her guidance, it works and my pain is
alleviated. I’ve gone from pain levels that used to wake me at night to days at a time with
virtually none. I’ve recently had a session online that was also effective.
L.G Sellindge 2023

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Katie Bishopp

Counselling

Katie is an integrative, BACP registered counsellor,  who works with adults and young people.  She has 19 years of experience working with children and young people in educational environments and she holds a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. Katie uses a person-centred approach at the heart of her work, woven with other modalities where appropriate to her clients’ needs.

Approach

Katie is passionate and committed to helping her clients process difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours, offering a warm, calm and accepting space. She offers both short and long-term counselling on a 1:1 basis for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, bullying, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, sexual identity, relationships and loss and bereavement.

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Suzi Sprately - Nutritional Therapist

Suzi Spratley

Nutritional Therapy

Suzi specialises in Naturopathic Nutrition and wellness. She graduated from a three-year
Naturopathic Nutrition diploma at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Suzi has
had a lifelong passion and curiosity for how nutrition and lifestyle choices can heal the body,
mind and spirit.
Her principles are aligned to those of Naturopathy and she applies these principles through
creating a bespoke empowering naturopathic nutrition and lifestyle plans for each client.
These principles include treating the whole person, i.e. treatment plans encompass all
aspects of a person’s being, identifying and treating the cause of disease and that
prevention is better than cure.

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • DipNT
  • Member of The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners

Recommendations

Meeting Suzy has been the most awe inspiring and life changing experience ever. I
came to her as a very sick person, struggling with several post covid auto immune
illnesses which have been severely impacting my entire quality of life, fatigue,
stiffness and muscle weakness being my most crippling conditions. I could barely
open my eyes for muscle weakness.

Suzi’s beautiful energy is completely infectious; her knowledge of the body and how
our foods impact each body system, is stunning. I am 4 days into the first 4 weeks of
my plan and I can honestly say the differences in me, on so many levels, has totally
blown me and my family away. For the first time in my life, with Suzi’s ease of
explanations, I now understand the science behind what I’m eating and what’s
happening, and that means so much to me. I feel this is the start of a long, healthy
and quite beautiful relationship with Suzi and I am so completely full of gratitude for
her and all that she has taught me through her wisdom, professionalism and her own
experiences. I have finally fully accepted and understood my auto immune
conditions, how they work, the impact some major stresses have had on my body,
and with Suzi’s amazing support I’m now working to completely manage them, live a
better life and hopefully one day, to put them into remission.

I would truly recommend anyone to Suzi who wants to heal through the science and
medicine of food; or who just wants to live a better life.

Hilary H, Kent

Nutrition is a complex subject I’ve never really tried to get to grips with but Suzi is so good
at explaining everything in a way that anyone can understand and has helped me to realise
quite how closely linked everything within my body is. She has such an enthusiastic,
knowledgable and caring approach and you can just tell she’s passionate about what she does.
It was an absolute pleasure working with her to devise a plan and I would highly recommend
her services to anyone! Thanks so much Suzi

Charlotte R, Dover

Suzi’s natural and authentic approach created a trusting open environment on what can be
quite a personal and sensitive health matter
Her ability to apply her knowledge to my situation felt attentive and customised,
she really listened to understand my needs.

Nina G, Rhodes Minnis

Suzi showed patience and empathy during our meetings, her informative and
succinct approach made the whole process understandable and manageable, I was
truly surprised by the beneficial effects on Suzi’s advice to me.

Annonymous, London

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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 RegisterCNHC 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.”

You can find more information about Emma’s hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services on her website: https://emmacoffeytherapy.co.uk.

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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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