Our Practitioners and Therapists
Alan Rowe - Owner & Principal Osteopath at ARC Osteopathy
Bsc Ost Med,
Alan has over 18 years experience in treating people, 10 as a registered Osteopath.
Having started his training in massage in 2001 he went on to train & qualify in sports and remedial massage in 2002 and as a registered Osteopath in 2009, graduating from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. SInce 2009 he has undertaken further training in Dry Needling, Myofascial Release and Rock Taping amongst others.
Alan is a structural and classical osteopath in Croydon and will use a style and range of techniques that are best suited and tailored to the individual. He works with a range of patients of all ages and levels of fitness. This may include those in pain with a variety of conditions and injuries, especially people who experience back, neck or joint pain and stiffness, or those with sports injuries. He specialises in the treatment of sports injuries, headches, the elderly and of course back and neck pain.
Alan was the team physio for Crystal Palace Ladies FC for 5 seasons, and has also worked with professional skiers. He has been working at the Wellness Therapy Centre since 2009 and thought so highly of the centre with its breadth and quality of the treatments on offer that he took it over in 2010.
He has a teaching qualification and has been teaching Sports & Remedial massage at level 5, Anatomy and a variety of workshops for several highly respected London schools over the last 10 years. He was a council member for the Sports & Remedial Therapy Council which set standards and core curricula for Sports and Remedial therapies in the UK and is a consultant on the new Ofqual recognised Level 4 and Level 5 Sports Massage Qualifications for VTCT and ITEC.
Alan has a passion for skiing and is a qualified BASI level 2 ski instructor. When he gets the chance, he loves travelling and watching films.
Alan is registered with most of the major insurance companies including BUPA, Simply Health, Axa/PPP, WPA, Prudential and Cigna.
Alan is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Tanya - Osteopath - ARC Osteopathy
Tanja Pracher-Vos is a registered and insured Osteopath.
She graduated with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy at the University College of
Osteopathy (formerly the BSO) and has completed her level 5 Sports and
Remedial Massage course with the London School of Sports Massage and
obtained qualifications in full body Pregnancy Massage.
Tanja believes that, given the right support and maintenance, the body
has a natural ability to heal a great many dysfunctions. Her interest in
structural mechanics, massage and gentle, holistic treatments such as
Still technique and cranio-sacral therapy developed as a result of difficult
During these times, she suffered with severe lower back,
pelvic girdle pain and SPD. The after effects required high levels of
support, which she found in osteopathy. The compassionate care and
positive impact osteopathy and massage had on her rehabilitation
inspired her to pursue manual therapy as a career and has since offered
her a platform to help others experiencing unnecessary discomfort and
enables her to enhance the well-being of others.
Tanja is now a mother of two and continues to study and further her
She currently treats a variety of individuals with varying presentations,
and enjoys trying to support the restoration of quality of life for those
with musculoskeletal discomfort and injuries.e Information to follow soon.
Tanya is available on Tuesdays,Thursdays, and alternate Saturdays.
Miriam - Shiatsu and Deep Tissue Therapist
Miriam engaged with Alternative Oriental Healing in 2012 and discovered a whole new approach to the Human Body & Mind. She initiated her studies in Reflexology in Portugal and in 2014 she started her Shiatsu Shin-Tai course at the British School of Shiatsu-Do. In 2019 she qualified in Deep Tissue Massage at The Manchester Therapy Centre.
Through the years Miriam has helped develop peoples body and mind awareness, enabling people to better know how to look after themselves physically and mentally, and to cope with their daily life challenges.
Miriam is very passionate and fascinated at the way the Mind manifests through the Body, and she incorporates this concept into every treatment. "Unwinding Mind through the Body" where Mind, Body and Emotions all come as one, helping others achieved better health and well-being in their own lives.
Miriam is available on Fridays.
Julie - Reflexologist and Massage Therapist
Having worked as a therapist since completing her training in the 1990s, Julie now joins us with her considerable wealth of experience in Relexlogy, fertility reflexology, Holistic / Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy and Indian Head massage.
Not only has Julie worked with a large number of high profile clients, but in 2005 became involved with education and teaching therapies including full Level 3 Diploma courses and also developing and delivering introductory workshops and Master Classes for qualified therapists and delivered workshops at Olympia for CamExpo.
Julie is also the Honorary Treasurer of the Reflexology Forum, a director for Complementary Health Professionals (CHP) and was involved in the development of the reflexology core curriculum.
Julie is available on most Mondays and Saturdays
Michaela - Podiatrist
Bsc Podiatric Medicine
Michaela graduated from the University of East London in 2011 and received full membership to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. She has state registration with the health and care professional council (HCPC) and has a certificate in Local Anaesthesia.
While studying Michaela worked as an auxiliary nurse at Croydon University hospital to gain additional skills in geriatric and urgent care in A&E.
Michaela’s main focus is making her clients feet comfortable and pain free with a thorough and effective service which leave patients feeling as if they are walking on air after their treatment.
Michaela is available on Fridays and Saturdays.
Giedre Babrauskiene - Acupuncturist
Giedre provdes acupuncture in Croydon having graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Honours degree in Chinese Acupuncture & Tui Na Massage.
Committed, compassionate, and highly skilled in multiple disciplines, Giedre seeks to empower both women and men to achieve their optimal life and health goals through natural medicine practices, informed integrative nutrition and lifestyle management.
Giedre’s approach is to treat the individual as a whole, by working with the body and mind in tandem to bring the person back to a state of homeostasis. From there true health and a real sense of wellbeing emerge.
Being as an adult nurse, Giedre, had always strived to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine. She became interested in Chinese medicine through a practice of yoga and meditation, what led her on a wonderful journey to the practitioner she is today.
Giedre graduated from Middlesex University, London with First Class degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.
In 2012, during her clinical practice at Liaoning hospital of Chinese Medicine in Shenyang, China, Giedre had deepened her knowledge and practical skills with top Chinese doctors and professors. She specialized in treating neurological, muscular –skeletal and gynaecological diseases, and had clinical practice in anti-aging & cosmetology department.
Being the member of “Projects Abroad” organization, Giedre went to Nepal in 2013, where she worked as a volunteer acupuncturist in Sahara physiotherapy rehabilitation hospital in Kathmandu. For 3 months she provided treatments of acupuncture, massage, moxibustion and cupping for stroke patients, patients with MS, muscular – skeletal, neurological and other disorders.
Giedre treats people using Chinese Acupuncture and Dr Tung and Dr Tan Balancing method acupuncture styles.
In addition, Giedre completed Manual Lymphatic drainage course and was awarded with Diploma in Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy from Original Dr. Vodder School in Walchsee/Austria.
With years of extensive study and learning different techniques, Giedre is able to provide a bespoke, holistic service incorporating current research and findings.
Giedre is covered by professional indemnity insurance and bound by a strict code of professional conduct, ethics and safe practice.
British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
Cosmetic Acupuncture UK
Professional Association of Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK (MLDUK)
Giedre is available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Harrington Freedman - Acupuncturist
Harry graduated from The International College of Oriental Medicine in East Grinstead and was awarded a First-Class BSc (Hons) degree in 2017. He is a licensed member of The British Acupuncture Council.
Harry specialises in five-elements acupuncture and stems & branches acupuncture which focuses on bringing the patient back into their constitutional health. He is deeply interested and engaged in the study of Classical Chinese Medicine with the aim of embodying those ancient concepts so as to use acupuncture to its fullest potential in treatment.
Harry was seeking a greater connection to himself and the world around him and came upon the opportunity to study acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. This training allowed him to understand himself in a profound way and gave him insight into seeing the body as a whole as well as it's connection to the environment.
Harry is available on a Tuesday.
Gillian - Reflexologist and Massage Therapist
Gillian studied ITEC Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology leading onto an
ITEC Diploma Level 3 in Reflexology, then had additional training in Pre-conception, Pregnancy and Post-natal with Sally Earlam and Spinal Reflexology from the London School of Reflexology. Gillian also specialises in Facial Reflexology graduating from the London School of Reflexology.
Her initial interest in reflexology started with her own amazing experience of reflexology through a “taster” course at the local adult education centre and in the hands of another practitioner.
What started as a last resort for a recurring condition became, not only the solution, but also a great insight to what was possible through the knowledge of this fantastic complementary therapy. Having researched the background and benefits of reflexology and being so intrigued, Gillian decided to train as a therapist herself and Reflexology is now her “passion”
Gillian has experience with a variety of clientele with different conditions and ailments. As a practitioner, she has seen just how beneficial these treatments are and how much it is enjoyed and always looks forward to meeting new clients and sharing her knowledge and experience with them.
Gillian is available monthly on a Sunday.
Kelly Stone - Owner - Surrey Beauty Therapy
NVQ Level 3 Beauty therapy
Kelly is our highly skilled and popular, senior beauty therapist in Croydon with over ten years experience and one of the longest serving members of the team. Kelly has been at the centre through its different guises from 2003. Beauty is her passion and since completing her beauty training (nvq level 2 & 3) in 2002 she has undergone further training in a range of other treatments including, Lycon Hot wax, intimate waxing, Gelish Gel Nails, Universal Contour Wrap, Dermalogica skin health, Elemis spa and Gerards skincare and Spray tanning. A friendly and professional beauty therapist who appreciates everybody is different and will endeavor to tailor all treatments to the individuals needs.
Kelly is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Liz - Beauty Therapist - Surrey Beauty Therapy
Level 3 Beauty Therapy
Liz has been a qualified beauty therapist since 2006. Since qualifying she has worked mainly in spa environments where she has been able to provide beauty treatments to many clients and enabled them to relax, feel pampered and helping them to look their very best.
Liz is friendly and welcoming as well as being an excellent therapist which is probably because she is one of those lucky people who really enjoy their job and enjoy providing all different types of treatments, from massages to pedicures, facials to hair removal.
"The best part of my job is definitely the clients and being able to help them look and feel good about themselves".
In her spare time Liz likes to socialise with friends and family and loves to escape into a good book when she has five minutes.
When not working as a beauty therapist or enjoying her spare time, Liz works as a counsellor providing counselling to all those who need a listening ear.
Liz is available on Mondays and Thursdays.
Dr Ben Patel
Dr Ben Patel studied medicine at the University of Oxford, achieving a first class degree in neurosience in 2015 and a bacholor of medicine in 2018. He now works as doctor in the NHS.
He trained in Aesthetic treatments with Derma Medical and is passionate about working with clients to produce a tailored and natural result. His ultimate aim is to enhance his clients confidence by rejuvenating their look.
Ben is currently available by appointment.
Geoffrey - Dance Movement Psychotherapist
Geoffery is an integrative psychotherapist registered with the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK, with 14yrs experience in a range of settings. He is a registered private practitioner, clinical supervisor, and a senior lecturer and programme co-convener in DMP at the University of Roehampton.
Geoffery’s integrative practice is informed by theories related to social relationships, family systems, individual worldviews, gender and sexual identity or sexual orientation. This integrative space provides an opportunity to maintain individual identity, while exploring possibilities for the co-creation of mutually influenced relationships. From moment to moment our life-worlds are shaped by choices made and expressed in verbal and non-verbal communication; these interactions are shaped by cultural perceptions of gender definitions that exacerbate or strengthen identity survival.
Geoffery’s intent is to empower those he meets to explore choices available and how these choices shape their space in the world, while acknowledging their versatility of expression and identity.
Being a movement practitioner he has a great interest in what we say with and without words, so in therapy sessions clients can move and talk, work with images, memories, and daily life to discover something of how you/we have come to this moment.
Geoffrey is available by appointment
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Coach
Msc., MBACP Accredited, MBABCP Accredited, and MAREBT Accredited
Denise is a CBT Psychotherapist, Coach and Counsellor. She has a Master of Science Degree in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of London and a Certificate in Psychological Coaching, validated by Middlesex University
She provides Psychological Therapy and in her Coaching works with cognitive behavioural coaching techniques to help individuals achieve their personal goals.
Denise offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Session, Coaching and Counselling
Denise is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
MA in Contemporary Dance and Registered Yoga Teacher.
Starting with Ballet at the age of 6, Katrina has always been a curious explorer who was drawn towards the world of movement. Her passion discovered Contemporary dance when she first stepped foot in the UK and encouraged her to obtain a MA in Contemporary Dance with Distinction at London Contemporary Dance School. Her love for learning guided her to continue her journey to India where she obtained her certification and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance. Movement is the essence of Karina’s being, her life revolves around sharing her love and passion with other aspiring artists. Through her practice, she wants to demonstrate the mental and physical wellbeing that can be obtained from being devoted to ones practice.
Katrina is available by request and can be booked by contacting her directly by email at
BA, Dip C, HPD, NLP Prac.
Nancy is a fully qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and offers a range of treatments for emotional and behavioural issues, incorporating Clinical Hypnosis, NLP and EFT.
She has a lot of experience working with adults and teenagers to help them deal with anxiety and panic; fears and phobias; confidence and self-esteem and motivation. Nancy can help with the full spectra of issues that until now have made life less enjoyable and is to finish her Master practitioner qualification this year.
Nancy is very good at making people feel welcome and at ease; no matter what you have come in for she will give you the space and time you need to explore what’s been going on and help you to heal it.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is classed as a "solution-focused brief therapy" and it has revolutionised face-to-face therapy. The models and techniques behind it are rooted in in modern neuroscience, scientific studies and research, and the latest understanding the connection between the mind and body.
It can help with anxiety and panic attacks, exam stress, phobias and fears, confidence and self esteem and provide motivation to help stop smoking and other habits.
Nancy is DBS (enhanced) certified and here to help and is bookable by request.
You can contact the centre or contact Nancy directly by emailing
info@nancymadden therapy.com to make enquires or book your appointment for Wednesdays or Sundays.
Dr Archana Srikanthan
BDS(Lond) MFDS RCPS(Glas)
Dr Archana Srikanthan is the founder of Arch Aesthetics and is a cosmetic dentist and aesthetic practitioner.
Dr Srikanthan qualified as a dental surgeon from King's College London. She then went on to Vocational Training at the London Deanary. She is currently working at Dumbledore Dental Care. She has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry, including dental veneers, professional teeth whitening and orthodontic treatment.
After her extensive training in facial aesthetics, she is able to perform a variety of treatments including Muscle Relaxing Injections (Botox), Dermal Fillers, Lip Augmentation, Mesotherapy, Microneedling, Dermarolling and various other skin treatments.
Dr Srikanthan prides herself in being able to understand her clients’ requirements and vision and being able to tailor the treatments to suit them.
Archana is currently not working from the centre
Chloe specialises in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy wellbeing programmes in the workplace, to the general public, education professionals and students from primary school through to further education.
Her experience spans corporate wellbeing, local government, education and the voluntary sectors where I have been involved in the delivery and creation of mindfulness courses as a way to enhance human potential and encourage the flourishing of minds.
Having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness Based Applications at the University of Exeter in 2014, Chloe follows the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers’ Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses and is a member of the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers the Mindfulness Network CIC.
Chloe is passionate about the transformative benefits of mindfulness, having experienced them first hand and is driven to empower others with the skills to realise their innate potential. Meditation and mindfulness practice is a source of profound support in her own life and work.
It is with passion and joy that Chloe teaches this simple but powerful practice.
Chloe is currently NOT available.