Several of our practitioners specialise in women’s physical and emotional health and the Nurture Psychologists all have substantial experience in supporting women in managing emotional and psychological difficulties and distress. Nurture strives to offer an integrated service in an area where women may sometimes feel that their difficulties are not treated in a holistic, whole-person way. As a result, Nurture practitioners frequently cross-refer, and this is something that your practitioner may discuss with you.
Dr Clare Willocks, EEM-CP ,MFHom, MRCOG, MBChB , BSc HonsPhys Sports Science – Integrated Women’s Health
Clare is an Integrated Women’s Health Medical Practitioner with over 20 years experience in the National Health Service. She is passionately interested in self-care and enablement and believes in the partnership needed between client and practitioner in the healing process, both to raise awareness of ourselves and facilitate the body’s healing response. Clare takes into consideration all factors that influence health wellness and dis-ease, including mind, body, spirit and lifestyle. She has training in Eden Energy Medicine (www.innersource.net/em/about/energy-medicine.html); Medical Homeopathy; Visceral Manipulation (www.barralinstitute.com); Pregnancy Yoga (www.birthlight.com); Core awareness www.coreawareness.com; and the Tara Approach to the Resolution of Trauma (www.thetara-approach.org) Clare is a Certified Archetypal Consultant (http://www.myss.com/CMED/home/) and taught with the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine for 4 years. It is not possible to provide such a high degree of integrated practice in the NHS, therefore Clare has brought her experience to Nurture as a holistic practitioner and homeopath in a non-medical capacity. Her experience within the medical profession, her personal development and extensive complementary therapy training puts her in a unique position to facilitate and support individuals through their own process.
The therapies Clare offers at Nurture include Homeopathy, Eden Energy Medicine, and Visceral Manipulation. She does not advise on conventional medical treatment options.
Klayr Hunter, Consultant Herbalist & Apothecary , MNIMH, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
Whether you are struggling with problem periods, fertility issues or menopausal symptoms, herbal medicine may offer an effective, yet gentle, form of treatment. Herbal medicines work in harmony with the body rather than exerting a dominant effect over delicate physiology. Where appropriate they can be used instead of, or alongside, conventional medications to suit your requirements.
Herbal medicines may help: menstrual irregularities such as: PMS (mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating), irregular or absent periods, heavy or painful periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and fibroids.
Fertility issues such as: hormonal imbalance, menstrual irregularities (see above), trying to conceive naturally, maximising conception chances with IVF, improving sperm volume, quality and count.
Menopausal symptoms including: hot flushes and nights sweats, difficulty sleeping and poor energy, poor memory and concentration, joint stiffness, aches and pains, recurrent urinary tract infections, heavy menstrual bleeding, reduced libido and vaginal dryness.
Health issues may impact on your emotional and psychological well being. Herbal medicine can also be provided to help reduce stress & anxiety, improve mood and sleep.
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Rachael Hose, Clinical Reflexologist
Rachael Hose is the Complementary Therapist behind Atlas Therapies who specialises in providing aromatherapy, facial massage and reflexology. Out with running her own practice, Rachael also established the first complementary therapies service in Ross Hall Hospital. Rachael graduated with a Bachelor of Midwifery from Glasgow Caledonian University and went on to work in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. It was while working as a midwife that she became aware of the benefits of complementary therapies and how many people were beginning to use them to help achieve and maintain wellbeing. Her journey to becoming a therapist continued in Aberdeen where she studied Complementary Therapies and received a Diploma in the subject. Since then she has chosen to specialise in providing complementary therapies to those who are pregnant or are trying to conceive and completed training accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. As a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, Rachael adheres to the professional Code of Conduct, which means that she is fully insured and committed to professional development and strives to learn new techniques and therapies to provide her clients with the most effective treatments.
Services include reflexology for fertility, pregnancy, labour & birth preparation, women health and stress & anxiety.