Wellness Harpenden

We’d like to introduce you to the professional members of our trusted network.

Here you’ll meet our treasured community of like-minded individuals and businesses – they all come highly-recommended.

Meet Gail

Gail Lazarus is an Acupuncturist and Aromatherapist with thirty years of experience. Based in St Albans, she specialises in women’s health and hormonal balancing, including: fertility issues, pregnancy, pre- and post-birth treatments. Acupuncture helps nurture and ease women through the many physical and emotional changes that occur on the journey to motherhood – and beyond! All treatments are uniquely-tailored to the individual’s needs, with a focus on promoting deep relaxation, health and wellbeing.


Tel: 07946 231075

Email: contact@gaillazarus.com

Meet Helen

Helen Thomas practises Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, working from The Southdown Clinic in Harpenden or her clinic in St Albans. She specialises in Women’s health and reproductive medicine – from fibroids/ovarian cysts, menopause to natural/assisted fertility issues for both partners, in conjunction with western medicine eg. IUI, IVF, Donor Cycles and continuing care during pregnancy.


Tel: The Southdown Clinic – 01582 760200 or 07790363867

Email: helenthomastcm@aol.com

Website: www.thesouthdownclinic.co.uk



Zing Wellness Harpenden
Sarah Bramall, Coach

Sarah Bramall is a Transformation Coach, supporting women in finding purpose, building confidence and resilience. With three children of her own, Sarah returned to different jobs after each maternity leave. On each occasion, she was shocked to discover the lack of support for women in the workplace. After 18 years in the teaching profession, Sarah qualified as a coach with the Coaching Academy in 2017, gaining two coaching qualifications, and she is an accredited DISC Personality Profiling practitioner. Sarah is CPD certified in Confidence Coaching, Resilience Coaching and Transactional Analysis. She works with high-achieving business owners and women from the corporate sector on vision and purpose, confidence, resilience and well-being. Sarah also works with women preparing to return to work from maternity leave or after a career break, helping them to figure out how to make work work for them.

Meet Elisabeth

Elisabeth Grover is a Doula, Reflexologist and Hypnobirthing Teacher based in Harpenden. She provides these invaluable services in order to support women through pregnancy, birth and early postpartum days.  Elisabeth has a gentle and caring approach and makes women feel completely nurtured and secure.

Meet Joan

Joan Mills is a Doula, Reflexologist and Hypnobirthing Teacher covering both Harpenden and St Albans. Joan will also support women throughout pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum days. She is passionate and experienced and works closely with women and their partners for a positive and caring birth experience.


Tel: 07841 054708

Email:  djoanmills@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.birthwell.co.uk



Carys Worsdale

Meet Carys

Carys Worsdale is a certified Hypnobirthing Teacher trained by KGHypnobirthing which is Royal College of Midwives accredited. In 2019 she became a Yes Mum® Birth Project affiliate teacher, teaching the syllabus designed by renowned practitioner, Hollie de Cruz.

​​Based in Harpenden, but originally from West Wales, Carys works with expectant families face to face in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area and online across the country. Passionate about helping as many parents as possible she offers flexible and affordable course options and payment plans.

 Her courses will take you from feeling unprepared and worried, to feeling like a superhero ready to take on parenthood!


Tel: 07854066263

Email: carys.worsdale@icloud.com

Website: www.bekindhypnobirthing.com



Meet Sandra 

Sandra Greenbank is a Nutritional Therapist based in Harpenden. She specialises in nutrition for Fertility, the Pregnancy & Postnatal periods and Women’s Health in general.  She is a font of knowledge.


 Tel: 07855 946529

Email: hello@sandragreenbank.co.uk

Website: www.sandragreenbank.com

Jen Walpole Nutrition

Meet Jen

Jen Walpole is a Registered Nutritional Therapist (mBANT, rCNHC) specialising in Women’s Health. Splitting her time between her online and Hertfordshire clinics, Jen typically works with clients struggling with hormone imbalances and infertility. Having seen success in her clinics working 1:1 with couples to support their fertility, Jen has gone on to advise her pregnant clients throughout their trimesters, leading to healthy and happy babies. She describes this type of work as “hugely rewarding and an important area to be in as the nutrition given to women during pregnancy is unfortunately quite limited”. Jen is available for 1:1 sessions, which start from a one month package.

Meet Claire

Claire McKenna is a Harpenden-based Osteopath with over a decade of experience. Often in the pregnancy and postnatal period postural changes take place as a result of the challenging physical demands placed on the body and underlying misalignments in the body which can be painful and exhausting.  Seeing an osteopath that specialises in pre- and postnatal care can be hugely beneficial. Claire makes use of a variety of very gentle techniques to help realign the body and release areas of tension. This helps to relieve pain and discomfort and aids a smooth and natural delivery. Pilates exercises complement her work as clients are then able to maintain their corrected alignment and good posture.


 Tel: 07725 555105

Email: bodymechanix@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.bodymachanixharpenden.co.uk

Meet Paul

Paul Mitterhuber, local Harpenden based Osteopath, began his interest in postnatal-related musculo-skeletal problems during his training and has since developed a wealth of experience treating lower back issues, in particular, during the latter stages of pregnancy and in the post-partum period. Paul graduated from The British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 and has worked in Harpenden for over 25 years. Osteopathics, Harpenden is a five-minute walk away from Zing Wellness and is made up of a team of six experienced osteopaths as well as a neurophysiotherapist and a podiatrist.


Tel: 01582 713648

Email: admin@osteopathics-harpenden.co.uk

Website:  www.osteopathics-harpenden.co.uk

Meet Sharisse

Sharisse Pitcher is an Osteopath based in Harpenden with a special interest in osteopathy for babies and children, pregnancy and sports injuries. She trained at the College of Osteopaths for five years in order to complete an honours degree in Osteopathy in 2012. Sharisse is also a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Pilates teacher and she has experience in medical acupuncture, ultrasound, kinesiotaping and foot orthotic assessment and prescription.  She recently completed a year of postgraduate study at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in Wandsworth.  Sharisse is hugely enthusiastic about osteopathy, having observed the positive changes it can make to people’s physical and mental wellbeing.


Tel: 07545322722

Email: sharisse@osteopathy-clinic.co.uk

Website: www.osteopathy-clinic.co.uk



Meet Vanessa 

Vanessa Barker is a ScarWork Therapist and Personal Trainer.  She specialises in postnatal exercise, and offers a mobile service so will come to you, with exercise equipment or massage table in hand, depending on your requirements. 


Tel: 07842 34997

Website: www.vanessabarker.com

Meet Steve

Steve Skelton is a local Personal Trainer who specialises in rehabilitation, both from injury and after surgery.  He helped me to recover from my most recent hip replacement and still gives me a good kick start when I need it! His focus is on restoring natural movement patterns. He will have you squatting, lunging, lifting, pushing, pulling, crawling and even bear walking! Your glutes WILL ache the next day (and the day after). I warned you!


Tel: 07906 990203



Meet Richard

Richard Thomson is a Personal Trainer based in Harpenden, and father to two young children. Passionate about approaching fitness from a life-long perspective, he is a specialist in dealing with clients with pelvic floor issues, and in taking clients through their pre- and post- pregnancy fitness regimes. He emphasises that there is so much that clients can do; a few things they shouldn’t; and plenty that should be done differently. He enjoys helping clients to achieve their goals while being aware of the unique challenges pregnancy and birth place on women’s bodies and minds.



Tel: 07949 254 643

Email: richardthomson@mail.com



Meet Jo

Jo Gilshan is a Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor based in Wheathampstead. From her studio, she runs Glow Physio offering Physiotherapy; the specialised soft tissue technique of Myo-fascial Release (MFR); and studio Pilates on the spring-based equipment. By combining both manual therapy and Pilates, Jo provides a completely bespoke service and patients often benefit from having both during the same session. Jo works on a part-time basis and lives with her husband, three sons and dog Willow.


 Tel: 07813 201366

Email: jo@glowphysio.com

Website: www.glowphysio.com

Meet Emma 

Emma Holly is a Harpenden-based Scar Therapist. She can help anyone with tightness, numbness, pulling sensations or soreness around scars.  As a scar heals, collagen fibres are laid down at the site of injury to create powerful healing bonds that aid recovery. Despite their initial hugely positive role in wound healing, they have the potential to create the foundation for dysfunction as their structures can bind to nearby organs and tissues around the site of the wound. Although a scar may appear healed on the surface, it runs much deeper and shouldn’t be ignored.


Tel: 07814 296701

Website:  www.restoretherapy.co.uk

Meet Becky

Becky Aston is a specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, based in Berkhamsted. Becky specialises in treating men and women with pelvic health conditions. If you are suffering with pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, fecal incontinence, diastasis recti or any postnatal niggles, physiotherapy with Becky may be your answer. Becky is also a Mummy MOT Practitioner and Scar Therapist.


Tel: 07748 904123

Email: beckyastonphysio@gmail.com

Website: www.beckyastonphysiotherapy.co.uk

Meet Erica

Erica Lewis is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, based in St Albans. Erica specialises in the detailed assessment and treatment of pelvic floor problems in women, whether during pregnancy, in the postnatal period or at any stage of adult life.


Tel: The Verulam Clinic – 01727 833100  

Email: erica@hertfordshirewomenshealth.co.uk

Website: www.hertfordshirewomenshealth.co.uk