Richard is a Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) member and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner having completed EMDR training with Richard Mitchell and Dr Manda Holmshaw of EMDR Europe. He is a member of the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland.
He trained in Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention with Devon Ashwood at Action on Addiction’s Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies and has been running Mindful Practice in Recovery groups 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 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.
He 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.
Richard is certified in bio-feedback (HeartMath 2018), delivering scientifically validated methods to help clients increase resilience in challenging emotional climates.
Kristine Steffenak is a medical doctor with experience as both a GP and Obstetrics/Gyneacology, working in both London and Norway.
She completed 200 hours yoga teaching in Kerala, India, in January 2019 and is certified by Yoga Alliance USA. Kristine is particularly interested in anatomy and alignment, and how breath and body work affects psychological well-being.
Kristine is the Director of Breath, Body and Balance services at Resurface UK, an organisation that provides evidence-based, surf-therapy retreats and bespoke EMDR intensives for trauma, positive psychology, creativity and self-care.
Victoria is trained in Functional Medicine by the Kresser Institute and holds qualifications as a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Health Coach. She has run an Integrative Medicine practice in London for over 5 years and is also sought out globally, in particular for her specialism in complex, genetic connective tissue disorders.
Victoria works collaboratively with leading experts across various fields of medicine, providing holistic nutrition and lifestyle recommendations for a whole spectrum of patients: from those dealing with cancer, neurodegeneration, autoimmunity, chronic illness and genetically inherited conditions through to those focused on health optimisation, performance goals or longevity. She works intensively with those with mental health concerns, providing nutritional, gut and genetic support for these patients as they work with their psychotherapeutic teams.
Using the most up-to-date testing and assessment technologies, combined with a unique blend of coaching techniques, Victoria supports patients to achieve their goals by approaching healthcare through the lens of systems biology and personalised, evidence-backed, effective solutions.