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Meet the Team

Helen Quirke

Partner and Centre Manager
Helen takes care of the overall running of the centre, helping new practitioners settle in and making sure they have everything they need.  Overseeing the running of the Natural Pharmacy, helping with events and generally keeping things ticking along. With a background in Business and Finance, Helen spent 14 years working in Finance in the City of London gaining valuable knowledge of running small to medium sized companies. More recently she branched out into project management,  working for a variety of companies including a health and fitness celebrity. Her interests are horse riding, spending time with her family, friends and pets. Taking long walks on the beach and as a recently diagnosed Coeliac, discovering and cooking delicious gluten free foods.

Lindsay Adams

Senior Receptionist Administrator
Lindsay is a key member of the team taking care of our clients from the moment they walk into the centre until the moment they leave. She has an extensive knowledge of medical administration having worked in the NHS for many years and brings a valuable perspective on the day to day running of the centre. Her interests are health, keeping fit through exercise classes and running/walking. She loves spending her weekends with family and friends in between renovating her house.

Wendy Musson

Receptionist Administrator
We are delighted to welcome Wendy to our team, she has a joined us from St Hughs Hospital where she worked on the main reception and with outpatients, so has a wealth of experience of the Medical sector. She has a keen interest in Health and enjoys Bodypump, Pilates and Yoga at the local Humberstone Country Club where she is a member, her and her sons are also members of The Grimsby Harriers Athletics Club.  When she was younger she represented Humberside for athletics and was County Champion in both track and field events. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her family.

Emily Collinson

Social Media and Marketing Assistant
Emily joined the team in November and she has taken over the role of supporting Helen with promoting of the centre via social media as well as working on reception and in the shop. Emily is currently studying A level's in English language, media print and photography and has a keen interests in health, makeup, fashion, movies and spending time with her family.

Practitioners

Dr Sally Moorcroft

Partner and Clinical Lead
Dr Sally Moorcroft is the clinical lead, she is a qualified doctor and medical herbalist who has additional training in homeopathy and medical acupuncture, nutrition, aromatherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr Moorcroft has 20 years of medical experience beginning her career in the NHS before training in a range of Integrative Medicine specialities. Dr Moorcroft understands the complex nature of health and wellbeing and the importance of individual choice in maximising recovery and reaching potential. By bringing together highly professional and experienced therapists our aim for the centre is to provide the very best of orthodox and complementary medicine.

Alison Leighton

Nutritional Advisor and Colonic Hydrotherapist
Alison has always been interested in health and nutrition and she loves teaching people about food and how by making a few simple dietary changes it could provide optimum nutrition for themselves and their families.  She is a qualified nutritional adviser and is currently studying to become a nutritional therapist at the highly acclaimed Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London.  She is also a qualified colon hydrotherapist and a member of RICTAT, and has taken on addtional studies with ARCH here at Orchard Barn.

Laura Fuller

Phletobomist and Colonic Hydrotherapist
Laura's background is with the NHS where she works as a Senior Heathcare practitioner, she has joined the Orchard Barn team to provide our phletobomy service for a wide range of private testing.  She is also undergoing her ARCH colonic hydrotherapy training and will be offering this service at Orchard Barn from the 4th October 2017.

Sally Marshall

Beautician and Dr Hauschka Esthetician
Sally has joined the team as an esthetician performing Organic Antipodes Facials, Manicures and Pedicures, Waxing and Tinting.  Sally qualified as a Dr Hauskha Esthetician and we delivers the full range of Dr Hauschka treatments.  She has over 20 years experience of working in beauty,  so you are in expert hands and each treatment has been carefully planned with Sally to ensure all products used throughout the treatment are as natural as possible. In Sally's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her animals including her horses.

Julie Reeve

Therapist
Julie started her working life after qualifying,as a nursery nurse and state enrolled nurse. She spent many years working as an early years practitioner which she loved. She has always had an interest in holistic therapy so she changed direction and qualified as a complimentary therapist practising swedish massage,indian head massage,reflexology and reiki. Julie's passion lies with reiki and she now has 20yrs experience in the field and dedicate her service to helping both human and four legged clients. She is a animal lover and owner and likes to spend her spare time split between her other passions which are her dog and two horses. Her mum,three children and four grandchildren.

Sophia Farren

Therapist
Sophia graduated 2 year’s ago having gained a Foundation Degree In Salon Management. She has 18 years experience within this industry, undertaking a variety of roles, including working in a Spa, to working as a complimentary therapist and more recently sharing her knowledge and experience working as a Trainer in further education. Spare time is spent with her husband, twin girls and dog.

Emma Bailey

Therapist
Emma joins us a holistic and beauty therapist, her specific interests lie in Holistic therapies Reiki and Reflexology and she is currently studying to be a Shamanic Healer which she will be able to offer in December. Emma also enjoys working with our natural make up range offering make up lessons and occasion make up. In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog and practicing Yoga.

Julie Precious

Lymphoedema Management including Lymphatic Drainage
We are delighted to welcome Julie to Orchard Barn she will be offering much needed advice and treatment for all types of Lymphoedema, mild/chronic oedema and Lipodema. Julie is a registered nurse and has been practicing for 9 years, 6 years ago she began working as a specialist nurse within a Lymphoedema clinic.   In order to work at this level Julie obtained a degree level qualification from Staffordshire University in Management of Oedema in 2010 and she also successfully completed a course in The Leduc Method of medical lymphatic draining (MLD) and has kept her practice relevant with 2 yearly updates, the latest was in 2016 at which time she undertook training in Fluoroscopy Guided MLD (FG-MLD). During the same year she also gained a BSc Professional Health Studies (Tissue Viability). Julie has recognised the lack of Lymphoedema services available within the area, especially for those with primary and secondary to non-cancer causes although services are limited for all.  In Julie's spare time she enjoys spending time with her two horses, she finds this a great way of recharging her batteries.

Genevieve Cummings

Pilates Teacher
Genevieve leads our Beginners Pilates classes,  having shown a great interest in Pilates after graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in Sports Management in 2012, Genevieve decided to follow in the footsteps of both her mother and auntie who are both highly qualified and very well experienced Pilate’s teachers, to start a career of her own. After years of attending classes Genevieve started studying with BASI Pilates a highly accredited teacher training programme and completed her training in London with Meredith Rodgers (from Santa Barbara, California) who is a highly recognised and respected Pilates instructor. Genevieve will continue her studies and add to her qualifications so that she will be able to offer Pilates with equipment.

Carmen Bratton

Yoga and Yoga Therapy
We are delighted that Carmen has joined the team and will be teaching Yoga classes and offering Yoga Therapy at Orchard Barn. Carmen's classes have a very therapeutic approach and are suitable for most people at any level or even if you have never tried Yoga before. One to One or small group Yoga Therapy sessions are also available by appointment. Carmen has over 10 years experience and is a Chartered Level One registered teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. A registered Level One Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher. A certified Yoga Therapist, having completed training with Yogacampus in London which is accredited by The British Council of Yoga Therapy. A registered therapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Richard Tucker

Hatha Flow
Richard joins us to teach Yoga classes here at Orchard Barn. He has gained his David Sye Yogabeats Foundation as well as a Yoga Diploma from the Centre of Excellence and a BSY Hatha Yoga Practitioner Level 4.   He is currently studying Ashtanga Rocket Yoga.  He loves everything Yoga related and has set up a community Facebook page Namaste Yoga Community to connect all the Yogi's in the area.    

Kathy Cummings

Pilates and Walking with movement classes
Kathy has been teaching Pilates since 2001 and has her own studio in Holten le Clay we are delighted that Kathy is able to teach our Monday morning Pilates class here at Orchard Barn. She trained with Body Control Pilates in London which has an excellent reputation for safe and effective teaching and attends regular training. She works closely with other health professionals. She is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association has her REP level 3 & 4 which means she is a specialist instructor in the management of low back pain and a certified Back4Good Practitioner. Kathy is taking further studies and will be hosting walking, stretch and movement sessions in the future here at Orchard Barn.

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