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The Lochaber Complementary Health Clinic


Geoff Skrone

Geoff Skrone

Geoff Skrone trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London for 5 years qualifying in 2004. He is a Registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council and a member of the British Osteopathic Association.

Geoff has worked alone and in multi-disciplinary clinics for 13 years acquiring significant experience in treating all areas of the body. He has completed numerous post-graduate training courses, notably on the shoulder, knee, pelvis and for whiplash disorders.

There are many styles of osteopathy and a patient's experience will differ widely depending on who they see. Geoff prides himself on his reputation on being an osteopath who listens attentively, respects the patient’s modesty and tailors the treatment to each individual.

As a keen sportsman himself and having worked with sporting teams and clubs in the UK and New Zealand, he has also acquired skills and experience in treating sport related injuries whether through trauma or repetitive strains.

Jacqui Parfitt

Jacqui Parfitt

Jacqui Parfitt is an experienced and well regarded state registered and chartered physiotherapist who qualified in 1989. She has a wealth of experience in both the NHS and the private sector and has undertaken extensive post graduate training, including a Masters Degree in sports medicine and qualifications in acupuncture, enabling her to develop expertise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Jacqui spent the 1st 8 years of her career in the English NHS and then the private sector . During this time she also worked for her local football and boxing clubs and at various sports tournaments both locally and nationally. She went on to study for a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine at Glasgow University working with the Scottish FA whilst there. Subsequently she spent time in New Zealand where she worked as a physiotherapist in a ski resort. Her experience working closely with a variety of sports has resulted in her developing excellent sports injuries expertise in injury management, prevention and biomechanical assessments.

In 2001 she took a job in the NHS in Fort William establishing a physiotherapy triage service in the GP practices. Through this work she has developed a strong working relationship with the Lochaber GPs and the Inverness based orthopaedic consultants. She also kept her sports medicine knowledge and skills current and established the highly regarded Lochaber NHS sports injuries clinic alongside Dr Ellis which operated until August 2011.

In January 2012 Jacqui decided to branch out on her own and set up Lochaber Physiotherapy. She moved into Lochaber Complementary Health Clinic when it opened in April 2012.

Suzy Devey

Suzy completed training in Sports and Remedial Massage and Swedish Massage with the Highland School of Massage in 2012 and 2013 and is registered with the SMTO. Over the past three years Suzy has been building her own client base in Fort William as Lochaber Mountain Therapy.


Suzy previously worked in outdoor sports and continues to spend leisure time in the mountains either on skis, running, walking or on a bike. Over the years she has benefitted personally from massage, osteopathy and physiotherapy. This sparked the interest in the potential for pain relief and body maintenance offered by massage therapy.

For those playing in the outdoors as well as people with heavy physical jobs she continues to develop her skills with additional courses finding helpful techniques to fit the individual. Suzy enjoys working with the client to build a personalised program that works.

Claire Rennie

Claire Rennie

Claire Rennie originally qualified with 1st class honours in Engineering & Management in 1992 and following graduate training and development programmes went onto work as a Senior Quality Engineering Manager in the Automotive Industry with Rover, Honda and BMW.

The award of a prestigious Daiwa Scholarship gave Claire the opportunity to study Japanese intensively and work as an engineer and study in Japan for 3 years. However, seeking solutions to underlying back pain and then RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) led her to the Alexander Technique for her own relief, and she rapidly became intrigued by the power of the technique to improve our overall health, well-being and performance. This inspired her to undertake the STAT accredited teacher training, qualifying as an Alexander Technique Teacher in 2005. She is now registered with the CNHC as recommended by the Department of Health. She is now truly happier and healthier in her forties than she was in her mid twenties.


Clare Holohan

Clare Holohan

Clare Holohan is a qualified Medical Herbalist, Massage therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist. Clare is a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists and is fully professionally insured.

She began her degree in Herbal Medicine at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in Glasgow. During this time she qualified with a diploma in Holistic Massage in 2008 and a Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy in 2010 and has been practicing massage and Aromatherapy in Morvern ever since. Following the School's closure in 2010, Clare transferred to the University of East London where she graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine.

For the past three years she has been working with herbal first aid at festivals and events. This group of herbalists and first aiders use a combination of orthodox first aid, herbal medicine and other therapies to provide health care to festival goers around Scotland. This has given her valuable clinical experience on top of the training hours she has undergone.

Aside from her practice, Clare has a keen interest in cooking and nutrition, growing plants and making medicines and is actively involved in the current allotments project in Lochaline (Community Land Association Morvern).


Linda Nadin

Linda Nadin

Linda Nadin originally trained as a Registered Nurse at the Western General Hospital and Napier University in Edinburgh, qualifying in 1989. She continued to study and worked in Scotland and Saudi Arabia in various specialities, including Rheumatology and Stroke care before specialising and working for 8 years as a Neurological Intensive Care Nurse in both the NHS and the Army. During her Army career, she served twice in Iraq on operational deployment as Nursing Officer in charge of the Intensive Care unit in the Military Field Hospital.

While still working as a nurse, Linda returned to University for 3 years to study Podiatry and graduated in 2002 with a BSc in Podiatric Medicine with Distinction, from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She is Health Professional Council (HPC) registered and a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Linda worked in a busy established Private Practice in Edinburgh before returning to Lochaber. She spent 2 years working for NHS Highland covering North Argyll and its Islands before setting up Westcoast Podiatry with a colleague.

Throughout her career, Linda has continued to study and develop her clinical skills in order to provide the best and most current care possible. As well as routine podiatry care, Linda offers biomechanical assessment and supply of corrective orthotics, nail and minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic, diabetic care and foot ulcer management, acupuncture for foot and lower leg conditions and childrens’ foot health and development. Her extensive nursing background compliments and strengthens her Podiatry practice and allows her to treat each person individually and with respect.


Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly Paul Kelly is a fully qualified Life Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist, having obtained a Diploma in NLP, Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and Advanced Diploma in NLP, Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy from the Phil Parker Institute in London. He is also a Licensed Lightning Process Practitioner (the only permanently based practitioner in Scotland).

From his early career years Paul has been involved in helping others change their outlook and situations, as a professional coach he has over 20 years’ experience in personal and professional development, and has a passion for assisting others in their continued development and facilitating change.

Paul has worked within charities, local education authorities and commercial companies as well as working for himself as an independent therapist across the UK. He has held positions of senior and higher senior management with responsibilities for training, development, mentoring and coaching. He has extensive experience in these areas and is a skilled Trainer and Coach. Paul also lectures at the local university on the Adventure Tourism Management degree and on occasion can still be found out enjoying the hills, rivers and sea.


Allan Lindsay

Allan Lindsay Allan Lindsay originally trained as a Counsellor offering specialist therapeutic support to bereaved persons though a National charity, however when clients brought issues unrelated to the bereavement, but triggered by it, Allan realised that his own interest and skills in talking therapies was much wider than he had first thought and that in addition to bereavement he wanted to be able to provide psychological support in all areas of a persons life, and so he decided to undertake formal Counsellor training.

Allan studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. He is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as there is not yet a requirement for Statutory Registration of Counsellors in this country, he is also a Member of the BACP Voluntary Register of Counsellors, a Register which is Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Allan undertakes ongoing training both as a requirement of his Registration and professional membership of BACP but also because he feels it important to maintain learning about the many, varied and difficult issues that clients may bring to counselling sessions.

Allan has been providing counselling support in Lochaber for over 10 years and joined Lochaber Complementary Health Clinic early in 2014.

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