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Marion Dunlop
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The Therapists:

Alison Lancaster
Dr Alison Wren
Allison McGuiness
Allison Pattinson
Chris Cartwright
Coral Harrison
Dr David Allinson
Freddie Allason
Fiona Fawkes
Helen Damment
Helen Weston
Jackie Cooper
Linda Kenward
Liz McWatt
Pam Sumner
Peter Thompson
Roger Sealy
Shona Anderson
Stephanie Daly


About Cumbria Therapies

Cumbria Therapies was established by Marion and George Dunlop to provide integrated training for organisations; one-to-one therapies, coaching, relaxation and stress management services for individuals; and a place where like-minded therapists can meet for mutual support, the sharing of best practice and continuing professional development.

More recently with the expansion of the Centre in Carlisle, we have a growing, select team of experienced associate therapists using the facilities.  All are fully qualified in their chosen therapies, are fully insured, attend regular supervision and training updates and adhere to strict codes of conduct and ethics as laid down by their therapy professional bodies and also by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Royal College of Nursing for those in the profession. 

As part of the expansion a separate company, Esk Consulting Ltd was formed to provide extended services to local business and public sector organisations. Click Here for more information or go directly to the Esk Consulting web site.

By combining a health, education and training background along with expertise in personal development techniques, stress awareness, coaching, counselling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and various energy medicine therapies, the Centre therapists are able to offer an individually designed service for employers, employees and/or individuals both within the workplace or by private consultation at the Centre.

Our team now includes:

Marion Dunlop - Director
Clinical Hypnotherapist, UKCP registered Hypno-Psychotherapist, Life & Performance Coach, Reiki Master Teacher

Marion came from a nursing and education background prior to training as a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and coach.  She trains and supervises other therapists and works with individuals and couples.  She has a particular interest in working with people who experience stress/ anxiety, low confidence, phobias and mind/body interactions.  As a psychotherapist she supports people to cope with life's challenges and relationships using an outcome focused approach. more>

George Dunlop - Business Manager.
George provides reception, business and background support to Cumbria Therapies. If you have any general questions about therapies or about rooms, web sites and systems then you can also contact him.

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Allison Pattinson - Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candles.
Allison is a trained Reflexologist & Complementary Therapist and has been practicing complementary therapies since 2003.
She looks at her clients in a holistic way - examining the whole person, rather than just dealing with the specific problem and thereby trying to help the underlying cause.

She is a practitioner in Reiki and qualified as a Reflexologist.

She is a Member of the International Council of Holistic Therapists (MICHT) with qualifications awarded through the International Institute of Health & Holistic Therapies (IIHHT).

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Coral Harrison - Counselor and TA Psychotherapist
Coral is a Certified Transactional Analyst and a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She has a wide range of experience in working with individuals, couples and groups. She offers a professional, honest and compassionate approach.

Coral offers support to people experiencing a range of difficulties in their lives. These include relationships issues; anxiety; grief and loss; parenting; anger management; crisis; stress and life changes. She has specialist training in working with trauma.

Coral is based at Cumbria Therapies. She offers daytime appointments and also has some evening sessions available.

For more information <click here> to go to Coral's own web site.

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Fiona Fawkes - Energy Healer.
Through out her career Fiona has been fascinated by the human form and how we inter-relate with each other. This led her to study and work as a beauty therapist which opened up further exploration into the world of figurative art. From 1987 Fiona explored Jungian Analysis, Astrology, Group Leading and Depth Psychology. She qualified as a Teacher for Adults in 2001, and learnt to provide a safe space for experienced students, beginners and absolute beginners, helping them to explore, expand and develop their self expression through art.
In 2002 Fiona was inspired to undertake a three year training at The School of Energy Healing. Here she developed her ESP skills and worked with the human energy field at its deepest level. After several years practicing in London, Fiona is now practicing from Carlisle and Newcastle. In her work as a healer she creates a safe place for her clients to explore their life issues and personal challenges. She also runs workshops on Natural Fertility and supports women with fertility issues. She is dedicated to helping people find freedom of self expression and peace within themselves. Confidence, passion, inner peace and creativity are Fiona\'s goal for all who work with her.

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Jackie Cooper BSc(Hons), MNIMH -
Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Jackie is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists which guarantees that she has undergone extensive training in Herbal Medicine over 4 years.

As a Medical Herbalist she practices a holistic approach to illness. This is because she is trained to ascertain and help the underlying cause of illness, rather than just the symptoms

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Liz McWatt - Nutritional Therapist.  
Liz is a registered general nurse working most recently in occupational health medicine. She became interested in complementary therapies, and particularly nutritional therapy as a result of a strong interest in preventing ill health and a belief that to recover from illness it is vital that the underlying cause is identified and helped. She is enthusiastic about using Nutritional Therapy not only to help ill health, but to improve fitness, vitality and sports performance levels as well. Liz has studied aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, nutritional therapy, flower remedies, homeopathy and the use of complex homeopathic remedies and counselling. She has been practicing in Kendal since 1996 and has recently started to see clients here at Cumbria Therapies.

Liz is happy to give talks to groups on any of the therapies or conditions in which she is experienced.

Registered with The British Association of Nutritional Therapy (BANT), Member International Federation of Aromatherapists (MIFA), both of whom demand a strict code of ethics, ongoing education and full indemnity insurance. She is a Member of The National Candida Society www.candida-society.org.uk and a Member of the Holistic Community www.holistic-community.co.uk

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Pam Sumner - Acupuncture.
Pam trained at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwick and has a BA (Hons) degree in Traditional Acupuncture. 

She is a fully insured Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and adheres to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct.

She continues to update her practice skills and knowledge by attending workshops and seminars and also through the BAcC Continuing Professional Development scheme.

Many of her patients have acupuncture to help them manage chronic painful conditions.

If you would like to find out more about traditional acupuncture and whether it could help you, then you are welcome to book a free 10 minute no obligation consultation to discuss your particular needs and expectations.   Pam can be contacted via Cumbria Therapies on 01228 409093.

Peter Thompson - Acupuncturist
Lic .Ac., M.B. Ac.C., M.ZB.A. UK

[Member of the British Acupuncture Council]
[Member of the Zero Balancing Association. Uk]

Qualified Masseur
[International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies]

Peter has been working as an acupuncturist and healer for over 17 years. In that time he has continually trained and developed his practice in the healing arts. He first experienced acupuncture when he had treatment for low energy levels and stress. Through treatment he learned a great deal about himself. His energy levels improved in a way that his friends noticed and he became more relaxed. He was hooked! He started training and the rest - as they say - is history.

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Roger Sealy, Counsellor.
Roger has been in counselling practice since 2003.

He has a Diploma in Counselling and a Certificate of Achievement in CBT and the Emotional Disorders at degree level from the University of Cumbria.

He also provides his services to occupational health service companies as well as directly to private companies.

His counselling approach is an eclectic one utilising CBT, Gestalt and Person-Centred Modalities.

As a practitioner he is an individual member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP ) and abides by their Codes of Ethics and Practice.


Shona Anderson - Bowen Therapist.  

Shona is a registered nurse and practising midwife with over 35 years experience working in the NHS working across all age ranges.

Her Bowen Technique qualification was acquired through the European College of Bowen Studies and she is a member of the Bowen Therapy Professional Association.

Abiding by a strict code of professional conduct, confidentiality and ethics Shona is fully insured and is committed to Continuing Professional Development in the field of Bowen Therapy.

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