Meet the Practitioners
Toto has worked in the worlds of advertising, PR, music and film for the past two decades. Industries that offer lots of ‘excitement’ but very little in the way of wellness or balance. This mirrored a lot of his upbringing. His father ‘escaped’ the Troubles in Northern Ireland and his working-class roots to find fame on British TV but struggled with numerous mental health battles. His brother Hugo tragically lost his life to depression.
Through his own journey to tackle his anxiety (and recent ADHD diagnosis) – Toto has become acutely aware of a lack of mental health support in creative industries and across all sections of society. He trained as a YTT200 hour breath-based Hatha yoga teacher in 2020 and is completing a Yoga Alliance 80 hour meditation coaching course. He’s passionate about improving health and happiness in society and volunteers with St John Ambulance, is a board trustee of ThickSkin (not for profit theatre company), and recently joined Revival Food & Mood as strategic committee member.
Toto strives to spread awareness on how yoga can be used as a tool to improve mental health – it invites inner stillness, unifies mind and body, and helps with everything from stress to mood. He’s also passionate about showing people how yoga is for everyone, regardless of experience or flexibility.
Toto will be offering group yoga sessions for everyone, but especially for anyone who may never have tried yoga before, or may think they are not flexible enough.
As an award winning Multi-trained Therapist and Therapeutic Coach, Tracey is on a mission to help women bust midlife distress; particularly traumatic experiences, overwhelm and stress, which may start to unravel during Menopause, impacting on quality of life. Tracey’s focus is to help you to reflect, rebalance, relax and restore, so that they feel rejuvenated and able to smile again.
Having found that modern medicine was not proving helpful, during her own perimenopause, she went on a search, to find ways to empower her health and wellness naturally. She trained in various therapies that worked for her; so scientifically and personally, she has a toolkit that can help you to find yourself again.
Over 3 decades of experience as an Occupational Therapist, has been married together with Coaching skills, Complementary Therapies and Remedial Hypnosis, to work with you, using a whole person heart-centred approach to health, wellness and happiness.
Tracey has extensive experience working in various sectors, including the NHS, Social Services, private practice, charities and running her own business, MOTH Therapies. Specialist areas of work have included, chronic health conditions, mental health, acquired brain injuries, neurological conditions, and women’s health. She also supports Revival, as a member of their Strategic Committee.
What will Tracey be offering?
1 client or 1 workshop each month.
1 x 1:1 client per month for Therapeutic coaching (1-3 sessions maximum, via Zoom, or face to face)
What is Therapeutic Coaching?
Therapeutic coaching draws on various theories of coaching, counselling, psychology, CBT and somatic awareness, to support you and meet you where you are at. As your coach, I will walk alongside you, listening, questioning, and guiding you to connect with yourself using curiosity, so YOU can find the answers you are looking for. It is a heart centred trauma sensitive approach to help women heal.
- Menopause 101
- HRT and other things to help manage Menopause
- How to sleep soundly
- Practical ways to relax and meditate
- Tips for managing stress and achieving balance
Click here to visit Tracey’s website.
You can contact Tracey via email, telephone (07788 714 588) or via her social media.
I am Cassie, a qualified Herbalist, who runs the Therapy Tea Bar inside the wonderfully unique Revival Cafe. I embarked on my herbal journey after being diagnosed with two neurological illnesses during the pandemic.
I found the power of herbs, after turning to alternative methods when the side effects of my prescribed medications were wreaking havoc on my body. I started using herbs to support my health and wellbeing, which in-turn led to me finding a passion, not only for herbs but to help others, like me who want to find alternative ways to manage and support their own health.
I will be offering consultations and support to find the best herbal remedies to suit your specific health needs.
Click here to visit Cassie’s website.
Eva’s scientific background has equipped her with a deep understanding of the interactions between biochemical mechanisms and the symptoms we experience. Beyond the quick fixes and faddy diets, Eva can help you gain a better understanding of the root cause of your symptoms and empower you to make informed and targeted changes to your diet and lifestyle. Although Eva has a special interest in female hormones, she works with a wide range of health concerns including digestion issues/gut health, sleep issues, hormone imbalances, stress, fatigue, skin problems, headaches, weight management, immunity and fertility.
Eva can also work with you if you don’t have any particular issues but simply want to make sure you are functioning at your best. Eva will be offering individual and group sessions as part of the Mental Health Bank.
Click here to visit Eva’s website.
Julie has suffered with anxiety since childhood (long before she knew that’s what it was) and it is this lived experience, along with her training, that informs a lot of her coaching.
She works with clients to help them understand their anxiety & develop coping strategies to reduce their symptoms, increase their confidence & self-worth to feel happier, healthier & more in control.
She creates a warm, supportive, wholly confidential environment for her clients to progress and make positive changes in their lives; to get from where they are, to where they want to be.
Coaching is a powerful tool that can help individuals overcome the challenges that hold them back from living a happy, fulfilled life. Anxiety is one such challenge that can be debilitating and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
A brief description of what I will be offering during my gifted hours at Revival: I will be offering my coaching services on a 1:1 basis to those who feel that anxiety & lack of confidence is holding them back from living a happy, fulfilled life. During our sessions, we will work together to identify the root causes of your anxiety & develop strategies to manage it. You will gain the tools & techniques you need to better cope but most importantly, you will have the support & understanding of someone who has been there.
Selina (aka Bowen Whitstable) is passionate about helping her local community regain balance, physical integration and calm throughout their body and nervous system with the gentle discerning touch of Bowen Therapy.
What is Bowen Therapy?
A naturally gentle and non-invasive manual therapy suitable for all the family. Bowen Therapy is targeted to release any underlying dysfunction. Assessed Treatments are tailored to the individual and treatment is given over light clothing
How has Bowen helped my clients?
Physical health: Back pain, neck, pelvic pain, joint issues, chronic fatigue, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulders, tendonitis, sports injuries, nerve pain, whiplash, fibromyalgia, hyper-mobility syndrome, headaches and migraines, asthma, hay fever
Emotional health: Anxiety, work stress, allergies, digestion, sleep issues, concentration, pandemic overload
Life Cycles: Hormone imbalance, PMT, migraine, fertility, pregnancy, new born babies, post partum, menopause, and big life changes
Selina’s gifted sessions as part of the Mental Health Bank will work with individuals on their needs, they will be approx 50 minutes long.
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Jeulz Gambrill is a Coach/keyworker for a local Homeless charity. She is a Cognitive Psychologist & artist, who uses Creative Art Therapeutics to enhance individuals’ emotional mapping & create beautiful diversions.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”
– Maya Angelou.
I was born and raised in glorious Whitstable, and have worked in Educational Settings developing and tutoring Art Projects and Intervention sessions. Both the processes and results have been joyous, inspirational and collaborative. I have exhibited in local galleries and Art Trails and fairs, here and in East Sussex.
I was fortunate to be invited to display some of my stone carvings in Canterbury Cathedral. I paint frequently to alleviate any anxieties, and to refocus my mind.
‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”
– Pablo Picasso.
I will offer a calm, supportive and uplifting creative environment at the wonderful Revival cafe. We will create artworks/projects in a variety of mediums and themes, reflect on them, chat , and share our personal insights. Visual arts help us to focus on positive life experiences & enhance our self-worth. Its benefits are exciting and enormous.
Penny is a Holistic Pilates Teacher at PH Balance, she studied at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and the Centre for Homeopathic Education.
Penny will be offering sessions that will help you reconnect with your body with Holistic Pilates and Mindful exercise for all abilities.
You will be learning to safely and effectively Stretch, strengthen and release, whilst also working with the breath, improving posture and core stability. Group sessions will last up to 1 hour.
After struggling with anxiety for several years, I started practicing yoga as a way of helping me relax. I fell in love with how yoga helped me to connect with my body, my breath and the present moment.
I was inspired to share this gift of connection and calm with others. I qualified as a yoga teacher during lockdown and am currently doing a 2 year Diploma in Yoga Therapy. I believe we all have the potential within us to feel connected, calm and at peace despite the challenges and struggles we face. I work one to one and in small groups using movement, breath and mindfulness practices to ease the body and mind.
As part of the Mental Health Bank I will be offering group gentle yoga and breathing sessions. All of life takes practice and I look forward to sharing this practice with you.
Click here to visit Tara’s website.
Helen is a qualified Solution-Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist based at Evolution Health in Whitstable and a senior lecturer in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy in Plymouth. Her practice is based in neuroscience and Helen can help individuals change the neural pathways in their brain to alter their habits and find healthier solutions.
Helen’s journey to Hypnotherapy started years earlier in her previous life as an educator. Teaching students in colleges and universities in the UK, US and Western Pacific, Helen often encountered students with significant barriers to learning, whether that be confidence, motivation, exam stress or past trauma and difficulties in daily living. More and more she wanted to help her students become their best selves so that they could learn. Pastoral support was not enough and so she embarked on a counselling qualification. During this period of study, she was exposed to hypnotherapy and decided to switch her focus as the methods, she felt, were producing better and faster results.
Helen offers 1:1 sessions as well as group sessions for relaxation and reframing the mind to focus on a positive future. She can help with anxiety, depression, anger management, unhealthy habits and addictions, phobias, stress relief, sports performance, exam stress, public speaking, fertility, and childbirth. She works with children and adults.
Helen will be offering the following as part of the Mental Health Bank:
Want to feel relaxed? Let go of stress? Come and join me for a group relaxation session where you will learn how to change your thinking and cope better with stress. Lie back and close your eyes and let your mind drift as the music plays and Helen talks about all of the resources you have within you to be your best self.
Homeopathy was an amazing discovery for me in my 30s when I saw a Homeopath for a skin condition which had never healed since I was a teenager. The positive results inspired me to investigate this energy therapy and eventually to train and qualify as a Homeopath in 1989 Homeopathy treats us as people not a list of symptoms. I find a well chosen homeopathic remedy has the potential to bring back or enhance the lightness and vitality in our lives.
I love teaching people about simple remedies they can use at home and buy locally.
I live in Whitstable where I walk my dog on the beach and in nearby woods, meeting up with friends and family when I can. I love poetry, swimming, meditation and I am an avid reader.
Sue will be offering one to one time by listening to you carefully about what health issues you want help with, how you manage life, what brings you happiness and what is difficult. I suggest homeopathic remedies and strategies that can help your body return to health over time. I offer monthly/two monthly follow ups.
Roger has extensive experience of working both in social care and mental health and has practiced within the private (inpatient and outpatient), the NHS, and the Charity Sector.
In the past 7 years, Roger has incorporated experiential psychotherapy within his CBT practice which incorporates mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and more recently Schema Therapy. The CFT approach has been shown to be highly effective to ‘non-responders of CBT’ and particularly if they experience high levels of shame/self-criticism.
His specialist areas of work include working with those who have difficulty regulating emotion, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, long term health conditions and trauma.
Roger’s ability to be adaptive to client’s needs has greatly enhanced his practice and has often provided a broader framework for patients to understand and alleviate their suffering.
Throughout his career he has developed a range of skills enabling effective engagement of people from all backgrounds and disadvantages.
Roger will be offering a variety of support sessions, these will vary but will all will be Compassion focused.
If you would like to email Roger click here.
I spent many years from an early age trying to understand why people struggled so much, and searching for the best ways to have a happier and healthier life. I threw myself into a career in alternative health qualifying as a homeopath and craniosacral therapist and then went on to train as a transformational wellbeing coach.
After many years still feeling like there was something more, I came across an understanding of how our minds work and that changed everything for me. We’re all doing what makes sense to us every one of us feels like life is spinning out of control at times, but that does not mean there is something wrong with you, that you have something missing, that you’re broken or that you don’t have the ability to cope.
What if life could be simple?
What if experiences like anxiety, anger or overwhelm could be okay and not need ‘fixing’?
What if feeling fulfilled and at ease with yourself required no forcing? What if you could achieve more, whilst striving less?
As part of the Mental Health Bank I will help you ‘Find your way back to Wellbeing’:
It is the human condition to lose sight of our wellbeing, of this natural state of calm clear-headedness, but there is a reliable way back to it, that you can learn to access, any time you like. It is this that I will guide you to in your sessions.
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Jenni Page is a Level 5 qualified Reflexology Therapist practicing in Whitstable, East Kent.
Reflexology is a holistic, complementary therapy that can be used to promote positive health, relaxation and well-being.
Its key elements are touch and empathy in a supportive environment. I understand firsthand how mental and physical health are linked and how stress or anxiety can impact our minds and bodies. I use reflexology (both as a practitioner and for myself to help rebalance the nervous system and promote physical, mental and emotional well being.
Reflexology works by stimulating nerve endings (mainly on the feet but also the lower leg and hands), that relate to the systems of the body. I use a variety of touch, massage and energy techniques to work on connected areas, helping the body back into balance and giving it the best chance of healing itself.
I treat each patient with a bespoke plan, working to calm or raise energy as needed. I also tailor advice for positive actions clients can take between treatments, and refer to other complementary therapies if appropriate.
I love the open, inclusive, supportive environment that Revival has created and am looking forward to offering treatments as part of their Mental Health Bank. This will include: Reflexology for general relaxation, anxiety & stress. I am trained in both foot and hand reflexology (as well as specialist stress protocols) so either format can be used. Treatments will be approx 45 minutes.
Yvonne is an experienced therapist, coach and mentor in the creative world working in workshop groups and with individuals.
In the last few years she has trained as a somatic therapist and coach (using the tamalpa life art process) helping individuals and groups to re-connect to their bodies innate wisdom for healing particularly from traumatic past events.
The body holds memories from the past or anxieties about the future which can result in emotional or physical dis-ease.
With gentle, kind and expressive movements and other creative practices these can be released and more balance and insights gained into being the whole self. The practice allows for natural healing and alignment both physically and metaphorically. Yvonne will be offering talks and workshops as part of the Mental Health Bank.
Christina runs workshops helping adults and young people access and unlock their creative potential, expressing themselves more freely, more authentically and more creatively.
With over twenty years’ experience working in the creative industries, Christina has developed a unique methodology and framework that helps people reconnect with their creative core, begin the process of collaborating with their creativity and then developing the confidence to unleash it in its fullest form.
The workshops explore many aspects of the creative process, including:
- How we receive and respond to inspiration
- How we can engage our imaginations and begin to expand the power and potential of our own
- Why Play is such a powerful tool to unlock creativity and how we can find more of it within ourselves and our lives
- The importance of ‘taking action’ and granting ourselves the permission to use our creativity
- Techniques to develop a greater sense of trust, trust in ourselves, trust in our creative voice, and trust in whatever it might be that we choose to create
Christina Bradley is a Creative Content and Show Producer helping brands and businesses creatively communicate their ideas and stories on stage. She is also a creative fiction and non-fiction writer herself with her debut novel, ‘Which Way to Happiness’ first published in 2019, and my latest novel, ‘Daisy May is Not Okay’, due to be released next summer.
Christina will be gifting her time as part of the Mental Health Bank by working within Revival’s young person provision on the Revival LIVE project on Thursday evenings.