About

Paul and FrancesWe started our practice in 1988 as herbalists and moved to the present site in 1998. Since coming here we have been able to expand and fulfill our dream of having a dispensary open to the public that can give sound advice and respond immediately to people’s needs. All practitioners are fully trained and experienced in their medical disciplines.

Working in the community of a small town has been a rewarding experience. We often know our patients in different contexts and through other people, which gives a very rounded feel to the whole practice. Also working as part of a team, which is quite rare in the field of natural medicine, gives benefits to practitioners and the public because expertise is shared and this means greater availability of excellence. For simple health problems using over-the-counter natural medicines is now the first choice route for an increasingly aware public.

People at Hamblys

Paul Hambly
Acupuncturist
Paul works full-time in the clinic at Hamblys using acupuncture and herbal medicine. In 1991 he and his wife Frances co-wrote the book “Herbalism”, a guide to using herbal medicines for the lay person.
Frances Hambly
Medical Herbalist
Practising from Hamblys clinic, nutrition is a fundamental part of Frances’ practice. She also offers food intolerance and allergy testing using the Vegatest.
Frances gives prenatal advice on conception and offers pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care. In addition to her commitments as a practitioner,
Lucy Vertue
Medical Herbalist
Lucy has been practicing as a Medical Herbalist in Kent since 2000 and has since qualified as a Craniosacral Therapist, GAPS practitioner and Vega allergy tester.
She runs regular herb workshops and herb walks in Kent and has a herb group at Little World Herbs throughout the summer.
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Angela Mason
Massage Therapist
I have been practising as a full time qualified Massage Therapist in East Sussex and Kent since 1989, with regular clinics at Hambly’s since it’s inception.
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients and conditions, in particular, soft tissue problems of the shoulder and neck.
Phone: 0800 747 1393
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Kirsten Germann
Acupuncturist
Kirsten qualified as an acupuncturist in 1994 after attending a three-year full-time course at the International College of Oriental Medicine in East Grinstead, Sussex. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Kirsten offers courses of facial rejuvenation acupuncture in conjunction with Angela Mason’s facial treatments.
John Whitehead
Sports Massage
I offer relaxation, remedial and sports massage to those who need to unwind, play competitive sport and those who just play sport for fun. Massage can help those who suffer with soft tissue problems as a result of their work and give symptomatic relief to people with conditions that lead to muscle spasm and pain.
Yeli Williams
Medical Herbalist
Yeli is a medical herbalist and yoga teacher practicing in Hastings and Wadhurst. She offers herbal medicine consultations at Hamblys on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings. She has a BSc honors degree in Herbal Medicine, a MSc degree in Medical Immunology and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists. Her holistic person-centered approach to health encompasses herbs, relaxation and nutrition all of which is informed by science to produce safe and effective results, empowering her clients to take control of their own health and well-being.
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Claire Piper
Paediatric Osteopathy
Claire is in Wadhurst on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and at the Brook Health Centre in Crowborough on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please see www.intouchhealth.co.uk for more details and clinic times. Please email info@intouchhealth.co.uk or phone 07891 043497 to contact us with any queries.
Emily Scott-Russell
Acupuncturist
Emily Scott-Russell is a fully qualified and registered acupuncturist who completed a full-time four-year degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture as well as gaining a diploma in therapeutic massage. As a result of her degree, Emily discovered an interest in fertility and focused her final year dissertation on acupuncture in relation to fertility issues. Emily also holds an interest in anxiety conditions as well as other female matters.
Hege Lise Soholt
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Consellor
The counselling Hege provides is integrative, which means it draws from various models and can be tailored to the individual. In the main it recognises the importance of building a good relationship so that clients can feel safe enough to talk about or creatively explore the issues that have brought them to therapy.
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Venetia Minns
Art Psychotherapist
As an integrative arts psychotherapist I specialise in individual and group work where the issues are deep and words may not be enough.
Therapy can provide a safe place where you can tell your story, explore the things that you are finding difficult at the moment, and have the experience of really being heard by another person. When it is difficult to put problems into words, using art materials can be of great help.
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