Holistic Centre for Body, Mind & Spirit

The Right Path


Rekha is a client at Anam Cara and her story demonstrates our belief that as everyone’s situation is different, so the approach to tackling their problems should also be unique. At Anam Cara we have a wide range of therapists and practitioners, who work together to create the ideal path to recovery for every client.

Rekha has experienced many of the therapies available during a remarkable journey over the last year. She walked in full of anxiety, confusion and lack of direction – as well as skin complaints and other painful physical symptoms. Rekha says:

“I came to Anam Cara because I was feeling lost. I was 43 and running a successful business with my husband – in fact, I’d been working longer than I cared to remember. I perhaps didn’t realise just how hard I had been working – until I had been through the thorough Anam Cara Initial Mind, Body and Spirit Assessment.

Once I got started on my programme, I did a lot of talking and discovered I was holding a lot of grief, which completely made sense but I don’t think I’d ever have realised it on my own. I had been carrying around this grief and pain from a very young age and it was making itself known through physical symptoms.

As a result of my emotional and physical experiences I was guided to see Anam Cara’s acupuncturist, to deal with the pain in my back, shoulders and joints which I’d had for a while. I also had what I can only describe as the feeling of a ball of fire in my stomach. Within three or four acupuncture sessions the pain had gone and the ball of fire had too. I was taught how to breathe properly to take tension away –a gentle change but it made such a big difference. While I was seeing the acupuncturist, Sonia was also helping me to understand what I was actually experiencing – feelings I had never recognised before.

My ongoing work then revealed it was time to see the nutritionist. I’d always thought I ate well but now I know so much more. Food really is medicine. I still follow much of her advice especially cutting a lot of sugar out, which helped with everything from my skin conditions to my whole wellbeing.

Feeling ready to address a very challenging cleaning obsession, I coupled hypnotherapy with continued intense work with Sonia, while also carrying on with the acupuncture – a combination that truly worked wonders.

Now, I’m just living my life and enjoying my life. I know Anam Cara is there if I need it but really, I know now that all the answers are inside me if I just listen.”

At Anam Cara, the practitioners are both individual experts and also a unique team, where each knows the others’ work so we are confident in referring clients to other practitioners. The only goal is to give the client exactly the right integrated treatment programme they need at that time. Our clients are on an ever-changing, unfolding journey, so it’s vital we listen to the client and respond to their unique needs at every point along the way.

To us, the body, mind and feelings are all intricately linked. Often problems which stem from the mind can have physical consequences, and by working on the body, our practitioners are able to both ease those physical symptoms and unblock the route to greater fulfilment through working with the mind, feelings and spirit.

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Anam Cara’s clients value the skill and experience of our practitioners. We ask only experienced, perceptive and skilled practitioners to work with us.  This experience also helps the team maintain a strong objective perspective so that if they realise you would make better progress with another practitioner, then they will advise you accordingly. The only result we want to see is you walking out of our door, not needing us any more – and we don’t mind how you get there.