Although we are all individual practitioners our patients benefit from having access to a multi-treatment approach with referrals to other Albany Street experts as necessary.
Prices are all listed on the 'Availability & fees' page.
If you are calling out of clinic office hours, please contact your practitioner directly. Their information is below.
Rachael Forrest BA, DipAc, BAcC
Rachael has been qualified as an acupuncturist since 2000 and has developed a very successful practice helping patients with many different needs. In 2003 she set up the Natural Fertility Centre which has allowed her to specialise further in treating fertility issues with acupuncture . Rachael works with the Natural Fertility Centre and the Natural Pregnancy Clinic but also continues to treat patients for arthritis and other issues. Rachael has also qualified in facial acupuncture & massage.
Alongside Fiona Wolfenden, Rachael is one of the Owners & Directors of the Albany Street Clinic and is also the founder of The Natural Fertility Centre. She is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
www.rachaelforrest.com or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Anu Sharma DipAc, MBAcC
Anu graduated as an acupuncturist from the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) in York and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. Before studying acupuncture she trained as a dietician and worked in the NHS. She currently works as a Research Dietician at Edinburgh University.
Anu treats all kinds of health issues and adopts a relaxed gentle approach whilst trying to get to the root of the issue. She also has qualified in cosmetic acupuncture which is a safe and effective way to minimise lines, restore youthful looking skin and bring life to the face.
Jill Storstein DipAc, MBAcC
Jill is a graduate of the Northern College of Acupuncture and joined the Albany Street Clinic in 2014 to pursue her interest in women’s health and fertility support. Jill has a gentle and considerate approach, taking time to really listen to your story and get to the heart of underlying problems. She uses acupuncture, massage and other traditional Chinese medicine techniques to help restore your natural balance and health. Jill is interested in all conditions and has a particular interest in woman’s health, chronic illness and emotional health.
FIona Wolfenden RGN, MRCHM, DipAc, MBAcC
Fiona has qualified in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicinal Herbs for over 15 years. She is also a Registered General Nurse and experienced massage therapist. Fiona has also qualified in facial acupuncture and massage.
She enjoys the challenge of diagnosing her patients from a Chinese perspective and integrates this with her knowledge of Western Medicine. Fiona has many years experience of patients with endometriosis, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and recurrent miscarriage. Fiona also works as part of the Natural Fertility Centre and our Arthritis and pregnancy clinics.
Monika Niemczynowicz DipAc, MBAcC
Monika is a graduate of Northern College of Acupuncture in York and a member of British Acupuncture Council, which is the main professional body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK.
Prior to qualifying as an acupuncturist, Monika earned a Master's degree in English Literature. She taught English for several years before deciding to make a career change and follow her life-long fascination with holistic medicine. Her interest in how the body and mind work together to create well-being urged her to take up studies in Social Care and Counselling and, eventually, Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Monika's education and work experience have given her an appreciation of the transforming and healing potential of therapeutic relationship as well as the tools to help facilitate that process.
Monika treats a variety of conditions, but has a special interest in gynecological issues, treatment of pain and stress/anxiety related disorders, which could include gastrointestinal problems, low energy, headaches, arrhythmias or an array of skin conditions. She combines knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the most recent research in acupuncture and health management in order to provide the best quality care to her patients.
Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning
Dee Armstrong BSc MA Natural Family Planning, Fertility Coordinator for the Natural Fertility Centre
Dee has eight years’ experience as a fertility coach and in that time has helped hundreds of couples become pregnant. She gained her fertility qualification from the University of Central Lancashire, graduating with distinction in 2006. In the same year she set up Edinburgh’s first private fertility awareness clinic, later joining with Rachael Forrest and Fiona Wolfenden to establish The Natural Fertility Centre.
Dee has a wealth of knowledge about getting pregnant and all matters fertility. She guides couples through the maze of fertility treatments and helps bridge the gap between the GP and the specialist hospital consultant. Her strength is her supportive approach - sessions are unhurried and there is plenty of time to talk and ask questions; she leaves no stone unturned in her thorough consultations. Clients quickly gain confidence from her positive and calm style. and many of them have been able to achieve a natural pregnancy after consulting her with no need for any further intervention.
Birth and Parenting Coaching/Preparation
Tricia is a mindset coach specifically around fertility, birth and early parenting as well as a birth and postnatal doula. Tricia is a member of the NHS Lothian Maternity Services Liaison Committee; a fully certified EFT Practitioner and member of the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques; Area Representative at Doula UK for Scotland; founded Edinburgh Birth and Baby; one of the founding members for Juno Perinatal Mental Health Support (which provides peer support to mums across the city for Perinatal Mental Health) and co-facilitates a Positive Birth Movement group in Edinburgh.
Tricia supports mums and dads to turn fears, hopes, worries, anxieties, overwhelm and stress into calm, relaxed, confident and positive birth and parenting experiences. She specialises in working with women who want to explore their birth options post fertility, trauma, c-section (VBAC, HBAC) and has expertise at supporting twins and multiples. She has vast experience working with mums and dads with perinatal mental health illnesses or those that are struggling for whatever reason who want to gain a calm and positive mindset either before or after their baby has arrived. Sessions can be booked individually or over four week programmes.
She also provides specialist sessions for Birth Trauma Recovery/Healing for both mums and dads, and is available for one off EFT sessions that can be highly effective at reducing fears, phobias, sabotaging behaviours, limiting beliefs or can be used as a tool for helping you through a specific event/situation, releasing any blocks or negative emotions you may have or helping you come to peace with an experience.
For more information go to www.triciamurray.co.uk, phone 07811 200 762, email email@example.com
Massage and Body Work
Emma Cox MIFPA DARM CNHC
Emma is an experienced therapist practicing for over 15 years, she integrates her skills and knowledge in Holistic Aromatherapy and Advanced Remedial and Sports massage using a variety of techniques including MET, Trigger Points, Myofascial Release and Advanced Mobilising for skeletal alignment and soft tissue problems. Emma also offers pregnancy and post-pregnancy massage.
Pam Martin BSc, DARM, RMT
CranioSacral Therapy, CORE Bodywork, Scar Tissue Release, Advanced Remedial Massage, TRE Classes
Pam has run a successful Advanced Remedial Bodywork practice since 1997 offering a unique and highly effective approach to treating individuals seeking to restore balance and relieve pain.
By offering a unique blend of Advanced techniques and practices Pam brings life and awareness to the core of your being.
Pam encourages individuals to fully embody their physical form promoting health and vitality by offering individual treatments or integrating Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, CORE Fascial Release, Advanced Remedial Massage & Breathwork.
Pam has completed her Advanced I&II Training with the Upledger Institute and offers CranioSacral to babies, children and adults experiencing the effects of trauma (physical, mental and emotional).
Over the last 15 years Pam has studied extensively with some of the leading experts in Fascial Release including Tom Myers, Robert Schleip, James Earls and Noah Steven Karrasch. Pam is currently the only CORE III Practitioner in Scotland offering the 5 Series protocol developed by Noah Steven Karrasch.
Pam is a Certified TRE Provider (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises) and offers group classes as well as one-on-one sessions.
Contact Pam on 07932 587 422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcy Garden Dip AAM(S), MCThA
Deep Tissue Massage, Clinical Aromatherapy, Hot stones Massage
Marcy has been a practising massage therapist since 1999, initially becoming a qualified Clinical Aromatherapist. Over the years she has continually developed and expanded her massage skills through training with a strong focus on back, neck and shoulder problems.
She has also trained with the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage becoming proficient in using a range of advanced techniques such as trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, myofascial release, and stretching for neck and shoulder problems. Marcy has also trained extensively in Hot Stones massage and enjoys incorporating this into her massages.
Contact: 07960 781 584 or email email@example.com
Jules Harrington ITEC
Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Shamanic Healing Work
Jules has a reputation for getting to the heart of the matter. Her training began in Ireland in 2005 where she studied Holistic massage and Reflexology. In the nine years that followed she refined her skills and furthered her training in Scotland, France and India. With the addition of studying different methods of healing and spiritual practice, Jules has created a supportive and very holistic way of working and is now also fully trained in pregnancy massage. This ensures her clients’ physical and emotional needs are catered for.
Having experienced long term physical challenges in the past, Jules understands first-hand the problems that can arise on all levels due to being in physical pain. This understanding has shaped her work in a strong, compassionate and positive way. Jules uses her strong intuition, her skills in various healing practices and incorporates these into her bodywork sessions. This leads to a very holistic and deeply rewarding experience for the client.
Jane Jamieson PhD, Kinetic Chain release and Body work
Jane is our resident nutritionist (see below) but has been working with the body for 17 years to realign the joints, release chronic tension patterns, and help clients to recover from injuries, old and new. By realigning the skeleton, muscles can come into balance and mobility can be restored. By skilfully manipulating the tissues around an injury or site of pain, the joints can be realigned, the tissues can be stretched and scar tissue and adhesions can be released. As an experienced body therapist it is possible quickly pin point the areas which need treated and you will get feedback as to whether the treatment is likely to be of benefit. Within 1-3 treatments it will be possible to tell if the treatment is working and results will quickly follow. Jane has always had a deep interest in the structure and function of the body. She has a BSc. Physiology and has researched and trained in many modalities and sought out teachers and practitioners from America, Canada and Australia to learn the most effective techniques. These include remedial massage therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, neuro-structural integration technique, visceral manipulation, spineworks and kinetic chain release. See also below for nutrition.
Jill McLaggan Clinical Massage Therapist, IIHHT, ACMT
Sports & Remedial Treatments (incl Trigger Point Therapy, Advanced Stretching Techniques, Myofascial work) DeepTissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, CranioSacral Techniques
Jill has experience in treating patients with the following pathologies; head pain/TMJ issues, sciatica and associated low back pain, repetitive strain, stress/anxiousness, frozen shoulder. She also has experience in supporting patients with long-term health conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, MS and chronic fatigue.
Throughout her life, Jill’s career has relied on her being fit and healthy. As a gymnast, professional dancer and fitness instructor she has had just about every injury there is (!) therefore she has a great deal of compassion to those whose lifestyle is limited due to ill health/injury.
in her capacity as Fitness Consultant, she was called on to appear on local and national tv and radio, write for a variety of publications. She was the regional representative of the National Register of Personal Trainers and listed by Harpers and Queen as one of the Top Ten PTs in the country.
Jill’s commitment to updating her knowledge is ongoing, her most recent achievement being the certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with the prestigious Jing Institute. She is also honoured to have recently been accepted onto the Jing Institute’s first One-To-One teacher training programme.
Jill Wright BA, Dip AAM(S), Dip BTec 6, MCThA
Myofascial release, Trigger point work, Advanced stretching (passive, PNF and active isolated stretching), Taping and strapping, Soft tissue release, Hot stone fusion
Jill is an experienced and highly qualified clinical massage practitioner specialising in treatments for pain relief and wellbeing. Whether you seek relief from muscular aches and pains from daily living, rehabilitation from a sports injury, pregnancy related discomfort, repetitive strain injury, or simply to alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety by calming the nervous system, each session is tailored to the individual. Jill combines a variety of therapeutic approaches to provide the best treatment for your goals.
Jill has a degree level qualification in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage which is the highest training currently available in the UK. She is also a licensed practitioner of the Niel-Asher Technique for treatment of frozen shoulder and has a special interest in treating complex shoulder conditions. For more information about The Niel-Asher Technique see www.frozenshoulder.com
Jill also works as part to the Natural Fertility Centre, practising Abdominal myofascial release & massage.
Dr Jane Jamieson PhD
Jane has been working in private practice for 17 years and is a lecturer for the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Jane has a special interest in looking at natural ways to help the body to maintain optimum health and energy. Using a combination of diet and natural forms of supplementation the body can reenergise and rebalance itself. This form of therapy works very well with all other therapies as eating the best way for your body gets the best results.
It is also possible to have tests such as allergy testing, hormone testing, hair test, nutrition status testing, digestive function tests, to name a few, to find the fastest way to support your body’s health, and to monitor progress.
Jane provides nutritional therapy for the Natural Fertility Centre in Edinburgh and Glasgow, creates tailor-made nutritional programmes and supplements to improve energy levels, support digestive issues, assist detoxification, balance hormones and improve immunity.
Jane also co-hosts healing retreats and run courses in healthy eating, living foods, superfoods and the use of seaweed, she also lectures and writes courses for the Seaweed Health Foundation to promote the use of seaweed for its health benefits. She runs the meetup group “Healthy Living in the 21st Century” in Edinburgh.
Jane has sought out and been trained by many therapists who are leaders in their field, she has a BSc. Physiology, a PhD. Biophysics and a Diplomas in Nutritional Therapy, Remedial Massage and certicates in cranio-sacral therapy.
Contact: 07905 636 050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Katrina Affleck BSc, ITEC Dip., MAR
Katrina is a highly qualified, experienced, professional and friendly reflexologist who uses both western and eastern reflexology massage to promote relaxation and wellbeing. Katrina has been in private practice for over 7 years since graduating with a degree in complementary therapies. She has seen clients seeking reflexology for a range of reasons including relaxation, stress management, physical wellbeing, mental & emotional wellbeing, fertility, pregnancy and in the postnatal period.
Katrina specializes in fertility and pregnancy and has worked with clients throughout their journey from trying to conceive to being new parents. She believes strongly that our experience of fertility and pregnancy can be enhanced with the deep relaxation and de-stressing that result from a reflexology session.
She holds a Diploma in Pre-conception, Pregnancy and Postnatal Reflexology from the London School of Reflexology, a Holistic Fertility Therapy Diploma and is a qualified Natural Family Planning teacher (fertility charting), as well as studying nutrition, stress management and anatomy and physiology. She is currently studying The Fertile Body Method (a mind-body approach for fertility).
Katrina has a kind and approachable manner, is passionate about offering the best treatment for clients and feels privileged to work with people on a one to one basis.
To book, call Katrina on 07716 197 244 or call the clinic
Other Therapies: Emotional Freedom Technique
Tricia is a fully certified EFT Practitioner and member of the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques. She is also a fully qualified birth and postnatal doula supporting new families from conception through birth and beyond. She was one of the founding members for Juno Perinatal Mental Health Support which provides peer support to mums across the city, she co-facilitates a Positive Birth Movement group in Edinburgh and is a member of the NHS Lothian Maternity Services Liaison Committee.
EFT is a particularly suitable therapy for coping with stress/anxiety/depression and overwhelm. It's also highly effective at reducing fears, phobias, sabotaging behaviours, limiting beliefs and food cravings. It's a great tool for helping you through a specific event/situation, releasing any blocks or negative emotions you may have or helping you come to peace with an experience. As such, it's an ideal tool to have supporting you through your fertility journey, through pregnancy in preparing for your birth by addressing any fears you may have, provide support to debrief your birth or with perinatal mental health (eg antenatal or postnatal depression, anxiety, OCD).
Please contact Tricia to make an appointment: 07811 200 762 or email@example.com
Jill Dowling Advanced Hypnotherapist 5PATH® CHBP CHFP
Jill qualified as an Advanced Hypnotherapist in Perth in 2012 and specialised in Hypnosis for Fertility. This incorporated hypnotherapy sessions for: Recapturing Sexual Intimacy, Preparing your Body for Conception, Removal of Psychosomatic blocks, Supporting IVF Treatment, Embryo Transfer support, Progressive Relaxation and Assisting Male Infertility.
Jill is a 5PATH® Practitioner (5 Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy). This is a Registered Hypnotherapy Format for emotional & behavioural transformation. In particular 5PATH® helps to re-frame traumatic memories to bring relief, release and healing as well as eradicating anger, guilt and shame.
Having completed an aviation career as a Professional Commercial Pilot, Instructor and Examiner she now runs a successful Hypnotherapy practice dealing with many issues including anxiety, stress and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Additional qualifications include EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Matrix Re-imprinting. Jill is a full member of the NRAH (National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists) and CNHC (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council).
Contact Jill on 07748 987619 or email on Jill@hypnotherapysuccess4u.com