Practitioners

Dr Wendy O’Neill

I’m Wendy and I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and Charity sector. When I am not working in private practice, I work within a specialist NHS service with young people and families with emotional difficulties. I have experience with a range of different presentations including mood disorders, improving emotional well-being, and relationship issues and I enjoy working with young people, adults, couples and families.  Continue reading

Russell Stocker

I have had a passion for physiotherapy from a young age when I trampolined for
Great Britain and suffered injury. Having followed a desire to understand the
workings of the human body at school, I graduated from Brunel University with a
BSc (hons) in Physiotherapy in 1997. Continue reading..

Kate Wiggs

Hi, I’m Kate and I love humans. I have been fascinated with habits and patterns of behaviour for as long as I can remember and formalised this fascination when I started working with therapeutic clients in 2014. My personal spiritual practices are very important to me and increasingly shape my clinical work. Continue reading

Christina Dodd

After a career in insurance I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist at the Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MHCPC). I completed the Certificate in Counselling Skills and then went on to study for the three year Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling & Therapy. Continue reading

Sam Haque (Natural Hearing)

Sam Haque has successfully qualified with the NHS Rotherham Ear Care and Audiology Services.

He currently performs Ear Wax removal in various clinics in the Hitchin, Luton and Harpenden areas.

Sam has always shown the highest level of professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the procedures he performs and has been praised on how friendly and caring he is with patients and his ability to make them feel at ease as soon as they walk through the door. Continue reading…

Fiona Harkin

Fiona is our fully qualified nurse prescriber, she holds a masters degree in community nursing and  has been a nurse for 37 years in which she has had a variety of job roles,  within the NHS and the private sector, gaining a wealth of experience along the way. Fiona trained in aesthetics at the famous Harley Street with Medics Direct over 10 years ago, she has seen the industry change vastly over the years. Fiona is passionate about aesthetics and has extensive knowledge and experience in this field, she is very passionate about patient safety. Fiona  promotes natural looking results to her clients. Continue Reading

Nicole Kelly

Nicole is a qualified nurse working in the Hertfordshire community, she qualified with a masters degree in nursing in 2021. After qualifying Nicole trained in aesthetics with MATA Harley Street and is now qualified in advanced aesthetics working towards a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies, which she will have completed in 2022. After suffering with acne from her teenage years and throughout her adult life she is very passionate about aesthetics and skincare and has extensive product knowledge with first hand experience, she understands the negative impact that skin conditions can have on a person’s confidence and mental well being. Therefore, she endeavours to help other people with their skincare journey.  Continue Reading

Karen Hayes

I am an advanced EFT (Level 3) Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, and a Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner.

Over the years I have also trained in a wider range of therapies and techniques and I am continuously studying and updating my knowledge and skills, and so I draw on all of that as well in my work with clients. I work holistically and intuitively and tailor sessions specifically for each client. Continue reading…

Amy Daldorph

It can be daunting searching for a therapist but you have already taken the first step, so
congratulations! My name is Amy (she/her) and I am an integrative counsellor and
psychotherapist, with experience seeing clients at Mind BLMK and Herts Mind Network. I
am a warm, empathic person and I offer you a confidential space where you can be heard
without judgement. Continue Reading…

Charmine Rajapakse

Reiki Level 2 Practitioner

MRCGP (2010), MBChB (2005) From a young age, I have always held the belief that true wisdom lies within. This ideology has underpinned an evolving introspective journey, which has led me here today.

For the past 11 years, I have been working as a GP in the NHS. My career has given me a unique insight into the challenges faced by people from all walks of life, and the growing need for more holistic care. Treating the body is something we do on a regular basis, but I have always been interested in the symbiotic relationship between the body and the mind; I believe that one holds the key to the other.
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Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas DipAc DipCHM MBAcC MRCHM Helen qualified in 1992 from The London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine having completed five years of training and has practised in St Albans and Harpenden ever since. Previously she was a Radiographer/ Ultrasonographer working in NHS teaching hospitals. This background complements her Chinese medical training allowing a … Continue reading Helen Thomas

Amanda Lanchbery

Amanda Lanchbery BA(Hons) LicAc MBAcC Amanda Lanchbery is an acupuncturist working in Redbourn, Hertfordshire (near Harpenden, St Albans & Hemel Hempstead), and the City of London. She trained for three years at the London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture under acclaimed acupuncture master, Gerad Kite (founder of the Kite Clinic), and is a fully accredited and … Continue reading Amanda Lanchbery

Jane McIvor

Jane studied homeopathy at the Centre for homeopathic Education in London, passing a 4 year degree course, and practises at the Southdown Clinic in Harpenden, at Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy in Covent Garden, dispensing remedies and consulting. which enables her to keep up to date with current information, plus a monthly clinic at Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy … Continue reading Jane McIvor

Susan Hammersley

Susan Hammersley M.C.H.S Did you know…….On average, humans will take enough steps in their lifetime to walk around the globe 4 times. Excellent foot care, at every age and stage of our lives, is what we all need and excellent foot care is what I aim to achieve in my work, easing symptoms and working … Continue reading Susan Hammersley

Sara Leal

Qualifications: MCFHP MAFHP, Foot Health Practitioner Diploma 2004, Cryotherapy Diploma 2014, Registrant of the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners, Professional Standards Authority for Health & social care                 Sara has over 27 years of experience within health & beauty. Initially a beauty therapist Sara retrained as a Foot Health Practitioner. For the … Continue reading Sara Leal

Sharon Marshall

Sharon qualified as a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in 2017 after four years training at the Tavistock Centre in London. Before that, she obtained a degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2001 and has worked in the NHS ever since, mostly in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS). Read more about how Sharon can help you…

Clinic Rooms Available

Since 1997 The Southdown Clinic has been providing a multi discipline centre for Harpenden, St Albans, and surrounding areas. At present there is availability for self employed complementary practitioners to join our supportive and well established team. We are looking for qualified professional enthusiastic people to continue offering an expanding range of therapies to our … Continue reading Clinic Rooms Available

Claire Baker

Health and Well-being Facilitator using Body Code, Emotion Code, PSYCH-K ®, Allergy Antidotes and Ask and Receive. Claire helps pain, fatigue and anxiety sufferers to identify and resolve the underlying root causes of their symptoms so that they can become happier and healthier. Read more about how Claire can help you …

Gwen Roby Smith

Gwen Roby Smith, Clinical, Oncology and Scar Massage Therapy Gwen decided to train with the Jing Institute after discovering first-hand the benefits of clinical massage therapy following successful treatment of a long term painful shoulder condition that was unresolved despite previous interventions. Her preferred style of massage includes a collection of techniques to create space in … Continue reading Gwen Roby Smith

Sarah Leonard

Sarah studied Psychology at the London Guildhall University and graduated with a BSc Degree in 2001. Since then she has trained with the internationally recognised Trevor Silvester, Jamie Smart and Michael Neil. With over 15 years experience and training Sarah offers transformational programmes offering support, development and growth for individuals who are looking to develop … Continue reading Sarah Leonard

Amy Huggins

About me I first discovered Biomagnetism by chance on a Spanish Detox retreat in 2016. I had been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, and after several rounds of failed fertility treatments, had started to believe that I may never become a mother. After just four sessions of BMP therapy I fell pregnant easily and naturally. My … Continue reading Amy Huggins

Nicole Pyne MChS

Your feet deserve a little more admiration …….. considering that nearly a quarter of your body’s bones are in your feet!  Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, 10 tendons, 107 ligaments and 8,000 nerves! During an average day of walking the forces in your feet can total hundreds of tons! With this in mind … Continue reading Nicole Pyne MChS