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Meet The Team

Jemma Langford, Chiropracter at Southdowns Chiropractic Jemma Langford DC
Jemma has been practicing Chiropractic in the West Sussex and Hampshire areas for ten years; since graduating from the University of Glamorgan in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Chiropractic. Registered with both the General Chiropractic Council and the British Chiropractic Association, and recognised by all medical insurance companies.
It has always been her ambition to run her own Clinic. After qualifying in 2002 and working in the West Sussex and Hampshire area for eight years, she felt the time was right to go it alone.  The birth of her daughter in 2010 provided a natural break in her career, and the time to look into setting up her own clinic.
  Patrick Thomas – DC MChiro MRCC 
Patrick has 11 years experience in Chiropractic and says ‘I am determined to help people get out of pain and back to full health as quickly as possible. I specialise in identifying faulty muscular control and determining the best way of getting back to normal. When muscles work normally, joints also work normally. Living with my wife and two young daughters, I shifted my focus to pregnancy and paediatrics when the kids arrived.  I have undertaken extensive extra training in the care of children and mums-to-be and thoroughly enjoy working with these groups.’
Patrick is a member of the Association of Afferent Input Practitioners and of the United Chiropractic Association He is also fully registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
 comingsoon Vikki Wood – Foot Health Professional
Vikki has lived in Petworth since 2008.  She qualified in March 2009 through the SMAE College of Foot Health Professionals; and slowly built up her domiciliary practice. Following the birth of her son, William, in September 2010, she has not only extended her domiciliary practice but also her clinics; and started at Southdowns Chiropractic in April 2012.Vikki runs clinics at Southdowns on Wednesday mornings and some Saturdays.
Foot Health is very similar to Chiropody and Podiatry and comprises of cutting toenails and treating any painful places on your feet.  Vikki can treat problems such as Corns, callus, ingrown toenails and verrucae.
It is also very beneficial for diabetic patients to have regular foot checks to ensure good foot health.A lot of people forget to look after their feet but, as most of us are aware, when there is a problem with them, it can cause difficulties and discomfort.
So book an appointment with Vikki to make your feet more comfortable. www.great-feet.co.uk
laura-uphill Laura Uphill – Medical Herbalist and Nutritional Advisor
Laura has been a practicing Herbalist, treating adults, children and babies for thirteen years. Using classical Chinese Medicine as a diagnostic system, she combines nutritional advice, herbal treatments and specific Qigong exercises to regain health. She will find a logical, easy to follow solution to a healthy diet; tailored to each individual’s needs.
Her main aim is to educate people and enable them to take control of their health problems themselves.Laura also organises medicinal herb walks on The South Downs Way. These are to build your confidence in the safe use of local herbs, which will be identified and their applications discussed, for home use. laurauphill@t-online.de
  Nicola Donnelly-Clark – Sports Massage & Injury Therapist
Nicky is a qualified sports massage & Injury therapist, but you don’t have to be a ‘sporty type’ to benefit from her treatments!
She uses hands-on techniques such as kneading and manipulating soft tissue, muscles, tendons and ligaments, in order to prevent and treat injuries, and improve performance and efficiency of the muscular skeletal system.
Sports massage tends to be a deeper and more intense treatment. Nicky is also currently studying to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Selena Collins BSc (Hons) MA LicAc PGCE – Acupuncturist
Acupuncture is often used to treat painful conditions such as migraine, lower back pain and osteoarthritis. It is also used to help people with a range of conditions from anxiety to infertility.
Selena gained her BSc in acupuncture from the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) which is affiliated to the University of Greenwich.
Selena practices Traditional, Five Element and Classical Stems and Branches acupuncture to formulate her treatments according to each patient’s specific, holistic needs.
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), with whom she is registered, ensure practitioners adhere to strict codes of professional conduct to maintain ethical, disciplined and safe practice at all times.
Using Traditional, 5 Element and Classical Stems and Branches acupuncture as well as moxibustion and cupping techniques, treatments are formulated very precisely for the individual. Acupuncture takes a whole person view to address symptoms and root causes of conditions to support your body to use its own innate healing ability. Some people use it to maintain balance and harmony in good health.
Treatments are designed to improve immediate symptoms but also to benefit the patient on a deeper level from where imbalances may have their root.
The aim of the traditionally trained acupuncturist is to produce relief from symptoms, re-balance the body/mind and to promote a sense of well-being for each patient. You may notice that other symptoms in addition to those you primarily want treated, improve after acupuncture.
Selena says “I’m particularly interested in fertility care, family health and psycho-emotional issues but the thing I love most about acupuncture is the wide range of possibilities it opens up to me as a practitioner and to the people who come to my clinic.  Every day is different and each person I see is unique.”
 2012-06-19 14.51.35-2 Patrick M D Hunter MBACP (Accred) Counsellor / Psychotherapist.  BUPA recognised.
Counselling/Psychotherapy can help with many, if not all, of the difficulties that we experience in life. Inspired from attending a talk on Counselling, in the late ‘90’s, Patrick qualified and began practice as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2002. Since qualifying he continued to develop his experience, working in a variety of settings and with a wide range of client groups.
Patrick holds a strong belief in the Person Centred Approach to Counselling, and also draws on his awareness and experience of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Drama and Expressive Therapies. He has also qualified in Person Centred Supervision and Group Facilitation, and he teaches at University of Chichester.
“As a Counsellor/Psychotherapist my aim is to offer you a space and a relationship of trust and safety, truth and openness, a space in which you can begin to fully explore your Self and all that is happening for you now. I will enable you to do this in a supportive environment, free from judgement, evaluation, advice or guidance. Over my 14 years in practice I have worked with clients who have come along experiencing, or with experience of, issues including : depression . low self-worth . anxiety . anger . addiction . bullying . sexual abuse . domestic violence . bereavement . mental health crisis . difficulties at work . relationship breakdown . sex & sexuality . struggling with change . and sometimes an .. “I just don’t know!” “.If you have any questions as all, please feel welcome to make contact.
  Sally Gurnham – Receptionist
Sally lives in Slindon with her husband, son, 4 dogs and 4 cats! In her spare time she runs her own business as a Neals Yard Remedies Organic Consultant www.uk.nyrorganic.com./shop/sallygurnham
Sally Newsom Davis – Receptionist
Sally lives in Petworth and has worked locally for many years. She has always had horses and in her spare time she does Carriage Driving with disabled adults. She also keeps herself fit as an ardent boot camper!
 comingsoon Izzi Harte – Receptionist
Izzi is our Saturday receptionist. She lives locally with her family, and is currently studying at college.
 Rachel Pryer – Receptionist
Rachel lives locally with her husband and Son, performing artist Ben Pryer. She has 2 dogs, one of which is a puppy that keeps her very busy!