Health Optimising Winchester
Clinical Team

About the Winchester Clinical Team

We share a passion for being at the frontier of the emerging field of technology-based medicine and solving health challenges. We aim to employ friendly, caring and compassionate healthcare specialists who are excellent at communicating with patients.

For Optimal Health Assessments and Re-Tests you will see a Senior Clinician (SC). These practitioners will be naturopathic or medical doctors or senior nurses.

For other Assessments and Treatments you will be cared for by a Clinician or a Patient Care Assistant (PCA). These Patient Care Assistants will be therapists, nurses or health care workers.

Therapies and Services are offered by experts in their field who all share the same optimal healthcare vision.

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Senior Clinicians and Clinicians

Lisa Steel, Dip ION ND

Clinical Director and Naturopath

One of the UK’s leading naturopathic physicians.

Lisa is the Clinical Director, responsible for setting the direction and principles of Health Optimising UK and inspiring the team.

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Steve Chesters, BSc (Hons), D.O.N.D. M.R.N

Osteopath and Naturopath

With over 20 years experience Steve is a very personable Osteopath &
Naturopath,trained in the all-encompassing Health Optimising methodology.
To this he brings his unique skill set of identifying mechanical, biochemical and psychological imbalances to help patients to make positive changes to optimise their health.
A typical protocol would include Health Optimising therapies, nutritional medicine and supplements, homeopathy and his additional specialisms of osteopathy, cranial osteopathy and deep neuro muscular massage.

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Patient Care Assistants

Anna Buchta B.Sc.

Healthcare Advisor

With a degree in Health Communication from the University of Bielefeld and work in an orthopaedic practise in Germany, Anna has international experience in the Health Care sector. Her role has been to communicate with patients and guide them through their treatments. This experience, together with her caring nature and desire to support patients to optimise their health, makes her an ideal Patient Care Assistant.

Emma Smith - NVQ HealthCare

Phlebotomist and Healthcare Assistant

Emma is NHS trained in venepuncture and worked as a Phlebotomist and HealthCare Assistant in General Practice. She has also been a hospital Chemotherapy Assistant and Theatre Assistant.

She now works for us as a Patient Care Assistant supporting our team of Senior Clinicians and is trained in Health Optimising treatments. Emma is also running our new Phlebotomy service.

Associate Clinicians

Yvonne Claremont BSc(hons) MBAcC LicAc

Acupuncturist

Yvonne graduated 13 years ago with a BSc Honours degree in both Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and Five Element acupuncture, her studies also included western medicine.  She has been in private practice since then and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

The aim of acupuncture is to treat the root cause of a problem, not merely suppress the symptoms. Her approach to treatment is gentle,thorough and sensitive and she aims to provide the best possible care for her patients, focusing on their individual needs. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing and great support on their health optimising journey.

Research on conditions acupuncture can help with can be seen at www.acupuncture.org.uk.

Lumi Worsfold

MLD and Bowen Practitioner

Romanian born Lumi is a qualified MLD and Bowen Practitioner who has been practicing in the UK for over 15 years.

She is a fully registered member of MLDUK, College of Bowen Studies, NHSTA, LSN and Laterlife Training.

Lumi’s skills are the perfect complement to Health Optimising. She is fully qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage/ Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy, Bowen Technique, Tripudio Movement,and OTAGO Strength and Balance Training Leader for the Frailer and Elder Person

Lumi has worked within the NHS as Technical Instructor in Hand Therapy and more recently worked as a Lymphoedema Therapist at St George’s Hospital in London.  She is very passionate about her work and also enjoys working voluntarily at The Fountain Centre, part of St Luke’s Cancer Unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. 

Soraya Robertson

Personal Coach

Since 2010 Soraya has worked with clients in both corporate and personal contexts to increase their confidence and personal effectiveness, turn around relationships, overcome stress and anxiety and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Soraya firmly believes that each of us is on a learning journey doing the best that we can with the resources that we have at the time.  She loves to work with clients who want to become their best selves and make sustainable, positive changes.  Clients describe her as“engaging, empathetic and inspirational”. These qualities and her approach makes Personal Coaching with Soraya the perfect complement to Health Optimising.

Soraya gained her NLP qualifications under the tutelage of co-creator John Grindler, ITS founder Ian McDermott and Robert Dilts.  She holds a certificate in coach-mentoring from the OCM, a BA Hons in Linguistics from Reading University and a Certificate in Organisational development from NTL.