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New therapies at the clinic

Reflexology & Hot Stone Massage

Sports Injury therapy & rehabilitation
appointments available occasional
Sundays & Monday evenings


The Lochaber Complementary Health Clinic


Geoff Skrone

Geoff Skrone

Geoff Skrone trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London for 5 years qualifying in 2004. He is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Osteopathic Association.

Geoff has worked alone and in multi-disciplinary clinics for 14 years acquiring significant experience in treating all areas of the body. He has completed numerous post-graduate training courses, notably on the shoulder, knee, pelvis and for whiplash disorders.

There are many styles of osteopathy and a patient's experience will differ widely depending on who they see. Geoff prides himself on his reputation on being an osteopath who listens attentively, respects the patient’s modesty and tailors the treatment to each individual.

As a keen sportsman himself and having worked with sporting teams and clubs in the UK and New Zealand, he has also acquired skills and experience in treating sport related injuries whether through trauma or repetitive strains.

Jacqui Parfitt

Jacqui Parfitt

Jacqui Parfitt is an experienced and well regarded state registered and chartered physiotherapist who qualified in 1989. She has a wealth of experience in both the NHS and the private sector and has undertaken extensive post graduate training, including a Masters Degree in sports medicine and qualifications in acupuncture, enabling her to develop expertise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Jacqui spent the 1st 8 years of her career in the English NHS and then the private sector . During this time she also worked for her local football and boxing clubs and at various sports tournaments both locally and nationally. She went on to study for a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine at Glasgow University working with the Scottish FA whilst there. Subsequently she spent time in New Zealand where she worked as a physiotherapist in a ski resort. Her experience working closely with a variety of sports has resulted in her developing excellent sports injuries expertise in injury management, prevention and biomechanical assessments.

In 2001 she took a job in the NHS in Fort William establishing a physiotherapy triage service in the GP practices. Through this work she has developed a strong working relationship with the Lochaber GPs and the Inverness based orthopaedic consultants. She also kept her sports medicine knowledge and skills current and established the highly regarded Lochaber NHS sports injuries clinic alongside Dr Ellis which operated until August 2011.

In January 2012 Jacqui decided to branch out on her own and set up Lochaber Physiotherapy. She moved into Lochaber Complementary Health Clinic when it opened in April 2012.

Ailie Howat

Ailie Howat

Ailie qualified as a Physiotherapist (BSc Hons) from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and registered with the HCPC.

Ailie has worked within the NHS in a variety of rural and urban settings, where she has gained extensive knowledge in Orthopaedics, Neurology and Musculoskeletal injuries. She has worked in the adult services for many years, however recently has specialised in Paediatrics.


Whilst working in New Zealand, Ailie has gained invaluable experience treating acute sports injuries, with the majority of cases involving squash, rugby and skiing injuries.

Following graduation, she has 5 years’ experience providing physiotherapy to a rugby team, running sports clinics and providing pitch side first aid.

Whilst in Glasgow, Ailie was based in a sports clinic specialising in running injuries and is keen to continue working within this field of sports rehabilitation..


Clare Holohan

Clare Holohan

Clare Holohan is a qualified Medical Herbalist, Massage therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist. Clare is a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists and is fully professionally insured.

She began her degree in Herbal Medicine at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in Glasgow. During this time she qualified with a diploma in Holistic Massage in 2008 and a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy in 2010 and has been practicing massage and Aromatherapy in Morvern ever since. Following the School's closure in 2010, Clare transferred to the University of East London where she graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine.

For the past three years she has been working with herbal first aid at festivals and events. This group of herbalists and first aiders use a combination of orthodox first aid, herbal medicine and other therapies to provide health care to festival goers around Scotland. This has given her valuable clinical experience on top of the training hours she has undergone.

Aside from her practice, Clare has a keen interest in cooking and nutrition, growing plants and making medicines and is actively involved in the current allotments project in Lochaline (Community Land Association Morvern).

Janey Kennedy

Jane Kennedy

Janey of Glencoe Holistics studied at The Complementary Therapy School in Glasgow, which is the UK’s only private training provider to offer a university credit rated qualification. She is a full member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists, The Guild of Holistic Therapists and The Association of Reflexologists.


Janey offers a range of massage treatments designed to suit the individual. Janey has been practicing massage for the past two years and has qualifications in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage and reflexology.


Linda Nadin

Linda Nadin

Linda Nadin originally trained as a Registered Nurse at the Western General Hospital and Napier University in Edinburgh, qualifying in 1989. She continued to study and worked in Scotland and Saudi Arabia in various specialities, including Rheumatology and Stroke care before specialising and working for 8 years as a Neurological Intensive Care Nurse in both the NHS and the Army. During her Army career, she served twice in Iraq on operational deployment as Nursing Officer in charge of the Intensive Care unit in the Military Field Hospital.

While still working as a nurse, Linda returned to University for 3 years to study Podiatry and graduated in 2002 with a BSc in Podiatric Medicine with Distinction, from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She is Health Professional Council (HPC) registered and a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Linda worked in a busy established Private Practice in Edinburgh before returning to Lochaber. She spent 2 years working for NHS Highland covering North Argyll and its Islands before setting up Westcoast Podiatry with a colleague.

Throughout her career, Linda has continued to study and develop her clinical skills in order to provide the best and most current care possible. As well as routine podiatry care, Linda offers biomechanical assessment and supply of corrective orthotics, nail and minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic, diabetic care and foot ulcer management, acupuncture for foot and lower leg conditions and childrens’ foot health and development. Her extensive nursing background compliments and strengthens her Podiatry practice and allows her to treat each person individually and with respect.


Graham Anderson

Graham Anderson

Graham studied Podiatry at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and graduated in 1989 with a BSc in Podiatric Medicine. Initially working with NHS Grampian based at Community Clinics in Aberdeen City. In 1993 he took up a post with Shetland Health Service and worked as Community Podiatrist covering Lerwick and no. of inhabited Islands.



He returned to Scottish Mainland in 1996 taking up a post with NHS Highland based in Fort William and has just recently left (March 2018) to take up the new challenge of Private Podiatry.

Apart from routine podiatry care, Graham offers orthotic prescription for corrective devices, nail surgery, acupuncture and steroid injections for joint pain and Digital neuroma’s/neuritis. Much of NHS Podiatry involved treating the possible complications of the Diabetic foot and he will continue to strive to offer the best possible foot care.


Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly Paul Kelly is a fully qualified Life Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist, having obtained a Diploma in NLP, Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and Advanced Diploma in NLP, Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Phil Parker Institute in London. Paul has also studied at the International Buteyko Clinic in Galway, Ireland and gained the Buteyko Breathing Method Practitioner qualification. Buteyko techniques can improve many modern conditions such as allergies, asthma, anxiety and stress, to name a few.

From his early career years Paul has been involved in helping others change their outlook and situations, as a professional coach he has over 20 years’ experience in personal and professional development, and has a passion for assisting others in their continued development and facilitating change.

Paul has worked within charities, local education authorities and commercial companies as well as working for himself as an independent therapist across the UK. He has held positions of senior and higher senior management with responsibilities for training, development, mentoring and coaching. He has extensive experience in these areas and is a skilled Trainer and Coach. Paul also lectures at the local university on the Adventure Tourism Management degree and on occasion can still be found out enjoying the hills, rivers and sea.


Allan Lindsay

Allan Lindsay Allan Lindsay originally trained as a Counsellor offering specialist therapeutic support to bereaved persons though a National charity, however when clients brought issues unrelated to the bereavement, but triggered by it, Allan realised that his own interest and skills in talking therapies was much wider than he had first thought and that in addition to bereavement he wanted to be able to provide psychological support in all areas of a persons life, and so he decided to undertake formal Counsellor training.

Allan studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and more recently he undertook further training in association with the Counselling Unit at Strathclyde University in Developing Couple Therapy Practice. He is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as there is not yet a requirement for Statutory Registration of Counsellors in this country, he is also a Member of the BACP Voluntary Register of Counsellors, a Register which is Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Allan undertakes ongoing training both as a requirement of his Registration and professional membership of BACP but also because he feels it important to maintain learning about the many, varied and difficult issues that clients may bring to counselling sessions.

Allan has been providing counselling support in Lochaber for over 15 years and joined Lochaber Complementary Health Clinic early in 2014.


Ali Denman

Ali Denman

Ali is our Receptionist and looks after the Therapists’ diaries and the needs of the clinic. After holidaying in Scotland for 20 years and loving the area so much, Ali & her husband decided to make the West Highlands their permanent home and has been at the clinic since July 2015. Ali can assist with any enquiries for the clinic so please don’t hesitate to ask.

Opening Times

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Reception open Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm.

Appointments are available outwith these hours.

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