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HOLISTIC DOCTOR

Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasises the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies. 

ANDREW WEIL CENTRE FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE, ARIZONA

BE MORE THAN THE SUM OF YOUR PARTS

There is a tendency to think of health as a distinct aspect to our lives. And in many cases, we think of it as something that happens to us, something outside of our control.

However, most physical and mental health conditions we experience are intrinsically linked with the broader aspects of our lives; our diet, our activity patterns, our stress levels, our thinking habits, our support networks and even our sense of purpose. Good health is about more than managing symptoms and avoiding long term conditions.

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The holistic approach recognises that we are complex beings, made up of many interconnected systems, and that true health involves seeking balance in all aspects of our lives.

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about me

Passionate about healing.

I am a GP, Holistic Doctor and Coach based in West Kent.


I have dedicated the last 25 years to exploring how I can best help people make the most of their health. I have studied and use a blend of conventional, integrative, functional and lifestyle medicine, mindfulness, clinical hypnosis and acupuncture, alongside my expertise in coaching, strategic leadership and digital technology to support my patients and the organisations I work with.


I am passionate about my role as an NHS GP, but so often meet patients I wish I had more time with. More time to understand their whole situation, more time to help them understand the complex factors at play in their health, and more time to support them to make changes that add up to life-changing progress.
 

My holistic practice that allows me to do just that. Spend more time.

 

my philosophy

I believe that health and wellness are our most valuable assets

I believe that our mind, our body, and our spirit are inextricably linked

I believe that our diet, activity, sleep and relationships have a vital impact on our health

I believe that real health requires balance across all these areas

I believe that we have an innate ability to heal ourselves

I believe that symptoms are a signal that we need to pay attention to something

I believe that many health conditions result from not paying attention to our bodies

I believe that everyone is unique and has the right to choose their own healing path

I believe that kindness and compassion are the heart of the doctor-patient relationship

I am passionate about working in collaboration with my patients to achieve their potential

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2022 (ongoing) | Certification in Lifestyle Medicine | British College of Lifestyle Medicine

  • 2022 (ongoing) | Mindfulness-Based Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma (HPD) | Central England College

  • 2022 | Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Medicine | National Centre for Integrative Medicine

  • 2022 | Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice | Institute for Functional Medicine

  • 2022 | Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

  • 2021 | Foundation in Clinical Hypnosis | British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis 

  • 2019 | NLP Master Practitioner | Association of Integrative Psychology

  • 2019 | Hypnotherapy Practitioner | Association of Integrative Psychology

  • 2019 | Mindfulness Teacher | UK College of Mindfulness Meditation

  • 2018 | Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute

  • 2017 | Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership & Management | Chartered Management Institute

  • 2012 | Level 7 Diploma in Healthcare Informatics | University College Dublin

  • 2010 | Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners

  • 2006 | Medical Acupuncture Foundation Training | British Medical Acupuncture Society

  • 2005 | Completed GP training | Joint Committee of Postgraduate Training in General Practice

  • 2001 | Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery | University of Birmingham Medical School

SERVICES

ONE-TO-ONE APPOINTMENTS

Available as standalone appointments or part of a health programme. Please enquire or request a free discovery appointment for more details.

GROUP
SESSIONS

GROUPS COMING SOON:

  • Stress management

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Chronic pain

Please register your interest

MINDFULNESS COURSES

8-week Mindfulness Now course based on the popular MBSR and MBCT courses

FOR ORGANISATIONS

I offer individual, group and team support and workshops in areas like managing stress, mindfulness, healthy habits (nutrition, exercise, sleep) and working as a team. 

It is really important to me to work with people I genuinely feel I can help. I always start with a free 30-minute discovery session so we can meet each other and discuss how I may be able to support you.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

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DISCOVERY CALL

It is really important to me to work with people I can genuinely help. This free call allows us to meet each other and discuss how and if I can support you.

You are under no obligation to proceed with a full assessment. I may advise you to see your usual General Practitioner first if there are any undiagnosed or unmanaged medical conditions and I have a network of trusted professionals that I refer to if I think you would benefit from other complementary modalities such as Nutritional Therapy, or Physical Training. 

TIME | 30 minutes     PRICE | FREE

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INITIAL ASSESSMENT

The focus in the initial consultation is on really understanding where you are right now. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Everything we do, feel and think is interconnected. Western Medicine often focuses on the treatment of symptoms and the management of conditions. A holistic approach considers symptoms a signal of something not quite right, a warning. Not something to be treated, something to be respected and that should trigger a response from us.

TIME | 90 to 120 minutes     PRICE | from £150

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FOLLOW-UP PLAN

Treatment is personalised to you and can be anything from a treatment plan to take away and work on yourself, to weekly coaching sessions to support you through each step. We will consider areas including:

  • Self-care and habits coaching: nutrition, physical activity, sleep

  • Mindfulness teaching

  • Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis training

  • Western Medical Acupuncture

TIME | 30 to 60minutes     PRICE | from £50

SPECIAL INTERESTS

​As a GP, I am used to treating a wide variety of health, wellbeing and lifestyle issues and am happy to discuss how I may help on a free 30-minute discovery call.

My areas of particular interest, those that I think really benefit from the additional time and a more holistic approach, and where there is good evidence for the use of Mindfulness and Hypnosis in particular are:

  • Stress and overwhelm

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Insomnia

  • Chronic Pain

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Mindful meditation

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

CONTACT ME

If you would like to book a free discovery call, you can do so here. Please use the form below for any other enquiries.

LOCATION: Tunbridge Wells, Kent

SERVING: Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London

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