the Health Matters Crew
Founder & Director
Sarah is passionate about the 360 approach to health and wellbeing, both in and out of the work place. Having been MD of 2 successful communication agencies in London, she later went on to develop her own interests in the power of the mind in health and wellbeing.
Sarah is one of only 60 trained practitioners in the UK of the meditative and relaxation technique “The Art Of Being Still”. This unique practice, has been developed over many years and brings together various meditation practices to ensure that it is not only effective but can also be built into every day life to ensure maximum benefit. As Head of Mind Matters, Sarah works with our team of specialists, including hypnotherapy, NLP and CBT coaches.
Director & Head of Physical Matters
Ian has an honours degree in Sports Science, and is a qualified fitness instructor as well holding numerous sports specific coaching awards. He has over 15-years experience within the health and fitness industry, and has applied this expertise to create inspiring and effective programmes for individuals and teams. Ian has worked in both the private and public fitness sectors and has been responsible for launching a number of health, fitness and wellbeing facilities throughout the UK.
Head of Nutritional Matters
Jenny, BSc Dip ION FdSc mBANT NTC is a graduate of the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London and a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist.
She advises on a broad spectrum of health issues and how food can be used to improve overall wellbeing. She is highly experienced on the subjects of weight loss, sports nutrition, hormone health and nutrition in pregnancy and has worked with numerous health related groups including Celiac UK and LighterLife, PKD Charity, and the NCT. She has an extensive knowledge of the nutritional aspects of all matters relating to health and wellbeing.
Lisa, Dip ION is a graduate of the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London and a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist. Her areas of interest include employee wellbeing, weight management, stress management and digestive support.
Lisa's previous career as an in-house recruitment professional for City-based professional services firms led to her interest in corporate wellness and the impact that diet can have on performance. As part of the health matters crew, Lisa offers 1-2-1 consultations, health related seminars and workshops and bespoke programmes to help facilitate increased employee health and performance
Lisa is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy and is registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Elena, Dip ION is a qualified Nutritional Therapist from the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition. Elena's expertise lies in the application of nutrition science for the promotion of health and healthy ageing. Her main interests are the prevention and management of degenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular diseases, and the promotion of optimum mental performance through nutrition and lifestyle.
Elena has come to nutrition after an extensive international career in business consulting, helping blue chip companies defining their strategies and making it happen. In addition to her nutritional qualifications Elena holds a first class honours degree in Economics, a Master's degree in International Business, an MSc in Political Philosophy with focus on corporate responsibility and is a qualified yoga teacher.
Elena is a member of The British Association of Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Jamie is passionate about all aspects of nutrition and has completed 4 years of study and qualified at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) accredited by the University of Bedfordshire. He is a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists and abides by their strict code of ethics and practice. Jamie is also a registered practitioner of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council and member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners and so able to accept NHS referrals from GPs, hospitals, primary care trusts, practice nurses and health visitors.
With 5 years of experience in organic food retail, Jamie has a broad understanding of the food supply chain and current food trends which enables him to help clients make educated and practical choices on the food they eat, and the profound influences our nutrition has on our physical and mental health. Jamie is also an amateur club runner, racing on a regular basis and is a keen cyclist. He is currently training as a UK athletics running coach
Louise Carron Harris
Louise Carron Harris is a Mindfulness Mentor, Meditation Teacher & Reiki Master & teacher.
Louise specialises in helping people become more consciously aware of their thoughts and limiting belief system so they can become more empowered, focused and relaxed, at work and in every day life. Clients learn to control their racing thoughts, and begin to see the root of these thoughts and how they can be destructive in every day life. By becoming more mindful, this can help dramatically reduce anxiety, depression, and the lack of energy and enthusiasm for life.
Alastair worked as a GP for 17 years before leaving in 1995 to concentrate on the underlying considerations of chronic pain and illness. In 1992 he set up and ran the pain management clinic at Wexham Park Hospital until 2011. He has an MSc in Pain Management, an MSc in Nutritional Medicine and Diplomas in Acupuncture. Certified and practising as an instructor in Mindfulness Meditation, and NLP he has also studied and taught Yoga for the last 15 years.
His abiding interest is in the use of Science to facilitate the understanding of function and dysfunction. Through this to understand the territory of both Eastern and Western approaches.
Mind Matters & Business Coach
Julia has over 21 years experience within the British Film Industry, working in people management, time management and cultural issues. Having completed her NLP training in 2005, she initially worked with performers and crew alike, but for the last 7 years Julia has used this model to coach Individuals and teams in companies ranging from Pharmaceuticals (GSK Perkin Elmer Biogen), Media (Time Warner Harper Collins) Accountancy and Marketing firms, a major drinks manufacturer, as well as Local Councils and International Banking and Technology organisations.
Julia has successfully coached individuals ranging from CEO's, CSO's, CFO's, Company HR directors, to even coaching coaches of several coaching Companies throughout the south of England, from group workshops through to one to one mentoring and coaching.
Carl is an experienced, qualified coach and high-level facilitator. Having worked as a police officer for 25 years and with over 10 years of experience in leadership development, he provides a unique insight into Mind Matters and brings his sessions to life with his energy and passion for encouraging others to lead a better life.
Carl's dynamic, creative and flexible approach to leadership development with the Metropolitan Police Leadership Academy resulted in being awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Innovation in Police Training. He is excited to share his experiences with guests of Health Matters 360 and to help them establish a renewed sense of direction and purpose, as well as better performance, in their personal and working lives.
Sue Roberts is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, and Life Coach. A graduate of the highly respected Quest Institute, she has also assisted on their training courses. Sue is a fully qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), a TFT and EFT Practitioner, an accredited Project You Life Coach, a Confident Childbirth Coach and is a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy.
Sue regularly contributes to the local press and BBC Radio, giving expert comments on life and emotional issues and writes for a variety of publications, most recently appearing in Natural Health magazine, Reveal, Dial magazine, Pride magazine and Slim at Home.
Kevin's training sessions are focused on the client's needs and capabilities, are simple yet effective, making sure the client is always challenged; but not pushed too far. He prides himself in his work, offering permanent success rather than a quick fix. He has extensive experience and knowledge, which he uses with a range of clients from professional sport people to the general public. Kevin enjoys this diversity of challenges and is known for his success.
Kevin is always seeking to improve his knowledge and coaching skills, is currently studying Coaching with Applied Science at Bucks University; and will be taking his UKSCA (United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association) accreditation in 2011. In his spare time, Kevin coaches Marlow Youth FC under 7s, putting the knowledge he has gained throughout his career into helping young rising stars.
Physical Matters - Tai Chi/ Chi Kung and Massage Specialist
Having originally trained in shiatsu in Osaka Japan 1992. Ian then studied different systems of massage including Swedish and Indian Head massage. He mostly practises acupuncture and tuina, which he studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in the UK.
Physical Matters - Massage Therapist
Ruth has been practising Sports and Remedial massage for ten years and works with hockey, netball and polo players in the Berkshire area, as well as sporting individuals who are looking for maintenance treatment to enhance their performance. In addition to athletes, Ruth also works with pregnant and post-natal women helping them adjust to the physical stresses and strains often caused by pregnancy and childbirth.
Physical Matters - Massage Therapist
Nina is a fully qualified massage therapist, and has been working as a therapist for the last 6 years. Nina has a passion for holistic treatments and specialises in a range of massage treatments and hot stone therapy to support relaxation.
|In addition to our core team, there is a stable of specialists that range from yoga, pilates and martial arts instructors, to personal trainers, sports massage therapists, meditation, CBT, NLP and life coaches.