I came to study natural medicine when I was 26 through practising a Japanese martial art called Ninjutsu (I’m practically a ninja!). The martial arts led me on a path of learning physical therapy, then into training in traditional Chinese medicine. This included Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tui Na and Chinese herbs. During my training, I worked in a hospital in Beijing where natural and pharmaceutical medicine is all under the same roof. This is where I formed the belief that traditional and modern medicine can complement each other, it doesn’t have to be one or the other.
After working in a clinic in my home town in Lancashire, Rob and I moved to Chelmsford, to set up Blossom Natural Health together. We both then had a long love affair with CranioSacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release, which we combine with Acupuncture to help support our clients on their path to health.
For most of my life as a therapist, I have been passionate about the intricacies of women’s health - everything from menarche to menopause. I am a part of a team of therapists at Bourn Hall fertility clinic. But, I am excited to work with anyone who is looking to improve their health. I look to empower my clients to build their own resources so they have all the tools they need to live a life full of vitality and resilience.
I became interested in body and mind work when I took up yoga at the age of 16. I started teaching yoga in 1996, stepping back from teaching to spend more time with my family in 2016. I’ve studied Tui Na, Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy and NLP and of course CranioSacral Therapy. Alison and I set up Blossom Natural Health at the beginning of 2002. I also work closely with Karen Revivo in her bustling Therapy Life Centre in Southend where I treat a large number of children and adults.
I have vast experience working with children and young adults on the autistic spectrum. Being the father of a beautifully enigmatic autistic boy who has ‘severe and lifelong’ educational needs has given me a deep insight into this condition. This experience helps me to connect deeply with parents and carers of families with special needs children, being able to understand and accept the unique stresses these families negotiate every day.
My focus is working with clients negotiating their trauma histories and on younger clients with issues around anxiety. Alison and I both have a person-led focus so that we can listen and really hear your particular experience and needs. We are passionate about our work and genuinely care about your health journey.
We work from a purpose-built wheelchair accessible studio in our garden, this gives us the flexibility to support our clients and still spend as much time as possible with our family. Our studio has a waiting room and bathroom, and we can take payments by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
If possible, please wear loose clothing to your appointment, have a light meal or snack about an hour before you arrive, and try not to drink alcohol or do anything strenuous after your treatment.
We do not claim to cure or diagnose any medical conditions, nor would we want to replace any medical care that you are under. If you have any medical concerns please consult with your doctor and we will work to complement any medical treatment that you might be receiving.
We cannot answer the telephone while we are working in the clinic, but we will endeavour to return any email, text or telephone messages between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday. We try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to changing or cancelling appointments but any missed appointments will be liable to a fee.