Medical & Associate Therapy Team
Chris Bowles – Mindfulness Lead
Chris Bowles has been teaching mindfulness courses to a wide population in the NHS and privately since 2008.
Having completed initial training with the University of Bangor Centre for Mindfulness, she went on to accreditation with Breathworks, an organisation specialising in mindfulness for people with chronic pain and physical health conditions.
Chris is also trained in psychological therapies and has worked extensively with people experiencing stress, anxiety and depression.
Dr Kathy Drewett – Medical Homeopath
Dr Kathy Drewett MRCGP, MBChB, DCH, has worked as a General Practitioner for many years, and is a registered Medical Homeopath with the Faculty of Homeopathy in the UK.
Kathy now practises medical homeopathy at the National Centre, she offers both charitably funded and full cost appointments.
GMC Reference Number: 2716673
Frances Evans – Nutrition Lead
Witnessing first-hand the impact dietary and lifestyle changes have on health outcomes continues to inspire and encourage Frances to study and research the effects food and lifestyle has on patients.
Fiona Hamilton – Creative Writing Associate
She also works with young people on interactive arts projects, such as Bite Sized, which addresses eating disorders using poetry and other art forms. She teaches an MSc in therapeutic writing with Metanoia Institute.
Recent publications are about creative writing in healthcare for a book on medical humanities published by Routledge, and on writing process and practice for the Finnish publication Scriptum.
Domnita Neagu – Medical Homeopath
Domnita initially trained in conventional medicine in hospitals for a few years in Bristol and Bath before moving into primary care. She achieved membership with the Royal College of Physicians in 2011, and completed her second medical qualification in Winchester, while also becoming a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2013. Since then she has worked as GP in Bristol and surrounding areas.
Alongside conventional medicine, Domnita began to train in Homeopathy in 2007 and studied at the School of Homeopathy in Stroud and the prestigious Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
Her GMC registration number is 6121798.
Willa Muir – Medical Homeopath
Willa qualified in medicine in London in 1982, and trained in general practice. She worked for VSO in Africa after completing her GP training, and there became interested in different views of health. Willa was working as a District Health Officer in an isolated region and came across communities with extensive health needs.
On returning to the UK, she worked in general practice for several years. During this time she became interested in complementary therapies, and studied Homeopathy, as well as working for the contraceptive services in the NHS. She gained membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy in 2003.
Dr Muir now works in the NHS contraceptive and sexual health service, mainly with women’s health, as well as working for NCIM providing Homeopathy.
Her GMC registration number is 2596738.
Samasuri – Craniosacral Therapist
Further training includes a course on working with babies and children in 2015 and attending the Breath of Life conference in 2017. She has regular supervision and is a member of the CSTA and CNHC. She also works as a GP in Bristol under the name Dr Joanna Howes.
Her GMC registration is 4730532.
Dr Duncan Still – Holistic Doctor
Duncan also works as an integrative doctor at Penny Brohn UK, a charity which specialises in holistic support for people living with and beyond cancer. He teaches medical students at the University of Bristol and is the Education Lead for the National Centre.
GMC registration number: 7015935
Dr Elizabeth Thompson – Holistic Doctor and Medical Homeopath
Dr Elizabeth Thompson trained in medicine at Oxford University and completed her clinical training at Guy’s Hospital in London. Qualifying in Palliative Medicine, she obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1991 and Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in September 2000. She has a passion for the Integrative Medicine model and how bringing conventional, holistic and lifestyle approaches together could transform modern healthcare.
Dr Thompson is part of the new Holistic Doctor team and is also an experienced Medical Homeopath specialising in women’s health including menopause and supporting the health and wellbeing of cancer patients. She is also Fellow and recent Vice President of the Faculty of Homeopathy. She has pioneered a new two-year Diploma in Integrative Medicine for healthcare professionals.
GMC registration number: 3262577