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The Wellbeing Clinic is home to Wellbeing Osteopaths, founded in 2006 by Dawn Hamilton. Prior to moving in to our premises at 21 High Street, our practice was based in Green Ginger, Corsham for 12 years. We believe a holistic approach to healthcare supports a healthy life and so the Wellbeing Clinic is also home to a variety of Complementary Therapists ( for individual profiles and contact details see below ). The clinic currently provides treatments including Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Myofascial Release, Person Centered and Integrative Counselling, Specialist Foot Health Care, Women’s Health (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapy, 1:1 Pilates, Clinical Aromatherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Osteopaths are professionally trained to treat people of all ages from newborns to the elderly. We use a variety of safe and effective manual techniques, ranging from the traditional structural techniques to the more gentle cranial techniques and specialise in the osteopathic treatment of musculoskeletal pain. We can help alleviate a broad spectrum of problems from back and neck pain, stiff joints, fibromyalgia and headaches to work and sports related injuries and postural problems – including those in pregnancy and childhood.
Our goal is to alleviate your pain and discomfort and restore your health and wellbeing. Our clinic has been established in Corsham for over 14 years and continues to grow.
If you are unsure whether osteopathy can help you and would like to discuss your situation before making an appointment, we offer a FREE 15 MINUTE PHONE CONSULTATION with one of our osteopaths.
Meet Our Osteopaths
Dawn Hamilton BOst DO (Hons) MSCCO
Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy
I have been an osteopath for 39 years and hold both an Honours Diploma in Osteopathy and a Bachelor of Osteopathy degree. I graduated in 1982 from the British School of Osteopathy, now University College of Osteopathy, which is Europe’s oldest and largest training establishment for Osteopaths. I am a Member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy (MSCCO), which is a leading provider of post-graduate training in cranial osteopathy.
I have practiced in a wide variety of clinical settings both in the UK and abroad, in Cyprus and the USA, including children’s clinics and sports injury clinics. I have also worked with a broad range of occupational injuries in both office and manual workers and have experience working alongside medical doctors and physiotherapists.
I am as passionate about osteopathy today as I was as a student and continue to marvel at its ability to help resolve even the most complex and stubborn of problems.
Since attending my first post-graduate training course in cranial osteopathy in 1985 I have developed a special interest in this field. I like the fact that it is gentle and non-invasive as a treatment and so patients find it easy to relax, allowing the osteopath to get a lot of information from the body tissues. Children, particularly, are very aware that you are tuning in to their needs this way and so tend to respond well, as the treatment is very patient led.
I also enjoy treating women during pregnancy and helping to relieve mechanical discomfort due to the demands of changing posture, hormones and weight distribution. Pregnancy is a special time and it is immensely satisfying to play a part in making it a more enjoyable experience for mother and baby.
I have a special interest and experience in treating patients with headaches and shoulder problems and also enjoy treating feet. However one of the most satisfying aspects of osteopathy is dealing with the diverse range of problems that we see in practice every day which are always interesting, as they are unique to the individual and their particular lifestyle.
I previously trained as an exercise instructor and have taught a variety of exercise classes including aerobics, body conditioning and circuit training. I am therefore well placed to give advice on exercise, warm ups and stretches.I have also worked as an osteopathic technique tutor to undergraduate students at the British School of Osteopathy and as a practical skills tutor in Cranio Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, UK.
I live in Corsham with my husband and have two grown up children and two dogs. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, sharing good food and wine, travelling, reading and watching good films. I have recently rekindled my interest in yoga and am enjoying getting back in to regular practice. I adore flowers and trees and love to be out in nature which I find hugely restorative.
Helen Schlotel BSc(Hons), BSc(Hons)Ost, FSCCO POD
Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy
Originally I graduated from Oxford Brookes University. Here the students did a short introductory course in cranial osteopathy but I knew immediately that I would like to discover more about this area of osteopathy after graduation.
Having worked my way through quite a variety of cranial courses and gaining Fellowship with the Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy, (a leading provider of post graduate training in cranial osteopathy), in 2020 I completed their Paediatric Osteopathy Diploma (POD). There is a real breadth and depth of application for cranial osteopathy in the area of paediatrics. Nonetheless, this can be applied to adults too – all having been a baby once.
My general philosophy in health is the interplay of 3 factors – not only the structural element but also of emotions and that of nutrition alongside toxic load.
The relationship of osteopathy, cranial osteopathy even, with sports medicine and rehab, is also of interest to me.
Some of my other pursuits are walking, cycling, reading, languages, travelling, current affairs and cookery.
Meet Our Complementary Therapists
Hi, I’m Holly and my interest in acupuncture began as a result of an illness I had when I was 25 years old. The acupuncture treatment I received changed my life so significantly I decided to go to college and train. I qualified from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in 1992 and began practicing in Chippenham. I inherited my first practice from a colleague who was moving back to Germany at the time, he very kindly sold it to me for the princely sum of 2 new tyres for his car!
Areas of Interest
Since those early days I’ve generally worked at osteopathic clinics alongside osteopaths and other body workers, sometimes in conjunction them to help relieve patients muscular and skeletal conditions. This side of my practice keys in to my love of anatomy and trigger point acupuncture techniques.
My other keen interest is Fertility. I’ve been involved in this side of my work for over 20 years now and see women and men either in conjunction with IVF clinics or to assist with natural cycles. I also enjoy women’s medicine in general and see younger and older women from anything ranging from irregular periods to menopausal hot flushes.
My Work in General
I always aim to offer a sympathetic listening ear alongside a practical and robust treatment plan. For those who can’t cope with the idea of needles I’ve devised a similar treatment using hot stones instead of needles. Frequently I will use both if that that is the best way forward for those comfortable with both.
I’m very aware that recent events have been particularly challenging for many people. Acupuncture can be very useful at times of high stress whether it be caused by physical, mental or emotional factors. Every person is unique with their own story to tell. My job is to listen to that story and do my best to help.
Reflexology, Holistic Massage and Myofascial Release
I trained as a Reflexologist at the Bath School of Reflexology in 2000 and as a Massage Therapist in 2008 at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork. I have worked since then at Babington House Hotel and Spa near Frome, treating very lovely but also very discerning clients from all over the world. I am happy to now also be working at Laura Place Clinic.
I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists and the Massage Training Institute and as such am constantly learning and improving my skills with further courses and training.
Reflexology is a very relaxing treatment but also a safe and effective way of helping our bodies to rebalance themselves, bringing about positive changes both physically and emotionally and helping to restore vitality and balance.
Holistic Massage includes deep tissue and traditional Swedish massage as well as gentle mobilisations and stretches. This can help to bring about many physical improvements such as releasing tight muscles, improving circulation, nervous function and joint mobility.
The following testimonial is from one of my many satisfied clients:
” I moved to Bath 16 years ago and up until that time had regular massage in London. I’ve had a long history of joint problems, specifically facial and jaw pain and chronic sciatica and finding a skilled and experienced therapist is vital to managing my wellbeing. It took few years to find Helen but without doubt she is the most amazing therapist I have ever met. She has that rare combination of being highly experienced and skilled and at the same time has wonderful intuition, knowing exactly what your body most needs to heal. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation! You will feel like you are floating on air after a massage with Helen, I have the best night’s sleep after a treatment and feel relaxed and well.”
Sharon Charlton – Thomson
Helen is available at The Wellbeing Clinic every Monday. To make an appointment or for further information please call Helen on 07788 585281
Person Centred Counselling
NB: ONLINE COUNSELLING CONTINUES TO BE AVAILABLE
Hello, I’m Peter. I offer person-centred counselling here at the Wellbeing Clinic.
If you’ve been experiencing issues in your life that you’re struggling with, and feel you would like to talk to someone, I can help you explore these things in a caring, confidential space. It can sometimes be difficult to make the decision to seek help – this can frequently be the hardest step.
Person-centred counselling is a way of creating a counselling relationship where you can experience warmth, empathy and genuineness. Together, we can then start to look at different parts of your stories and experiences in a new light, and work together to create positive change for you.
I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.
Sessions cost £45 for 50 minutes, and are available here at the Wellbeing Clinic between 2 pm and 6 pm on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Please contact me on 07732587195 to make an appointment or, if you prefer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foot Health Practitioner
Hi, I’m Kate. I have been a Registered Nurse for 22 years working predominately for the NHS. My most recent role was in the Medical admissions unit at Southmead hospital in Bristol. It was whilst nursing in such a fast-paced environment, that I began recognising the impact that poor foot health was having on the population and their ability to reach their full potential, remain independant or simply mobilise without pain.
“I realised that I could make a difference in a slower paced way. I love feet, I think they are a marvel of engineering that we take for granted too often. How much thought do we really put into our feet? Even when there is a problem, they are the last in the queue to receive attention.”
I decided to retrain as a Foot Health Practitioner as Podiatrists just as nurses within the NHS are overstretched and with a family, retraining to a degree standard was just unattainable. I would need to move my entire family, and I love Wiltshire! Podiatrists are qualified to work on a range of specialist foot treatments, whereas Foot Health Practitioners work on a wide range of less specialist and invasive procedures, as well as observe general foot health. Prices reflect this , they are more attainable to the public and I can spend more time with my clients offering a truly personal service.
Whether at home with an outreach appointment or at clinic, a footcare session could include the following, depending on the client’s needs:
- A full assessment of your feet, including taking medical details.
- Trimming and filing of toenails
- Reducing any thickened toenails
- Debriding callus
- Enucleating any corns(hard-corns, soft-corns and seed corns)
- Parr any verruca
- Cleansing the foot with skin disinfectant pre, during and post treatment
- Dressings, paddings and any medicinal tinctures if required
- Foot massage with professional foot care cream suitable for your skin condition
- Advice on footwear and maintaining your foot care in between appointments
- And most importantly a friendly face and a chinwag!
Kate is available at The Wellbeing Clinic each Tuesday. From 6th May this will change to each Thursday. To contact Kate directly please call 07870 659955 or e mail:email@example.com or for further information visit Kate’s website www.footworkswiltshire.com
Women’s Health (Pelvic Health) Physiotherapist / Myofascial Release / Pilates instructor
NB: Online and Face to face consultations available
I completed a degree in Sports Science and Physiology in 2008. During this time, I qualified in Swedish Body massage and Sport and Remedial massage with the London School of Sports Massage. I went on to train as a Physiotherapist, qualifying in 2010. Since then I have worked within the NHS and private practice across a wide range of specialities including musculoskeletal, spinal injuries, hands, community, care of the elderly, respiratory and neurological conditions.
I found my passion within the physiotherapy profession when I started my own family and through my own experience became fascinated in the speciality of Women’s Health (aka Pelvic Health) Physiotherapy. I have found it really encompasses a holistic approach to health. By considering a biopsychosocial viewpoint we see how the biochemistry (nutritional health), biomechanics (how the body and tissues move through their own environment) and psychological health (emotional resilience and nervous system regulation) all play a part in healing and rehabilitation.
I see women with many presentations including:
- pregnancy aches and pains
- pelvic girdle pain
- diastasis recti (tummy gap)
- postnatal rehab
- return to running/activities
- prolapse (pelvic organ prolapse)
- pelvic pain
- painful sex
I offer the Mummy MOT, a bespoke full body postnatal check for the mother which can be completed from 6 weeks postnatal + (*This may be months or years postnatal as often we don’t find the time for ‘us’ in those early years). It is a hugely beneficial service which can help women regain control and understanding of their bodies and give them timely advice on when to restart certain activities and provide simple lifestyle tips that can help with daily activities.
Alongside my physio work I am a certified Polestar Pilates instructor and have also completed my training with the APPI including pregnancy and postnatal classes. I currently offer group classes (online and face to face) and 1:1 tuition.
More recently I have built upon my massage skills by training with Myofascial Release UK and Jing Massage and can now offer myofascial release as part of my treatment including scar release.
I live locally with my husband and my 2 young and lively children. I enjoy being outside in nature, whatever that entails be it walking, cycling or escaping up a mountain or to the coast somewhere.
The testimonial below is from one of my many satisfied clients:
” I first met Niki three months ago when my pain levels were overwhelming. Since then I have had physic sessions and weekly pilates sessions with Niki. She has counselled me through a whole review of my life, from work-life balance to stress levels to nutrition. Niki has expertly pinpointed the problems in my back and set me up to be able to loosen and stretch to minimise the pain and has then taught me to build my core muscles and strength. I can now cycle, run and sleep again without pain. I’d recommend Niki’s physic and pilates to anyone.”
Niki is available at The Wellbeing Clinic all day each Wednesday and on Friday’s from 9.30am – 1.30pm. Saturday afternoons and some evening appointments are available on request. To make an appointment or for further information please contact Niki on Tel: 07876 741499, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.nchphysio.co.uk
I trained as an Aromatherapist with Shirley Price over thirty years ago and worked as a therapist in Bradford on Avon. I then had a change of direction and qualified as a social worker and have worked for the last twenty years within the social care setting. Two years ago, I decided to go back to a vocation I have always held dear to my heart, loved and enjoyed and retrained as a clinical aromatherapist with Penny Price.
I am a member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) the largest Aromatherapy specific professional practitioner organisation in the UK, involved in supporting aromatherapists and improving standards of education and practice in the aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses essential oils to promote health and well being and enhances both physical and mental health. Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, or “essence”
The essential oils are blended to benefit a person’s specific, identified needs and used in a clinical therapeutic massage as well as blends being made for inhalation, bath creams, lotions and other skin care applications.
Each essential oil has an array of unique healing properties, uses and effects, dependent on the oils chemical components. Combining essential oils to create a synergistic blend creates even more benefits. There are many benefits to aromatherapy, many of which depend on the essential oils chosen. Aromatherapy will enhance your massage experience by helping align and balance your mind and body as well as reduce pain and discomfort, relieve stress and anxiety and energize your body.
I live in Corsham with my two grown up sons and my four cats. I enjoy spending time in my garden, growing vegetables and flowers and listening to the sounds of nature. I am a keen walker and love attending yoga classes and retreats. I love to spend time with my family and friends, sharing food and good conversation and to travel and explore new and exciting places.
Sue is available at The Wellbeing Clinic every Friday. To make an appointment or for further information please call Sue on 07542166321
Katie Guthrie BA(hons), DHP HPD MNCH(Lic)AFSFH.
To me, life is to be enjoyed and when I experienced Solution Focused Hypnotherapy first hand, due to suffering from insomnia (after a small number of sessions, I was sleeping beautifully!), I knew it was something I needed to be a part of, I wanted others to benefit from it, since then it has become a number one passion for me! It is goal orientated, you tend to see results quickly, in comparison to other therapies, and more importantly, it gives you the tools to have fun and enjoy life more.
I therefore qualified in 2011 from the Clifton Practice, a leading Hypnotherapy Centre in the South West, which also provides training in one of the most up to date therapies in the UK, Solution Focused Therapy. The type of Diploma I have is considered ‘gold standard’ in hypnotherapy training.
Having worked as a legal recruiter for over 15 years, I naturally enjoy listening and communicating with people and have a sense of wanting to help. I consider my approach to be straightforward and practical, as well as friendly, positive and enjoyable.
When I am not working, I enjoy entertaining my young son, travelling and participating in many sporting activities, with my number one passion being running. I also love wine and nibbles with friends!
Hello, I’m an Integrative Counsellor and my training at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling primarily combines two therapeutic approaches: Person-Centred, and Psychodynamic.
Person-Centred Counselling is based on a belief that the client is the expert on their own life, has the capacity to change, and that an empathic, honest and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship can be transformational. Psychodynamic Counselling attributes early life experiences to our unique ‘way of being’ in adulthood. As an integrative counsellor I can draw upon these and multiple theories and models to support you.
Over the past 2 years I have been working as a volunteer counsellor with a local charity supporting clients across a diverse range of backgrounds. I have experience of working with presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and substance misuse.
What you can expect:
A comfortable and confidential space where you can talk freely
A non-judgemental acceptance of what you bring
A collaborative relationship in which we work together to find the best way forward
Currently I am in the 4th and final submission year of my training, and therefore able to offer a low-cost service of £25 per 50-minute weekly session. I will be at Corsham Wellbeing Clinic on a Tuesday morning from 9am until 1pm. I am also able to work via zoom or telephone.
As a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I abide by their strict code of ethics.
If you are interested in working with me and would like to have an initial conversation, do give me a call at Corsham Counselling – 07307 181737 or email email@example.com