Practitioners at Eastgate Complementary Health Centre in Leicester provide a broad range of therapies to help improve health and reduce stress. Our team of experienced and dedicated practitioners is here to provide you with a complementary and alternative approach to health care and well-being. Below you’ll find details of Leicester practitioners who currently work alongside our service.
A List of Practitioners at Eastgate Therapies Centre
Ilan Shahor BSc, MD, MAcs, CMIR | Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
Ilan Shahor qualified in western medicine before specialising in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. He is a member of the Acupuncture Society, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, and the Chinese Medicine Institute & Register and has been the representative of this organisation on the parliamentary Committee for Alternative Medicine. Graduating in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Beijing, which is recognised as one of the two most important centres in the world for the study of Chinese Medicine. Ilan Shahor has been practicing for over 20 years and has built up a wide experience in helping people to regain their health through Chinese Medicine. Ilan is also an associate member of the women’s natural health clinic which specialises in gynecological conditions and fertility.
Kerry Byrne BA(Hons) Lic Ac. M.BAcC – Acupuncture
Kerry Byrne is a qualified, traditional acupuncturist with a degree level Professional Licentiate in Acupuncture. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, there are Codes of Safe Practice and Professional conduct. British Acupuncture Council members are also registered with the Professional Standards Authority which is a government body set up to regulate health and social care providers and is accountable to Parliament. Treatments focus on the Five Element Acupuncture approach which considers a person’s immediate symptoms as well as addresses the wider issues that might affect their general health and well-being. All ages can benefit from having acupuncture to help chronic pain, trauma, reduce stress & anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, ease depression and so much more! Treatments for your own specific symptoms and your whole body.
Kathleen Harris-Leighton | Hypnotherapy and Life Coach
My name is Kathleen, and I have a successful career in working with people, young and old, from all walks of life and culture. I am a licensed Therapist and certified Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Trainer. I am a highly motivated person who believes that anyone can heal and be free of their present life’s problems. I have an innate ability to connect with all people and I can help you to fulfil your life’s purpose. I am a Hypnotherapist and through looking at the root, the cause, and the reason why, of your life’s problems, I can help you to heal
Liam Mulvany DC, MCC | Chiropractic
Liam Mulvany graduated from the McTimoney Chiropractic College in 1991 and he currently has practiced in Leicester, Hinckley, and Nottingham. In the early 90s, Liam had a North & South Nottinghamshire health provider number which enabled him to see patients on the NHS. Liam is a member of the General Chiropractic Council, the McTimoney Association of Chiropractors, and the Royal College of Chiropractors.
Michele White MIFA | Massage Therapy
Specialising in Remedial Massage Therapy for over 25 years, Michele White graduated with the Australian College of Massage (Perth) in 1989 and received a diploma in Advanced Aromatherapy from the Eve Taylor Institute of Clinical Aromatherapy (London) in 1995. Further post-graduate studies include Hot Stone Massage in 2006 and Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage in 2008 at the Ellisons Academy (Coventry).
Nita Mistry | Osteopath & Naturopath
Professional Practitioner who is focused on providing treatments to people from all walks of life. Empathic individual practicing since 1997. Predominately maintains the central London practices as well as joining the Eastgate House team to serve the local community of Leicester. Since graduation, I have completed numerous postgraduate courses in areas of Osteopathic studies and the Naturopathic field. As an Osteopathic Practitioner, my focus is on how the body functions, and recognising why signs of joint restriction arise, or how pathology presents problems of dysfunction. Hence “ the structure governs the function” As a Naturopath, the role is similar to a general practitioner in modern medicine. Naturopaths are equivalent to nature’s healthcare GP of holistic medicine. Naturopaths utilise all the tools at their disposal in all-natural therapies to help the patients back to recovery. Prescribing various remedies and following lifestyle adjustments with treatment protocols. Naturopaths educate patients to be responsible for their own wellness. Over the years my studies have involved me in participating in interest groups, using treatments to integrate allopathic medical approaches with holistic medicine. Combining an integrated approach to health as enabled me to explore knowledge and bring it to the forefront in finding the root cause behind ailments. Thus treatments are far-reaching than just resolving the symptoms. I strongly believe that everyone deserves the best healthcare, for their long-term happiness and wellbeing for a good quality of life. I am here to help you!
Paul Hemmings DC, MCA | Chiropractic
Paul graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2007 and is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and also a licentiate member of the College of Chiropractors. Paul is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). He is also qualified in Medical acupuncture, The Treatment and Management of Sports Injuries, and Body and Sports Massage. Paul believes in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Paul has a special interest in nutrition and often integrates advice on healthy living into his treatment programs.
Rose Gowa | Life Coach
Rose is a Warwick University Alumni and Association of Coaching member. She believes in a non-directive approach that allows the client to make their own decisions and believes in empowering the client through a coaching facilitation process. She combines coaching with her existing knowledge from her NLP, EFT certification and offers a space for you to think, reflect, plan, and move forward in life. Life Coaching can help with coping with change, goals, motivation, and facilitation in life. It also helps with relaxation, stress relief, organisation, clarity, and empowerment.
Fitness (Personal Training)
Rose is a YMCA-qualified personal trainer under CIMSPA. She will help you address any weight or image issues through a systematic approach to fitness. Through a variation of body weight or weights for strength building, or a more cardio approach for weight loss. Routines are personalised to help you achieve your goals. She is a Yoga teacher and also offers dance, pad work, HIIT, and kettlebell workouts. Rose is also a GP referral qualified to help those suffering from illnesses such as diabetes, anxiety, depression, arthritis, fatigue, and osteoporosis. Personal training can help with weight loss, weight gain, strengthening, and general fitness.
Rose can help you in general wellbeing practices such as mindfulness and meditation rooting from Mindfulness, Yoga, Qigong, or Laughter Yoga. This involves relaxation and bringing awareness to the mind, body, and breath and thereby providing holistic support to the client. Well-being can help with stress relief and promote a state of balance in life.
Rose has a life science degree and extensive experience in delivering Well-being workshops. She has also worked in various clubs ranging from David Lloyd, The Gym Group, Lifestyle, Fitness, and Ladies Clubs. BSc Life Sciences Degree, Qualified Personal Trainer, Yoga Specialist, Mindfulness Instructor, Qigong Leader, NLP practitioner, Dance Instructor, Meditation & Relaxation Teacher and Life Coach (Coach affiliated to Warwick University)
Petra Traynor | Midwife | Craniosacral Therapist | Lactation Consultant | Private Tongue Tie Practitioner.
Petra holds a clinic at the centre on a Monday. She has over 20 years of experience as a midwife which includes support with infant feeding. She qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2013 & was reaccredited in 2018. Her work in this field specialises in breastfeeding & includes supporting families in the early days who require 1:1 support to establish breastfeeding, or more complex issues requiring specialised feeding support.
Her private tongue-tie division service is available for babies up to 9 months of age regardless of feeding method. Parents can self refer for a thorough feeding assessment and baby’s tongue function. A tongue-tie division service is also available where necessary. Petra offers a prompt reliable service with clinics here and in Northamptonshire. She aims to see parents within 48hrs of contact.
Her work as a CranioSacral Therapist stems from her passion for supporting new mums and babies to recover from the birth process as its impact is recognised both in feeding and overall well-being.
Since qualifying as a therapist her work extends beyond mothers and babies. Using her skills and knowledge Petra treats people of all ages with a wide range of conditions or those simply looking to take time out from their busy lives.
Chantal Perkins BSc (Herb Med), MNIMH | Herbal Medicine, Reflexology & Reiki
Chantal has a BSc Hons degree in Herbal medicine from the University of Lincoln and over 20 years of experience working as a complementary therapist. She started her training in 2000 when she gained her diploma in reflexology, then went on to train as a crystal therapist, reiki master and medical herbalist. Chantal is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). the UK’s leading professional body of herbal practitioners.
Dr Ghassan Hamid MBBCh | Ozone Therapy
I qualified in 1995 as a medical doctor and started post-graduate training in various hospitals, rotating between a multitude of clinical subspecialties before deciding to follow a career in general practice. In 2006 I completed additional training and qualified as a GP. In my journey in traditional medicine, I became a member of two Royal Colleges and I have published in high impact journals on chronic illnesses. Equipped with years of clinical and academic experience I, and a colleague, embarked on a journey to search for better ways to understand and treat chronic illnesses and bring to the mainstream techniques that are not part of the traditional wisdom or are the preserve of those who can afford them. Ozone therapy was a natural choice with a wealth of evidence behind its efficacy and safety. I started Leicester Ozone Clinic with my colleague; this clinic is designed to be affordable, based on sound clinical practice and modular with more therapies to be added in due course.