Coronavirus Guidance – updated 5/8/2021

We are back to our full timetable. Our class sizes are still restricted, and we cannot accept drop-ins. You must book through the teacher.

You will need to follow the following guidelines:

1. Please bring your own mat and any yoga equipment. Blocks and bricks can be borrowed at your own risk.
2. Equipment is available to buy if you don’t have any.
3. Please bring a pillowcase to cover bolsters/cushions.
4. Mats must be placed in the measured floor tape.
5. Please do not come if you or a family member feel unwell with Covid symptoms.

Click on the therapies to find out more about the therapy and therapist. We are always keen to hear from new teachers or therapists. Please get in touch.

Bowen Therapy and Energy Healing 

Melanie Philip – Intuitive Body Worker

As Melanie works mostly intuitively a treatment is not defined as one thing in particular but as a possible combination of Bowen Therapy alone or fused with some form of energy healing modality.
Bowen Therapy and Energy Healing is an Intuitive non-invasive bodywork which is revolutionary in its approach to ill health, it is considered a Consciousness based health care system which is grounded in the science of quantum physics and combined with reputable bodywork systems such as:

  • Bowen Therapy
  • Soft tissue release
  • Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation
  • TRE – (Tension, Trauma & Release Technique)
  • Energy Healing Modalities
  • Neuromuscular Biofeedback
  • (Kinesiology)
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Nutrition

What does it mean to take a holistic approach to your Health?

A holistic intuitive approach is comprehensive and considers & addresses all factors that may contribute to ill health & imbalance & not just the symptoms and diagnosis. Some examples of this may include different systems and functions within your body such as:

  • Musculoskeletal/Connective Tissue
  • The Organs, Endocrine, Circulation, Immune and Nervous system
  • Body Chemistry and Toxins
  • The Energy system
  • Meridians, Chakra
  • How the external environment may be affecting you – Emotional/ mental health states

I have been a Bowen therapist and Hatha Yoga Teacher for 8 years and over this time, mostly through my own healing journey, professional experience, sensitivities and personal fascination with quantum physics I have learned that we actually do have quite a few other bodies besides this physical one!.

This realisation took me on a journey to learn several Energy healing modalities like Quantum touch – Matrix energetics – Donna Eden Energy Medicine , Caroline Myss, TRE (Tension Trauma & Release technique),  Emotion/Body Code and most recently Body Talk.

 And so now my treatments have organically become more intuitive in nature, fused with Body and energy work as we aim to move closer into alignment with what your Body needs right now to be balanced as opposed to what I’ or you’ think it needs. This way we can honour your own bodies innate wisdom to heal itself and to reveal its own truth.

I work in a simple, efficient and gentle way and most conditions known or unknown can be addressed.If you would like to speak in confidence with me to know if how I work could be of help to you please don’t hesitate to contact me via any of the ways below.

I specialise in the following conditions:

  • Chronic /Acute Back/neck/shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Educating and empowering you towards healthier Energy management
  • Known or unknown aches and pains
  • Releasing tension and relaxation
Costs and contact
  • Initial Consultation and Treatment: 90 minutes: £65.00
  • Follow up treatments: 60 minutes: £50.00
  • Special introductory and concessionary rates available, please ask.
  • Mobile: 07715 952 896
  • Email Melanie
  • Melanie’s website

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CBT Therapist

Tom Anderson MSc., BSc. (Hons), PG dip., RMN, RGN.

I have many years experience using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people understand and overcome their difficulties. This is done through recognising how negative thinking and behaviours can impact adversely on our mood and anxiety levels. CBT is a very well established and effective treatment for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) or persisting worry plus health anxiety. As well I have a particular interest in using psychological therapy to help people manage the distressing symptoms of tinnitus. My background was in mental health nursing and for a period of time I was a clinical team leader. In 2008 I trained to deliver CBT for the newly launched Improving Access to Psychological Therapies initiative (IAPT). I continued to work in this role until 2015 when I focused my attention on private practice. From March 2020 during the pandemic I delivered therapy sessions online. However, as of August 2021 I am offering some face-to-face appointments at the Dorchester Yoga and Therapy tom andersonCentre. In addition to being a fully accredited CBT therapist, I am also a qualified EMDR therapist. Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence- based treatment for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but is also effective in addressing distressing memories for people with a range of psychological difficulties. I can offer a free introductory consultation of up to 30 minutes via Zoom or telephone for you to decide whether I am the right therapist for you.

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Counselling & Psychotherapy

Helen Burdette BSc (Hons) Psych, MPNLPt, EHPt, BSYA(Th)

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and have been in private practice for 19 smaller photoyears. I also have 17 years experience working as a Senior Counsellor within the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service before I left in 2018 to fully focus on my private practice. I am also a Wellbeing Consultant for a local charity and I am a clinical mentor for local professionals.

I am an integrative and person-centred therapist. I am very sensitive to the unique needs of each client and adapt my work practice to achieve the best results for each client. I use a range of techniques helping clients to gain understanding and make appropriate changes in their life. The client is always in control of their therapeutic journey and can engage in therapy for as little or as long as they want to. I will always advise on this if asked. I believe that deep and lasting healing comes from addressing both the cognitive or ‘mind’ aspects of the self, along with the physical expression and experience of a person’s emotions. I work systemically and holistically to re-balance and reconnect the mind and body; this may include relaxation and breathing techniques, mindfulness and aspects of yoga therapy (Please note, this is not yoga asanas or ‘poses’).

As well as helping people to overcome loss, bereavement, anxiety and depression, childhood trauma and relationships issues, I have a particular interest in helping people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.), highly sensitive people and empaths. I believe in ethical, compassionate therapy and I honour people as unique individuals with their own experience of their world. We will work together in a safe, non-judgemental and empathic relationship to help enable you to find your way forward. I firmly believe in the connection between mind and body and, in my practice, I work with both these aspects to enable the client to regain balance and wellness within themselves.

Costs and Contact

  • Initial 30-minute assessment appointment to discuss your needs and establish your outcomes: £30.00
  • Cost: £45 per 50 minute session
  • Email Helen
  • Mobile: 07835 022 804
  • Helen’s website

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Counselling & Psychotherapy

Joanna Main Bsc(hons), SCOTACS, (ASIST),

I am a qualified Cognitive behavioural therapist who works with children and
adults age 12 and upwards.I provide a warm, safe and confidential space enabling you to explore change and difficulties in your life. Although I am a CBT therapist, I collaboratively work with you to find a therapeutic style that best suits your needs and to help; you find a way forward in your life.
My Services:
I provide a 15min free consultation for you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you, this can be face to face or over the telephone. If you decide I am the therapist for you, we will collaboratively decide a treatment plan, I am experienced in both short term and long-term counselling both can be beneficial depending on your needs. As a cognitive behavioural therapist, I have experience in a number of areas including: PTSD, OCD, Anxiety, panic, depression, anger, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), bereavement, pet bereavement and phobias.
I also have experience working with individuals with suicidal ideations (SI). SI are a common of many mental health conditions and it is important to discuss and understand what they mean for you as an individual.
My practice is bound by the ethical framework of the BABCP of which I am a fully registered member working towards accreditation.  I receive supervision monthly as an essential requirement of both ethical practice as well as development as a therapist.

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Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage

Katie is a professionally qualified therapist in the art of Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage. Katie Pitney Massage TherapistHer approach is informed by a compassionate and intuitive listening touch. She believes massage is a beautiful technique in which the practitioner and client co-create an experience of deep relaxation.
Massage has been known to improve circulation, improve fluidity and range of movement, tone the body, reduce pain and can promote emotional and spiritual well-being.
The techniques shared fuse Eastern and Western ideologies. The bodywork consists of palpation of fascia tissues, muscles and mobilization of joints. 
This fusion massage technique considers the body holistically and is steeped in theory that considers the body to be composed of layers more subtle than tissue alone. Mind, composed of thoughts and emotion, is considered intrinsically connected to the body and to be animated by our deepest peace.
Katie focuses on helping clients feel safe and comfortable in body mind and soul to invite connection to that inner peace.
Prior to your first massage, a short consultation is required.

Costs and Contact:

  • Prior Initial Consultation 30 mins (via telephone or zoom) and First Treatment: 50 minutes: £55.00
  • Follow up treatments: 50 minutes: £45.00
  • Mobile: 07398 497 663

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Roger Mortimer  PDHyp, GQHP, CNHC, GHR Reg.

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I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), Registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and a verified member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I also have an Enhanced DBS Cert.

Hypnotherapists come from all walks of life and my career has been brought about by an interest in how people behave and thrive in a variety of complex situations. Over more than three decades I have developed a broad range of skills and attributes from serving in the Armed Forces, running an award winning business and working for small private companies and major global organizations.
Due to this unique combination of training, qualifications, life experiences and the value that I place on your wellbeing, I believe I am the right person to help you.

My approach is to listen to you to understand what you are going through and to work with you. Agreeing a plan of action together is an important part of how I like to work as it shows that we both have an understanding of the steps we will take to overcome the issue and make that necessary change. I can help with….

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Stopping smoking
  • Weight control
  • Eating disorders
  • Confidence/self-esteem
  • Fears/phobias
  • Insomnia/sleeping problems
  • Anger management
  • IBS
  • Panic attacks
  • PTSD
  • Performance enhancement
  • …and more…


  • FREE Initial Consultation (Telephone) – 30 mins

In this call I will introduce myself and explain briefly what I do.
It will be an opportunity for you to share what you are going through and decide if Hypnotherapy is for you.
Please provide your phone number and I will call you at the time stated. Any information you can share that will help prepare for the call is useful.

  • Initial Hypnotherapy Session – £110 / (1.5 hrs – 2 hrs)

This Session lasts 1 .5 to 2 hours, depending on a number of factors. We talk in depth about the issues that brought you here. We set expectations, discuss how we will proceed and begin the process of making your life better.

  • Ongoing Hypnotherapy Session – £80 / (50 mins – 1 hr)

This is a follow-on appointment after the Initial Session and will last for 50mins to 1 hr.

  • Stop Smoking (Extended Session) – £225 / (1.5 hrs – 2 hrs)

For less than a ’15-a-day’ smoker spends on cigarettes in one month, you can become a non smoker!
Simply pick a date and book a ‘Smoking Cessation’ appointment today. Your future self will thank you for it…..
This Session lasts 1 .5 to 2 hours, depending on a number of factors. We will discuss the habit and then get to work on you becoming a non-smoker.


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Naturopathy and Iridology

Sarah Burt nd 

Sarah is a fully qualified Herbalist and Nutritionist, having studied in Sydney Australia, img_1057qualifying in 1998. She has been working as a Naturopath and Iridologist for 17 years.

Iridology is thought to show us the individual constitution and can highlight the factors that lead to ill health, alert us to hidden threats, reveal weaknesses but also strengths.

By isolating the weakened areas, Sarah can advise on how to adjust diet and life style to help you make the best possible choices for your health.

Naturopathy simply means ‘nature cure’. A Naturopath works with the understanding that the body has a complete capacity to heal itself. Naturopaths are trained in many different modalities to give the body the right environment to heal itself.

It is a gentle non invasive form of healing which aims to get to the core areas where imbalance is occurring, and not just treat the symptoms. Often it is only symptoms that are treated, usually with drugs that suppress these symptoms, which means that the disease itself will simply deepen and more loudly express itself. Naturopathy helps to treat conditions before they become more serious.

Costs and contact

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Rebecca Shalts 

I’ve have always been fascinated by natural and alternative therapies and I decided to retrain as a Reflexologist in 2005 after experiencing the benefits of the treatment personally.

I’m fully qualified and insured through the Association of Reflexologists to treat general and Maternity reflexology.

Reflexology is a non invasive complementary therapy which aims to optimise both emotional and physical health. It works by applying pressure to specific reflex points found in the feet and hands,which correspond to all the various parts of the body. Reflexologists work holistically, treating the body as a whole and not just the symptoms. It can benefit people of all ages, and depending on the length of time a condition has been present, it can improve or eliminate many ailments over a four – six week course of treatments.

Treatments will usually take around an hour, with an initial session taking an hour and a half, as a full medical history will be taken to identify any current areas of concern and your treatment needs.

Reflexology is a very relaxing treatment to receive.

Costs and Contact
  • Cost: £35  for 1 hour treatment (children £20)
  • Email: Email Rebecca
  • Mobile: 07860 676 804

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Yoga Therapy

Sharon Cox-Button 

The aim of Yoga Therapy is to promote good health for the person as a whole – the Sharon Cox-Buttonemphasis of this work may be towards the body, the mind, the emotions or a combination of these. An individual programme from: specific physical exercises, breathing techniques, relaxation, meditation, dietary guidance and bodywork (massage).

Alternative advice on other supportive complimentary therapies may also be given.

The emphasis being on what you can do for yourself, as the responsibility for developing health and happiness lies within each individual.

I  started practising yoga in 1981 when my interest in alternative and complementary approaches to health began. I have had particular experience working with pregnant and postnatal women and their families and practised as a holistic massage therapist from 1993 to 2013.I have studied deep relaxation, meditation and yoga therapy and use a wide range of tools from a practice of 30 years. If you are not sure whether yoga therapy can help you please feel free to ring or email  me confidentially.

Massage Training Institute (1993), British Wheel of Yoga Diploma (2001), Pregnancy Yoga Module (2003 Britsh Wheel of Yoga), Certified Infant Massage Instructor  (2007 International Association of infant Massage IAIM), Yoga for Children  (British Wheel of Yoga 2010), Well Mother Diploma (2013) Suzanne Yates, Yoga Nidra (Deep relaxation) 2015 Satyananda Yoga Centre, Post graduate Teaching and Yoga Therapy (2017)Devon School of Yoga, Restorative Yoga (2020 Barefoot), Yin Yoga (2020 Bernie Clark). Ongoing studies of Chanting and Yoga philosophy with Kausthub Desikachar and Sarah Ryan.
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