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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 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.

Ruth Sunderland

Ruth Sunderland

Ruth qualified in Physiotherapy from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 2009. She first worked in Raigmore Hospital before moving to Lorn and Islands Hospital in Oban, Edinburgh Community Stroke Service, Lothian Weight Management Service and then Mid Argyll Hospital in Lochgilphead.

Over the years she has developed a particular interest in chronic chest conditions and weight management. Her main drive for physiotherapy is breaking down barriers for her patients to exercise. be that pain, weight, balance, body-image or just not knowing where to start.

Out of work, Ruth enjoys anything food related, cycling, running, swimming and getting great charity shop finds.

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 is qualified in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage and reflexology.

Jacquie MacLean

Jacquie MacLean

Jacquie MacLean is a massage therapist. She has trained in Swedish Massage with the Scottish Massage School and with the Western School of Massage to incorporate Sports and Remedial Massage into her offering.

Jacquie's aims for treating your injury or discomfort are to reduce pain, increase the range of movement, enhance performance and reduce the risk of re-injury. Her intention is always to promote the body's natural healing ability, restore balance and induce relaxation, bringing you back on form.

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.

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.

Catherine Mitchell

Catherine Mitchell Catherine is a Senior Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She qualified to teach yoga in 2011 after many years of being a student and is passionate about making yoga inclusive and appropriate for everyone.

Outside of teaching Yoga Catherine enjoys hiking in the hills, swimming in rivers and lochs and growing lots of fruit, veg and other plants on the croft she lives on with her family.

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


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

Appointments are available outwith these hours.

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