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Wendy Wright


Wendy qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy from the London School of Osteopathy in 2003. She is also a fully qualified Dry Needling Practitioner since receiving her Diploma in 2004.

She was one of the founding partners of the Blackwater Osteopathic Clinic which later became the very successful Blackwater Clinic, one of the first multi-disciplinary clinics in Essex. She is now the proud owner of Phoenix Place for Health.

Wendy is a Rocktape certified professional (RockDoc) having completed full training in the application of kinesiology tape.

She enjoys keeping fit in the gym and outdoors by running, cycling and has a particular love of skiing. Having always participated in Sport and suffering various injuries has led to her to have a special interest in sports injury and rehabilitation as well as all other general musculoskeletal conditions.


Robin Winiberg


Robin qualified with a BSc (Hons) Osteopathy from the London School of Osteopathy in 2004. During that time he has worked in different parts of Essex at multi-disciplinary clinics and worked in Athens, Greece for 18 months.

He also works as a clinic supervisor and tutor at the London School of Osteopathy. Robin works as a structural osteopath seeking to restore optimal functioning of the body by focusing on the musculoskeletal system to treat existing conditions and to prevent illness.

Robin is a Rocktape certified professional (RockDoc) having completed full training in the application of kinesiology tape.


Maria McManus


Maria is a fully qualified acupuncturist graduating from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture (LCTA) in 2003. After graduating with a Bsc(Hons), Maria worked for a short time in the Hangzhou Hospital, China.

She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN). Maria sees many people with a wide variety of conditions and specialises in gynaecological disorders including infertility, pregnancy and pre-birth acupuncture plus advising on acupressure in labour.

She continues to advance her skills by attending post graduate training including Advanced Needling Skills course and in 2015, she attended a course with world famous Dr. Tan, learning his Balancing Method and is now seeing the benefits when treating pain.


Nick Hazael


Nick qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine from the UEL. His studies gave him the opportunity to participate in NHS clinical placements at Primary Care Trusts based across London and Essex, including the High-Risk Diabetic Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London.

Whilst Nick enjoys providing routine foot care, he is keen to bring his areas of special interest, comprising nail surgery and biomechanics, to Phoenix Place For Health.


Roy Melamed

General Practitioner & Facial Aesthetics

Dr. Roy Melamed graduated in Medicine from the Ludwigs-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and came to the UK in 1990.

After working for 8 years in General Medicine in various UK Hospitals (the last three years as Medical Registrar in Harlow Hospital and Broomfield) he changed to General Practice and built up his own NHS surgery for 16 years. He then decided to switch to private practice to provide the best possible service to his patients without the constraints and cuts within the NHS.

As well as being an experienced GP, Roy has special interests in chest medicine, Operative Dermatology and is skilled in administering joint injections and Botox for Migraines. He has considerable experience in Facial Aesthetics and Non-surgical face-lifts.

Outside of his busy work life, Roy enjoys an equally busy family life with his wife and four daughters.


Christine Drew

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist/Clinical Hypnotherapist & Counsellor 

Christine qualified for a Diploma in Deep Tissue Swedish Massage in 2001 followed, in 2003, by a BTEC Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy from the London School of Sports Massage. She also gained a Diploma in Dry Needling from the School of Biomechanics and Sport & Remedial Therapies.

In addition, Christine is a Rocktape (RockDoc) certified professional having completed full training in the application of kinesiology taping plus she is certified in Electrotherapy.

In 2012 she also became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor gaining a Diploma from the International Association of Infant Massage.

Christine is qualified as a first responder.

In 2006 she gained a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and in 2009 a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a full member of The Hypnotherapy Society.

Christine has always been a keen sportswoman and regularly plays badminton and enjoys Callanetics.

Natalie Whipps

Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist & Injury Treatment Therapist

Natalie graduated from Essentials for Health with a Diploma in Swedish/Holistic Body Massage in July 2011 and immediately went on to achieve a Level 5 Sport & Remedial Massage & Treatments Diploma in April 2012.

This was quickly followed by a Pregnancy Massage Diploma and in April 2013, she achieved a Level 3 qualification in Integrated Myofascial Release Therapy. More recently, Natalie has gained a qualification in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM).

She is also a RockTape certified professional (RockDoc) having completed full training in the application of kinesiology tape to help with symptom reduction, edema control, muscle fatigue delay, injury support and muscle stimulation.

Natalie is a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and she works full time at Phoenix Place for Health. In 2014 she launched her own business and is the Director and Lead Therapist of EBC Therapies.

As an Obstacle Course Race enthusiast, Natalie works alongside the country’s biggest outdoor training company, Essex Boot Camp, offering their members proactive, preventative, recovery and rehabilitation services for acute injuries and chronic conditions. She can often be found marshalling obstacles at mud runs or patching up competitors at outdoor events.


Tricia Kelly

Alexander Technique

Tricia became interested in the Alexander Technique many years ago and took lessons to see if it could help improve her balance. It did. It also helped her relax and maintain a good posture during pregnancy and labour.

Then life as a working mum got in the way of learning more until she took the chance of redundancy from her work in IT to undertake the three year full time training course and qualify as a professional teaching member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.

Tricia now teaches 1-1 lessons in the Technique at Phoenix Place, as well as running talks and workshops around the area. She does not specialise in any particular application of the Technique, but works with young, old and anyone in between to help reduce pain, improve posture and enhance their freedom of movement whatever their level of ability or interests.

Janette Sutton


Janette qualified as a nurse in 1988 and gained a wide nursing experience in the NHS and the private sector. She was a GP practice nurse for 11 years, specialising in coronary heart disease and diabetes. She left nursing to care for her grandmother who suffered with dementia in 2009.

In 2013 Janette completed a diploma in reflexology and is a member of the Guild of Holistic Therapists. She has enjoyed working with people over the last 3 1/2 years with a range of conditions such as anxiety and stress.

Janette is also a qualified Dog Listener and has help over 100 owners having issues with their dogs.

In her spare time Janette enjoys her own 3 dogs and her garden. She is a member of the Essex Landrover Club and is often green laning.


Angela Attwood


Angela completed a Foundation Science Degree and Nutritional Therapy Diploma at the acclaimed Institute for Optimum Nutrition at the University of Bedfordshire, achieving distinction and gaining the special award for Clinical Excellence.

She is interested in all aspects of Nutritional Therapy and is, with clinical experience and ongoing training, specialising in womens’ and childrens’ health.

Having trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Angela has met the stringent requirements of the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) the professional standards council for Nutritional Therapy.

Angela is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and as a member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy and Applied Nutrition (BANT) is bound by a strict code of ethics in clinical practice.


Alice Walker


Alice is qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and is an accredited member of The National Counselling Society. She is able to work with a range of issues including; depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, abuse, relationship issues, self-harm, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.

Alice has worked in Mental Health since 2010, supporting people with mental health issues and diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, bipolar and postnatal depression. She earned her degree in Psychology; BSc (Hons) in 2008.


Rachel Elliott

Natural Aesthetics

Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within the aesthetic and beauty industry to Phoenix Place For Health. After qualifying she worked abroad running a large spa complex where she gained a wealth of experience. For 5 years after returning to the UK, Rachel managed a large Suffolk based laser clinic where her main area of expertise was that of laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

After the birth of her daughter, Rachel decided that she would like to be able to bring her personalised treatment style back to Essex, her home county. She has now been at Rochester House for 3 years and in that time has built up a strong client base and has gained additional qualifications and skill base in skin structure and treatment. These include micro-needling, chemical peels and prescriptive skin products. Rachel is more than happy to provide a free consultation service by appointment.


Elisabeth Broadbridge, Gina Griffiths &
Anna Cockett

Reception Team

We all know that every business needs an amazing support staff, and these gals are just that. If you want to know who keeps Phoenix Place running smoothly and efficiently…look no further than these three superstars! Yes, we love and appreciate them very much!!