Who We Are

Our Practioners

  • Quentin Matthews - Osteopath
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    Quentin graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a First Class Honours degree in Osteopathy. He specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, using a structural approach to treatment. Where appropriate, visceral, cranial and fascial techniques are also used. He has experience of treating all age groups from infants through to the elderly, formulating individual treatment plans for both acute and chronic conditions. He is also fully qualified in Western Medical Acupuncture and uses this alongside osteopathic treatment.

    Quentin has worked with Hull and York Medical School, to teach medical students about osteopathy and sports care. He has also been a Senior Clinical Tutor for Leeds Beckett University where he was responsible for the training of Osteopathic students in their teaching clinic until the course closure in 2017.

    He is a fully registered the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. This means that he is required to remain up-to-date with continued professional development and holds valid professional indemnity insurance.

    Quentin is a Member of the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society.

    He is a the Principal and owner of Bondgate Clinic.
  • Simon Barnard - Osteopath
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    Simon has more than 30 years experience as an Osteopath. He treats a variety of ailments including low back, neck and joint pains. He also treats babies and children, especially using Cranial Osteopathy and other gentle techniques. All sports related injuries. He is a recognised provider with most health insurers and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy. He has an excellent working relationship with all local GPs and consultants and will write referral letters as and when appropriate.
  • Alan Cawthorne - Podiatrist
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    Alan graduated from the Durham School of Podiatric Medicine with a BSc Honours Degree in Podiatry. He has a keen interested in biomechanics of the foot and customised orthotics, along with general foot health including nail care, diabetic foot screening, corns and verrucae, plantar fasciitis, podopediatrics (children) and ingrowing toe nails. He is authorised to use local anaesthetic, and can perform nail surgery where required.

    He is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (Registration CH32731), and a fully insured Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
  • Lyndsey Dale - The Beauty Room
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    Lyndsey trained at The Academy, Malton gaining City and Guild qualifications for Hair and Beauty Therapy.

    She has previously worked as a Senior Therapist at the award winning Verbena Spa in the Feversham Arms, Helmsley an specialises in massage, facials and hot stone therapy.

    Always keen to continue professional development, Lyndsey has gained further qualifications in various treatments including pregnancy massage and camouflage cover makeup.

    Lyndsey is fully registered with ABT, the Association of Beauty Therapists and BABTAC the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology and holds full professional insurance.
  • Andrew Wilson - Physiotherapist
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    Andrew qualified from Newcastle in 1989 as a Chartered Physiotherapist. He is a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP). During his NHS career he became a Clinical Specialist in Spinal Disorders and established an award winning spinal assessment and rehabilitation unit.

    In 2002 he became a member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and was awarded the Saunders International prize.

    Andrew is consultant for national and international footballers and has worked in Rugby's Super League. He lectures widely in the North of England.

    For the past 15 years Andrew has run a highly successful private practice over 4 clinics. He works closely with Orthopaedic Surgeons, Spinal Surgeons and Consultant Radiologists to provide a high quality service for all his patients.
  • Sharon Cawthorne - Acupuncturist/Clinical Hypnotherapist
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    Sharon Cawthorne is a fully qualified and licensed Acupuncturist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Feng Shui Consultant. She became interested in all things Chinese Metaphysical whilst working for a well known telecommunications company, who used Feng Shui in all their buildings across the world. She then had Acupuncture after becoming seriously ill which required several major surgeries. Acupuncture helped her recover much quicker than she should, consequently this sparked her interest into helping others with their health issues.

    Sharon completed three years of full-time training at the highly respected Northern College of Acupuncture, York. I graduated with both a Diploma and BSc (Hons) Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The degree is verified from the University of Central Lancashire, and I qualified in 2011 to become a Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

    With years of practice working in the clinical field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, she has gained valuable knowledge and a wealth of patient treatment experience. Sharon has subsequently completed further practitioner training in Auricular Acupuncture, Fertility, Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture, Saam 5 element acupuncture under Prof Jong Baik, and more recently Master Tung Acupuncture.

    In 2015 Sharon as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and graduated with a Diploma from the prestigious Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnosis. She has a wealth of experience dealing with Anxiety, Fears/Phobias, Smoking Cessation and Hypnoweight. Further training in Emotional Freedom Technique helps her work with corporate clients delivering rapid stress reduction techniques.

    Sharon also graduated in 2020 as a Feng Shui Consultant, from the renowned Grand Master Tan Yang Wu school of Flying Stars Feng Shui. Both Acupuncture and Feng Shui are branches of Chinese Metaphysics, and indeed Feng Shui is often referred to as Acupuncture for homes and businesses. Many people find their chronic health issues are in fact related to the Feng Shui of their homes, and using a qualified consultant can help remedy this and many other situations. She often includes Feng Shui principles in an Acupuncture consult where appropriate.
    Sharon holds diplomas in Acupressure Massage, Chinese Cupping and Reiki.

    She is a member of the AAC - Association of Acupuncture Clinicians, the British Acupuncture Federation, General Hypnotherapy Standards Council / General Hypnotherapy Register, and the Hypnotherapy Directory.

    Website: https://shenholistics.com

    Email: info@shenholistics.com

    Telephone: 07956 042 888
  • Tsering Jones - Acupuncturist
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    Tsering started her career as a medical doctor. During this time she saw the benefits of acupuncture in patients who were not responding to western medicine. This sparked her interest in acupuncture and later, when her children were young, she went back to college and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

    Tsering has now been practicing acupuncture for 7 years, including running a pain clinic for NHS patients in Malton for 5 years, treating patients suffering from chronic pain. she also teaches at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York.

    She is an accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council, the main regulatory body for acupuncturists in the UK. This means Tsering practices under a strict professional code and am committed to ensuring all patients receive the highest standard professional care.
  • Sarah Preston - Counselling
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    Sarah is a BACP registered counsellor who has worked in both NHS and service settings and has experience in working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, loss, health concerns, low mood and adjustment following stressful life events. Before becoming a counsellor she spent many years with the NHS as a speech and language therapist, specialising in working with adults and young people experiencing anxiety in speaking situations.

    Sarah is here to offer a calm, confidential, safe space to explore what is going on in your life whether or not you have a sense of what might have brought you to this point. She works with adults and young people (18+) and works in collaboration with you, at your pace, offering short, medium and long-term counselling online or face to face depending on your requirements and preference.

    Humanistic theory underpins Sarah’s approach but she works integratively, enabling her to call upon a rich tapestry of therapeutic perspectives, in order to best suit your needs. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is key to the work and therefore offers a free introductory appointment, either on-line or face-to-face, in order that you can see how you feel about working together before committing to further sessions.

    Please see www.yorkcp.org for more information about how she works and for links to polices and other resources.

    Please contact her at sarah@yorkcp.org
    Mobile: 07933 863242
  • Neil Charlwood - Hearing Care
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    Neil originally joined his Father Derek Charlwood in 2001, passing the Hearing Aid Council examinations the following year to become fully qualified. In 2006 Neil was made a Fellow of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists and is now fully registered under the Health and Care Professions Council. Following Derek’s retirement in 2008, and after several years of being part of a larger national chain, Neil now owns and runs Charlwood Hearing Care.
  • Hilary Abbot - Nutritional Health Coach
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    Hilary is a certified and registered Nutritional Health Coach registered with the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP). She also has an educational background in Psychology, holding a BSc and MSc, as well as being a culinary trained Chef and a published Nutrition and health writer. Hilary has a monthly feature in Excelle Magazine where she shares her expert knowledge and healthy recipes.

    Hilary's education and experience has evolved into a unique modality where she specialises in helping people take control of their health and find sustainable weight loss solutions through nutrition, creating healthy lifestyle habits and an empowered mindset for the behavioural change necessary for lasting results. She has helped clients with gut health issues, hormone imbalances, weight loss, food intolerances, post cancer recovery, blood sugar balancing and more.

    Hillary firmly believes that no matter how you are feeling today, it’s never too late to make a change and take back control of your health, so that you have the energy and vitality you need to do more of the things you love with the people you love. She want everybody to love their food and have the confidence and clarity that their food choices are nourishing and supporting their body to create thriving health.

    The ‘D” word – Diet is never used. Healthy sustainable weight loss is achievable without counting calories, restrictive meal plans, or feeling like you must miss out on social events or must spend hours in a gym.

    When you start to eat in a way that nourishes your body so that it can function just as it’s supposed to, weight loss becomes easy, and choosing and cooking food becomes an intuitive effortless habit.

    The truth is nutrition does not have to be complicated or confusing. When you have the right support, tools and resources and create an empowered mindset for change, you can turn your health around quickly. It doesn’t need to be hard.

    Hilary creates personalised nutritional health coaching programs working one-to-one with clients through Zoom and phone calls or can arrange in person meetings at the clinic. If you are looking for personal cooking tuition or Nutritional Chef services, please enquire to info@luxelifenutrition.com.

    For more information on how Hilary works and to book a free 30 minute no obligation consultation, please visit her website www.luxelifenutrition.com, email info@luxelifenutrition.com or call 07555 760374. You can also view social media on Instagram and Facebook @luxelifenutrition.
  • Karen Hayward - Clinical Hypnotherapist
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    Karen is a multi accredited, experienced, fully insured, professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and Smoking Cessation Therapist, with a special interest in pain management. She is passionate about the benefits of hypnotherapy and the help it can provide.

    Karen studied a degree at Anglia Ruskin University before moving to North Yorkshire approximately 15 years ago and currently lives in Ryedale. She is committed to continual personal development and study extensively to ensure that her skills are relevant, up to date and in line with current thinking.

    You can be assured that Karen values your confidentiality and, as a member of a number of governing bodies, she works to a strict set of ethical standards.
  • Angela Hepworth - Reflexology/Massage/Lymphatic Drainage
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    Angela has over 34 years of experience teaching in Further and Higher Education in Sport and Physical Activity and Complimentary Therapies. Having taught all over the world, she now finds herself offering her expertise from Bondgate Clinic in the heart of the community of Helmsley. Her qualifications include a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Management, plus advanced certification in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Swedish Body Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Holistic Facial. She is also a Reiki Master.

    Angela has also taught meditation, visualisation and mindfulness in schools to children who are seeking extra guidance with their studies. She is also a successful author whose books help students to prepare for their future.

  • Julie Brown - Pilates
    Julie has been teaching Pilates for many years now. She is a fully qualified and experienced Level 3 instructor and is available for private one-to-one sessions, ideal for those students who wish more direct feedback and assistance, or who are unhappy in a class setting. Julie can create Individual tailored programmes to help you achieve your aims.
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