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Joanne Yannetta - BSc Physiotherapy


Clinic Manager, Physiotherapist and Skin & Laser Specialist

I have been working in the Therapeutic industry for almost 28 years. I started my career journey after completing the HND certificate in Business Management in the Beauty Industry in 1994 and have worked in well-renowned Health Spas in the UK and abroad. During this time, I was fortunate to train with some of the most renowned companies in the industry and trained with Eve Taylor herself – a product and treatment range that I have adopted for its Organic and animal cruelty free ethos.  I continued to broaden my professional knowledge, travelling to Thailand to study the art of Thai massage at the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai. Since 2015 I have completed a level 4 qualification in Laser Skin treatment – Hair removal, skin rejuvenation and thread vein treatment as well as training in Dermaplaning, Radio frequency and Non-surgical face lifting amongst others.
Having worked in the Beauty industry for 12yrs and becoming adept at recognising muscle imbalance and discourse in the body, my natural interest took the route towards Physiotherapy. In 2007 I completed the BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at the University of Teesside and shortly after I obtained my certification to practice Acupuncture. I have now been a qualified and practicing physiotherapist for 11 years, having spent 8 years working within the NHS. I am registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Health Professionals Council and British Acupuncture Association. 
In February 2013 launched Ashbrooke Therapies  and it has grown from strength to strength. My ethos has always been to have my clients at the heart of what I do and thus I have put extensive time and thought into the services I offer today. The emphasis being on offering a bespoke and personal service without compromise, meeting the health, aesthetic and spiritual needs of my valued clients.
Ashbrooke Therapies is unique in its brand, it has succeeded in blending the traditional health practice  and Aesthetic & beauty clinic into a multi-faceted and contemporary environment where the real needs and concerns of the client can be addressed in one setting….always forward thinking, fresh and exciting!

James Lawson - BSc Sports Science & Rehabilitation


Sports Rehabilitation Therapist, Sports Massage and Pre-match Preparation and Post-match Recovery

With an active interest in working with professional athletes, amateurs and those who engage in recreational sport and physical activity, my primary goal is to restore function , reduce pain and stiffness and return the individual to optimal sporting and physical health. 

I have a degree in sports rehabilitation and sports massage. My knowledge base not only enables me to provide understanding of your injury, but to impart management strategies that will support your return to sport safely and within the correct time frame based on the nature of your injury. My understanding of the healing processes ensure the advice I provide is sound, practical and preventative of secondary injury, which is common when full healing has not occurred.

My skills in sports massage also lend itself to providing general deep tissue massage to promote relaxation, reduce stress and elevate well being and health. If your preference is a firm massage then please don't hesitate to book and ask for James!


Dr Sarah Markham - D.Clinical.Psychology, BSc


Psychological Services - Assessment and Therapy

Ashbrooke Psychological Services (APS) provides independent psychological assessment and therapy as well as a broad range of ancillary services. It is led by Dr Sarah Markham, a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist (D.Clin.Psy, BSc) with over 10 years experience working in NHS psychological services.

I have experience working across the lifespan in a range of different settings and services including Adult Mental Health, Occupational Health, Physical Health Psychology, Older Adults Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Learning Disabilities and Adolescent Forensics. I have worked with diverse populations both in the North East of England and in the West Midlands and has experience working with a wide range of psychological difficulties including low mood, anxiety, OCD,  bereavement, relationship difficulties, personality issues, trauma, stress, body image issues, low self-esteem, self-harm, challenging behaviours, and adjustment to physical health conditions, chronic pain and sleep disorders. I continue to work in the NHS and provide   private psychological services on evenings and weekends. 



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