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Mr Ashok Songra, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon & Director
Mr Gerard Smith, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon (head, face and neck)
Mr Philip Bell, Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon
Mr Chris Hoo, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr Lisa Neligan, Medical Doctor & Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Kate Alexandra Bishop, Medical Doctor & Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Olfa Ouni, Cosmetic Dermatologist
Professor Jim Dornan, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr Patrick Campbell, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist
Mr Ali Kubba, Consultant Medical Gynaecologist
Sinead Boyle, Women’s Health Physiotherapist
Nutrition and Colonic Hydrotherapy
Rita Arora, Nutritionist
Amanda Griggs, Colonic Hydrotherapist and Nutritionist
Kaori Murphy, Colonic Hydrotherapist and Nutritionist
Bernie Evers, Colonic Hydrotherapy
Ruth Loyd, Colonic Hydrotherapy
Alethia Lee, Colonic Hydrotherapy
Cosmetech was co-founded in 2006 by Lena Gillespie and Mr Ashok Songra when a gap was identified in the market for non-surgical anti-ageing procedures. Cosmetech is a Consultant Surgeon-led clinic committed to providing the highest standards of medical excellence and patient care in non-surgical solutions and well-being.
Our Consultant Surgeons have a background in head, neck and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery and maxillofacial surgery. Their experience within the NHS and private sector includes managing facial trauma, facial deformity, cosmetic dermatology and scar revisions. Cosmetech’s Consultant Surgeons are fully experienced in providing an extensive range of cosmetic surgery procedures. Our Principle Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon specialises in head, neck and facial surgery, he is on the, which assesses safety and the ability of practitioners in administering anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes.
Cosmetech has three clinics
- Chelsea Private Clinic, London
- The Maypole Clinic, Holywood
- 3fivetwo Consulting Rooms, Belfast
We are proud to be part of the 3fivetwo Group, Northern Ireland’s leading private healthcare provider. 3fivetwo Group specialise in a wide range of tailored private healthcare services, managed by Consultant Surgeons throughout the UK and Ireland.
Zoe, our Clinic Manager has an in-depth knowledge of all Cosmetech treatments and can provide advice tailored to your individual needs. You can book a personal consultation with Zoe daily from Monday to Friday.
Let us know how we can help you by contacting reception before you visit, and we will have everything organised for your arrival.
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Mr Ashok Songra MBBS, BDS, BSc (Hons), FFDRCSI, FRCS, FRCS (Max Fac)
Mr Songra areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism (teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches
Mr Ashok Songra, previously a Consultant in head and neck reconstructive surgery and facial plastic Surgery at the Regional Plastic and Maxillofacial Unit, Ulster Hospital and Honorary Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
Mr Songra pioneers new training standards and injection techniques for world leading aesthetic companies. He is on the Validator Panel of experts for the UK, which assesses safety standards and the ability of practitioners in administering anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes.
Cosmetech is Mr Ashok Songra’s private practice; the clinics specialise in non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon (head, face and neck)
Mr Gerard Smith BDS, MBChB, FDSRCS(Eng), FRCS, FRCS(OMFS)
Mr Smith areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism (teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches
Head, Face and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
Skin Cancer Surgery
Skin Tag and Mole Removal
Mr Smith is both Medically and Dentally qualified, appearing on the Oral Surgery specialist list of the GDC as well as the Maxillofacial Surgery specialist list of the GMC.
Since completion of his Higher surgical training in 2000, Mr Smith has worked extensively within the UK, holding substantive Consultant posts at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Blackburn Royal Infirmary. He is currently employed as Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Altnagelvin Area Hospital.
Throughout this time, as well as general Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he has developed special interests in the treatment of benign and malignant facial skin lesions along with the surgical treatment and reconstruction of malignant lesions of the mouth and jaws.
In addition to this he also has developed further special interests in the cosmetic use of Anti-wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers and advanced therapeutic injection techniques.
Mr Smith consults on all conditions affecting the mouth and jaws, all aspects of Oral Surgery, facial trauma, facial pain, salivary gland disorders and the surgical treatment of benign and malignant facial skin lesions.
Mr Philip Bell MB BCh BAO MSc MBA DOHNS MFSTEd FRCSEd (ORL-HNS) PG (Dip) Clin ED
Mr Bell areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism(teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Skin Cancer Surgery
Skin Tag and Mole Removal
Mr Philip Bell is a Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon. Mr Bell qualified from Queen’s University Belfast and completed his Higher Surgical Training in Northern Ireland. He has completed a prestigious Fellowship in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery with Past President of The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Mr Michael Cadier.
Mr Bell has also spent time training in Facial Plastic Surgery in Paris and Nice with Dr Frederic Braccini. During this time, he has gained expertise in both surgical and non-surgical facial treatments including Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, PDO thread lifting and removal of both benign and cancerous skin lesions. In addition Mr Bell has completed a Masters Degree in Surgical Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Mr Bell works full time in the private sector with practices in Northern Ireland and North America. Mr Bell also provides teaching support on 352 Healthcare’s Botox and Fillers courses and is a Member of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers at The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
Mr. Chris Hoo MB BCh Ba(O) MD FRCS (Plast)
Mr Hoo’s areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), Bruxism(teeth grinding), Migraines and Tension Headaches
Skin Tag and Mole Removal
Mr Chris Hoo currently works as an Oncoplastic Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon in the Belfast City Hospital. He qualified from Queen’s University Belfast and completed his Plastic Surgery training in Northern Ireland with specialty fellowships in Newcastle and Liverpool.
Mr. Hoo sub-specialises in Breast Reconstruction and also offers a wide range of Plastic Surgery procedures though Cosmetech.
He is a keen educator, teaching on pre medical, under graduate and post graduate courses; and is an examiner for the QUB medical school. He is also active in medico-politics having previously represented the interests of and improving standards for medical professionals through bodies like the British Medical Association (BMA) as Chair of the Junior Doctors Committee in Northern Ireland and Association of Surgeons in Training.
He is a member of the British Association of Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
Dr Lisa Neligan
Dr Neligan areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Volite (skin conditioning injectable treatment)
Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments are now being performed by Dr Lisa Neligan at 3fivetwo Consulting Rooms, located on the Lisburn Road, Belfast.
Dr Lisa Neligan graduated from the University College Dublin Medical School in 2001. She gained extensive experience working with patients in A&E, before training to become an anaesthetist and then a GP with the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin in 2009.
Dr Neligan has worked as a GP in the NHS in Belfast ever since so you can be sure of excellent service with her wealth of experience.
Dr Olfa Ouni
Dr Ouni areas of expertise:
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox for Migraines
Botox for jaw line reduction (masseter and jaw line slimming)
Botox for teeth grinding
Botox – Nefertiti neck lift
PRP Facial rejuvenation and hair loss
Medical Grade Skin Peels
Dr Olfa Ouni is a highly regarded cosmetic dermatologist with over a decade of specialist experience. Having qualified and trained within the London Deanery at one of the most prestigious NHS hospitals, Dr Olfa Ouni gained experience in several specialities prominently dermatology, regenerative medicine and stem cell technology, which sets her apart and adds to her cosmetic portfolio. The completion of several fellowships with globally distinguished clinics highlighted Dr Ouni’s exceptional talent and allowed her to perfect some of the ground-breaking procedures worldwide. This made her one of the first UK doctors to gain the board certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Through her international presence and multicultural exposure Dr Ouni established a culturally diverse clientele seeking a more personalised approach.
She’s carried out thousands of cosmetic treatments including Botulinum toxin wrinkle reduction injections, dermal fillers, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and advanced laser treatments.
Dr Olfa Ouni also has a passion for Cosmetic Gynaecology and is now offering ThermiVa at Cosmetech. ThermiVa is a non-surgical radiofrequency treatment used to treat vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence. These are gynaecology problems linked to childbirth and ageing.
Medical Doctor & Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Kate Alexandra Bishop
Dr Bishop areas of expertise:
Advanced Therapeutic Injections including Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
AQ Skin Solutions
Cryolipolysis (fat freezing for body contouring)
Dr. Kate Alexandra Bishop has a unique insight into non-invasive cosmetic surgery, making her one of the most sought-after, and progressive, cosmetic doctors in London today. She has many years of training in all disciplines of medicine under her belt, including general medicine and ears, nose and throat surgery. However, Dr Kate Alexandra decided that her future lie in non-surgical, aesthetic medicine, which would allow her to blend the knowledge garnered from general practice and working alongside some of the top surgeons in the UK, with her exceptional artistic vision – and it is these skills that give her the leading edge over many of her contemporaries.
Having qualified as a doctor from the University College of Medicine in Wales, Dr Kate Alexandra initially moved to London to undertake a role as a clinical research physician working on pharmaceutical trials. Her extensive experience and understanding of drug safety are reflected in all aspects of her clinic work. She is committed to safe and ethical cosmetic medicine, working only with those that have a proven safety track record and efficacy.
Dr Kate Alexandra regularly attends cosmetic surgery and pharmaceutical seminars and conferences in order to arm herself with knowledge of the latest cutting-edge techniques and the most effective treatments available. She believes wholeheartedly in allowing natural beauty to shine through and is a great advocate of ‘less is more’. This philosophy is evident in all the treatments she carries out from her London practice and endorsements from very happy clients.
She offers a full range of aesthetic treatments focusing on the whole body, not just the face. She is particularly renowned, however, for her work with the UK’s first leading, new generation and non-surgical, facelift ‘PDO Thread Lift’ which aims to create a more natural, refreshed, radiant and healthier look. The threads have been created for patients who do not want to go down the route of a surgical facelift. The tiny threads, previously used in cardiac surgery, are placed
under the skin to stimulate the body’s own collagen, which is lost during the ageing process. It offers the most advanced gentle face-lift available in the UK. It is interesting to note that many leading facial surgeons have left the surgical arena in favour of aesthetic and non-surgical facial improvements. Indeed Dr. Kate Alexandra herself has trained many facial and reconstructive surgeons as well as Harley Street doctors in the art of PDO Threads! Having witnessed this complete turnaround first-hand simply validates the decision she made early in her career to pursue the non-surgical route after many years in general medicine.
As one of the most respected, knowledgeable and skilled practitioners in her field, it is no wonder that Dr Kate Alexandra is also one of the busiest.
Dr. Kate Alexandra can be found at the Chelsea Clinic in London, arguably one of the best in the UK, and is the perfect location for Dr Kate Alexandra to engage with her clients and work her special kind of aesthetic magic!
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (Hons) FRCOG FRCSI
Professor Jim Dornan
Prof Jim Dornan is a leading Irish Gynaecologist and academic who, after a rich professional life based primarily at the Belfast Trust in the NHS and academic centres of Queens and Ulster University, is now focussing his interests on helping women, who have become increasingly genitally aware, obtain increased confidence in their vaginal and bladder function.
As well as long spells as Director of Fetal Medicine, Clinical Director, and Gynaecology Lead, he was Northern Ireland’s elected Council Fellow of the Royal College in London, and established its International Office during his tenure as Senior Vice President.
He has lectured widely (>850) nationally and internationally over forty years and has been, or currently is, post Graduate examiner in twelve institutions.
Prof Dornan research interests included assessment of fetal wellbeing, prenatal screening and diagnosis,and he published > 140 papers & textbook chapters. He is still research active with UU (Folic Acid), QUB (Doppler follow up), and very importantly is working with a multinational team developing and testing an on line calculator to predict Pelvic Floor Damage prior to the onset of labour.
As co founder of the charity TinyLife, and it’s current President, he is also President of NIPanC and patron of Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI. He recently published his first non medical book, “An Everyday Miracle“.
- Menstrual issues; incl. Dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia
- Hormonal imbalance; incl. PMS
- Menopause & Beyond; incl HRT
- Vaginal function maintenance; esp. post childbirth & menopause.
- Vaginal rejuvenation; laxity and lubrication
- Incontinence; non surgical management
- Female Sexual dysfunction
“After a professional lifetime as more of an Obstetrician than Gynaecologist, I have come to realise that pregnancy itself, along with ageing can take its toll on the pelvic floor.
In the past we could offer it surgery, pelvic floor exercises and hormones, but now we have introduced Radio Frequency treatment which is an out-patient, non invasive way of encouraging your own body to address the problems by improving the collagen and elastin in the pelvic tissues and thus helping you to ‘rediscover your younger self.’
The majority of women’s tissues respond very well to this comfortable treatment, and I must say I would be now fully retired if this treatment hadn’t come along and proved so successful” – Prof Jim Dornan
Dr Patrick Campbell BSc (Hons) MB BCh BAO MRCS MRCOG
Dr Patrick Campbell is a consultant gynaecologist & subspecialist urogynaecologist and a leading pelvic floor specialist. He is the only consultant in Northern Ireland who can offer vaginal surgery, ‘key-hole’ surgery and non-surgical radiofrequency treatments to improve prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity and sexual function after childbirth.
His areas of expertise include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal prolapse
- Vaginal laxity
- Bladder problems (overactive bladder, bladder pain syndrome)
- Vaginal problems after childbirth (scarring, painful sex)
Dr Campbell graduated from The Queen’s University of Belfast in 2006. He trained in Northern Ireland for 10 years followed by 2 years subspecialty training in urogynaecology with Professor Stephen Radley in Sheffield. He was the second consultant in the UK to complete accredited training in both vaginal surgery and laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for prolapse. He is a member of both the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and The Royal College of Surgeons.
Dr Campbell has held committee positions with the International Urogynaecology Association and British Society of Urogynaecology. He is a Senior Member of the European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology and the Treasurer of the Ulster Gynae Urology Society. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.
In 2018, his national and international presentations include:
- Vaginal laxity – European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology, London.
- Vaginal hysterectomy – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Surgical Masterclass course, London.
- GeneveveTM treatment for Stress Incontinence – 5CC/ESAG conference, Barcelona.
- Recurrent Prolapse – British Society of Urogynaecology, London.
- Fascial sling for stress incontinence – Ulster Gynae Urology Society, Northern Ireland.
Dr Campbell is actively involved in research and is a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. He was the first gynaecologist in Northern Ireland to be offered an Academic Clinical Fellowship at Queen’s University and spent 2 years researching the use of Botox® in the treatment of overactive bladder. He has presented his research nationally and internationally and in 2018 he has published 3 important articles in peer-reviewed journals; a review article on vaginal mesh, a review article on vaginal laxity and the largest ever research study on vaginal laxity.
Dr Campbell has helped develop The Pelvic Health Clinic at Cosmetech, Northern Ireland’s first private multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals offering women a comprehensive range of treatment options for pelvic floor problems. Dr Campbell often combines his expertise with other specialists, including pelvic floor physiotherapist Sinead Boyle, to help women achieve their treatment goals.
“Women are talking more openly about pelvic floor problems than ever before which is raising awareness of the many successful treatment options available. There really is no need to suffer in silence.” For more information visit www.drpatrickcampbell.com
Mr Ali Kubba MB ChB FRCOG FFSRH
The Women’s Health Service at Cosmetech Chelsea Private Clinic
My practice is focused on outpatient gynaecology with a patient centered approach giving each patient as much time in the consultation as needed and beyond the consultation, I am available 24/7 through email. I focus on the person as well as the problem. I have a long experience in gynaecology and use it to make sure that investigations and treatment are tailored to the problem with no unnecessary tests or treatments. Most problems have several potential treatments, the spectrum runs from surgical to medical to holistic natural or life style remedies. This is where a discussion should focus. Whenever we deal with a current problem I ensure that prevention of long term problems and preservation of a healthy sexual life is also addressed.
I speak and write in English and Arabic
- A Lead Consultant in colposcopy & reproductive healthcare at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
- Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings College, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, London, UK.
- Honorary Professor at Basra School of Medicine, Iraq
- Worked in the field of women’s health for 40 yeas
- On the Board of the European Society of Gynaecology
- On the Board of the European Society of contraception and reproductive health
- Author of several books and papers in women’s health
- International speaker and advocate for healthy sexual and reproductive lives for women and men.
Menopause including non-hormonal treatments and hormone implants; genital/urinary problems associated with hormonal changes [painful sex or frequency of urination] can be treated with local preparations but the innovation of vaginal rejuvenation provides a non- tablet solution with quick results.
Management of women with abnormal smears, polyps and cervical abnormalities. Colposcopy (examination of cervix and vagina); loop diathermy treatment, polyps removal can be arranged. We do smear/PAP tests, HPV testing, treating warts and HPV vaccination. We can test for a full range of sexually transmitted and other infections.
Abnormal bleeding; this may present as long and/or heavy periods, bleeding in between periods and bleeding during or after sex. The cause could be due to hormonal changes, physical changes, fibroids, and other conditions. We will assess and arrange diagnostics to find the cause and treat it.
Genital prolapse and vaginal laxity; surgery is now not the only treatment, pelvic floor exercises new physiotherapy techniques, and vaginal rejuvenation technologies are so called minimally invasive and avoid taking tablets. However medicinal therapies are available and will be discussed.
Premenstrual tension; Contraception and Complex contraceptive problems such as lost IUDs/coils, contraceptive implant removal; problems with side effects of hormones, Mirena + new range of these devices; use of local anaesthesia, female barriers such as caps and diaphragms
Polycystic ovaries with skin (excess hair or acne), menstrual (absence or irregular periods) and hormonal/fertility problems are assessed and managed.
Gynaecological infections, vaginal discharge.
Well-women screening for a full range of conditions, including cervical screening and lifestyle advice.
Assessmentand medical management of fibroids and endometriosis.
Mr Ian Walsh MD MSc FRCSGlasg FRCSI FRCSUrol SFHEA
Mr Walsh is a Urologist and Clinical Academic at Belfast Trust, Kingsbridge Private Hospital/3FiveTwo Healthcare and Queen’s University, Belfast; previously Visiting Professor in NeuroUrology and Reconstruction, University of California, Davis.
His subspecialty interests include sexual dysfunction, functional urology, psychosexual medicine, neurourology, urinary incontinence, human factors, patient safety, cognition and qualitative research.
Mr Walsh is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Irish Association of Sexual Medicine and a founding member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons Society for Female, Neurological and Urodynamic Urology, as well as Co-Editor of The Journal of Psychosexual Medicine. He is Scholarly Lead for Medicine and Humanities at Queen’s University Belfast and Member of Council of The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.
Such difficulties include erectile dysfunction (“impotence”), premature ejaculation, phimosis (tight foreskin), testicular discomfort and female sexual dysfunction. Mr Walsh is a full member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and is included on the General Medical Council Urology Specialist Register.
Psychological issues frequently accompany or cause sexual difficulties. Psychodynamic intervention is effective in uncovering and managing such problems. Mr Walsh is aligned with the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine as both Council Member and Journal Editor.
Troublesome and embarrassing bladder conditions include: urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, frequent urination and difficulties with bladder emptying. Mr Walsh is included on the General Medical Council Urology Specialist Register and has been Fellowship trained in Urology, NeuroUrology and Reconstruction (University of California).
Sinead graduated with her Physiotherapy MSc in 2013 after studying in Manchester and Galway. She completed her core rotations in the NHS developing skills in areas of respiratory, neurology, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal injuries. In 2013 she undertook training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) enabling her to become a Physiotherapist teaching Pilates to a wide range of clients from beginners to advanced level as well as developing an interest in women’s heath with her ante and post-natal groups. Her personal experience of the benefits of Pilates-based rehabilitation programmes following sporting injuries ensures she can transfer this knowledge and skills to her clients.
Sinead has completed many post-graduate CPD courses including kinesoptaping, Pilates and and acupuncture. She developed a specialised interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy following a sporting injury and has completed courses in Real time ultrasound, Pelvic pain (Dr. Ruth Jones), PelviPower Chair and Biofeedback (Pontemed) alongside study evenings and national conferences run by the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). Most recently she has completed the Mummy MOT (Maria Elliot) course offering a tailored post-natal assessment and rehabilitation programme to all mums no matter what age to ensure a safe return to activity and function. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and an affiliate member of thePelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). She was proud to have been selected for a training scholarship by PINC and STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Trust which is due to complete shortly. She has a wide variety of musculoskeletal experience and continues to work with sports teams at various levels of competition.
She is currently working within a small unique multi-disciplinary team in the Pelvic Health clinic in Maypole, Hollywood offering Women’s Health Physiotherapy assessment and treatments for a variety of patients experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and pelvic pain among other conditions.
Rita Arora BSc Hons Pharmacy, Dip CNM
Good nutrition is the foundation of good health. We owe it to our bodies to use the best building blocks available to help overcome illness and achieve peak performance.
Rita qualified as a pharmacist from Manchester University and as a nutritional Therapist from CNM London.
Rita uses the functional Medicine approach, ensuring an in depth assessment is made in order to understand bio chemical imbalances.
Rita uses the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques such as hormone profiles, comprehensive digestive analysis (using DNA analysis), Organix Acids testing & adrenal stress index. She marries this functional medicine approach with the fundamental need to approach health as a ‘whole-body’ experience, respecting the influence of the mind, body and spirit.
“Being truly well is not just about eating well, it is about thinking well too”.
Rita’s approach is patient-centred and evidence-based. She recognizes that each person is an individual, with unique requirements and differing health goals. Patients can expect tailor- made support based on comprehensive health screens, dietary assessment, laboratory testing and ongoing nutritional management.
Amongst other diagnostic tools, Rita offers tests to identify genetic variations that could make you more vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxins. These are of importance if you have:
- a chronic condition that resists medical treatment
- a family history of heart disease, arthritis, or osteoporosis
- if asthma and allergies run in your family
- you feel you may have genetic variations that make you more vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxins
- you feel or have been told you respond less well to certain drugs or nutrients
- you want a focussed plan to break the pattern and better prevent inherited risks from turning into realities
By using gene testing, Rita can help you identify your predisposition to the following diseases:
- Heart disease
- Oxidative stress
- Adverse drug reactions
Rita has developed programme themes on the basis of concerns she has most commonly encountered in her London-based patients, and reflecting her specialist research interests. These include:
- Weight Management
- Detoxification & Liver Cleanse
- Immune Support
- Healthy Skin & Ageing
- Pre Natal and Pregnancy Nutrition
Susannah Makram BSc (Hons) Ost Med, ND
Registered Naturopath, Osteopath.
Founder of The Functional Healthcare Group
Director of Susannah Makram Clinics
Author of The Body Youth Code.
Susannah is advisor as nutrition expert to Pop Up Health Hubs – corporate wellness.
YouTube Susannah Makram TV
Christopher Gaia BSc. (Ost Med), MSc. (MBCT)
Christopher has been the foremost Osteopath on the Kings Road for more than 15 years, as Principal at the Chelsea Osteopathic Clinic. With a wealth of experience he provides a premium level of care and professionalism to clients. He specialises in neck & shoulder pain, stress & headaches, low back pain, hip & pelvic problems and pregnancy-related pain, as well as other areas.
Christopher qualified from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 with an Honours Degree in Osteopathic Medicine, a Diploma in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy. He is also qualified to perform Western Medical Acupuncture to advanced level. Additionally, he completed the 5 year Mindfulness MSc. Degree at Bangor University in 2013. He also completed Cranial Osteopathy training levels 1, 2 and 3.
Danny Mace (M.Ost)
I qualified with a masters degree in Osteopathy from the European School of Osteopathy and I have been holistically treating patients with a variety of conditions and achieving outstanding results since then. I am registered with the General Osteopathic Council.
I am very keen on personal and professional development because I believe its important that I maintain, improve and broaden my knowledge and skillset. As such, I have continued my learning and incorporated further effective therapies into my practice, including shockwave therapy, acupuncture, ultrasound, sports performance and rehabilitation techniques.
As an osteopath, my aim is to work collaboratively with you to best treat your individual conditions and help you with ongoing pain management. I’ll work with you to assess the causes of pain and identify your treatment goals and objectives, I will then develop an appropriate treatment plan that suits your needs.
Alongside practicing osteopathy in a clinic setting, I also work with the next generation of osteopaths as a respected Clinic Tutor at the European School of Osteopathy.
I am also a heavily involved in the world of Jet Ski Racing. I have been British Champion three times and ranked in the world top 10 in 2017. The overriding benefit of training both mind and body to be able to compete at that level has put me in great standing to treat and support athletes in a number of different disciplines and use the osteopathic practice in the sporting world.
Colonic Hydrotherapist and Nutritionist
The Chelsea Private Clinic is the UK’s largest colonic hydrotherapy centre, the celeb-favourite.
Amanda Griggs develops health programmes at The Chelsea Private Clinic and is one of the UK’s leading nutritionists and colonic therapist. Her philosophy is based on educating clients to make fundamental dietary and lifestyle changes that not only enable them to recover their health but as importantly, to maintain balanced programmes for continued positive benefit in the future.
Kaori Murphy MSc, BCNH Dip, ASK Dip, MARCH, MBANT, CNHC Registered Practitioner
Kaori Murphy has trained in a number of complementary therapies and has been practicing since 1998 and she specialises in Colonic Hydrotherapy, Nutritional Therapy and Systematic Kinesiology.
She supports clients with digestive issues by utilising her extensive skills, experience and knowledge in Colonic Hydrotherapy. Her focus is to understand that each client is different and requires a different approach to colonic session as well as lifestyle and dietary changes. Herbal implants and coffee can be used during the colonic session in specific cases with optional abdominal massage to enhance effectiveness of the session. She’s a member of the Association of Registered Colonic Hydrotherapists (ARCH).
She also work with clients who have specific health issues such as digestive issues and food intolerances with a Nutritional Therapy consultation. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in using food, nutritional supplements and diagnostic laboratory testing to help restore the client’s optimum health and wellbeing. She was trained at the UK college of Nutrition & Health (BCNH) and has obtained a master’s degree in nutritional therapy from the University of Worcester.
She uses skills of Systematic Kinesiology which helps to assess the subclinical underlying cause of health issue(s) in the physical, nutritional and emotional realms. She works with clients who requires a specific support on not just physical and nutritional but also emotional levels. Systematic Kinesiologists uses different tools which allow the body to reveal what it needs to maintain the balance via muscle response. She was fully qualified at the Academy of Systematic Kinesiology in 2012 and further qualified in a diploma in 2014.
Bernie Evers DipCH
Bernie has been a registered IPCH therapist for 8 years.
Before training as a colon hydrotherapist she used to travel around the world working on cruise ships as a massage therapist for 5 years so she has been in the body business for 13 years. Her biggest attribute is to make the client feel relaxed as well as informed about their body while having the treatment.
Ruth Loyd CNHC, MACH, Dip Rem, BA Hons
Ruth Loyd has been involved in the complementary therapy sphere for twelve years, specialising in Colonic Hydrotherapy, Remedial Massage, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage. She’s also a Reiki practitioner and has trained in Kinesiology and Hopi Ear Candles. Her entire work experience has been about the body as she was previously a professional dancer and teacher.
Alethia Lee DipCH, MARCH, CNHC, PGDipHRM
Alethia is passionate about all things – body detoxification, nutrition and cellular health.
Having studied extensively across the above disciplines, she has been driven to work in health & wellness.
She also has first hand experience of a transformational health journey, that continually motivates her to support you on your health journey great or small!
Her truly adaptive nature is applicable to providing bespoke treatments and that connect with your need, giving solutions that ‘fit’ your lifestyle.
Dr Li is a highly qualified practitioner in Chinese medicine (TCM), with over twenty years’ experience as an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine both in China and Europe. As head of the department of Acupuncture at Luo Yang City Hospital, she was responsible for the training of student doctors, research and development of new treatment for bronchitis, high cholesterol and blood pressure related diseases.
Since moving to Europe ten years ago, Dr Li has worked in private practices in Slovenia and The UK and is a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese medicine (UK) and the acupuncture society (UK), Register of Complimentary Practitioners (UK).
She holds degrees from the Jiao Zu college of Chinese Medicine (1982-1985) and the Henan Institute of Chinese Medicine (1990-1994). She has also trained in the department of Acupuncture of the Beijing Xi Yuan TCM hospital (1997-1998)
Using a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Dr Li has successfully treated a wide range of illnesses. These range from those already known to be treatable by TCM (weight loss, stopping smoking, migraine) to lesser known ailments such as infertility, improving the immune system (for cancer and other chronic diseases), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gynaecological problems, pregnancy complications, male impotence, skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and acute and chronic pain (including phantom pain, shingles), emotional problems (panic attacks, depression), etc.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Yumiko Inoue TIDHA, CNHC Registered Therapist, MIFPA, MBRA, MAEAJ, MABMT
Yumiko has grown up with both Western and Chinese Medicine in Japan. Children are taught massage from generation to generation. They are encouraged to sense energy around the person.
Yumiko worked in major corporate companies in Tokyo and London after finishing University. In her early 20s, she was involved in a serious car accident, which left her with several years’ rehabilitation, suffering from physical and emotional stress. Through her painful experience, she found out about different types of alternative treatments, which helped her conditions a lot. She then ended up studying complementary medicines and changing her career. She qualified in 1998 and joined the Chelsea Private Clinic (formerly Balance The Clinic) after having worked in major spas, clinics and hospices.
She has also worked in schools to assist massage modules and to supervise students. She’s also studied Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology (Traditional,
Reproductive, Facial and Hot Stone), Zone Face Lift Massage, Manual
Lymphatic Drainage, Indian Champissage, Biodynamic Massage, Reiki and
Body Psychotherapy in UK. Furthermore, she has published her articles in both Japanese and English Journals (e.g. International Journal of Aromatherapy, Aromatopia, Creabeaux, JAA Journal). Her physical, psychological and spiritual approach contributes to individualised treatments and gives a greater understanding to a wide range of conditions.
She is currently offering Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Zone Face Lift Massage, Facial Reflexology, Reflexology, Fertility Reflexology and Hot-Stone Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Indian Head Massage and Pregnancy Massage at Cosmetech, Chelsea Private Clinic.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Jan Stuart MLD GCMT, BCMA, MLD UK
In addition to Manual Lymph Drainage I offer Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage and The Bowen Technique.
I trained in Massage Therapy ten years ago with the renowned Clare Maxwell Hudson. Volunteering at a Hospice and the Supportive Therapies Unit for cancer sufferers at a local Hospital I became aware of a need for trained MLD therapists. I subsequently trained with The Vodder School and have since helped many clients with lymphoedema. I also discovered, however, that MLD can help with many conditions and most people find it the most relaxing and stress relieving form of massage available. I incorporate in my treatment if needed a machine used in hospitals and physiotherapy departments called Deep Oscillation which alleviates pain and reduces swelling. This I have found to be very helpful after cosmetic surgery and liposuction.
Five years ago I discovered The Bowen Technique. I have since had much success treating people with this gentle therapy. I have attended numerous workshops to extend my knowledge and last summer participated in Gil Hedley’s Integral Anatomy 6 day course in St Andrews. This has deepened my understanding and appreciation of the sheer wonder and complexity of our bodies.
Roshanara Toorawa has been an aesthetician for over 15 years. She is extremely knowledgeable with experience in IPL hair removal, light skin peels, body contouring, Cryolipolysis (fat removal), acne treatments, skin needling, oxygen facials and microdermabrasion. Roshanara provides an outstanding service to her clients, leaving them with a sense of well-being. Roshanara continuously updates her training to keep up to date with the industry changes.
Georgios has specialised for 18 years in skin tightening, cellulite reduction and natural, non-invasive anti-ageing with safe, advanced technologies and natural actives.
Georgios offers Meso-CRF® Body, for cellulite removal, skin tightening and non-surgical bum lifting and Meso-CRF® Facial, for facial skin tightening, lifting and anti-ageing.
Meso-CRF® treatments combine the strongest, yet safest, radio frequency technology available today, with multiple natural active ingredients in high concentrations, for maximum results, naturally.
Georgios’ work has been featured in all national newspapers and several glossies, including the Telegraph, the Times, Daily Mail, Express, Metro, Evening Standard, Mirror, Sun, Cosmopolitan, OK, Closer, In Style, Top Sante and many more.
Theressa Irwin is a trained, healthcare assistant and aesthetician she has worked within the team for many years.
Eva has been working in the beauty industry for more than nine years and for the duration of this time she has been practicing Semi-Permanent Make-Up. Eva graduated in Aesthetics and Cosmetology from the faculty of Health and Caring Professions at Athens’ TEU. Holding four certificates in Semi-Permanent Make-up from different countries, a degree in Aesthetics and having attended many different dermatology and medical aesthetics conferences, has qualified her to treat clients in a prestigious Harley street clinic.
Eva successfully introduced Semi-Permanent Make-Up into several clinics in Greece while working as an aesthetic consultant before coming to the UK. She has treated hundreds of clients and takes particular satisfaction from offering treatments to sufferers of conditions such as alopecia, cancer and trichotillomania.
In order to exceed her clients expectations Eva constantly researches innovations in her industry, growing her abilities from traditional beauty treatments, through semi-permanent make up and onto advanced aesthetic therapies more recently. She is one of the leading lights of London’s new generation of semi permanent specialists.
Senior Hair Stylist – Colour Specialist, Make Up Artist
Vidal Sassoon Academy (London)
Central Saint Martins (London)
Technological University of Athens
Maria is an all-round Senior Stylist and Colourist with a strong academic background in Cosmetology and Aesthetics.
With more than 10 years of experience in hair-care, make up, skincare and beauty products, she provides technical expertise and services of the highest professional standards. She has worked for luxurious hair salons with a global clientele in London and Athens
Maria has always been very passionate about her profession and through her repetitive participation in numerous fashion shows, catwalks and photo shoots for leading magazines, she has acquired invaluable practical skills. During her career she has built a solid foundation of performing a range of colour creations and combinations of classical and modern techniques to create the perfect tailor made haircut or style that matches each client’s individual needs; whether it’s a shaping classic bob, a big full blow-dry, or a men’s hair groomed to perfection.
As an international senior stylist and colour specialist she often travels worldwide to accommodate clients wishes, demonstrating qualities of being creative, caring and flexible, committed to providing excellent results.
Paollo Sagerah is one of the most sought-after colourists in London. His new boutique takes his brand and his clients to the next level. Hailing originally from Brazil, Paollo has been travelling the world in search of his sensational new colour techniques.
He is dedicated to his clients and his goal is simple: to give them utterly gorgeous hair that makes them look and feel fabulous! His clients are leading lights in the worlds of fashion, celebrity and business; his boutique is the destination. Come and be part of the verve, creativity, focus and fun!