About Us

Cathy Rowlandson established St Margarets Clinic  in 1992  before moving to Richmond Park Clinic in 2015. As a physiotherapist interested in complementary therapies she was keen to provide a holistic service to the wider Richmond community, believing passionately in the concept of integrated medicine to provide choice in health care management.

Physiotherapists

Cathy Rowlandson MCSP

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Cathy qualified as a physiotherapist in 1972 at St. Mary’s Hospital Paddington.

She began her career specialising in treating handicapped children and spent a year doing VSO in Kenya in 1976.

She subsequently became interested in general ‘outpatient’ physiotherapy and sports medicine and began working at Wimbledon during the tennis tournament in 1982 and has been privileged to treat and advise the lady players in the tournament including all the finalists ever since then, and is highly respected by them for her expertise.

Through experience and study she has expanded her scope of practice to include acupuncture, Vega testing, mindbody energy healing and journey work, qualifying as a journey practitioner in 2001.

She treats all her patients as individuals and with her experience often combines these different modalities. Her eclectic approach is popular with those prefering a holistic model and her intuitive sensitivity solves many complex problems.

Alison Hull MCSP

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Alison qualified in 1979 and worked in London teaching hospitals for 7 years to senior level in outpatients at St Marys , Paddington. Since then she has worked with Cathy Rowlandson, being part of the team at the opening of St Margarets clinic.

She has developed her career gaining a qualification in acupuncture in 1994 and is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists.

In 2012 Alison qualified as a Jems certified Rehabilitation Practitioner. Observing particular movement patterns Alison is able to isolate specific areas of weakness or poor movement patterns which can lead to injuries and pain. Correcting these patterns can alleviate pain, improve function and performance and prevent injuries. The carefully chosen exercises will help you to move in the most efficient way whether you are recovering from surgery or returning to sport after injury. 

Mind, body and spirit incorporates the holistic approach of St Margarets clinic and her years of hands–on experience has allowed her to develop an emotional understanding of the body and its influence on our physical problems.

Alison believes physiotherapy has a vital role to play whatever your age or occupation, from athlete to the elderly.

Anne Kan MCSP

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Anne qualified at Kings College Hospital London, remaining in the NHS for 9 years. She worked at 3 major London teaching hospitals including managing the Spinal Outpatient Department at St Marys Hospital Paddington.

She specialised in musculoskeletal and spinal conditions including repetitve strain injuries (RSI). She joined St Margarets Physiotherapy Clinic in 1992 and has also worked at the West London Athletic Stadium and the Vanderbilt Tennis Club.

Anne is a keen runner and has practised yoga for 9 years. She often incorporates her yoga experience and knowledge into her physiotherapy treatment. She believes understanding the mind, body and spirit connection can lead to a more complete rehabilitation.



Complementary Therapists

Sabine Grocholski LCH MCPH RMANM

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Sabine qualified at the College of Homeopathy in London after 4 years of training and has been practising for 20 years, treating women, men, babies, children and teenagers. She has also done extensive post-graduate work in homeopathy, personal development and natural health.

Sabine brings compassion and understanding to her work and uses her experience to help people take control of their own health and lives, making recommendations in lifestyle where necessary to assist the treatment.

Lynne Phillips

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Lynne graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2001 and is registered to practice with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association. She is registered with most private insurance companies.

Lynne has an enthusiasm for spreading the message that osteopathy treats far more than backs, necks and peripheral joints. She enjoys, helping people with headaches, sinus or digestive problems, children with 'growing pains', expectant mothers and the elderly. She is especially interested in the effects of stress on our bodies, or repetitive strains from work or sport.

She is a firm believer in the founding principles of osteopathy - regarding the body as a completely integrated unit, including the emotional and spiritual spheres, rather than inter-related separate systems - and therefore takes a 'whole person' approach to treatment.

Hernan Valdivia

Hernan Valdivia

Hernan began Working with Myofascial release after more than 10 years as a research scientist. He has a degree in molecular biology and uses his scientific background to support his theories. He works alongside physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractic therapists.  He has developed the HELP method of orthopaedic massage following extensive manual therapy training with many great teachers using techniques,  from Eastern traditions as well as  cutting edge Western therapies.  Hernan has the gift of intuitive touch. He provides his clients with carefully individualised treatments which create an awareness in the body and triggers the release of tension and relief from pain, resulting in relaxation and a sense of body mind integration. 

Hernan believes that everybody can be helped by orthopaedic massage therapy and receives regular treatment himself. He is an advocate for movement therapy, loves running and has been practicing yoga  for 25 years.

Beccy Lindsay

Beccy Lindsay

Beccy is an accredited member of the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling. She offers friendly, relaxed, individual or couples counselling. If you are feeling panic or that you can't go on coping alone, then counselling can bring relief and help you. You can come with or without a partner, to talk generally or about specific problems you want to solve. You may be in a crisis situation or you may be you stuck in destructive patterns of relating. Whether your problems are career or home-life related, a decision to seek counselling, can give you a new start.

For longer-term counselling the approach Beccy uses is a combination of Psychodynamic and Humanist. This theory combination is suitable for exploring what is going on underneath the surface for you. By understanding what the symptoms you have are caused by, Beccy can help you change these deeper structures; she does this work through the counselling relationship in a safe and confidential setting.



Psychotherapists

Natasha Curnock MBACP

Natasha Curnock

Natasha became involved in her own personal development in 1996 and in psychotherapy training in 2003. She is a graduate of the 8 year training programme at the Spectrum Centre of Humanistic Psychotherapy which is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) member organization. She abides by their code of ethics and practice. She is also a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Natasha worked as a therapist in the voluntary sector for Richmond Borough MIND from 2006-7. She has a strong commitment to her own ongoing professional development, supervision and personal therapy.

Natasha works with individuals and couples in a down to earth, conversational way. She believes that, while our past continues to impact us in the present, we are more than our history, and she is interested in how we manage ourselves in response to our experience every day. Natasha has a particular interest in building self-care techniques, improving self-esteem, managing anxiety and panic, conflict and anger. She specialises in managing relationships with friends or family affected by mental illness and has an interest in fertility issues including the impact of miscarriage, ectopic and molar pregnancies.



Counsellors and Coaches

Peter Upton

Peter Upton

Peter qualified has an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change. He began coaching more than 10 years ago after working for many years in business, both as a management consultant and general manager. He works as a coach in all areas but his primary focus is on the world of work, helping people find the energy and confidence to perform at their best.

 

For example:

  • Many of his clients are looking to find more meaning from their work life whether they are looking to find new employment, start a business or stay with their current employer.
  • Equally, many clients want to develop their resilience – the ability to remain flexible in thoughts, behaviours and emotions when under pressure.

Each one to one coaching session lasts for one hour and typically people sign up for between three and six sessions.    He is a full member of the Association for Coaching and subscribes to a strict code of ethics (in compliance with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s Code of Ethics).

Cath Challands

Cath Challands

"A counsellor gives you time, attention and respect"

For 25 years Cath has been working with individuals and couples in the NHS (a GP surgery) voluntary (with Off The Record, a local counselling service for young people over the age of 11) and private sectors.

She believes her relationship with her clients is at the heart of her work and aims to offer a warm and supportive environment in which clients can explore troubling issues, whether arising from early experiences or from the pressures and stresses of today's challenging world. Her work is mostly person-centred, with elements of psychodynamic therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy where appropriate and also calls on her training in relaxation techniques, especially breathing.

Cath is accredited by CHOREO and is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abides by its code of ethics and supervision and continuing personal development.

Clinic Staff

Louise Morris

Office Manager

Louise

Ewa Paliga

Receptionist

Ewa
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