All our physiotherapists are members of CSP-The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, registered with HPC-The Health Professions Council, and are members of the AACP-Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. We are also linked to the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice/PhysioFirst.
The Practice Principal, Catriona graduated from St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1988, and has gained extensive experience working in the NHS, private clinics and private hospitals. This included managing a busy Physiotherapy department at the BUPA Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. In 2000, Catriona set up her own Private Practice – The Ingatestone Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Practice, providing a professional physiotherapy and acupuncture service to this area of Essex. Catriona has completed wide-ranging and varied physiotherapy post-graduate training in musculoskeletal treatment, sports injuries, hydrotherapy, rheumatology and work-station ergonomics. She qualified in acupuncture in 1998 and is a member of the AACP. Catriona has recently been involved in research into knee injuries and their treatment and has also been involved in promoting Healthy Back Care in her local community during National Back Pain Week.
Lesley Duce MBACP, MFHT
Lesley completed registered nurse training at the Royal London Hospital in 1988 and has since worked in a variety of roles including nursing, advice and advocacy services, complementary therapy and counselling.
She has a degree (FdA) and Higher Education Diploma in humanistic counselling and has gained a wide range of experience in a number of different agencies, the most recent of which in an IAPT-contracted service providing short-term counselling to GP, statutory mental health and self-referred clients, as well as open-ended work in their private service. She is now working in her own private practice whilst continuing a voluntary role within the charitable sector.
She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, please see www.bacp.co.uk
Lesley gained a diploma in reflexology in 2002, accredited by the Association of Reflexologists and has completed further training in advanced techniques and maternity care. Lesley is also a Reiki master.
She is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, please see www.fht.org.uk for further information.