Holistic Therapies

We focus on providing individualised care as no two women are the same!

Providing the right treatment for you

Seeing a menopause doctor is only one part of menopause care. Many women also benefit from seeing other practitioners. We have a number of different experts working with us to provide additional and also alternative treatments and our team and range of services is constantly growing. These treatments often work really well to improve your symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause. In addition, they can often have a very beneficial effect on your future health and wellbeing.

 

Yoga

There are many different types of yoga and we offer a range of classes including individual and small group classes to help you determine the optimal type of yoga for you.

Yoga can be beneficial during the perimenopause and menopause in numerous ways. Doing a regular yoga practice can reduce stress and anxiety. Some women find that their symptoms of the menopause, including hot flushes and fatigue, can improve. Yoga has the potential to improve physical and mental energy. Muscles are strengthened with regular practice which can reduce future risk of joint and muscle pains. Yoga has also been shown to improve cognitive function such as memory, attention and concentration.

Yoga can promote a real sense of well-being, energising the body and calming the mind and has many health benefits including supporting women going through the menopause and helping to:

  • improve mood and reduce fatigue
  • ease stress and anxiety, improve sleep and aid relaxation
  • increase strength and flexibility
  • improve posture and mobilisation of the joints
  • support the prevention of osteoporosis

Yoga Therapy takes a holistic view of the individual, using the practice of yoga, including asanas (postures), breathwork, meditation and more to support the treatment and management of many health conditions, including easing symptoms associated with the menopause, anxiety, depression, back pain, Fibromyalgia, pain management and neurological disorders to name but a few.

 

Elsa Wye

Elsa Wye has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and the British Wheel of Yoga as well as a qualified Yoga Therapist with a particular interest in women’s health.  She has 2 children and fully understands the challenges women face juggling all the demands placed on them – yoga and yoga therapy provide an invaluable space for ‘me time’.

Elsa feels passionately that yoga and yoga therapy should be accessible to every woman and has developed her own style of 'person-centred' teaching, specialising in 1:1, small group yoga and yoga therapy, tailoring sessions to the needs of the individual, encouraging women to develop and progress their own practice or focus on specific needs in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.

Elsa now has availability for individual or small group yoga on some Tuesdays during December.

To book an appointment with Elsa, please call us on 01789 595004.

Elsa Wye - Yoga at Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

Lucy Holtom

Lucy Holtom has been practicing yoga for over 25 years in various parts of the world, with numerous inspirational teachers. She qualified as a Yoga Teacher at The Devon School of Yoga and continued her studies at London’s Yoga Campus, where her training also includes Pregnancy Yoga, Well-Woman Yoga Therapy and Yoga Nidra. Lucy’s personal practice is rooted in Ashtanga, but she also teaches Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga.

Lucy has a particular interest in Yoga for Women’s Health and the positive impact the various forms of yoga has in healing and restoring vitality in every cycle of women’s lives, from menarche to post-menopause.

Lucy holds 1:1’s, small group sessions and larger classes in order to offer women a choice in what they would like from their yoga practice. Be it a tailored practice to suit individual needs, or that of a group environment combining the physical, mental and emotional circle of support from a group of like-minded women.

To book an appointment with Lucy, please call us on 01789 595004.

Lucy Holtom - Yoga at Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

Pelvic floor physiotherapy

Nicola Mulkeen

The menopause is a time in a woman’s life which can bring with it much uncertainty including pelvic floor issues. A pelvic health physiotherapist can help with problems associated with the menopause including:

  • Prolapse symptoms - a feeling of a bulge in the vagina or rectum
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bladder urgency and frequency
  • Getting up to empty the bladder more frequently at night
  • Sexual problems including pain with intercourse, a lack of sensation or lack of libido
  • Bowel concerns - constipation or difficulty fully emptying the bowel

Related: Menopause and the Pelvic Floor

Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2000 Nicola Mulkeen has had the opportunity to work in a variety of locations both in the NHS and privately. This includes a work placement in New Zealand.

She has developed an interest in the field of women’s and men’s health and has spent the last 12 years working in this area. She has completed many post graduate courses which have helped her develop into the therapist she is today.

Nicola is passionate about helping women through all aspects of their lives - pregnancy, postnatal and during / after the menopause. She believes women should have the opportunity to thrive not just manage through the menopause. She has a busy family life and loves to keep herself fit by running and teaching Pilates.

Nicola will carry out a thorough assessment to see if physiotherapy can help you do all the things you love to do without bladder and or bowel issues.

To book an appointment with Nicola, please call us on 01789 595004.

 

Nicola

Nutritional Therapy

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is a CNM Nutritional Therapist who believes that an integrative, broad approach to health works best which is why he is delighted to be associated with everything that Dr Newson is doing at Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre.

Peter is a CNM (College of Naturopathic Medecine) nutritional and Bioresonance therapist and says his experience tells him that if the causes of an issue/disease/illness can be found then there is a much better chance of finding the answers.

Peter uses the Bioresonance equipment in a patient's first appointment, to find any pathogens/toxins in the body that might be causing symptoms.

To book an appointment with Peter, please call us on 01789 595004.

 

Peter Jackson, Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

Jayne Lamb

Jayne Lamb (DipION, mBANT, CNHC) is an experienced nutritionist who studied Nutritional Therapy at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London. She is also a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) which requires her to abide by a strict code of ethics, and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which ensures training to the highest standards in line with National Occupational Standards.

Jayne says "I’ve always been a foodie who loves to cook and after many years of cooking for a large family and when my youngest child left home I started studying Nutritional Therapy at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London.

I was going through the menopause at about the same time and discovered that my bone density was very low. I was shocked as I thought I had a fairly healthy lifestyle, but whilst studying I learned that this is very common for women at this stage in life. By changing my diet, using supplements, and doing strengthening exercises my bones density is now normal.

I am very happy using nutritional therapy to optimise any health goal, but am especially interested in the menopause, bone health, cardiovascular disease and preparing for that later stage in life. I'm excited about helping my clients become the best they can be!"

To book an appointment with Jayne, please call us on 01789 595004.

Jayne Lamb, Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

Emma Ellice-Flint

Clinical Nutritionist and former chef Emma Ellice-Flint is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives through food and nutrition. She founded her practice ‘Emma’s Nutrition’ with the aim of giving patients the knowledge they need to create healthy lives for themselves and their families.

Emma welcomes and treats patients with all conditions but digestive wellness and hormone balance are topics close to her heart. So much so that she wrote two evidenced-based cookbooks - one about female hormone balance called The Happy Hormone Cookbook; And another niche cookbook, Bone Broth Bible, about healing the lining of the gut.

She brings together 7 years of clinical experience, evidence-based nutritional advice, a wealth of knowledge about food and the excitement that goes with that understanding.

Emma originally trained in hospitality at Ealing College, part of the University of West London. The most enjoyable component of the three-year course was always the chef classes. Once qualified, she worked in marketing for international hotels in London. However Emma’s passion was always food – eventually she took off the business suit and put on her chef ’s whites. In London she cooked on a myriad of events, large and small, such as cooking at the Queen’s Garden Party and at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.

Arriving in Sydney, Australia in the 1990's she cooked for a varied audience including politicians, royalty and celebrities. Her keen interest in health saw her combine healthy, wholesome food into her work, taking advantage of the beautiful and abundant produce of Australia.

In 2007 Emma decided to make that interest in nutrition her full time profession, hanging up the chef ’s whites and undertaking full-time study, qualifying as a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition). Emma regularly attends ongoing professional education, keeping up to date in the field of nutrition, and apart from clinic work, runs nutrition cooking workshops and talks across the UK and Australia.

Emma Ellice-Flint, Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing

Jon Burgess

Jon Burgess is a wellbeing coach who believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to unlock their potential and look, feel and function better. With both his passion to help others and over 16 years of experience in the health, fitness and wellbeing industry, Jon’s coaching programmes are helping people enjoy real and measurable results.

By educating and inspiring his clients to make positive improvements in their nutrition, lifestyle and exercise regimes, he regularly sees tangible results in his clients. Increased energy, more restful sleep, weight and inch loss, improved mood, reduced bloating, improved gut health and increased confidence are all benefits many of his clients experience.

Coaching with Jon can also include the Bio-Signature system. Learn how you can naturally reduce body fat from particular problem areas by balancing relevant hormones.

To book an appointment (or a free 15 min call) with Jon, please call us on 01789 595004.

 

Jon Burgess ¦ Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

Scanning

Adrian Burman

Adrian Burman specialises in many aspects of diagnostic ultrasound covering traditional areas of ultrasound such as abdominal, gynaecological, vascular and some small parts scanning but also more specialist areas such as musculo-skeletal ultrasound looking at muscles, tendons and joints.

Here at Newson Health Adrian offers a high quality clinical and diagnostic service to women with concerns about their gynaecological health. An ultrasound examination provides useful information about the causes of many gynaecological problems. It can be helpful in assessing women who are experiencing pelvic pain, menstrual irregularities and menopausal issues. Also, and just as importantly, the use of ultrasound can be used for reassurance purposes giving you the peace of mind that everything is as it should be.

To book an appointment with Adrian, please call us on 01789 595004.

 

Adrian Burman ¦ Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre

Counselling

Fiona Doherty

Fiona Doherty FdSc CBT, MBACP, is a therapist who is experienced in counselling women with a wide range of emotional stress. This includes those with menopausal symptoms such as feelings of dread about the future, anxiety, reduced confidence and desirability, a sense of loss of femininity, youth, attractiveness, child bearing years and indeed children leaving the family home.

Creating perspective around the impact that the menopause may be having on a person’s life can help them to find their inner resources and develop positive coping strategies for the future and this new chapter in their lives. Fiona offers a range of therapeutic techniques in order meet the individual needs of each client.

Other issues may also arise at this vulnerable time for which Fiona can offer cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma therapy and relaxation techniques.

Coming to terms with these changes allows women to accept the future with calm and optimism.

To book an appointment with Fiona, please call us on 01789 595004.

 

Fiona Doherty