At Hawthorn Therapies we to offer professional service.  Each therapist is qualified in their field and brings their own experiences and knowledge.

Kathryn Watt BSc (Herbal Medicine), MNIMH

Kathryn Watt

Western Medical Herbalism, CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

Kathryn has certificates in CST I, CST II, and SER1 in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute UK (2006 and 2007), a BSc Hons (First Class) in Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) from Napier University (2006), Level 1 and Level 2 AAMET Certificates in Emotional Freedom Technique (2012 and 2013), Level 1 Certificate in the use of Bach Flower Remedies (2010), and Level 1 in Kinetic Chain Release (2014). She has been practicing both Herbal Medicine and CranioSacral Therapy since September 2006. She believes all the therapies truly complement each other, and work well with other therapies.


Kathryn has also been working in various areas of science since 1983, and found the knowledge gained useful in the training and practice of both therapies. Kathryn was one of the three partners involved in the setting up of Hawthorn Health Clinic, which later evolved into Hawthorn Holistic Therapies, and enjoyed helping to achieve the clinic’s aim of providing a complementary health service to the community.


Outside work, Kathryn’s interests include reading, research, growing herbs, cooking, receiving various therapies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Ruth Muheim, I.T.E.C.

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Holistic Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head M, Hot Stone Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy

Ruth has worked as a qualified therapist since 2003. With her treatments she aims to ease tensions and get body and mind in to a relaxing state. The different therapies are used as different tools adjustable to the client’s preferences to get a treatment tailored to the clients wishes. 

With her work she aims to helps the body to find its own balance, releasing tensions and helping to find well-being in body and mind.

Outside work Ruth likes to go for walks, gardening, cooking, reading, 5 rhythm dance ....

Hanka Psenicova Dip ITEC


Therapeutic  Massage, MFR, CST, Reflexology,  Hot Stone Massage, Sound Therapy

Hanka received  her massage diploma in 2002 and since then she's been learning  new techniques to help people relieve their pain, ease sore muscles and make them feel blissfully relaxed.

Ultimately she aims to make her clients feel better.


In her spare time she loves spending time in nature, reading,  dancing,  yoga, qi gong,listening  to interesting  podcasts.

Julien Baron-Meyet

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Diploma of Classical Homeopathy IACH, member of the Union for Diplomate Homeopathic Physician

Certificate of Homeopathy France,       Osteopath DO France

License of Acupuncture

Certificate of Herbal Medicine

Certificate of Traditional Tibetan Medicine (IATTM-SKI)
B.Sc. (Hons) Biomathematics, Biochemistry

Julien (Rowan Health) is an experienced homeopath offering in-person appointments in Edinburgh  and online consultations worldwide.


He has a wide scientific and medical background (BSc(Hon) Biomathematics & Biochemistry, Osteopath DO Fr., Lic. Acupuncture, Lic. Tibetan medicine, Lic. Homeopathy, Dip. Homeopathy IACH) and has worked with the Olympic Committee and GPs in several countries.


Very much engaged in ensuring good practice and high quality treatments in alternative holistic medicine, he teaches in several organisations and works alongside Prof. Vithoulkas, Alternative Nobel Price holder, at the International Academy for Classical Homeopathy to train medical doctors worldwide.

If you want to know more on how homeopathy works you can click here, and if you would like to discuss your condition with Julien, don’t hesitate to get in touch: or 07534960293.

Colin Cunninghame BSc

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Colin began his professional training with The Shiatsu School Edinburgh in 2001, graduating in 2005.

He initially started learning Shiatsu at evening classes, prior to the professional training, where his interest in the subject grew even more.

Colin has worked professionally for over ten years, he works with a wide range of clients, treating issues from physical aches and pains to insomnia, anxiety and stress.

Laura Stevenson

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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Laura is an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Licensed Master NLP Practitioner and certified Life and Youth Coach and  offers a wide range of solutions to problems that we face in every day life.  She specialises in Weight Management and Confidence Building and was the first Edinburgh based Hypnotherapist to be licensed to practice HypnoBandin in 2009.                  


She is a member of the National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists, ANLP and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. She also has enhanced disclosure for youth work. Apart from working with Hawthorn Holistics, Laura also has a home office in Newtown St Boswells. Previously she has offered free sessions to assist with cancer care in one of Edinburghs Oncology Units and is currently investigating the possibility of offering something similar in the Borders.


Outside of work Laura is interested in spiritual development and enjoys walking, reading and attending author events. More information at or contact Laura at

Saskia Burnett

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  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling (Edinburgh College)

  • Post-Graduate Certificate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with distinction) from the    University of Aberdeen.

  • COSCA validated Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.

  • CRUSE Scotland - Specialist Course in Bereavement and Loss

  • I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical Framework for Good Practice



As a therapist, I firmly believe that each of us holds the answers to our own issues within. My role here is to help you recognise these and support you in working through them. I will aim to create a trusting counselling relationship throughout our sessions, where you can feel able to express your feelings in an empathic and accepting environment. Through this collaboration, our aim would be for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself,  in turn facilitating the change you are aspiring to achieve.

Over the years, I have worked in various settings, including Counselling Agencies, Charities, Employee Assistance Programme and in High Schools. My work has covered a diverse set of peoples issues, ranging from trauma, bereavement and addiction, to relationship issues or any other aspects of life which may have become a burden.

To get in touch please email:

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Linda Wyman Dip. Ed . M.S.T.A.T.

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Alexander Technique

Linda qualified as a teacher of the Alexander technique in 1991 and completed her post grad in New York. She is passionate about her work and how it can change lives for the better. Helping people to live with more ease, freedom of movement,  she teaches people  how to remove many of the causes underlying pain and discomfort. She has found the Alexander Technique to be one of the most life enhancing tools she has ever encountered.

Linda enjoys singing and walking, meditation and time with friends.


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Sheena Livingstone


Sports and Remedial Massage

Sheena is a Remedial Massage Therapist, with Diplomas in Advanced Remedial Massage, Sports Therapy, Sports and Remedial Massage, Swedish Massage and Indian Head Massage. She is a member of the Scottish Massage Therapists’ Organisation and has completed a Diploma in Manipulative Therapy with the Northern Institute of Massage.  In addition to working with the Hawthorn Holistic Therapies she has her own clinic in West Linton where she specialises in resolving musculoskeletal injuries, which includes problems with backs, necks, shoulders and knees.  She also heads the rehabilitation for Biggar Rugby Club.


In her spare time, Sheena is a keen hillwalker, sailor and chorister.

Anji Baker MA, HNC (Counselling), MNSC (Acc.)



Anji Baker's special interest in Pet Bereavement Counselling comes from having worked in small animal veterinary practice. She is a member of the National Counselling and provides a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental place for clients  to work though their own agenda at their own pace. Anji sees her role as accompanying clients through their darkest times, on the road to a  lighter mind and heart.


Anji also offers Positive Life Design, based on a quotation by Edward de Bono – "you can analyse the past, but you have to design the future". This way of working takes the starting point as being the here-and-now, with the focus on problem solving and developing options so that clients find ways of improving aspects of their lives and better managing the areas which cannot be transformed.


As a Bach Centre Registered Practitioner, Anji also works with clients using Bach Flower Remedies, a natural and effective form of comfort, support, and focus. Included in the consultation is a bespoke bottle  containing up to six remedies for clients to take between sessions.  Anji enjoys music, walking, reading, theatre, bellydancing, socialising and getting to the seaside whenever possible.

For further information about Anji visit her website.

Hazel Moffatt, DN Med, BSc (Hons)

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Nutritional Therapy, Tai Chi and Qigong

Hazel qualified in Nutritional Medicine from Thames Valley University and holds an Honours Degree in Chemistry. She strongly believes in both a scientific and holistic approach to health and enjoys keeping up to date with all the most recent nutritional and related scientific research. She is a member of several professional organisations including the Wholistic Nutritional Medicine Society and the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners.


Hazel has fourteen years experience teaching Tai Chi and Qigong to people of all ages and levels of fitness in a wide variety of different environments including Health Agencies, Hospitals, Health and Fitness Centres and is also available for Corporate Hire. She is internationally trained, having originally trained in Hong Kong and furthered her training in California.

In her free time Hazel enjoys walking, yoga, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Rogan Grant

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Clinical Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Relaxation, Nutritional Advise, Lifestyle Management

Rogan Grant is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master NLP practitioner and Nutritional Adviser. Rogan specialises in working with clients who are survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), the effects involved, and their carers.

A member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and a recognised Hypnotherapy supervisor; a member of the Scottish Hypnotherapy Foundation and registered with the Complimentary and Natural Health Council (CNHC), fully DBS and Declare Scotland registered. A Director of Positive Inspiration Natural Health CIC, working within the Edinburgh and Borders areas, Chair of the Borders Headway UK Group and Adult Instructor for the ACF.


Rogan uses a variety of therapies, from hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT, CBT to nutritional advice and sleep management, including relaxation models and mindfulness to assist in the issues of today. He has designed several courses and is CPD accredited.


For further information on therapies, courses and contact details go to: 

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