York Clinic Practitioners


Jemma Austin

Jemma is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and has worked in mental health for more than 10 years and has extensive experience of working with psychological difficulties. She works with adults who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety disorders

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Lorna Cordwell

Lorna offers Hypno-Psychotherapy (an integrative psychotherapy incorporating hypnosis) for a wide range of issues. She works with adult and teenage clients short term for issues such as stopping smoking, fear of flying, insomnia, driving test and exam nerves, and longer term for issues such as depression, general anxiety, compulsive behaviours and self defeating behaviours.

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Ben Elliot

Ben studied Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture and\r\nRemedial Massage at the Northern Institute of Massage. He is a member\r\nof the British Acupuncture Council and National Association of Massage\r\nand Manipulative Therapists.

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Kay Farquharson

Dr Farquharson is a Chartered Psychologist & HCPC Registered Practitioner. She is fully trained and experienced in the use of a range of therapeutic approaches including: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Cognitive-Behavioural, Brief Solution-Focused and Mindfulness intervention.

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Rachel Hemblade

Rachel studied studied at the Northern College of Acupuncture and is about to train in Remedial Massage at the Northern Institute of Massage. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Association (BAcC), the regulatory body of Acupuncturists in the UK.

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Darren Housley

Darren works as a Hypnotherapist, Approved Anxiety Specialist, Business Coach, Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming and Life Coach. He works with issues such as stress and anxiety, phobia, habits, compulsive behaviours, sleep issues and helping those wishing to become non-smokers.

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Kirsty Kennedy

Dr Kirsty Kennedy is a British Psychological Society chartered and Health and Care Professions Council registered consultant clinical psychologist since 2003 as well as being qualified as a relational psychotherapist.  An experienced clinician, as well as her independent practice, she has worked in healthcare over the last 18 years encompassing both NHS mental health services and consultant level input within a large teaching hospital.

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Harriet Lansdown

Harriet is an experienced professional acupuncturist, who is involved in acupuncture research and teaching. Her treatment style includes massage and heat, alongside the acupuncture itself. She offers an individual treatment plan, which may include lifestyle advice, exercises and techniques to use at home.

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Alison Longridge

Ali has 18 years experience as a registered acupuncturist, specialising in gynaecology, male and female fertility, pregnancy and post-natal care. She holds a PhD in Health Sciences (as applied to acupuncture in gynaecology) from the University of York and a Masters in Acupuncture (MScAc) with distinction from the Northern College of Acupuncture and University of Wales.

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Hugh MacPherson - Clinic Director

Hugh MacPherson trained in acupuncture in London and China. He has worked at the York Clinic (formerly the Ch’ien Clinic) as an acupuncturist since its inception in 1982 and as Clinic Director since 1986.

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Lisa Matzak

Lisa is an experienced and fully qualified Counsellor (member of the BACP) and Life and Career Coach (member of Association for Coaching) who, after working hard to achieve her four diplomas, has also received additional training in Working With Addiction and Domestic Violence.

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Emma McCabe

Emma McCabe qualified in 2008 from Teesside University with a 2:1 in Physiotherapy. She commenced her career in private practice in Australia, where developed a real interest in sports and work based injuries. She qualified in Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling and started using Pilates as a rehabilitation tool, especially effective for long term problems. […]

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Tracey Patrick

Tracey Patrick works as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist here at the York Clinic on a Wednesday. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of depression and many types of anxiety. Tracey is  also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) which is recommended […]

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Amanda Preston

Acupuncture in York As your acupuncturist, I see my role as being healer and guide. Each treatment is specifically tailored towards treating you as an individual. As part of your treatment, I will guide you towards healthy diet and lifestyle choices that will ensure that you stay in balance, getting the most out of your […]

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Debbie Priestley

Debbie is qualified and experienced in both Acupuncture and Sports Massage. She specialises in treating musculo-skeletal conditions, as well as treating IBS, migraine, stress and insomnia. She is the only therapist in the York area using a PhysioPod™ DEEP OSCILLATION® massage machine, and also offers pregnancy massage and cosmetic acupuncture.

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Nicola Reid

Nicola is a chiropractor using the McTimoney technique, she has been caring for chiropractic patients for two years in Harrogate. Nicola lives in York and wants to care for patients in York.

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Michaela Scott

Michaela is a qualified practising medical herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). She is also a qualified massage therapist with 16 years experience and has specialist training in pregnancy massage. In addition she is a qualified birth doula (a recognized member of Doula UK).

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Tao Sun

Tao Sun obtained a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture(China) in 1983 and has practised Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture in China for five years from 1983.

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Ying Sun

Ying Sun graduated from the Changchun University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (China) and obtained her MB(TCM) degree in 1983.

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Shelagh Taggart

Shelagh trained at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire and the London School of Sports Massage. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and The Royal College of Chiropractors.

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Marta Uhryn DIpCNM mBANT CNHC*

Marta offers personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans, recipe creation, supplement recommendations and much more to help you feel your best. Her aim is to guide and support clients on their journey to getting their health back. Together you will set realistic achievable goals and give you the tools to help you achieve them. Marta will […]

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Niall Walsh

Niall graduated from Leeds Beckett University in July 2017 with a Masters degree in Osteopathy. Niall using a variety techniques, including gait analysis, High Velocity Thrust (HVT) manipulations, soft tissue work, Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Techniques (PNF). Niall also provides craniosacral osteopathy. He enjoys the challenge of treating shoulder and low back pain, assessing postural dysfunctions and GAIT analysis.

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Adam Weisbaum

Adam qualified from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO). He treats all age groups (including babies and children) and uses a variety of techniques including Structural, Craniosacral and Visceral as well as prescribing exercises, stretches and offering postural advice.

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Keren Wheeler

Keren qualified in Colonic Hydrotherapy in 2008. Her passion is for helping people who are suffering from bowel or digestive problems, particularly IBS and symptoms such as headaches and migraines.

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Christine Wilkinson

Christine practises Aromatherapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology.

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Terri Willmott

Terri graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. She has experience of and enjoys treating a very diverse range of musculoskeletal (physical) problems, with a particular interest in treating sports injuries and pregnant women.

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