Positively Promoting Mental Health
My name is Christine Poland. I have a long background in Community Development and I have a B.Sc. Honours degree and other qualifications in this subject area. I have a passion for education and hold training and education teaching qualifications and for 15 years I have been designing and delivering bespoke courses around several subjects including stress management and personal development. Over the past 3 years I have taught with Belfast Met Millfield and Ulster University. The values of Community Development frame all aspects of the work I do.
For 12 years I have been a Complimentary Therapist, I am fully insured and am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) I deliver Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Auricular Acupuncture, Bach Flower Essences, Thermal Ear Candling. I am also a qualified yoga teacher and Meditation teacher and this coming year I hope to be taking a qualification in nutrition. I work from a holistic basis and incorporate a variety of approaches when working with individuals and groups.
My name is Patricia Thompson and I have been a complimentary therapist from 1999 and I’ve been with The Centre for Health and Well Being from 2009 enjoying doing one on one therapies with people within the community. I have qualifications in the following therapies.
- Swedish Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Auricular Ear
- Baby Massage
I also have a Teaching certificate and have enjoyed teaching over a period of years in:
- Introduction to Aromatherapy
- Diploma in Indian Head Massage
- Diploma in Aromatherapy
- Certificate in Swedish Massage
My name is Dolores Cunningham and I have been doing complementary therapies for 14 years. I have been with the Centre for Health and Well Being for 11 years and offer a range of holistic therapies including Indian head massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, articular acupuncture and ear candling. All of these treatments are suitable for relaxation, stress relief, improves energy levels and general well being. Complementary Therapies are based on ancient Therapies which originated thousand of years ago. The benefits of Therapies are numerous, but they all help relieve stress, aid relaxation and improve well-being.
As a member of various professional bodies including CNHC and FHT, I am committed to meeting their strict standards for professional excellence, I abide by the strict codes of practice and am fully insured I also have OCN level 3 enhanced complementary therapy skills for treating cancer patients, and trauma training.
Grainne is a therapist with 12 years’ experience, and is a Member of the Federation of Holistic therapists (FHT). She is trained in Sports Massage (manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity), Thermo-auricular
Therapy/Hopi ear candling (a non-invasive therapy that can be used to help excess wax, congested sinuses, tinnitus, headaches etc. which can be used on children) and Reflexology (therapeutic method of treating the whole body by stimulating
predefined points on the feet).
A recent addition to the team Mary specialises in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Ayurvedic Face and Foot Massage.
Nigel has been with the Centre since September 2015 and has extensive voluntary sector management experience gained over the past 25 years. That experience is wide ranging and includes the youth sector to higher education, from sport to recycling.
Nigel enjoys building relationships with other organisations to enable the Centre to best respond to the needs of clients.
Eilish has worked as the Centre Administrator for 16 years and has an excellent
rapport with all the clients. She is the first person to smile at customers who come
through our door and is also the first to lend a listening ear when necessary. Her
role is to meet and greet, book appointments for each client, ensure all aspects of
the Centre’s administration is completed accurately and on time. The knowledge
and experience gained over 16 years on many occasions has proved invaluable to
the smooth running of the Centre to the benefit of our customers.
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