Meet The Team

Parul Gandhi

Practice Manager
Parul started the orange Tree Clinic in July 2011 with her partner as a new business venture to run alongside KC Pharmacy which has been well established in Teddington for over 20 years. They now have a busy community pharmacy and holistic clinic whose philosophy is to sell natural and holistic ranges in conjunction with conventional medicine where possible to get you fit and healthy again. As a working mum she shares her time between the Pharmacy and Clinic to ensure there is a beautiful synergy between them.

Bernadette Douetil

Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Massage, Facials
Bernadette is a Holistic therapist practising a range of therapies including Massage, Reflexology, Facial Treatments using European Clays as well as Mother to Be and New Mother Massage. Bernadette started her business in Teddington 18 years ago and her philosophy has always been to develop a long term relationship with her clients to understand them and their lifestyles and tailor a programme which will provide balance and alleviate the stress of modern day living. With her range of therapies, essential oils and signature treatments she aims to create a new experience adding a special energy to your daily life.

Inga Street

Melt Bodywork, Reiki Master & Holistic Massage Therapist
Inga trained as a Bodywork therapist over 10 years ago and is also qualified as an ITEC holistic massage therapist and Reiki Master. Massage relaxes tension in the body and can be helpful in combating stress and relieving muscular trauma. Melt Bodywork is a gentle, yet powerful treatment, where the client lies down fully clothed on the massage couch following a brief initial consultation. Inga utilises the range of her therapies to give the clients a unique experience.

Judyta Zyrek

Herbal Medicine and Biomeridian Consultant
Judyta qualified as a medical herbalist with BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in the UK. She also runs food intolerance, vitamin and mineral deficiency testing using the MSAS system. Her main interest areas are: skin complaints, digestive disorders, PMS, IBS, Menopause, Stress, Fatigue, pains and other health concerns, where she applies her extensive knowledge of herbal medicine to suit patients individual needs. She also makes her own professional products in the form of teas and cream to support patients well being in a natural way.

Eileen Folan

Medical Herbalist & Nutritional Therapist
BSc (Hons) Life Sciences : Herbal Medicine
CNM Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition; BANT and CNHC registered

Eileen graduated as a Medical Herbalist with a BSc (1st class Honours) from the University of Westminster. She is also a qualified Nutritional Therapist and has been in practice since 2009.

Eileen’s interest in holistic health began whilst working in a non- medical role at BUPA, focused on understanding people’s health preferences and how these were met by orthodox medical systems.

Since leaving BUPA Eileen has enjoyed exploring the holistic world of natural medicine and training as a practitioner. Eileen enjoys working with clients to help them to find out how herbs can help them to maintain and restore health.

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A full consultation with Eileen will include a discussion of your current health issues in the context of your health history, lifestyle and diet. She will then agree an individual treatment plan with you, which will include an individual prescription for herbal medicine. This may include a herbal tincture, herbal tea, creams or ointments specific to your needs. Medicines are supplied at additional cost.

Eileen is passionate about the role of food and herbs in maintaining good health. Dietary advice is integral to Eileen’s Herbal Medicine treatment plans, but some clients may prefer to book a Nutritional Therapy consultation for a more detailed personal nutrition plan. Eileen is happy to discuss which route is best suited to your needs.

Sharon Start

TW11 Counselling and Psychotherapy

If you are thinking about commencing counselling, you may be wondering where to start and it is important that you feel comfortable and can trust the therapist you work with at this very early stage. I have over 10 years experience working as a qualified and registered psychotherapist and personally feel that providing a safe and confidential setting for our work together really does provide the best start for you.

You may wish to find a goal in your life or to think about and work towards a different approach to a difficult situation, or to life in general. I offer an intervention based on the idea that experiences and relationships from the past can sometimes affect the way we live our lives in the present. I have extensive experience in bereavement and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life. I provide long term interventions as well as short term therapy, working towards specific goals. I also offer couple counselling.

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My training is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I have experience working within the WPF’s Counselling and Psychotherapy service in London, and in a variety of other settings including higher education UKCP Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Member BACP Psychodynamic Psychotherapist FPC Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling- WPF Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies – University of Surrey Professional Member of Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) Professional Member Of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Certificate in Work place Mediation Sound clinical experience in short term goal orientated work. I have worked as a hospital therapist and am employed as a Counselling Assessment Consultant and Network therapist for an Employment Assisted Programme Provider, and have good in experience in an organistional setting. Clinical Case Manager Trained Mediator I have experience in work placed harassment providing advice and counselling.

Dr. James Jie Shen

BSc, MSc, PhD, MD / Acupuncture
Dr J Shen, was born into a six-generation Chinese medicine family. He began to study Chinese medicine and practised profound Taoist and Buddhist methods from a young age. He became an acupuncturist at 16.

Dr Shen obtained his Degree of Bachelor of medicine in The En Shi Medical College (1978); Degree of Master of Medicine in Chinese Medical Academy (1985); Degree of Doctor of Medicine in Beijing Medical University (1989). Other experience and qualifications include: senior lecturer training in Human Physiology in Xi An Medical University (1979-1981); postdoctoral training in Peking University (1990-1991); King’s College Hospital, (UK 1991-1992); Wellcome Research Laboratory (UK 1992-1993). Dr. Shen was the research director of Tai Chi Qigong Research Association in Beijing Medical University (1986-1989). Dr. Shen has won many national awards and prizes in medicine and Tai Chi; he has also published numerous medical papers.

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Dr. Shen has been teaching Tai Chi Qigong and practising Traditional Chinese Medicine in the UK since the early 1990s. He was the first Chinese instructor to introduce Tai Chi Qigong into Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and hold training course for western doctors in the UK (at Norwood Medical Centre). His Tai Chi Yi Gong was recognised and accepted by the PGEA (Postgraduate Educational Allowance) in 1995. His teaching was featured twice on British television.

His specialised areas: Headache and Migraine, Neuralgia, Fibromyalgia and Neck/back pain / Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attack, MS and CFS / Infertility, Menstrual disorder, Hot flushes and Period pain / Eczema, Asthma, Hay fever and Allergy / Breast Cancer, Cervical cancer, long cancer, Bower cancer and leukaemia

Jacky Hems

Nutritional Therapist, FdSc, DipION, mBANT, mCNHC
Jacky qualified as a nutritional therapist in 2011 from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, having previously started The Nutrition Mission in 2006. She believes passionately in health, fitness and well-being and believes that optimum nutrition lies at the heart of this.

She sees clients with a wide range of health issues, addressing the underlying causes rather than just the symptoms. She specialises in weight management, gastrointestinal health, pregnancy and post-pregnancy nutrition and hormonal support. She also runs group zest4life nutrition and weight loss programmes with a colleague in Hampton Hill and Twickenham.

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Jacky is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the professional body for Nutritional Therapists, and is bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice. She is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC), and is a recognised PruHealth Insurance Provider. She regularly attend seminars, workshops and lectures to ensure her knowledge of the nutrition industry is kept up to date.

Tracy Ferriss

LLSCH, RSHom – Homeopath
I have been in practice since qualifying in the year 2000 from the London School of Classical Homeopathy. I am registered with the Society of Homeopaths and I continue my professional development by attending lectures and holding meetings.I have worked both in health clinics and in salons around Middlesex and Surrey. I endeavour to offer a down to earth consultation and I enjoy working with therapists from other disciplines. An audit of my practice showed that since 2003, people that have been medically diagnosed also sought treatment with me for a variety of conditions such as stress, anxiety, catarrhal complaints, depression and fatigue.I encourage that patients maintain a good relationship with their GP and will refer back if tests are necessary. I strongly feel way that Homeopathy as a Complementary Medicine can bring a healthful change to children and adults alike.

Dr Anna Hemming

Dr Hemming set up ProStrata in 2010 and combines her work in aesthetics with her General Practice career in South West London.

She has developed her interest in dermatology, skin and ageing since starting her medical training 16 years ago. Dr Hemming undertook her medical degree at Bristol University Medical School where she also gained a musculoskeletal anatomy honours degree. She holds the MRCGP (membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners) She has established herself in aesthetic dermatology, working alongside leading trainers and pharmaceutical companies to bring her best skills to her clients. She treats a wide variety of skin problems and focuses on rejuvenation to reveal younger healthier more beautiful skin.

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Outside work Dr Hemming enjoys cycling, walking, try’s to keep fit and healthy. Anna often cycles to work which not only is faster but much greener than taking the car. She likes cooking, photography and catching up with the many friends made through her work in the Army (she used to be a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corp) and through working in interesting places like Jersey, Fiji, and several of the hospitals in the South of England. Her medical training has touched on specialties including Anaesthetics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, General internal medicine, General Practice and Emergency medicine. She has also worked as a private GP in London. Travel and meeting new interesting people has always fascinated her and she feels lucky to have the opportunity to meet many new faces in her daily work.

Etienne Van Niekerk

BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine MChS
Etienne has more than 15 years experience working with feet. He started his career in the running shoe industry where he worked with some of the big brands.

He completed his degree in Podiatric Medicien at the London Centre for Podatric Education. Since qualifying he continues to work in the NHS ( Teddington Hospital ) and Private Practice. He has a particular clinical interest in the treatment of high risk diabetes foot.

Etienne is qualified to prescribe certain prescription only medicine and is licensed to administer local anaeshetic. He is registered with the Health Professions Council and is a member of the society of Chiropody and Podiatrists.

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