Meet The Complementary Therapy Team

Complementary therapies

Barnstaple Chiropractic & Complementary Health Centre offers a comprehensive range of complementary therapies from qualified practitioners, here to help support your complete wellbeing.

Below are a list of our complementary practitioners and details of a few of the treatments they offer, however with so many different treatments on offer please contact us for full details of how we can help.

Jo Hart LCPH MANM - Homeopathy

Homoeopaths treat each person as an individual and will offer a homeopathic remedy based on the overall picture – physical and emotional symptoms and any causative factors.

Homeopathic remedies come from plant, animal and mineral sources. Homeopathic Remedies mostly come in tablet form and are easy to take. For babies and the very young granules or soft tablets that dissolve immediately on the tongue are used.

For more details contact us on 01271 376776 or contact our practitioner direct

Advanced Massage Therapy and Bodywork

How may bodywork help?
It can soften and release tense muscle and associated tissue. It may also support relaxation when managing and living with immediate and long term physical, emotional and psychological issues, conditions and impairments.

Approaches available – often combined to meet individual client’s specific needs:

Holistic and Therapeutic Massage offers a mixture of soft to deep tissue and remedial work, including stretches, joint mobilisation and movement techniques. Strokes flow into one whole and holistic session.

Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage is similar to above but includes postural assessment as appropriate, together with specific remedial and post-injury techniques.

Integrated Myofascial Therapy is an advanced remedial, yet holistic, therapy that affects and releases restrictions within the fascial network. What is fascia? It is connective tissue that surrounds, permeates, cushions and protects everything in our body, including our muscles. It puts up resistance to trauma, tightness, stress (physical, emotional, psychological, postural) and over a period of time tight fascia causes tension which can effect other parts of our body as well as the site of trauma/injury.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Method) a specialised technique using slow, rhythmical movements to gently move the skin over underlying tissues. This stimulates muscles of the lymphatic system to aid the removal of waste and excess fluid from tissues. It can help with the support of chronic conditions, areas of congestion as well as the management of lymphoedema and venous insufficiency conditions

Treating these different points with gentle pressure can have a relaxing effect.

For more details contact us on 01271 376776 or contact our practitioner direct


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Louise Prosser

Louise Prosser
MFHT MICHT ITEC Holistic Therapist, Health Coach & Meditation Teacher

Louise has been a practitioner since 2008. She has a number of years experience in a variety of settings treating a broad spectrum of clients. After years of providing Sports, Deep Tissue and Remedial Massage, Louise has developed a good anatomical knowledge and has helped a lot of people.

Lousie Prosser

Telephone: 07814236641

The treatments she currently provides are Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Reiki and Holistic Face Massage. Louise also holds a CPCAB Certificate in “Introduction to Counselling Skills,” which enables her to listen to her clients and reach a deeper understanding of their needs.

She worked as a Volunteer Complementary Therapist at North Devon Hospice for eighteen months treating patients, carers and the bereaved. She found this work particularly rewarding and discovered how regular holistic therapies can play a significant role in helping people to cope during such a challenging time in their lives. She has also provided treatments to private clients suffering from cancer.

Her clients include the elderly and children as young as eleven. In addition she has worked with a number of people suffering from stress-related illness.

Louise is passionate about the therapies that she provides and is driven by a desire to nurture her clients and aid their journey back to good health. Listening carefully to their requirements, she can tailor each treatment to the client’s individual needs. Louise is a firm believer that regular holistic therapy can act as a form of preventative health care maintaining the body’s natural balance. 

Having worked for many years in the health and wellness industry Louise has gained knowledge and insight into what makes us really thrive. As a qualified Health and Wellbeing Consultant she can empower you to take control and create a healthier, happier life.

Louise offers a bespoke Wellness Programme and also a bespoke Anxiety Awareness and Stress Management Course tailored to your individual needs, so that instead of simply existing, you will be thriving. For more information, contact Louise to find out how these programmes can benefit you.

Meditation is becoming increasingly more popular in the Western world.  In fact, many GPs are now recommending it. Regular practice develops inner calm and mind clarity as well as improving our productivity and creativity. As a result, large corporations are now offering Meditation classes to their employees.

If we want to get fit, we know that REGULAR physical exercise is key. If we want to develop and maintain a healthy mind, regular meditation can help. Louise offers one-to-one meditation courses again, tailored to your individual needs. Contact Louise to find out how this wonderful practice can have a significant impact on your life.

Steve Shackleton

Steve has spent the last 20 years learning about anatomy and physiology in a never ending quest to understand how our bodies work and the best approaches to help people overcome their health issues and to be at their best. He incorporates Systematic Kinesiology, Bowen Therapy, Acupuncture, Nutritional Therapy, Functional Biochemistry and various different forms of Massage and Sports Massage into his consultations. Steve has studied with some of the worlds leading teachers in their field and he is currently enrolled in a Mc Timoney Chiropractic Masters.

Telephone: 07403544433


Laura Howard

Laura Howard
Integrative Counsellor

I am a professional integrative counsellor and I incorporate Psychodynamic and Humanistic models in my practice. I understand that sometimes taking the first step in seeking counselling can feel difficult at times. I offer a non-judgmental and a safe confidential space where we can work on what you wish to explore together. As an integrative therapist, I work holistically. I believe it is important to explore issues from the past and how this affects living in the present, whilst helping you to gain self-awareness of bodily responses to emotional processes.

I have previously provided counselling in a range of settings including voluntary work for MIND in Mid Herts and a low-cost Counselling service within St Albans in Hertfordshire. Within my own private practice, I have had the privilege in working with clients from a range of differing age groups and backgrounds including the LGBTQ+ community. I have recently completed training in adoption counselling, so I am able to support those affected by adoption and special guardianship orders. Therefore, I can work therapeutically with birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and others in the family who might have also been affected by issues of adoption. Such issues that have I have a keen interest in working with are attachment patterns/styles, shame, loss, and personal identity – be it personal or cultural.

I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I always follow their ethical framework. I also receive supervision to inform good practice.

Please visit my BACP profile and my website to see other details such as fees and other details regarding training and experience: BACP Profile



Phone: 0750 670 6645

North Devon

Debbie Webber and Pippa Bassett are experienced family mediators, accredited by the Family Mediation Council and are members of the Family Mediation Association and follow the FMC Membership Organisation Code of Practice. 

We have practiced as family mediators in the North Devon area for over 10 years and formed North Devon Mediation in 2022 to provide a local, reliable and professional family mediation service in the area

Telephone 01271 545052 or Email


Barnstaple Clinic

Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 2DB

Holsworthy Clinic

Holsworthy Medical Centre, Dobles Lane, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6GH

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or would like to book your appointment then get in touch!

Tel: 01271 376776