Therapies Available at the Elysia Therapeutic Centre

Body Awareness

Body Awareness is a low impact class useful for all levels incorporating slow, mindful movements that raise bodily awareness to heal persistent tension-based patterns in the body. Corrective exercises are used that are ideal for overcoming bodily pain as well as dramatically increasing flexibility through the healing power of brain-to-muscle awareness and re-education. Body Awareness is based on the principles of Somatics, Feldenkrais as well as breath work and yoga.

Harriet Quinn


Pain Care – Rheumatology

Pain forms an important part of human experience and survival. When it occurs due to injury, it can make sense to us. However, if pain persists or when pain occurs without an obvious cause, it can easily become unsettling and threatening.

Rheumatic conditions are often characterised by pain and/or stiffness felt in our limbs and/or spine. They can be due to relatively well understood diseases, such as osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, but also less well understood conditions such as
fibromyalgia.

Holistic medical consultations are available at the Elysia Centre with a fully qualified and registered Consultant Rheumatologist, Dr Rainer Klocke.

This service is available for those with difficult pain or stiffness in joints, muscles, neck and/or back (e.g. due to arthritis, fibromyalgia or spondylosis).

Dr. Klocke is currently available for new patient or follow-up consultations via Zoom or telephone. For all enquiries or to arrange an appointment, please contact sueobrien@elysiacentre.org

Dr Rainer Klocke


Counselling Psychotherapy

Our counselling and psychotherapy service is delivered by professionally qualified and registered practitioners who deliver up to date clinical approaches for a diverse range of mental and emotional health needs. All our practitioners and are experienced in supporting individuals and/or couples and families with symptoms and issues concerning:

• Stress, anxiety and depression
• Bereavement, grief and loss
• Anger
• Addictions
• Life crisis
• Sexuality 
• Eating disorders
• Self harm
• Loss of meaning and purpose

Appointments can be booked with the therapists listed on our website or by phoning the Centre and booking online. Each counsellor or psychotherapist works with their clients individually.

Other treatments are also available at the Centre should you wish to enquire about these with your therapist. These include nutritional advice, massage therapy, therapeutic art, eurythmy therapy, Life Coaching and group work.

At Elysia we work with insights into how physical, soul and spiritual health are inter-related. Such insights develop new awareness for creating a healing path that enables the client to establish their well-being anew.

Sue Rogers

Karolina Pawinska

Joanne King

Dr Kostas Kouriatis

Louise Roberts

Frances Tagg


Biographical Counselling

Biographical Counselling is a healing process of working one to one with a counsellor, aimed at opening yourself to new understanding through facing the questions your life-path has set you and finding the inner-resources you need to face your challenges and tasks.

It offers a new perspective on life crisis that takes account of our bodily, soul and spiritual existence, the cycles and rhythms of biographical development and the dynamics of human struggle.

We live in a time when outer supports and securities are falling away while the inner questions of reality come ever more into daily consciousness. We deeply explore our soul-life in order to identify the understanding-patterns that we have developed, some helpful, some unhelpful, in order to choose which serve us best.

An increasing number of people live with existential questions that no other generation has had to face with the same intensity. In the course of their lives, many people confront events, uncertainties and moral dilemmas that leave them feeling lonely and bewildered. They may lose their connection to others, to themselves and to the source of their own potential.

Biographical Counselling is based on an imagination of human potential and challenge in the 21st century that inspires a search for renewed meaning, creativity and connection and links individual development with a path towards social renewal.

I can understand another soul only by transforming my own, as one transforms one’s hand by placing it in another’s. Jung

Annette Gordon


Holistic Eye Care

At the Elysia Therapeutic Centre we have  a team of therapists with specialist knowledge and techniques for helping with a wide variety of Eye problems.

We offer to complement and extend any existing care you may be receiving, with an appropriate combination of targeted therapies and treatments.

Central to our approach is work with a specially trained movement therapist (Brenda Newton: Eurythmy Therapist). She will work with various exercises individually tailored to the needs of the client.

Naturopathy (with Adrian Large) can offer a great deal to identify the underlying causes of health problems. Naturopathy places great emphasis on appropriate adequate wholesome Nutrition for the maintenance of good health. Modern research confirms the importance of this, and has also discovered the role certain key nutrients play in some of the more serious eye conditions. It follows from this that appropriate Nutritional Supplementation will play an important role in any treatment plan.

Other modalities may also be indicated such as phyto-therapy (Herbal Medicine) and potentised medicines (Homeopathy).

Physical therapy may also have a role to play. The integrity of the spine is important, particularly the cervical (neck) vertebrae.

The aim is to remove obstacles to health and to give space to the bodies self healing processes to become effective.

Adrian Large is a qualified Optician (Optometrist). He took his Degree in Ophthalmic Optics at the City University, London. After being in practice for a few years he took a training in Remedial and Rhythmical Massage. Later he trained as a Naturopath. His original profession of an Optician, gave him a keen interest in the whole field of Eye care. He now brings a wealth of experience gained in world of Complementary Medicine to the whole spectrum of eye problems and conditions.

Adrian Large


Hypnosis & Relaxation Therapy

Hypnotherapy

Using the natural state of hypnosis to help people achieve the changes that they want to make. As a Hypnotherapist, my role is to facilitate this change in partnership with the client. Hypnosis has its own benefits, however, when combined with thoughtful, tailor-made therapy it’s an extremely effective tool to enable change. Hypnotherapy can help a person tackle a wide variety of issues including:
• Overcoming personal barriers
• Eliminating unwanted habits
• Improving confidence and self-esteem
Healing emotional wounds

Relaxation Therapy

This is designed to give the client tools and strategies for managing their own personal anxieties and stresses. As the therapist, my role is to detail the client’s need for relaxation and work in partnership with them to design a course of therapy. Clients are then able to take ownership for the change to happen in their lives. Relaxation Therapy helps to:
• Identify triggers
• Promote positivity
• Improve health and well-being
• Reduce anxiety and stress

Emma Price


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, aims to enhance and restore movement and quality of life where someone’s ability to move and perform functional activities in everyday life is limited. This could be due to illness, injury, surgery, or other disability.

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions where aches and pains, muscular strains and sprains, poor circulation and movement restrictions need to be addressed.

Different techniques can be applied such as manipulation, exercises, soft tissue techniques and massage aiming to improve mobility and strength, releasing muscular tension and improving circulation contributing to relaxation and wellbeing.

Anna van Zelderen


Medical Doctor – Anthroposophic

Anthroposophic doctors are all conventionally trained Physicians with additional training in the use and prescribing of anthroposophical medicine.

Anthroposophic Medicine is integrative medicine. It is rooted in the science-based medicine of the present, but takes into account the whole human being in its method, diagnosis and therapy. It pays equal attention to the body, soul and spirit of the patient, recognizing the person’s unique biography.It has been particularly effective at helping people with complex and long-term health problems whilst also offering a preventative approach to health care. Consultations with the doctor sometimes include recommendations for supporting treatments, for example Rhythmical Massage, Therapeutic Art, Eurythmy or Counselling.

Anthroposophic Medicine was established by Dr. phil. Rudolf Steiner and Dr. med. Ita Wegman in 1920. Since then it has been continuously developed further in hospitals and by independent doctors. It is now practised in over 60 countries. The therapeutic system is a multiprofessional one, with shared concepts for diagnosis and therapy.

More information about Anthroposophic Medicine https://www.anthroposophicmedicine.org.uk/

To see more on how anthroposophical doctors are trained see http://www.anthroposophic-drs-training.org/anthroposophic-medicine/

 

Dr Claudia Kempfen


Rhythmical Massage

This is a very gentle form of massage with flowing movements that penetrate deeply. An element of suction rather than pressure is used to enhance the flow of fluid through the body. The rhythmical quality of the treatment strengthens and supports the rhythmical processes within the body, which are at the basis of good health. Rhythmical Massage was developed from the classical Swedish Massage in the 1920’s by Dr Ita Wegman, a medical doctor trained in Physiotherapy and Massage.

Harmonising and strengthening the warmth of the body helps to release tension and contributes to an enhanced feeling of wellbeing.

The oils and ointments used are carefully chosen to meet the particular needs of individual clients. They are made from natural, mainly organic or biodynamic, ingredients and are additive and chemical free.

People often comment on a new sense of wellbeing, of feeling more upright and freed from feelings of heaviness.

Adrian Large

Anna van Zelderen

Monika Horber


Kinesiology

Kinesiology or, more properly, energy kinesiology, is a therapeutic meeting of East and West – a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and methods discovered in chiropractic and osteopathy. Kinesiology’s unique and highly versatile tool is muscle testing, which is a way of communicating directly with the body or unconscious.

Muscle testing can be used to get information from the body about what is beneficial or detrimental to it. This information might be about levels of stress, stressors or the causes of stress; energy (qi) imbalances and how they can best be corrected; whether, which and how much of a supplement or other remedy is useful; which foods and nutrients are required for optimum health or performance; the identification of allergens; and so on.

Kinesiology is based on three amazing discoveries:

(1) Muscles can be tested for their integrity and indicate a stressed (unlocking muscle) or unstressed (locking muscle) response to any stimulus.

(2) Different muscles have an association with specific energy channels (or meridians). This means that individual meridian energy imbalances can be monitored through muscle testing. Interventions from chiropractic, osteopathy and TCM can restore the proper functioning of the muscle and correct energy imbalances, thereby contributing to better health and improved posture.

(3) Through testing a muscle, unconscious information can be presented to consciousness. For example, a person recalls an event and muscle testing reveals whether or not the event is stressful to the person in the present. Equally, when this stress has been healed, muscle testing will indicate this.

Muscle testing is an extraordinarily versatile tool, and kinesiology has opened up a whole new area of effective and verifiable healing methods.

Touch for Health training
4 levels x 3 days each level

This training, suitable for both lay people and health professionals, requires no previous training or experience. The qualification, which is four levels delivered three days per level (though there is no obligation to complete all the levels and a certificate is achieved for each level), is certified by the International Kinesiology Conference (IKC), and respected internationally. Touch for Health, developed from Applied Kinesiology, is the most well known kinesiology training and is regarded as the basis of all other kinesiology systems.

For the lay person this training provides extremely useful tools that can be applied to friends and family to restore and maintain health, and is a wonderful experience for self-development.

For the professional, or aspiring professional, it provides methods and tools that can considerably enhance any health practice, and is the basis of all further kinesiology training.

For more information about Touch For Health:
https://www.ikc-info.org/TFH_Classes.aspx

Jonathan Livingstone