Our Therapists A-J

Email and websites for therapists can also be found on the contact us page.

Julie Baker, Margarethe Beckett, Philip Bedford, Ewa Burgess, Sarah Butland-Clarke, Vicky Carter, Lenora Darlison, Elizabeth Duckworth, Jacquie EddlestonKarin Graber, Karen Jennings

Julie Baker
Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Hello!!! My name is Julie and I live and work in Birmingham as an Iyengar Yoga teacher and community artist.

My obsession with the body and the shapes it can make has been a passion all my life. In my younger years I spent most of my time dancing. From tap dancing on the lino in the kitchen (much to my mom’s despair!) to attending classes I just couldn't seem to get enough.

I got drawn towards yoga on my first visit to India in 2000. It was the start of my epic journey halfway around the world. India itself blew my mind. Sights, sounds, tastes, smells, everything was new and exciting and I never imagined at the time that I would be back to visit it again and again.

After my yoga discovery I tried out many different styles, but soon got drawn into the world of Iyengar. The attention to detail and variety of sequences suited my analytical mind and continues to hold my interest. There will always be something new to learn in what might seem the simplest of asana’s (postures).

After 2 years of training, here in my home town of Birmingham, in November 2008, I was very proud to become an Introductory Iyengar Yoga teacher. Throughout the training process I discovered that my interests lay in therapeutic work – how I can use my yoga practice to fix or to heal. My thirst for knowledge in this subject continues on and I hope to be able to further my studies so that I can use this in my teachings as well as my own practice.

Contact me at jbyogauk@gmail.com

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Margarethe Beckett MBACP

BACP accred Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, EFT & NLP Practitioner, Birth Art Practitioner

About me
I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, NLP and EFT practitioner. I am committed to high quality work and friendly, personalised service and will offer you exactly that when you contact me.
I am accredited by The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/ Psychotherapists (UKRCP).
I am also a member of the General Hypnotherapy Council UK, the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET) and the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC). I work according to the ethical standards of these professional bodies, including confidentiality and I have valid professional civil liability insurance.

I have previously worked in education and lived abroad for many years. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I have worked in a very busy GP surgery and a wide range of educational settings. I was responsible for the Counselling Service in a very vibrant and busy organisation in the inner city of Birmingham and at present I am part of a Complementary Health Clinic Team. In addition I work in private practice and can also offer you my services in the German Language.

How I can help you?
My aim is to meet you where ever you are in your life right now and to help you make the changes you want to make. This can happen much more quickly and easily than you might think!

I am experienced in working with people who suffer from complex emotional difficulties as well as from "unexplained" physical pains and complaints.

For example:
Emotional Issues
such as depression, post natal depression, anger, anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement, stress, trauma, self harm, low self esteem, relationship problems, sexual-emotional-and domestic abuse, phobias.

Physical Issues
such as pain relief, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), back problems, infertility, sleep problems, psychosomatic symptoms, weight management, stopping smoking.

After an initial assessment we will decide as to whether short term work or medium to long term psychotherapy would be most beneficial for you. I will offer you a variety of therapeutic techniques throughout every consultation so that you can communicate and express yourself in many more ways than just talking. These techniques include mind-body techniques as well as some that are used in art therapy.

Pregnancy and Birth
To feel worried and fearful about some aspects of pregnancy and birth is very common and it is vital to address and resolve these issues in order to have a positive birth experience. Using art as an expressive, therapeutic media as well as relaxation exercises and some aspects of Hypnobirthing are a fantastic preparation for a relaxed and positive birth. It greatly helps to keep pain under control, it furthers early bonding with the baby and helps prevent postnatal depression. I offer this work as individual sessions as well as in form of workshops for a group of mums to be. For more information visit www.birthartcafe.co.uk

Termination, miscarriage, stillbirth, traumatic birth

I also offer special therapeutic support for women who had traumatic experiences around child birth such as abortion, miscarriage, traumatic birth or still birth. Therapeutic support after these traumatic experiences of loss helps to come to terms with feelings of pain, loneliness and guilt and are vital for any further pregnacy and birth.

Please contact me on 0772 4041024 or info@mindmybody.co.uk
For more information please go to my website: www.mindmybody.co.uk

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Philip Bedford IIHHT Dip

Sports/Remedial Masseur

I have been practicing holistic therapies for the last 22 years. I trained at South Birmingham College, and subsequently at Bournville College of Further Education, Birmingham learning a wide range of complementary therapies, such as Swedish body massage, reflexology, Indian head massage and aromatherapy.

I now practice predominantly sports/remedial massage and Indian head massage. After I completed all my courses I began working at the Birmingham University, Munrow sports centre, applying my techniques to athletes, staff and the general public. In 1999 I was invited to work out in the United States, Denver, Colorado where I was lucky enough to be introduced to a chiropractor. Whilst being there I learnt a lot of applications and began to understand many patient conditions such as whiplash, back conditions, stress in the body. This made me want to help people even more, so in 2001 I decided to take a course in remedial sports massage.

I have worked through many celebrity charity events offering my services to raise money for disabled children, including live aid London 2005, Party in the Park, Cannon Hill. I have offered my services to the Alexandra, Birmingham Repertory and Hippodrome theatres doing massage for dancers and performers. For 8 months in 2008 I worked in southern Spain.

My aim is to offer you my utmost as a sports therapist using my years of knowledge and experience to heal a wide range of conditions. Sports massage is not only for the pro athlete but also for anyone who is serious about keeping in shape and keeping continual stress and injury at bay.

Phil is a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Contact him on 07775 521759 or email: insidehealth@live.co.uk


Ewa Burgess

Iyengar Yoga Teacher (English/Polish speaking)

Hello!!! My name is Ewa and I am a qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with Polish roots who lives in Birmingham. I started my yoga adventure about 10 years ago, back in Poland. I have noticed that regular practice, in addition to the great physical benefits, gives me more emotional stability which is so important in our lives.

Since I moved to the UK, I have continued my journey and attend regular sessions at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Birmingham where I finished my teaching qualification guided by Jayne Orton. I believe that the Iyengar Yoga is good for everyone of any age and can help people with range of health issues. Once you start Iyengar Yoga, you realise that you can’t live without it!

Cześć!!! Mam na imię Ewa i jestem wykwalifikowanym nauczycielem Jogi Iyengara. Swoją przygodę z jogą rozpoczęłam 10 lat temu w Polsce i kontynuuję ją teraz Anglii, gdzie zdobyłam swój certyfikat. Zajęcia prowadzę także w języku polskim, więc nie musisz się martwić, że czegoś nie zrozumiesz. Moje klasy są dla wszystkich i w każdym wieku.

Contact email: ewaburgess@gmail.com

Mobile: 07546 337977

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Sarah Butland-Clarke

Wellbeing Advisor and Reiki Practitioner

Hello and thank you for taking an interest in my profile.
I consider myself to be an intuitive and spiritual holistic therapist with a knowledge and interest in a wide variety of healing methods.
I have a special interest in energy healing and utilising natural methods to bring the body and mind back into balance.
I am a practising Reiki practitioner and Well-being advisor. I can give advice on nutritional support, nutritional supplements, traditional herbal remedies and homeopathic remedies.
I am trained in holistic facial massage, specialising in the use of Weleda skincare products. I have also been trained in Just Be, which is a form of light touch massage which I can incorporate into Reiki sessions if you so wish. This form of massage is suitable for all, including those with terminal illness and those in palliative care.
I am available for treatments Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm.
If you are interested in talking to me further about Reiki or booking a general Wellbeing consultation then please feel free to give me a call on 07970 161079 - I look forward to hearing from you.


Reiki treatment - £25 for 30 mins or £40 for one hour

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Vicky Carter

Holistic Therapist and Reiki Master.

I offer a range of Massage Therapy, Reiki Healing, Counselling and Life Coaching. I also facilitate regular Reiki Training Workshops.

I am an experienced and ever evolving therapist who remains fascinated by the connection between our body, mind and emotions. I am as passionate about people as I am towards life. I have always had a keen interest in the dynamics we form within relationships, both consciously and unconsciously. Awareness of the impact people have on us came at a very early stage in my life which led me to dedicate my professional training to enhance as many lives as possible.

I began my formal training in Person-Centred Counselling in 1998 and have worked through various professional qualifications in different Counselling approaches, to include Solution Focused Counselling, Grief Therapy, Play Therapy (children) therefore I work with an Integrative Approach to Counselling.

I have comprehensive training in different approaches to massage therapy and how best to support your body to release pain and avoid dysfunction. The therapeutic massage I provide can de-stress you and bring about a deep relaxation to re-energise you overall. My professional experience includes working with patients with complex needs in a Forensic Mental Health Hospital, working as a youth counsellor in schools and supporting patients through palliative care in a hospice alongside my private practice which I developed in 2003.

For the past 25 years, I have always and continue to work actively on my personal development. I never take for granted the issues which can arise for each of us throughout life or as we go for treatments. Reiki has been another invaluable aspect of my personal development. I am fascinated by metaphysics and convinced by the subtle yet powerful vibrations of Universal Energy.

I have a warm and gentle disposition which I believe helps me to intuitively sense where there may be issues in your body and I am skilled at releasing tension and pain as I palpate the tissues of your muscles during massage therapy. My primary interest is that you feel comfortable, safe and respected as you receive your treatment. Everything will be made as clear as possible to you from our first point of contact and I always maintain a genuinely respectful position during talking therapies.

It is always a privilege for me to be a part of a person’s unique journey and witness an individual’s personal development.

All treatments may be adapted to different levels of mobility and gift vouchers are available to purchase as gifts for others or for loved ones to purchase for you.

Please contact me via mobile: 07738 930 211 or email: vicky@vickycarter.co.uk.

You can find out more about me and the treatments and therapies I offer on my website: www.vickycarter.co.uk

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Lenora Darlison
Yin Yoga Teacher

Yoga Teacher (200H + 300H) Teacher of English, Special Needs Teacher, , Yin Yoga  and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (Sarah Powers, Insight Yoga Institute, USA), Ayurbalance - Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage, Rasovai Centre, India, Studying with Yoga Campus, London for Yoga Therapy Diploma. Member of Yoga Alliance UK.

Although I have been a secondary school teacher for 25 years, yoga has been an important part of my life since my teenage years. Two years ago, due to illness, I stopped my school teaching and focused my attention on yoga. To this end, I spent the past year and a half travelling in India and Hong Kong studying yoga, yin yoga and various forms of meditation.

I have practiced Shivananda Yoga, Asthanga Yoga, many schools of Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. My ideal practice interweaves yang yoga (a combination of Asthanga and Hatha yoga), yin yoga (yin sequences of floor poses which enhance the meridian and organ systems), and mindfulness meditation.  Yoga has been physically, mentally, psychologically and spiritually transformational in my life.

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Jacquie Eddleston Bsc (hons) Human Psychology, Dip counselling, Cert. Counselling, PGCE ( Life long Learning)

I am a qualified counsellor with a diploma in Counselling and a BSc (Hons) in Human Psychology. I am also a qualified teacher (PGCE in Lifelong learning sector).

I am accredited by The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of The British Psychological Society.

My  experience involves counselling across a variety of situations. I have worked at an organisation providing counselling for people with drug and alcohol problems, and within a sheltered housing scheme providing counselling for employees.

Currently, I provide counselling at a GP practice and also provide counselling in two schools.

In my private practice I work with clients who are experiencing difficulties relating to a range of issues and emotions, for example anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, work, self-esteem.

My training is in the Gestalt approach. Gestalt is a term which refers to the concept  of ‘wholeness’. In terms of counselling this means that I believe that the whole of your experience is important. Your thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviours, sensations are the unique ‘you’.

I can offer you a safe place to explore your feelings and thoughts, providing a time and a space for you to work on issues which are  important to you. In our first session we can explore what it is you would like from counselling and it gives us a chance to discuss how we can best work together should you decide that you want to continue.

You can contact me on 0121-241-0411 or mobile 07791882509,

Email:  jacquieeddleston@hotmail.com

Website: http://jacquieeddleston.weebly.com

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Karin Graber, M.Sc. (Psychology), MAS (Psychotherapy)

Psychologist and Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Hi! I am a warm and enthusiastic Psychologist and Psychotherapist in my thirties, originally from Switzerland, but now living in Birmingham with my husband and two children. 

Since 2006, I have worked in the area of psychology, mental health and counselling/psychotherapy. After my studies in Psychology (focusing on Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology), I trained for 4 years in an integrative therapy model. This means that I will use different approaches (for example a schema-based approach, CBT or emotion-focused therapy) depending on your situation, your therapy goals and you preferences.

Issues I work with include depression, anxiety, stress-related problems, post-traumatic stress, personality disorders, anxiety and phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleeping problems, eating disorders, relationship problems and many more.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) , fully adhering to its ethical framework, I am committed to regular supervision and CPD, and am fully professionally insured.

I offer therapy sessions in English or German.


In an initial session, I would first want to get to know you, the reasons that you sought therapy, your current life situation, and the kinds of things that are important to you. Of course, this also gives you an opportunity so get an idea of who I am, and if you could imagine embarking on this therapeutic journey together; and we would take your therapy goals to guide the process of this journey.

Prices: Initial session £15, regular session (60min) £45

More information and contact

email: karin@individualcounselling.co.uk

telephone: 07986153419

website: www.individualcounselling.co.uk

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Karen Jennings C.Hyp. Clinical Hypnotherapist, C.M.H Master Hypnotist, CPNLP NLP Practitioner, SQHP Senior Hypnotherapist, CHC Hypnotherapy Children, EMDR Practitioner, PNI Psychoneuroimmunology, Tarot reader and trainer.

Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, EMDR, NLP, PNI, Reiki, Tarot, EFT, CBT Practitioner

Karen believes that we all have the ability to live our life to its full potential.

She sees her work as enlightening other people’s lives, so that they are able to help themselves by drawing on their own resources and desires.

She is committed to achieving this in the most respectful, open, honest and professional way, backed by membership of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners, the General Hypnotherapy Register, the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and the Hypnotherapist Register. She also has full insurance and wants to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Karen is dedicated to the professional and ethical use of hypnosis, hypnotherapy, NLP and Reiki and is bound by a code of Practice which includes never prolonging treatment more than is required. Combining therapies helps her to provide you with the most benefit in the shortest time. As well as full insurance, she holds a valid CRB certification and so is suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.

For more information see her website www.karenjennings.co.uk or contact her via mobile 07852 882862 or email karenirisjennings@gmail.com

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