Richard Denny

Richard is an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and accredited Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) member. He is an accredited member of the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland. He is a consultant at Cognacity in Harley Street and Start2Stop and addictions clinic in South Kensington.

He trained in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention with Devon Ashwood at Action on Addiction’s Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies and has been running MBRP groups at Start2Stop since 2013.

Richard has supported clients at The Hepatitis C Trust since 2009, working with disproportionately affected groups with a high prevalence of mental health disorders and addiction issues, who are often marginalised and have poor access to healthcare and health outcomes, including injecting drug users, the homeless and ethnic minorities.

His experience in the Third Sector developing, funding and delivering outreach programs for Hepatitis C clients, allowed him to acquire growing recognition and knowledge of ‘syndemics’, where clusters of disease act collectively and exacerbate the prognosis and burden for those affected, and he has promoted the need to build strong health systems that are accessible, affordable, and available for vulnerable populations.

Richard is a founder member of the Trauma Centre UK, a new, patient-centred, peer-led charity that promotes trauma awareness, understanding and education within professional bodies and institutions, with the aim of improving trauma related public services.

He completed certification in bio-feedback (HeartMath 2018), delivering scientifically validated methods to help clients increase resilience in challenging emotional climates.

Kristine Steffenak

Kristine is a medical doctor with experience as a GP, emergency medicine and Obstetrics/Gyneacology, working in the UK and Norway.

She is also a RYT-500 yoga teacher. She completed 200 hours yoga teaching in Kerala, India, in January 2019 and is certified by Yoga Alliance USA.  In June 2020 she completed Power Yoga training with the London Power Yoga Company. She recently completed 300 hours ‘TCTSY’ (Trauma Sensitive Yoga) facilitation training with the Trauma Centre, Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Kristine is the co-founder of Resurface UK. Resurface provides evidence-based, week-long surf-therapy retreats and bespoke EMDR intensives for flow, creativity and self-care in Morocco and the UK.”