Initially email  giving brief details of your medical condition to enable us to put you in touch with the most appropriate therapist. Other than a means of reply, no personal contact details are required and all queries are regarded as confidential.

You will never receive an unsolicited communication. Home visits can be arranged if more appropriate and there is no fee for the initial appointment.

In inviting you to consider using our services it is important to stress that we are complementary therapists, not alternative. If you have doubts about Complementary & Alternative Medicines (CAMs), you will find this Link of value in understanding the differences and how they interact with mainstream medicine.

In making a decision as to whether to seek help, do not allow despair to be a barrier. The most common question asked is … ‘I have been diagnosed with a terminal condition – am I a lost cause‘?  The answer is … together we will shoot for the moon and if we miss you will still be among the stars.

Our approach is based on the belief that your brain has a greater capacity to heal itself than many doctors suspect – all it needs is help reactivating self-help protocols. Thus at Tonic we think many conditions diagnosed as inoperable or incurable by the NHS can be helped. We have no monopoly on the alternative options, with many exciting therapies being pioneered. Just one example is neuroplastic healing, which encompasses treatments such as the Bates and Feldenkrais Methods.

For those who criticise these new therapies for raising false hopes, we would say that false hope is the least of our patients’ problems. They should equally be concerned about false despair. While false hope and false despair are like evil twins, each doing harm, they are not identical twins. The harm done by false hope is serious but often transient, for if the treatment is ineffective, the patient is quickly brought back to cruel reality. But if a patient has a condition that might have been helped by one of these therapies, the damaged caused by a medic mistakenly telling a person nothing can be done, risks condemning that person to permanent loss of what would have been a fuller and longer life.

What a patient needs is not a champion of a particular treatment, but someone who is willing to question their prognosis and relentless explore all available options. We make no apology for being that champion.