Meet the practitioners

Our Team at a Glance:



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Zarig Cooper - 07957 267 025

Lead Tui Na practitioner & Clinic Director

  • Tui Na (Chinese physical therapy/medical massage)
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Gua sha
  • Eastern body movement


Zarig is an experienced practitioner who has trained with Tui Na doctors in China and in Tai Chi & Qi Gong with the Mei Quan Academy of Tai Chi in London.  He has also studied Functional Body Movement and assessment in the USA.

Zarig brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the skilled treatment of painful conditions, injuries, the effects of stress and tension on the body and mind and Body Movement Awareness.

His treatments are effective and to the point, aiming to create a lasting effect from the outset.

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Conny Cooper - 07796 478 946

Lead acupuncture practitioner & Clinic Director

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Bodywork / TuiNa
  • Cupping


Conny is a skilled practitioner who believes in bringing together the deeper principles of Chinese Medicine with the insights of Western medicine.

Over the years, Conny has developed the solid understanding of Chinese culture that is necessary for traditional acupuncture to be used to its full potential. She has also worked alongside conventional (Western) doctors to learn how to best use the two systems together.

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Amine El-Bacha

Amine El-Bacha - 07979 544 140

  • Registered Osteopath
  • Chartered Physiotherapist
  • Member of the General Osteopathic Council
  • Member of the Health Professional Council

Amine has an in-depth knowledge of the musculo-skeletal system, and any issues that might affect it, from his training as both a physiotherapist and an osteopath.

Amine is known for his quick results – he integrates the most relevant aspects of both disciplines into each treatment, ensuring his patients get back to full health in a minimum number of sessions.

Amine is registered with all major insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP, SimplyHealth and Standard Life

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Lilly jukic

Lilly Jukic - 07986 628 318

  • Osteopathy
  • Cranial Osteopathy (adults and children)
  • Holistic Massage (including Pregnancy Massage)

A long-standing member of our team, Lilly is known at our clinic for her gentle approach to treatment.

Her highly personalised treatment combines structural and cranial techniques together with rehabilitation, pilates, exercise and trigger points acupuncture. Her treatments are minimally invasive and allow for relaxation as a crucial part of healing.


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Natalia Ubieta - 07900 910 570

  • Aromatherapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Deep Tissue / Remedial Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu

Natalia has been a full time bodyworker for over 10 years. She started her journey as an aromatherapist and therapeutic masseuse in 2004. Her inquisitive mind and passion for complementary therapies has led her to study different massage tecniques and to broaden her skills, through additional disciplines such as: Ayurveda, Macrobiotic, Reflexology, Shiatsu and Yoga.


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Paula Jacinto

Paula Jacinto - 07815 200 575

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Holistic Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Paula is a qualified Body Therapist. She has trained in a wide variety of massage techniques including deep tissueholisticpregnancy and hot stone massage, and has been practicing since 2001.

Paula strongly believes in the power of massage to relieve stress and anxiety to promote healing in the body. Her clients appreciate her holistic and strong approach to achieve what the body needs. Her recommendations for self care solutions are widely used & trusted.

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Valerie Marks

Valerie Marks - 07572 121 454

  • Counselling (therapy)


Valerie is a qualified counsellor with over 12 years’ experience working with individuals, families and couples as well as charitable organizations including “The Princes Trust”.

Valerie has also worked in a government initiative scheme within the prison system training inmates as ‘special listeners’ to support vulnerable fellow inmates.

She holds two diplomas in Counselling from St Albans College and a postgraduate degree in Counselling from Goldsmiths University London. More info at

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Sam Gladden

Samantha Gladden - 07908 035 972

  • Homeopathy
  • BA (hons), LCHE, RSHom

Sam qualified as a homeopath in 2007 after a 4 year course at the Centre For Homeopathic Education.

During treatment she pays special attention to creating a quiet space for her clients to air all the issues that they feel are impacting on their life. She loves working with her clients, whether 3 week old babies or adults with complex health issues and notices time and time again how homeopathy gently and effectively helps people get better, whilst positively transforming their lives.

She takes a warm, friendly and supportive approach in her consultations. She enjoys getting to know her clients and working with them towards a stronger state of health and greater levels of vitality. Her treatments offer a support to the conventional medicine that they are already taking or a natural alternative.

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Karen Ford - 07957 123934

  • Reflexology
  • Pre-Pregnancy & Pregnancy Reflexology
  • Spinal & Facial Reflexology
  • Zone Face Lift

Karen’s objective is to enhance the well-being of her clients by using the ancient practice of reflexology. The treatment of a reflexologist will involve working on key reflex areas of the feet which correspond with areas of the body. Using the art of reflexology to restore balance and to assist the body to heal itself. Understanding the individual’s personal needs to tailor a treatment to ensure they obtain maximum benefits. Facial reflexology works on the same principals as feet or hand reflexology and offers a very relaxing treatment

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Mariane Cordeiro - 07572110840

  • Psychology and psychotherapy
  • For children, adolescents and families

My name is Mariane Cordeiro, and as a psychologist and psychotherapist I can provide a respectful, thoughtful and non-judgemental environment, where you or your child will be helped to understand and work through the difficulties in order to develop and change. As a therapist specialized in children, adolescents and families,  I can help you to explore the roots of the problems and rethink the possible issues that are acting as impediment to move on.

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