Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing Associates
Womens Health Physiotherapist & Sports Massage Therapist
Qualified and accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist Reg MBACP (accred) working from a Pluralistic perspective
‘Maggie has over 10 years of experience working in mental health and well-being sector, and offers counselling to adults over the age of 18 years of age. Maggie’s approach is from a Pluralistic perspective with a passion for mindfulness and compassion- focused therapy.
She supports clients through many difficult life transitions, including:
Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist
‘As an expert in nutrition Gaby is able to provide support to manage a wide range of health conditions and symptoms. She provides personalised and expert advice, alongside long term sustainable plans. As a registered Dietitian, you can be assured that all the advice Gaby provides is up to date and backed by scientific evidence. Her aim is to help you feel as well as possible.
Gaby specialises in the FODMAP diet for IBS, other digestive disorders, women’s health, chronic illness and Intuitive Eating (a non-diet, health focused approach to improve health and achieve freedom from dieting).’
As well as face to face appointments Gaby is able to offer appointments over the telephone or via video call. More information about Gaby and how to book an appointment can be found on her website www.healthfuldietitian.co.uk
Dr Sandra McCutcheon
Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher, Compassion Trainer & Scientist
‘Sandra is the founder and principal facilitator of Mindfulness Skills4Life – a well-being organisation that offers mindfulness & meditation and compassion training and coaching. Her intention is to work alongside you to help you life your day to day life with less stress or strain and enhanced well-being through the practice compassion-based mindfulness.
Sandra been practicing mindfulness since 2011 and been teaching since 2015. She works compassionately, intuitively, sensitively and creatively with organisations, public groups, charities and with individuals on a 1-to-1 basis. Sandra also teaches mindfulness to children both within and out with the school environments, using programmes specially designed for young people, to help them feel calmer, more content and to enable them to cope better with the challenges they experience.
Why should we learn to be mindful and compassionate? “Our minds are busy and fast places (full of thoughts and thinking) and sometimes feel like they have a mind of their own! The mind and body can be a source of immense joy but through unintentional effort can cause us much pain and anguish too. This is not our fault and is thankfully is something that we can change though the combined understanding of modern brain science and training our minds using mindfulness meditation and compassion training”.
When practised regularly, compassion-based mindfulness and compassionate mind training, are effective tools which can help reduce anxiety, improve focus, attention and memory, and encourage feelings of well-being, self-compassion, kindness and happiness. Clients and collaborators have described Sandra’s facilitation style as non-judgemental, warm, kind, compassionate, human, natural, empathic and authentic. These attributes are borne from her personal practice, extensive and ongoing training and simply by being human in a modern world.
Prior to teaching mindfulness full-time Sandra was a Lead Researcher within the Neurobiology Department of the Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) where she and her team investigated a class of neurodegenerative disease affecting animals and humans. With some 18 years research experience, she was an internationally recognised scientist in her field, consulted with policy advisors for the Department of Health UK was an invited expert consultant for the World Health Organisation (WHO). In 2019, Sandra returned to her research roots once again and has taken up a visiting research fellow post (non-remunerated) at The University of Lincoln. She forms part of a supervisory team, researching the efficacy of a specific mindfulness-based intervention she teaches. The study will involve assessing the efficacy of the intervention on perceived emotional, mental and physical health and well-being of participants, as well as exploring physiological, biochemical and cognitive markers of stress.
Sandra’s mindfulness teacher-training pathway is accredited by the Mindfulness Association Ltd, UK and the Mindfulness in Schools Project. She adheres to the guidelines for teaching mindfulness described by the UK Network of Registered Mindfulness Teachers, and is required to undertake CPD, teaching assessments and regular supervision.’
More information about Sandra and how to book an appointment can be found on her website www.mindfulness-skills4life.co.uk
Specialist Occupational Therapist
‘Attended St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy, Exeter University. Graduated in 1996
I have spent most of my working life in the NHS, specialising in stroke rehabilitation and completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Stroke Rehabilitation in 2007.
I have excellent skills in all other aspects of assessment, rehabilitation and advice for physical illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis to name a few and I also offer assessments, rehabilitation and advice for falls and frailty, specialist seating and wheelchairs and reducing independence.
I am also able to complete assessments of your home and recommend appropriate equipment to maintain and promote independence such as bathing and toilet equipment, small aids to support cooking and getting washed and dressed and also all types of moving and handling equipment.
I live in Sleaford and I able to travel across the breadth of Lincolnshire and into bordering counties.’
To find out more go to www.nowchooseyou.co.uk
You can choose to work with other therapists who are not listed on this page. All therapists involved in your care will communicate regularly to help ensure they can each tailor your care most effectively and help to ensure that you receive the best care. All Associates of Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing, as detailed on this page, are either sole traders or limited companies, are working in their capacity as such and are liable for their own work.