Studio closure as of 17th March until further notice


Wellbeing Centre Whitstable

Wellbeing Centre

Above ikigai yoga studio is the Wellbeing Centre. There are several practitioners who
specialise in a range of areas. Please click on your chosen therapist to find out more and
how to book.

Maria Ryan


Maria is a qualified psychotherapist and an accredited member of the BACP. She has worked with both adults and children in the NHS and charity sectors.

Maria works from an existential and contemporary psychodynamic perspective helping you to explore and reflect on your life, whilst learning more about yourself and your relationships.

Psychotherapy can help alleviate anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma, relationship issues, destructive habits and more. Maria initially offers a phone consultation to discuss what it is you require from therapy and then if you would like to go ahead an assessment can be arranged. Choosing a therapist can be daunting and it is important to choose a therapist you feel you can work with and trust.

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Emma Hayward


Emma is an experienced osteopath and specialist paediatric osteopath. She uses structural, fascial and cranial approaches to treat patients of all ages from birth, through all stages of life into older age. She has done extensive postgraduate training in cranial osteopathy and has completed a postgraduate diploma in paediatrics and pre and postnatal women’s health at the prestigious Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.

Emma is also a highly experienced clinical Pilates teacher and often incorporates a Pilates rehabilitation program into her treatment plans.

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Selina Firth

Bowen Therapist

Selina is qualified and experienced in Bowen Therapy and has been treating clients since 2011. Her Whitstable clinic is busy treating people of all ages, from babies to elders, addressing a wide range of health issues. She also runs clinics in London and Hastings and regularly attends post-graduate courses to deepen her understanding of Bowen Therapy and the emerging science of fascia.

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Louise Newman


Louise has a BSc in Homeopathy and has been working as a homeopath for over 10 years. She is a registered member of the Society of Homeopaths and very experienced in working with both adults and children.

Louise will spend the appointment with you gaining a thorough understanding of your health and the exact symptoms you are experiencing. She can then find a homeopathic medicine (known as a remedy) that matches you and your symptoms as closely as possible. Homeopathy is suitable for a variety of conditions and is considered to be the second most used medicine in the world and with over 200 million users globally it is becoming ever more popular.

Please contact Louise on 07531 462120 to chat through any queries you might have on whether homeopathy is right for you

Amie Butler

Nutritional Therapist

Amie is a qualified and registered nutritional therapist DipION, mBANT, CNHC who trained at the prestigious Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Richmond, London. She is also a registered Metabolic Balance Coach trained in an innovative, personalised, all-natural food program that results in hormonal balance and successful long-term weight management backed by over 25 years of research.

Amie provides personalised and evidenced informed nutritional health, diet and lifestyle advice to help individuals achieve their optimal wellness. Her approach focuses upon addressing the underlying cause of imbalances, dysfunctions and disease and supporting the body towards optimal health. Nutritional therapy can help individuals with digestive issues, energy slumps, poor sleep, weight management issues, female health issues, headaches, food sensitivities, skin problems, male health issues, hormonal imbalances, stress and anxiety. Start your journey to optimal health.

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Tracey Lehane


Tracey is an experienced acupuncturist who graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the International College of Oriental Medicine. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

As part of her ongoing professional development, Tracey continues to extend her clinical expertise with Classical Acupuncture training, including an extensive international programme of Neijing Studies with Dr Edward Neal on the use of acupuncture for complex medical issues and recently with Dr Jason Robertson, Institute for Applied Channel Theory. 

Other areas of study include fertility, gynaecology and pregnancy acupuncture; facial and auricular acupuncture.  She has an interest in neurological conditions having worked in a clinic focused on Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to the above, acupuncture can help a wide range of issues including pain, digestive issues, insomnia, stress, anxiety, migraines etc.  Tracey’s approach is always focused on strengthening the individual while treating the symptoms and root cause of illness.

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