About

ADADSU

ADADSU was founded by Lara Just in 2014 in London, United Kingdom. It evolved out of her previous nutrition and coaching consultancy business. Its unique approach was initially developed from the scientific, physiological and biochemical model. It later expanded to include the psychological and socio-cultural dimensions to offer a more integrative and sustainable approach to mind-body-spirit health. Read more…

Adadsu bulletOur philosophy is to honour and respect the uniqueness and individual needs of each human being. We value the interconnectedness on all levels, which include physical, emotional, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of life.

Adadsu bulletOur mission is to provide the best possible personalised solutions for our clients so that they can experience improved mind-body-spirit health and wellbeing.

Adadsu bulletOur values are to commit to and encourage contribution, compassion, cooperation, creativity, and change.

The ADADSU approach is not narrowly focused on one single therapeutic model, but draws on a variety of psychotherapeutic and complementary health approaches in an integrative and personalised way. We recognise that each of us is unique and can benefit from different things at different times in our lives. By honouring each person’s uniqueness, our integrative approach encourages individuals to safely, and at their own pace, find more balance within the mind-body-spirit system. The ADADSU approach has been specifically designed to help our clients to ADapt, ADvance and SUcceed on their unique journeys to health, healing and wellbeing.

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THE TEAM

Our team of experts are highly qualified in different mind-body therapies and are passionate about sharing their knowledge while conducting themselves with humility, respect, flexibility and integrity in a safe and confidential environment. We strive to provide the best possible personalised solutions to help improve all levels of your mind-body-spirit health and wellbeing.


Lara Just (Clinical Director / Psychotherapist)

Professional Bio

Lara is the founder and clinical director of ADADSU Ltd., accredited Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). She is also a registered Equine Assisted Psychotherapist with LEAP, and licensed HeartMath® provider.

Lara works with individuals and couples of various ages for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, addictions, bereavement, low self-esteem, LGBT issues. She offers short-term and long-term contracts via online therapy work.

She uses an integrative relational approach drawing on different therapeutic modalities from her varied training. This includes mindfulness, psychodynamic approaches, body psychotherapy, Gestalt, hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT and other approaches. She has a special interest in mind-body-spirit interactions for mental and physical health, healing and wellbeing. Read more…

And she absolutely loves horses! Lara has found they are amazing at incorporating them as co-therapists into the different therapeutic ways of working. She has a passion to make therapeutic support more accessible to a wide range of people which includes embracing new ways of working and new technologies. She offers therapeutic online working to make this more possible.

Lara has been working in private practice in different clinical capacities since 2008. She held positions at various placements as psychotherapist including the West London Centre for Counselling with adults of all ages including seniors, Roehampton University with adolescents and young adults, for Place2Be with primary school children and for the Wandsworth Early Intervention in Psychosis service at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust with young adults.

Lara has initially trained as hypno-psychotherapist and now uses a combination of integrative and outcome-oriented approaches. She includes different therapeutic tools and interventions, focusing on relational, person-centred & solution-focused aspects. Therapeutic programmes are generally time-limited staying predominantly in the here and now and the preferred future. Where appropriate, she utilises aspects of her varied training and interests in an integrative way which includes Gestalt, psychodynamic, CBT, hypnopsychotherapy, somato-sensory work, transactional analysis, Clean Language and metaphor therapy, NLP, HeartMath®, mindfulness,  and other tools. Lara also offers equine assisted psychotherapy and learning programmes to individuals and groups. She is a LGBT affirmative psychotherapist.

In 2015/2016, ADADSU added Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning training with LEAP and EAGALA which is fascinating in its ability to provide a very different working environment and approach. This can be particularly effective when working with deep trauma, PTSD, addictions, depression, anxiety, Autism for adults or young people. It is also very useful for couples and groups staying predominantly in the here-and-now and preferred future.

Lara has published and appeared in various articles, including Together Magazine (Mental Health Charity) – Together-Article, the Nutrition Practitioner Journal, and the International Holistic Therapist – Food Mood Connection.

Personal Motivations

“In my previous careers I worked my way up in the corporate world for nearly two decades, in both private IT Consulting and the public sector in the NHS, while also studying and working in education, lecturing and clinical supervision on the side. I experienced first-hand how imbalanced the work-life ratio can become. For me, this imbalance lead to an increased stress levels, lack of motivation and questioning of my life purpose that started to affect my physical and emotional health and wellbeing. I recognised that adequate lifestyle balance and good nutrition played a key role and at that point decided to make a huge and scary step: leave my well paid full-time job and move to a part-time job and go back to university. I wanted to learn more about nutrition, about life coaching and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).

Once in practice as qualified Nutritional Therapist and NLP Coach, I soon realised that somehow these nutrition and lifestyle management approaches were not consistently providing lasting results. I witnessed many clients continue to struggle with pre-existing behaviour patterns and beliefs that were deeper rooted and which made it difficult to sustain beneficial health and lifestyle changes. I felt out of my depth to help my clients and it became clear to me that mind and body are not separate entities. Again I felt a bit disillusioned, despite getting a 1st class honours degree while working in a demanding job. And was getting totally overworked to find out how to solve this. My back pain flared up, I was not looking after myself as good as I could and my moods were up and down. This led me to becoming increasingly interested in psychosomatic manifestations, and how past traumatic experiences influence our perceptions of stress, coping mechanisms and resilience. As a result I went on to train in stress management and resilience training with HeartMath Institute, mainly for myself but also to find out other ways of how I could help others. I then did even more training and became a Master NLP Practitioner but noticed that this wasn’t enough either. Being very useful like many CBT approaches, it was good for a directive coaching style for coping strategies and for more functional clients. However, it often couldn’t address deeper routed beliefs and behaviour patterns that were founded in past trauma and experiences.

Ultimately this led me to my training in psychotherapy. It has been a very long personal and professional journey, with much investment of time and money – but I have never looked back! Since then I have continuously expanded my knowledge and training in this area, including equine assisted psychotherapy and online therapy and other ways of creative working. I have found that by exploring first some of the underlying emotional and psychological aspects of health, individuals were enabled to make better choices to create more sustainable solutions for their mind-body health. This also reflected then in people’s physical health.  The results in my practice have since vastly improved. This was my inspiration and the reason behind creating ADADSU. I wanted to create a concept that provides a more integrated and personalised approach that can address the various unique aspects of an individual’s wellbeing. Creating a platform to work more collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to address the emotional as well as physical aspects has made this possible in a more efficient and effective way.

Plus I absolutely love horses! I get to work outside with my clients, with the animals, get to travel and work together with amazing practitioners to support our clients in more comprehensive and different ways. I couldn’t love my job more or where I am right now. I want to give back and support people who want to understand and overcome their own “stuff” that holds them back and find their own passion and purpose, to feel alive and happy again.”

Training & Education

Lara is a qualified practitioner of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and has trained with Mike Delaney and Ella Bloomfield at LEAP, and with Patti Mandrell and Annie Tidmarsh at EAGALA. She also trained with Lisa Wake in Integrative Outcome-oriented Psychotherapies and Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy; Stephen Gilligan, PhD in Self-Relations Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnopsychotherapy, and Generative Trance & Coaching; Jessica Riberi & Inge Grethe in Family Constellations Therapy; Place2Be in Play Therapy and Counselling for Children; Wendy Sullivan in Clean Language (Metaphor Therapy); the HeartMath® Institute for Heart Variability, Stress management and Resilience Training. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Outcome-oriented Psychotherapy, has a first-class BSc Honours degree in Nutritional Therapy from Middlesex University, and a diploma in economics from Heidelberg University.

  • Diploma in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy, PWTA (currently in training, completion expected December 2017)
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner Certification, LEAP and EAGALA, UK
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Outcome-Oriented Psychotherapies, Awaken School of Outcome-oriented Psychotherapies, UK
  • Family Constellations Therapy I Certificate, Jessica Riberi & Inge Grethe, Nordisk NLP Akademi, Denmark
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling for Children, Place2Be Charity, London, UK
  • HeartMath® Provider Training, HeartMath® Institute, London, UK
  • Certificate in Self-Relations Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Generative Trance and Coaching, Stephen Gilligan, PhD, San Diego, California, USA
  • Ericksonian Hypno-Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice Certificate, BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ (AFMCP™), Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Master NLP Practitioner & Coaching Certification, Awaken Consulting Ltd.
  • BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy, first-class honours, Middlesex University
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM)
  • NLP Practitioner Certification, UK College of Personal Development (UKCPD)
  • Dietary Educator Certificate, Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM)
  • NLP Coaching Diploma, International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA)
  • Access Degree, Biochemistry, Middlesex University
  • Economics Diploma, Heidelberg University

Professional Memberships & Registrations

For more information and frequently asked questions about psychotherapy, see our Services page. You can find a list of the different therapies and definitions for additional information in the Glossary.

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Melanie de Grooth (Co-Director / Leadership Consultancy Coach)

Professional Bio

Melanie is a co-director of ADADSU Ltd. and Leadership Consultancy Coach. She works with individuals and groups to create more effective teams through coaching and leadership development courses. Melanie is also a qualified equine assisted learning coach which is an innovative approach to help create successful teams and more sustainable change in reaching their goals.  Read more…

Drawing on different coaching approaches, authentic leadership skills can be cultivated to be more sustainable when combined with capacities for mindfulness, reflection and resilience. Melanie draws on her own experiences of leading and developing teams in her capacity as General Manager of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).

She was previously General Manager and Webmaster for ADADSU responsible for business development and inquiries from the public and press, and development and maintenance of the website. Melanie brings extensive experience with wide-ranging skills. Her ability for attention to detail as well as creating efficiencies on a higher-level systems context has been very useful to ADADSU. Not only her ability to create and maintain website content and managing financial accounts she is also well versed in managing a multitude of staff and volunteers and ensure an effectively run team. Her resourceful and creative approach makes her a prodigious problem solver, with well-developed leadership and communication skills. She reliably takes the initiative, follows through, seeks and finds solutions and oversees successful completion of a wide variety of complex projects. We are incredibly proud to have Melanie as part of our team to help run everything more efficiently.

Personal Motivations

“I have always been fascinated with the human body and the interaction and connection between the mind, psyche, spirit and the body. Having completed my science degree in Nutritional Therapy, it was clear to me that not enough focus was placed on the inexplicable and intrinsic connection between body and mind. During my degree I took on the extra study of Sports and Swedish Massage to help me physically make that connection between body and mind. I am an avid believer in the efficacy of Psychotherapy as a modality that helps you uncover deep seated trauma and issues that may be holding you back from being the whole person you could be. Personally, I have been on a journey of self-discovery that has made me the person I am today and without the support of the therapies that helped both my body and mind, this would not have been possible.

Since graduating, my working life has taken me away from nutrition and bodywork and the focus has been systems administration and project management. I have worked for a professional association since 2001 and have overseen the company grow from strength to strength. I have introduced many new systems that have streamlined and improved processes and ensured costs were kept to a minimum thereby allowing the profits to be ploughed back into the company for increased and consolidated services and benefits offered to members. I have gained extensive experience in all areas of business management while working with this company and all of this has been done via a virtual office and remote working. Despite remote working I am an excellent team player, an inspirational and supportive manager and colleague and solution finder. I have been dubbed a “mover and shaker”, someone who never gives up and just gets on with it.

I feel privileged to be part of the team, because for me, the ADADSU philosophy sums up my core belief system. It is an honour and feels congruent with my outlook on life, the mind and body and healthcare. The philosophy, mission and values of ADADSU are also ones that I appreciate and hold close to my heart. I am inspired and committed to following these through in everything I do for ADADSU and the collaborators.”

Training & Education

Melanie has a BSc Honours degree in Health Sciences from the University of Westminster, and is a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist.

  • Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioner Certification, LEAP
  • Family Constellations Therapy I Certificate, Nordisk NLP Akademi, Denmark
  • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences: Nutritional Therapy, University of Westminster
  • Sports & Swedish Massage, University of Westminster
  • Foundation Course in Information Technology, Open University
  • Communication at Work Course, Manor Consulting
  • IT Training, People in Technology

Melanie is currently a non-practising massage therapist working full time in her capacity as General Manager for BANT.

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Elena BrogiElena Brogi (Counselling Psychologist)

Professional Bio

Elena registered HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist, a Chartered Member of BPS and specialises in Family and Systemic-Relational Psychotherapy. Her systemic-relational approach considers people in their relationships within context. She explores the significant couple and family life cycles and critical transition points connected to life events and developmental tasks using specific systemic techniques and also works with a co-therapist. Read more…

She has worked with couples and families since 2003, acquiring experience in many areas including: eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, high conflict, lack of communication, family crisis in different stages of the life cycle (e.g. pregnancy, birth, bereavement, retirement, separation and divorce), adoption and fostering, step-families, single-parent families.

Her training in Family and Systemic-Relational Psychotherapy has allowed her to work with couples and families within the Family Therapy Centre of the Italian NHS for 11 years, where she has contributed to the implementation of an innovative project dealing with conflicted families undergoing separation, with children at risk.During this period she co-founded the Professional Association of Psychologists “Famiglie al Centro”, where she collaborated with several other professionals such as GPs, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Nutritionists, Physiotherapists, and Family Lawyers. She was an expert witness for the Court of Florence, specialised in cases of separation and child custody.

Personal Motivations

“I believe that a life event is not critical in itself but in the way it interacts with one’s background and personal characteristics. As a Psychology student first and as a Family Therapist then, I became interested in the way people are interwoven with the relational context and how important couple/family dynamics can be in promoting recovery and resilience. Working with couples and families has helped me see that suffering can be transformed into hope and that focusing on health instead of disease, on strength instead of weakness, allows to express potential and build resources. My further experience as an expert witness has convinced me that functional relationships and healthy communication are fundamental to a person’s balance and well-being.”

Training & Education

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, University of Florence
  • Postgraduate course “Social Worker in Adoption and Fostering”, Regione Toscana, Florence.
  • Postgraduate diploma in Family and Systemic-Relational Psychotherapy, C.S.A.P.R., Rome.
  • Training course in Forensic Psychology, I.T.F.F., Florence
  • EMDR training (2nd part completed), London

Professional Memberships & Registrations

For more information about Elena please visit her website at http://elenabrogi.com

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Deborah Colson (Nutritional Therapist)

Professional Bio

Deborah Colson is a Registered Nutritional Therapist. She has specialised in nutritional support for mental health and well-being since 2002. Deborah lectures regularly on the subject of nutrition and mental health to a variety of audiences including corporates, medical, healthcare professionals, students and the general public. She is co-author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Plan, Optimum Nutrition for Your Child and Optimum Nutrition for your Child’s Mind.  Read more…

Nutritional Therapy is an evidence-based therapy, which is complementary to medicine and other therapies and involves managing nutritional and biochemical factors which affect health. Deborah provides detailed assessment of nutritional factors which can contribute to psychiatric and neurological symptoms including mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bipolar, cognitive decline, ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders, and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. She develops a practical, personalised plan for each individual which takes into account their unique lifestyle and dietary preferences, and their current nutritional status and genetic predisposition.

Personal Motivations

“My interest in nutrition and health has been long-standing. I decided to pursue a career in nutritional therapy after consulting a nutritional therapist myself in 1998. I was amazed at the benefits I experienced in my health by making a few simple changes to my diet. Until that point I had, like most people, thought “I eat a pretty healthy diet”. I consulted the nutritional therapist primarily because I wanted to lose a few pounds. What came as a complete surprise was that, in addition to the pounds disappearing within a few weeks, my mental health also dramatically improved. I had found working long hours in a high pressure corporate trading floor environment quite stressful and each afternoon felt close to breaking point. My strategy at that point in the afternoon was to have a cappuccino and a chocolate muffin. Of course, this worked to give me a lift in the short term but within a couple of hours I was feeling worse again. Through making some changes to my diet I found that I sailed through the afternoon periods, reduced my stress levels and felt more productive. Having had this experience, I soon realised that I wanted to change career and went to train as a nutritional therapist. Through my own personal experiences I developed a keen interest to specialise in mental health. It has been very rewarding seeing clients experience radical changes in their mental health and emotional wellbeing through adequate personalised dietary adjustments. I am passionate about helping people make simple and practical changes to improve their mind-body health and wellbeing.”

Training & Education

Deborah completed her initial training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (DipION) in 2002 and completed an MSc in Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster in 2014. She also completed the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ intensive training course in London in 2011.

  • MSc in Nutritional Therapy, University of Westminster
  • Certificate in Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ (AFMCP™), Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (DipION), The Institute for Optimum Nutrition

Professional Memberships & Registrations

For more information about Deborah please visit her website at www.thinkingnutrition.co.uk.

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Zoe Kay (Nutritional Therapist)

Professional Bio

Zoe is an experienced nutritionist using a unique and integrative functional medicine approach aimed at targeting the root cause of a range of symptoms and conditions. Zoe takes an in-depth case history from her clients and uses laboratory testing to give people the answers they need and the direction that allows her programmes to be effective. Read more…

Zoe also provides seminars for health professionals and corporate companies and is involved with various local health projects. Zoe is a guest lecturer and clinic supervisor on the undergraduate Nutritional Science and postgraduate Diploma courses at the renowned applied nutrition college: Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM) and has a passion for giving people the tools to optimise their health and enjoy life to the maximum.

Personal Motivations

“I believe that health is freedom and that life is to be enjoyed; this freedom is what I want for my clients. There are many symptoms and conditions that are not well supported by the current medical model and providing effective protocols for people who would otherwise go unsupported is hugely rewarding. I have great respect for the complexity of the human body and enjoy continuously learning developing my understanding of its needs and function. I enjoy collaboratations where the benefits of different approaches can be best matched with the most suitable skills for the individual. I am proud to be part of the future of medicine that is individualised medicine that accounts for genetic, familial tendencies, physiological and emotional contributors to health.”

Training & Education

Zoe completed her initial training at Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM) which is accredited by Middlesex University in 2011 and will complete her MSc in Nutritional Therapy in July this year.

  • MSc in Nutritional Therapy (exp. July 2015), Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM)
  • BSc in Nutritional Therapy, Middlesex University
  • Certified Practitioner in the Science and Art of Neuro Linguistic Programming – The UK College of Personal Development

Professional Memberships & Registrations

For more information about Zoe please visit her website at www.znutrition.co.uk.

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Dani HickeyDani Hickey (Yoga Therapist / Reiki Practitioner)

Professional Bio

Dani is a fully qualified yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. She was born and raised in London, and spent a number of years living in Toronto, Canada where she studied and trained in both fields. Since being back in London she has been passionately sharing this path of self-discovery, transformation and healing that she has found in both modalities. Read more…

Dani spent a full year doing over 500 hours of advance training at Octopus Garden Yoga Centre in Toronto, under the guidance and mentorship of her beloved teachers Pat Linfood and Scott Davis. Also trained in Restorative Yoga by Pat Linfoot and Matthew Remski, whom inspired her interest in Ayerveda and it’s application to her practice. Taking a number of Doug Keller’s (an acclaimed yoga therapist) interactive workshops and extensive study of his literature has begun an understanding of the much-needed shift of focus in yoga as its popularity continues to rise in the West. Not only an excellent path to fitness, but also effective for physical rehabilitation and emotional/energetic healing.

Typically Dani teaches Vinyasa style classes, propelled by the integration of movement and breath, and the freedom to create and construct a sequence that is of most benefit to whomever she is guiding through the practice. It is of her highest interest to bring forth the benefits of yoga in whichever way is most suitable for her students and clients. Pranayama (breath work) and meditation are key parts of any class or session, as profound ways to access deeper layers of our being.

Dani has found Reiki to be a powerful healing modality and a beautiful addition to what she is able to offer alongside asana (the physical practice of yoga), meditation and breathwork. A Japanese lineage which draws on a pure light (Rei) energy, as well as the power of the celestial bodies, to encourage a release of tension in the physical body and the clearing of blocks in the energetic body. This results in a clearer, lighter, and brighter being, a more relaxed state, and a deeper sense of connection to oneself. Dani was initiated into Usui Reiki in Toronto and studied in depth with her teacher Shihan Samantha Chin for two years, and remains connected since her return to London.

The marriage of both practices has been an honour to share with her clients and students.

Personal Motivations

“I began a yoga practice through a love of movement. Growing up a dancer and gymnast I felt comfortable diving into the physical practice of yoga, however it wasn’t long before my world was opened to the benefits of the practice beyond the physical body. The effects on the mind were equally as powerful, and a meditation practice became an important, perhaps necessary, part of maintaining balance. As well as this, I found a profound sense of community while I was a long way from home, people with open hearts and a shared passion. I found myself immersed in another beautiful community of people on a path of self-discovery that led to my study and practice of Reiki.

My time in Toronto gave me a perspective on life I was ready for, and gave clarity about my journey so far. With guidance I was able to develop a deep self practice and through the highest quality teaching I was able to hone my skills to share with others effectively and with the most heart felt sincerity. Since my return to London, my practice and depth of understanding continues to grow through new teachers, students and clients. What has been most profound has been the continued experience of the interconnectedness of all things, and the underlying truth that ultimately we are all seeking wholeness no matter which path you are taking.”

Training & Education

  • Certificate of Higher Education, Social Sciences, Newcastle University
  • 200 hours Fundamental Studies Octopus Garden Yoga Centre, Toronto
  • 300 hours Advanced Training and Effective Teaching Octopus Garden Yoga Centre, Toronto
  • 40 hours Restorative Teacher Training Octopus Garden Yoga Centre, Toronto
  • Usui Reiki – Shoden, Okuden and Shinpinden (Levels 1 2 and 3 in the Western lineage) Shihan Samantha Chin of The Rockstore, Toronto

Professional Memberships & Registrations

  • Registered and insured with Yoga Alliance UK, with up-to-date first aid training

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Karen Purdon (Personal Trainer)

Professional Bio

Karen Purdon was born and raised in South Africa where she was exposed to a diversity of culture that has mainly taught her compassion and love to overcome all boundaries. She is an individual genuinely passionate about dancing, fitness and health. She is a professional offering dedication and confidence with suitable experience and qualifications in the health and fitness sector. Read more…

Karen taught and managed a ballet academy early in her career sharing her passion and love with dancers aged 3 years to adult. She then went one to further develop her career in the fitness and personal training industry. She is also qualified as a dynamic Pilates reformer instructor and Body Balance instructor. Karen actively teaches and trains with love, passion, grace and composure, endowing others with the same. Constantly keen to learn and further develop her knowledge, expertise and career. Committed to working with patience and the utmost care with each individual. Her main focus as a trainer is on posture & basic stabilisation & co-ordination, functional movement, mobility and stretching. When she believes a client is able to move safely and as effectively as their body type and range of motion allows she moves on to the strengthening and endurance phase. Karen believes each and every person should feel content and comfortable within their own bodies and it’s her commitment as a person and as a trainer to help make that journey pleasant and liberating.

Personal Motivations

“As a child and young dancer I was constantly struggling with my weight and self-image, confused by all the different training, eating and lifestyle methods and fads. It was then that I began my journey of understanding how I can work with my body, as it is, develop, strengthen and care for it. I began to realise it wasn’t a phase but a lifestyle that required baby steps to constant improvement. With enthusiasm, energy and a positive outlook to work and a passion for fitness I started sharing my knowledge with others and soon realised I’d discovered a delight and new passion.”

Training & Education

Karen qualified as a REPs Personal Trainer in 2008 and has been an affiliate member of the Royal Academy of Dance since 2009. In 2014, she completed her training as a Heartcore Pilates Reformer Instructor as well her training as a Les Mills Body Balance Instructor.

  • Ballet Teaching Studies, Royal Academy of Dance
  • Sport Fitness, Exercise Teachers Academy
  • Dynamic Pilates Reformer Instructor, Heartcore
  • Body Balance Instructor, LES MILLS

Professional Memberships & Registrations

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claire-taylor-website-imageClaire Taylor (Marketing Support)

Professional Bio

Claire offers clients over 15 year’s hands-on marketing experience working at a high level across a variety of industries including Professional Services, B2B & B2C retail and consumer services. Over the past three years, social media marketing has become a particular area of expertise and an avenue that businesses can no longer afford to ignore, this is where her skills and focus can help businesses make that leap online. Read more…

Claire works closely with businesses of all shapes and sizes to ensure their marketing efforts are joined up and consistent in order to better promote themselves.

Personal Motivations

“After working in industry for over 15 years, I felt the time was right to set up my own business in 2013 to provide marketing consultancy services to organisations that did not have in-house marketing support.  Prior to 2013, The recession had seen a large cut in marketing support & spend and I could see an improvement in this situation with businesses out-sourcing marketing services.  I am passionate about helping businesses to see the benefits digital marketing can offer whilst providing an extra pair of hands as and when required.  I wanted to help businesses take away the pressure of marketing their services so they can concentrate on what really matters – running their business. I take the time to understand the commercial needs and wants of every business I work with to make sure services are tailored and bespoke to them.”

Training & Education

  • BA Hons Degree in Business & Marketing, Coventry University
  • CIM Diploma in Professional Services Marketing, Cambridge Marketing College

Professional Memberships & Registrations

For more information about Claire please visit her website at www.creationzmarketing.co.uk.

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If you are interested in collaborating with ADADSU and being part of a small community of mind-body-spirit healthcare professionals, please contact us.