How it works for Living Tree Members
The Living Tree has a Partnership scheme with local complementary therapists who are able to offer their services at a special rate to Living Tree members. The list of participating therapists can be found below and on our printed listings available at our Friday afternoon meetings in The Friends Meeting House.
The use of a therapist on the Partnership list will be treated in confidence and only known by the Therapist, the member using their service and the Living Tree Partnership Link officer. Only the Living Tree member and their partner/carer will be eligible to use this Partnership arrangement. Any children of a member seeking therapy will be signposted to the appropriate statutory services.
Living Tree members who wish to use the services of any of the therapists on our list will be issued with a ‘6 free sessions’ card. This will entitle the holder to 6 free sessions of a therapy of their choosing. All 6 sessions may be with one therapist or may be used with up to 6 different therapists. After a therapy is given, the Therapist will sign and date the member’s card and send an invoice to The Living Tree Partnership officer for reimbursement.
When the member has received 6 therapy sessions and their card is full, they are asked to return the card to the Partnership Link officer and will have to meet the costs of further therapies themselves. The Card will show the date of issue and the member is asked to use that card within 6 months. In exceptional circumstances, the trustees may consider the need for further support and use their discretion to issue another 6-session card.
How to use the card
Step 1: Contact the Living Tree Therapist Partnership Link officer in confidence for a ‘6 free sessions’ card to be issued to you. The card will show your name, the date of issue and expiry.
Step 2: Contact the Therapist you have chosen from the list found on the Living Tree website or on the printed pages and make a booking.
Step 3: Take the card with you to each therapy session you attend and ask the therapist to stamp or sign and date your card.
Step 4: When your card is full, please return it to the Living Tree Therapist Partnership Link officer.
The therapists in Partnership with The Living Tree listed below are able to offer their services in person, face to face or by telephone, email or Zoom, as appropriate. If you feel you would like to use these therapists via the Therapist Partnership please contact our Partnership Link officer Carol Banks via email@example.com for more information.
No Hands Body Massage
Amanda is a No Hands Body Massage Practitioner.
NO HANDS Massage integrates neuro-muscular, myofascial and trigger point release in a unique and effective way with zero strain to the practitioner. It is deep, releasing, rejuvenating and nourishing; the client can choose from a variety of different styles depending on their specific needs, so can have a deep and releasing massage or a lighter more fluid treatment.
Sue Howse is accredited by the UK Teachers Network as a Mindfulness Teacher. She is a BACP accredited psychotherapist and has a Certificate (Bangor University) in Teacher-training & Mindfulness.
She is currently offering Group Mindfulness at The Living Tree Friday Drop in, Bridport every other Friday afternoon.
She also offers Mindfulness focused support on a one to one basis.
Holistic and Complementary treatments
Katherine offers a variety of Holistic and Complementary treatments, including Aromatherapy Massage, full body massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and Crystal Therapy.
She also offers Counselling, including Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to relieve stress and anxiety, and Hypnosis to deal with sleep, anxiety and stress problems.
Clinical & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy
Michelle is a professional practitioner of Clinical & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy.
Working from her practice, both virtually using Zoom, and in person, Michelle can help people even when they are unable to travel, either due to their symptoms or their immunosuppressed state while in between their treatments.
Clinical Hypnotherapy can help with the following symptoms and conditions:-
Stress; Anxiety; Fear; Phobia; Trauma; Sleep; Behavioural Habit Breaking ( foods/weight, smoking etc) ; Anger Management; Pain Management; Panic Attacks; Bereavement, Grief and Loss; Emotional Distress; Depression; Confidence Building; Motivation; Goal setting. and much more.
Massage, reflexology, Tripudio
Julia is a natural health therapist, movement specialist and tutor with 20 years’ experience in health care.
Specialising in complementary therapies and utilizing a range of massage techniques and reflexology, Julia tailors her treatments to her client’s needs. She offers:
- Aromatherapy massage with lymphatic massage.
- M technique, gentle holistic manual therapy.
- Reflexology, and Reflex lymph drainage (RLD.)
- Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) for lymphoedema.
- Holistic massage with fascia work for tension.
- Scar treatment post-surgery alone or in combination.
- Deep Oscillation for lymphoedema, scar work, injury etc.
- Tripudio movement.
Dr Dianne Dowling
Coaching and Counselling Therapist for living and working with cancer
Dianne provides a safe space for clients to explore their own pathway back to wellness. Coaching and counselling techniques are used in her sessions to move patients forward in a gentle and purposeful way. Coaching helps clients acquire a greater awareness of what it is they want to achieve or change.
Clients will be introduced to a variety of learning ideas and approaches like resilience and mindfulness practices.
In her counselling sessions Dianne uses IMCP (Individual Meaning-Centred Psychotherapy) for patients with advanced cancer. This approach enables clients to explore their ‘legacy of now’ a legacy that has been given and a legacy that one lives and will give.
Sessions can be either in person or virtual via Zoom or telephone, usually lasting for an hour and usually over six sessions. Email support is offered between sessions.
Tripudio Movement Instructor
Karen is currently offering Tripudio classes as well as one to one sessions.
Tripudio is movement with a focus on the fluid systems of the body, including the lymphatic system and the cardiovascular system. Principles from manual lymphatic drainage massage are combined with fascia (connective tissue) release techniques and translated into movements.
Tripudio classes start and finish with a specifically designed warm-up and cool-down sequence that follows the protocol of manual lymphatic drainage and focuses on balance. The rest of the class is a combination of connective tissue stretching, non-weight bearing gentle strengthening and low impact aerobic dances set to music. Exercise is gentle to avoid fatigue and overexertion of the venous system.
The class can be taken standing or seated. Tripudio is therefore ideally suited to mixed levels of fitness and everyone can work to his or her own ability.
Humanistic counselling & psychotherapy
Rob Powell offers person-centred humanistic relational counselling and psychotherapy. Based on existential philosophy, cognitive and behavioural processes and neurobiology. Rob is based at Hogchester Farm, Charmouth: