our therapists


the profile list of our therapists

Alison Hughes

  Indian Head Massage

  Swedish Massage

  Reflexology

Coming from a mental health background I became interested in the body and mind. Following my Mental Health Qualification and wanting to make a contribution to the health of others, my next aims were to gain qualifications in alternative therapies. I am qualified in Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage and Reflexology. I also qualified as a Dru Yoga Teacher in 2013 and run local classes.

I became self-employed in 2017 to dedicate my time to working in a holistic way through therapies, Adult Yoga, Children Yoga Meditation/Mindfulness and relaxation for children and adults.

In 2018 I started mindfulness training which I hope to keep studying to 2020 so I can become a mindfulness teacher.

Appointments can be made every second Tuesday for Indian Head Massage, Reflexology or Swedish Massage.

Ana Duarte

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life work

  Extraction work

  Feather Stone Energy Healing

  Reiki

  Crystal Healing

I have always known from a young age, that the physical world is nothing but a reflection of the spiritual world. Throughout my life, I've walked a few spiritual paths in search of healing and inner peace. In 2008, I received my 1st REIKI attunement; and in 2009, on the day I became a REIKI Master and Teacher, I also saw for the first time two of my power animals, which put me in the path of Shamanism. A year later, I immersed in a deep inner journey in search of my true self.

In my Spiritual search, in 2013, I decided to incorporate shamanism in my daily life and for this I enrolled at the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre and I have completed up to advanced level of shamanic studies. The Shamanic path has helped me grow and flow, it has also helped me find within me the unending gift of love and compassion. Now, it is my wish to share my medicine with the world and help others awake to the universal truth that we are all One and Love and Compassion are the foundation of Creation.

I've been supporting, with love in my heart, the Planetary Healing Centre's charitable work since 2014 in various positions including as a therapist in the project. I want to give something back.

Ann Fowler

  Indian Head Massage

  Emotional Freedon Technique (EFT)

  Reiki

  Aromatherapy Facial

  Crystal Healing

  Hopi Ear Candle Therapy

  Befriending work

  Feather Stone Energy Healing

  Massage

Ann is a Reiki Master/Teacher with full certification and insurance accreditation in all therapies she offers. She has been practicing for over 20 years mainly in Edinburgh and District. She also offers REIKI trainings and Crystal Healing trainings throughout the year.

Ann is a mother, a grandmother and is always fully present with an open heart ready to help others. She also does befriending work for those going through difficult times and needing a listening ear. She has has received a few awards at the Planetary Healing Centre for her commitment and the love she gives through her work.

As well as the Planetary Healing Centre in Portobello, Ann also works from "A therapy for you" in Leith, Bonnington Bond, Anderson Place, where she offers private therapies and a Low Cost Clinic.

www.atherapyforyouinleith.com

Annie Crombie

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life work

  Extraction work

  Psychopomp work

  Feather Stone Energy Healing

  Angel Healing

  Karuna Reiki

At the age of 17 I had a spontaneous Awakening, the first time I ever tried to meditate. This seemed incredible to me and set me on a path to find out the true nature of Reality, Consciousness, myself.

I trained as an artist /painter. Then I was naturally drawn to the teachers of the Non -Dual Traditions like Advaita Vedanta, to the mystic Rumi, contemporary mystic Caroline Myss and the Healing Traditions.

I trained in Qigong and then in the root of all Traditions -the Shamanic Way. It was the missing link. For me Soul Retrieval is the most effective method of healing I've found and it is my great joy to offer Shamanic Healing at the Holistic Health Project at the Planetary Healing Centre and in my private practice- Eagle Medicine Healing.

 There is a field beyond right and wrong, I'll meet you there   - Rumi

Antony Nash

  Transformational Life Coaching

  Intuitive Birth Chart Readings

My journey as a seeker, teacher and healer began at a young age with astrology becoming my first passion. For 30 years I have studied and worked with the birth chart as a tool to bring insight, understanding and awareness to both myself and others. Doing many consultations over the years I began to find that much information and insight was coming not just from the chart but also intuitively. This intuitive aspect of my work has grown to allow me to connect with my clients, the birth chart and their life path in a deeper way.

Always seeking further avenues for supporting and assisting others in their lives and in their healing journey I was drawn to study and train in transformational life coaching as a means of guiding a person in exploring what is true for them, finding clarity about who they want to be, identifying the blocks that are holding them back and finding a path to heal and empower themselves to move forwards towards the life they want.

My own progress along the road to self knowledge has taught me to have compassion and patience for myself and for others. I do not perceive someone seeking guidance as lost but as actually ready to make an empowering leap forwards on their life path. For this reason I came to the realization that supporting others as they grow and deepen in self awareness is something I am deeply passionate about. And so, as a coach and as an astrologer, sharing in another person's journey towards greater freedom, fulfillment and joy truly feels like a privilege and a gift.


Transformational Life Coaching
60 minutes per session  ●  6 sessions recommended  ●  £65 per session

Life is a journey. And as with every journey we all experience times where we are unsure which road to take or how to take the next step on the road before us. If our vision of the path ahead is not clear we can find ourselves feeling stuck or dissatisfied without understanding why. Coaching can address any area of your life that you are ready to bring meaningful change to. From career, relationships and health/fitness to creativity, self esteem, life purpose and more, coac hing can support you in the process of uncovering what is true for you today and what the possibilities are for moving forwards in a way that feels authentically you. Regardless of the area of focus, the growth in self awareness that coaching can bring will bring greater understanding and fulfillment to all aspects of your life.

For maximum benefit the transformational coaching journey takes place over six sessions approximately 3 to 4 weeks apart. There is no obligation to commit to all six sessions in order to begin. I offer a free preconsultation before we begin in order to explain the coaching process and to answer any questions you may have.


Intuitive Birth Chart Readings
60 minutes per session  ●  £65 per session

The birth chart can give insight into a person's life challenges, lessons and experiences. It can help you to better understand why you are experiencing what you are experiencing and provide you with the tools and awareness you can use to move through the challenge. Current and future trends can be seen as the planets continue to interact with your chart, leading us towards ever greater levels of self understanding and growth. From relationships, work and money to the healing of old patterns and spiritual growth, learn how your life purpose and life lessons relate to your current life experience as shown in your birth chart, your blueprint for your life. Understand who you are and what you are here to do.

www.waypointcoaching.uk

Chloe Shand

  Swedish Massage

An intuitive empath with 20 years charity sector experience supporting people overcome trauma and difficult life circumstances. Reconnecting people to their own power is ultimately spiritual in nature and led me to Usui Reiki, energy work and massage to remove blockages at different levels.

Swedish massage is the basis for many massage therapies and is a grounding treatment to begin your healing journey or to complement self-care practises. It is the relaxing or energising manipulation of tissues to activate the self-healing mechanisms of the body. This releases physical toxins and stored emotions offering the opportunity to restore balance to your system. It is a powerful and practical way to connect and commit to self-love.

David Bate

  Kinetic Chain Release (KCR)

With a professional background in catering, writing and teaching, coupled with a deep personal interest in holistic health, nature connection and spiritual awakening, David brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Planetary Healing Centre team as a board of trustee member and as a therapist.

David trained in KCR in 2016 after receiving just one KCR treatment himself. None of the many other therapies David had received over the years had ever made him feel as good as KCR did. That was enough to convince him to become a qualified KCR practitioner.

Kinetic Chain Release is a simple yet extremely effective system of medically recognized and approved, gentle joint mobilisations and muscle stretches. This therapy realigns the physical body, bringing it back into balance and health quickly and easily, often providing a high degree of relief from chronic pain and discomfort.

Clients remain fully clothed throughout the session and only need to remove their socks and shoes. It is suitable for children and adults.

Emma Stout

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life work

  Extraction work

  Oncology massage

My name is Emma Stout and I am a holistic practitioner and healer born in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was a very sensitive child and became an energy healer at a young age. After my school years, I went on to study Massage, Holistic Therapies and Complementary Healthcare up to degree level from Edinburgh Napier University.

I come from a Scottish and Irish family of musicians, and have worked with many traditional tools for healing, balance and self-empowerment when travelling in South America, carrying deep respect for these cultures and teachings. These tools have helped me to connect to my heart and my own truth, and I have now begun to explore my Celtic healing roots. With that, I continue to integrate all that I learn into my life, which transfers into my work with others.

In 2010, I began offering a range of healing therapies to people of all ages, with differing needs and backgrounds, around Edinburgh and beyond. My work is from my heart and soul, and I continue to study and develop as a practitioner with my guides and teachers in Scotland, carrying their wisdom alongside my work.

My intention is to create a safe, nurturing and compassionate space for you to feel accepted as you are and to assist your healing process.

www.bluebutterflytherapies.com

Erika Brown

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life work

  Extraction work

  Seated Acupressure

When I was 12 years old I had my first connection with Quillamama (Mother Moon). At that time I never knew about 'spirituality', as my parents were strong evangelistic believers. The only thing I could enjoy in going to the church was when I was playing panpipes and quena (Peruvian flute) in a religious/folklore group, with whom I used to travel locally and to every corner of the Peruvian coast, mountain and Amazon. We were called Jesus Christ's Messengers. I must admit that our music has been the most unforgettable experience that I never ever wanted to leave behind. The time arrived and when I was 16 years old my parents told me to leave the religious group to focus and pursue my future with a professional career, so this is what I did. I was studying accounting - something that did not make me happy but pleased my parents. That was until I felt such a big connection with learning a new language - English. This course was the most expensive one and, for my dad, looking after my other five siblings, it was just that bit too expensive. So I set up a goal and said to myself if I managed to finish studying Accounting I will get a job and pay for myself something that I really love most, and this is exactly what happened. After 1 year of working at an accountancy office and studying English at the same time, I decided to move from the capital, Lima, to the mountains in Cuzco to become independent and experience a life of freedom from the care of my family. This was unusual for a Latin AmErikan woman; usually, we stay at home with parents until up to our mid-thirties! After staying in Cuzco for a month, I organised my life and planned to stay there forever. Then something magical happened, I met my husband after living there for 2 years, and we decided to move to Scotland to start a new life together. During this transition, I had this feeling there was something missing that I always kept to myself, the real meaning of the connection I had with the Quillamama and releasing my emotions talking to her. My husband, Marc-John, gave me some great support and introduced me to my current shamanic teacher, and since the moment I met her, everything made sense in my life.

I've been working shamanically with her and her husband for 7 years now and since the moment I fell pregnant 5 years ago, this path of nature has made my soul and being even stronger than before. I understood the meaning of why I came here to Earth; my purpose in life is to bring the message of love and healing from our ancestors - channelled through their ceremonies, shamanic journeys, connection with our animal powers, and to make our minds, souls and physical bodies work in complete harmony. The main message that the spirits always say to me is: "enjoy every second of breathing in and out from your lungs because the universe will always be by your side".

The connection between the woman and the tree

W: Dear tree, I came here to tell you that I can't stand this life anymore. I cannot live like these people, disrespecting each other. There is no appreciation for my sacrifice to make things better. I feel weak with no energy to keep going with this uncertainty called life.

T: Dear daughter, I did not bring you to receive this mistreatment. I gave you birth to become a strong warrior, to leave your signature in the stars, to become a woman. Now wipe up your tears and show them that you are strong and good enough to keep going with this life; stamp your path of empowerment in the lives of the women in this world, because this is what you truly are, a strong warrior!! Pachamama is looking after you to keep you grounded, and the stars blink upon you with unconditional love.

Gayle Baird

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life Work

  Extraction Work

  Feather Stone Energy Healing

  Reiki

Gayle's shamanic and energetic work assists her clients to connect with the inner healer. Her passion is empowerment of the client through strengthening bonds with the dream-life, nature and the body. Deeply attuned to nature and its cycles, Gayle works closely with native plants and elemental spirits, weaving Celtic, North AmErikan and South AmErikan traditions with intuited, heart-led techniques. Her own journey through illness has gifted her a transformative path of initiation and heart-opening. She has studied at the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre and with elders in France, India, Brazil and Peru.

Grandmother Dot

  Reiki Healing

  Feather Stone Energy Healing work

  Crystal Healing

Privately, as well as the above therapies, Dot also offers Angel Cards Readings

Dot is a Reiki Practitioner who has a love for holistic therapies. . She is highly intuitive and psychic, very sensitive and caring. She loves her voluntary work at the Holistic Health Project and she is very respected by staff and clients alike.

Dot is a mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother.

Private sessions on any of the above therapies and readings with Dot can be arranged by appointment at the Centre.

Julie Talbot

  Acupuncture

  Reflexology

  Crystal Reflexology

  Seated Acupressure

Julie Talbot is offering Acupuncture and Reflexology for relaxation, energy balance and better health.

Trained and insured, Julie will provide a relaxing, healing, confidential and therapeutic experience.

Having worked with people for a great deal of time has given Julie a strong drive to help people to feel better, which has led her to a career in natural medicine.

Both Reflexology and Orthopaedic Acupuncture promote the body's natural healing mechanisms. The former is a relaxing massage to the feet wich removes blockages and promotes healing; the latter focusses on the joints of the body, working with body's meridians to promote healing and alleviate joint pain.

Lindsay Irvine

  Counselling

My name is Lindsay and I hope to provide a down-to-earth, accepting and reassuring counselling relationship for us to explore issues together. You may be feeling low or anxious, or be dealing with depression, abuse from the past or other issues. I respect the courage it takes to seek help and open up about difficult things, and I am happy to receive emails if you have any questions at all.

Fees

Sessions are £45 for 50 minutes. I offer a half-hour initial consultation session for £20, or a free chat on the phone for 15 minutes to talk about what you are looking for. There is no expectation that you proceed. If you decide to have sessions, the number of sessions is flexible depending on what you want.

What to Expect

In the first few sessions, I might ask a lot of questions to find out more about you and what you want. In a typical counselling session, we can explore your difficulties together, to try to understand them. We can look at ways to improve coping methods. Also in counselling sessions, I will ask about your feelings, to help you to get in touch with them and express them. I might sometimes suggest pausing and paying attention to how the body is feeling. We might talk about how emotions are ‘felt' in the body. This type of body-oriented work is called 'Somatic Experiencing' and is particularly useful when you are dealing with trauma.

Professional Accreditation

I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I am a fully qualified counsellor. I attend monthly supervision of my work. I adhere to the BACP ethical framework. This means I always have your well-being, safety, and confidentiality at the heart of my work, and practice with respect and sincerity: see here:

www.bacp.co.uk

Mandy Peat

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life Work

  Extraction Work

  Psychopomp work

Mandy is a shamanic practitioner who walks the path of the heart, holding deep reverence for the ancient ways and she has trained with the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre up to advanced level.

Newton Harper

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life work

  Extraction work

  Psychopomp work

  Energy Healing Feather Stone

Newton is a heart-centred practitioner with a profound understanding of earth energies. With a strong connection to the elemental energies since childhood, and a background in tree surgery and wildlife conservation, Newton is rooted in the glowing filaments of the natural world. He has completed up to advanced level of shamanic training with the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre.

Newton is especially attuned to bird spirit medicine. His skills include powerful hands-on healing and deep soul retrieval. He works with sea, woodland and mountain spirits, and is particularly drawn to the Peruvian healing arts.

A grounded and sensitive shamanic practitioner, he is committed to the empowerment of others through helping them nurture their own connection to spirit through nature, balancing sky and earth within and without.

Newton is a trustee at the Planetary Healing Centre and also supports the maintenance of our Community Woodland.

Newton offers private sessions at the Planetary Healing Centre and he can also travel to you.

Renata Falesnikova

  Traditional Thai Foot Massage

  Hopi Ear Candle Therapy

  Indian Head Massage

  Facial Rejuvenation

Renata is a passionate therapist determined to provide excellent services to her clients. Since she had a deep spiritual awakening filled with gratitude at 15 her lifelong journey of learning the rules of the game of life, self-development and self-understanding begun. During her learning journey she has started studying nutritional therapy. She is willing to travel to client's home to provide her therapies.

She also takes care of the library at the Planetary Healing Centre.

Roberta Giovedi

  Balinese Massage

  Abdominal Massage

  Indian Head Massage

  Ayurvedic Face & Head Massage

  Cupping facial

  Feather Stone Energy Healing

Roberta is a qualified Balinese massage therapist who has trained at the source with the School of Holistic Therapies in Bali. Since then Roberta has qualified also in Indian Head massage, Therapeutic massage with Chinese Cupping, Swedish massage, Ayurvedic Face Reflexology and Cupping Facial. Roberta's massage is holistic and intuitive and aims to bring balance in the body, mind and soul. Roberta is also a trained Feathers Stone Shamanic and a Reiki practitioner. Roberta‘s treatment can be a combination of massage and healing. Her tailormade massage, that sees a unique combination of different techniques, looks at all aspect of being, body, mind and spirit. Being also a yoga teacher trainee, Roberta combines relaxing massage with deep tissues, alignment and stretching techniques to help the body in its whole.

Balinese Massage

Balinese massage is a full body, deep tissue, holistic treatment. It uses a combination of gentle stretches, long strokes, acupressure and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood and lymph as well as oxygen and 'chi' (energy) around your body.

Whether you need some help to relax or you need an uplifting massage, this treatment will help you feel calm but it will also boost your circulation and target knotted tissue to address pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. Also, It brings a sense of well-being, calm and deep relaxation.

Abdominal Massage

Abdominal massages can help stimulate the muscles and organs of the abdomen, it is a no-invasive manipulation that allows to restore the natural flow of energy in the centre of the body where the emotions and intuitions reside. Abdominal massage is very effective for a number of ailments like IBS, constipation, PMS, anxiety and depression; and it has a powerful healing effect on the lower chakras.

Indian Head massage

This is a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment based on the ancient Ayurvedic principles according to which the whole body is mirrored in our face. The therapist will apply gentle pressure on Marma points or vital energy points to help rebalance all body systems. The treatment involves working over the scalp, neck, ears and face with a variety of massage techniques with and without oils. Finally the face is massaged with a Kasa Wand, a traditional Ayurvedic Reflexology tool to help to remove excess toxins and reinforce the beneficial effects of this treatment for localised issues such as headaches, anxiety, sinus congestion, jaw tension and stress.

Cupping facial

This is a suction cupping technique from ancient Chinese Medicine that lifts, tone, plump facial muscles. The relaxing facial increases circulation and nutrients to the skin, increases lymphatic flow and reduces inflammation. This treatment helps with relaxing neck and jaw muscles, unblock sinus and also... will make you look younger.

Feather Stone Energy Healing

Using a feather and stones as tools, this work cleanses and balances the energy field removing negative energies. By upholding unconditional love and channelling healing energy and support to you, the energy healing work helps to raise your vibration and remove energetic blockages that keeps you from moving forward. This work keeps your energy field strong, hence supporting you in many ways. The integrity and humility of the energy worker keeps the purity and clarity of the energy; and it can go very deep in deed.

Susan Cotterill

  Shamanic Healing

  Soul Retrieval

  Power Retrieval

  Past Life Work

  Extraction Work

  Psychopomp Work

  Energy Healing

  Feather Stone Healing

I work from my heart, and compassion and love are central to my work with others. I have a deep connection to spirit, nature and to Mother Earth and I respect the ancient healing ways. I believe that it is through this connection that we can find our authentic selves, receive healing, and find true reality and consciousness.

I worked for many years as a lead therapist in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in the NHS before retiring in 2016. During my time in the NHS, I introduced various alternative therapies into the mainstream clinical work of the service, including Yoga, Sound Therapy, Qigong, Animal Assisted Therapy, Art Therapy and Mindfulness.

I have practiced and taught yoga for over 30 years and I am a Mindfulness teacher and therapist, Qigong teacher, Sound Therapist and a Counsellor. I trained in Shamanic Healing with The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre and working as a shamanic practitioner has been a life changing and a truly beautiful journey.

I live in the hills of the Scottish Borders with my husband, Kevin, and our large family of rescued animals . I have volunteered, for many years, with two charities in India, a street child rescue and an animal charity and volunteer with a local brain injury charity in the borders as well as volunteering with The Planetary Healing Centre.

I work as an independent life celebrant, creating bespoke and unique ceremony for life events, such as funerals, weddings, baby blessing and naming, renewal of vows and other rites of passage. I also offer private therapies and workshops and can be found at Red Lotus Wellbeing.

I am currently training as an Interfaith Minister and I believe that all humans have a deep need to connect with the spiritual part of their being and that, ultimately, we are all simply human beings just finding our way... in our own way.

I work in the spirit of Ahimsa - no harm - and my practice is to bring kind, gentle attention to every session.

Alison Buckle

  Reflexology

  Mindfulness Meditation

  Embodied Meditation & Somatic Meditation

  Feather Stone Energy Healing

My name is Ali and I originally trained as a medical doctor. Over the years I became increasingly interested in holistic forms of medicine, more subtle levels of healing and the benefits of achieving balance - physically, emotionally and spiritually - in our lives.

I gradually moved away from conventional medicine and trained in reflexology (great bridge between conventional and holistic medicine) and Mindfulness Meditation, which has many powerful benefits to both physical and mental health. I also trained in Judith Blackstone's Realization Process - a process that reconnects us with our own bodies for grounding, healing and release of trauma.

During this time I embarked on my Shamanic training and experienced a profound sense of returning home. Many early experiences, my relationships with animals, the environment and with my dreams finally made sense. This will be a lifelong journey and I'm deeply grateful to be on this path.

Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient holistic therapy, which aims to help restore the body to its balance naturally. It is based on the theory that different points on the feet, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body and that these points can be stimulated through gentle pressure in order to balance the flow of energy. Reflexology promotes healing and has been found to improve sleep, mood and general wellbeing, as well as being deeply relaxing. Everyone is unique and reflexology sessions are tailored to your individual requirements.

With Reflexology (but not with the other therapies) I operate a loyalty scheme where after the 5th session the 6th session is half price.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation has now been extensively studied and shown to have potentially profound impacts on many areas of our physical and emotional health, relationships and work or creative performance.

Physical benefits include improvement in chronic pain, diabetes, immune system, heart disease and blood pressure. It's especially helpful in reducing stress and anxiety, boosting self-esteem and increasing general wellbeing. There are further links to improving relationships through empathy, understanding and communication.

One-to-one Mindfulness sessions will concentrate on developing your daily Mindfulness practice as well as in-depth work on an area that you would like to focus on. Some examples of these are anxiety, stress, managing pain, communication & relationships, unblocking creativity or increasing self-esteem.

Mindfulness Meditation with Alison

Embodied Meditation (realisation process) & Somatic Meditation

The Realization Process is a direct path to embodied non-dual awakening, where we explore our own fundamental consciousness and sense of existence as an individual and at the same time connected to everything around us. These meditative exercises show us how to feel more richly alive and at home in our own bodies. This is a gentle and nurturing process that can allow the release of trauma, promote healing from physical injuries or simply help us to be more comfortable and confident in our daily lives as a result of being fully grounded.

Somatic Meditation, developed by Reginald Ray, PhD, focuses on the body as the 'place' of meditation developing a meditative consciousness that is grounded in sensations, physical awareness and body intuition. Some approaches to meditation can be very ungrounding and conceptual but by drawing our energy and focus into the body, we connect with the inherent stillness and awareness that is already present. We can call on our strength and inner wisdom and reawaken the deep peace that already exists within our physical selves.

Feather Stone Energy Healing

Feather Stone healing uses the gentle power of feather and stones to balance and cleanse the auric field and the chakras. By channeling unconditional love and inner, ancient healing knowledge blockages can be removed and energy can be moved, transmuted and transformed, strengthening and restoring the energetic field.