A Haven full of experience and knowledge

The team of self-employed therapists & instructors at The Haven Wellbeing Hub have a wealth of experience and training behind them, many of whom are operating at the very top of their field, bringing you many years of knowledge and practice.
 
All our practitioners are:

  • Fully qualified graduates of leading colleges of complementary medicine and fully insured.
  • Members of their appropriate professional bodies, bound by relevant codes of practice.
  • Committed to continually improving and updating their practice. Able to work cooperatively with practitioners of conventional medicine to help each patient to optimal health.
  • Dedicated to the principle that every person and condition is unique.

You can book for all therapies here.

The Haven Wellbeing Hub

Katie Palmer – Founder and Director of The Haven Wellbeing Hub

Wellbeing Consultant, Energy Healer & Past Life Regression Therapist
 
I began my therapeutic career began back in 2002, training as Holistic Therapist and qualifying in Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Aromatherapy, having had an interest in alternative therapies since my Grandad became ill in 1998. I am also Reiki and Angelic Reiki Master, and believe that energy healing can lead to major healing and shifts in personal wellbeing. I have a great interest in all thing holistic and have received many treatments in many disciplines and I’m always eager to try more.
 
Over the past 12 years I have also studied Indonesia Massage, Thermo Auricular Therapy and Hypnotherapy, including Hypnoanalysis and trained as Meditation Teacher. I worked from my home therapy room from 2002 but it had always been my dream to open a Wellbeing Centre, with a holistic shop and studio. I’m so lucky to have achieved this when opening of The Haven Wellbeing Hub in February 2015.
 
Over the past four years it’s been my pleasure to be a full time therapist at The Haven and helping many people to reduce stress, overcome anxiety and ease tension in the long term. My clinic days are now Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, but on occasion will see people outside of this.
 
I have a waiting list but have occasional cancellation so please email info@havenwellbeinghub.co.uk if you can’t find availability online.
 

Instructors

Annie Vickey – Hatha Yoga Instructor – Tue 7pm, Thur 6pm.
 
Claire Foster – Yoga Instructor – Vinyasa flow & Ashtanga style – Mon-1pm, Wed-9:30am
I started practicing yoga in my early twenties simply to increase flexibility and to balance out my fitness program. I enjoyed my practice so much I decided to pursue a senior yoga teaching course and since qualifying in 2009 I have been teaching classes and 1-1’s. I enjoyed a hands-on style of teaching with small groups to ensure every client gets the most from their yoga practice.
 
Cristina De Piano – Hatha Flow Yoga Instructor – Friday 9:45am
I started my yoga journey 8 years ago with my friend quite literally forcing me to go along with her to a class, ever since then, I’ve been hooked. Yoga has taught me to take time out from a busy schedule and focus on myself. My classes are dynamic with a good flow, with an emphasis on letting go and having fun with your own practise. I try to keep all classes light hearted and with everyone leaving feeling as though they have achieved something.
 
Lynette Greenaway  –  Ashtanga, Hatha,  Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga – Monday 8pm

My exploration with yoga began 12 years ago. It only took a few years until I developed a serious relationship with my yoga practice and in 2010 embarked on my first teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (Hatha Raja Yoga). Following my passion for linking breath to movement after discovering a vinyasa flow class, I went on to undertake my second 200 hour teacher training with Sally Parkes in 2013 studying sequencing, gentle hatha, restorative yoga, yoga for back care and pre and post natal yoga.

I continues to pursue education in yoga and the healing arts. This ongoing process of learning is what provides the fresh insights that inspire my teaching. Healthy breathing, alignment and balanced energy flow are consistent points of  focus in my classes. My teaching style is intuitive, playful and highly spirited and nourishes the hidden strengths of my students, while challenging them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. You will leave my class feeling enlivened, vibrant and whole.
 
Sophie Thomas – Yoga instructor – Wednesday 8pm
 
Penny Brewer – Yoga Instructor  – Thursday 9:30am
 
Tina Eden – Pilates Instructor – Wed 1pm
I have seen in my own life what practicing Pilates can do for my body, mind and spirit, and I am keen to share The Method with others.  I also hold a Level 3 Certificate in Exercise (GP) Referral and Nutritional Advising and Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) registered.
 
Carli Thatcher – Pilates Instructor –  Monday 6:30pm
 

Practitioners

Allison Knight – Holistic Therapist, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki Master

I have been practising holistic therapies since 2000 and have always had a real affinity & passion for health & well being & all things holistic. As well as being a Reiki Master, I am also a practitioner of Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candles.
 
As a mum of 2 young children, I know all about how stressful & hectic life can be and how important it is to look after your well being to minimise the impact of a busy life. Holistic Therapies can offer an effective way to do this with so many health benefits. It also provides you with the chance to relax, unwind and get that all important ‘you’ time that is always so invaluable.  Any spare time I do have I love to spend time my ponies & I’m currently training to become a Pilates Instructor.
 
Lindsay Evans – Bowen Technique
I have a genuine fascination for the human body and have over many years immersed myself in learning about its workings. I have a broad understanding across a variety of therapeutic approaches and am continually wowed by how often minimal interaction can stimulate the body’s natural abilities to restore, regenerate and repair itself.
 
I have qualifications in Nutritional Science, Touch for Health Kinesiology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Stress Coaching and Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques and am a qualified tutor to professional level in The Bowen Technique.  For the past 9 years through my own personal experiences and those of hundreds of my clients, I have gathered a wealth of knowledge about the debilitating and widespread havoc that prolonged high levels of stress can have on the human body. Effective stress management is my specialist subject and at the very heart of my practice and ethos for achieving and maintaining good health.
 
Mark Quirk – Psychologist & Mindfulness Teacher
I re-trained in Psychology following a successful career in the world of IT, mostly at Microsoft, because of a fascination with the human mind, and the potential to make a difference to people’s lives at home and work. I started a training and consulting practice focused on enhancing human performance, in lock-step with improved resilience and wellbeing; and recently created Mindfulness Berkshire to help extend his mindfulness teaching outside of the workplace.
 
I holds a master’s degree in applied positive Psychology (MAPP) – where I conducted primary research into the application of meditation in the workplace and its impact on resilience. I have formally trained as a mindfulness teacher according the guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-based Teacher Training Organisations.  This training path is required by those wishing to teach MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy), a derivative of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), recommended for certain conditions to the NHS by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK.
 
Sadie Lee – Holistic Therapist – Sports Massage, Reflexoloy, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage
I began working as a therapist in response to the growing need for a natural and dynamic personal approach to good health. I feels so lucky to have been drawn to massage therapy, which I loves to do and that people love to receive. I have strong intuitive hands, over 10 years experience, a caring down-to-earth personality and a high level of fitness, all combine to provide you with a quality treatment. I am is a fully insured member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. My diploma in Holistic Therapy incorporates Anatomy & Physiology, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Swedish Massage. I am also qualified in Sports Massage and hold diplomas in Nutrition, Indian Head Massage, On-site Acupressure and DSE Risk Assessment in the workplace.
 
Sarah Thomas – Angelic Reiki, Reiki & Atlantean Healing Practitioner, Indian Head Massage, Reflexologist & Psychic Medium

 

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